Wednesday, October 8, 2 – 3PM
NICHD Welcome and Social Event for ALL POSTBACS!
Building 31, room 2A48
Our institute has about 45 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research and planning to continue on to graduate or professional schools. We would like to bring you all together over the coming year for career development and outreach activities that will enrich your NIH experience.
On Wednesday, October 8, we will have our annual welcoming event for you to get to know other postbacs and learn about exciting programs such as ICU simulator rounds, shadowing at our Genetics Clinic, and volunteering at the Children’s Inn. This is also an opportunity for you to share your interests with us as we plan future events.
Please RSVP to Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you all there!
Friday, October 24, 12 – 1PM
Lunchtime Career Session: Science Policy
Building 31, Room 2A48
Are you thinking of a career in science policy after you complete your postdoctoral training?
The Office of Education is offering a brown bag lunchtime session with Katherine Donigan, PhD, a congressional health policy fellow in Washington D.C. This is a great chance, in a small-group setting, for you to learn about this career path and its various opportunities. Dr. Donigan was an NICHD postdoctoral fellow and completed the Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship at NHRGI in January.
Given her recent experiences with a career away from the bench, you’ll get a sense of what you can do throughout training to be ready for this competitive job market, some job searching strategies, and of course, hear how her skills at the bench and other professional activities prepared her for a career in science policy.
If you would like to attend, please send Yvette Pittman (email@example.com) an email.
Tuesday, October 28, 3 – 5PM
Building 6100, Room 5A01
"Translating Animal Model Studies into Human Health Advances"
Animal models have proven vital to the advancement of scientific knowledge, accelerating the pace of research and in many instances providing a window into biological processes that is not possible in humans. Any given model will offer particular advantages for the process being studied, but ultimately relevance to humans must be demonstrated. Join us for a discussion of some specific examples of animal models as we explore their value as well as the limitations and challenges of translating insights gained from them into humans.