Seeking Image Submissions for the 16th Annual Fellows Meeting
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 fellows’ 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 2021 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2021 with a brief caption for the image.
NICHD Annual Postbac Course: Professional Development and Career Exploration
Our Annual Postbac Course launches on Wednesday, January 13!
Currently there are over 100 postbacs conducting clinical and basic science research in our intramural laboratories. During your one or two years of training here at the NICHD, we want you to have an enriched research experience, while at the same time growing more prepared and excited about your chosen career path.
The year’s course will be entirely virtual and will be held on Wednesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. The intent is to create a comfortable environment within a small group of peers to help postbacs improve their analytical skills as scientists, while expanding their knowledge of biomedical research and its relevance to human health. This course also focuses on professional development: learning how to present your science, exploring different career trajectories, meeting physicians and scientists from various clinical or research settings, and preparing for the medical or graduate school application cycle (including interviews!).
You’ll hear from a senior NICHD postdoc; a panel of physicians will share their personal and professional experiences in practicing as a pediatrician; and there will be a “Meet the Scientist” series where scientist in clinical, basic science, and industry laboratories will share their career journeys.
Schedule of Topics (All sessions take place from 1 to 2 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)
|January 13||Career Planning Step One: Knowing the End of Your Rainbow|
|January 27||The Medical School Search and Application Process|
|February 10||Meet the Scientist: Basic Science Research|
|February 17 (Begins at 12 Noon)||Meet the Physician (Panel)|
|March 10||The Medical School Personal Statement|
|To Be Announced||Meet the Scientist: Industry Career Panel|
|To Be Announced||Postbac Poster Day: Organizing and Presenting Your Work|
|To Be Announced||Meet the Scientist: Clinical Research|
|To Be Announced||Journal Club Session: Cloning a Gene—How to, and Practical Applications|
|To Be Announced||The Graduate School Search and Application Process|
|To Be Announced|
Knowing Your Why? The Key to the Medical School Interview
|To Be Announced||The Graduate School Personal Statement|
Stay-tuned for the final schedule, which will be announced by email soon. Enrollment in this course will be limited to 25 students to allow maximum participation and interaction with the instructors. We ask that all participants attend at least seven sessions. At the end of the course, we will offer a certificate in recognition of your participation.
If you are interested in joining the class, please email Monica Cooper (email@example.com) to register, and let her know which sessions you plan to attend.
Three-minute Talks (TmT) Competition 2020
Now Seeking Postdoc & Clinical Fellows, Graduate Students & Postbacs
- Learn how to explain your research effectively to a broad scientific audience, in three minutes or less, with one-on-one professional training from public speaking coach Scott Morgan.
- Get the chance to win up to $1,000 for use towards approved training or scientific conference participation.
- Visit the NICHD TmT Program website for more details: up to 10 DIR fellows (postbac, predoctoral, postdoctoral, visiting and clinical) are invited to compete for these science communication honors.
2021 TmT Program Timeline and Details
Monday, February 8
Deadline to Enter
Thursday, February 11
“Speaking About Science” Workshop
March & April, Dates TBD
Individual Coaching/Practice Session
June, Date TBD
NICHD TmT Competition
June, Date TBD
NIH TmT Competition(With NICHD, NHGRI, NIDCR, NIDCD, NIAMS, NEI, & NINR fellows)