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As 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, Hyo Won Ahn, at


We’ve created a new page on the Fellows Wiki for Selected FelCom Events. Near the beginning of each month, we’ll post same-month events that are announced during the monthly FelCom meetings. Check in regularly!

The NIH Research Festival is back in person after a three-year hiatus. The event will take place September 18–22, 2023! Please visit the NIH Research Festival website for the General Schedule of Events.

This year’s Postdoc & Fellow Appreciation Week is the week of September 18–22, 2023. OITE is organizing several social events, careers seminars, and networking events in honor of the week (keep an eye on your email for days, times, and locations). For more information, or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Emily Summerbell (

The Fellows Safety Committee is planning to host an open house focused on celebrating International Biosafety and Biosecurity Month in October. Keep an eye out for more information as the date approaches! The committee is looking for more participation in their events, so please help spread the word. Various leadership positions within the committee will be open soon. If you are interested, please reach out to Anna SantaMaria (

The Visiting Fellows Committee has a secretary position and a social sub-committee position open. If interested, please contact Harrison Daly (

Did you know that there are several ways to stay informed on postdoc activities and events?