Biophysical Society Bulletin | September 2018

September 2018

T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y

2018 Election Results The Biophysical Society members elected Catherine A. Royer , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to the office of Presi- dent-Elect in this year’s elections. She will assume that office at the Business Meeting that will be held at the 2019 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, March 2-6, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. She will begin her term as President in February 2020. Erin Sheets , University of Minnesota Duluth was elected Secretary. Her four-year term will begin July 1, 2019. Members elected to Council are Michelle Digman , University of California, Irvine; Marta Filizola , Icahn School of Medi- cine at Mount Sinai; Joseph A. Mindell , National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH; and Anna Moroni , University of Milan, Italy. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning on March 5, 2019.

Catherine D. Royer

Erin D. Sheets

Inside Biophysicist in Profile

Michelle Digman

Marta Filizola

Joseph A. Mindell

Anna Moroni

The Society is indebted to all the excellent candidates who agreed to run for these positions. Thank you to all members who participated in the election by voting.

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BPS Executive Officer, Ro Kampman Announces Her Retirement Ro Kampman , the Executive Officer of the Biophysical Society since 1998, has an- nounced her retirement effective December 31, 2018. A search committee evaluated three competitive proposals from executive search firms and has selected Sterling Martin Associates to identify suitable candidates for the position. Kampman began her tenure as Executive Director on January 1, 1998. She came to the Society from the American Society of Cell Biology where she was the Director of Operations and Publications. At the time she was hired, then president Ken Dill referred to it as “…the beginning of a new era.” He wrote in the newsletter “…our administration and finances are being modernized. …In the short time she has been with us Ro has already made terrific progress in upgrading our computer system and databases, and in upgrading our financial management.” Indeed, that trend continued during her 21 years with the Society. Under her guidance and leadership, the Society has developed into the largest biophys- ical society in the world. In 1998, when she came to BPS, the Society had just over 4,200 members, compared with the over 8,000 today. Further, the Annual Meeting in 1998 boasted 2,353 abstracts and 3,204 attendees; whereas in 2018 the meeting hosted 3,918 abstracts and 5,300 attendees. Continued on page 5.

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