Want to get involved?
Donate your old magazines to an ongoing community project called Magazines for the Military that is in conjunction with the NIDA Work Life Committee! This project, working with Operation Gratitude, sends the donated magazines to the group that distributes the magazines to soldiers and encloses them as part of care packages sent to military members. We are in need of popular magazines for our soldiers to read at their leisure (no professional level science journals, books, or newspapers please!) Donation boxes are located near the BRC NIDA wing elevators (under E-board) AND in the front entrance of the TRIAD building.
Helping Up Mission
Want to volunteer your time in the evening to help individuals with computer literacy, resume writing, and GED tutoring? Contact Mary Pfeiffer if interested, we are looking for volunteers to participate in the program.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is committed to raising awareness and providing essential education, advocacy, and support groups programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI Baltimore has a variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from leading support groups to working in psychiatric wards as a peer mentor to helping in outreach programs throughout the Baltimore area. If you are interested in getting involved, feel free to email Bailey Mallon (email@example.com)
Spring Grove Hospital Center- Maryland Department of Health
New social group for the LGBTQ+ members and allies of National Institute on Aging and National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program! We have monthly meetings and are planning to attend the Baltimore Pride Festival in June as well as host a STEM-related speaker panel for Pride month. New members (all postbacs, postdocs, staff scientists, PIs, admin, etc.) are welcome at any time. Please contact Adam Cornish (firstname.lastname@example.org), Divya Seth (email@example.com), or Shehzad Ukani (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Baltimore Postbac Listserv on Google groups
Check it for fun activities going on around Baltimore, and chances to get your party on with other Postbacs from NIDA and NIA. Contact Jay Gupta: email@example.com
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive association that aims to increase representation of minorities in careers and positions of leadership in STEM fields. The NIH organized a chapter which holds its activities in the Bethesda campus. Recently, we started a NIH-chapter satellite here in the Baltimore campus. We plan professional development and networking events every month. Everyone is welcome to our events and is a great opportunity to meet other trainees from NIA, NIDA and people in the Bethesda campus. If interested, please contact Maria Ortiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cristina Banuelos (email@example.com)