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Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Travel Award

Dr. Dani Zander, MacKenzie Chair and Professor of Pathology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and current President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and her husband, Dr. Erik Zander, Adjunct Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, provided a substantial gift to the ASIP in late 2019 to establish the Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Travel Award. Dr. Zander has been a member of the ASIP since 1998 and has served in many capacities within the Society, including as Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee from 2013-2016, prior to joining the Presidential succession as Vice President in 2017, and as a long-time member of the ASIP Council. Dr. Zander’s service to the ASIP includes current or past membership on many/most ASIP Committees, including the Program Committee, the Committee for Career Development and Diversity, Nominating Committee, Publications Committee, Education Committee, Membership Committee, and the Meritorious Awards Committee (and she Chaired some of these during her service). In addition, Dr. Zander is Co-Chair of the Pulmonary Pathology Scientific Interest Group. Dr. Erik Zander is also well-known to the ASIP as he frequently attends the ASIP Annual Meeting and participates in our functions. Their gift to the ASIP in establishing this award reflects their commitment to the professional cultivation and nurturing of the careers of young academic faculty members working in the larger field of pathobiology research. The Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Travel Award will provide support for one or two young faculty members each year to attend ASIP Scientific Meetings. The first Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Awardee will be recognized at the ASIP Annual Meeting in April during Experimental Biology 2020 in San Diego, CA.

About the Award

The Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Travel Award is offered to promote the participation of early-career independent investigators in ASIP scientific meetings and conferences. The award recognizes outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as young faculty at institutions around the world. Candidates for the award must submit an abstract to present at an ASIP scientific meeting. Awardees are selected by a special subcommittee of the ASIP Program Committee on the basis of early-career productivity and the scientific merit of the submitted abstract. The Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Travel Award provides a stipend of $1,000 to successful awardees to cover travel, lodging, and other expenses associated with attendance at an ASIP scientific meeting.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Candidates for the award must be an ASIP Regular of Next-Generation Scientist Member in good standing at the time of application submission and through the dates of the meeting.
  • Candidates for the award must have completed a professional degree (PhD, MD, MBBS, DO, DVM, or equivalent), be in their first faculty appointment, and be within 7 years of the first faculty appointment at the time of application.
  • Candidates for the award must submit an abstract to an ASIP Topic Category by the established deadline for a given meeting.
  • The award applicant should be a co-author, but does NOT need to be the first author, of the submitted abstract.
  • Candidates for the award must register for the ASIP scientific meeting by the established deadline for awardees.
  • Awardees are required to attend the conference and be present at the ASIP Business Meeting and/or Awards Presentation. The travel award is subject to cancellation if the awardee is not present and/or does not verify attendance during the meeting.