The NICHD Connection is pleased to introduce Dr. Youn Hee Jee, our new NICHD clinical institutes and centers (IC) representative*.
Youn Hee received her M.D. at Dankook University College of Medicine, South Korea. After completing a five-year training in pediatrics, she moved to State University of New York for a second pediatric residency. Youn Hee joined the NICHD on a pediatric endocrinology fellowship, in part because she appreciates the fact that NICHD guarantees time for research during the clinical fellowship.
During her pediatric residency, Youn Hee studied hypoxic brain damage using a technique called the Vannucci model, a method applied in rat pups that combines blockage of the carotid artery blood supply to the brain with exposure to hypoxia for several hours. She also has experience isolating mitochondria from immature brain tissue and measuring the respiration. Youn Hee is currently a second year fellow in the lab of Dr. Jeff Brown studying child growth.
Youn Hee’s primary goal as the clinical IC representative is to increase communication between clinical and basic science colleagues. When she’s not working at this goal, in the clinic, or at the bench, Youn Hee enjoys playing the piano and watching movies. In fact, she admits to watching a movie at least every Friday!
Whether it’s to suggest a good flick or offer a comment about the NICHD clinical fellow community, send Youn Hee a note at email@example.com.
*Editors Note: IC representatives are postdoctoral-level fellows who serve on the NICHD Fellows Committee on behalf of the institute’s fellow population. They attend scheduled meetings, disseminate information to the fellows in the IC, communicate fellows’ concerns to the Committee, and coordinate the distribution of information via subcommittees. NICHD representatives also work closely with the Director of the Office of Education to plan events specific to our trainees.
Representative appointments last for 12 months and can be renewed for an additional year. If you would like more information about serving on the NIH Fellows Committee, please contact Brenda Hanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.