Get your image featured on the DIR annual report
The NICHD Division of Intramural Research (DIR) will feature exciting scientific images, from basic and clinical research laboratories, on the cover and web site of the 2014 DIR Annual Report. To submit images for consideration, please email your file to Nicki Swan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact her if the file is too large to send by email. All entries are due by December 15, 2014.
The Office of Dietary Supplements 2015 Research Scholars Program Is Open
The Program is a one-year competitive scholarship opportunity to study the role of dietary supplements in health promotion and disease prevention. This program is targeted towards early career scientists, including Tenure-Track Investigators, Early Independent Scientists, Assistant Clinical Investigators, Research Fellows, Staff Fellows or Postdoctoral Fellows with at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. Projects can request up to $100,000 in funds, which can be spent in FY15 or FY16. Letters of Intent are due by May 4, 2015, and full applications will be due by June 23, 2015. For additional information contact Dr. Cindy Davis, at email@example.com or 301-496-0168.
SAVE THE DATE: January 13, 9 AM – 4 PM, NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium
The 11th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Natcher Conference Center. The daylong event includes student talks, poster presentations of dissertation research, a keynote address from Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presentation of the annual Outstanding Mentor Awards, and the annual GPP graduation ceremony. All graduate students performing their doctoral dissertation research at NIH are eligible and encouraged to participate (500-word abstracts). The "New Proposal" poster category will return for those in the early stages of a project. All poster presenters are eligible to compete for the NIH Graduate Student Research Awards (NGSRAs, travel awards). To submit an abstract, please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/gsc/symposium/11th.
SAVE THE DATE: January 20, 1 – 2 PM, Bio Careers Webinar
How to be Competitive for the Industry Job Market
Lauren Celano, MBA, CEO, Propel Careers
In this webinar, Lauren Celano will discuss ways that you can become a better candidate for a position in industry while completing your Ph.D. or postdoctoral training. Lauren will focus on research and non-research positions such as consulting, business development, writing, and medical affairs. For Ph.D.’s, she will talk about how to incorporate collaborative research into your Ph.D. work, how to learn hard and soft skills valued by industry, and various ways to gain management and leadership skills. For postdocs, she will talk about how to strategically choose an advisor to work with, or project to work on, what experiences and skills are most important to work on within a postdoc, and more. Importantly, she will discuss how both Ph.D.’s and postdocs already possess many skills valued by industry, and ways to discuss and highlight these skills.
You can register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4789634641710333185
SAVE THE DATE: January 28, 12 – 1:30 PM, Workshop on Communication Strategies
Have you struggled to communicate with your PI about issues of mentoring, publishing, or pursuing career development opportunities? Effective communication, even in difficult conversations, is an essential skill for your graduate and postdoctoral training and career planning. Yet, trainees and mentors often find it hard to articulate their thoughts and professional needs in the workplace and tend to avoid these difficult conversations until a problem reaches a critical point.
For this reason, the NICHD Office of Education and the NIH Office of the Ombudsman are offering a workshop titled “Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations” on Wednesday, January 28th, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The workshop aims to provide fellows with helpful strategies and communication techniques that can make these difficult conversations more productive. Importantly, the session will also raise awareness of existing resources within the NIH that are available to fellows in resolving conflicts in the lab. And with a panel of experienced professionals, we will discuss specific scenarios of young scientists, for a more practical focus.
If you would like to register, email Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and feel free to pass along any topic you would like to discuss during the workshop, or a scenario you have found to be challenging for you. We will not associate your name with the topic or scenario.