Happy Holidays! As 2010 comes to a close, many fellows are probably wondering "Where did this year go?!" Over the past twelve months, colleagues have come and gone, experiments have failed and succeeded, families have grown, and careers have inched toward that next step, whatever it may be. While these life milestones can bring a lot of happiness, they can also create quite a bit of stress. In this month's newsletter, The NICHD Connection reviews a recently published article in Molecular Cell pertaining to stress in biomedical research and ways to cope with common anxieties. Two of the best stress-relievers for any fellow include publishing a manuscript and getting a job! In this light, we're happy to bring you a new "Hot Off the Press" column covering Dr. Elena Zaitseva, Dr. Sung-Tae Yang, and colleagues' recent publication in Plos Pathogens as well as helpful hints about job interviews—complete with a list of questions that are commonly asked! Don't forget to check out our "Year in Review," a recap of the NICHD's accomplishments in 2010, and December announcements and events. Until next year!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD