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Congratulations to Our 2021 TmT Program Awardees

Three-minute Talks 2021 logoWe are excited to announce that Dr. Susanna Mitro, DIPHR postdoctoral fellow in the Grantz Laboratory, placed 2nd overall in the NIH-wide 2021 TmT Competition with her talk “Healthy pregnancies: Do uterine fibroids change over gestation?” Congratulations, Dr. Mitro!

Dr. Mitro joined our second NICHD finalist, Dr. Jennifer Panlilio (Burgess Laboratory, DIR) in the TmT competition on June 25, 2021 alongside fellows from NHGRI, NIDCR, NEI, NIAMS, NCATS, NIDCD, NINR, NIAID, and NIDDK. Congratulations to both of our NICHD finalists in this year’s competition. 

We also want to congratulate all NICHD TmT semi-finalists this year on a job well done. Our semi-finalists include: 

  • Mor Alkaslasi (Le Pichon Laboratory, DIR) 
  • Dr. Aoshu Zhong (Storz Laboratory, DIR) 
  • Dr. Jessica Gleason (Grantz Laboratory, DIPHR)
  • Dr. Thien Nguyen (Gandjbakhche Laboratory, DIR) 
  • Dr. Abhinav Sur (Farrell Laboratory, DIR) 
  • Dr. Svetlana Semenova (Burgess Laboratory, DIR) 
  • John Millerhagen (Gandjbakhche Laboratory, DIR)

The NICHD Virtual Summer Internship Program is in Full Swing!

We are happy to welcome our summer trainees to the NICHD intramural research program. If you have any questions, please reach out to the NICHD Office of Education via the Summer Mailbox (

Science Writing Opportunities for All Fellows

Have you always wanted to try science writing? If you would like to write an article or suggest a topic for this newsletter, please contact our editor, Dr. Shana Spindler ( Have a great summer all!

Next Month: Virtual Summer Presentation Week, August 3‑5

If you are a summer intern, Summer Research Presentation Week is your time to share the research and creative projects you have been conducting at the NIH with the broader NIH community and your family and friends! At the same time, you will develop your communication and networking skills.

Registration will close Wednesday, July 7th. Please visit the OITE Virtual Summer Presentation Week website for more information.

Next Month: Job Interviewing Workshop 

Monday, August 9, 1–2:30 p.m.
Led by Public Speaking Coach Scott Morgan 

If you are actively looking for a job this year, we strongly recommend you attend this informative and dynamic workshop. During this session you will learn tips for perfecting the broad interviewing skills needed to secure scientific positions (job talks, chalk talks, and the interview itself) and increasing your comfort level and confidence. You will have the opportunity to analyze expected questions, themes, and dilemmas through interactive exercises and peer review.  

Participants can also schedule an individual one-hour coaching session with Scott prior to a scheduled job interview. To register for this virtual workshop, please email Ms. Katherine Lamb (