As we continue deeper into the summer, much of this month’s issue is in continuation from June. If you missed the June issue, you can grab it from the newsletter archives at http://newsletter.nichd.nih.gov.
Last month we presented an interesting opportunity to volunteer with the Health Education Outreach program. This month, Dr. Yvette Pittman guides you to the proper sources for obtaining approval for these “outside” activities.
The coverage of the Ninth Annual NICHD Fellows Retreat continues with commonly asked questions from the career table discussions along with participants’ answers. If you missed the retreat or couldn’t get to all of the tables, this is a must read!
We also continue our coverage of NICHD awardees with the 2013 Mentors of the Year winners and the NICHD-selected postbac poster award recipients. Check out a few excerpts from the mentor nominations along with the postbacs’ winning research summaries, and be sure to give them all well-deserved congratulations.
As always, don’t forget to visit the announcements, including more NICHD award winners, and the July events.
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
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