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Fellow Appreciation

Fellows' Career Development

Fellow Appreciation

Fellows' Career Development

Fellows gathered for Fellow Appreciation in a group photo
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Each year, NIEHS celebrates all of our fellows during National Postdoctoral Appreciation week. This annual event is sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association, and is endorsed by NIH as a way to honor and thank the trainees who carry out a very large percentage of research nationwide. Please see below for the types of activities we held at NIEHS in 2019.

2019 Events

Ongoing September 16 – 20:

Daily Photo Scavenger Hunt- watch your email for daily photo clues and go searching around campus! The winner will receive a prize at the General Assembly Meeting on Friday.

Monday, September 16:

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Coffee, Breakfast* and Mindfulness Monday (Cafeteria): Kick off the week with fellow trainees for coffee and breakfast. Dr. Denise Saunders will join us with reminders on how to explore mindfulness, self-care and overall wellbeing.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Ice Cream Social* Hosted by Principal Investigators (Cafeteria): Join your fellow trainees for ice cream!

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | FAES Health Insurance Orientation (F193 or WebEx)

*NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows' Career Development donations: No government funds will be used to purchase food.

Tuesday, September 17:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Postbac and Predoc Doughnut Social* and Paper Plane Competition (F193): Join your postbaccalaureate and predoctoral fellows for doughnuts and friendly competition to see who can make a paper plane that flies the farthest!

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Postdoc Bagel Breakfast* (Cafeteria): Open to all Postdocs! Come grab a bagel and coffee and chat with your fellow postdocs about life at NIEHS.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Introduction to Bullet Journaling (Lakeview Conference Room): Learn about bullet journaling for organizing daily task lists. Dr. Alison Harrill will present and share different styles and tips!

*NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows' Career Development donations: No government funds will be used to purchase food.

Wednesday, September 18:

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Cold Coffee and Key Lime Creations* at Keystone (Keystone Building, 1009): Join us in Keystone for a social hour and make an edible creation of your scientific project (supplies will be provided)!

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Discovery Lake Walk (Meet on patio by cafeteria): This is a kick-off for a weekly walk or run around the lake! Enjoy time to talk and exercise with your co-workers. Meet on the cafeteria patio by the tables with umbrellas!

6:00 p.m. | Dine Around the World: International Fellow-Hosted Diners Club (multiple area restaurants): International fellows will be “hosting” dinners at their favorite restaurants around the Triangle by recommending favorites on the menu.

*NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows' Career Development donations: No government funds will be used to purchase food.

Thursday, September 19:

11:00 a.m. – noon | Orientation for New Fellows (A262): Join Dr. Tammy Collins, the director of the Office of Fellows’ Career Development (OFCD), to learn about professional development opportunities available to you.

noon – 1:00 p.m. | Professional Brown Bag Lunch Series: Academic (D450): Are you considering an academic career at a university or research institute? Do you want to know more about this career path? Come to meet individuals who landed faculty positions.

noon – 1:00 p.m. | Professional Brown Bag Lunch Series: Industry (A262): Are you considering a scientific or a science-based non-traditional job in a company? Do you have questions about how to successfully make the transition? Come to meet individuals who are going to talk about their own experience.

Friday, September 20:

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Pizza Party*, General Assembly Meeting, 10th Annual Trivia Challenge and Winner Recognition! (F193): Come join your fellow trainees on Friday, September 20 to celebrate the Postdoc/Fellow Appreciation Week with pizza and trivia!

*NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows' Career Development donations: No government funds will be used to purchase food.

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