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SAVE THE DATE: NCASM Spring 2014 Meeting, March 7 & 8, 2014:
MESSAGE FROM NCASM PRESIDENT:
Dear colleagues and NCASM members,
I would like to begin my new term as President of the Northern California branch of the American Society for Microbiology by thanking all of you for your continued support. Our recent meeting held at Santa Clara University on October 26th was a huge success. A full day workshop in Mycology presented by Dr. Davise Larone was attended by overwhelming numbers. Comments on the evaluation forms included “Outstanding, Great, Excellent, Very informative hand out" to name a few.
We have a new panel of officers on the executive board and additional members on the Program Planning Committee. We have read your constructive comments and suggestions regarding the venue and planning of future meetings. Your opinion counts and we promise to work towards bringing expert speakers, topics, and comfort to attendees in our future meetings. This organization is run completely by dedicated volunteers and I wish to thank each one of them and my fellow NCASM members for attending and contributing to discussions.
Please take a moment to get familiar with the new look of our website. Feel free to contact any officer if you have any suggestions or questions. Some of you have expressed interest in getting involved with NCASM, especially in the area of Education when you submitted your registration for the fall workshop. We will contact you as soon as possible.
We are planning an exciting and diverse educational event for the Spring meeting to be held on March 7th and 8th, 2014 at The Hilton in Pleasanton. Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you there.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!
President - NCASM
NCASM Election Results:
NCASM is a non-profit organization run completely by member volunteers. On odd numbered years (i.e. 2013) NCASM holds an election to select officers for the next 2 years. Results of the election are as follows:
President: Manjula Mudambi, Education Coordinator, Stanford
Vice President: Jennifer Kyle, Eureka Genomics
Treasurer: Barbara Haller, Chief of Microbiology, UCSF
Secretary: Katya Polovina, UCSF Dept Microbiology
Councilor: Mir Noorbash, Microbiology, Valley Care Health System
Alternate Councilor: Susan Munro, Antimicrobial Consultant
Thank you to all who ran for these offices. NCASM is able to maintain excellence because of volunteers such as these. Visit the Officer Webpage to get to know these folks better.
Announcements (October 2013):
Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM
New Job Postings (July 11, 2013)
New Web address for NCASM: http://www.asmbranches.org/brcano/index.html
ASM has set up a new server for branch websites. Please note our new web address and bookmark it on your web browser.
Corporate Sustaining Members
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