Monday, March 11, 12 Noon – 1 PM

Applying to Medical School?
Lunchtime Session for Postbacs

NICHD postbacs who were recently accepted into MD programs will share with you their application and interviewing experiences. This will be a casual discussion and Q&A session—feel free to come prepared with questions!

Please email Dr. Erin Walsh (erin.walsh@nih.gov) if you are interested in attending.


Wednesday, March 13

Three-Minute Talks (TmT)

Individual coaching/practice sessions with Scott Morgan. Practice your talk and obtain feedback on oral presentation skills and speech development

This event requires registration. For more information, please contact Dr. Erin Walsh at erin.walsh@nih.gov.

The NICHD and NIH TmT competitions will be held on Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, June 27, respectively.


Thursday, March 14, 3 – 4 PM

NICHD Fellows Advisory Committee Meeting

The committee meets monthly to exchange ideas and informally discuss ways we can enhance and tailor the training experience within the NICHD intramural. Please contact Dr. Erin Walsh at erin.walsh@nih.gov if you are interested in joining the group.


Wednesday, March 14, 1 PM – 3 PM

Illustration of a slice of lemon meringue pieNICHD Worklife Enrichment Committee “Pi Day” Pie Contest

6710B Rockledge Drive
Multipurpose Rooms 1425 & 1427

Pi Day \'pi 'da\ – the annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π.

NICHD will mark this significant occasion with a pie bake-off, open to all. Please plan to join us. You don’t have to bring a pie to participate—we need eaters, too!

10:30 a.m. – Please drop off pies in room 1417
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Pie eating/judging

If you would like to sign up to bring in a pie, please send an email to nichdwecommittee@mail.nih.gov by March 1, 2019. If you are interested in being a judge, please contact Reon.Holloway@nih.gov.

For more information or any questions, please contact the WE Committee at nichdwecommittee@mail.nih.gov.


Friday, March 15, 10 AM – Noon

“Identify the Career for You and Learn How to Build Your Network”

Led by Drs. Yvette Pittman and Faith Harrow (intramural training director at NHGRI), this workshop will introduce you to the career planning tools My Individual Development Plan (myIDP) and Active Career Exploration (ACE) and discuss how they are invaluable resources for PhD scientists. Not only will myIDP and ACE help you set professional goals and identify careers paths that align with your interests and values, they will also give you strategies on how to “build your network from zero”—all leading to a fulfilling and productive career.

For this two-hour interactive workshop, topics will include:

  • the importance of self-assessment as it relates various career paths
  • exploring career possibilities for a PhD scientist and the common mistakes of goal setting
  • making evidence-based career decisions
  • maximize your NIH training experience by networking and having an open communication with your mentor

There are 25 slots available for this workshop. If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Erin Walsh (erin.walsh@nih.gov).