An interesting theme has emerged in this month’s issue: teaching and speaking about science. Perhaps born from the excitement of job-hunting season, it seems that communicating science has been on everyone’s mind lately. Naturally then—as this newsletter serves as both a resource for fellows as well as a reflection of fellows—The NICHD Connection has much to offer in line with talking about science!
In our “Interesting Opportunities” column, Dr. Elena Makareeva proves that great teaching opportunities do exist for NIH fellows. The teaching science topic is continued with Dr. Claudia Gebert’s review of Dr. Todd Zakrajsek’s amazing “Strategies for Teaching” Seminar. If you missed the “Speaking About Science” workshop last month, check out Dr. Payal Ray’s recap highlighting the key points.
In preparation for the NIH Research Festival this month, many of the NICHD Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) recipients collaborated with The NICHD Connection to talk about their own science in a way accessible to any fellow, no matter the fellow’s background. To learn about what your award-winning fellows are up to, peruse their research here: NICHD Award-Winning Research—For Everyone.
Finally, we have started a new column, “Life Outside Lab,” where fellows can post fun pictures of what they like to do during the few hours they’re not a work! Do you have a fun picture too?
We look forward to bringing you the most up-to-date information and resources during this all-important job-hunting season. Until next month, be well!
Your Editor In Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Would you like to contribute to The NICHD Connection? Please contact Shana Spindler at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.