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The NPA 12th Annual Meeting was held April 4 - 6, 2014, at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.

More than 320 postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral administrators and faculty participated in the event. We wish to thank all of this year's attendees, volunteers, and supporters for making the 2014 Annual Meeting a huge success.

We look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Meeting next year on March 13 - 15 in Baltimore, MD!


Please note: If you intend to use any of the content posted here, please be sure to obtain written permission from the original author first. If a presentation is not posted, it is at the request of the author.

Keynote

  • 10 Reasons Why It's Great to be a Postdoc
    Presenter:
    Susan Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (COO), James S. McDonnell Foundation
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Keynote - Susan Fitzpatrick

Plenary Sessions

  • Plenary Session I: Research and Postdocs in a Complex System in Disequilibrium
    Presenters
    : Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Labor and Wildlife Program, Harvard Law School
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Plenary - Disequilibrium - Teitelbaum
  • Plenary Session II: Post Doc, Ergo Doc?
    Presenters
    Gregory A. Petsko, Ph.D., Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, Brandeis University, Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Michael Sesma, Ph.D., Chief, Postdoctoral Training Branch, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS); Leslie Pond, Ph.D., Head of Postdoctoral/Fellowship Programs, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR).
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Plenary - Ergo - Sesma

Workshops

  • Addressing the Needs of International Postdoctoral Researchers Through the Collaboration with Diaspora Communities
    Presenters: Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Sriram Devanathan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Society Treasurer, Washington University of St. Louis; Gerrit Roessler, Ph.D., Program Director, German Academic International Network (GAIN)
    Moderator: David J. Proctor, Ph.D., American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Addressing - Roessler

  • A Sample of Successful BEST Proposals
    Presenters: Joel D. Baines, V.M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, James Law professor of Virology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine; Christine Des Jarlais, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Postdocs & Career Development, University of California, San Francisco; Keith Micoli, Ph.D., Director, Postdoctoral Program, NYU, Chair, NPA Board of Directors 
    Moderator
    : Molly Starback, MSLS, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Duke University
    Download this presentation2014 AM - Workshop - BEST - Des Jarlais
     
  • Communication Tips and Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Skills
    Presenters: Gail E. Gasparich, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Women in Science Program, Towson University; Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed., Chief Business Development Officer, Association for Women in Science
    Download this presentation2014 AM - Workshop - Communication - Gasparich
     
  • Conflict Management for Research Teams
    Presenters: Anna K. Kopec Ph.D.,
    Research Associate, Department of Pathobiology & Diagnostic Investigation, Co-Chair of the MSU Postdoctoral Association, Michigan State University; Antonio A. Nunez, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Academic Affairs and Postdoctoral Training, Michigan State University
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Conflict - Kopec

  • Creating Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs
    Presenters: Salvador Almagro-Moreno, Ph.D
    ., Postdoctoral Researcher, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, E. E. Just Fellow and President, Postdoctoral Association, Dartmouth College; Gaëlle Kolb, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Professional Development Office, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Lisa Kozlowski, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Recruitment, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Teaching - Almagro-Moreno
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Teaching - Kolb
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Teaching - Kozlowski

  • Diversifying Your Career Path
    Presenters: Kathleen Carrado Gregar, Ph.D., Manager of User and Outreach Programs, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory; Andrew R. Hilgenbrink, Ph.D., Director, Cummings Bay Capital Management, L.P., Affiliated Registered Investment Adviser of Highland Capital Management, L.P.; Kenneth Gibbs, Jr, Ph.D., Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NPA Board of Directors; Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D., Managing Director, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition;
    Moderator: Kristene Henne, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Program Coordinator, Argonne National Laboratory, NPA Board of Directors
    This presentation is not available for download.

  • How to Plan Successful Postdoc Career Development Programming
    Presenters: Christina Burkot, B.A.,
    Postdoc Programming Coordinator, Office of Faculty Affairs, Harvard School of Public Health; Benedicte Mengel Pers, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vice President, Postdoc Association, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Development - Burkot

  • Mental Health Issues and the Postdoctoral Training Environment
    Presenters: Jennifer R. Cohen, Ph.D., Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology; Mahadeo A. Sukhai, Ph.D., Research Fellow and Team Leader, University Health Network, Vice Chair, National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Mental Health - Sukhai

  • New Technologies to Find Jobs and Manage Your Career
    Presenters: Lisa M Balbes, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Balbes Consultants, LLC
    This presentation is not available for download.

  • Painting a Picture of National Postdoc Policies: The NPA Institutional Policy Database
    Presenters: Kryste Ferguson, M.Ed., Membership Manager, NPA; Melanie Sinche, M.A., Director, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Harvard University
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Database - Ferguson

  • PhDs to Co-founders: Three Stories of Improving Science by Starting Companies
    PresentersSam Molyneux, Ph.D., Co-Founder; Sciencescape
    Moderator: Adam Regelmann, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder, Quartzy
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Co-founders - Regelmann; Co-founders (2); Co-founders (3)

  • Postdoc Identification and Tracking: Building a Robust Network of Unique Researchers
    Presenters: Rebecca Bryant, Ph.D.
    , Director of Community, ORCID; Walter Schaffer, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Advisor for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH); Melanie Sinche, M.A., Director, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Harvard University
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Identification - Bryant

  • Postdoctoral Leadership: The Dos and Don'ts of a Postdoctoral Association
    Presenters: Antoine de Morrée, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University; Catherine Gordon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University; Katie Martucci, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
    This presentation is not available for download.

  • Preparing for Your First Year on the Job
    Presenters: Daniel Eustace
    , Ph.D., Career Consultant, American Chemical Society
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Preparing - Eustace; Preparing (2)
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Workshop Handout - Eustace

  • Preventing PDO Burnout
    Presenter: Lori Conlan, Ph.D
    ., Director, Office of Postdoc Services and the Career Services Center/OITE, NIH
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Burnout - Conlan

  • Proving Why We Matter: Using Career Development Outcomes to Promote PDO Effectiveness to Stakeholders
    PresentersDara Wilson-Grant,
    MSEd, NCC, LPCA, Associate Director / Career Counselor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Workshop - Proving - Wilson-Grant


  • The Unwritten Rules of Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers
    Presenters: Dyan Morgan, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, University of Kansas; Nicole Perry, Assistant Director, University of Kansas
    Moderator: John Augusto, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost, Center for Undergraduate Research, University of Kansas
    Download these handouts: 2014 AM - Workshop - Mentoring - Perry

Innovation in Action

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Setting up a New PDO
    Session Moderators
    : Giselle Sandi, Ph.D., Director, Research and Teaching Mentoring Programs, Rush University Medical Center; Mary Anne With, MBA, Postdoctoral Program Office Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - Bolts
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Bolts

  • Keeping it Real -- Ideas for the Well Established PDO
    Session Moderators
    : Laurie E. Risner, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator, University of Chicago; Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Chicago
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - Keeping
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Keeping

  • Behind Closed Doors -- Resolving Conflicts Before You Have to Engage in Conflict Resolution
    Session Moderators
    : Leanne Stewart, Ph.D., Human Resources Consultant, Washington University in St. Louis; Sofie Klepner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Stanford University
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - Closed
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Closed

  • Pulling it All Together -- Providing an In-House Career Development Toolkit for Your Postdocs
    Session Moderators: Lori Conlan, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoc Services and the Career Services Center/OITE, NIH; James Gould, Ph.D., Director, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - In-House
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - In-House

  • Alumni Associations and Postdoc Tracking -- How Can We Link the Two?
    Session Moderators
    : Karyn Lawrence, Coordinator Postdoctoral Programs, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Rebecca Bryant, Ph.D., Director of Community, ORCID
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - Tracking
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Tracking; Tracking (2); Tracking (3)

  • Jumpstarting Your PDA -- Organizing, Networking and Moving Forward
    Session Moderators
    : Neal Bryan, Associate Director of Postdoctoral Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Nadja Grobe, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor at Wright State University; Sina Safayi, DVM, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University; Natalie Wilson, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Kansas Medical Center
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation- Jumpstarting
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Jumpstarting

  • Compliance with Professional Development and Mentoring Requirements for External Funding Sources
    Session Moderator
    : Ed Krug, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina
    Download this presentation: 2014 AM - Innovation - Compliance
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Compliance

  • Strategies for engaging prospective employers for postdocs.
    Session Moderators
    : Garth Fowler, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director of Education, American Psychological Association; Bob Dolan, MBA, Career Advisor for Postdoctoral Scholars, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Download this presentation:
    2014 AM - Innovation - Strategies
    Download this handout: 2014 AM - Innovation Handout - Strategies
 

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