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Committee on Mentoring and Career Development

The mission of the Committee on Mentoring and Career Development is to provide mentoring and career development sessions and services to ASPET members, especially the young scientists.

Charge:

  • Organize and execute the Graduate Student/Postdoc Colloquium on career development topics at the annual meeting;
  • Establish and maintain a mentoring program for ASPET’s young scientists;
  • Plan and participate in the Diversity Mentoring Breakfast at the EB meeting;
  • Oversee judging for  the minority graduate student posters at EB for the Dolores Shockley Award;
  • Nominate women and minorities for major ASPET and FASEB awards;
  • Organize the WIP Networking Walk at EB; and
  • Plan other career development and mentoring activities at the annual meeting as appropriate.

Composition:

Susan L. Ingram, Chair (06/30/2015)
Lawrence P. Carter (06/30/2016)
Helmut Gottlieb (06/30/2015)
Ann T. Hanna-Mitchell (06/30/2015)
Eileen J. Kennedy (06/30/2015)
Myron L. Toews (06/30/2015)
Girish R. Chopda, Student Representative (06/30/2015)
Ashley N. Guillory, Student Representative (06/30/2016)
Remy L. Brim, Postdoctoral Representative (06/30/2015)
Uyen B. Chu, Postdoctoral Representative (06/30/2015)
Judith Siuciak, Staff Liaison 


 

Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award
Minority Travel Awards
Past Travel Award Winners
Graduate Student Colloquia 

Fernando Moura - Winner of the 2014 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award

Fernando MouraFernando Moura of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio was the winner of the 2014 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award at the EB '14 meeting in San Diego, CA for his abstract entitled, "'Differential Generalization Among Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists in Nicotine, Varenicline, and Epibatidine Discriminations in Mice."


 

Antentor Hinton, Jr. - Winner of the 2013 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award

Antentor Hinton, Jr.Antentor O. Hinton, Jr. of the Baylor College of Medicine was the winner of the 2013 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award at the EB '13 meeting in Boston, MA for his abstract entitled, "Estrogen-responsive neurons in the medial amygdala prevent stress-induced hypertension."


 

Joanne L. Peterson - Winner of the 2012 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award

/uploadedImages/About_ASPET/Governance_-_Committees/Joanne Peterson (Cropped).JPGJoanne L. Peterson of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center was the winner of the 2012 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award at the EB '12 meeting in San Diego, CA for her abstract entitled, “The molecular mechanism of betacellulin induced corneal epithelial wound healing.” 

 

 

Carlos Monroy - Winner of the 2011 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award

/uploadedImages/About_ASPET/Governance_-_Committees/Carlos Monroy Dolores E Shockley 2011.jpgCarlos Monroy of the University of Iowa was the winner of the 2011 Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award at the EB '11 meeting in Washington, DC for his abstract entitled, "Endogenous modification of RGS4 during oxidative stress."




Dr. Shockley was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in pharmacology and the first black woman appointed to chair a pharmacology department in the U.S.  In 2009, Dr. Shockley received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Purdue University.   Read more about Dr. Shockley.

The Dolores C. Shockley Best Abstract Award will be given annually to a Minority Graduate Student Travel Award winner who presents the best poster.

 

Travel Awards

Minority Graduate Student Travel Awards to 2011 EB Meeting  

Andrea Boyd Tressler, Dept. of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University
Paula Brock, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
Isabel Canto, Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ of California-San Diego
Alejandra Chavez, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tyechia Culmer, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rheaclare Fraser, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Michigan
Ashley Guillory, Dept. of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
Stephanie Mathews, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Univ of Louisville
Marie McGee,  Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, East Carolina University
Carlos Monroy, Dept. of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, University of Iowa

Minority Young Scientist Travel Awards to 2011 EB Meeting  

Rayna Bauzo, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Eileen Kennedy, Dept. of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, University of Georgia

 

Past Travel Award Winners

EB 2010

Dolores C. Shockley Travel Award Winner
Debra A. Cooper, Emory Univ.

Graduate Students
Angela P. Burgess, Univ. of Toleda
Rowena Campbell, Univ. of Arizona
Debra A. Cooper, Emory Univ.
Carolyn A. Kitchens, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Katherine M. Serafin, American Univ.

Young Scientists
Corina Jimez-Gomez, Univ. of Michigan
Ya Fatou Nje-Mybe, Texas Southern Univ.
Keshari Thakali, UAMS

EB 2009

Graduate Students
Monica Arnold, University of California-Irving 
Jacob Garza, University of Texas
Jennifer King, Meharry Medical College
Carolyn Kitchens, University of Pittsburgh
Victor Lima, Medical College of Georgia
Veronica Mackey, Meharry Medical College
Amanda Obaidat, University of Kansas Medical Center
Uade Olaghere Da Silva, Vanderbilt University
Inimary Toby, Ohio State University

Young Scientists
Adebowale Adebiyi, University of Tennessee HSC
Audea Elizabeth Linder, Michigan State University
Keshari Thakali, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

EB 2008

Graduate Students
Taiese Bingham, New York University School of Medicine
Davelene Israel, University of Arizona
Veronica Mackey, Meharry Medical College
Natavia Middleton, University of South Alabama
Marjelo Mines, Meharry Medical College
Uade Olaghere Da Silva, Vanderbilt University
Alexis Simpkins, Medical College of Georgia
Shala Thomas, Emory University
Melissa Torres-Altoro, Purdue University
Hui Zheng, University of Minnesota

Young Scientists
Aurea Elizabeth Linder, Michigan State University
Claudia Moya, University of California, Santa Barbara
Keshari Thakali, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ann Tobin, Medical College of Wisconsin

EB 2007

Graduate Students
Rayna Bauzo, Emory University
Efrain Garcia, Vanderbilt University
Fernanda Regina Casagrande Giachini, Medical College of Georgia
Porche' D. Kirkland, Emory University
Tracie Locklear, University of Illinois at Chicago
Marcelo de Avilez Rocha, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dania V Rossi, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Inimary Toby, The Ohio State University
Melissa I Torres-Altoro, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Nichelle Chantil Whitlock, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Young Scientists
Aurea Elizabeth Linder, Michigan State University
Ann A. Tobin, Medical College of Wisconsin
I. Jovan Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

EB 2006

Graduate Students
Jazmin I. Acosta, Arizona State University
Marcelo Rocha, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch
Tatiana Sousa Cunha, Wright State University
Natavia Middleton, University of South Alabama
Isabel Arrillaga-Romany, Tufts University
Rayna M. Bauzo, Emory University

Young Scientists
Aurea Elizabeth Linder, Medical College of Georgia
Raudel Sandoval, University of Illinois at Chicago

EB 2005

Graduate Students
Mary Lolis Garcia Cazarin, University of Kentucky
Michael D. Davis, University of Virginia
John H. Dubinion Jr., University of Pittsburgh
Alejandro Dunnick, Medical University of South Carolina
Chris Evelyn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Demian F. Obregon, Tulane University Health Science Center
Bladimir J. Ovando, University of Buffalo
Oné R. Pagan, Cornell University
Lorraine Nn Sunday, University of California-Irvine
Okechukwu T. Ukairo, Duquesne University

Young Scientists
Marcus Delatte, McLean Hosp/Harvard Med School
Rayna J. Gonzales, UCI
Anjelica L. Gonzalez, Baylor College of Medicine
Aurea Elizabeth Linder, Medical College of Georgia
Terrilyn A. Richardson, Emory Univ

EB 2004

Graduate Students
Marcus Delatte, LSU Health Sciences Center
Efrain Garcia, Vanderbilt University
Demion Obrigon, Tulane University
Alex Pérez-Rivera, Michigan State University
Janelle Saulter, UNC

Young Scientists
Chantal Rivera, Baylor University
Rayna Gonzalez, UC-Irvine

EB 2003

Graduate Students
Adepero Adewale, St. Louis University
Veroniqe Guillemard, McGill University
Renee Hayslett, Howard University
Lisa Montoya, Emory University
Gustavo Rodriguez, Purdue University

Young Scientists
Moisés Rivera-Bermúdez, Northwestern University

EB 2002

Graduate Students
Marco Bennett, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Jason Biggs, University of Utah
Joseph DeSoto, Howard University
Kamisha Johnson-Davis, University of Utah
Antonie Rice, University of Kansas
Veronica Sandoval, University of Utah
Kennie Shepherd, Florida A&M University
Khandra Tyler, Howard University
Conwin Vanterpool, Loma Linda University
Michelle Walker, Florida A&M University

Young Scientists
Guy Jean Louis LaGaud, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Catherine Opere, Creighton University
Moisés Rivera-Bermúdez, Northwestern University
Javier Eduardo Stern, Wright State University

EB 2001

Graduate Students
Adepero Adewale, St. Louis Univeristy
Harriet Kamendi, Howard University
Angela LeDay, Creighton University
Jane Reuben, Florida A&M University
Nancy Sevieux, LSU Health Sciences Center

Young Scientists
Richard De La Garza, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lincoln Edwards, Case Western Reserve University
Elmi Tibaduiza, New England Medical Center
Gonzalo Torres, Duke University

Graduate Student Colloquia 

2010 - Leadership:  Skills, Styles and Self-awareness
Chair:  Sue Bausch and Meera Sridharan

2009 - Mentoring:  It Goes Both Ways
  Chair:  Sarah H. Lindsey 

2008 - Learning from the Past -  Training for the Future
  Chairs:  Lynn Crespo and Tarik Smith

2007 - PharmaPhair:  A Career Fair
  Chair:  Stephanie Watts 

2006 - Pointers for Getting Your Point Across
  Chairs:  Edward Bilsky and Myron Toews  

2005 - Drug Development at the Edge:  What Every Pharmacologist Should Know About Intellectural Property, Licensing, Startups and Venture Capital
Chair:  Edward Bilsky 

2004 - Preserving and Promoting Our Discipline:  A Workshop Emphasizing Pharmacology Student Participation
Chairs:  Myron Toews and Stephanie Watt 

2003 - Practical Tips for Success in Graduate Pharmacology Program and Beyond
Chair:  Richard de la Garza 

2002 - Taking the Next Step:  Finding a Postdoctoral Position in Today's Diverse Workplace
Chair:  Stephanie Watts 

2001 - New Era in Academic and Industrial Partnership in Basic and Applied Research and Funding the Modern Laboratory
Chair:  Jerry Buccafusco 

2000 - The Savvy Postdoctoral Fellow:  Training, Networking and Opportunities in the International Community
Chair:  Jerry Buccafusco 

1999 - Career Opportunities for Pharmacologists and Other Biological Scientists in Major Government Agencies
Chairs:  George Stancel and Jerry Buccafusco  

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