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Northern California Branch of AALAS
Northern California Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science P.O.Box 60068, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

NCB-AALAS Sentinel Newsletter Q1 2018 Winter Edition

by our new Sentinel Editor Caroline Sepulveda


Brian Diethorn, our new President

Kristen Pincolini

Branch Business

Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the hard work you do every day at your institutes caring for animals and assisting in life changing research.
This year's board hopes to keep bringing exciting educational and networking opportunities! If you have ideas, please contact me or any of the other board members. We love to hear from you all! More...


2018 District 8 AALAS Meeting

The District 8 AALAS branches (Southern California, San Diego and Hawaii) welcome our Rockstars of Science to the 2018 District 8 Meeting in sunny Newport Beach, CA!

We will be hosting several fantastic workshops on Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th, alongside two days of platform presentations on May 10-11th. The always popular Leadership Academy will be held on Friday, May 11th. There will be a poster session and an exhibit hall, as well as a welcome reception Wednesday night, raffle prizes, and a Technician Fun Fair! We look forward to welcoming you at the Duke Hotel!

Good times and Great Learning in Newport Beach in May

Come ahead of time and attend the ICARE (Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education) academy, which is scheduled from May 7-9th. Register separately for this event via the ICARE website.

Newport Beach has the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, with ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports. Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty, and story to share.  From sunset cruises to surf lessons, wine tastings to harbor-front promenades, Newport Beach offers something for everyone. We invite you to join us to learn, unwind, and enjoy picturesque views of California's sunrise and sunsets - Paradise is what the locals call it. Please see the "Location" tab on the website for more information on this fabulous meeting location!

Registration open now!


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Spotlight Awards

Member News

The DeVere Charron Spotlight Champion Award at Stanford University is a quarterly award that recognizes individuals who encourages others to do their best, who is respectful to others, who demonstrates leadership, who takes ownership of work quality timeliness, who problem solves, and who builds teamwork. Winter quarter award went to Elias Godoy and Kristen Davis. Congratulations! More...


AALAS District 8 Action

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 District 8 Meeting May 9-11 at the The Duke Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

District 8 of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is one of eight AALAS District divisions in the United States. District 8 encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. AALAS District 8 has within it's boundaries 10 of the nearly 50 affiliated Branches of the Association. Each District has 2 elected members to the AALAS Board of Trustees who, along with the Officers, serve as the governing body of AALAS. The 2017 D8 Meeting was in March.

D8 Website

The Usual Suspects

Send us your photos from NCB-AALAS events, along with brief notes on names places and happenings so we can record some history together. Our generous volunteer directors have been so busy running events like the annual Educational Symposium that we miss recording the actual day. So let's do it individually and gather pix from cell phones that were on scene! Send the goods to Carl at web services.

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