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    Message from the President

    Armand A. Krikorian, MD, FACE, AFMR President
    Armand Krikorian
    AFMR President
    The leadership of the AFMR encourages you to submit your abstracts and attend our 2017 Regional Meetings for a great networking opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Western Medical Research Conference - January 26-28, 2017 in Carmel, CA
    The AFMR Western Section Council invites you to submit your abstract! The deadline to submit is Friday, September 30, 2016.

    Southern Regional Meeting Date Changed – NOW February 11-13, 2017 (Saturday-Monday) in New Orleans, LA!
    The AFMR Southern Section Council invites you to submit your abstract and register today! The deadline to submit is Friday, October 7, 2016.

    AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting - NOW April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC
    The AFMR Eastern Section Council invites you to submit your abstract today! The deadline to submit is Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Registration for the Eastern Regional Meeting will open October 17.

    2016 Meeting Abstracts in JIM
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    Letter from the Editor

    Michael J. McPhaul, MD, Editor
    Dear Colleagues,

    To help further your research, we are reaching out to encourage you to publish your case reports in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports, an Open Access journal from the AFMR, and published by SAGE.

    The AFMR is committed to enhancing the training and career development of its members, as well as to furthering its mission to facilitate the conduct of research to improve medical care. The publication of high quality case reports represents a critical element of investigative medical science and is an important avenue for career development. To facilitate this process, the AFMR established the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. Should you choose to become an AFMR member, you would receive a 50% discount on the fee to publish your case report in the journal.

    I invite you to use the online submission site to submit or to learn more about the publication and review the instructions for authors. The Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports is indexed on PubMed Central. If you have any questions about submitting, please contact the National Office for assistance, at


    Michael J. McPhaul, MD

    Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians (PISA) 2016
    The AFMR has been invited to participate as a Guest Society at the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) meeting, PISA 2016: Breakthroughs in Biology: From Underlying Pathogenesis to Translational Medicine at the Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Houston Marriott Medical Center, October 20-22, 2016 in Houston, TX. Scientific sessions will focus on the fields of immunity/inflammation, mucosal pathobiology, cell-cell communications in cancer, and microbiome & disease. View the scientific program!

    JIM IF Announcement

    Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM)
    The AFMR is pleased to announce the recently released, 2015 Impact Factor (IF) of 2.085 for the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM). The IF for JIM has consistently increased over the past 3 years and is at a 10 year high. "Impact Factor" is a key measure of a scientific journal's performance, reflecting the number of citations over the course of 2 years. This milestone for JIM is a testament to the dedicated work of the editorial board, which includes Drs. Michael J. McPhaul (Editor-in-Chief), Gloria L. Vega, Don C. Rockey, Robert T. Means, and Marco Marcelli. This team selects high quality, original manuscripts of current interest to the large community of physician scientists and medical researchers. JIM showcases the latest basic, clinical and translational research in a multidisciplinary forum. It is unique by publishing biomedical advances, as well as changes affecting the clinical research community, including abstracts from the AFMR's 4 Regional Meetings. This is consistent with AFMR's mission to develop and mentor tomorrow's leaders in medical research. JIM was introduced in 1997 and is currently published by BMJ, offering 8 issues per year.

    National Research Mentoring Network Grantwriting Opportunity
    National Research Mentoring Network Grantwriting Opportunity
    Hone your grantwriting skills and gain insight into the process of submitting an NIH research grant proposal by participating as an NRMN GUMSHOE trainee!

    Learn more about this opportunity.

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    Translational Science 2016
    ACTS, AFMR, and CRF Jointly Host Successful
    Translational Science Annual Meeting

    AFMR Welcomes Rupal Mehta, MD to the Midwestern Council

    Dr. Mehta
    Dr. Mehta
    Dr. Armand Krikorian, AFMR President and Past-Chair of the Midwestern Council, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupal Mehta, MD. Dr. Mehta is a nephrologist from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. We look forward to her fresh ideas and future contributions to the Federation.

    Congratulations to the Newly Elected AFMR Leaders

    National Council
    Florence Rothenberg, MS, MD, FACC Florence Rothenberg, MS, MD, FACC
    Michael Schivo, MD, MAS Michael Schivo, MD, MAS
    Vice President of Meetings and Programs
    Cherry Wongtrakool, MD Cherry Wongtrakool, MD
    Assistant Vice President of Meetings and Programs
    Eastern Council
    Allison Reiss, MD Allison Reiss, MD
    Mark Stecker, MD Mark Stecker, MD
    Akankasha Tiwari, MD Akankasha Tiwari, MD
    Peter Wiernik, MD Peter Wiernik, MD
    Midwestern Council
    Dawn Davis, MD, PhD Dawn Davis, MD, PhD
    Joumana Chaiban, MD Joumana Chaiban, MD

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    Join the AFMR!
    An online membership application is now available!

    Benefits of membership include:
    • Subscription to the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM)
    • Discounted fees to publish in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
    • Eligibility to apply for AFMR Foundation awards
    • Ability to participate on AFMR councils, committees, and FASEB activities
    • Discounted registration rates at AFMR national and regional meetings
    Apply today!

    The AFMR welcomes its Institutional Members:

    • Lutheran Medical Center
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Oregon Health & Science University
    • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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    • University of California, Davis
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center
    For more information on your institution becoming a member, visit the Membership Page.

    Honorary Membership
    The AFMR is pleased to announce a new membership category for Honorary Membership. Honorary Members shall be former presidents of the AFMR or professionals in any field related to medicine who have displayed all of the following: (1) excellence in medical education, including research/clinical, translational or basic science, (2) performed service to the AFMR and (3) have acted as mentors. Honorary members will be eligible to serve on committees but not hold officer positions. Honorary members shall not pay dues. A letter of application requesting honorary membership must be accompanied by the candidate’s CV and a letter from an Active or Senior member of the AFMR that describes the candidate’s ethical, professional, and personal qualifications, including documentation of mentoring. Submit your nomination today,!

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    PISA 2016
    October 20-22, 2016
    Houston, Texas

    Western Medical Research Conference (WMRC)
    (formerly known as the
    Western Regional Meeting)

    January 26-28, 2017
    Carmel, California

    Southern Regional Meeting
    February 11-13, 2017
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Eastern Regional Meeting
    April 18, 2017
    Washington, DC

    Translational Science
    April 18-21, 2017
    Washington, DC

    Midwestern Regional Meeting
    April 20-21, 2017
    Chicago, Illinois

    Experimental Biology
    EB 2017
    April 22 - 26, 2017
    Chicago, Illinois