Dr. Shvetha Zarek Receives President’s Presenter Award
Dr. Shvetha Zarek received a President’s Presenter Award for her paper entitled, “Telomere Lengths Are Reduced in Women with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Due to Fragile X Premutation Compared to Age Matched Controls.” This paper was selected by the 2014 SGI Scientific Program Committee to receive one of 25 top awards at the SGI meeting from a field of >1000 abstracts.
Dr. Ryan Heitmann Receives the 2014 Bailey K Ashford Award
Dr. Ryan Heitmann was recipient of the 2014 Bailey K Ashford Award for Walter Reed Hospital, receiving top honors in the laboratory category for his paper entitled, “Depletion of T regulatory cells leads to decreased litter sizes via a defect in implantation in a murine model.” The Bailey K Ashford Award is competed by residents and fellows from all disciplines including internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, and all subspecialties at Walter Reed Hospital. This is the second year in a row that NIH Reproductive Endocrine fellows have won top honors in the competition.
Watch for further clinical fellow kudos in our June issue!
Boots Is Back!
Dr. Boots Quimby of the University of Maryland is coming back to NIH to give her “College Teaching for the 21st Century” workshop series. Last year’s evaluations were sensational, and for those of you anticipating a career involving teaching, this is a great learning opportunity for you! From June 4 to July 10, the six-week series will take place on Wednesday evenings, from 5 to 7 pm, here on campus.
Participants will be introduced to concepts of college teaching and learning and how to write well-designed learning outcomes, develop effective assessment strategies, and design active learning activities for the classroom.
Since we only have space for 10 fellows, please contact Yvette Pittman (Yvette.Pittman@nih.gov) by Monday, May 12th, if you are interested. If necessary, we plan to have a lottery to decide on fellows’ participation.