A lot of great information in this issue, so let’s jump right in!
If you plan to mentor a student this summer, check out the feature article by postdoctoral fellows Dr. Dan Crooks and Dr. De-liang Zhang. They cover helpful tips when welcoming and teaching our youngest trainees. Dr. Celine Cluzeau presents another great teaching opportunity in our “Interesting Opportunity” column, where she recounts her experience developing a new teaching module for the Integrated Life Sciences Program at the University of Maryland.
I was truly inspired by the most recent NICHD Exchange meeting, “Pediatric Cancer: Perspective and Promises.” Even if you work outside the pediatric cancer field, there is much to be learned at the intersection between developmental biology and cancer genetics. Check out the recap in this issue to see the latest thoughts in pediatric cancer care and research.
We continue our “Career Planning with myIDP” column, this month discussing how you can set achievable goals. Dr. Stephanie Cologna steps you through a simple, SMART process. And if you missed the postbac poster workshop last month, NICHD postbac Faith Summersett-Ringgold contributes a nice recap of the event.
As always, please don’t forget to glance at the May announcements and events—the highly anticipated annual fellows retreat is almost here!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Please send questions, comments, and suggestions to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.