Month: March 2006

President’s Report

From the Desk of the President Colleagues, As 2006 begins, my thoughts have turned to reflections about where the SIVB has been coming from and where we are going. Partly, the season of New Year’s resolutions and planning for the upcoming calendar year are responsible, but in addition I’m now in the last months of my 2-year stint as SIVB President (read lame duck). Key accomplishments of the present Board’s tenure would be: (1) launch of the education initiative and infusion of renewed student participation; (2) introduction of tight budget management, fundraising initiatives, and expenditure controls that in combination...

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NSF Presidential Award

Sarwan Dhir Wins 2005 Presidential Award   On November 16, 2005, the White House announced the recipients of the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)–a program supported and administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each award includes a $10,000 grant for continued mentoring work. SIVB member, Dr. Sarwan Dhir of Fort Valley State University, was one of the recipients of this prestigious award. Since 2001, Dr. Dhir has hosted an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Biotechnology benefiting ten students per year. Dhir’s mentoring has emphasized support of independent research, self-confidence...

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Elections

Report of the Nominating Committee The results of the 2006 – 2008 election are complete. All members were all sent a paper ballot and received instructions on how to vote. SIVB Officers and Commitee Chairs:: President Elect: Todd Jones Vice President: John Harbell Secretary: Nancy Reichert Treasurer: Richard Heller Past President: David Altman Member-at-Large: Daniel Brown Member-at-Large: Guy Smagghe Publications Chair: Michael Horn Public Policy Chair: Pam Weathers Awards Chair: Mary Ann Lila Education Chair: Elizabeth Roemer Constitutions and Bylaws Chair: Janice Demetrulias Nominating Committee Chair David Altman Cellular Toxicology/Vertebrate Section Officers: Chair: David Jayme Vice Chair: Lia Campbell...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2006! Charles Myers, Medical College of Wisconsin Richard Carroll, University of Pennsylvania Joseph Bango, Connecticut Analytical Corporation Khin Kyaw, Southern Polytechnic State...

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Journal Highlights

A Novel Composite Scaffold for Cardiac Tissue Engineering Heart muscle or myocardium does not have ability to regenerate after injury. As a result, heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. One approach to treating injured myocardium involves tissue engineering of a functional substitute of the native tissue, in form of a synchronously contractile patch that can be implanted onto the heart and help restore normal contractile function. In our studies, cells obtained from the hearts of neonatal rats were cultured on a biomaterial scaffold using a bioreactor. In future clinical applications, human stem cells can...

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  • President’s Report

    President's ReportThis is the time to finalize plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The scientific program is complete and the social activities ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

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  • Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

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  • Journal Highlights

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  • 2018 Annual Report

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  • Member News

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  • New Members

    New Members SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Janetsy Borroto, Florida Crystals Corp Della Fetzer, Walter Gardens, LLC Terrence Frett, Sun World Innovations Jeff Habig, J. R. Simplot Company Brian M. Hauge, ...
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