I am excited to announce that I will continue to serve as The NICHD Connection's Editor in Chief! My goal will be to maintain a newsletter that provides valuable information about career opportunities, recent workshops, and scientific achievements while keeping all NICHD fellows updated on upcoming events and notable announcements.
As the holiday season approaches, fellows are surely hurrying to knock out a few more experiments before family visits and ultra-feasts, and some fellows may even be wrapping up a few grant or job proposals. Amid the festive chaos, the NICHD abounds with helpful seminars and entertaining social events this month — see article.
In this issue, we highlight the importance of networking in a scientific career. The Fellows Committee provides excellent networking advice in the Committee Corner column, and The NICHD Connection reviews some of the national and local organizations that fellows might like to join. If you missed Dr. Andrew Plested's discussion covering his experience securing a tenure-track position or the seminar about image manipulation for publication, refer to our recaps for a review of the essentials. As always, we welcome comments, suggestions, or contributions! If you would like to contact The NICHD Connection, please send your email to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD