By Suna Gulay, PhD
FAES will begin a new seminar series on professional development. They are currently seeking topic suggestions. Email FelCom FAES liaisons, Patrick Wright and Kathy Reding, with your ideas. Thus far, the topics to be covered are:
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Healthcare Leadership
- Creativity in Leadership
- Being a Supportive Leader
- Women in Science and Leadership
This new seminar series will complement the FelCom Career Development Committee’s panels. This committee brings in junior and senior professionals to talk with NIH trainees about various career paths and the skills fellows need to succeed. You can follow their events on the OITE Upcoming Events list. The next panel, “Careers in Science Policy,” will take place on Tuesday, October 16, between 3 to 5 p.m. in Building 50, Room 1227. If you are interested in organizing panels of your choice or supporting the trainee community in other ways, contact my co-chair Fany Messanvi or me.
Volunteer to plant trees and contribute to the future of the planet! FelCom Service and Outreach Committee is organizing an event with Casey Trees on Saturday, October 27. Email the chair, Sarah Hawes, by Wednesday, October 17 to register.
Mom-Dad-Docs, a supportive community of NIH trainees who are parents, is asking fellows to be more involved and to help the organization. Most importantly, if you have any ideas of topics you would like them to cover in their monthly events, contact Ulrike Klenke.
The Visiting Fellows Committee is organizing the 11th International Opportunities Expo on Thursday, October 18, between 12 to 5 p.m. in Building 10, FAES Educational Center. Register here. You can follow this committee’s upcoming events, including their Halloween party set to take place on Friday, November 2, using their calendar.
Have a productive month!