This issue offers quite a bit of insightful information, so I will keep my words brief. As trainees at the NICHD, our main goal is to obtain the required skills and aptitude to enter the workforce as productive scientists, teachers, policy fellows, writers, or any other chosen professions. It is important for our program to understand the future of science and provide the best possible training curriculum to meet new needs.
To address the future of training at the NICHD, The NICHD Connection reports our interview with NICHD Director Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher as well as a recap of a workshop from the NICHD Vision workshop series by Dr. Jason Riley. Dr. Kandice Fero introduces the new zebrafish facility, a resource that will provide support for the rapidly growing zebrafish community. For many trainees, their future will include children, and Dr. Silviya Zustiak describes the first meeting of a new parenting-scientist mentor program at the NIH. Finally, don't forget to check out Renee Royale's summary of the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting Dinner, April Announcements, and this month's events!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Questions or comments for The NICHD Connection? Please send an email to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com