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 

News from the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE):

  • OITE is planning an in-person “hot chocolate/coffee get together” in December—stay tuned!
  • Policy reminder: the US federal government does not allow trainees to work remotely when when abroad. Additional remote work is available at the following OITE webpage: NIH Trainee Telework

The Office of Intramural Research (OIR) welcomes Dr. Nina Schor as Deputy Director of Intramural Research (no longer acting). Read more here.

FelCom has two open liaison positions! If you are interested in running for one of the positions, please submit a statement of interest to both FelCom Co-Chairs: Vasty Osei Amponsa ( and Marja Brolinson (

The Women Scientist Advisors Committee (WSA) shared key points from a recent meeting:

  • When WSA was founded 30 years ago, only 19% of IRP tenured scientists were women. Now, 27% of tenured scientists are women, still a relatively low number. However, 44% of tenure-track investigators are women. The 2022 Intramural Program Personnel Demographics can be found here.

The Health & Recreation Subcommittee is planning activities for the upcoming year and wants fellows to fill out a survey to mark the social events of your choice!

Looking for updates on events or to connect with other postdocs? Check out Bethesda Postdocs Slack! Despite the name, this Slack page is for all fellows! Join with a non-NIH e-mail here.

National Postdoctoral Associations (NPA)

  • All NIH postdocs/fellows get NPA affiliate individual memberships for FREE! Join now!
  • There are 28,500 jobs on the NPA Career Center. Upload your resume/CV for FREE!
  • Introducing NPA SmartSkills: SmartSkills is a free, virtual course for postdocs who are members of the NPA. Monthly classes are taught by experts and focus on building skills critical to career and personal success.
  • Upcoming event hosted by the NPA: The 2023 NPA annual conference is scheduled for in person (April 21–23, 2023) and virtual (May 11 & 12, 2023). Find more information here.