Month: March 2007

President’s Report

As I previously stated, the major goal of my administration is membership growth and retention. Having excellent scientific sessions and education programs and free student registration at our annual meetings have certainly slowed membership loss, but have not reversed the trend. Student retention of membership after their initial attendance has been poor. The Board of Directors and the Education Subcommittee have made the development of programs to stimulate students and other young members to continue their membership and become actively involved in the Society their goal. Todd Jones, President-elect, has made student initiatives a major goal of his Long...

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Keynote Speaker

Astronaut Dr. David Wolf is Keynote Speaker at the 2007 SIVB Meeting The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that American astronaut, Dr. David A. Wolf, will be the keynote speaker at the 2007 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Indianapolis, IN (June 9-13, 2007). Dr. Wolf will be speaking on “Space Bioreactor for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Applications.” Dr. Wolf, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1978, and an M.D. degree from Indiana University in 1982. While attending Purdue University, he developed new techniques for doppler signal...

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Conger Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award The Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious award presented by the SIVB to unique individuals who have contributed significantly to and developed novel technologies in the field of in vitro biology. It was presented by the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) to two scientists at the 2006 In Vitro Biology meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The recipients of this prestigious award were Bob Conger, who was nominated by David Songstad, and Wei-Shou Hu, who was nominated by David Jayme. Articles featuring each Lifetime Achievement Award winner are presented in separate issues of...

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SIVB Fellow Awards

Nancy A. Reichert Elected Fellow The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. Information on additional award winners was provided in the October – December issue of the In Vitro Report. Nancy’s research at Mississippi State University (MSU) has been to develop organogenic regeneration procedures for plant species unproven in regeneration or whose regeneration procedures were primarily somatic embryogenic. The plant...

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Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to those, selected by the SIVB President, who have demonstrated and given extra effort in support of the SIVB programs and endeavors. These are the people who make SIVB what it is – they are the ones who give countless hours of their time and extreme efforts to make things happen without people like them our society would not exist. At the 2006 meetings, President David Altman presented David Songstad, Nancy Reichert, and Delia Bethell with the Distinguished Service Award at the Keynote Session of the 2006 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Minneapolis,...

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