JHPDA Weekly Bulletin

09 June 2014

contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

website: jhpda.jhu.edu

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Did you know? The JHPDA International Committee has postponed their Photo Exhibit until September. Check back here for more details.


New Content

Recurring Content

Upcoming JHPDA Meetings

Previous JHPDA monthly board meeting minutes can be found here.

Communications Committee

Interested in communicating ideas and events? Interested in reorganizing our webpage? Come join us!

When: Tuesday, June 10th, 10:30 am

Where: Daily Grind, Miller Research Building, 3rd floor

Contact: Corinne Pettigrew

Future JHPDA Events

New Postdoc Orientation

Are you new to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine?


Come hear about what the university offers you and about ways to get the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship.

When: July 10, 2:30-4pm

Where: Darner Conference Room, Miller Research Building (MRB), Room G007, Ground Floor near the fountain. Map

Includes a food and beverage break!

Pre-Register for this event here!

ALL (new or established) postdoctoral fellows, regardless of affiliation, are invited to attend this orientation; however, some provided information may be more relevant to those in the School of Medicine.  

JHPDA Executive Council 


Co-president: Blythe Shepard

Co-president: Nick Puts

Treasurer: Cara Altimus and Jeff Norris

Secretary:  Regan Memmott

Committee Chairs and Webmaster

Communications: Corinne Pettigrew

International: Thibault Mauxion

Policy and Advocacy: Stephen Gee

Professional Development: Casey Rebholz

Socials: Orion Furmanski & Jeff Norris

Webmaster: Paul Aiyetan

Other Announcements

Indoor Tennis Opportunity

Interested in playing indoor tennis this summer on a Johns Hopkins team? Tuesday Evenings, June thru August 2014 at the Greenspring Club. Cost is $60 and includes team t-shirt. Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, approx 3.0 - 4.0 level.

For more details, contact: Peter Barker

Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle Survey

The Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle is in the midst of refocusing their efforts on safety and customer service. In order to figure out where changes need to be made, they are requesting feedback from passengers. Please complete this important survey here or contact: Roman Steichen

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, Life after the Doctorate: Experiments and Experiences in Baltimore

Featured Articles: 

Finding a roommate (by MB Nebel)

Useful Baby Items (by Issel Anne Lim)

Tell Your Stories: Submit a post

Postdoc Business Cards

Family Resources

Baltimore Resources

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

IN BRIEF: 1st Annual Postdoc Retreat a Success!


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Postdoc Retreat highlighted in the Hub

A torrential downpour on the morning of May 16, 2014 did not keep ~90 postdoctoral fellows from the Schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine to come together at the JHU Homewood campus for the 1st Annual Postdoc Retreat.

The Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs, Dr. Martha Zeiger, kicked off the event with a professionally delivered welcome. While Emily Graslie (@Ehmee), the Chief Curiosity Correspondent for The Field Museum in Chicago and host of the The Brain Scoop, emphasized the use of social media for communicating our science to the public. In addition, she expertly reminded us that Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur!

Posters were judged by JHU and JHMI Deans and Faculty, including the Vice Dean of Education for the School of Medicine, Dr. Roy Ziegelstein. In the afternoon, Sarah Elfreth (@SarahElfreth) discussed how she bridges the communication gap between scientists and the government while lobbying for the National Aquarium and Wildlife protection bills at the local, state and federal levels.  

In between the two plenary lectures, morning and afternoon breakout sessions were hosted by JHMI’s PDO and Dave Jensen from “Science Careers” that focused on networking, elevator speeches, specific aims, and negotiations.


Congratulations to travel award winners, David Zuckerman, Jeffrey Norris, Amir Ali Rahsepar, and poster award winners Melinda Power, David Murphy, and Sarah Stamper.

Thanks to all retreat participants and to the 100+ retreat survey respondents. Your suggestions, participation, and help in planning  next year’s retreat  will help to make it even better!


Postdoc Research Presentation Club: Wed., June 11

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Please join us this Wednesday (6/11) at noon in PCTB 113/114 for the following presentation, among others:


“The Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) in Patients with Beta-Thalassemia Major”


The Postdoctoral Research Presentation Club is looking for members and speakers! 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 participate.

Monthly events consist of 2-3 presentations per session.


When: Wednesday, June 11, 12-1pm

Where: Preclinical Teaching Building 113/114

For more information, click here. To book your slot and RSVP, click here.

Shuttle Social : Thurs., June 19 at The Brewer’s Art

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Join the JHPDA for a relaxing evening out by attending our shuttle social at the Brewer’s Art in Mount Vernon.

Meet and enjoy the company of fellow postdocs!

When: Thursday, June 19th, 6-8pm

Where: The Brewer’s Art in Mount Vernon

1106 N. Charles St., Peabody Stop on the Hopkins HW-Peabody-JHMI shuttle

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu

Orioles Night at Camden Yards: Fri., June 27

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The JHPDA possesses a limited number of $7 tickets to the Orioles vs. Rays game on Friday June 27.

Free floppy hats to the first 20,000 fans!

Click here to reserve your ticket today!

Payment can be made with either JCard or cash.  

When: Friday, June 27th, 7:05pm

Where: Camden Yards

Contact: postdoc@jhmi.edu


JHPDA Event: Postdoc Research Presentation Club

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The Postdoctoral Research Presentation Club is looking for members and speakers! 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 participate.

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 (PDO) Events:

Teaching Fellows Programs - NOW Accepting Applications 6/10-7/11

Attention all East Baltimore Postdocs and 2+ year Graduate Students! Interested in a career with a major teaching component? Interested in gaining mentored teaching experience at a local college or university? The PDO offers opportunities to gain experience in the practice and pedagogy of teaching undergraduate students in mentored programs at five local institutions. Johns Hopkins has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand the Teaching Fellow Programs.

Teaching sites now include:

- Notre Dame University of Maryland*

- Towson University

- Loyola University of Maryland

- Goucher College

- Stevenson University


Please read the program descriptions carefully as there are different time commitments, requirements and expectations. You may apply to one or more of the programs if you meet the qualifications.

Directions and individual fact sheets are found here.

A common online application is used with a place to indicate which program(s) you are applying for. Beginning June 10, click here to apply

*Co-Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association

Your Research Career – Summer Intersession

This intensive five-day course introduces JHMI professional students, graduate students and fellows to the most important uses for scientific communication. Learn how to apply for your first NIH or other peer-reviewed grant (Mon-Tue); how to write a research paper (Thu) ; and how to plan, organize and deliver an effective research talk or poster, including appropriate design and use of graphics (Fri). Wednesday will cover various aspects of Research Leadership for students.

Click here to register


When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 14, 15, 17, 18, 2014, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Students and Postdocs):  You may attend any or all days

Wednesday, July 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Students ONLY)

Where: Mountcastle Auditorium; 1st floor Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe Street, (map)

Other Opportunities

Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • 2nd annual Pediatric Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists at CHOP (DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6/16; link)
  • The Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (6/16-7/03; register by 6/20; link); contact JHU SOM registrar for tuition support
  • 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration (6/26-6/27; link)
  • Johns Hopkins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (7/17-8/29; link; register by 6/30; link)
  • Data scientist training program, 6-week fellowship (9/08-10/17; details & application)


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.


Recent additions listed below. Full descriptions here.

  • Associate Director, iBiology (link)
  • Equity Research Fellow (link)
  • Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awards (deadline 7/15; link)
  • Research opportunities in Europe for NSF-funded postdocs (link)
  • FDA Fellow, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, D.C. (link)
  • FDA Cell Death Regulation Postdoctoral Fellowship (link)
  • FDA Therapeutic Protein Glycosylation Fellowship (link)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in understanding Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis (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.


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

Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association


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