Join our LinkedIn Group for NICHD Alumni
The Office of Education is making a big effort to connect to our former NICHD trainees. We created a LinkedIn group for all of our intramural alumni. Please do consider joining the group through the link below. We will post relevant articles and activities for young scientists and this, our monthly fellows newsletter, The NICHD Connection. We will include alumni profiles too, so let us know if you will be starting a new position soon or want to share a story about your professional life. We would even be happy to post job vacancies for you, if your company or organization is looking for talent.
You can find the LinkedIn group by searching for “NICHD Intramural Alumni” or by going directly to https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2209038&trk=my_groups-tile-grp
2015 Fellows Retreat Planning: Join the Team
The annul fellows retreat each spring allows you to step outside of your specialty, present your research, and connect with colleagues across the institute. All NICHD fellows are invited to serve on the Steering Committee, which will plan our 2015 event for postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and graduate students. This is a great opportunity to use your organizational skills and gain new transferrable skills while working in a team.
Please send a note to Amber Stratman, chair of the Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. The group builds the program for the meeting, invites speakers, reviews abstracts, selects fellow/graduate student presenters, moderates sessions, and plans a social outing, among other responsibilities. We hope to start our monthly meetings in September.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 5, Postdoctoral Appreciation Pizza Lunch
Room 2A48, building 31
12 noon to 1:30 pm
In the spirit of National Postdoc Appreciation Week next month, NICHD would like to recognize your contributions to our intramural scientific community. You deserve high praise!
For All New Fellows: NICHD Postdoc Orientation
Room 2A48, building 31
Friday, August 29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
What unique opportunities are available to you at the NICHD? Learn the answer at our new quarterly NICHD postdoc orientation. This orientation is separate from all of the other orientations and supplements the NIH-wide Office of Intramural Training and Education session. If you recently joined an intramural NICHD lab as a postdoc or visiting fellow, please plan to attend this NICHD-specific event.
Led by the NICHD Office of Education, the orientation will highlight both NICHD and NIH-wide intramural resources for postdoc fellows. Topics will include career planning tools, grant opportunities for fellows, ideas for presenting your science locally, and the core facilities available to you. You will have the opportunity to meet fellows from other research areas and in different buildings. And we will share information on our key programs that support your professional development, complementing the mentored experience you will have at the bench.
NICHD Intern Makes the News
William Long, summer intern in the Weinstein lab, placed in the top five at the International Science Olympiad, a worldwide competition for high school students. His accomplishment made the news, as a correspondent for Fox 5 interviewed William in the new zebrafish facility on campus. The interview aired on Fox 5 news, Wednesday, July 30. Check out the Fox 5 coverage by clicking the link below, and don’t forget to congratulate Mr. Long, our local celeb!
FAES Online Registration Now Open
Enroll today and earn credits in one of over 70 evening courses offered in Fall 2014 at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School at NIH, located on the NIH campuses in Bethesda. A course catalog and registration information can be found at www.faes.org/grad.
FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE
|July 15 - September 5:||Online Registration|
|August 21:||Open House|
|September 8 - 30:||Late Registration ($10.00 late fee per course applies)|
|September 8:||Classes begin|
|December 12:||Classes end|
NICHD Fellows to Teach New FAES Course
The Foundation of Advanced Education in the Science (FAES) offers more than 120 different courses for undergraduate and graduate students at NIH. This fall, the FAES is hosting several new courses, including BIOL331: “Retroelements: Friends or Foes?”
Retroviruses and retrotransposons impact their host genomes in many ways, from reshaping the genomic landscape to altering regulatory networks. The unique features of retroelements will be discussed in this course, which starts on September 8, 2014. The course will consist of four lectures taking place on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information regarding registration and course details, please visit http://faes.org/course-catalog?field_course_number_value=&field_course_field_value_many_to_one=Biology+and+Genetics&field_day_value_many_to_one=1#n
~Drs. Caroline Esnault and Parmit Singh