“So much we can’t control, but we can control what we do with our time,” said Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education, during her “Home Edition” chat with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. During their 30-minute discussion, Drs. Collins and Milgram covered the many ways NIH is supporting trainees staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. If you haven’t had a chance to listen in, check it out to learn about the support systems set up for summer interns, postbacs, graduate students, postdocs, and principal investigators.

The NICHD Office of Educations is also working hard to support our NICHD fellows. This month, Drs. Erin Walsh, Triesta Fowler, and Yvette Pittman discuss several ways fellows can use time at home to work on self-awareness and career development activities. Non COVID-19 related research is on pause, but your personal development doesn’t have to be.

In the remainder of this special issue of the newsletter, you’ll find encouraging words from leadership, clinical fellows, your postdoc rep, and your colleagues. We are all here for you, to help guide and support you during this unprecedented time.

I think Dr. Collins said it best: “This is something we’ll get through…Science is what moves us forward and gets us ahead, and [you’re] a part of that enterprise.”

Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD

Please send your questions, comments, and ideas to our editor at shana.spindler@nih.gov.