The NICHD Connection celebrates its one-year anniversary!
Thank you to all of the postdocs, postbacs, grad students, and undergrads who have contributed their ideas and time to this newsletter. You have helped make this a place of entertainment, information, and inspiration for fellows, by fellows. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please contact Shana Spindler at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.
NICHD "Mentor of the Year" announced
Every year, members of the NICHD community submit nomination letters for investigators and fellows who embody the characteristics of a great mentor. This year, Dr. Roger Woodgate, Chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Integrity, and Dr. Lauren Waters, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Gisela Storz, accepted the 2011 "Mentor of the Year" award at the June 1st PI Retreat. See the article for excerpts from the letters nominating Drs. Woodgate and Waters!
Congratulations to the postbac poster award recipients
After months and weeks of preparation, our postbaccalaureate fellows did a wonderful job presenting their posters at the 2011 NIH Spring Research Festival, but only three could take home the best poster award. The winners of the three best posters (unranked) for 2011 are: Alexander J. Blood (lab of Dr. Heiner Westphal), Austin Good (lab of Dr. Karl Pfeifer), and Melissa Sandoval (lab of Dr. Gisela Storz). Each winner received a dedicated, autographed copy of Dr. Francis Collins's book, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine. Congratulations on a job well done!