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 lauren.walling@nih.gov!


FelCom is looking for new members! FelCom has subcommittees that promote and support postdocs and our NIH community, such as Service and Outreach, Career Development, Social, Health and Recreation, and more. If you are interested in getting involved, please come to our next FelCom meeting (the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.) or reach out to me (lauren.walling@nih.gov) for more information.

Did you know that there are several ways to stay informed on postdoc activities and events? You can sign up for the FelCom listserv (Fellow-L: https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=fellow-l) and the Visiting Fellows listserv (https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=visitingfellows). There is also an NIH postdoc Slack channel to connect with other postdocs and join social events (https://join.slack.com/t/bethesdapostdocs/shared_invite/zt-h67vb550-GM_t9zGrTAQWMSdSBfa0bA, sign up with a non-NIH email).

The Visiting Fellows Committee (VFC) announced that the Division of International Services (DIS)/VFC Immigration Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 9, at 9 a.m. It will include topics such as change of status from J to H visas, the NIH G-7 Program, and COVID impacted travel guidance. Please contact the VFC co-chairs Harrison Daly (harrison.daly@nih.gov) or Aditi Chaurasia (aditi.chaurasia@nih.gov) for additional information about the symposium.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2022 OITE Career Symposium will take place from May 11 to May 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It will be held virtually, with over 300 speakers expected to attend. There will be Q&A panels, as well as opportunities to network one-on-one with speakers. Keep an eye on your email; registration will likely open in April!