Let us pause the regular Letter from the Editor to emphasize four important resources available to NIH fellows. If you are feeling overwhelmed by world events or experiences in your personal life, please remember the following offices and programs are here to assist you.

Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)
https://www.training.nih.gov
The OITE mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses.
 
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/EAP
The purpose of the EAP is to help employees and fellows deal with personal and/or work-related issues that might adversely impact their job performance, health, and wellbeing in a confidential and neutral manner.
 
The NIH Civil Program
https://www.hr.od.nih.gov/hrguidance/civil
The Civil Program’s mission is to foster civility throughout the NIH community. Contact the Civil Program if you become aware of a workplace situation involving uncivil behavior, such as harassment, sexual harassment, inappropriate conduct, intimidation, bullying, or other unproductive, disruptive, and/or violent behaviors.
 
Ombudsman
https://www.ombudsman.nih.gov
The purpose of the Office of the Ombudsman is to reduce disputes and enhance conflict management at the NIH. They offer several services, including consultation, coaching, mediation, facilitation, and training activities.

Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD

This newsletter is for NICHD fellows and by NICHD fellows. We want to hear from you! Please send your questions, comments, and ideas to our editor at shana.spindler@nih.gov.