The one size fits all label cracks me up. Really? One size fits all? I don’t think so.
Rarely, if ever, does one size fit all—with anything in life. People have their own predilections, needs, goals, and life situations. To overlook the uniqueness of the individual is to lose sight of what makes us human. This concept is central to the success of clinical research. One example is the need to understand the effects of medication in pregnant women, a population of individuals who are often excluded from clinical trials to evaluate drug safety. The October NICHD Exchange meeting highlighted this critical gap in science research, recapped by postdoc Dr. Lindsey Friend.
And while we’re in recap mode, don’t forget to check out the NICHD Fellows’ 2019 Year in Review. Another round of congratulations to all of the noted fellows for their accomplishments throughout the year, and a sincere thank you to the 2019 newsletter contributors.
Before you head off to your holiday parties, we still have plenty of December announcements and events for you to look into, and several items of interest in the “Rep Report” by our new basic sciences Postdoc Rep, Anshika Jain. Have a very happy New Year, and see you in 2020!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
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