For many fellows, COVID-19 has rendered time at home a daily given rather than a weekend luxury. Those extra days dans la maison are sure to look different for everyone. Have you wondered what other fellows are up to during their coronavirus lock-down? I have. But as Editor in Chief of a newsletter, I don’t have to just wonder—I can ask!
And ask I did. For our feature article this month, postbac fellow Nick Chu shares career-defining reflections during the extra time at home. He presents several stories from his fellow postbac colleagues, and it’s clear that COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on their career goals.
You also have the opportunity in this issue to meet Dr. Ya-Ling Lu without leaving your couch. Dr. Lu works at the NIH Library and is ready and willing to help you with your research needs. Check out our introduction to Dr. Lu and a comprehensive list of resources she and the NIH Library provide for NIH fellows.
We round out our October newsletter with a “Clinical Corner” introduction to Dr. Vivian Szymczuk, several fun photos of NICHD fellows at home in “Life Outside Lab,” Dr. Anshika Jain’s “Rep Report,” and the October announcements and events.
Enjoy the cooler fall weather and background images. See you in November!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
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