JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

08 December 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

Did you know? The Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy has programs that are open to postdocs! Check out their upcoming December 10th event, “Teaching Portfolios and Teaching Technology”.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

(Campus map for meeting & event locations)

JHPDA Monthly Meeting

Learn about ongoing JHPDA programming and events. Open to all!

When: Monday, January 12th, 5:30 pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB) room 113/114 (opposite the Greenhouse Cafe)

Communications Committee Meeting

Learn about ongoing communications initiatives; all welcome!

When: Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 11:00 am

Where:  MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Future JHPDA Events 

See Upcoming JHPDA Events in the right panel of the bulletin.

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: Cynthia Zhang

International: Thibault Mauxion and Beth Zucconi

Policy and Advocacy: Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman

Professional Development: Jineta Banerjee and Yuejin Li

Socials: Justin La Favor

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Postdoc Internship Program

Short-term internships for gaining skills and experience in diverse careers. Check out the Postdoc Internship Program website for complete program descriptions.

Current position openings:

  • Policy & Advocacy - Office of Policy Coordination
  • Program Development - Professional Development Office
  • **NEW** Science Communication - Office of External Affairs in the BSPH
  • **NEW** Technology Commercialization
  • Research & Development in Industry - MedImmue/AstraZeneca

Other Announcements

Increase your on-campus visibility

Are you publishing a paper? Let Marketing and Communications know by sending your manuscript, journal, and anticipated publication date to JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

Great, inexpensive photography

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

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Forum

The forum is intended to encourage discussion among US graduate-education stakeholders and will provide the DGE a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who would like to contribute to the national dialogue. For more information, click here.

New JHPDA Meetup.com Group

JHPDA has created a Meetup.com group for postdocs interested in attending smaller local events around Baltimore, such as concerts, art walks, happy hours, museums, and other happenings.  Go to Meetup.com, create a profile, and join the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association Meetup Group.  Receive emails about weekly events other JHPDA members are attending.

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 

[Includes instructions for postdocs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and postdocs at Homewood.]

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

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

IN BRIEF: 2015 Postdoc Retreat - Input Needed!

Postdocs - we need your input on which professional development topics are of interest to you!

Please take this brief survey!

The planning process is underway for the 2nd Annual Postdoc Retreat, co-organized by the JHPDA and HW-PDA. On April 7, 2015, this year's retreat will focus on "PhD Careers" and will cover professional development topics related to academic and diverse career paths after the postdoctoral fellowship. It will also provide postdocs opportunities to present their research and win travel awards!  


International Christmas Movie Night, Tues., Dec 9th

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Join the Internationals Committee for a movie night featuring In Bruges, a black comedy about two hitmen who are sent to Belgium after a hit goes bad and remain there during the Christmas season. Enjoy popcorn, ice cream, and drinks with the movie!

When: Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm

Where:  Preclinical Teaching Building, 113/114

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Shuttle Social, Thu., Dec 11th

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The Socials committee invites you to another Shuttle Social event!

When: Thursday, December 11th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:  Homeslyce, 336 N. Charles Street, Mount Vernon

Shuttle access: From the JHMI/Peabody/Homewood shuttle, take the Washington Monument stop

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu

Inner Harbor “Rock the Dock” & Ice Skating, Sat., Dec 13th

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Both events will be held on Saturday, December 13th - attend one OR both! Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu with questions.

Event 1: "Rock the Dock" Family Holiday Bash

Join the JHPDA at The Power Plant's 4th Annual "Rock the Dock" Family Holiday Bash featuring FREE live music, holiday-themed arts & crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, holiday storytelling, train rides, and more - for the whole family!  Look for the yellow JHPDA balloon.

Where: Inner Harbor, 601 E. Pratt St

When: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Event 2: Inner Harbor Ice Skating (see attached poster)

Join the JHPDA for some ice skating at Baltimore's Inner Harbor! Tickets are only $9 (including skate rental) and you can sign up here.

Where: McKeldin Plaza, 101 Pratt St.

When: 4:30 pm

JHPDA Greek Holiday Party, Tues., Dec 16th

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The JHPDA invites you to our 2014 Greek Holiday Party! Featuring free Greek food, drinks, and raffle prizes. All postdocs, family, and guests welcome!

When: Tuesday, December 16th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: MRB/BRB Daily Grind

Questions? Contact postdoc@jhmi.edu


JHPDA Research Presentation Club: Spring dates!

Come join the Research Presentation Club! Practice presenting a talk/poster of your choice with the JHPDA Research Presentation Club! Receive feedback from a friendly audience of fellow postdocs and graduate students. Each month’s event also features valuable tips from an expert in presentation skills.

Not yet ready for a talk? Come and listen to a fellow postdoc practice over lunch (provided!) and help out by providing feedback.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dates: Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 15th, May. 13th, Jun. 10th, 2015

Sign-up here

Questions? Contact Jineta or Xiang 

Professional Development Office (PDO) Events:

Research Leadership for Postdocs (lunchtime modules)

Where: 1830 Building, classroom 2-108

Register here 

  • 12/09: Time Management (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Your Research Career: Winter Intersession

Where: West Lecture Hall, 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building

When: January 5 - 9 (details below)

Register here

Intensive five-day course that introduces JHMI trainees to scientific communication.

  • Monday/Tuesday: how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; covers aspects of Research Leadership, including Project Management (from 12:30 - 3:30; rescheduled from Fall 2014 Research Leadership)
  • Thursday: how to write a research paper
  • Friday: how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics

Additional Professional Development Events:

Partnering Toward Discovery: Regenerative Medicine and Transplant Surgery

When: Monday, December 8, 4:30 pm

Where: Turner Concourse/MRB pre-function area

Speakers: Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Professor, Wilmer Eye Institute and Biomedical Engineering and student speakers, Kaitlyn Sadtler and Alan Utria

Teaching Portfolios & Teaching Technologies

Where: Center for Educational Resources (Homewood)

When: Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

RSVP here

Enjoy holiday goodies and drinks while learning about Teaching Portfolios and teaching technologies at hands-on stations. Hosted by Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy.

Time Management: How to Create 5 Extra Hours a Week for Your Use

When: Thursday, December 11, 8:30 - 10:30 am (breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30 am)

Where: 2024 Building, Suite 2-1002, 2024 East Monument Street

Speaker: Dr. David Yousem

Contact and RSVP: Valentina Viertel (410-502-5521); RSVP here

How often do you say to yourself, “If only I had more time!” or “Where did the time go?” Do you look at others and ask “How do they get it done?” This course provides the skill set to create time in your day, remove extraneous baggage from your schedule and be much more productive per unit time.

Welch Library Courses

The Welch Medical Library offers the classes and lectures for our faculty, staff and students. For more information, see here.

Other Opportunities

  • Registration for the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting is now open (link)
  • The Dan David Prize scholarship ($15K; due 3/10/15, application link; for details about selected fields of interest, click here)
  • Research Study, paid participation: Physical & Mental Fatigue Study (link)
  • Request for guest editors for Biochemistry Insights Journal (contact Mariana Figuera Losada)
  • Association of Women in Science is recruiting new leaders on their Executive Board (more info; if interested, contact Ekemini Riley)



Recent additions listed below.

  • Funding opportunities posted in JHMI's Research WebNotes (12/2014; link)
  • New England Anti-Vivisection Society $40,000 postdoc grant for non-animal alternatives in women’s health/sex differences (due 12/15; details, link)
  • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians, $65,000 awards (due 1/15/15; contact Meredith McCormack; link)
  • American Heart Association fellowship (due 1/16/15; link)
  • 2 postdoc positions in Dr. Mark Anderson’s lab; research in calcium and redox signaling and mitochondrial metabolism in cardiac physiology & disease (link)
  • Lead Clinical Research Associate (In-House), Hinckley, OH (link)
  • Protein Engineer/Molecular Biology Scientist (link)
  • Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program (link)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Scientific Grants Manager (link)


All Job and Fellowship listings are compiled here.

Details on NIH job listings are also compiled here.

Receive grant alerts here

Other opportunities can be found here.


Holiday Events

Recurring Events

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Sundays (underneath the Jones Falls overpass) Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Street). Visit here.
  • Thursday Nights at the Walters, FREE art exhibits every Thurs., 5-9pm

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

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