JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

22 September 2014

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website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? The National Postdoc Appreciation Week continues for another week! See the updated 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!

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

How: Send a 500 word research 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

Benefits Information Session

Representatives from CareFirst and Cornerstone Financial will be on hand to provide brief presentations of the new dental and life and disability insurance benefits now available to eligible postdocs. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Seating is limited; and the session will start and end promptly

When: Monday, Sept. 22nd, 10 - 11:30am Where: Becton Dickinson auditorium..

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: Tuesday, 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; RSVP here.

Great, inexpensive photography

The Department of Pathology, JHMI offers excellent photography services. For more information, check here.

Homewood-PDA Ice Cream Social

Come hang out with HW-PDA postdocs in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy ice cream!

When: Thursday, October 2, 5 - 7 pm

Where: Homewood campus (venue TBD) Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/ha5Oww so the appropriate amount of ice cream can be ordered!

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


Postdoc Blog,

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards 

*now includes instructions for School of Public Health.

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

BusyGrad: housing, reviews, buy/sell items
[BusyGrad is not affiliated with Hopkins.]

IN BRIEF: Welcoming Casey Rebholz as the new Co-President for the 2014-2015 term!


Corinne Pettigrew

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Casey Rebholz

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The JHPDA has recently undergone an Executive Board change. We are pleased to welcome Casey Rebholz as the new Co-President for the 2014-2015 term! Casey is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. She brings to the table her prior experience with the JHPDA’s Professional Development Committee, as a committee member and Co-Chair. As Co-President, Casey aims to increase representation from public health postdoctoral fellows in the JHPDA and support programming for professional development. Casey was elected to fill this position through an internal election among the JHPDA Executive Board, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members (as per the JHPDA Charter) to replace Stephen Gee, who stepped down from his Co-President position.

Be sure to check-out today’s bulletin -- we’re in our 2nd postdoc appreciation week, so we still have many events both this week and next! And don’t forget about POSTDOCtoberfest on Thursday, 9/25 from 5:30-7:30pm - a German themed social event with plenty of food and drinks for all! As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us (postdoc@jhmi.edu) if you have any questions.

Corinne Pettigrew and Casey Rebholz

JHPDA Co-Presidents

NPAW Schedule


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NPAW Discounts


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International Movie Night, Mon. September 22


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Character, an Academy Award winning Dutch/Belgian film based on the best-selling novel Karakter by Ferdinand Bordewijk.

With English subtitles!

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

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

Popcorn, drinks, and ice cream will be provided!

Making the Most of LinkedIn, Tue. September 23


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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, Wed. September 24


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

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

Free JHPDA coffee mug to the first 50 postdocs (with valid Hopkins postdoc ID)!

Johns Hopkins Success Stories, Thu. September 25


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

Title: 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

Pizza provided!

POSTDOCtoberfest!!!! Thu. September 25


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Join your fellow postdocs for a German themed social event featuring German food, drinks, and music, as well as raffle prizes!

Bring last year’s POSTDOCtoberfest mug to get an extra raffle ticket!

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

Where: Ross Courtyard (map)

(Rain Date: Friday, September 26th)


Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

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? 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. Presented by 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

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. Hosted by The Bloomberg School of Public Health Career Services Office & the JHMI PDO.

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 résumé. 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. You CAN just attend to get a professional photo taken, but please register!

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.

  • 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 (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 (Application review starts 10/01; 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)


  • 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.


Specific Events

Recurring Events

Local Events Outside Baltimore City

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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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