SAVE THE DATE! Eleventh Annual NICHD Fellows Retreat, May 1st
The Eleventh Annual Meeting for Postdoctoral, Clinical, and Visiting Fellows and Graduate Students is just a few months away, and it will be held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in the heart of DC.
It will allow you to step away from the lab for a day to network and participate in a career exploration session and, of course, to learn more about recent scientific developments in NICHD.
This year’s theme is “Communicating Science.” Several great speakers will join us, including two keynote addresses covering science careers, job searching, and networking.
You’ll be able to interact with several NICHD alumni from various career paths—the steering committee has invited representatives from academia, industry, science writing, and government (policy, research and administration).
PRAT now accepting applications—check out the new process
The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program supports postdoctoral fellowships within the NIH Intramural Research Program. In addition to professional development activities, it provides research training in all areas supported by NIGMS. You must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and have started your NIH postdoctoral training no later than October 2013. More information about the program can be found at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Pages/PRAT.aspx.
The NICHD Office of Education is here to offer our support as you go through the application process. The submission deadline (March 17, 2015) is rapidly approaching, and postdoc applicants must now apply with the NIH F12 funding mechanism.
If you are planning to apply this cycle, but were unable to attend our informational session held February 2, 2015, please contact Yvette Pittman (Yvette.Pittman@mail.nih.gov) for details on how to prepare for this NIH application submission. Intramural NICHD has established a review committee of senior PIs who are willing to read through your applications and offer editorial and scientific guidance.
New resource for public health training opportunities
From the Association of American Medical Colleges STAT (Short, Topical, and Timely) Jan 26, 2015, newsletter: The AAMC has launched a new Web-based resource of public health training opportunities for learners across the medical education continuum. Public Health Pathways is a searchable database of domestic and international public and population health training opportunities in academic, government, and community settings for pre-med students, medical students, residents, and post-residents.