Anna Vlachos Receives Center on Compulsive Behaviors (CCB) Graduate Student Fellowship

Anna Vlachos

Anna Vlachos

Congratulations to Anna Vlachos, second-year graduate student in the NICHD Section on Cellular and Synaptic Physiology, on receiving a Center on Compulsive Behaviors (CCB) Graduate Student Fellowship Award.

The CCB Graduate Fellowship is designed to support outstanding graduate students enrolled in the NIH Graduate Partnership Programs (GPP) who are passionate about research related to compulsive behaviors. This fellowship aims to provide financial assistance, mentorship, and opportunities for professional development.

Confidential and Free Editing Service for Fellows

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Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) NIH Intramural Fellowship Applications Due this Month

Applications are due by May 31 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

From the JSPS website: This program is offered at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in cooperation with the NIH’s Fogarty International Center (FIC), and the NIH Office of Intramural Research. It is designed to support meritorious biomedical and behavioral research projects undertaken in NIH laboratories by young Japanese postdoctoral researchers who intend to hold research positions at Japanese universities or other academic institutions or public institutions in Japan in the future.

The NIH-JSPS Intramural Fellowship provides a two-year stipend to Japanese postdocs to work at NIH intramural labs. This fellowship is awarded to about eight postdocs annually. For application instructions, please visit

Save the Dates:

NICHD Orientation for Postdoc Fellows

Tuesday, June 4, 10–11 a.m.
Building 31C, 6th Floor, Room A/B

RSVP at this link to register for the event.

Virtual Career Chat with Katie Travis, PhD, about her journey from NICHD fellow to Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine

Wednesday, June 12, 1–2 p.m. over Zoom.

RSVP at this link to receive the Zoom link.

The 2024 Three-minute Talk (TMT) Program Final Competition

Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m.–12 noon

Imagine describing your research in less than three minutes. See how it’s done!

We would like to invite everyone to our final TmT Virtual event for 2024, where our NICHD finalists will present their research stories with others from NHGRI, NIDCR, NIDCD, NIAMS, NEI, NIDDK, NIDCD, NIAID, NINDS, NLM and NIEHS.

A Zoom link will be circulated to NICHD trainees and staff a few days prior to the event.