Please join us in celebrating seven years of The NICHD Connection! For our anniversary issue, we highlight the NICHD Office of Education’s new “Funding Opportunities” webpage and feature the diverse careers of NICHD fellows.
During the Thirteenth Annual Fellows Retreat, nine former fellows (several of the whom were among the first contributors to this newsletter) shared stories about their career decisions and opportunities. Each year we ask the career speakers to recount the three most common question asked during their retreat discussions, provided here for your reading pleasure.
One comment stood out to me for its applicability to any career in science—and life in general. Dr. Sadie Bergeron, assistant professor at West Virginia University, offered this wisdom on finding balance while managing disparate tasks:
“You will make more progress on some things and not others on a day to day basis, but I like to imagine it as rolling a bunch of balls…all of the balls might be moving at different rates, but as long as they are all moving forward to some degree, that is what matters.”
To moving forward!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD