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A Call for Newsletter Contributors

Every month, The NICHD Connection strives to deliver helpful information, useful recaps, and notable announcements. Because this newsletter is by and for fellows, we can not make it happen without your help. No matter your chosen career path, writing experience will provide a valuable skill for all of your future endeavors. We are currently seeking regular contributors for the newsletter. The commitment time would include a 1-hour meeting per month and a 100–400 word article every few months. The trade-off for a very small time commitment is a great line on your CV, writing practice, article clips, volunteer service, and knowing that you have helped your colleagues by providing a useful service. If you are interested in becoming part of the newsletter team, please email Shana Spindler at

Come to the NICHD Holiday Party!

2009 Ornament WinnerTake a break with other NICHD fellows and PIs, sip on Mulled Cider or Egg Nog, and see who wins the annual ornament contest! Join the NICHD holiday party on Friday, December 17, from 4–5 PM in the NICHD Conference Room, Bldg 31, room 2A48. It will be a “sweet-tooth” potluck.

If you'd like to enter the lab ornament competition, please see details at

The Annual Image Competition Begins!

At any time this year, did you look at your data and think, “Wow, I've created artwork!” If so, you should think about entering your original image in the annual image competition for the annual fellows retreat in May—and featured on the poster, the web site, and the cover of the abstract booklet. For more information, please contact the retreat chair Kris Langlais at

December Fellows Lunch Outing to Haandi

Join us for an NICHD Fellow lunch outing to Haandi, a popular Indian restaurant in downtown Bethesda. Their daily lunch buffet will be sure to satisfy a hungry fellow!

On December 15th, we will meet in front of BUILDING 50 at 12:45 PM. To reach Haandi, we will use the employee pedestrian exit that is just south of building 38A. We will then walk along the trolley trail to Norfolk Ave (see map). If your building is already near the south side of campus, feel free to meet us at the pedestrian exit. Hope to see you there!!!

Haandi Fine Indian Cuisine
4904 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Map to Haandi