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 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) will host the NPA International Equity Summit on Thursday, November 9, 1–5 p.m. ET to address barriers that disproportionately impact international scholars. The summit is open to everyone, and membership with the NPA is not required to attend. It is the hope of the NPA and its allies that these conversations will lead to further discussions about specific issues and actions toward greater equity for international scholars in the postdoctoral community. Follow this link to register.

All NIH postdocs/fellows get NPA affiliate individual memberships for FREE! Join now!

The Service and Outreach Subcommittee is planning a Weed Warrior volunteering event to remove invasive plants in one of Montgomery County’s parks on November 18, 9–11 a.m. If interested, please contact Alex Vendola ( or Rachel Keith (

The Career Development Committee is arranging a series of events, called “Careers in Scientific Administration,” to introduce administrative jobs for scientists. The event will occur at the end of this month, and a date will be finalized soon and announced on listservs. Please join if you are thinking about your next career position! For more information, please contact Abraham Trujillo Hernandez ( or Sharmina Deloer (

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