On behalf of the NICHD fellows, I’d like to wish a fond farewell to Dr. Mark Mayer and Dr. Ralph Nossal upon their retirements. Ashley Charest and Alex Szatmary profile Mayer and Nossal, respectively, in honor of their long and productive careers with the NICHD. The pair’s dedication to the future generation of scientists is evident in the kind words offered by several of their former fellows.
We round out 2015 with our NICHD Division of Intramural Research year in review, a welcome to new fellows, fun photos from the latest NICHD postbac outing, and an important safety piece from Dr. Niamh Cawley on Select Agents and the HealthRX tracking system. Plus, get your communication cap on, because it’s almost time for the third annual Three-minute-Talk (TmT) competition, a science communication training and awards program started by the NICHD Office of Education. Check out the announcement on page # for details and important dates.
As the year comes to a close, I want to thank all of the NICHD fellows who have become a part of this newsletter during our last trip around the sun—as volunteer writers, idea contributors, and readers. I continue to be humbled by the talent in the NICHD fellow community. Cheers to you, the drivers of ingenuity and innovation. May your publications be plentiful and your goals be realized in the year ahead!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Please send your questions and comments to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com. Article ideas are always welcomed!