JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

15 September 2014

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Did you know? National Postdoc Appreciation Week starts TODAY! See a list of events and discounts below or click here.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

National Postdoc Appreciation Weeks

When: Sept. 15th-19th + 22nd-26th!

Check the right column - your JHPDA has many events in honor of postdocs!


When: Thursday, Sept. 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Ross Courtyard

(Rain date: Friday, Sept. 26th, 5:30-7:30pm)

Future JHPDA Events

International Committee Meeting

When: Monday, Sept. 29, 5:30pm

Where: Cobblestone Café, Preclinical Training Building (PCTB)

Contact: Thibault Mauxion or Beth Zucconi

Associate Dean’s Lecture Series

Postdoc Research Seminar with visiting Scientist Nancy Thornberry

An opportunity for postdocs to present their research and network with visiting scientist, Nancy Thornberry, an Independent Consultant in Pharmaceuticals.

Who: Five postdoc fellows. Could be you!

How: Send an abstract to postdoc@jhmi.edu

Abstracts due: Oct. 6, 2014

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 9:30 - 11:30am

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB), Rm 517


Who: Nancy Thornberry (LinkedIn)

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB) 1st floor, Mountcastle Auditorium

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Click here for more info.

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew

Co-president: Casey Rebholz

Treasurer: Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Pankhuri Vyas

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Nick Puts

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Kirsten Block

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Save the Date!

Fall Telling Stories about Science Events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Bill Nelson and Elizabeth Tracey,
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: Randy Olson
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5: Peter Agre

Location: Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium (click for details)

Using EPIC for Behavioral, Social and Systems Science Research: Beyond Recruitment.

When: Sept. 30th

Program: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Networking luncheon: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: Owens Auditorium, Ground floor of the CRB II building

For more info click here.

To RSVP,  click here.

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

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IN BRIEF: National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

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On behalf of the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs’ office and all who work with postdoctoral research fellows throughout Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, we would like to sincerely express our greatest appreciation for all that you do to further the institution’s quest for biomedical discovery. Our successes in the advancement of biomedical research greatly depend upon your dedication and expertise.

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, your JHPDA will be hosting professional development, social, and cultural events for postdoctoral fellows; all are welcome to come and learn, network, or just socialize! We thank you for all that you do for Johns Hopkins and wish you a rewarding and enjoyable year ahead.

Martha A. Zeiger M.D., Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs


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Don't hesitate to advocate!, Mon., Sept. 15th


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Researchers and health care workers make powerful advocates. You just have to find your voice! By Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of Coalition to Stop Gun Violence & Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, join us for a seminar explaining how to be effective when communicating with policy-makers. And remember, if you want to see change, don’t hesitate to advocate!

When: Monday, September 15th, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Where: Owens Auditorium, CRB II (Koch Cancer Research Building)

Postdoc Immigration and VISA Seminar, Tues., Sept. 16th


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Learn more about employment in F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN and O-1 status as well as pathways to Legal Permanent Residence in the United States.

Refreshments will be provided!

Click here to pre-register.

You can still attend if you do not pre-register, but food may be limited.

When: Tuesday, September 16th, 2:30 - 4:00pm, Q&A 4:00 - 4:30pm

Where: Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB) West Lecture Hall, 725 N. Wolfe St.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of International Services (OIS), presented by Taylor & Ryan, LLC

JHPDA Research Presentation Club, Wed., Sept. 17th


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The JHPDA research presentation club is starting up again!  New this year: “expert” short presentation pearls!

Join us for our first one on this Wednesday with a presentation pearl from Dr. Meghan Davis on making a scientific poster!

When: Wednesday, September 17th, 12 - 1pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building, G18/G19

Interested in practicing your talk or poster, book your slot here or click here for more information.

Trivia Night, Wed., Sept. 17th


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A JHPDA trivia night, including food, drinks and prizes, will be held this Wednesday evening! One of the rounds will be a “grab bag of submitted questions”.

Have a good, funny, or interesting question? Submit it here and maybe you’ll see it at trivia night - you’ll also gain a (free) point! Please remember this is for a general and international audience.

Submit here

When: Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30 - 8:00pm

Where: Greenhouse Cafe (PCTB)

Bring a team or join a team on-site!! Open to all postdocs and suitable for an international audience!

De-stress Yoga Session, Thurs., Sept. 18th


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Get out of the lab, relieve some stress, and participate in this free yoga session.

Click here to sign up (25 max)

Room still available!

When: Thursday, September 18th, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Where: The Cooley Center, large activity room

Don’t have a membership? No problem!

Postdocs can use the Cooley Center (both locations) for FREE from 9/15 - 9/26; just fill out a guest waiver on-site

Next Week’s NPAW Events!

International Movie Night

Character, a Dutch, Belgian film based on the best-selling novel Karakter by Ferdinand Bordewijk

When: Monday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB), Rm 113-114

Making the most of LinkedIn

Presented by Donna Vogel, Director of Professional Development Office (PDO)

When: Tuesday, September 23rd, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Where: Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB), West Lecture Hall

Postdoc Coffee Break

When: Wednesday, September 24th, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Where: Outside the Owens Auditorium in CRB II (Koch Cancer Research Building)

Johns Hopkins Success Stories

Interview with Joao Lima, M.D. M.B.A.

From Brazil to Baltimore: How to work your way to the top?

When: Thursday, September 25th, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB) 1st floor, Mountcastle Auditorium


When: Thursday, September 25th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Where: Ross Courtyard

(Rain Date: Friday, September 26th)


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Title: Applying for the NSG GRG this year?

Then you might be interested in an upcoming workshop. It will focus on the personal statement, in the context of the 'broader impacts' and 'intellectual merit' criteria. Conducted by Dr. Kelly Barry, Director of the National Fellowships Program and interim Dean of Academic Services.

When: Thursday, September 18, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: 1830 Building, Classroom 2-108

Title: Making the most of LinkedIn

Which came first, Facebook or LinkedIn? I'm not looking for a job, so why do I need LinkedIn? What should go in my profile? How do I successfully connect with people? Get the answers to these questions and more, in this workshop. Learn how to build an effective profile and how to use LinkedIn for visibility, networking, and finding your next step. Hear about the latest features, and find connections you didn't even know about. Presenter: Donna Vogel, MD, PhD, PDO Director and LinkedIn member since 2003.

Please register here

When: Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Where: West Lecture Hall, Wood Basic Science Building (WBSB), Ground Floor

Title: Interviewing for Career Success

Hosted by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office and the JHMI Professional Development Office. Do you get nervous before a job interview? Can you come up with answers for all of the various interview questions thrown at you? Do you know when an interview is going well? Get answers to these questions and more during an interactive workshop where you will hear bad and better interview answers.

Please register here

When: Wednesday, September 24, 12:15 - 1:15pm

Where: School of Public Health, W4030

Title: LinkedIn Clinic for Beginners & Professional Photo Opportunity

Create an effective LinkedIn profile that will help you now and for the rest of your career!

11am—11:15am   Introduction by Donna Vogel, PDO  

11:15am—2pm     Picture taking and small group sessions to build your profile

12:30pm—1pm     Break for lunch

Bring your laptop and a current resume. If you want your picture taken, dress professionally for your headshot!

Register here: http://linkedin-beginners.eventbrite.com; attendance is not required for the entire duration of the event.

Sponsored by BCI, PDO, JHPDA, HBN, JHBCC, and GSA.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 11:00 - 2:00pm

Where: Rangos Building, Room 490

Homewood Opportunity

Professional Development Module Program courses offered by the Center for Leadership Education in the Whiting School of Engineering.  Click here and here for details.

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below.

  • Journey through Science Day (apply by 9/16, link)
  • Vine and Venture networking event (9/17, link)
  • Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Symposium (Poster abstracts extended deadline: 9/18, event 10/7, link)
  • Entrepreneurship Summit (9/26, link)
  • Meet the NPA board election candidates (link)
  • Now accepting proposals to the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting (proposals accepted through 9/30, link)
  • NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators (due 9/30, link)
  • Social Innovation Lab (link, application link, due: 10/1)
  • 2nd Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 and Resource Fair (10/2, link)
  • The Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards (concept submissions due 9/12; proposal submissions due 10/24,  link)
  • Career Awards for Medical Scientists (due 10/01, link)
  • Publicizing Basic Science Contest - $500 prizes (deadline 10/20, link)
  • The Neuro Challenge (deadline 10/31, flyer link, website link)
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (due 11/03, link)
  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs, Submission (due 11/15, link)
  • Research Study: Paid for participation in a Physical and Mental Fatigue Study (link)


Recent additions listed below.


Recent additions listed below.

  • Postdoc position in cancer biology at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Christine Hann (due 10/01; link (row 23))
  • Faculty Positions in Life Sciences at Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS) College (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • International Opportunity: Scientific Instrumentation (link)


  • Penn Med, Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (CODRT): has RFA for 13 rare diseases (pre-application due 9/15; details)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation: Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Award (Deadline: 9/22, link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


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Recurring Events

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

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

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