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

The Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) reports that the 2024 Summer Internship Program (SIP) application cycle has begun, and OITE will be sending out notifications about the Summer Mentor Award. Watch out for the announcement and apply if you are interested in mentoring a summer intern!

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) hosts the 2024 NPA Annual Conference on March 15–16, 2024, in Seattle, Washington. Join NPA for their largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community.

Postdocs, grad students, administrators, faculty, and those from associations, corporations, and government are invited to join for two days of sessions, networking, and professional development opportunities. Harmit Malik, PhD, a professor in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, will deliver a keynote speech at the event. NPA members must log in before registering to receive a member discount on registration fees. Early-bird registration ends Friday, December 15, so register now!

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

The Training Directors Committee reported that the Beyond Sciences Initiative will have their annual conference (online) on March 2, 3, and 30, 2024. Conference topics include infectious diseases, cancer, chronic diseases, global health, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. This is targeted for young scientists (at no cost), and participants can join the live conference via the Zoom link provided following registration.

The NIH Federal Credit Union has a new initiative to support fellow banking—more details can be found at the NIH Fellows Advantage Program website.

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