Keystone Symposia Diversity Life Sciences Programs E-Newsletter
DLSP Director's Corner
March 2016 ushered in another horrific event in Belgium that reminds us of the constant shadow of terror that hovers just at the edge of our consciousness. I was struck by commentary from some of our most popular news anchors...
Jamaine Davis (KSF Class of 2015) is an assistant professor at Meharry Medical College and is currently conducting research on breast cancer. Jamaine's Keystone Symposia mentor is Dr. Ian Wilson at The Scripps Research Institute. In March 2016, Jamaine presented his research at Scripps as part of professional development training he is receiving through the American Society for Cell Biology's Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) program. Jamaine is also part of the Keystone Symposia's Health Disparities Working Group on Cancer.
Each year, the DLSP Director selects two competitive UR trainees at the graduate and postdoctoral levels who attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists (ABRCMS) to share their poster research at a Keystone Symposia conference. Our 2015 Keystone Symposia ABRCMS scholars are Ms. Danyeal Heckard, Meharry Medical College (neuroscience) and Mr. Timothy “Ayo” Adesanya, The Ohio State University (cardiovascular diseases). They will be able to use their awards for attendance at a 2016 or 2017 Keystone Symposia conference. Congratulations to both winners!
The first Annual Andy Robertson Lecture will be held at the June 2016 SAB meeting. This Lecture will be hosted by a UR senior scientist who has been acknowledged by his or her peers (the DAC committee) to be a strong scientist and mentor, particularly to UR trainees. We had an excellent national pool of scientists from which to select and are pleased to announce that the first Annual Andy Robertson Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Laina King, the first Keystone Symposia DLSP Director. Her bio and photo are below. We look forward to hearing her talk in June!