Dr. Constantine Stratakis is named NICHD Intramural Scientific Director!
We are happy to announce that Constantine A. Stratakis, M.D., D.Sc, is the new Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at NICHD.
As the new intramural Scientific Director, Dr. Stratakis will oversee our 11 research programs and 79 units and sections of NICHD. He will support the DIR with its objec- tives to understand the basis of human development and reproduction and to optimize the health of children and women.
To read more about Dr. Stratakis, please visit NICHD Spotlights.
National Postdoc Appreciation Week is September 19-23
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, NICHD leadership will be throwing a pizza party for our institute's postdocs on Wednesday, September 21, at 12 noon on the patio behind building 6 or, in the event of rain, in room 2A48, building 31. This is a great chance to meet new NICHD postdocs, catch up with old friends, and—well— have lunch on your boss!
If you would like to help set-up before the event, please contact Brenda Hanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New FAES Graduate Course on Regenerative Medicine
If you're thinking about taking a course this fall, consider Regenerative Medicine — Applications and Treatments, co-instructed by NICHD postdoctoral fellow Dr. Silviya Zustiak. Topics will include stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials, immune response, fusion therapeutics and more.
Classes Start September 14th, 2011 Class hours: Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration in person will be held in Bldg. 60, Suite 230 Registration information at: http://www.faes.org/pdf/fall2010catalog.pdf
For more information contact: Dr. J. Hunsberger at email@example.com
Class size is limited, so sign up soon!
Science Training and Education Award Opportunities
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) training and education award page is a site worth checking out! Over 30 awards for graduate students and postdocs from FASEB society programs are presented in a comprehensive list. Have a look!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 NIH SUMMER RESEARCH POSTER DAY PRESENTERS!
64 NICHD trainees participated in the poster day held during the 2011 NIH Sum- mer Research Festival on August 4, 2011. Job well done to the trainees and mentors who helped them prepare!