The 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, Hyo Won Ahn, at


We’ve created a new page on the Newsletter 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 Service and Outreach Subcommittee is looking for volunteers for a science outreach event in collaboration with the Washington Center for International Education. If interested, please contact Alex Vendola ( or Rachel Keith ( We are especially in need of fellows who can translate from Dari and Pashto! The event date is Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Riverdale, Maryland.

The Training Directors Committee introduces HSTalks, a platform that has put together structured learning journeys covering a range of different themes. A few examples include:

  • Drug Development: From Molecule to Market
  • Gene Therapy
  • AI and Biomedicine
  • Clinical Trials

Note: NIH fellows have full access to this extensive online resource. Thus, NIH fellows can take advantage of over 3,000 specially commissioned lectures and audio interviews offering a rich and diverse source of academic and industry insights.

The National Postdoctoral Association will host the 2024 NPA Annual Conference on March 15 and 16 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, Washington.

The 2024 NPA Meetings Committee is seeking proposals for 60-minute concurrent sessions and poster presentations to be included in the 2024 NPA Annual Conference that will provide training to assist postdoctoral associations and postdoctoral offices in the support and training of their postdoctoral scholars at their home institutions; share ideas, problems, resources, solutions, best practices, and success stories with the postdoc community; and encourage networking among conference attendees.

The Visiting Fellows Committee (VFC) has launched a new OITE VFC Webpage, new email address (, and Country Support Contacts. The committee is still looking for visiting fellows who are interested in serving as country or institute reps. If signing up (see links below), please also let Sanam Yaghoubi know by email (

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