HomeVolume Fall 2008
Message from the Secretary

Lou Burnett

We have continued to refine the use of our new web site. Some divisions have been very good at contributing to the researcher's database. These are the photos you see on the SICB web site in the upper left panel. These photos link to divisional pages with a description of the research. This is a great way to show off your research. You need only send a picture to your divisional secretary with a bring description of the research.

This fall we went to a "shopping cart" system for collecting dues and meeting registration fees. Members can also make donations from the shopping cart. We hope that this common method of on-line payment will make it easier for members to do business with the Society.

At our last annual meeting in San Antonio, we combined the Society business meeting with the presentation of awards. This combination greatly boosted attendance and allowed more members to see some of the important workings of the Society. It was also a great way to recognize those who received awards. We plan to continue this arrangement.

We were able to recognize students winning best paper and best poster awards reasonably soon after our annual meeting by posting their names on the SICB web site. We will attempt to do this again. Congratulations to all the student winners and thank you to the many members who served as judges. Serving as a judge is a great way to support our students and our Society.

The ballot measures amending the SICB Constitution and Bylaws passed this past spring. Thanks to all those who took the time to vote.

Our spring elections went smoothly, thanks to the hard work of the SICB Nominating Committee for Society-wide officers, and the divisional secretaries and chairs. A special thanks to all those SICB members who stood for office. It is the duty of the Secretary to publish the results of the election in the newsletter and they appear below. The results were also posted on the SICB web site soon after the election.


Member Elected



Ken Sebens


Program Officer-Elect

Brian Tsukimura



Bob Roer


Chair, Educational Council

Bob Podolsky



Adam Summers


DAB Secretary

Jordanna Sprayberry


DCE Program Officer

Rosemary Knapp


DCPB Chair-Elect

Jim Hicks


DCPB Program Officer

Kathy Dickson


DEE Chair-Elect

Arthur Woods


DEE Program Officer

Michael Sears


DIZ Chair

Dianna Padilla


DSEB Chair-Elect

Patrick O'Connor


DSEB Secretary-Elect

Todd Oakley


DVM Program Officer-Elect

Richard Blob


DVM Secretary-Elect

Lara Ferry-Graham


SICB Executive Officers met in Boston on September 26 to conduct the business of the society and plan the annual meeting. L to R - Program Officer Ed Rosa-Molinar, Treasurer Ron Dimock, Secretary Lou Burnett, President-Elect Rich Satterlie, Executive Director (with baby) Brett Burk, President John Pearse.