Calling All Fellows of NICHD—It's Image Competition Time!
We are beginning our search for the feature image of the 16th Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting.
The winning image, chosen by the Fellows Advisory Committee, will be showcased on the retreat website, on posters, and used as the front cover of the event program. Also, to highlight everyone’s imagery, all submissions we receive will be used to produce a collage posted on the 2020 retreat website. You can always take a look at the image submissions from previous years at http://retreat.nichd.nih.gov.
In addition to image resolution and quality, selection criteria include the relevance to our institute’s mission and artistic view of the image. All submissions (at the highest possible resolution) should be sent to Nicki Swan (email@example.com) by January 31, 2020 with a brief caption for the image.
Interested in Taking an FAES Course for Your Professional Development?
The Office of Education will sponsor several NICHD fellows and graduate students to enroll in one of the following FAES courses for the spring 2020 semester. Course information can be found in the FAES 2019-2020 course catalog.
- Regulatory Affairs and FDA Regulation
- GRE Review (Online)
- Healthcare Management
- Introduction to Technology Transfer
- MCAT Review and Test Preparation
If you are interested, please contact Ms. Carol Carnahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least four weeks before class begins.
It is important that you discuss this with your mentor and he/she is supportive of your participation.
16th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium—Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination
From the NIH Office of Intramural Research and Education
Every year, the symposium recognizes three outstanding mentors for his/her leadership and dedication to his/her graduate students. To nominate your mentor, please write a brief nomination letter (1-2 pages) describing why your mentor should receive the Graduate Partnerships Program Outstanding Mentor Award. Nominations are due December 2, 2019 at 5 p.m.!
You may wish to consider how your mentor has played a role in the following areas:
- Your ability to conduct science (critical evaluation skills, experimental design, etc.)
- Your ability to communicate scientifically (written and oral)
- Career development
- Leadership/mentorship in the lab
- Scientific responsibility
Nominate your mentor at: https://www.training.nih.gov/gsc/symposium/16th/mentors.
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Summer Fellowship
Applications open October 1–January 1!
From the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship website:
“This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide. Fellows work as journalists at media organizations such as National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and NOVA…
…For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the scientists and their journalist-hosts strive to make science news easy for the public to understand.”
For additional information about the program visit aaas.org/mmfellowship.
NICHD Fellows Advisory Committee: Seeking New Members!
The Office of Education formed an advisory committee in 2016, and we are seeking several more dedicated members to help us develop and initiate academic support programs for the institute. Both domestic and visiting fellows are needed. We want to achieve a broad representation, culturally and academically, so we can address the needs of all our trainees at NICHD. The committee meets monthly to exchange ideas and informally discuss ways we can enhance and tailor the training experience within the NICHD intramural program.
Some potential topics for our committee are how to:
- Increase the participation for training activities
- Expose fellows to various careers in science
- Identify teaching opportunities and internal and external research funding mechanisms
- Establish a structure for sharing scientific and career resources within the institute
The advisory committee will also steer the 16th Annual NICHD Fellows’ Retreat, to be held in Spring 2020.
This includes developing the agenda/program, inviting speakers, reviewing abstracts, selecting fellow/student presenters, and moderating some of the sessions—it’s a great service opportunity, plus you’ll get to be part of the team that plans our biggest annual event for fellows!
Don’t miss this opportunity to serve your intramural NICHD community.
The committee meets once a month on Thursdays, from 3 to 4 p.m. Please contact Dr. Erin Walsh at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the group.