You've made it through the holiday hustle and bustle! The refrigerator is stuffed with leftovers, counters are covered in half-eaten cookies, and the in-laws managed to leave you a few scraps of sanity. With New Year's resolutions in hand, it is time to hit the ground running! This month's issue is focused on "Looking Forward." Successfully navigating the graduate student or postdoctoral maze takes an active approach, packed with dedication, patience, and interaction. The NICHD Fellows Committee was formed to make this road a little less frustrating and a lot more fun. The committee is actively recruiting new participants, and they would love to hear from you; check out the committee member bios in this issue—we guarantee you'll fit right in! We're also looking forward to a great opportunity to attend the National Postdoctoral Association's 9th Annual Meeting to be held at the NIH, summarized by Kris Langlais on this issue's front page.
From the NICHD Newsletter Committee, welcome to 2011 and a Happy New Year!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Questions, Comments, or Announcements for The NICHD Connection? Please contact Shana at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.