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Wednesday, September 15, 1–2 PM

NICHD New Postbac Orientation Session

Our institute has approximately 100 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. The Office of Education would like to bring our postbacs together to meet each other and discuss opportunities for service and leadership, along with the various resources and services available to you at NICHD and NIH-wide.  

We aim to enrich fellows’ NIH experience with career development, outreach, and social activities. Learn about:  

  • NIH Library resources 
  • The Annual PostbacSeminar Series 
  • Opportunities for enhancing your science communications skills 
  • Shadowing opportunities in the NIH Clinical Center 
  • NICHD Office of Education Services & Resources
  • The Office of Intramural Training and Education
  • Medical & Graduate School Application Support
  • And more! 

The NICHD Postbac Orientation Session is mandatory for all postbacs who started on or after January 2021, but ALL NICHD postbacs are welcome to join. To register, please contact Ms. Katherine Lamb (

Wednesday, September 15, 12–5 PM

STRIVE Workshop 4: Community-Engaged Research Strategies to Mitigate Health Disparities in NICHD Populations 

NICHD launched its STrategies to enRich Inclusion and achieVe Equity (STRIVE) Initiative to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of its research and workforce. STRIVE, which complements NIH UNITE, focuses on taking action to improve EDI within NICHD and the scientific community, and expand health disparities research to develop solutions. 

The goals of this workshop are to describe community-engaged research strategies to prevent and reduce health disparities in NICHD populations (women, children, and people with disabilities) and to identify gaps and opportunities for future health disparities research focused on these population groups.

To register for this and future workshops in the series, please visit the STRIVE workshop website.

Wednesday, September 29, 1–2 PM

“Speaking About Science”
Public Speaking Coach, Scott Morgan 

To kick off the next cycle of our Annual Postbac Seminar Series, on Wednesday, September 29th, Public Speaking Coach Scott Morgan will offer his acclaimed workshop “Speaking About Science.” This is a great opportunity for newer postbacs to learn strategies and tips for giving effective science presentations, whether at lab meetings or for larger audiences of broad scientific backgrounds.

“Speaking about Science” is a highly interactive workshop that introduces a nine-step preparation process to prepare a clear and engaging talk for a variety of scientific audiences.

Topics include:

  • Presenting data
  • Identifying theme and focus
  • Creating effective visual aids
  • Beginning and ending a talk

Please email Katherine Lamb ( if you plan to attend. The Zoom link will be provided several days prior.