Rep Report logoAs the current NICHD Basic Sciences Institutes and Centers (IC) Representative, I represent NICHD postdoctoral fellows at the NIH 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 Fellows Editorial Board is seeking new submissions. This group offers free, confidential scientific document editing to NIH fellows—including manuscripts, draft grants, and job applications. Please contact Senior Editor, Joana Dias (, for more information.

Postbac Poster Day will be held virtually this year on April 26–28. Postbacs must register by April 1st. Come support our talented postbacs by checking out their poster presentations! For more information visit the Postbac Poster Day website.

The Health & Recreation Subcommittee is hosting an “April Buds” 5K and 10K run/walk in mid-April. For more information, and to share progress and join event meet-ups, check out the NIH postdoc Slack channel (sign up with a non-NIH email).

The Women Scientist Advisors Committee is hosting its 2022 WSA Scholar Symposium virtually on April 25 from 9–10:30 a.m. The 2022 WSA Scholars, Dr. Ching-Wen Chang (Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, NCI), Shachar Abudi (Graduate Student, NIGMS), and Dr. Sally Chang (Postdoctoral Fellow, NHGRI), will give talks on their current research. To attend, please check your emails for the NIH-wide announcement sent by email at the end of March, or contact the WSA liaisons Zeinab Farhat ( or Agnes Karasik ( for the Zoom info.

The National Postdoctoral Association is hosting an online course to help postdocs transition to biotech, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The course runs from June 13–17, from 1–5 p.m. each day, and the deadline to apply is April 30. For more information and to apply, visit the ASCB website.