NICHD graduate student and postdoctoral fellows worked over the last several months to condense thousands of hours of research into three short minutes. Their efforts were part of the Three-minute Talk (TmT) competition, a new intramural contest that encourages NICHD fellows to share the significance of their research, develop concise communication skills, and highlight the scope of research in the intramural program.
After three rounds of communication training and judging and video recording, a panel of outside judges selected first- and second-place winners from the finalists’ three-minute clips. The intramural community also participated in the scoring by viewing the videos online and voting for the “People’s Choice” award.
Drum roll please…
The 2014 TmT winners are:
- Alex Ritter (Lippincott-Schwartz lab), 1st place
- Eva Szarek, Ph.D., (Stratakis lab) 2nd place
- Monica Gupta, Ph.D. (Ozato lab), people’s choice
Congratulations to all of the 2014 finalists:
- Thomas Miller Ph.D. (Shi), Finalist
- Celine Cluzeau, Ph.D, (Porter) Finalist
- Saravana Murthy, Ph.D., (Loh) Finalist
- Sudhir Rai, Ph.D., (Levin) Finalist
- Prasanna Satpute, Ph.D., (Lippincott-Schwartz) Finalist
- Nader Shahni Karamzadeh (Gandjbakhche), Finalist
The winning videos will soon be accessible on the intramural website and presented during scientific meetings at the NICHD. In addition, the 2014 TmT winners can continue their professional growth with an award to participate in a local career orprofessional development activity.
Click the link below to view all of the TmT finalist videos: