SAVE THE DATE: NICHD Postbac Orientation Session & Pizza Lunch
Wednesday, September 7, 12 - 1 PM
Building 31, room 2A48
Our institute has approximately 50 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. We would like to bring you together to meet each other and share some volunteer and training opportunities such as ICU simulator rounds, the "Becoming an Effective Scientist" postbac course, shadowing at our Genetics Clinic, and volunteering at the Children's Inn.
With career development, outreach, and social activities, we want to enrich your NIH experience! If you would like to attend, please contact Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: "Becoming an Effective Scientist"
Our annual postbac course launches on September 12 at 12 noon.
This unique course, an NICHD tradition, runs over lunchtime on Mondays, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Clinical Center. The intent is to create a comfortable environment within a small group of peers to perfect your analytical skills while expanding your knowledge of experimental techniques.
This 11-week series will start with a practical focus, including designing experiments, keeping a good lab notebook, and oral presentation skills. In the subsequent weeks, we will shift to mini-lectures and paper analysis with a scientific focus. This year's curriculum will cover different areas of biomedical research, including neuroscience, endocrinology, cancer biology, genetics, and cellular and molecular biology.
We provide pizza every week, so you only need to bring a beverage. And for those of you who attend more than half of the sessions, we provide a certificate in recognition of your participation. We don't restrict participation to NICHD. If you know of a postbac friend in another institute who would be interested, please let me know. We'll keep the group to fewer than 25, which allows for great discussion.
If you would like to register, please contact Yvette Pittman at email@example.com.
The 2017 Fellows Retreat Planning: An Opportunity Awaits!
You are invited to serve on the Steering Committee for planning the 13th Annual Meeting for postdoctoral, clinical, and visiting fellows and graduate students. Please send a note to Yvette Pittman (firstname.lastname@example.org), NICHD Office of Education, to express your interest.
The group builds the program for the meeting, invites speakers, reviews abstracts, selects fellow/student presenters, and moderates sessions, among other responsibilities. It's a great opportunity to sharpen your soft skills while working in a team to plan this annual spring event!
We hope to start our monthly, one-hour meetings in September.
Final Call: Seeking National Park Pics for Life Outside Lab Column
Have you been to a national park recently? We are seeking pictures of NICHD fellows at national parks (international photos welcome!) for an upcoming issue of the newsletter. Please send your submissions to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com, including your name, park, and date the photo was taken.