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Upcoming Social Events:

1. Happy Hour

MAY 31 | 5 PM | BOQUERIA (1837 M ST NW)

Join us at Boqueria for happy hour to meet other GW postdocs! We hope to see you there!

2. Picnic

JUNE 22 | 1 PM | National Mall

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, for an afternoon spent catching up with your fellow postdocs and enjoying games/sweets.

There are also several workshops coming up that might interest you:

1. GWNIC Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Workshop


The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) presents a five-day correlative microscopy workshop, emphasizing biological samples. Some topics covered include state-of-the-art instrumentation, using complex modern microscopes with multiple modalities, 3D electron microscopy, and managing large numbers of images. The workshop costs $850. Registration capped at 20 participants. For more information and to register, see here:

2. 2019 NCI and Frederick National Laboratory Technology Showcase

JUNE 12 | 12 PM - 5 PM | FNLCR Advanced Technology Research Facility, Frederick, MD

The 2019 Technology Showcase will again highlight technologies being developed at the NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage startup company formation, technology licensing and collaborations. The keynote speaker is Rich Bendis, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and there were be panels on attracting investment in addition to the technology showcase. Registration is required. For more information and to register, see here.

3. Career Day


OVPR is holding a career day on June 12th. Several of the talks may be pertinent to postdocs. Unfortunately, we do not have details to give you right now, but we will update you when we get them! RSVP information also coming soon.

4. Insights into the Technology Transfer Career

JUNE 19 | 12 PM - 1 PM | ROSS HALL 643

Dr. Abritee Dhal, Technology Transfer Manager at the NCI, will present a seminar focused on careers in technology transfer. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

5. R-Based Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis


The research landscape is changing. Researchers are increasingly engaging in collaboration across networks; open science includes not just open publication but also open data, software, and workflows; and technology is evolving in support of this new paradigm. This five-day workshop is designed to help researchers stay abreast of current best practices and initiatives and get started on acquiring good data science skills to maximize their productivity, share their data with the scientific community effectively and efficiently, and benefit from the re-use of their data by others. Participants should be familiar with programming in R. Cost is $2100. For more information and to register, see here.


APRIL 18 | 12 PM - 1 PM | SEH ROOM 2000

Dr. Yashanda Scruggs from the GW Center for Career Services will introduce you to GW Career Connects, an internal GW networking resource, as well as Handshake, a service that helps connect students and trainees with potential employers. Dr. Scruggs will also include interview preparation tips that will help you to make the most of these opportunities. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.


APRIL 25 | 5 PM | TONIC (2036 G ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036)

We will grab a table at Tonic and welcome you to join your fellow postdocs for some well-deserved relaxation (or at least relaxed networking). We hope to see you there!



The Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National are joining together to host the DC CTSA Consortium Spring Regulatory Update and Hot Topics in Clinical Research symposium. The detailed program is anticipated soon at Please register by April 24th by emailing

And a sneak peak at some May events too!


MAY 2 | 4 PM | ROSS HALL 201A

We are continuing our research updates series for both graduate students and postdocs to hear interesting new research and to network afterward with free food. The speaker will be Dr. Rokhaya Faye and she will present on Quantification of Transmural Autonomic System Effects and Arrhythmia Dynamics in Human RVOT". Please RSVP to so we can both look forward to seeing you as well as know how much food to acquire!



The NIH annual career symposium is an excellent opportunity to explore career options and to network with other scientists in the DMV area! For more information and to register, see here.

This Thursday, GW COMPASS is holding it's GALA networking event with a session about how to work a room led by Christophe Jelinski before several hours of networking. Please see the flier below and don't forget to register ahead of time. We hope to see you there!


Time is marching on, and we have several exciting events that we wanted to let you know about. We look forward to seeing you at them!
1. Tips for Making Time for What’s Important   
The GWPA is hosting a time management workshop led by Dr. Sara Melita. Dr. Melita works for GW’s Colonial Temps team providing career development advice as a consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and trainer. Come join us for food and some pointers on how to make the most of your time!
March 7th (Thursday), 12:30 PM
Ross Hall Room 602
Lunch will be provided -- please RSVP to
2. Mardi Gras Crepe Party
Close out the week with a belated Mardi Gras party feature crepes and friendly fellow postdocs!
March 8th (Friday), 5 PM
SEH 5th Floor Cafeteria Area
Please RSVP to
3. Finding Mentors to Advance Your Career
The GWPA is hosting a seminar by Dr. Philip Ryan, who works as part of the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education to help postdocs build the skills they need to succeed in their careers. Come hear his advice pertaining to finding mentors that will help advance your career.
March 21st (Thursday), 1 PM - 2 PM
SEH Room 2000
Lunch will be provided -- please RSVP to

The shortest month of the year is flying by, and there are several events fast approaching of which we would like to make you aware:
1. Tips for Making Time for What’s Important   
The GWPA is hosting a time management workshop led by Dr. Sara Melita. Dr. Melita works for GW’s Colonial Temps team providing career development advice as a consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and trainer. Come join us for food and some pointers on how to make the most of your time!
February 20 (Wednesday), 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) 2000
Lunch will be provided -- please RSVP to
2. GWPA Research Updates
The GWPA is offering you the chance to sharpen your presentation skills through informal talks once a month. We are aiming to make this an ideal way to practice for an upcoming conference presentation or to just get feedback on your research. Afterward we'll provide food.
February 25th (Monday), 4:30 PM - 6 PM
Ross Hall room 201A
3. Tools for Maximizing Postdoc Success and Career Transitions
Dr. Chiara Manzini will lead a seminar focused on postdoc professional development. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested please RSVP to Luara Radville (
February 27 (Wednesday, 12 PM - 1 PM
Ross Hall room 602
Please RSVP to Laura Radville (!
4. Lastly, we invite you to eagerly anticipate a Mardis Gras event held on March 8th. Details coming soon!!

The GW Postdoc Association welcomes you back in 2019! To start the year off, we would like to invite you to the following events:
1. DMV Postdocs Networking Event
Come network with fellow postdocs from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area!
January 25 (Friday), 6 PM - 11 PM
All Sours Bar
725 T Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
2. GWPA -- Meet the 2019 Board Members
Meet the 2019 GWPA board members and enjoy some hot chocolate to drive away the winter chills!
January 31 (Thursday), 1 PM - 2 PM
Location: SEH 7th Floor (south side, through the doors for rooms 7300-7479 and find the tree)
Please RSVP to
3. "The media and talking about your research" (Science Career and Professional Development Series)
Seminar presentation by Anne Banner (Executive Director, Communications and Marketing) and Lisa Anderson (Director of Media Relations & Social Media).
January 29 (Tuesday), 12 PM - 1 PM
602 Ross Hall
Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP to Laura Radville:

Science Career and Professional Development Series -- "What's in the 'Rest' of Your Fellowship Application?"

Dec 6, Thursday, 12-1 PM  
Ross Hall, 602

Dr Alison Hall will be talking about the different components of a successful grant application, for e.g. NIH F31/F32! . See attached flyer for more details.

Please RSVP to

GWPA Holiday Potluck

Dec 7, Friday, 5 - 7 PM

Location TBD

With the end of the year fast approaching, let's take some time to relax and celebrate all the wonderful things this year has brought us, with friends and great food. Bring a side dish and a friend or two and join us.

Please RSVP to

Dear Postdocs

Thank you for participating in the GW Postdoc Appreciation 2018. It was a great experience for us and we hope you got a lot out of it too. Please do reach out to us, to let us know what you liked, what you disliked and what you'd like to do differently next year.
For those who missed out, Dr Josh Henkin spoke to us about a variety of non-academic career options for postdocs and tools to identify them in his Keynote address titled "Now, Pick A Winning Career" (National Postdoc Appreciation Week). His slides have been uploaded here in our our website ( We had 13 amazing presentations by GW Postdocs. Winners of the Research Presentation Competition are listed below. Our career networking lunch featured a panel of 5 guests who've pursued a variety of non-traditional career paths after their postdocs. They shared with us their experiences and what they've learnt in a lively and interactive discussion session.
Winners of the Postdoc Research Presentation:
Chloe Bouarab
Rachel Resop
Sarah Jaumann
Winners of Mentor Award:
Alberto Bosque
Katherine Chiappinelli
Winners of Gold Star Postdoc Award:
Kedar Aras
Derek Jones
Congratulations to all of you!
Finally, if you haven't picked up a copy of our September bulletin, please find it attached here. This month we've included a list of all GW faculty who were nominated for the Mentor Award and their comments on effective mentoring.


Best wishes,



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Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Free Group Exercise Schedule

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is happy to announce the Fall 2018 schedule of free faculty and staff group exercise classes. Classes will be offered from Monday, August 27th, 2018, through Thursday, December 20th, 2018* at the Foggy Bottom campus.

See schedule below:


Mondays and Wednesdays

12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.


Please bring your own mat.

ME (Metabolic Effect)

Mondays and Wednesdays

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Prepare to give it your all for 30 minutes.



6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.


For a happy, healthy heart, dance like no one’s watching!



12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.


Learn to find peace in stress.

To be eligible for these classes, the designation on your GWorld card must list Faculty or Staff. Please arrive to class on time.