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SAVE THE DATE! Brenda Hanning’s Retirement Celebration, January 6, 2017

Building 31, Room 6C6, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a celebration to honor Brenda Hanning upon her retirement from the NIH. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Francie Kitzmiller at or Sara King at with questions.

Calling All Fellows of NICHD—It's Image Competition Time!

The 13th Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting will be held on May 1, 2017, and we are looking for an image to feature.Multicolor organelles in an African Green Monkey kidney cell. Organelles are colored magenta, green, cyan, red, yellow, and white

The winning image, chosen by the Retreat Steering Committee, will be showcased on the retreat website, on posters, and used as the front cover of the event program. Also, to highlight everyone’s imagery, all submissions we receive will be used to produce a collage posted on the 2017 retreat website. You can always take a look at the image submissions from previous years at

In addition to image resolution and quality, selection criteria include the relevance to our institute’s mission and artistic view of the image. All submissions (at the highest possible resolution) should be sent to Nicki Swan ( by Friday, January 13th, with a brief caption for the image.

At right, last year's winning image by Drs. Sarah Cohen and Alex Valm, Lippincott-Schwartz Lab.