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Rep Report logoAs 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 lauren.walling@nih.gov!


The Recreation and Welfare/Health and Wellness Committees received approval to form the new Health & Recreation Subcommittee. This subcommittee will promote health and well-being by developing activities centered on fitness, self-care, and health habits. Keep an eye out for events organized by this group in the future! Additionally, join the Bethesda Postdocs Slack page to network with other postdocs, join game nights, running club, and more.

The FARE committee will be accepting applications for the FARE 2022 awards from February 10 to March 10. If you are interested in being a judge, registration began on February 10.

The DIS-VFC Immigration Symposium will be held virtually on March 9. Topics of discussion include COVID-related travel restrictions and J1 to H1b orientation. Information is available at the Office of Research Services website.

The Career Development Committee is looking for new members to help organize and host their monthly career panels. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kanchan Gupta (kanchan.gupta@nih.gov) or Tam Vo (tam.vo@nih.gov).