Register Now for the 2016 TmT Competition
This year’s Three-minute-Talk (TmT) competition is almost underway! This unique science communication training and awards program affords you an opportunity to learn how to explain your research, in three minutes or less, in a way that’s meaningful to a broad scientific audience. Check out the important January dates below:
|January 15, 2016|
Deadline to Enter
To enter, email your completed submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org, which includes the title of your talk and a brief description of your research (2–3 sentences max).
Up to 15 DIR fellows (predoctoral, postdoctoral, visiting, and clinical) will be invited to join the TmT Competition program. All 2015 finalists are also welcome to participate.Submission form can be found at Three-Minute Talks Webpage
Workshop #1 – Speaking about ScienceLed by public speaking coach Scott Morgan. This workshop will offer tips on storytelling and delivery, speaking in plain language, and creating an effective visual aid.
Happy Retirement to Ombudsman Director Howard Gadlin
here). Certainly, the NIH is a better place due to Dr. Gadlin’s devoted efforts as an Ombudsman and his role as a foundational member of the Office.Dr. Howard Gadlin has retired after nearly 20 Years with the NIH Office of the Ombudsman, a program he built from the ground up beginning in the late 1990s. The Office of the Ombudsman is a first stop for conflict management in the lab; it’s handled thousands of cases since its inception (check out our article about the Office
Dr. Kathleen Moore will serve as Acting Director for the Office beginning January 1, 2016.
It's Image Competition Time! DEADLINE JANUARY 15TH
All submissions (at the highest possible resolution) should be sent to Nicki Swan (email@example.com) by Friday, January 15th, with a brief caption for the image.
The 12th Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting will be held on April 22, 2016, and we are looking for an image to feature. The winning image, representing some of the great work being done in our institute, will be showcased on the retreat website and posters, and used as the front cover of our program. Also, to highlight everyone’s work, all submissions we receive will be used to produce an image collage posted on the 2016 retreat website. 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 include the relevance to our institute’s mission and artistic view of the image.
Dezmond C. Taylor-Douglas to Give Talk at Grad Student Symposium
Dezmond C. Taylor-Douglas (Yanovski lab), graduate student of Howard University College of Medicine, will present his research at the 12th annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium on January 12, 2016. Drop by for Dezmond’s talk and to celebrate this great achievement—only four abstracts were selected for oral presentations! The student presentations begin at 10:15a.m. in the Natcher Conference Center.
The talk line up includes:
Shahriar Sheikbahaei, University College London, NINDS
“Control of Respiratory Circuits by Brainstem Astrocytes”
Helen T. Michael, University of Maryland, College Park, NCI
“Shining a Light on the Role of UV in the Initiation and Progression of Melanocytic Lesions”
Dezmond C. Taylor-Douglas, Howard University, NICHD
“Human MC3R C17A+G241A Knock-In Mice Have a Unique Inflammatory Profile”
Jessica B. Hostetler, University of Cambridge, NIAID
“Strand-specific RNA Sequencing of Plasmodium vivax Clinical Isolate”
And don’t miss the highly anticipated keynote address at 2:00p.m. by Dr. Pauline Rose Clance, board-certified clinical psychologist and author of The Impostor Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear that Haunts Your Success.
For a full Symposium agenda, please visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/gsc/symposium/12th/agenda.
Dr. Gandjbakhche Elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society
The Optical Society, a professional association in optics and photonics, founded in 1916, elected Dr. Amir Gandjbakhche as a fellow member “for leadership and research in areas of non-invasive optical imaging of biological targets, devising quantitative theories, development of methodologies, and designing instrumentation to study biological phenomena.” Please join The NICHD Connection in congratulating Dr. Gandjbakhche, head of the Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics of NICHD, on this exciting achievement.