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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

Spring Workshop: Creating Your Individual Development Plan (Seats for March 4 still open!)

Postdoctoral research fellows who started their fellowships on or after July 1, 2018 will be required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with their mentors. To help postdocs prepare effective IDPs, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is offering this interactive workshop on several dates during the spring term. To view dates and register, please click here.

The Women of Whiting Will Host Annual Women in STEM Symposium on April 6, 2019

Women of Whiting host this annual one-day event to highlight female and minority students, alumni, and leaders in STEM fields. More information can be found by clicking here.

Submit Your Abstract for the 6th Annual Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Conference on April 11! (Abstracts Due March 1)

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association  is hosting its annual postdoctoral conference on April 11, 2019. All are invited. To view the conference website, register, and submit your abstract, click here.

Research Presentation Series: How to Construct an Impactful Research Talk (Feb. 27)

What makes a good short talk? What should you include? How should you shape the presentation? Join Professor Richard Edden and Assistant Professor Nick Putz as they lead a workshop that tackles these questions. To learn more and register, click here.

Past Events

Partnering Toward Discovery Lecture (12/06/18)

On December 6, 2018, we heard about he 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, who presented fascinating insights on the scientific and clinical aspects of research that has led to promising treatments for SMA. Click here for full speaker bios.

Excellence in Diversity Symposium (12/04/18)

The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee hosted the 2018 Excellence in Diversity Symposium on December 4, 2018. 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.

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.