This newsletter is typically distributed the last Thursday of the month and contains a variety of resources, links, and reflections on graduate-level career & professional development, higher education, and an occasional detour into neuroscience topics, the area I formally trained in as a graduate student and postdoc.
Missed the inaugural newsletter from January 2021?
NIH Raising a Resilient Scientist Series for Faculty Mentors
The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education offers a series of webinars and small group discussions to help faculty mentors support their students and postdocs. This is a companion program to their Becoming a Resilient Scientist series for students and postdocs.
Programming began November 9th
The workshops and group discussions in the series are:
This summit seeks to identify barriers – and find paths forward – in the greater postdoctoral community on the path to racial and ethnic equality. Roundtable discussions are currently planned on a variety of topics from diversifying the cohort of potential postdoctoral researchers to promoting robust permanent position options after postdoctoral period completion. It is the hope of the NPA and its allies that these conversations will lead to further discussions about specific issues and actions toward solutions in the racial and ethnic equity space.
In this NIH BEST Blog Rewind, I reflect on my own career exploration process as a late-stage postdoc. Hopefully it inspires readers to consider the many paths available to them in their careers and lives.