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Upcoming Events

Excellence in Diversity Symposium (12/04/18)

The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee invites faculty and trainees from all Johns Hopkins schools to attend the 2018 Excellence in Diversity Symposium on December 4, 2018. This all-day event occurs in the Turner Concourse and Tilghman Auditorium. Plenary speakers for the event are Dr. Candice Bridge, Assistant Professor of Chemistry from the University of Central Florida, and Dr. Alberto Roca, the executive director of DiverseScholar. Click here to view more details.

Partnering Toward Discovery Lecture (12/06/18)

Join us on December 6, 2018 to hear the fascinating scientific and clinical success of research in spinal muscular atrophy in a talk tilted "Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Breakthrough in Translational Neurodegeneration Research" led by Dr. Charlotte Sumner, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience. Dr. Jessica Nance, Assistant Professor of Neurology, and Daniel Ramos, a current neuroscience graduate student, will present fascinating insights on the scientific and clinical aspects of research that has led to promising treatments for SMA. Click here for full speaker bios. The event occurs from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Welsh Library, West Reading Room. Light food and beverages will be served.


Past Events

University-Wide Professional Development Day (10/19/18)

An all-day event devoted to the professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars was held in the Preclinical Teaching Building, East Baltimore campus on October 19, 2018. Professional headshots, ice cream, and beer were added bonuses to a full day devoted to developing the professional skills that can give JHU trainees the edge on the job market. This event is currently planned to be an annual offering, so stay tuned for fall 2019!

Write Winning NIH Grants - F and K Series Awards (10/11/18)

On October 11, 2018, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Professional Development and Career Office and the Physician Scientist Training Program co-sponsored a day-long grant writing workshop. Aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, this in-depth seminar discussed how to prepare and write effective K and F series NIH grants. This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addressed both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process. Emphasis was given to such things as idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. Participants were taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. Strategies designed to merit a fund-able priority score are emphasized. Participants also received a complimentary copy of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook, NIH Edition.  If you are interested in learning about future grant writing training, please email Megan Bohn at

New Postdoc Orientation (10/10/18)

Early and proactive career planning is essential to professional success. On October 10, 2018, School of Medicine postdoctoral research fellows gathered over coffee for the Fall New Postdoc Orientation. Please click here to download our presentation at the event. The next orientation event will be scheduled at a later date.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week! (9/17/18 - 9/22/18)

September 17-22 marked National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week! The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs thanks each and every postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine for their hard work and dedication to advancing the scientific mission of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A listing of special events that celebrated postdoctoral work can be found here.