For Trainees & Residents



The Society for Investigative Dermatology is committed to fostering the careers of the next generation of scientists. We believe that the future of academic dermatology research rests on the shoulders of young investigators and we encourage them to engage with the SID by attending our preeminent dermatologic educational conferences and meetings. With this purpose in mind, the SID created the PhD Retreat for Future Investigators and the Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians.


Call for Nominations! 2015 SID PhD RETREAT FOR FUTURE INVESTIGATORS 

The SID PhD Retreat for Future Investigators is designed to provide PhDs in training, or pursuing a post doc fellowship, with an overview of different pathways available to a PhD interested in dermatologic research. The novel program will features special emphasis on grants and grant writing, as well as establishing a niche that will provide solid footing on today’s research career path.

This by-nomination and selection-only Retreat will take place in conjunction with the SID 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta May 6-9, and is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and 7:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 6.This Retreat complements the SID Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians, including some joint, interactive sessions.

Candidate Profile

Nominees will be in a PhD training program, or have a PhD or MD degree and currently enrolled in a post-graduate research fellowship directed towards pursuing a non-clinical career with a focus in skin biology.

Nominee Criteria
We request that Department Chairs/Program Directors nominate trainees who meet eligibility criteria.
Note: One of the goals of the Retreat is to achieve institutional diversity and introduce attendees to those from other programs. Therefore, we favor limiting attendance to only one candidate per institution. (This is dependent on the total number of applications received.)
• The typical candidate is a 
graduate student or post-doctoral fellow interested in pursuing a career in research in Academia, Industry, or Government setting without clinical duties.
• Applicants must submit an abstract to the SID Annual Meeting.

Selection Process
The PhD Retreat Program Organizing Committee will review submitted candidate materials. The SID will support approximately 20 participants. Support includes one night of hotel accommodation at the headquarter hotel and meals included in the program.

Application Materials (Format: Word and/or PDF Document)
• Candidate’s curriculum vitae (please limit to 2 pages).
• Letter of interest from the candidate describing their research interests, and goals upon completion of training or post doc fellowship.
• Letter from the Lab Director/PI describing candidate’s research potential.

Application Materials Submission
Debbie Kovacs, SID Association Services Manager
Email: kovacs@sidnet.org

OR

Mailing Address:
SID
ATTN: Debbie Kovacs, SID Association Services Manager
526 Superior Avenue E. #540
Cleveland, OH 44114

Deadline
All nomination/application materials must be received in the SID Office by Friday, January 23, 2015.

Questions? Contact Debbie Kovacs at 216.579.9300 x304

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Call for Nominations! 2015 SID DERMATOLOGY RESIDENT RETREAT FOR FUTURE ACADEMICIANS
The Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians is designed to facilitate new pathways for interested Dermatology residents to pursue a career in dermatologic research, providing Dermatology Residents (individuals with an MD or MD/PhD) with the tools to create a successful and sustainable career in research. 

This by-nomination and selection-only Retreat will take place in conjunction with the SID 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta May 6-9, and is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and 7:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 6.This Retreat complements the SID Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians, including some joint, interactive sessions.


Candidate Profile
Nominees will have an MD or MD/PhD degree and currently enrolled in a US Dermatology Residency program. 

* The ideal candidate is generally a first or second-year Dermatology resident, or a post-doctoral fellow who are thought of as good candidates for research or academic careers.
** Applicants must submit an abstract to the SID Annual Meeting.
* Departments nominating multiple candidates must rank in order of preference the resident best suited for the program (if nominating more than one resident). If more than one resident is selected from the same institution to attend, the department is expected to pay all costs, including transportation, lodging and meals, associated with their attendance.
 
**Note: The SID is aware that first-year students may not have had the opportunity yet to engage in completed research that would serve as the basis for an abstract; therefore, in lieu of an abstract submitted to the 2015 Annual Meeting, an enhanced, one-two paragraph abstract-like Letter of Interest (LOI) containing their research vision will also be accepted.

Selection Process
The Resident Retreat Program Organizing Committee will review submitted candidate materials. Departments must agree to pay for transportation to and from the Retreat. The SID will support approximately 30 participants. Support includes one night of hotel accommodation at the headquarter hotel and meals included in the program.
 
Application Materials (Format: Word and/or PDF Documents)
1. Letter from the Chair/Program Director describing candidate's potential to be a physician-scientist or academician.
2. Candidate's curriculum vitae (please limit to 2 pages).
*3.LOI from the candidate describing their research interests and goals upon completion of residency training.
*Note: If the applicant is not submitting an abstract to the 2015 Annual Meeting they must submit an enhanced, one-two paragraph abstract-like LOI containing their research vision.

Application Materials Submission
Debbie Kovacs, SID Association Services Manager
Email: kovacs@sidnet.org

OR

Mailing Address:
SID
ATTN: Debbie Kovacs, SID Association Services Manager
526 Superior Avenue E. #540
Cleveland, OH 44114

Deadline
All nomination/application materials must be received in the SID Office by Friday, January 23, 2015.

Questions? Contact Debbie Kovacs at 216.579.9300 x304


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