Monday, September 11, 11 AM–Noon

Trainee Career Discussion with James Gagnon, PhD
Building 35A, Room 610 (Rear)

Dr. James Gagnon, Assistant Professor from the University of Utah, will briefly discuss his career trajectory and then answer questions from fellows. Come with your questions about work/life balance, navigating career challenges, how to determine which future jobs might be right for you, and anything else you want to discuss. Anyone at NIH is welcome to join.

The following day, Dr. Gagnon will give a seminar entitled “How Zebrafish Defend Against Ecological Challenges.” You are welcome to join that as well! Details below:

  • Date: September 12th, 2023
  • Time: 1:00–2:00 PM 
  • Location: Bldg 45, Room C1/C2 (or virtual)

Thursday, September 21, 1 PM

NICHD Postbac Orientation Session
Location to be announced (on NIH campus)

Our institute has approximately 100 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. The Office of Education would like to bring our postbacs together to meet each other and discuss opportunities for service and leadership, along with the various resources and services available to you at NICHD and NIH-wide.

We aim to enrich fellows’ NIH experience with career development, outreach, and social activities. Learn about:

  • The Annual Postbac Seminar Series
  • Opportunities for enhancing your science communications skills
  • NICHD Office of Education Services & Resources
  • The Office of Intramural Training and Education and its resources
  • Medical & Graduate School Application Support
  • NIH Library resources
  • And more!

The NICHD Postbac Orientation Session is mandatory for all postbacs who started on or after January 2023, but all NICHD postbacs are welcome. To register, please contact Ms. Veronica Harker ( for the Google document link.

Tuesday, September 26, 9 AM–4 PM

NICHD Intramural Scientific Retreat
Porter Neuroscience Building

We strongly encourage all NICHD intramural researchers—PIs and lab members—to attend as we celebrate our research achievements and spark new ideas and collaborations. Check your email for registration information.

Ongoing Events Around Campus

NIH-Wide Office of Intramural Training and Education Events
For more information and registration, please visit Upcoming OITE Events.

NIH Library Training and Events
For more information and registration, please visit the NIH Library Calendar.