Announcing the 2015 TmT Finalists: NICHD DIR Science Communication Award
This training and award program encourages our scientists at the graduate and postdoctoral levels to communicate in three minutes or less the substance of their research and its significance to improving human health. In addition to developing communication skills among our trainees, the objective of the Three-minute-Talks (TmT) competition is to enhance awareness of the institutes’ intramural research programs.
Below is the list of 2015 TmT semifinalists and finalists, together with the name of each person’s mentor. Congratulations to everyone! Thank you all for being committed to the training program and sharing your research stories with the community.
Amanda Dettmer (Suomi)
Afrouz Anderson (Gandjbakhche)
Maria Bagh (Mukherjee)
Parmit Singh (Levin)
Kathryn Tabor (Burgess)
Jenna Shapiro (Stratakis)
Katie Fox (Chitnis)
Anthony Hickey (Levin)
Tanveer Ahmed (Buonanno)
Joo Yun Jun (Yanovski)
Payal Ray (Kassis)
Sandip De (Kassis)
Congrats to Pediatric Endocrinology Grads, Dr. Ramnitz & Dr. Estrada
On Friday, June 26, 2015, Dr. Mary Scott Ramnitz and Dr. Andrea Estrada received their certificates of completion at the 2015 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Graduation. On behalf of the NICHD fellows, congratulations to our newest pediatric endocrinology grads!
Pediatric Endocrinology fellows (from left to right): Dr. Ovidiu Galescu (3rd year fellow), Dr. Miranda Broadney (2nd year fellow), Dr. Mary Scott Ramnitz (graduate), Dr. Andrea Estrada (graduate), and Dr. Cemre Robinson (2nd year fellow)
Congrats to Dr. Kevin Francis on His New Faculty Position
We are excited to announce that Dr. Kevin Francis has accepted a position with Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as Associate Scientist/Assistant Professor. He will continue his work using induced pluripotent stem cells to model rare neurological diseases. We wish Dr. Francis the best of luck starting up his new lab. Congratulations!
Twenty-eight NICHD Fellows Named FARE Winners for 2016
Announcing this year’s winners of the annual Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) competition for 2016. Below are the award recipients along with their mentors.
Congratulations to our 28 winners for their success and the honor they bring to the intramural program of our institute. NICHD had an excellent success rate of 33 percent, with the highest number of awards after NCI and NIAID. A special thanks to all for sharing their research—more than 80 fellows submitted an abstract!
Anush Arakelyan (Margolis)
Brad Busse (Zimmerberg)
Yu Chen (Bonifacino)
Yong Cheng (Loh)*
Sarah Cohen (Lippincott-Schwartz)*
Marie Reine Haddad (Kaler)
Joo Yun Jun (Yanovski)
Byoungkwan Kim (Machner)
Pei-Chung Lee (Machner)
Shanshan Li (Zhang, DIPHR)
Uri Manor (Lippincott-Schwartz)
Sarine Markossian (Dasso)
Robert Mitchell (McBain)
Apratim Mitra (Pfeifer)
Fearghal O'Brien (Simons-Morton, DIPHR)
Morihiro Okada (Shi)
Amy C. Palin (Love)
Solji Park (Wolff)
Jing Pu (Bonifacino)
Cathy Ramos (Serpe)
Neelam Dabas Sen (Hinnebusch)
Giampaolo Trivellin (Stratakis)
Alex Valm (Lippincott-Schwartz)
Jyothsna Visweswaraiah (Hinnebusch)*
Maeve Wallace (Mendola, DIPHR)*
Gernot Wolf (Macfarlan)
Megan Wyeth (McBain)
Yeyi Zhu (Mendola, DIPHR)
(*Indicates previous winners)
Dr. Amanda Dettmer Receives Legacy Award
At the American Society of Primatologists meeting on June 17-20 in Bend, OR, Dr. Amanda Dettmer received the Legacy Award. The award provides $10,000 to an early career investigator to conduct research and receive training outside his/her area of expertise. Dr. Dettmer will use this award to train with Dr. Michael Bailey at The Ohio State University to learn microbiology techniques in order to assess the diversity of gut microbiota in rhesus monkeys across developmental stages, and relate these indices to measures of chronic stress. Congratulations, Dr. Dettmer!
SAVE THE DATE! Full-Day College Teaching Workshop, August 26
“Challenges in Teaching and Learning: Concepts, Strategies, and Tips”
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
More information soon to follow.
If you would like to register, please email Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 20 slots for NICHD fellows and graduate students.