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, Dr. Hyo Won Ahn, at!

The September FelCom meeting included a short presentation by CREx Program Manager Dr. Chris McGinity, NCI Office of Science and Technology Resources. CREx is the first and only NIH online marketplace for NIH intramural researchers to explore research services. Some of the services catalogued in CREx include:

  • 250 NIH core labs
  • 74 trans-NIH and collaborative facilities
  • 18,000 external vendors

You can log in using your NIH credentials and search for services by keywords. You can also submit custom requests, and the CREx concierge team will help you! Tutorial videos are available on the NCI OSTR website. Feel free to reach out to Dr. McGinity ( with any questions.

Reminder! The Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) application is now open! Postdocs who started their postdoc on or after July 1, 2021, are eligible to apply. Applications are due on October 3. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to PRAT liaison Dr. Veronica Ryan ( or the program director, Dr. Edgardo Falcón-Morales (

The Fellows Safety Committee Listserv is now up and running: FELLOW-SAFETY-COMM@LIST.NIH.GOV. The officers are in the process of planning an open house (likely virtual) to bring in new members, so stay tuned!

The Visiting Fellows Committee (VFC) is looking for VFC representative for each of the 27 NIH institutes. Those of you who are interested, please visit the sign-up form.

The NIMHD NIH Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Trainees group is inviting fellows from all ICs to join the group. If you are interested, feel free to join their Microsoft Teams group. You can also reach Dr. Jessica Renee Fernandez ( for more information.

Did you know that all NIH postdocs/fellows can obtain National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) affiliate individual memberships at no cost? Join now! There are 28,500 jobs on the NPA Career Center. Upload your resume/CV for FREE and follow NPA on Twitter and LinkedIn!

Did you know that there are several ways to stay informed on postdoc activities and events? Sign up for the Fellows listserv (Fellow-L) and/or the Visiting Fellows listserv.