JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

17 February 2014

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JHPDA Meetings

There are currently no JHPDA committee meetings scheduled.

Monthly meeting minutes can be found here

Future JHPDA Events

Career Panel: Policy and Education

The JHPDA and AWIS invite you to a career panel on policy and education. For more information, click here.

When: Thursday 27 February, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium (Preclinical Teaching building)

Please RSVP here

JHPDA Executive Board 

Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Cara Altimus

Secretary:  Regan Memmott

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim

Committee Chairs

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

International: Thibault Mauxion

Professional Development: Shirley Tan

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

More Info: Committees 

Other Announcements

Tax Information for Non-Resident Aliens (NRA)

The JHU Tax Office has purchased a license for GLACIER Tax Prep (free) which is Federal tax preparation software for Nonresident Alien (NRA) Students and Scholars. GLACIER Tax Prep is specifically designed to help NRA’s file a federal tax return so it is user friendly and generates the appropriate federal tax return for each NRA.

Click here for a flyer with more information


Filing of Federal Taxes for the 2013 year  is due by April 15th 2014.

If you are an International Scholar who has not passed the substantial presence test (spending >183 days of each of the last 3 years in the USA) then you are likely considered a “Non-Resident for Tax Purposes” and are eligible to utilize the GLACIER Tax Prep tool.  Information on accessing this software through the Hopkins Tax Office is now available. Please click here to read the flier and email the tax office directly for access and your questions.  

Read more here

Email the tax office for more information (tax@jhu.edu)

The information above is an informal guide. Please contact the tax office if you have any specific concerns.

GSA Tax Workshop

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Hopkins Dance: Hip Hop Classes

Click here for more information

Mother’s Room Now Open!

The Mother's Room in PCTB 302 is now open. To access, moms can complete an authorization form (link) and return it to: Sharon Eddinger, PCTB 333.

The room currently has one Ameda Elite pump, and a Medela Symphony will be added soon.  There are three stations and a sink, a small refrigerator and full-length mirror.

More family resources can be found here.

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IN BRIEF: Curling like a Rock Star

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Ever been curious about the sport of Curling, which has received so much coverage during the Olympics? With the upcoming shuttle social on Wednesday (@ Turp’s from 6-8, see poster below), which coincides with the Olympic Curling semi-finals, a few JHPDA members made their way to Potomac Curling Club (curldc.org) and tried their hands at this sport.

JHPDA co-president, Blythe Shepard, wrote more about curling here.

Whether you are a Curling fanatic, or haven’t seen a game yet, come out this Wednesday and watch some Curling at Turp’s!  Those of us that went to Potomac Curling Club might even share some stories about our own success with sweeping and throwing!  Good Curling!


Lunar New Year Party - New Date Tue 02/18

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Due to last weeks’ snowstorm, we postponed our Lunar New Year celebration to tomorrow the 18th of February.

The JHPDA and the Office of International Affairs cordially invite you to join us for a banquet in celebration of the lunar new year:

What: Lunar New Year, with free food and drinks

When: TUESDAY 18th February, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Daily Grind, 3rd floor Miller Research Building

To read more about the Lunar New Year, please click here.

Shuttle Social @Turps: Wed, Feb 19th

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For this months shuttle social, we’re going to Turps in Mount Vernon! Turps will be broadcasting the Olympics, specifically the curling. So interested in meeting people, socializing with other postdocs and cheering on the Olympics teams, please join us this Wednesday!

When: Wednesday 19th of February, 6-8pm

Where: Turps, 1317 N Charles, (2 blocks down from Penn Station shuttle stop)

Intercultural Game & Chat: Mon, Feb 24th

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International postdocs: want to meet people and practice your English?

American postdocs: Want to share your culture and learn new ones?

Join us for dinner and board games!!!

When: Monday February 24th, 6-8pm

Where: Preclinical Training Building (PCTB) 113/114 (across Greenhouse cafe)

*Sponsored by the JHPDA international committee


JHPDA Event: Postdoc Research Presentation Club

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

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 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.

Professional Development Office Events

Developing a Powerful CV and Cover Letters (RESCHEDULED)

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Room 2-108

If you are considering an academic career path, come and learn how to develop a powerful CV and its accompanying cover letters. This is an interactive workshop and you are encouraged to share your CV and/or a specific Click here to register

Applying for Federal Jobs

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1830 E. Monument Street Building, Room 2-108

If you feel overwhelmed when reading a Federal position announcement and you wish you could have a translator to help you decipher it, come and learn how to do this. Click here to register

Other Opportunities

Science Policy Volunteer Opportunity

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) seeks a Director of Development (3hr/week) to lead fundraising strategy and initiatives. The Director will work closely with the CEO, Director of Outreach, and Editor-in-Chief. JSPG is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, click here

Career training; Building a career in HIV/AIDS related fields

"The Johns Hopkins Center For AIDS Research ("CFAR") is available to help interested Johns Hopkins postdoctoral fellows build careers in HIV/AIDS-related fields. (click here for more information), for a talk on this topic on Fri 2/21, click here.

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Call for Volunteers for 2nd Annual Hopkins Robotics Cup
  • Volunteer for Science Outreach to Refugee Youth in Baltimore


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

Recent entries and positions

  • Senior Level faculty in myocardial repair at University of Louisville
  • NCATS, Division of Preclinical Innovation (2/19)
  • Patent Agent, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (link)

Postdoctoral position to investigate the central mechanisms of pain sensation at John Hopkins University 

Postdoctoral position at the Center for Child and Community Health Research


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here. 


  • Sci-Fi Spectacular! (2/21; website)
  • Baltimore Restaurant Week “Absolutely Febulous (2/16-2/23; website)
  • French Film Festival (website)

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

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