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. This is my last month acting as the NICHD Basic Science Rep to FelCom, as I’ll be finishing my postdoc at NIH this month to start a job at the FDA. So, I just want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your representative on FelCom, it has been a really great experience!

Have you thought about serving as an NICHD rep to Felcom? We are currently seeking a new representative. Please feel free to contact Dr. Erin Walsh (erin.walsh@nih.gov) if you are interested in this leadership position!


The Health & Recreation Subcommittee is continuing to organize upcoming social events. They have also set up a new Slack channel for affinity groups, where you can share events with fellow trainees. For more information on these events, join the Slack channel with a non-NIH email or contact the committee chair, Dr. Tiffany Zarella, postdoctoral PRAT fellow, at tiffany.zarrella@nih.gov.

The Visiting Fellows Committee has several open positions: VFC Secretary, VFC Social Committee, and VFC Representative and Visibility Coordinator. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Dr. Harrison Daly (harrison.daly@nih.gov) or Dr. Aditi Chaurasia (aditi.chaurasia@nih.gov). You do not need to be a visiting fellow to participate!

The Career Development Subcommittee will be taking a summer break from their monthly career seminar series during June and July. Keep an eye out for future sessions resuming in August.

Wishing you all the best!