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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, Hyo Won Ahn, at

Want to get involved?

FelCom has two open positions:

For more information, please email Vasty Osei Amponsa ( 

If you are interested in running for one of the positions, please submit a statement of interest to FelCom Co-Chairs Vasty Osei Amponsa ( and Marja Brolinson (

The Child Care Board (CCB) liaisons shared that Child Care Centers are offering enrollment spaces for fall openings and any child’s profile must be updated. Click here to access information on the current status of the NIH Child and Family Programs.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) liaison shared two mentoring-related events happening in June:

The Women Scientist Advisors Committee (WSA) liaisons shared action items from the NIH Women’s Listening Session in November 2022, presented by Emma Kaufman, JD, Acting Principal Strategist in the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The key themes included:

  • Greater representation of women in mid-level leadership and scientific positions
  • Safety
  • Pay inequality
  • Acknowledgement of all staff regardless of grade level

Additional information can be found in the NIH DEIA Strategic Plan.

OITE is forming a committee this month to plan the upcoming National Postdoc Appreciation week in September. If you are interested in joining the committee, please send an email to the FelCom OITE rep Emily Summerbell (

NEW! The Women Scientist Fellows Committee within FelCom was recently established. If you are interested in joining this committee, or know someone who might be, please reach out to the co-chairs Eva Hellsberg ( and Rebecca Voglewede (

Did you know that there are several ways to stay informed on postdoc activities and events?