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2017 Schedule of Events

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Submit your 2017 events to contact@nationalpostdoc.org. Be sure to send in your photos and stories!

 

 

Thank you to everyone for your participation!

 

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Alabama
Alaska    
Arizona Tempe

Events that the Graduate College at Arizona State University are hosting for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Social

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Culinary Dropout, 149 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/postdoc-social-tickets-37858227979?aff=flyer

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brown Bag Talk

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hayden Library, C6A, Tempe

 

Guest Speaker: Len Fine, Science Foundation Arizona

Topic: Making the most of your time as a postdoc

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-bag-talk-tickets-37858363384?aff=flyer

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Brown Bag Talk

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hayden Library, C6A, Tempe

 

Guest Speaker: Brian H. Smith, associate dean and professor, ASU

Topic: Transitioning from graduate school to postdoc life

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-bag-talk-tickets-37858506813?aff=flyer

Arkansas    
California Berkeley

NPAW Reception

September 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Come join the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program (VSPA) sponsored reception to honor University of California, Berkeley postdocs at the Bancroft Hotel - 2680 Bancroft Way

 

In conjunction with this special event, posters representing VSPA's various programs will be on display at the reception. During the event VSPA will recognize outstanding faculty mentors on campus with a Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring. In addition to this, the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program will announce the winners of the 2017 Postdoc Leadership Award awarded to postdocs who  organize important events--networking or academic, on campus, regularly lead by example, or simply boost the morale of others with small yet meaningful gestures. 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Plenary Talk by GALLUP Director of Research Tim Hodges: Well being: The Five Essential Elements

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (lunch to follow)

International House Auditorium

 

When striving to improve our lives, we’re quick to buy into programs that promise to help us make money, lose weight, or strengthen our relationships. While it might be easier to treat these critical areas in our lives as if they’re independent, they’re not. Gallup’s comprehensive study of people in more than 150 countries revealed five universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives – career, social, financial, physical, and community well being. Learn how to enjoy each day and get more out of your life, while boosting the well being of friends, family members, colleagues, and others in your community.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Night Out: Paint and Sip at Pinot's Palette

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pinot's Palette, 2210 D South Shore Center Drive Alameda CA

 

Join this Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs program-sponsored social event for an unforgettable evening of friends, fun, beer, wine and painting in Alameda! Sip your favorite beverage and channel your inner Picasso as you meet new postdoc friends and a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece.

 

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tilden Room, MLK Jr. Student Union

 

The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs program invites all UC Berkeley postdocs to a special luncheon in the beautiful Tilden room in the MLK Jr. Student Union. Take a break from your daily routine at work or in the lab and join them to meet new colleagues, enjoy the sunshine in the wonderful patio, and let them honor your great contribution to their distinguished scientific community!

Davis

The University of California, Davis Graduate Studies will be hosting a dinner on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    The UC Davis Internship and Career Center will host a "Get the Scoop" ice cream social at 229 and 234 South Hall on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eat ice cream and learn about career resources that are available for postdocs!
  Duarte

City of Hope will hold its 5th Annual Postdocs Rock! celebration for NPAW:

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Heritage Park

 

The Postdoctoral Training Office would like to thank postdocs for their hard work and the numerous contributions that they have made. As a token of appreciation, City of Hope will host a BBQ! There will be live music, food and fun! Mentors and business directors/managers are welcome to join!

  Irvine

NPAW events at University of California, Irvine:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Donuts and Coffee

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs- Aldrich 117

 

Stop by for a snack and conversation

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Charting Your Course with an Individual Development Plan

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Natural Science II- Room 1201

 

Light lunch provided

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

UCI Campus Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Scholars

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Natural Science I- Room 1114

 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Campus groups present to discuss programs and answer questions; 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Light dinner with fellow postdocs

  La Jolla

Below is a list of NPAW events that will take place on the La Jolla Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute campus.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Perky Beans Coffee/Smoothie Cart

 

Sponsored by the postdoctoral association, the SBP Science Network

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

16th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CV/Resume Review Walk-in Clinic

 

Friday. September 22, 2017

Annual Postdoc Appreciation BBQ Lunch

   

At UC San Diego, there is an entire month of events in celebration of NPAW:

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the Postdoc Appreciation Event Award:

  • Briana Albertson, HR generalist, Department of Psychology
  • Anna Devor, associate professor,  Department of Neurosciences
  • Vincent Tedjasaputra, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine
  • Thomas Tomp, executive officer, Department of Physics

This award was developed to encourage the campus community to recognize and appreciate postdocs and their contribution to UC San Diego's research and education missions. Thank you to all the applicants for showing your support of postdocs and efforts to celebrate them during Postdoc Appreciation Month!

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

PDA Hike: Lake Hodges Overlook Trail

9:30 a.m.

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, 8833 Harmony Grove Rd, Escondido, CA 92029, 33.0866174, -117.1451137

 

Spend a day in nature and join us for a hike in the beautiful area around Escondido with fellow postdocs. This month’s hike, organized by your postdoctoral association (PDA), will be the Lake Hodges Overlook Trail.  This trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. After the hike we propose to meet at Stone Brewery (1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029) to enjoy a glass of beer. Distance: 6.1 miles; Elevation gain: 1446 feet; Time: ~5h. Find more information, RSVP and organize car pools on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCSDpda

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

CET’s Celebrate Teaching Experience!

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Literature Building, Room 210

 

The UCSD Commons Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) would like to invite you to be part of our first annual Celebrate Teaching experience. To highlight some of the exemplary instruction at UCSD, we are providing an occasion for educators to share their interactive teaching approaches through an afternoon of energetic communal learning. The format of the concurrent sessions is a 25-minute chat with the hope that colleagues attending will leave with several concrete ideas, which they could integrate into their courses. RSVP: http://commons.ucsd.edu/educators/events/celebrateteaching/index.html

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Postdoc Pub Night at La Jolla Brewing Company

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

La Jolla Brewing Company, 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla

 

Have a beer and hang out with fellow postdocs!  Meet new people!  Organized by your PDA, visiting pubs in different neighborhoods of San Diego. This month we will be at La Jolla Brewing Company! Need a ride? Organize carpools 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

PDA Open House

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Leichtag Building, Room 107

 

PDA will be having an Open House during Postdoc Appreciation Month for postdocs to learn about the goals, events and opportunities for postdocs at UC San Diego. A light lunch will be served. Join us to out how you can be a part of your postdoc community!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Research Roundtable: Prof. Deirdre Lyons, Marine Biology Research Division

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Ted Scripps Room at Seaside Forum,Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus

 

This series focuses on perspectives from junior faculty in different disciplines on the transition from postdoc to faculty.  This may include experiences being on the academic job market, setting up a research lab and group to preparing for tenure. Throughout, the faculty members will talk about best practices and lessons learned to help the postdoc navigate the academic career path. The event will be limited to 20 postdocs to encourage discussion and a light lunch will be served.  If you attend, please be willing to participate in the discussion. This month will feature Deirdre Lyons, Ph.D., Prof. in the Marine Biology Research Division. Register HERE

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Research Communications Program: Designing Information to Reach Broader Audiences

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TBA

 

Data displays in scientific journals are typically information dense by design.  Often these figures are not optimal for scientific talks or oral or written presentations to audience members from outside the field.  This workshop will focus on applying the principles of graphic design to make graphs and other data displays more informative and accessible, while enhancing their visual aesthetic. For more information and to register: http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/programs/research-communications/

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Permanent Residency Pathways for Postdocs

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET), Rm 141 

 

Are you an international postdoctoral researcher interested in pursuing your research permanently in the U.S.?  Are you looking for information on ways one can become a permanent resident in the U.S.? If so, please attend this workshop given by Roark Miller, Director of the International Scholar Office.  This workshop will touch on the most common pathways that postdoctoral researchers can use to adjust to permanent residency status, including employment based filings such as Labor Certification for college and university teachers and the Outstanding Professor/Researcher category, as well as categories in which one can self-petition, including the Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver categories.   Additionally, this workshop will address the topic of internal policies on employment-based permanent residency here at UCSD, and the specific appointment titles that allow such sponsorship. Register:Permanent Residency Pathways for Postdocs

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Postdoc Beach Day!

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

North side of La Jolla Shores park 

 

PDA will be hosting a team games and BBQ at the beach for Postdoc Appreciation Month.  Join for a fun competition of a variety of beach games – such as soccer, volleyball, frisbee - no skills required –and a (free) BBQ.  You can sign up as a team or as an individual and make new friends! Sign up ASAP by emailing: ucsd.pda.ce@gmail.com 

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Research Communications Program: Communicating with Venture Capitalists and Donors

 

This two part series will begin with a case study of a recent venture capital success. The panel will introduce some of the communication strategies needed for communicating with potential financial backers. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice their pitches.  

For more information and to register for workshop, visit: http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/programs/research-communications/

 

2017 Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Price Center Ballroom B, following the Postdoctoral Research Symposium in Price Center Ballroom A and B. More information will be available closer to the date.

   

Below are the events scheduled for NPAW 2017 for The Scripps Research Institute:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Free Seated Chair Massage

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1stfloor

 

Postdocs can sign up for a complimentary 15-minute massage. Contact (cpso@scripps.edu) to reserve a spot. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO. 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CPSO Open House and ISO Meet & Greet

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Theory Building, 1st floor

 

Stop by for pastries and snacks, and meet staff from the International Services Office (ISO) and Career & Postdoctoral Services Office (CPSO). Find out more about the services offered by these offices. Enter the raffle for your chance to win prizes! Sponsored by ISO and CPSO. Graduate Office, Hazen

 

Wednesday, September 20

SoF Lightning Talks

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Building

 

Participate in the 4th annual Lightning Talk Competition brought to you by the Society of Fellows. Experience a whirlwind of science in 3-minute bursts!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Communicating Your Science to Non-Scientists with Cara Miller

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Graduate Office, Seminar Room, Hazen Theory Building 1st floor

 

TSRI’s vice president of communications and development will provide practical tips for sharing your research with non-scientists and the media.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

SoF Happy Hour

5:00 p.m.

Behind the Immunology (IMM) building

 

Close out NPAW 2017 with a happy hour hosted by Society of Fellows! All postdocs are welcome to join the SoF.

  Los Angeles

This year, Cedars-Sinai will begin celebrating NPAW on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and we will close our celebration with the open house event for the entire research community on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Davis 1004. Their schedule differs slightly from the national schedule in observance of the Jewish High Holidays.

 

The postdoc program and postdoc society at Cedars are offering several events this year:

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Elevator Pitch Contest

 

Stop by PEC-4 to watch the session led by Deborah Clegg, Ph.D.; contest winners will be announced during the open house event. 

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m.

 

Especially for postdocs on the Taper roof.

Biotech Teck

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:00 p.m.

 

Jill Wykosky from Takeda Pharmaceuticals will give a Biotech Teck highlighting her career in industry followed by social hour at The District on 3rd St. at 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Santa Monica’s Farmers Market

10:30 a.m.

 

Come see Santa Monica’s Farmers Market, enjoy fresh produce and spend a day by the sea. 

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monthly Postdoc Coffee Hour

2.00 p.m.

 

Join our monthly postdoc coffee hour and take a chance at winning in a raffle presented by the postdoc society co-chairs. 

 

Tuesday, September  19, 2017

Open House

3:00 p.m.

 

Last by not least, they will have their open house event until 4:30 p.m., Davis 1004 for giveaways, resources, raffles, and snacks!

   

Below is a list of events occurring at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in celebration of NPAW!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

NPAW Kickoff: Happy Hour and Game Night

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Get to you know your fellow postdocs with some refreshments, fun and games!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Research Resource Fair

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

Learn about resources available to support your research: research support services, research operations, education, core facilities, clinical and translational science institute (CTSI). Coffee and dessert served

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Career Panel Discussion

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Join leaders from CHLA’s Technology Transfer Office as they hold an informal discussion with industry guests about career paths after academia. Lunch served

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Meet the Dogs of CHLA

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

After the career panel, join us for a visit from dogs in CHLA’s Amerman Family Dog Therapy Program! Dessert served.

 

NPAW 2017 at CHLA is brought to you by the Office of Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD).
   

Below is a list of NPAW 2017 events being offered at UCLA:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

We-Heart-Postdocs Appreciation Luncheon

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

UCLA Faculty Center, California Room

 

Join us for a free hot lunch and meet fellow UCLA postdocs. Learn about some of the postdoc campus perks and postdoc community groups and events. (BruinCard required at check-in). Co-hosted by: UCLA Graduate Division, UCLA Faculty Center

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Professional Development Planning Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Boyer 130

 

Attend this professional development planning workshop to learn about how to make UCLA's professional development resources work for your career goals, both at UCLA and beyond! All current postdoctoral scholars, and particularly new postdocs, are encouraged to attend this event. Hosted by: David Geffen School of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for Biomedical and Life Sciences, UCLA Graduate Division

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Walking Tour of North Campus

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Bruin Bear, Bruin Plaza

 

Take an evening stroll and learn about the resources and spaces available on North Campus! Explore the sculpture gardens, find the Fowler Museum, and discover areas and opportunities for utilizing UCLA’s resources beyond the laboratory or library. Meet your tour guides at the Bruin Bear at 5:00 p.m.! We will end the tour at Kerckhoff Coffeehouse around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. Hosted by: David Geffen School of Medicine, Sociable Postdoc Society

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 & Wednesday September 20, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Booth

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UCLA Court of Sciences

 

Stop by the booth between 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for free Diddy Riese cookies, snacks, giveaways, resources and a chance to win a new iPad! Co-hosted by: UCLA Graduate Division, David Geffen School of Medicine, Sociable Postdoc Society

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

UAW Movie Night

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

TBD

 

Join the Postdoctoral Scholars Union for a showing of “Ex Machina”! Enjoy a movie and some pizza with friends. Hosted by: UAW

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

SPS Coffee Hour

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Kerckhoff Coffee House

 

Take a well-deserved afternoon break! Come by, chat with fellow postdocs, and enjoy coffee and treats on us. Hosted by: Sociable Postdoc Society

  San Francisco

NPAW events at the Gladstone Institutes:

 

Monday, September 22, 2017

Annual Postdoc Appreciation Week Kick-Off Lunch and Group Photo with President Williams

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Back Patio, Mahley Auditorium

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ice Cream Social

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Back Patio

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Peer Mentoring at Spark Food Truck Park

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spark Food Truck Park, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Five Mentors Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mahley Auditorium

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

All-Gladstone Social Celebrating Postdocs

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Back Patio, Lobby

   

University of California, San Francisco NPAW events:

 

All events are FREE. Remember to bring your UCSF ID card!

 

All week long (and beyond):

#UCSFPostdocsRock and #NPAW2017 - Social media campaign

 

Free access for all UCSF postdocs to Mission Bay and Parnassus Fitness Centers, Sept 18 - 22, plus free enrollment ($50 savings) Sept 18-22. Sponsored by Fitness & Recreation.

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Graduate Division Fall Celebration

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Mission Bay, Koret Quad

 

Get in the mood for NPAW...join the annual BBQ and stop by the postdoc office table to say hi!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Maker's Lab Open House

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parnassus Campus Library, 3rd floor, Maker's Lab

 

Come let your creativity flow free in the Maker's Lab! Reserved exclusively for postdocs, one can tinker with all of the gadgets and machinery, watch a 3D printing demo, and take home your own creations.  

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Postdoc Slam

4:00 p.m.

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

 

The ten postdocs chosen as finalists for the 2017 postdoc slam competition will present their research in front of the judges and a live audience. Sponsored by the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Parnassus Ice Cream Social

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HSE/HSW 10th Floor elevator space

 

Sponsored by USA Scientific and Hudson Robotics, Inc.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Five Mentors Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gladstone Auditorium

 

If you are looking for a mentor and would like to learn more about mentorship, come and participate in this amazing workshop with speaker Naledi Saul, Director of the UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mission Bay Ice Cream Social and climbing wall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bakar Fitness Center, 4th floor patio

 

Take a break to come scale the climbing wall, then treat yourself to some well deserved ice cream! Sponsored by MilliporeSigma.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Bay Area Postdoc Evening Social

 

Details TBA. 

  Stanford

At Stanford, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) host a variety of events to celebrate the 2200+ postdocs who make Stanford what it is.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Social at SoM Hospital Fountain hosted by SURPAS & AWIS

10:00 a.m.

Hospital Fountan/Zoom

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Yoga hosted by OPA

12:00 p.m.

MSOB Lawn

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rodin Sculpture Tour hosted by OPA

4:00 p.m.

Cantor Center

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dish Hike hosted by SURPAS

5:00 p.m.

Stanford Dish

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Social at VA hosted by SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

Starbucks at the VA Palo Alto

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Postdoc Happy Hour with Kids Zone hosted by SURPAS

4:30 p.m.

Sunken Pool Fountain

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Improv for Creativity hosted by OPA

9:00 a.m.

MSOB 140

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Social at Green Library hosted by SURPAS & oSTEM/LGBTQ Postdocs

10:00 a.m.

Green Library/Coupa

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Papaua New Guinea Sculpture Garden tour with Cantor docents hosted by OPA

12:00 p.m.

Corner of Lomita and Santa Theresa

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yoga hosted by OPA

12:00 p.m.

MSOB Lawn

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ice Cream Social hosted by SURPAS

3:00 p.m.

Rodin Sculpture Garden, Cantor Center

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cantor Highlights Tour hosted by OPA

4:00 p.m.

Cantor Center

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bike Tour at Shoreline hosted by SURPAS

5:00 p.m.

TBD

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Open Mic Night hosted by SURPAS

8:00 p.m.

Scotty's Palo Alto

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coffee Social at E-Quad hosted by SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

E-Quad/Coupa

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Happiness Therapy Pet-a-dog & Juice Bar hosted by SURPAS

3:00 p.m.

Dean's Lawn

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Fall Festival hosted by OPA

4:30 p.m.

MSOB Lawn

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Coffee Social at SoM Discovery Walk hosted by SURPAS & SBPA

10:00 a.m.

Discovery Walk, SoM/Med Cafe

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Meditation at Windhover hosted by SURPAS

1:00 p.m.

Windhover

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pub Crawl hosted by SURPAS

6:00 p.m.

Caltrain Pub Crawl, TBD

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bay Area Postdoc Picnic at Dolores Park, SF hosted by SURPAS & BAPS

3:00 p.m.

Dolores Park, SF

Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Postdoctoral Association of Colorado are planning the following:

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Day

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Koenig Alumni Center

 

Postdocs and their mentors & family members are invited to attend postdoc appreciation day, featuring a networking hour, 2-minute flash talks of postdoc research, lawn games, music and tacos!

 

Schedule of events

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Networking & appetizers, flash talks

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Presentations of awards & thank-you to postdocs from CU Boulder

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Dinner, lawn games

 

Outstanding Postdoc and Mentor Awards

With the support from the Research & Innovation Office, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be awarding two Outstanding Postdoc and one Outstanding Mentor awards during NPAW 2017.

 

The Outstanding Postdoc Awards recognize postdoctoral scholars currently coded as postdoctoral associates, research associates or post-doctoral fellows who demonstrate exemplary research contributions, leadership and communication for their career stage, independent of years of postdoctoral experience. Awardees will receive a $250 Visa gift card.

 

The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exemplary leadership and training to postdoctoral scholars at CU Boulder.

  Denver

The University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus postdoc association (PDA) has exciting evens planned all week. For more info, check the web page at bit.ly/NPAW2017.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

“Gong a Scientist” night at Spangalang Brewery

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

To kick off NPAW, the PDA is organizing a science communication event at Spangalang Brewery in downtown Denver. At this event, postdocs will describe their research to the audience (who will include other postdocs, but also non-scientists). Postdocs will be challenged to explain their research succinctly and without jargon - too much jargon, and you will get “gonged” and have to start over! Come practice your science communication skills and have a beer with your fellow postdocs.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Networking Event and Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

RC1-South 2nd floor atrium

 

Practice your networking skills and meet other postdocs on campus. Lunch provided for postdocs.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postdoc Day of Service

All day

 

Take a break from lab, and give back to your community instead! The PDA is organizing volunteer opportunities throughout the day, from helping out at a food kitchen to science demonstrations at a local farmers market. Email postdocassociation@ucdenver.edu for more details and to sign up for volunteer shifts.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Science Lounge: Beer

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

 

Enjoy a 21+ night at the museum, while networking with other postdocs and science enthusiasts. The theme this month is Beer! FREE tickets for the first 30 postdocs! Reserve your ticket by emailing postdocassociation@ucdenver.edu, or by participating in other NPAW events.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ice Cream Social with Em’s Ice Cream

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CU Anschutz Campus, outside of Building 500

 

Celebrate a successful NPAW with a scoop of ice cream, courtesy of the PDA! Bring the whole lab! Ice cream is FREE for postdocs, and will be available to purchase to all university employees/students.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Postdoc Parents Picnic

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fred Thomas Park

 

Join the PDA and CU Anschutz Women in STEM for a family-friendly barbecue. Grab some food and meet other parents on campus. Kids and spouses are encouraged to attend!

Connecticut Farmington

UConn Health is holding its first Postdoc Research Day on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with postdocs from The Jackson Laboratories. This event will include a series of four-minute talks from 24 of UConn Health postdocs, a poster session and a keynote address from a former UConn Health postdoc.

   

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine events:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Postdoc Research Day

 

Collaboration with University of Connecticut Health Center, highlighting postdoc research through poster session and 4-minute presentation competition

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postdoc Ice Cream Social

JAX Pub

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Careers in Industry Panel Discussio

Helix Café, JAX-GM

Delaware     
District of Columbia   Georgetown University is hosting a PDA launch party on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Bldg. D, Room 301. Meet and mingle with Georgetown’s diverse group of postdoctoral fellows. Light refreshments served. All fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome!
   

The George Washington University Postdoc Association (GWPA) is celebrating NPAW on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 with the GW postdoc appreciation day, a one-day event where GW postdocs are invited to present their research in a 15 minute TED-style talk (including Q&A) in front of their peers, graduate students, and faculty. The talks will be judged by a faculty panel with varied research interests and the three best talks will win cash prizes. A catered reception follows the even at the end of the day. More information is on our website at http://postdocs.gwu.edu/npaw/

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Science and Engineering Hall B1270

Florida Gainesville

The University of Florida Health Science Center Library will hold a meet and greet for health/biomedical science postdocs on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to celebrate NPAW. Donuts and coffee will be served.

Jupiter

Below are the events scheduled for NPAW 2017 for The Scripps Research Institute:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Free Stretching Massage

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

B158

 

Start off NPAW 2017 with a complimentary 15-minute stretching massage! Reserve your spot here: https://doodle.com/poll/aiysq576cvyv8z47. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Donuts and Raffle

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

B159

 

Stop by for donuts and coffee, learn about education outreach opportunities, and enter in the raffle for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Sponsored by Education Outreach.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Social Media Photo Lab

 

Complimentary professional photos for your LinkedIn/ social media profiles will be offered to the first 30 postdocs who register. Sign up soon – spaces go fast! Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ice Cream Social

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1st floor dining area, Building B

 

Build your own Sundae while socializing with colleagues! Sponsored by ISO.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

SRF Happy Hour

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Founder’s Room

 

End NPAW 2017 and start the weekend early with networking and a Happy Hour! Sponsored by the Society of Research Fellows.

  Tallahassee

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoctoral Fall Symposium, Poster Competition, and Awards Ceremony

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FSU College of Medicine Atrium and COM 1306

The 5th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium and Poster Competition will start at the Florida State University College of Medicine Atrium. This event is in celebration of the NPAW and is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your fellow postdoctoral colleagues!

 

Please join for a wonderful afternoon of research interactions, a keynote address by Timothy McClintock, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky ("Creating Opportunities for Others is the Essence of Leadership and Management"), and an interactive LinkedIN workshop by Thierry Dubroca, Ph.D., on the theme "Management, Leadership, and Networking - Connecting People!" There will be faculty judges for postdoctoral submitted poster presentations in 4 different divisions ($150 award checks to the top presenters) including a People's Choice Award. 

 

Happy hour will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the beginning of the seco.nd poster session and awards will be presented at approximately 5:30 pm. During this time, they will be recognizing our 2017 travel grant recipients as well as our symposium poster board winners! They welcome postdoctoral scholars, senior graduate students, fellow lab mates, families, and advisors/mentors of our postdocs. All categories of attendees (presenters, non-presenters, judges, and speakers) should register to help us prepare food quantities.

 

Lunch will be served starting at noon with introductions starting at 12:30 p.m.

Georgia Athens

This year the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Georgia is celebrating NPAW with portraits and pizza!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation To-Go Pizza Lunch

 

Postdocs are invited to grab a free to-go pizza lunch on Thursday, September 21. Lunch will be available between 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Building, 1st Floor Rotunda.

 

Postdoc Appreciation Professional Headshots

 

Oneof the very first impressions you will leave on a recruiter (or anyone you hope to network with) is your LinkedIn photo. Knowing this, you can see why it is important to have a professional headshot. A professional headshot can be costly, but UGA postdocs can get one for FREE at the Tate Student Center Photography Services between September 20, 2017 and December 15, 2017!

Atlanta

Emory University will host these events during NPAW this year:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Breakfast with Office of Postdoctoral Education

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Work-Life Balance Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10th Postdoc Research Symposium

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

   

At Georgia Institute of Technology, the Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Postdocs@Tech association are collaborating to hold the 4th Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Thursday, September 21, 2017. This year, they are trying a new lightning talk format! 

Hawaii     
Idaho Idaho Falls

In celebration of NPAW, Idaho National Laboratory will hold a pizza social hour for postdocs Tuesday, September 19 2017.

Illinois Argonne

The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne National Laboratory is hosting a coffee break with the director. The event will also feature a guest presentation covering entrepreneurship opportunities at Argonne.

 

In addition, the Postdoc Program Office will appreciate postdocs by offering photo shoots for postdocs who would like a professional photo for their LinkedIn profiles and other professional use.

Chicago The Rush Postdoctoral Society will host "Integrative Negotiation" on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The event will be presented by Joseph Bernstein, Ph.D., M.B.A. candidate, class of 2019, Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

Bernstein will be presenting on general approaches to integrative negotiating approaches and skills. When a negotiation is appropriate/what can be negotiated over, how to enter into a negotiation, and how to identify the approach of the other party and move the negotiation into a more integrative framework. He will debrief a short negotiation simulation that puts the concepts from the talk into practice.

   

The following are NPAW events at The University of Chicago. Events are hosted by UChicagoGRAD and the Biological Sciences Division’s postdoc association (BSD PDA) and Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Biological, Physical Sciences, and Institute of Molecular Engineering postdocs coffee hour

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 GCIS 3rd floor atrium

 

Have some coffee and donuts to kick off annual NPAW with fellow researchers.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Preparing Research Statements for the Academic Job Market

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 UChicagoGRAD HQ

 

Are you on the academic job market this fall, or thinking of applying next year? Join us for a workshop on effective research statements! Learn about what search committees are looking for, how to structure your statement, and how to write to your audience.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Networking for Postdocs

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

UChicagoGRAD HQ

 

All university postdocs are invited to enjoy coffee and donuts, while participating in a fun, informal networking workshop!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Annual Postdoc Picnic

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Crerar Quad

 

We welcome all university postdocs to the annual picnic to mingle with fellow postdocs as we begin another academic year! Food and drink provided.

   

The University of Illinois at Chicago postdoc association will host a symposium during NPAW:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

M.M. Thompson Room ABC

Student Center West

828 South Wolcott Avenue

Chicago, IL 60612

 

This unique symposium will gather postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from across the greater Chicago area to connect, network, collaborate and learn about different career paths emanating from their postdoctoral experience.

  Chicago/Evanston

Below is a list of events in celebration of NPAW occurring as part of The Graduate School’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Northwestern University! Please join them and contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for any inquiries.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Picnic

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

South Point Lakefill, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Coffee Break (Chicago)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Graduate School Conference Room, 710 North Lake Shore Drive, Abbott Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 327, Chicago, IL 60611

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Coffee Break (Evanston)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

TGS Commons, 2112 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie Street, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Indiana Indianapolis

Events taking place at the University of Indiana:

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Careers at Roche

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

R4 101

 

In this information session, members from Roche Diagnostics will provide an overview of careers for biomedical Ph.D.s and postdocs available at Roche.  In addition, they will also touch upon some tips for making the successful transition to industry. This will be a great seminar for those who are planning to or are currently making the transition to the pharma/industry setting.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health

 

Join us on top of the Sky Farm, for lunch with a view and networking with your fellow postdocs.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Business Card Blitz

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pickup

 

We know that many of you will be attending conferences, meetings and likely to meet others with whom you would like to exchange information for collaborating and networking. YOU MUST SIGN UP! The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will print 250 business cards each for the first 50 postdocs who sign up as instructed by Sept 6 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Professional Headshots

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MS Atrium

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is partnering with IU Communications so that you may have professional headshots. YOU MUST SIGN UP! The first 40 postdocs who sign up as instructed (Name and email address required) by September 14 at 5:00 p.m. will have their professional photos taken.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception (with the presentation of the Outstanding Postdoc & Postdoc Mentor Awards)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MS Atrium

 

To thank postdocs and postdoc faculty mentors for their efforts, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites IU School of Medicine postdocs, their PIs, faculty, graduate students and administrators to the Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception on Friday, September 22 in the MS Atrium, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.. At the reception, the 3rd annual Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards – designed to recognize and honor the achievements of both IUSM postdocs and IUSM faculty mentors – will be presented! 

 

Friday, October 6

IUSM Postdoc Symposium

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Campus

 

Organized by the IU School of Medicine Postdoctoral Association, the 3rd Annual IUSM Postdoc Symposium will feature a keynote speaker, posters and oral presentations! Awards will be given for Best Posters and Best Oral Presentation. 

 

Biomedical IU postdocs are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Faculty, postdocs, students, and staff are invited to register to attend this FREE symposium.

Iowa Ames

NPAW events at Iowa State University:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Retirement Benefit Workshop for International Postdocs

 

Snacks/Coffee provided

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Career Panel

 

Snacks/Coffee provided

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ice Cream Social

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Thursday, September 21, 2017

Professional Headshots

Kansas Manhattan

Join to celebrate Kansas State University postdocs, to learn new skills, and to find community during NPAW.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff and Networking Lunch

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

International Student Center 

 

K-State postdocs and K-State postdoc association mentors are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation. Peter Dorhout, vice president for research and professor of chemistry, will attend. Sandwich lunch and drinks provided. 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Professional Development

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Union Wildcat Chamber (formerly Little Theater)

 

Guest speakers Jana Fallin, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and professor of music education; David Poole, professor of exercise physiology; and Zelia Wiley, interim associate provost for diversity, will lead a faculty application package workshop highlighting how to write a teaching philosophy, research statement, and diversity statement. Refreshments provided. Thanks to the Graduate Student Council for co-sponsoring this event.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science Communication Workshop

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

NICKS/ICCM Conference Room P223 Mosier Hall

 

Sarah Hancock, communications coordinator with the Office of the Vice President for Research, will help participants build science communication skills. Learn why researchers should engage with non-expert audiences, explore strategies to ensure effective communication, and practice delivering messages in large and small groups.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Poster and Research Presentation

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room

 

Network with postdocs, graduate students, and faculty and showcase your current research as a poster. Practice your presentation skills by signing up to be one of four to five speakers who will deliver 10-minute oral presentations.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ice Cream Social

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Center, Johnson Terrace (outside)

 

Celebrate the end of the week with a delicious ice cream social open to postdocs and their families. A special surprise guest will be in attendance! (Hint: he has a large, furry head, and he loves K-State!)

Kentucky Lexington

Here's what taking place at the University of Kentucky:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee & Donuts

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Room MS-403

 

College of Medicine postdocs! Come any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to grab a doughnut and coffee to go, and to hear about other events happening at the University of Kentucky in celebration of the 8th Annual NPAW. Sponsored by the Office of Biomedical Education of the UK College of Medicine.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Science & the Media: How Should We Communicate Our Research with the Press?"

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Room 103 - Jacobs Science Building

 

Congratulations, you've just completed your latest high-impact study! Now the reporters and PR staff are calling. They want to feature your study in their next article. What will you say and how will you say it?!?

 

Lance Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology. He received his Ph.D. in molecular & cellular pathology from the University of North Carolina. Prior to getting hooked on research and entering grad school, he studied journalism at UNC. In this informal session, Johnson will cover some basic tips for dealing with the press. These same strategies can help you broadly and effectively communicate your research to the general public.

 

Food will be provided! Please RSVP to e.crocker@uky.edu by Monday, September 18. This professional development seminar is sponsored by the UK Society of Postdoctoral Scholars and the UK Graduate School.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Social @ Pazzo's Pizza Pub

6:00 p.m.

Pazzo's is located at 385 South Limestone

 

Stop by and hang out with fellow UK postdocs! Significant others and friends are welcome. This event was organized by the UK Society of Postdoctoral Scholars and the UK College of Medicine Postdoctoral Association.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo contest

 

We encourage all mentors & graduate students in the College of Medicine to do something to recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make in your lab. Take pictures documenting this act and send them to obe@uky.edu by noon on Thursday, September 21, 2017 for a chance to win a free pizza party for your lab!

 

Don't forget to use #NPAW2017 if you post these pictures on social media!

 

Louisiana Baton Rouge

Pennington Biomedical Research Center has a postdoc appreciation luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, September 19.

Maine  Bar Harbor

Events for The Jackson Laboratory:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Hour

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yoga & Meditation for postdocs

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science Forum for PhD students & postdocs

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Acadia National Park Hike

4:00 p.m. onwards

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Career Panel Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Poster Session / BBQ

4:00 p.m. onwards

Maryland Adelphi The Adelphi Laboratory Center will host a postdoctoral symposium during NPAW.
  Baltimore

NPAW events for the University of Maryland Baltimore:

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Professional Headshots

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Office of Postdoctoral Scholars Open House

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

5K Postdoc Run with URecfit

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat with Keynote Speaker, Jorge Cham, Ph.D., Ph.D. Comics

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meet the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee Snowball Social

 

Thursday, September 28. 2017

CIBR Postdoc Tour and Lunch

  Bethesda

The Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health has organized the following events:

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Social Hour

6:00 p.m.

Bier Barron (1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

 

Joint social with GU and GWU. For further details see: https://sites.google.com/georgetown.edu/georgetownpda/events.

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ice cream social*

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bldg 10 SE patio

 

NIH and OITE leadership will be scooping ice cream for you—then you can make your own sundaes. Info tables about campus resources and more.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LinkedIn Photobooth

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Stop by the OITE offices (Building 2 Room 2w15) for a professional headshot for your social media accounts (like LinkedIn and ResearchGate).

 

OITE will host gatherings of appreciation in:

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NCI Frederick Fellows Appreciation Week Get Together

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Building 549, Conference Room D, Frederick

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Baltimore

 

More info to come!

 

October 2017

RML

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017/Friday, December 1, 2017

Management Bootcamp

NIEHS

 

OITE will bring treats.

 

Seminars/Workshops during Fellows Appreciation Week:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Becoming a Resilient Scientist

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Building 50, Room 1227

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FELCOM Event: Careers in Project Management

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Building 35, Room 620/630

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MOM-DAD-DOCS: NIH Child Care and Community Resources

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Building 35 (Porter), 3G600 (Blue Skybox)

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Speaking Up: How to Ask for What You Need in the Lab and in Life

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Building 35, Room 640

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NIH-SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) Monthly Meeting: Becoming a Leader

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Building 50, Room 1328

   

The CCR Fellows & Young Investigators (CCR-FYI) Association at the National Cancer Institute has the following events planned for the Bethesda campus:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dark Roast and Donuts

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Building 37, pt floor lobby

 

Free coffee and donuts!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Meetup

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Outside Building 10 B1 Cafeteria

 

Bring your lunch and mingle with your fellow postdocs!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Social Networking Hour

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tapp' d Bethesda, front stage area

4915 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda

 

Get off campus to celebrate the end of the week!

  College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park will be hosting the following events for NPAW 2017:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Alumni Speaker

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Meet Babita Das, Ph.D., a former postdoc in public health who is now working for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). She will discuss her background, her experience as a postdoc and how she was able transition into a science fellowship at the FDA. Register online

 

Future of Research College Park: Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM

 

The Ethical and Inspiring mentorship in STEMM conference will take place at the University of Maryland - College Park campus on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Please join us to discuss ethical, effective, and inspiring mentorship practices. To register, sign-up here. For more information, visit the Future of Research website.

 

This symposium has four goals:

  1. To recognize and discuss the issues surrounding mentoring in STEM fields.
  2. To discuss effective mentorship and advocacy techniques at all levels: doctoral, postdoc, faculty.
  3. To provide a platform to connect like-minded young scientists who wish to effect change at their own institutions at the grassroots level.
  4. To inspire participants to practice effective mentorship practices and promote these skill sets to their peers and colleagues at their own institutions.
Among the many roles that scientists play, mentoring younger scientists is one which researchers are rarely trained for. In the current STEM research environment, where lack of funding is but one of the systemic issues faced by young scientists, the roles, responsibilities, and career trajectories are changing. Organizations such as Future of Research and Rescuing Biomedical Research have been formed in recent years to address systemic issues facing academic research. Others, such as the National Mentoring Research Network, have arisen to address the training needs of those who wish to remain in academia but receive no formal training in how to supervise and mentor students. Still, there are gaps in the cultural awareness and value of being an inspiring leader, promoting a positive work environment, and in having happy, mentally fit employees. Where other industries recognize these benefits, academic culture lags.But all of these issues are intertwined, and lead to the pessimism and learned helplessness found in many young researchers regarding their careers across the nation and the world. Because system, training, and culture all intersect to provide a scientist’s well-being and productivity.  
  Frederick

The CCR Fellows & Young Investigators (CCR-FYI) Association at the National Cancer Institute has the following events planned for the Frederick campus:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dark Roast and Donuts

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Building 549, Discovery Cafe

 

Free coffee and donuts!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Meetup

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In front of Building 549

 

Bring your lunch and mingle with your fellow postdocs!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Social Networking Hour

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Magoo's Pub & Eatery

1 West 2nd St, Frederick

 

Get off campus to celebrate the end of the week!

Massachusetts Boston

Boston University's NPAW events will take place throughout the month of September so as not to overlap too much with other programming in the Boston area.

 

September 11, 2017

BU Postdoc Appreciation Day

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trustee Ballroom & Lounge, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

Come on your own or feel free to bring a friend, partner, or children to this family-friendly event! Resources, kid-friendly activities, community service, crafts, and giveaways are all in store.

 

September 18, 2017

The Next Generation: A Research on Tap event celebrating postdoctoral research at BU

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215

 

BU is home to nearly 400 postdoctoral scholars, each one bringing a fresh perspective to research across a variety of fields. Join them to learn how their work helps develop tools and strategies that impact our everyday lives, from the tiniest particles to complex brain functions and societal impacts on our health. This event will feature short talks from postdocs across BU’s campus.

 

September 20, 2017

Yoga for Postdocs

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

BU Fitness & Recreation Center FRC L133, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

 

Enjoy a relaxing yoga class exclusively for BU postdocs

 

September 27, 2017

Is a Postdoc for Me? Event for Graduate Students

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

L212, 72 E Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118

 

Learn what to consider and strategies to use when searching for a postdoctoral position that suits your professional goals

  Cambridge

During NPAW, a number of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) departments will host activities for postdocs in their areas.

 

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, MIT will host a barbecue luncheon for postdocs and faculty to express our appreciation for postdocs.

  Woods Hole

In celebration of NPAW, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a community-wide picnic for the postdocs, postdoc sponsors/advisors, and their families from Woods Hole's six main scientific organizations (WHOI, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Sea Education Association, and the Woods Hole Research Center). They will also hold a series of workshops related to preparing faculty job applications. 

Michigan Detroit

The Wayne State University Postdoctoral Association (WSU-PDA) is celebrating NPAW 2017 to honor WSU postdoctoral scholars and recognize the contributions they make to the research at WSU.

 

WSU will start its celebrations with the annual picnic on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Belle Isle.

 

Wayne State University will be hosting the Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium on Friday, September 22, 2017.  

 

WSU hopes to see great research from postdoctoral scholars from all over Michigan. Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Van Andel Research Institute, and Wayne State University are among the universities/institutes attending. The symposium will offer professional development seminars, posters, 3MT presentation competition and great networking opportunity for all attendees.

 

Friday September 22, 2017

Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium

Ballroom - Student Center Building

 

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and registration

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks -  Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D., provost, Wayne State University, and Timothy Stemmler, Ph.D., associate dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University

9:15 a.m. - Introduction, participating postdoc offices and PDAs

10:00 a.m. - Schmooze or Lose: The Mindset and Mechanics of Working a Room - Mary M. Mitchell

12:00 p.m. - Lunch with Ambika Mathur, Ph.D., dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University

1:00 p.m. - Poster session

2:00 p.m. - 3MT presentations (concurrent sessions - sciences and humanities)

3:00 p.m. - Coffee break

3:15 p.m. - Workshop- (concurrent sessions - industry and academia)

4:15 p.m. - Awards and closing remarks

 

Registration link: https://forms.wayne.edu/michigan-regional-postdoctoral-association-2017/

  Grand Rapids

Below is a list of the NPAW events that the Van Andel Research Institute Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Postdoctoral Association are hosting for institute postdoctoral fellows:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Breakfast in the café for all postdocs

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postdoc social outing to Dave & Buster’s

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Annual TGIF trivia

 

For all Van Andel Research Institute employees in Cook-Hauenstein Hall
Minnesota Minneapolis

The postdoctoral association at the University of Minnesota has been hard at work to put together an exciting program for career development and advocacy. This is a great chance to get involved with the postdoc association, make contacts in the private sector, or just get to know other postdocs at the U.

Monday, September 18, 2017

PDA Townhall

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"My IDP" Seminar with Noro Andriamanalina

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ice Cream Social

3:00 p.m./p>

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Poster Symposium & Award Ceremony

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mississippi Jackson

In honor of the University of Mississippi Medical Center postdoctoral fellows and instructors, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies has organized two events and is co-hosting an event organized by the International Office for the International fellows:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

On The Go Gift

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graduate School Office (Conference Room)

 

 

Walk-in to receive a special gift to fuel your energy. Invited: all postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, and fellows. Walk in any time between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to receive your gift.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“With A Cherry On Top” Open Forum Panel Discussion

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Classroom 6A

 

Build your own ice cream sundae with an assortment of ice cream flavors and toppings. We will have an open forum discussion with a panel of experts to discuss anything that is on your mind, including, but not limited to work-life balance and career progression. Panelists: Drs. Jane Reckelhoff, Lee Bidwell, Denise Cornelius, Romain Harmancey, and Lique Coolen. Invited: all postdoctoral fellows, instructors, and fellows. Please be on time (3:00 p.m.).

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

International Coffee And Breakfast Hour

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Office of International Services (AE-011)

 

Hosted by Office of International Services. Co-hosted by Office of Postdoctoral Studies.Serving coffee AND breakfast items. Invited: All international fellows.

Walk in any time between 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Missouri St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis will host the annual postdoc-PI happy hour to celebrate NPAW.

Let's raise a glass to Wash U's postdocs and the important contributions they make to the university. All Wash U postdoctoral appointees and their faculty mentors are welcome!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in the Grove

4465 Manchester Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks will be served. Event link: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5582

Montana     
Nebraska Lincoln The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the Postdoc Advisory Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will once again host their NPAW reception on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Postdocs, PIs, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend. A light meal and beverages will be served following a brief recognition program.
Nevada Las Vegas

The Graduate College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has a few events during NPAW:

 

All events are sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Workshop: Transition from Postdoc to Academia/Industry

 

This workshop, which includes breakfast with the Graduate College Dean Kate Korgan, is meant to demystify the transition from postdoctoral positions to academia/industry.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Housing Focus Group for Postdocs

 

During the focus group, we will gather postdoctoral scholars' feedback on campus/near-campus housing.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Workshop: Converting the CV to a Resume

 

This workshop will help postdoctoral scholars convert their academic CVs to workable resumes.

Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Postdoc Affairs will host a reception for all postdocs on campus, following orientation.

 

Topics to be covered include: 

  • The Office of Postdoc Affairs, services, and resources that are available to postdocs 
  • New Individual Development Plan requirements
  • Opportunities to become involved with postdoc affairs 
  • Research and scholarly services and centers available to UNR postdocs 
  • Retirement benefits and how to manage your retirement if you leave UNR
  • How to make the most out of your postdoc 

We will have speakers from the Office of Research and Innovation, university libraries, human resources, and members of the Postdoc Advisory Committee on campus. 

 

There will be a reception immediately following the orientation. Orientation from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., reception from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Hampshire Hanover

NPAW at Dartmouth College:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to “Get a Life” in the Life Sciences

 

William Wickner, M.D., will join us to offer advice for how to nurture your career. Though himself a self-proclaimed dullard, Wickner’s students and postdocs have succeeded brilliantly, leading to his receiving the 2017 William Rose Award, for mentoring as well as research, from the ASBMB. 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

*Lego Tuesdays in Norwich! *Kid Friendly

 

Free-build program for kids 8 and older (or younger, with an adult).

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Upper Valley Running Club invites you to join them!!

 

A no cost way to get fit, get friendly, and have fun!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President’s Reception!

 

All postdocs are invited by the president and the dean of The School for Graduate and Advanced Studies to this welcome/welcome back reception.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Annual DCAL & DCPDA Postdoc social gathering/ welcome reception!

 

We celebrate your contributions to the Dartmouth community while you learn more about the support for postdocs and grad students offered by DCAL, the DCPDA (Dartmouth College PDA), and the School for Graduate and Advanced Studies – the campus home for postdocs!   

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

*Farmers Market in Hanover – Free tote! *Kid Friendly

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dartmouth green - 1 E. Wheelock St.

 

Fresh produce, meats, herbs, cheeses, flowers, plants, dairy, baked goods, crafts and locally prepared foods. We’ll spice it up a bit with a free fold-away tote!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

*Postdoc Night @ Tip Top pottery painting studio *Kid Friendly

 

We’ll pay your studio fee, you buy the pottery piece ($3 onwards!) Limited to 20 registrants. Bring your own food and drinks (alcohol allowed!) Join us to sip, eat, chat and PAINT!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Writing Together –Postdoc Writing Session

 

We will meet to write together, study hall style. Come and go as you wish. Bring whatever you need to write, your laptop, charger, headphones, books, etc. Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be provided.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Happy Hour @ Salt Hill Pub, Hanover

 

Join us for our kick off “pub night” for the postdoc community! We’ll supply some light food and the first 25 attendees will get a free drink coupon! We’ll continue the event on the first Friday of each month!

New Jersey
New Mexico    
New York Bronx

Here are the events that the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has organized in celebration of its postdoctoral community during NPAW:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

A CV Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

“Your CV:  Putting Your Best Foot Forward”

With Victoria Freedman, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies, Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences; Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, director, Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies; Penny Grossman, Ed.D., M.P.H., associate professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics; Christina M. Coyle, M.D., M.S., assistant dean for faculty development, Office of Faculty Development

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Career Development Seminar and Panel Discussion

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

“Spotlight on Non-Academic Careers,” “How can Students and Postdocs Best Leverage their Skills to look for jobs outside of Academia”

Keynote Speaker - Lisa Kozlowski, Ph.D., associate dean for student & postdoctoral affairs and recruitment, Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA).

 

Followed by panel discussion – “Preparing for Your Next Career Move.” Panelists, led by Dr. Kozlowski: Josh Drumm (graduate student with J. Chan), senior VP -  Tiberend Strategic Advisors Inc.; Carmen Chow (graduate student with J. Blanchard), patent agent - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Arthee Jahangir (graduate student with C. Gravekamp), assistant director, postdoctoral affairs, NYU; Natalie Silmon de Monerri (research fellow with K. Kim), senior scientist - Pfizer

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Postdoctoral Celebratory Party

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Buffalo

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is holding a postdoc symposium that is taking place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. They have invited Taiping Chen, Ph.D., from MD Anderson as keynote speaker and will highlight postdoc research both at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo in a poster session and podium session. They are also hosting Oscar Budde, Esq., to give a presentation on “J1 Visa to Lawful Permanent Resisdent” and one of Roswell’s newest faculty Michael Feigin, Ph.D., to discuss “Thoughts on Obtaining a Tenure-Track Faculty Position.”

  Ithaca

NPAW events at Cornell University:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Pizza Party and Networking Reception

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Big Red Barn

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Job Market Document Review and Consultation

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

341 Caldwell Hall

 

First-come, first-served 15 minute appointments available

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Job Search Discussion Group

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

102 Mann Library

 

Moderators: Christine Holmes, director of postdoctoral studies & Colleen McLinn, CU-CIRTL director. Lunch will be served.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Exploring Careers Outside Academia

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

102 Mann Library

 

Co-sponsored by Cornell Career Services and the Office of Postdoctoral StudiesBring your own lunch

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Postdoc Social Night

7:00 p.m. onward

The Westy Bar, 516 W. State Street 14850

 

Organizer: Danielle Eiseman (DLE58)

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Information Session: Take a Massive Open Online Course on Teaching

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

341 Caldwell Hall

 

Organized by Colleen McLinn (cu-cirtl@cornell.edu). Lunch will be served.

   

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology postdocs are being treated to a fun evening out! Postdoc manager, Irby Lovette has arranged for the postdocs all go out for a meal in downtown Ithaca.

New York New York University Washington Square will have a reception on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. At this reception we will present a Postdoc Mentorship Award to a NYU faculty member nominated by their postdoc as an excellent example of the kind of mentorship postdocs should look for and deserve.
   

For NPAW the Postdoc Executive Committee at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai organized its annual postdoc symposium

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

8th ISMMS Postdoctoral Symposium "Moving Academia Forward"

Davis Auditorium, Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, 1470 Madison Ave

 

Main events:

Plenary Lecture: “Your PhD: The Golden Ticket to Career Success”

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Patricia Phelps, Ph.D., director of professional development and career office, Johns Hopkins University

 

Robin-Chemers-Neustein Fellowship Awardee Presentations

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 .a.m

 

Postdoc DataBlitz

11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Keynote Lecture: “Moving Academia Forward: Careers for the Next Generation of PhDs”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Melanie Sinche, NCC, author of “Next Gen PhD” & director of education, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

 

Special Seminar: “Recipes for Success for Mid-Career Investigators”

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seminar Room A

 

Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D., program director division of discovery science & technology (DDST), NIH

 

Panel: “The state of academic publishing”

3:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Richard Sever, Ph.D., assistant director and executive editor for CSH Perspectives and CSH Protocols, & founder bioRxiv; Cesar Berrios-Otero, Ph.D., outreach director at Faculty of 1000; Josh Spieler, publishing director, Global STM Journals, Elsevier

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Postdoc Awards Ceremony

 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

 

Detailed program and speaker bios here: https://webcommons.mssm.edu/pec/postdoc-day/

  Rochester

The University of Rochester PDA will be participating in NPAW:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Hour Meet & Greet

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Suite G-9556, URMC

 

Come enjoy a free cup of coffee and meet the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs staff!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grant Writing Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room 2-7544, URMC

 

This workshop will review the working parts of F31/32 grants. Presented by Elaine Smolock, Ph.D.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Poster Session

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Flaum Atrium, URMC

 

Compete for cash prizes of up to $500!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Award Ceremony & Happy Hour

Forbes Mezzanine, URMC

 

In addition to cash prizes, there will be a prize raffle and refreshments. Awards presented by Edith Lord, Ph.D.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chalk Talk Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Adolph (Lower) Auditorium, 1-7619, URMC

 

A knowledgeable panel will answer your questions about chalk talks: how to prepare, their role in academic interviews, and how to convey the right message. Hosted by Professors Yang, Samuelson, Noble, and Funkenbusch.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Social Hour

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Elmwood Inn, 1256 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

 

End the week networking with other postdocs! Food will be provided.

  Stony Brook

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Stony Brook University for the quarterly new postdoc welcome, followed by a reception for all postdocs to celebrate NPAW.

 

The welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs maximize their postdoctoral experience. All postdocs who have joined us in the past six months are particularly encouraged to attend.

 

New Postdoc Orientation

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

All postdocs who have arrived within the past six months are invited to:

  • Discover the unique aspects of being a postdoc at SBU
  • Learn about resources & benefits for SBU postdocs
  • Meet the staff and faculty who can help you make the most of your time at Stony Brook

Reception for all postdocs celebrating NPAW

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Center, 2001 Humanities Building

 

SBU invites all postdocs to a reception in celebration of NPAW. NPAW is an annual event held every September to honor the contributions of our postdoctoral scholars to the research enterprise here at Stony Brook and around the world. Bring along your labmates, your postdoc supervisor, friends or family. Refreshments will be served. 

  Upton

The Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Association of Students and Postdocs (ASAP) is hosting an evening reception on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

North Carolina Chapel Hill

The list of events for NPAW2017 at UNC Chapel Hill:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Social Media Monday: Postdoc Scavenger Hunt

2:00 p.m.

 

OPA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNCOPA

OPA Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncpostdoc@uncpostdoc #uncpostdoc

#UNCNPAW2017 #NPAW#2017

 

We are giving away (3) gift cards for the first three people to complete the scavenger hunt. Make sure you have an active twitter account for upcoming instructions and clues. The hunt will start on Monday (9/18) at 2:00 p.m. 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7th Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

 

The symposium will feature a panel discussion, postdoc mentoring lunch, and a keynote address from Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi, Ph.D., from The University of Utah. This is a symposium organized by postdocs from departments across campus. https://www.med.unc.edu/smithies-nobel-symposium

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Diversity in the Public Arena: The Scholar as Activist

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Hyde Hall

 

Free and open to the public with a ticket. Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University, will deliver a lecture about the necessity for deep investment in diversity and inclusion as part of all university ecosystems. Her talk is driven by her most recent publication, a collection of essays entitled Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (UNC Press, 2016).

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5th annual Diversity THINKposium: Exploring Our Stories

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday Center for Continuing Education

 

Registration: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LFfLD2eEJhOpCt

Keynote by William Ferris, Ph.D., Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History. The THINKposium is free to attend but requires registration due to limited seating.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

UNC PDA Networking Event

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Health Science Library Rm 527

 

Registration Required: Registration Deadline 9/19 12:00 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/ydahalgo. The UNC Postdoc Association (PDA) welcomes all postdocs at UNC to attend this networking event. This will be an informal environment to network with UNC faculty and administrators as well as with your postdoc peers. Registrants will receive an email with attendees and tips to networking prior to event. Contact Lindsey Constantini, PDA chair, with questions lmcostan@live.unc.edu

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Appreciate Your Postdoc Day

 

#uncpostdoc #UNCNPAW2017

Faculty mentors do something special for your postdoc(s) and send us your best picture. Ideas for appreciation include snacks/treats, lunch, coffee break, gift cards, etc. Tweet your picture to @UNCPostdoc using #UNCNPAW2017 and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN A FREE PIZZA PARTY FOR YOUR RESEARCH GROUP!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Cookout

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fed Ex Global Education Center Lobby, 301 Pittsboro Street

 

RSVP by September 20th http://tinyurl.com/y7pupk9r

Registration required for lunch: Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for a FREE lunch and receive your free gift. Lunch including hamburgers and hotdogs (veggie available) will be provided for attendees that RSVP by Sept 20th.

Charlotte

The Center for Graduate Life at the University of North Carolina Charlotte is planning a full week of events for NPAW.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Keynote presentation: "What Got You Here Won't Get You There"

 

Phillip Clifford, Ph.D.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Breakfast discussion: "Beefing Up Your LinkedIn Profile"

 

Patrick Madsen, director of UNCC's University Career Center

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Happy hour, topic of discussion TBD

 

Patrick Madsen, director of UNCC's University Career Center

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Social

University Art Gallery

 

Special guest speaker Joan Lorden, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Grant Writing Workshop (and pizza!)

 

Lesley Brown, Ph.D., director of Proposal Development

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Family outing to Discovery Place Science

  Raleigh

Events scheduled at North Carolina State University:

 

All Week

Food Drive for Feed the Pack

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

In addition to celebrating our postdoctoral community, we are using this week to pay it forward! Donate your canned and non-perishable food and toiletry items to Feed the Pack, the NC State food pantry. We will have a collection bin available at all of our events, as well as a box available in the Graduate School where postdocs can drop off donations during business hours. The most needed items are canned fruits and veggies (not green beans or corn), breakfast foods (not oatmeal), pasta & grains, snack items, beverages, condiments, and personal hygiene productions (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.).

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kick-off Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Start of NPAW with a meet and greet breakfast! Breakfast food and coffee will be provided, along with some postdoc swag. Come meet fellow postdocs and learn a bit about the professional development resources from the Graduate School.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ice Cream and Pups

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Bring your fur baby on a walk around Lake Raleigh and grab some free ice cream from Howling Cow, NC State’s creamery.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bite-sized Research Series

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Postdoctoral scholar Haritha Malladi, Ph.D., will kick off our bite-sized research series with her talk “Sustainable Pavements: How to Turn Our Black Roads Green.” Dr. Malladi will discuss how sustainable engineering practices can be used to reduce waste in road construction and the ability to reuse old materials in new construction. The talk is open to all audiences. Lunch will be provided to those who register!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Belltower Tour with Dr. Stafford

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Thomas Stafford, Ph.D., has been a leader at NC State for more than forty years, including serving as the nice chancellor for student affairs for twenty-nine years. In his retirement, Dr. Stafford continues to celebrate the university through one of his legendary Belltower Tours! Learn about NC State history, some fun facts about the NC State Belltower, and enjoy one of the most engaging tour guides you will ever meet!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Happy Hour!

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Close out the week a casual happy hour at State of Beer bottle shop in downtown Raleigh. There is a great, dog-friendly patio to sit outside and enjoy the last few days of summer weather while connecting with your fellow postdocs. For more information, visit go.ncsu.edu/pda .

  Research Triangle Park

See below the events that National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is hosting for NPAW:

 

All Week

Stop by A239 to pick up "I ♥ my Trainee:________" stickers!

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

INC Research/iVH Health ELITE Consortium Site Visit

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Join an industry site visit to INC Research/iVH Health. You will learn about the company’s business structure, gain an overview of drug development, learn how a project goes through a complete life cycle, and have a half-hour of networking. This is a great opportunity to build industry relationships and expand your network.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Laboratory & Branch Celebrations

 

NIEHS is encouraging individual laboratories and branches to do something special to celebrate fellows on Friday, September 15. Submit photos of your lab events to PDOffice2@niehs.nih.gov and tell them what you are doing! Suggested events might include an ice cream social, lab lunch outing, etc.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee and Pancake Breakfast

9:30 a.m.

NIEHS Cafeteria

 

All fellows are welcome to join us in the cafeteria to kickoff National Postdoc (& ALL Fellows!) Appreciation Week. Bring your coffee mug and your appetite! NOTE: Food made possible by generous PI donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Fellows’ Orientation with the NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development, OITE Career Services, and NIEHS Library

12:00 p.m.

A262

 

Are you new to NIEHS & wondering how to make the most of your time here? Do you want to learn more about the professional development resources that are available? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the trainee community? If so, please join us during Fellow Appreciation Week to learn more... and come prepared with your questions!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Workshop: Building Resilience in the Job Search, at Work, and Throughout Life

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

E450

 

Finding ways to stay positive, optimistic and productive are important components to being an effective job seeker. This workshop focuses on building confidence during your search, enhancing optimism and resilience, and challenging individuals to find value in the experiences that don’t go as planned. This workshop will share strategies and resources for maximizing successes and minimizing disappointments in the job search, at the research bench and in all areas of life.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Teaching at the College Level-Peer Review of Teaching Philosophy Statements

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

E226

 

For ‘week 8’ of the 9-week “Teaching at the College Level” course, we will join together and provide feedback on each other’s teaching philosophy statements. Whether this is your first or eighth class, all are welcome to this interactive session!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FAES Health Insurance Orientation

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

F193 & WebEx

 

Join us as we speak with representatives from the Foundation for Advancing Education in the Sciences. They will address changes to your insurance policy and answer any questions you may have. Note that insurance open enrollment this year is September 11-22.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Hour

10:00 a.m.

Keystone Building, Room 1003

 

Join them in Keystone for coffee and treats during fellow appreciation week. Bring your own mug!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

International Potluck Celebration

12:30 p.m.

 

Please bring a dish, dessert, or other treat native to your country or US Geographic region. Come sample a diversity of goodies from around the world! (Family and kid-friendly event)

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

TWO Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch Options

12:00 p.m.

 

1) Agricultural Biotechnology with guests Samuel Gattis, Ph.D., and Barbara Wedel, Ph.D. 2) Tenure-Track Academic Positions with guests Jennifer Ingram, Ph.D., & Rebecca Fry, Ph.D.: On the third Thursday of each month, the Brown Bag Lunch highlights a different set of Ph.D. careers to provide fellows the opportunity to meet with a few individuals with firsthand experience. In contrast to the career symposium, the lunch provides an informal and more intimate atmosphere for you to ask questions or just hear more about the career you want!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postbac Fellow Cookie Social and Meet & Greet

2:30 p.m.

Rodbell Auditorium

 

Join for cookies and a chance to meet other postbacs!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Evening Happy Hour & Alumni Mixer

4:30 p.m.

Hickory Tavern | 1156 Parkside Main Street, Cary

 

Come join us to celebrate the next-to-last day of appreciation week over an evening of drinks and appetizers at Hickory Tavern! (Purchase your own) Please pass along this invitation to any NIEHS alumni you may know!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pizza Party, General Assembly Meeting, Group Photo, Resource Expo, & 8th Annual Trivia Challenge!

12:30 p.m.

Rodbell Auditorium & Lobby

 

Come join your fellow trainees on Friday, September 22 to finish off postdoc/fellow appreciation week with pizza and trivia! NOTE: Food made possible by generous PI donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

North Dakota     
Ohio Cincinnati

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati are co-sponsoring a career development symposium planned for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

5051 MSB

 

“Academia, Pharma, Biotech, and Nonprofit with a Side of Life: Transitions for a Fulfilling Career in Science”

Keynote speaker, 9:00 a.m.

 

Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., executive director at Addgene

 

Breakout sessions, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  1. “Not-Networking 101: Building Relationships for Success” Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
  2.  “Strategies for Building an Effective Mentoring Team” Jamilah Hackworth, Ed.D., and Simon Hogan, Ph.D. (CCHMC)
  3. “The 4--Step Program to an Effective IDP ” Margaret Hanson, Ph.D. (UC)

Lunch with a panel discussion of “Career Options with a PhD,” 11:45 a.m. with Ken Greis, Ph.D. (UC), Kim Leiken, Ph.D. (Medpace), & Joe Sherrill, Ph.D. (P&G)

  Cleveland

Below is the list of events the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is putting on for NPAW:

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Postdoc/RA Townhall

4:00 p.m.

NE1-205

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Career Development Seminar

10:00 a.m.

NE1-205

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee and Donuts: Meet Your LPDA Representative

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NA1-140

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Crafts And Beer

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NE1-205

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 or Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get A Professional Headshot Taken By Art & Photo

   

Here are the NPAW events being hosted at Case Western Reserve University:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Non-Academic Career Series: Market Research

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thwing Center, Room 201

 

Odell Coleman, Founder, ColemanWick

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Thanks -A- Latte”

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

BRB 1st Floor Lobby

  • Coffee & Donuts
  • Headshot Photos
  • Postdoc T-Shirts

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Finding Funding

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

BRB, Room 105

 

Stephanie Endy, associate vice president for research

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Campus Scavenger Hunt

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tomlinson Hall Lobby

  • Scavenger Hunt & Prizes!
  • Mitchell’s Ice Cream
  • Postdoc T-Shirts

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Leadership Conference

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TVUC & Thwing Center Student Activities & Leadership

  Columbus

The PDA at Ohio State University and the newly formed Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) are excited to host a series of events to recognize postdocs for all their hard work, in honor of NPAW. Please see the schedule of events below, and we hope to see you then!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

OPA Kickoff Event and Town Hall

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2nd Floor, Bricker Hall

 

Refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Professional Headshots in the Ohio Union

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Suzanne M Scharer Room, Ohio Union

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PDA Ice Cream Social

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Room 165 in DHLRI

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Free screening of The PhD Movie

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Room 170 in DHLRI

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

 

PDA Happy Hour

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Woody's Tavern in the Ohio Union

Oklahoma Oklahoma City

Below are the events scheduled at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, sponsored by the OUHSC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the OUHSC PDA:

 

ALL WEEK – Postdocs can enjoy up to 3 free visits as a guest to the OUHSC Health Club!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rise and Shine Breakfast!

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Bird Library Room 258

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ice Cream Social

3:00 p.m.

Bird Library Room 258

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yoga in the Park

5:00 p.m.

Stanton L. Young Walkway – grassy garden area near clock tower and Bird Library

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bowling

7:30 p.m.

HeyDey 200 S. Oklahoma Ave., Oklahoma City, OK

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Career Development Speaker and Pizza

 

Hibah Awwad, Ph.D. “Life as a Postdoc”

 

Talk begins at 4:00 p.m., pizza to follow at 4:45 p.m.

Oregon Portland

Below the events for NPAW at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU):

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Baird Hall 1027

 

To kick-off NPAW, join the OHSU PDO for continental breakfast (and coffee, of course). Learn about the services the PDO provides, and meet other postdocs.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meditation and relaxation session

12:00 pm. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Center Media Room

 

Research is a stressful business. Take the time to unwind and focus on yourself for an hour. Join your fellow postdoc, Selda Yildiz, as she leads a meditation and relaxation session. It recommended you bring your own mat, though some are available on site. After the session, join the other participants as we head over to the OHSU Farmer's Market for lunch.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Preparing your academic job application

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mac Hall 2201

 

The academic job search season is upon us, and deadlines are quickly approaching. Learn about the parts of and the best practices for applying for academic jobs.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

OPDA Appreciation Week Lunch & Industry Job Application Talk

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Center for Health & Healing 3171 (Room 1A)

 

To celebrate NPAW, the OPDA invites you to an appreciation lunch. Come meet other postdocs, and hear from Michael Matrone, postdoctoral affairs officer, as he discusses applying for industry jobs.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Happy Hour

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Richard Jones Hall Atrium

 

The finale of our celebrations will be a happy hour in your honor. Join us for light appetizers and beverages in the Atrium of Richard Jones Hall.

Pennsylvania Philadelphia

Below are the events planned for the 2017 NPAW at Thomas Jefferson University:

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Seminar - "National Postdoc Association, where we are and where we are going?"

3:30 p.m.

 

Julie Fabsik-Swarts, executive director of the National Postdoctoral Association

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Seminar - "From postdoc to Assistant Dean: Tips for a successful transition"

1:00 p.m.

 

Zoë Fonseca-Kelly, Ph.D., assistant dean for science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard, (Former Jefferson PDA president)

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Keynote presentation - "The Academic Brain on Stress: Frontal Lobe Fatigue, Procrastination, and Burnout"

9:00 a.m.

 

Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two-hour workshop - "Raising Achievement by Reducing Stress and Increasing Happiness in Students and Faculty: Science and Strategies"

12:30 p.m.

 

Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Seminar - Creativity and the Brain: Science and Strategies

4:00 p.m.

 

Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BBQ lunch

1:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Bingo

3:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Free Yoga Class

4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Volleyball match

4:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Social Hour

5:30 p.m.

   

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Research Institute and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs) and the University of Pennsylvania (Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs) have partnered to host the following 2017 NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Preparing for Careers in Industry

9:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

 

Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., and Larry Petcovic, M.S., co-founders, SciPhD

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Framing Your Research for a TED Talk

10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

 

Mallory Fix, Language ConnectED

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10 Essential Steps to Successful Job Hunting for Postdocs

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 p.m.

 

Joseph Barber, Ph.D., senior associate director, UPenn Career Services

 

NPAW Barbeque for CHOP/Penn postdocs

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Telling Your Science Story

10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

 

Mallory Fix, Language ConnectED

 

Closing Reception and Happy Hour for CHOP/Penn postdocs

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

   

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is working with the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University to hold clinics in the Philadelphia, PA region this week for postdocs. These are cancer career clinics with HR representatives and Ph.D.s from the staff who have made the transition themselves and can answer questions about what to expect, and how they translated their skills to their various positions within and outside of AACR. The University of Pennsylvania clinic will be Monday, September 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ET and the Jefferson clinic will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET in the Hamilton Building in Rooms 216/218/220.

 

Additional details about the clinics and some other offers we plan to release throughout the week can be found on our website: www.aacr.org/AACRNPAW2017

  Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Open House

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

1105 ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

 

Get to know to valuable resources that Pitt has to offer to postdocs. Get to know more about the UPPDA, the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD), Pitt’s Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), the English Language Institute (ELI) and more! No registration required.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trivia Night

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Hemingway’s Cafe, 3911 Forbes Ave

 

Hang out, eat, and test your knowledge at trivia with fellow postdocs. No registration required.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FREE Head Shots

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST)

 

Get a professional headshot taken FREE OF CHARGE by the UPPDA and the University Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly CIDDE). Spots are limited so sign-up for your preferred time slot today. Registration required. Register for Your Professional Head Shot >

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pirates Game at PNC Park

7:00 p.m.

PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park!

Each postdoc may purchase two tickets at the discounted rate ($10). Additional tickets may be purchased at $18. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Checks or cash will be accepted. Please make checks out to the University of Pittsburgh. Payment must be made in order to receive your tickets. Stop in the Office of Academic Career Development in 301 Scaife Hall (3550 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, PA) to purchase and pick up your tickets today! Questions? Contact the Office of Academic Career Development at oacd@hs.pitt.edu or call 412-648-8486.

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

UPPDA Fall Picnic

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

 

Bring your friends and families to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. Enjoy a variety of free activities for everyone including caricature drawings, face painting, balloon animals, lawn games, etc. Register for the UPPDA Fall Picnic >. Please email UPPDA or OACD if you have any questions.

Rhode Island
South Carolina Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina is celebrating NPAW with a series of events over three days:

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Build Your Own Career

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

A panel discussion with Drs. Paula Ramos, Melissa Cunningham, and Deirdre Luttrell

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Data Blitz

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Present your research in 2 min to your fellow postdocs (beer, wine, soda and snacks provided). Top presentations receive gift cards!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Poster Session

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Drug Discovery lobby

 

Complete with an ice cream sundae bar!  Travel awards for 1st place ($500), 2nd place ($300) and 3rd place ($200)

South Dakota     
Tennessee Memphis

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center PDA has a number of NPAW events scheduled:

 

Monday. September 18, 2017

NPA Week Meet & Greet Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

SAC.305

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Postdocs Meet & Eat And Talent Contest

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SAC, Dining Hall

 

Wednesday, September 20. 2017

Navigating HIB's & Green Card In Academic

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Freeman Auditorium

930 Madison. 3rd Fir.

 

Thursday. September 21. 2017

Resume Writing Workshop

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Freeman Auditorium

930 Madison. 3rd Fir.

 

Friday. September 22. 2017

Postdoc Stress Relief Event

12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SAC. Room 207

 

Saturday September 23. 2017

Family Picnic at Memphis Zoo

10.00 a.m. onwards

 

Week long fun. Networking & Learning!

  Nashville

Vanderbilt University has several events taking place this week as part of NPAW:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Picnic

@ the park

 

Kids, spouses, significant others are welcome!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pizza, beer, and networking


Pizza, beer, and networking with fellow postdocs & junior faculty

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Open House

 

Meet the deans & postdoc resources open house

Texas Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is proud of its postdocs and is planning a week-long series of seminars as follows:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our Research Enterprise

POB 2.402

 

 

Presented by the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Research Support and Compliance, and the Office of the VP for Research

 

Tuesday, September 19

Postdoc as Entrepreneur- Part 1:  A Primer

POB 2.402

 

Presented by IC2 Institute, and the Office of the VP for Research

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postdoc as Entrepreneur- Part 2 : Raising Funds via HornRaiser

POB 2.402

 

Presented by the University Development Office and the Office of the VP for Research

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc as Entrepreneur - Part 3:  Your Vision from Idea to Market

NHB 1.720

 

Presented by the Office of Technology Commercialization and the Office of the VP for Research

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Marketing Yourself:  Interview Strategies for the Real World

NHB 1.720

 

Presented by the College of Natural Sciences Career Development Office and the Office of the VP for Research

College Station

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University Health Science Center will celebrate 2017 NPAW with various activities and events:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Appreciation Grab N’ Go Breakfast

8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Taco Cabana (Texas Ave. S, College Station)

 

Hosted by: TAMU PDA

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Keynote Speaker Networking Event

7:00 p.m.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

 

Hosted by: TAMU PDA, TAMHSC PDA

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

12:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex Auditorium

 

Hosted by: Division of Research

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ice Cream Social

4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Reynolds Medical Sciences Building, Lobby

 

Hosted by: HSC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs & CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

“How to Use EndNote” Lunch Seminar

12:00 p.m. —1 :00 p.m.

VMTH 101

 

Hosted by: CVM PDA

 

Postdoc Happy Hour

5:00 p.m.

New Republic Brewing

 

Hosted by: TAMU PDA

  Dallas

How is UT Southwestern Medical Center celebrating NPAW?

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

NPAW Kick Off Party and Resource Fair

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NL3.120

 

Meet your peers, the PDA, clubs, resources, have ice cream, play games and win prizes!

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Breakfast with Champions”

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Glass Hallway between NB and NC - Floor 6

 

Networking event with UTSW Faculty. Breakfast tacos, bagels, coffer and OJ will be served.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Talk featuring the winner of Postdoc Mentor Award

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NL6.125

 

A mentoring talk by the 2017 Postdoc Mentor Award Winner. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Transferable skills workshop (CDC)

by RSVP only

 

Career Development Committee event. This workshop will help postdocs identify skills that are vital for overall career success.

 

Friday, September 21, 2017

PDA Symposium @ The Dallas Arboretum

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 .p.m.

The Dallas Arboretum

 

Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium. This event will feature a career talk from the keynote speaker and 4 selected postdoctoral research talks in addition to poster presentations. The program will conclude with the awards ceremony!

   

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry events:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ice Cream Social

12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m.

COD Atrium

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Appreciation Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

COD, room 400

  El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso will observe NPAW with a postdoc lunch with the dean. It will be held at the Graduate School of the University of Texas at El Paso, Mike Loya Academic Services Bldg., Room 131, Monday, September 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register here.

   

The University of Texas at El Paso will host Meet the Postdocs at UTEP on Thursday September 21, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in CCSB G.0706A.

  Houston

NPAW events at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center:

Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Postdoc Orientation (register for orientation)

Dan L. Duncan Building, 8th Floor, Rooms 1, 2, 7 & 8

 

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Meet and Greet with light breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Who We Are

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Policies and Resources

9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Faculty Panel: A Successful Postdoctoral Experience

10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Postdoc Panel: Professional Development Opportunities

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break (complimentary lunch to first 30)

Working Lunch: Mentor/Mentee Training

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Aligning Expectations

12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Resource Panel: “What We Can Do For You”

1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing & Evaluation

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc Resource Fair

2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Dan L. Duncan Building, 8th Floor

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

NPAW Kick Off - Ice Cream and Cake Social

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dan L. Duncan Building, 8th Floor

 

***sign up for Wednesday’s chair massages during the ice cream and cake social kick-off

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Morning 30-minute Yoga Sessions

8:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m.

Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building (BSRB) S3.8003ab

 

Join Denise Horvilleur and Kai Lewis for one of three 30-minute office yoga class in which you will be led through a series of stretching and breathing techniques to help manage stress throughout the work day and stabilize your nervous system. The yoga practice will be performed seated and standing alongside office chairs. Registration is not required

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Afternoon 10-minute Chair Massages (Sign up required.)

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (two locations - run concurrently)

South Campus – 2SCR1, Room 4 & Main Campus – Hickey Ballroom 5 (Rose Zone, 11th Floor)

 

Sign up during Monday’s ice cream and cake social from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

International Reception

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1MC 3rd Floor, Ballrooms 1 - 4
   

Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences & Technology events:

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Alkek Building Lobby

  San Antonio

The 5th Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Holly Auditorium on the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Campus of UT Health San Antonio.

 

This forum, like the previous four iterations will showcase the entire range of research conducted by the San Antonio postdoctoral community. The SAPRF will include postdoctoral research fellow participants from four San Antonio Institutions: Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI), United States Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR), University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and UT Health San Antonio (formerly known as UTHSCSA). The poster session will tentatively take place from 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The morning session will be devoted to short oral presentations. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Larry S. Schlesinger, president and CEO of the TBRI, at 4:00 p.m. A networking reception is scheduled afterward from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Utah  Salt Lake City

Please join the University of Utah to recognize the contributions of postdoctoral scholars!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kick-Off Event

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

HSEB (Atrium and Room 2680)

 

2:30 – 3:30 Poster Competition – $500 travel award for the best poster

3:30 – 3:40 Networking Break

3:40 – 4:00 Postdoc Pitches Competition:Listen to 3-minute research pitches from your colleaques & hear what it takes to simplify your research for a lay audience.Note: You must already be enrolled in the workshops to compete

4:00 – 5:00 Keynote Speaker: Impostor Phenomenon: “I’ve got my Doctorate, Why do I feel like a Fraud?” Suzann Lawry, Ph.D., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

5:00 – 5:30 UPDA Announcements (including poster awards and prize giveaway)

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hiking After Work

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Near Red Butte Gardens: Red Butte Canyon Road 

 

Bring your family and join our fellow postdocs for a light hike after work!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coffee & Headshots

10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Courtyard between the Genetics Building & Health Sciences Library

 

Join us for the cup of coffee and let a professional photographer take a photo of you!

Friday, September 21, 2017

Ice Cream Social

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

President Circle (outside on the lawn)

 

We invite all postdocs with their families to socialize over ice cream!

Vermont Burlington

During NPAW the postdoctoral association at The University of Vermont (UVM) presents a half day career development symposium on September 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., tailored specifically for postdocs. It will include an interactive elevator pitch workshop with Erik Monsen (associate professor, Grossman School of Business, School of Engineering at UVM) and David Bradbury (UVM affiliated org employee, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies).

 

Following this a career panel discussion will be held with Jeralyn Haraldsen (grant proposal manager, UVM Office for VP of Research), Cathleen Geiger (research professor, University of Delaware, adjunct professor, UVM), and Paul Held (lab manager, Biotek Instruments). The keynote lecture will be given by Alan Dove, Ph.D., and host of the podcast "This Week in Virology" http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/.

 

The symposium will be concluded by a social gathering from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to provide networking opportunities (food and drinks provided). In order to register for the event or if you have any questions please contact the UVM Postdoctoral Association http://www.uvm.edu/postdocs/, email: postdocs@uvm.edu, phone: 802-656-9925.

Virginia Charlottesville

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Virginia is hosting two breakfast for postdocs during NPAW. 

 

Postdoc Breakfast

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

200 Wilsdorf Hall

 

Postdoc Breakfast

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

2ABC Pinn Hall

 

Come join them as they celebrate postdocs during NPAW! Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

  Reston

The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) board for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) has lined up a series of events for the upcoming NPAW.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

A letter will be sent to all SOT national and international postdocs (~650) from the SOT president recognizing the efforts of the current SOT postdocs.

 

Monday, September 19 - 21, 2017

Blog posts (1/day) that were written by postdoc leaders within the SOT will be sent out to all postdocs. The topics for these blog posts include 1) personal experience as an international postdoc, 2) benefits of taking the time to volunteer for committees, and 3) an update on the recent Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Research Conference.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

SOT will host a webinar entitled "Board Certification as a Professional Toxicologist: Options, Career Benefits, and Necessary Steps." This webinar is open to all interested parties, not just postdocs within the SOT community.  A more detailed description of the webinar is attached. 

Washington Seattle

To celebrate NPAW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is organizing an appreciation party for the postdocs and graduate students of Fred Hutch on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The Student-Postdoc Advisory Committee (SPAC) sponsors food and drinks for the event. deputy director and executive vice president of Fred Hutch, Bruce Clurman, M.D., Ph.D., will give a short speech in honor of our trainees. Additionally, SPAC is organizing a slideshow that highlights postdocs and graduate students who have been nominated by their colleagues to be recognized at this event.

West Virginia     
Wisconsin Madison

NPAW events being hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison PDA

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GLBTQ Panel and Luncheon

,strong>12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

6201 Microbial Sciences, UW-Madison

 

As part of NPAW, please join us for a panel discussion and lunch with outstanding GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) faculty to discuss the paths they took to their current positions, the challenges they've encountered, and their advice for today's trainees. Open to all. Allies are welcome to participate, learn more about relevant issues, and contribute to the discussion. Free lunch will be provided

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Postdoc Social Hour and Networking Event

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Great Dane-Hilldale, 357 Price Pl, Madison, WI

 

Join fellow postdocs for social hour and networking. Get to know your colleagues and get informed about some of the initiatives the UW-Madison PDA is rolling out right now! Appetizers will be provided.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center. UW-Madison

 

Lunch provided. Full schedule and registration details here. The 2nd Annual UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a venue for postdocs to share their work with others and foster new collaborations. This free event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. New to this year’s symposium is the 5-minute blitz talk competition during which you will hear exciting talks from postdocs representing 16 different departments. These talks were selected from nearly 50 abstracts and the winner will receive a travel grant to attend a future conference of their choosing. In addition, the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be selected by the audience. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Jo Handelsman, Ph.D., director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, as well as a vendor fair and reception.

Milwaukee

NPAW events organized by the Medical College of Wisconsin Postdoc Office:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

T-Shirt and Doughnut give away

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

MCW: Cafeteria Hallway

 

BRI: Table in

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Postdoc Bakery - Free Treats!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MCW: TBRC Atrium

 

Chair Massage (10minute)

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MCW: TBRC– C3110

 

First come first served

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TBRC Atrium

 

Come and have a treat….. You deserve it!

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

PAC Social

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MCW Alumni Center

 

Games, Snacks, Drinks

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Retreat

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CVC– H4950

 

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch and seminar: “Networking”

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CVC postdoc appreciation reception

Wyoming    
Canada Lethbridge, Alberta 

You and your supervisor(s) are invited to attend the following University of Lethbridge NPAW events:

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AH 100 (lunch & panel discussion), The Zoo (PDF social)

The ULPA, in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research and Innovation Services are hosting NPAW events.

As a token of appreciation, they will be hosting a networking luncheon, followed by a panel discussion and finally a PDF social Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Networking Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

AH100

 

Webinar & Panel Discussion: Preparing for an Academic Career

1:05 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

AH100

Webinar spekaer: Rodolphe Barangou, Ph.D., associate professor of Food Science and the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research at North Carolina State University. His research focuses on CRISPR-Cas9 in bacteria. Join professors Robbin Gibb, Trushar Patel, Athanasios Zovoilis, and Rodolphe Barangou as they discuss tips to prepare for a career in academia.

ULPA AGM

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AH10

 

The AGM will include a presentation from Robert Wood, Ph.D., dean, School of Graduate Studies and Elaine Carlson, associate vice president, Human Resources on the Act to Enahnce Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining as it relates to Postdoctoral Fellows.

Postdoctoral Fellows Social**

7:00 p.m.

The Zoo

 

**Please note this event is at the cost of the postdoctoral fellow.

Social Media Tags: #ULPA #postdocappreciation #ulpauleth #postdoc #postdocs #npaw2017

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office at the University of British Columbia will be celebrating NPAW with its annual barbecue on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s College. RSVPs are requested by September 13, 2017 to https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/event/596-2017-national-postdoc-appreciation-week-barbecue.

 

The UBC Postdoctoral Association will be gathering for karaoke and Korean barbecue on Friday, September 22, 2017. RSVPs are requested by September 8, 2017 to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1NwLYerY-HmZ_fJr9LIYjUSwD4HhrzkLgRtZYRxfHwSwamA/viewform.

 

The department of microbiology & Immunology at the University of British Columbia has organized the following event in the week of NPAW:

 

Microbiology & Immunology Postdoc and Research Associate Appreciation & Research Night

Wednesday September 20, 2017

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LSC, West Atrium, UBC

  • Poster presentation (optional)
  • Social
  • Dinner and drink
  • Prizes and gifts
  • Invited: Postdocs, research associates, department's faculty 

https://survey.ubc.ca/s/MICB2017PDFAppreciationandResearchNight/

 

Other events:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Talks + Pizza + Prizes

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rm: 3113

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sponsored coffee break for MSL postdocs

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee break with snack OR pizza and soft drinks

LSI

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reception

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ICCS X860

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Postdoc Showcase (talks + pizza)

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LSK 306

  London, Ontario

The schedule of events for postdoc appreciation week at the University of Western Ontario:

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Terry Fox Run with Western Postdocs

11:00 a.m. start

 

We kick off NPAW with a fun 5 Km walk/run! In total we raised $2070.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  We also awarded each participant with a free movie ticket for the University cinema.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

New postdoc orientation session

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Postdoc AGM and appreciation Indian buffet lunch

11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

   

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stress Management Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

The workshop was run by Dr. Melanie-Anne Atkins, the coordinator of the Wellness Education Centre at Western, and will cover effective strategies to manage and cope with stress to improve overall mental health and wellness. Breakfast was served for those attending the workshop. 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Academic Job Application Workshop

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

During this workshop we have invited senior and newly-appointed principle investigators to discuss several aspects of the academic job application process:

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Introduction and information session on how to find academic job postings
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Information and Q&A session on the most current application process including advice on preparing your application and interviewing
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch served for registered attendees
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Negotiating a job offer with Q&A.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Movie Night

7:00 p.m./9:15 p.m.

 

Free movie tickets to the University cinema will be provided at previous events

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pub crawl

6:00 p.m. onwards

Downtown

 

In addition, we also managed to get open access to the Western Recreation Centre (gym and pool) for all postdocs from Monday, September 18 - September, Wednesday 20.

  Waterloo, Ontario

Join the University of Waterloo for all, or some, of the many events they have planned to celebrate University of Waterloo postdoctoral fellows during NPAW.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lunch and postdoc services fair  

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cycle class

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lunch and Learn: Becoming a Public Intellectual

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Hour at Grad House

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lunch and Learn: Making the Most of your Postdoc

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Battle of Waterloo (football game)! 

Germany Leipzig

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has scheduled "Postdoc Café" taking place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CET). They will inform postdocs about the new postdoc guidelines that are being worked on and they would like to hear about ideas, needs, wishes and suggestions for future measures of postdoc support at the UFZ. Coffee, tea and cake will be provided.

United Kingdom Surrey

NPAW events at the University of Surrey:

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Meet the Associate Deans

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

LTJ

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meet the Profs Blums

2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LB05

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Researcher Cafe

 

Free tea/cake, cofffee, cakes and chat

 

Thursday, September 21

Building Positive Research Culture

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

16DK02

 

SuRSA discussion and lunch

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Appraising the Appraisal

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

09LB05

Asia & Oceania Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA), SAARC-ASEAN Postdoctoral Resource Academia (SAPRA)and SAIRI Postdoctoral Multiversity for the UN SDGs Studies are conjointly conducting high level thematic discussions and mentored sessions on different areas of academic interest and cross-boundary cross-disciplinary emerging expediencies in postdoctoral research, as outlined and demarcated by the SAIRI’s P.I. in the "Reference-line Thematic Monograph for 2017-2018," the topics of core-expediencies, ranging from the baseline ‘normatives’ in human studies, the foundational ‘dynamics’ and standard ‘methodics’ in natural and social sciences, to the applied realm-orbs of the higher investigative segment-demesnes of human enterprise, are brought under reference-line thematic considerations.

 

The high level thematic discussions, mentored sessions and institutional proceedings throughout the NPAW of postdoctoral research in the Asian and ASEAN regions would be held under the earnest-solemn leadership and worthy directions of H. E. Justice (R) Dr. S.S. Paru Dehlvi L.L.D., D.Litt., the Chief Patron (CP) and the Chancellery Head (CH) of Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA), who also continues to hold the status of Chancellor Emeritus of SAARC-ASEAN Postdoctoral Resource Academia (SAPRA).

  India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

As the 2017 NPAW proceedings coincide with the UN designated Peace Observance Day (Sep. 21st ), AOPDA has dedicated all of the core thematic-focuses to the peace related issues throughout (but not limited to) the day.

In order to mark the UN Peace day in the backdrop of postdoc appreciations, AOPDA would issue a special peace prize and scholarship for Postdoctoral Research in Peace-Conflict Studies. The worthy scholarship medals would be issued in the names of three merited adornees AOPDA Peace Award, who selflessly strived to raise the voice for Rohingya genocide prevention. The two UN officials; 1- Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein (The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights) 2- Professor Yanghee Lee (UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar). and 3- Dr. Muang Zarni (Academic Researcher and Expert on Ethnic Cleansing),

 

Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Friday, September 22, 2017

 

Scientific sessions and technical symposia are also arranged, the topics are ranging from in the Asia, Oceania and particularly in SAARC and ASEAN regions 'Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT)', 'Sub-soil Hydro-Toxicology'. 'Teratogenicity Research' Pre-birth Disability Prevention Investigative Case Studies', Impacts of DESPO-Asia on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategic Frameworks, and several primary topic-ranges of academic importance including Research Methodology. An additional extravagance of 2017’s highlight of postdoc appreciations would be embraced by the historic launch of the ‘Thematic Concept-Note Monograph’, unveiling the ‘Methodic Overview’ of the recently discovered phenomenon of Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT-Discovery) by Professor Dr. Qadhi Aurangzeb Al Hafi (the discoverer), at the higher inter-institutional forefronts of the academic ivories of the world.

The newly discovered MHT principle has proved to be a scientific milestone and has evolved to be a ‘core-concept landmark’ in applied sciences, on which the forthcoming centuries would lay the very foundations of new scientific disciplines. Despite becoming an ‘object of prey’ in its embryonic stages, on accounts of partisan rivalry, the MHT is well paving its way forth to the destinies—it was destined to!

 

SAARC-ASEAN postdocs are arranging a pledge-based panel discussion on the role that the postdocs and other academicians can play in;

  1. Ensuring and widening the institutional avenues and academic scopes of peace-related studies in diverse fields of higher research.
  2. Uplifting the level and quality of multidisciplinary research in the Asian region.

Justice (R) Dr. S.S. Paru would also present a thorough analysis and a tri-fold synthesis of the prevalent situation of ‘social injustice’ that is gradually becoming predominant in the customary frameworks of nearly every sector, segment and section of human life. The panel discussions are organized by; Dr. Faisar N. M. in Sri Lanka, M S Salawal Salah in New Zealand, and in Pakistanby the SAARC region’s DESIMGOW moderator for 2016-2017, Dr. Khalida M. Khan.

 

The formal launch of AOPDA’s official website www.aopda.org would take place on September 22, 2017 by marking the last day of NPAW observance in Asia.

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