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Postdoc Talks for a General Audience

Communication is an essential skill in any scientific career, whether you are writing a grant, teaching, answering questions from a search committee, or interviewing for a job in industry. Each month, two postdoctoral fellows give a short talk on their research at a level for a general audience. These talks will focus on the importance and implications of the research instead of on the technical methods and results.

All sessions will take place from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. in HSF III Room 6020

  • Thursday, June 1
  • Thursday, July 6

2023-2024 CTFP Fellowships Information Session

Johns Hopkins Universtiy, University of Maryland Baltimore, & National Institute on Aging (Intramural Research Program) Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Program. Logos of Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, Coppin State University, Goucher College, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Stevenson University. Save the Date 2023-2024 CTFP Infor

NIH Basics for Postdoctoral Fellows: Understanding Grant Mechanisms, Funding Announcements, and Using NIH Reporter

Wednesday, June 21
12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

HSF III - Room 6020

Marey Shriver, PhD, Executive Director for Faculty Development
Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation (CARTI)

Understanding the NIH organizational structure, identifying the right funding mechanism and funding announcement is an essential first step before applying for NIH funding. This session will provide an overview of the NIH grants process, as well as, helpful resources for first-time grant writers not familiar with NIH funding. This workshop will cover topics including an overview of the different NIH funding mechanisms (T, F, K, R); identifying Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs); using NIH RePORTER.

Postdoc English Scientific Conversation Group

Biweekly meetings of this group bring together postdocs to read, discuss, and write about different scientific issues. Postdocs practice using their English skills to discuss how CRISPR should be ethically used, how to counter unscientific media with the general public, or what scientists can contribute to some of the conversations about ethical issues. This group can also be used to practice upcoming presentations and get feedback on these.

Careers in Science Seminar Series

We offer a Careers in Science Seminar series that showcases a wide array of career opportunities available to our students and postdoctoral fellows beyond that of an academic researcher. We draw on professionals in a variety of fields as well as alumni of our programs.

Responsible Conduct in Research Training

NIH mandates that all postdocs must receive training in responsible conduct of research. This series is one session a month from September to June.

Renee Cockerham will send out an email with a link to register each month. 

Sessions are held once a month and cover a variety of topics in research ethics.  Each session is held in Howard Hall Reid Room A at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9 - Authorship and Publication
Tuesday, June 13 - Animals, Humans, and Safe Labs Panel - Matthew Fischer, MD, Environmental Health and Safety; Janna Barcelo, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Julie Doherty, Institutional Review Board

Directions to Reid Room A: You can enter Howard Hall through HSF1 (685 W Baltimore St), Bressler (655 W Baltimore St), or at the entrance to the building on 660 W Redwood St.  Once in Howard Hall, go to the 2nd floor. Reid Room A is in the middle of the second floor, near the lockers for the med students.