By Anshika Jain, PhD
The new anti-harassment training closed November 15. The committee requested feedback for the facilitators conducting the ethics and anti-harassment training in class. A survey may be sent out to improve the training case studies for 2020.
FelCom elected new co-chairs for the FARE committee: Postdocs Alix Warburton and Leanne Low. There are three open positions that FelCom wants to fill at the next meeting:
- Childcare board liaison
- Social committee co-chair
- Membership secretary
Look out for emails detailing responsibilities for each position and how to apply. This is a great leadership opportunity, and I strongly encourage NICHD fellows to apply for these positions.
Dr. Lori Conlan is looking to organize seminars about financial topics for the upcoming NIH 2020 Career Symposium. A speaker (likely from the NIH Federal Credit Union) will be invited to give tips on topics such as how to save money and budgeting. If you have any suggestions of topics you would like to see covered, please send ideas to Dr. Conlan at email@example.com.
Postdocs Kathy Reding, Pragya Prakash and Nick Madian will be working together to move Fellow_L to an opt-out listserv, which will serve as a bridge to get all the information from FelCom directly to the fellows without having to depend on IC representatives or the various sub-committee members.
Upcoming events to keep an eye out for include:
- The Visiting Fellows Committee is hosting a brown bag seminar: November 21, 12-1 p.m. with Scott Morgan, “Speaking about Science: How to Create a Clear Scientific Presentation,” Bldg 50, Rm 1328/1334 (rear).
- The Career Development Subcommittee is hosting a Data Science/Bioinformatics Panel on November 12 in Bldg 35, Rm 610, starting at 3 p.m. Panelists include Dr. Ioannis Kagiampakis, AstraZeneca, Scientist; Dr. Chris Barbour, Atrium, Data Scientist; and Dr. Celine Hong, NIH, Staff Scientist.