Congrats to Dr. Tamara James, New AAAS Fellow
Dr. Tamara James, our first Fellows Recruitment Incentive Award recipient, recently accepted a new position as an AAAS fellow starting September 2014. She will be working within the NIDCR Office of the Director on several initiatives, including the NIH Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee meetings. Dr. James completed her postdoc in Dr. Mike Cashel’s lab. Please join The NICHD Connection in congratulating Dr. James on this exciting opportunity!
Congrats to Drs. Nella and Nilsson on Graduating
Congratulations to our two graduating Pediatric Endocrinology sub specialty fellows, Dr. Katerina Nella and Dr. Ola Nilsson, who are leaving for positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and Karolinska Institute, respectively.
Fulbright Scholar Opportunities
The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2015-2016 launched in February, and many countries are offering awards that target scholars in various fields that relate to cancer. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholar Program in partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The following is a sample of the awards:
Belgium #5168: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
This award is open to postdoctoral researchers who would spend 12 months at the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) in Brussels. The selected candidate will receive training in the methodology of cancer clinical and translational research using data from EORTC databases. This award prefers applicants who specialize in cancer research, pathology, and translational research; health technology; epidemiology; bioinformatics; statistics; and molecular biology, in particular genomics.
France #5218: Alsace Regional Award
This research award is open to all levels of scholars, including early career, who are interested in doing research in a variety of fields including medical imaging, medical devices, physical and life sciences, and chemistry. The scholars would affiliate with an institution in the Alsace region in France. A potential host institution for this award is the Institut de Recherche Contre Les Cancers de L’appareil Digestif in Strasbourg.
Ireland #5263: Medical Sciences/Nursing
This teaching/research award is open to experienced academics with a strong record of publication who will predominantly focus on research in a variety of nursing research areas such as cancer trajectory and chronic illness management, among others. The scholar would be affiliated with the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University College Cork.
Jordan #5429: Nursing
This teaching, teaching/research, or research award is open to clinical nurses. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at one of the three eligible host institutions. Oncology and maternity and women’s health are among the preferred specializations.
More information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found at http://www.cies.org/, and the complete catalog of awards can be accessed online at http://catalog.cies.org/. As outlined in the Eligibility Guidelines, all applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. The current competition will close on August 1, 2014.
Building an Effective Team: Interview and Hiring Practices in the Sciences
For tenure-track investigators, assistant clinical investigators, research fellows, and 5th/final year postdocs:
The NICHD is offering a two-hour workshop on Monday, June 16th, from 11-1, led by a PhD scientist, Diane Epperson, and a workforce planning expert, Elaine Brenner.
Interviewing for lab members may seem straight forward – hire smart skilled people. However, building dynamic, cohesive teams that adapt to the ever changing directions of science requires a variety of hiring strategies. This training session is designed to introduce helpful processes and tools to enhance your ability to attract, interview, hire and retain the top talent for your lab.
- Gain insight into using a scientific hiring process to identify and select best fit candidates, including guidelines and success factors for each step
- Learn successful interview formats, strategies, and tips, including behavioral interviewing techniques
- Increase skills in using consistent, objective measures to evaluate candidates and support selection decisions
Space is limited. Please contact Brenda Hanning (HanningB@mail.nih.gov) if you would like to attend.
For research fellows and postdocs, please note that the workshop is for those of you who will be transitioning to academe or the private sector in the coming year.
Call for Poster Abstracts
This is a call for poster abstracts for the 2014 NIH Research Festival, to be held from September 22 to 26. The Research Festival is the annual showcase of NIH intramural research. Drs. Catherine Bushnell and Michael Krause, the Festival co-chairs, encourage submissions from all research areas, but request a limit of one poster submission per first author.
To submit a poster abstract:
- Visit http://researchfestival.nih.gov/forms/poster.cgi
- Enter poster information.
- Submit form by 11:59 p.m., June 16, 2014.