Wednesday, September 11, 12 – 1 PM

NICHD Postbac Orientation Session & Pizza Lunch
Building 31, Room 2A48

Our institute has approximately 75 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. We would like to bring our postbacs together to meet each other and discuss volunteer and training opportunities on campus.  Learn about:

  • ICU simulator rounds
  • The annual postbac course
  • Genetics clinic shadowing
  • Children's Inn volunteer opportunities
  • And more!

The NICHD Office of Education aims to enrich fellows’ NIH experience with career development, outreach, and social activities. If you would like to attend this informational event, please contact Dr. Erin Walsh at

Wednesday, September 11, All Day

NIH Research Festival 2019
Building 10

This annual event brings together researchers from across all NIH institutes for a multi-day opportunity to share research findings and form new collaborations. The general schedule of events and plenary session topics are available at

Monday, September 16, 8:30 AM – 5 PM

NICHD DIR & DIPHR Scientific Retreat
Masur Auditorium and FAES Terrace

Please mark your calendars for the NICHD DIR & DIPHR Scientific Retreat. We strongly encourage all intramural researchers—PIs and lab members—to attend as we celebrate our achievements and spark new collaborations. Apart from an exciting line-up of talks, every lab will have the chance to present at least one poster.  

Plus, the NICHD Office of Education will present this year’s Mentor of the Year Award Winners!

Thursday, September 19, 1 – 2:30 PM

Webinar for all NICHD Fellows: “Developing Your LinkedIn Profile”

In this webinar, Industry Careers Consultant Lauren Celano of Propel Careers provides guidance for how to build and develop a professional online brand on LinkedIn. The seminar will dive deep into the functionality of LinkedIn and will demonstrate how to customize a profile tailored to your career interests. Propel will cover how to develop/tailor sections including your summary as well as the experience and education sections. Examples will be shown for different types of roles, research and non-research, to indicate how details differ depending upon your career interest(s). Lauren will discuss how to use LinkedIn for networking, informational interviewing, and job searching, and will discuss how organizations utilize these tools to identify talent for open positions. Lastly, this webinar will cover how to use the job preference features on LinkedIn to let internal and external recruiters know what you are looking for. This webinar will be available to all NICHD fellows via WebEx. Please email Dr. Erin Walsh ( to register.

Thursday, September 26, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Fellows Social Networking Event
Rock Bottom, a local restaurant in Bethesda

This is a great opportunity for the NICHD fellows’ community to socialize and network with each other (with good food!) in an enjoyable environment. All current trainees within the institute are welcome.

Please send Dr. Erin Walsh ( a quick note if you plan to attend this event.