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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 December FelCom meeting was a listening session with the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) to give feedback on their programming over the last year. Primarily they wanted to hear what did and didn’t work well during the pandemic, to inform how they structure future programming as the NIH transitions to a full return to the workplace. Another listening session was held December 15, but if you were unable to attend and want to share your thoughts, please email Dr. Anna Han, OITE Senior Advisor for Social and Behavioral Sciences (anna.han@nih.gov).

The Service and Outreach Subcommittee is starting a virtual outreach project with Kings Glen Elementary School in Virginia this January. They will be creating and virtually presenting hands-on experiments and activities for their 4th grade science classes. If you are interested in participating, email Surangi Perera (pererasn@nih.gov).

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! Happy New Year!