NICHD Postdoc Dr. Alex Szatmary Places Third in TmT Competition
During the third annual Three-minute-Talk (TmT) competition on June 14, thirteen intramural NICHD, NHGRI, and NIDCR postdoc fellows and graduate students competed to be the first-, second-, or third-place winner. The NICHD finalists and top three winners will receive travel/training support and their talk will be professionally produced for a video clip.
Our very own Alex Szatmary, a postdoctoral fellow in the Nossal lab, impressed the judges with his research talk on the chemical signals of white blood cells. His wonderful presentation and clear slide earned him third place among all of the 2016 TmT speakers.
Congratulations to Dr. Szatmary and to all of our NICHD TmT finalists:
- Afrouz Anderson – Gandjbakhche lab
- Miranda Broadney – Yanovski lab
- Courtney Kurtyka – DePamphilis lab
- Parmit Singh – Levin lab
- Jeremy Weaver – Storz lab
You all did a great job!
SAVE THE DATE: Speaking About Science, August 8
Monday, August 8, 10 AM – 12 PM
Speaking about Science: Giving Scientific Talks
with Scott Morgan
Up to 25 participants
Speaking about Science is a highly interactive workshop that introduces a 9-step preparation process to prepare a clear and engaging talk for a variety of scientific audiences. Topics include: the presentation of data, identifying the theme and focus, how to create effective visual aids, and how to begin and end a talk.
Seeking National Park Pics for Life Outside Lab Column
Have you been to a national park recently? We are seeking pictures of NICHD fellows at national parks (international photos welcome!) for an upcoming issue of the newsletter. Please send your submissions to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com, including your name, park, and date the photo was taken.
New Program Helps Fellows with Financial Goals
NIH Federal Credit Union’s (NIHFCU) Fellows Advantage Program, created in partnership with FAES, is designed to provide Fellows with:
- Easy access to needed credit and banking solutions at favorable rates and terms
- Tools and resources to rapidly build a positive credit profile in the U.S.
- Comprehensive financial education to help reach personal financial goals
The Fellows Advantage Program combines a variety of products and services, banking conveniences, and financial education to assist fellows while they are at NIH and beyond.
Products and services include Visa credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and other loans. The NIHFCU offers convenient checking account options with a range of features, benefits, and banking conveniences. In addition, financial education opportunities are available.
To learn more about the Fellows Advantage Program, visit nihfcu.org/Fellows, stop by any NIHFCU Branch, or call 1-800-877-6440.