Dr. Julian Lui wins Grant For Growth Innovation award
Grant For Growth Innovation (GGI) is an international initiative funded by EMD Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Julian Lui, research fellow in the Section on Growth and Development, received one of the three 2014 awards for his proposal titled “Cartilage-Targeted Therapeutics for Growth Disorders.” Please visit the GGI website to learn more about this unique opportunity, and don’t forget to congratulate Dr. Lui on his impressive accomplishment!
ASCB presents Dr. Prasanna Satpute-Krishnan with Merton Bernfield award
Each year, the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) grants the prestigious Merton Bernfield award to a graduate student or postdoc who has excelled in research. The 2014 award went to Dr. Prasanna Satpute-Krishnan, postdoctoral fellow in the Lippincott-Schwartz lab, for her work on misfolded proteins. “The selection committee recognized Satpute-Krishnan’s perseverance, dedication, and clever approaches to scientific problems, key features for a successful scientific career,” according to the ASCB newsletter, October 2014. In honor of Dr. Satpute-Krishnan’s work, ASCB invited her to speak during the “Protein Sorting to Intracellular Compartments” mini symposium during the 2014 ASCB annual meeting on December 10, 2014. Congratulations to Dr. Satpute-Krishnan on her outstanding achievements!
The NIH Fellows Editorial Board wants to help you!
The NIH Fellows Editorial Board (FEB) offers all NIH and FDA fellows a free, fast, and confidential scientific document-editing service. An all-volunteer Board composed of NIH fellows, the FEB edits various documents such as manuscripts, book chapters, and grant proposals for grammar, form, and clarity. The editors also review essential elements pertinent to the document, such as figures and figure legends. Editors do not comment on scientific merit. Authors generally receive written feedback in 10 to 12 business days.
For more information and submission requirements please visit the NEW FEB website at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/trainee-resources-editorial-board.
Calling All Fellows of NICHD—It's Image Competition Time
The 11th Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting will be held in May 2015, and we are looking for an image that represents the great work from our institute.
The winning image will be showcased on the retreat website, publicity posters, and used as the front cover of the program. Also, we will use all submissions to produce an image collage on the retreat website to highlight our outstanding fellows. You can always take a look at the image submissions from previous years at http://retreat.nichd.nih.gov. In addition to image resolution and quality, selection criteria includes the relevance to our institute’s mission and aesthetic of the image.
If you have something interesting, then send it over (at the highest possible resolution) to Nicki Swan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief caption for the image. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 23.
At right, 2014's winning image, submitted by Ian Williams, PhD, Section on Molecular Dysmorphology (Forbes Porter Lab). It depicts degeneration in the cerebellum. Blue = DAPI, Green = lipid stain, Red = Neuron Stain.
2015 TmT Competition: Science Communication Awards for predoctoral and postdoctoral, visiting, and clinical fellows
We’re excited to let you know that we will soon be accepting participants for the second annual Three-Minute Talks (TmT) competition. This is a terrific opportunity for you to learn (and practice!) how to explain your research in a way that’s meaningful to scientists outside your specialized field—a skill that’s become increasingly important for you all.
Starting late February, all fellows will get professional training in speech development and presentation delivery, plus one-on-one coaching and feedback in a supportive environment. Our goal is to help you gain skills and confidence in oral communication, so you can become even more effective as researchers. And to end this year’s TmT activities, our finalists will present at the final event in the summer to compete with fellows from other institutes.
We really encourage each of you to consider taking part in this—it will be well worth your time.
Sign up information and competition details to soon follow.