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April 8, 2014

Graduate STudent Council Meeting - TODAY

The monthly Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting will be held this week on Tuesday, April 8th at 5pm.  These meetings are open to all graduate students and are a great opportunity to get involved in the graduate student community.  We look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas for existing and prospective events and hope to see you there!

GSC Meeting Details:
What: GSC Meeting
When: 5pm Tuesday, April 8th
Where: Building 2 Conference Room, Rm 2W15



Details are a terrific way for you to gain experience volunteering for an office at the NIH.  Here are a few available:

Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a period of at least three to six months which could be extended as needed.   Candidates with biomedical research experience, who are interested in entering the new, exciting field of "science of science" are encouraged to apply for this position.  There may be opportunities to interact with policy, program, and review staff from Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICOs) from across NIH. This will provide a valuable opportunity for scientists who are interested in transitioning from bench science to scientific administration careers. Hours can be flexible.  Interested individuals can find more details about OPA on our web site ( and can apply for this position by sending a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Paula Fearon (

Rotation: The Center for Global Health (CGH) in the Office of the Director at the National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking an individual to support CGH's global health policy work through a rotation opportunity.  This rotation is open to fellows. Supervisory approval must be obtained before applying for the detail.

The Center for Global Health (CGH) supports NCI's goal to advance global cancer research, build expertise, and leverage resources across nations to address the challenges of cancer and reduce cancer deaths worldwide.  

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in the global health arena, particularly in program implementation or policy.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the USG interagency community on global health issues (Department of State, Department of Defense, USAID, and others).
  • Disciplinary areas highly desired (global context): anatomic pathology, research networks, cancer control

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The fellow will work on a range of global public health and human services policy issues; likely responsibilities include:

  • Preparing issue papers, memoranda, analyses, briefing documents, position papers and other documents on issues and opportunities.
  • Utilizing scientific expertise to advise the Director, CGH, on programmatic areas.
  • Focusing on a specific region (or regions) to support new or ongoing projects.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within HHS and with the USG agencies, international agencies, and other stakeholders.

Travel may be required. To Apply: Please send resume, written approval from current supervisor (if required for your fellowship), and cover letter to by Friday, April 18, 2014. Please place on the subject line of your email, "Rotation Opportunity."  Late submissions will not be considered. 

Issues in Science and Technology announces a science fiction contest!
Issues in Science and Technology (IST) is a respected quarterly journal that explores the intersections of science, technology, society, and policy. The editors of IST believe that science fiction (SF) can help to bring key challenges and dilemmas in science and technology to an influential readership in new and compelling ways. Scientists, engineers, researchers, and policymakers often only see small pieces of an issue. SF writers can imagine entire worlds. By fully thinking through how today’s critical issues will play out, science fiction inspires, cautions, and guides those shaping our future.

Throughout 2015, starting with the Winter volume, IST will publish one SF story per issue, on topics of broad societal interest. Published stories may be accompanied by a brief commentary or response written by a member of the National Academies.  For more information visit External Link

graduate Student Seminar Series - April 17, 1 pm

On April 17th from 1:00-2:00 pm in Bldg. 50, Rm 1328, the Graduate Student Seminar Series (GS3) will be hosting the following speakers:
Geoff Vargish (NICHD; Brown University) – “Persistent inhibitory circuit defects following chronic in utero exposure to exogenous cannabinoids”
Christie Campla (NEI; University of Oxford) – “Molecular and functional characterization of genes associated with rod photoreceptor maturation”
This is a great opportunity to hear interesting science and interact with your peers at the NIH. Even if the topics above are outside of your field and/or interests, the speakers really benefit from the anonymous audience feedback forms collected at the end of the talks. Geoff, Christie, and I hope to see strong support from the GPP community on the 17th!


CIT offers course freely available and taught by colleagues to students that are badged at NIH.  These are courses on just about everything including, but no limited to: Computational drug design, microbiome analysis, computational phylogeny, data analysis on a variety of platforms and more!)


The FDA will be accepting applications for the seventh class of FDA Commissioner's Fellows this spring! 
Please see the Preceptor's project descriptions and biographies posted here.Applications will be accepted from April 16, 2014 through May 26, 2014 5 p.m. EST. Letters of recommendation will be due June 4th by 5 p.m. EST. See this site for the application requirements

CTY Summer Faculty

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth. Looking for "Instructors" and "Teaching Assistants" for a 3-week summer course. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university's mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world. External Link (please note this is not endorsed by the NIH/OITE, taking time to do this will be subject to your PI approval and also if you have enough time off to do this)

CRDF Global Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellowship to Advance Science Collaboration
The inaugural Fellowship will be awarded to a competitively selected female scientist for an eight to twelve week duration at CRDF Global headquarters in Arlington, VA. Candidates must be women with or pursuing a Ph.D. in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or biomedical and behavioral sciences. Candidates must demonstrate experience or expertise in international collaboration and be a U.S. citizen or have U.S. work authorization. The deadline for application is April 25, 2014. The fellow will be selected by May 9, 2014. Apply at

Call for Volunteers for the NIH table at the US Science and Engineering festival:

"Meet The Scientists & Engineers". This is a special program that consists of a one-hour shift per federal agency/ company to sit and talk with attendees to answer their questions about the possibilities of pursuing science and engineering careers. email Mitzi Kosciulek, to volunteer

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