JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

1 September 2014

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website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? The Johns Hopkins Hospital Choral Society, headed by the talented Andrew Etherington, is having a back-to-school concert this Tuesday in Hurd Hall at 5:30pm.  To be involved in the Fall production, contact Andrew.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Where: Pre-Clinical Training Building (PCTB) Room 113/114

Socials Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 9:00am - 10:00am

Where: MRB/Ross Daily Grind

Contact: Justin La Favor

Communications Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 11:00am - noon

Where: Daily Grind

Contact: Nick Puts

Future JHPDA Events

Rally for Medical Research

When: Thursday, Sept. 18th

Where: Washington, D.C.

Register by September 5th! 

See center panel for more details.

National Postdoc Appreciation Weeks

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

Add these two weeks to your calendar because your JHPDA will be offering 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)

JHPDA Executive Council 

2014-2015 Officers

Co-president: Corinne Pettigrew and 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

Interested in playing intramural soccer or volleyball? Sign up to be part of a JHPDA team! All participants must have a Cooley membership or purchase a short-term pass. Please sign up here by Tuesday, Sept. 2!

FREE JHMI Choral Society Concert this Tuesday!

Come enjoy a back-to-school concert featuring songs from classic cinema.

Tuesday, Sept 2, 5:30 pm in Hurd Hall

Interested in science mentoring? In developing transferable skills? The STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) program is looking for individuals to serve as  science-engineer mentors in after-school programs for kids in grades 3-5!

Contact: Anindya Roy (aroy21@jhu.edu). Please inquire by the first week of September!

Save the Dates:

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

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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Email us:  postdoc@jhmi.edu


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IN BRIEF: Associate Dean’s Corner

Welcome 135 Postdoctoral Fellows!

Beginning June 1, 2014, 135 new postdoctoral research fellows from 15 countries have joined us in 32 departments. Most come from the United States, followed by China, Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea and 10 others. The majority of fellows plan a career in academic research; other career goals include education, industry, policy and advocacy, research administration, scientific writing, government research, veterinary medicine, clinical residency, and medical school.

I would like to congratulate you on your distinguished appointment and extend a warm welcome to all of you. I wish you a rewarding and successful research experience at one of the best research centers in the world!

Martha A. Zeiger MD, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs


Intramural Soccer and Volleyball, Sign up by Tues., Sept. 2nd

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Interested in playing intramural soccer or volleyball?

Sign up to be part of a JHPDA team!

Please sign up here by Tuesday, Sept. 2!

All participants must have a Cooley membership or purchase a short-term pass.

Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day, Thurs., Sept. 18

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Are you worried about the state of medical research funding and how it affects your career? Voice your concern directly to your Representative and Senators! Join the Rally for Medical Research as they meet with congressional offices to stress the need for increased medical research funding.

Register here by September 5th!

When: Wednesday, September 17th (training) and Thursday, September 18th (Congressional Meetings)

Where: Washington, D.C.


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Scientific Presentations

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Where: West Lecture Hall, PCTB Building, Ground floor, 725 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Course Leader: Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.

Anxious about presenting your research? Learn how to do your best and beat the stress! Among the topics covered: different types of presentation planning, organizing and delivering a winning talk, how to capture and keep the attention of the audience, effective use of visual aids, turning the Question period to your advantage, dealing with nervousness.

Networking and Informational Interview Workshop

When: Thursday, September 10, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: 1830 Building, Room 2-108

Who you know does matter, and can help to predict career success! You can learn to network effectively, and increase your professional visibility. Choosing the right career can be a challenge. You will gain insight about conducting informational interviews to help you reach the next step in your career.

Register here.

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions can be seen here.

  • Innovation Jam: Business Model Workshop. (This Friday 5th September. More information here)
  • Now accepting proposals to the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting (proposals accepted through 9/30, link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Pilot Projects (due 9/05, link)
  • 4th Annual Hopkins Imaging Conference on 11/05! (abstracts due 9/05, link)
  • NIH International Opportunities Expo and Career Event (9/09, link)
  • NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators (due 9/30, 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 Brain 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)
  • The Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Symposium (10/10, submit poster abstracts to Eleni Georgantonis egeorga1@jhmi.edu, 9/8)


Recent additions listed below.


Recent additions listed below.

  • Gruss-Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (due 9/03; link)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowships (due 9/11; link)
  • Postdoc position in cancer biology at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Chrtistine 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)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Other opportunities can be found here.


Specific Events

Recurring Events

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

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

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