Biophysical Society Bulletin | September 2019

September 2019

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

2019 Election Results Biophysical Society members elected Frances Separovic , University of Melbourne, to the office of President- Elect in this year’s elections. She will assume that office at the Business Meeting that will be held during the 2020 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, February 15–19 in San Diego, California. She will begin her term as President in February 2021. Members elected to Council are Gilad Haran , Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Carolyn A. Moores , Birkbeck College, London; Francesca Marassi , Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute; and representative from industry Erin C. Dueber , Genentech. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning on February 18, 2020.

Frances Separovic

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Carolyn A. Moores

Francesca M. Marassi

Gilad Haran

Erin C. Dueber

Student Spotlight Career Development

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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Annual Meeting

Distinguished Service Award Renamed in Honor of Rosalba Kampman In recognition of her outstanding service as the Biophysical Society’s Executive Officer from 1998 through 2018, the Distinguished Service Award has been renamed the Rosalba Kampman Distinguished Service Award. The award, which was initiated in 1997, just prior to the beginning of Kampman’s tenure with the Society, honors service in the field of biophysics and contributions beyond achievements in research, and is presented biennially. Kampman’s dedication and contributions to BPS made the Society flourish and grow significantly, and BPS Council decided unanimously to rename this award in her honor. Kampman shares the honor with the devoted volunteers of BPS, saying “I truly believe that my efforts during the past 20 years with the Biophysical Society would have achieved nothing were it not for the tireless and generous work of the many members who volunteered their time on committees, councils, boards, Society publications, and meetings. I was always in awe of how much of their hearts they put into those efforts. It is their service that has made the Society and the field of biophysics thrive and grow. I am humbled and very honored to have my name associated with the Distinguished Service Award.” The Rosalba Kampman Distinguished Service Award will be presented to the selected awardee at the BPS 2020 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on February 17.

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