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Congratulations to the FY23 Intramural Research Fellowship Recipients

The Intramural Research Fellowships for NICHD Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows is a competitive internal funding opportunity for NICHD postdoctoral and clinical fellows. The purpose of this research award is to promote grant writing among our intramural fellows while enhancing awareness of various application components for an NIH grant.

The five awardees for fiscal year 2023 include:

  • Zhenyu Zuo (Rocha Lab)
  • Adriana Golding (Bonifacino Lab)
  • Miranda Marvel (Weinstein Lab)
  • Avik Dutta (Love Lab)
  • Jong Park (Weinstein Lab)

For those of you who were not selected for this fellowship: if you are eligible, please consider submitting an application again next year. Other funding opportunities for intramural fellows can be found here.

Let Us Know about Your Recent Accomplishments

We’d love to recognize your great news from 2022—from winning a poster award to landing a new job! Please email a brief description of your accomplishment(s) to our editor, Dr. Shana Spindler (, and we will include them in our December issue.

The NICHD Innovative Culture Staff Survey

Do you have ideas or creative solutions for making work more efficient or impactful? What is your perspective and experience on innovation at NICHD? The Innovative Culture initiative is one of the M&A (Management and Accountability) focus areas that came out of the NICHD 2020 Strategic Plan, and we would like to hear from you! We’re looking at how NICHD can successfully foster an innovative culture within the institute in a way that promotes workforce development, responsive infrastructure, administrative efficiency, and an overall culture that encourages continuous improvement and idea exploration.

Last month, you received an email with a link to a survey. Your anonymous responses will help us gather input on the current culture and hear your suggestions for how we can promote and support innovation. The survey will be open until November 8th and should only take about 5 minutes of your time, so please respond as soon as possible with your honest and candid feedback.

Following the survey, we will be asking for volunteers and selecting participants to conduct focus groups that will enable us to further explore the themes and insights gleaned from your responses. If you have questions for the Innovative Culture Project Team, or are interested in participating in one of the focus groups, please reach out to

NIH UNITE: Ending Structural Racism (ESR) Activities

The NIH UNITE initiative was established to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community. 

The ESR Intranet includes various resources like the Toolkit, Newsletter, FAQs, and other information. UNITE Milestones and Progress and the Co-Chairs Corner (public ESR webpages) are other avenues to stay informed on UNITE efforts.