By Anshika Jain, PhD
As the current NICHD Basic Sciences Institutes and Centers (IC) Representative, I represent NICHD postdoctoral fellows at the Fellows Committee (FelCom) meeting every month and share the latest news with you here. Do you have a concern or question that you want brought up at the next meeting? Contact me at email@example.com!
FelCom welcomes the newly elected FAES co-liaison, Jennifer Panlilio. Elections for the new FelCom basic science chair will be conducted in August. I highly encourage our fellows to consider applying for this leadership opportunity. You are required to be an active member of the committee for at least six months before applying for this position. Please contact NICHD fellow Sara Young-Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the position.
The NIH Child Care Board met last month and discussed the re-opening of child care centers operating at one-third capacity for the foreseeable future while promoting social distancing and practicing safety measures.
The National Postdoc Association (NPA) has created a repository of COVID-19 resources. Email them at email@example.com if you have a COVID-19 resource you would like to share. Visit NPA’s website to view past NPA webinars as a members-only benefit. Remember, all trainees at NIH have NPA membership.
The Recreation and Welfare/Health and Wellness Committee announced 30-minute virtual fitness classes. For the schedule, please visit their Fitness-For-You website.
The Visiting Fellows Committee will continue to host more social events, including movie nights, quarantine talent nights, and a game night. Notifications will be sent out via email. Please reach out to the committee chairs, Vrushali Agashe (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Buch (email@example.com), to join the English Conversation Club, hosted every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Stay tuned for more information from FelCom in next month’s newsletter.
Stay well and stay safe, everyone!