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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!

The Health and Recreation Subcommittee has two social events in December. There is a holiday lights run on December 2nd and a family-friendly hike on December 5th. If you are looking for more social activities and a place to connect with other fellows, please join the postdoc Slack page using a non-NIH email:

The November FelCom meeting included a short presentation by Joelle Mornini (informationist) and Li Jia (bioinformatician) from the NIH Library. They provided information on the abundance of resources available at the NIH Library, including training classes, bibliometric services, literature searches and systematic reviews, bioinformatics services, and a technology hub including virtual workstations with access to licensed software, a digital production studio, and 3D printing. For more information on these resources, please visit the NIH Library website (

The FAES liaison announced that FAES healthcare now includes access to TalkSpace online therapy and psychiatry, as well as Lasting, a relationship support service. Information and registration can be found at If you have additional questions, you can reach out to the FAES insurance department (

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!