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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 Visiting Fellows Committee is resuming in person social events! Keep an eye on your email for information regarding networking opportunities and social events like group hikes. This committee is looking for a new Brown Bag Seminar liason, as well as new members to join their Social and Science Voices From Home Subcommittees. Please contact Vrushali Agashe (vrushali.agashe@nih.gov) or Zeni Wu (zeni.wu@nih.gov) if you are interested!

NCI-Shady Grove will be hosting virtual career roundtable sessions on September 10,from 1-3:15 p.m. The event will include individuals from the FDA, industry, and academia. For more information, please contact the FelCom Shady Grove representative, Gieira Jones (gieira.jones@nih.gov).  

The National Postdoctoral Association recently held a Gender Equity Summit in July. This summit covered topics ranging from achieving equity for postdocs, strategies on postdoc career advancement, and LGBTQ+ issues in the postdoc environment. All sessions were recorded and are available online at https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/page/2021GES.

Finally, September 20-24 is National Postdoc Appreciation week. Thank you to our postdoctoral fellows for all your hard work and important contributions to advancing science!