JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

12 May 2014

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website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? Didn’t pre-register for the postdoc retreat? No problem - register Friday, on-site. Details below.  


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Recurring Content

JHPDA Meetings

JHPDA Committee Meetings

Communications Committee Meeting

Interested in communicating ideas and events? Join us for our committee meeting!

When: Tuesday, May 13th, 11:00am

Where: Daily Grind, Miller Research Building 3rd floor

Contact: Corinne Pettigrew

Postdoctoral Research Presentation Club

Next meeting on Wednesday, May 14th at 12pm. See Upcoming JHPDA Events (right panel, below) for more details.

1st Annual Postdoctoral Retreat

“Let me tell you”

When: May 16, 2014; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Homewood Campus, Hodson Hall

Online Registration is closed, but on-site registration will be available from 8-8:30am. For more information, postdocretreat.jhu.edu/ 

Future JHPDA Events

Whitewater Rafting

When: May 31st, 11am - 2pm

Where: Harpers Ferry, WV

See center panel for more details!

JHPDA Executive Council 


Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Cara Altimus and Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Regan Memmott

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

International: Thibault Mauxion

Professional Development: Shirley Tan

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Joining the JHPDA

Interested in one of our committees? Want to contribute to postdoc events, policy and training? Good ideas for future events?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu



Bulletin provided by the JHPDA Media and Communications Committee

Want to contribute to our bulletin? Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article for our “In Brief” section?

Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu

Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle Survey

The Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle is in the midst of refocusing their efforts on safety and customer service. In order to figure out where changes need to be made, they are requesting feedback from passengers. Please complete this important survey here or contact: Roman Steichen


Postdoc Blog, Life after the Doctorate: Experiments and Experiences in Baltimore

Featured Articles: 

Finding a roommate (by MB Nebel)

Useful Baby Items (by Issel Anne Lim)

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
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IN BRIEF: JHPDA Postdoc Retreat this Friday, May 16th.


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“Let me tell you”

A day to learn about developing effective communication skills as a postdoc, which is a very important skill to possess, whether you are interviewing, writing grants, or simply talking about your work.

When: Friday, May 16th, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Homewood Campus, Hodson Hall

Over 150 postdocs have registered!  Come join us for a day of science and professional development.  

On-site registration will be open from 8-8:30am.  

Go to postdocretreat.jhu.edu/ for more information.


Research Presentation Club, Wednesday, May 14th

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Please join us this Wednesday (5/14) at noon in PCTB 113/114 for the following presentations:

1)     “Generation of Nonviral disease-specific hiPSCs using Gene Editing Nucleases”

2)     “Cyclic-di-AMP Signaling In Tuberculosis: A Novel Alternative Pathway Triggering Type-1 IFN Response”

The newly established Research Presentation Club is looking for members and speakers! Practice a research talk and receive friendly feedback from an audience of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, native English speakers and ESL speakers alike are encouraged to attend and present. Monthly events consist of 2-3 presentations per session.

When:This Wednesday, May 14, 12-1pm

Where: PreClinical Teaching Building (PCTB) Room 113/114 (across Greenhouse cafe)

For more information, click here. To book your slot and RSVP, click here.

Whitewater Rafting, Sat., May 31st

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Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Come whitewater rafting with the JHPDA, as we will raft across the borders of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia on the Shenandoah River. This is a beginner level course, so no previous rafting experience is required.

When: Saturday, May 31st, 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Harpers Ferry, WV

Cost: $74

Registration and payment is due by 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 27. Contact Justin La Favor (jlafavo3@jhmi.edu) to sign-up, or with questions.


JHPDA Events: Please check back next week

Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Research Leadership

Topics to be discussed: productivity and career advancement, mentoring students and trainees, building and managing teams, you and your organization, dollars and science, time management, project management, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays; April 29 - May 22, 2014

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium (1st floor, PCTB)

Register: click here

Course Director: Donna Vogel

A Series of Talks by Dr. Toby Freedman

The PDO and the Biomedical Careers Initiative are happy to announce a series of talks by Dr. Toby Freedman, author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development (see flyer). For more info and to register for the events below, visit the BCI events page.

 DAY 1: Tuesday, May 20th

Talk #1: “The Many Career Opportunities in Industry, Government and Non Profit Organizations,” 11am, Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB) Auditorium

Talk #2: “Job Search Strategies in Industry: Networking and Resume Development,” 1:30pm, WBSB Auditorium

Small group session for postdocs: Pursuing job opportunities, 3:45pm, Room 2-108 of the 1830 Building

Lunch will be served for attendees at 12:30pm.

 DAY 2: Events on Wednesday, May 21st

Talk #3: “Interviewing and Informational Interviews” seminar, 11am, WBSB Auditorium

Talk #4: “What to Look for in a Company, Salary Comps and the Current Economy,” 1:00pm, WBSB Auditorium

Lunch will be served for attendees at 12:00pm.

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Informational meeting on research opportunities in Singapore (Bethesda, MD, 5/22). Details here.
  • 2nd annual Pediatric Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists at CHOP (applications due by 5/23; link)
  • 7th Annual NIH Career Symposium (5/26; link)
  • FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship (apply by 5/26; link)
  • Data scientist training program, 6-week fellowship (06/09-07/18; details & application)
  • Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center 3rd Annual Symposium (6/11; link)
  • The Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (6/16-7/03; register by 6/20; link); contact JHU SOM registrar for tuition support
  • 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration (6/26-6/27; link)


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship. (deadline 5/19; link)
  • 2014 First Award Fellowship Program (National Space Biomedical Research Institute; deadline 6/6; link)
  • Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards (deadline 7/15; link)
  • Research opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • FDA Fellow, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, D.C. (link)
  • FDA Cell Death Regulation Postdoctoral Fellowship (link)
  • FDA Therapeutic Protein Glycosylation Fellowship (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street
  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, every Thursday from 5-9 pm enjoy art exhibits for FREE!
  • Promotions and Giveaways for Baltimore Orioles’ baseball games

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events

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