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The 14th NPA Annual Meeting was held March 4 - 6, 2016, at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


More than 380 postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral administrators, faculty, and company representatives participated in the event. We wish to thank all of this year's attendees, volunteers, and supporters for making the 2016 Annual Meeting a huge success.

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.

 

Opening Session


Nadja Grobe, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Henry M Jackson Foundation at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Co-Chair, Meetings Committee, NPA; Jennifer Lamberts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Ferris State University, Co-Chair, Meetings Committee, NPA; Yvette Seger, Ph.D., Director of Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Vice Chair, NPA Board of Directors



Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Research Institute, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Epigenetics



Keynote


From Skills to Results: Discovering Your Versatility and Showing It

Presenter: Paula Chambers, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Versatile PhD



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Plenary Sessions


Plenary Session I: Fostering Leadership During Your Postdoc Years & Beyond

Presenters: Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern University, Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO, Associate Vice President for Women Faculty Programs, Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center



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Plenary Session II: Managing Your Postdoc: Mastering the Core Competencies

Presenters: Lauren Celano, M.B.A., Co-Founder and CEO, Propel Careers; Joseph Lazio, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of the Interplanetary Network Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Nancy B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Co-Director, Office of Graduate Affairs, University of Chicago



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Workshops


Adventure is Out There: A Simple Intervention Program to Keep Postdocs Motivated for Career Success

Presenters: Deirdre Brekken, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, UT Southwestern; Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Career Development, UT Southwestern 


Download this presentation: 2016 AM - Workshop - Adventure

Download the handouts for this session: 2016 AM - Workshop - Adventure; Adventure (2); Adventure (3)


Aligning the REAL Career Concerns of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows with Effective Training Strategies

Presenters: Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, SciPhD.com; Larry Petcovic, M.S., Co-Founder, SciPhD.com


Download this presentation: 2016 AM - Workshop - Aligning


An Open Discussion of Challenges and Opportunities for International Postdoctoral Researchers in the U.S.

Presenters: Brendan Delaney, J.D., Immigration Attorney, Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC; Tuba Sural-Fehr, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago; Gerrit Roessler, Ph.D., Program Director, German Academic International Network (GAIN)


Moderator: David Proctor, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, SRA International 


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The Chicken or the Egg...or Catch-22

Presenters: Christine Holmes, M.B.A., Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, Cornell University; Susi Varvayanis, M.S., Senior Director BEST Program, Cornell University


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Consulting: Fast-track Career Opportunities for the Strategic-Minded Postdoc

Presenters: Josh Henkin, Ph.D., Career Counselor/Founder, STEM Career Services; Jenny Rae Le Roux, B.A., Managing Director, Management Consulted


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Creating Peer Writing Groups for Faculty Applications

Presenters: Ramkumar T. Annamalai, Ph.D., Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Amirhossein Ghasemi, Ph.D., Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Kathleen McEnnis, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan 


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Design and Implementation of Individual Development Plans and Mentoring Committees for Postdoctoral
Scholars

Presenters: Timothy A. Burkhart, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, Adjunct Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Surgery, Western University; Mihaela Harmos, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Services Coordinator, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Western University


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The Future Leaders in Science Education and Communication Training Program

Presenters: Ryan J. Cummings, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine and Clinical Immunology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Alison P. Sanders, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Preventative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Eric S. Sweet, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Neurology, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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How to Successfully Create or Revive a PDA in a University: Case Study Based on the Creation of the Yale Postdoctoral Association

Presenters: Florian Carle, Ph.D., Co-chair and founding member of the Yale Postdoctoral Association, Yale University; Jens Jaeger, Ph.D., Liaison with the Office of Career Strategy, founding member of the Yale Postdoctoral Association, Yale University 


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Immigration Considerations for Postdocs

Presenter: Amanda Thompson, Esq., Law Office of Amanda Thompson 


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Improving Email Communication

Presenters: Kristen K. Mighty, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Program Coordinator, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Northwestern University; Jana E. Stone, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Georgia Institute of Technology


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Industry Exploration in a Box: Everything You Need to Build an Industry Exploration Program in Your Institution

Presenters: Cristina N Butterfield, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; Veronica Huang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; Stephanie R. Jones, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley


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Interviewing for and Landing a Faculty Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)

Presenters: Jason G. Gillmore, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of Chemistry and Schaap Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Hope College; Carol Strong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science,University of Arkansas – Monticello


Moderator: Michael A. Palladino Ph.D., Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Professor of Biology, Monmouth University 


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Knowledge is Power: Visa Options and Advocacy Approaches for International Postdocs

Presenters: Deirdre Griffin, M.A., HR Immigration Specialist, Van Andel Research Institute; Michael E. Stroster, J.D., Member, Miller Johnson


Download this presentation: 2016 AM - Workshop - Knowledge


Managing Up: A Practical Approach to Managing Conflict and Preparing for Difficult Conversations in the Work Place

Presenters: Lori Conlan, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoc Services, OITE, National Institutes of Health; Garth Fowler, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, Education Directorate Director, Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training, American Psychological Association


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Mentoring Matters: Unpacking Mentoring

Presenters: Leslie Pond, Ph.D., Head, Postdoctoral Program, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research 


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Networking for Scientists

Presenter: Thierry Dubroca, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University 


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Resources for Faculty Advising PhDs Considering Nonacademic Careers

Presenter: Doug Kalish, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley 


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Strategies for Multi-Institutional Cooperation for Postdoctoral Career Advancement

Presenters: Amber Cox, M.S.W., Associate Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation; Peter Hitchcock, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate School, University of Michigan; Laurie E. Risner, Ph.D., Kennedy Center Administrator, University of Chicago


Moderator: Nancy B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor and Dean and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Chicago 


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Supporting International Postdocs Linguistically and Culturally

Presenter: Mallory Fix Lopez, M.S.Ed., TESOL, Applied Linguist, Language ConnectED and University of Pennsylvania 


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Thriving in Science: A Peer Support Model for Postdoc Communities...Because Just Surviving isn’t Enough

Presenters: Sara Wichner, B.S., Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Diane M. Wiener, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley


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Trainees with Disabilities in the Research Enterprise: Myths, Misperceptions and Resources

Presenter: Mahadeo A. Sukhai, Ph.D., Chair, National Graduate Experience Taskforce and Head, Variant Interpretation Group, Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University Health Network


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We Have Built It, Why Don’t They Come?

Presenter: Liz Elvidge, Ph.D., Head, Postdoc Development Centre, Imperial College London


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You Are More Than Your CV: Presenting Yourself Outside the Lab

Presenter: Mary M. Mitchell, President, The Mitchell Organization 


Download the handouts for this session: 2016 AM - Workshop - CV; CV (2); CV (3); CV (4); CV (5)

 

Innovation in Action


Convert your CV to a 2-page Resume for Industry

Presenter: Bob Dolan, M.B.A., Career Advisor for Postdoctoral Scholars, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Education and Career Development


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Creating Policy-Focused Regional Symposia for Grassroots Advocacy

Presenters: Rodoniki Athanasiadou, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University; Kyle Dolan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago; Sarah Mazzilli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University


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Developing an Effective Advocacy Strategy for the Postdoc Community: Tools for Involvement at the Local and National Level

Presenters: Tracy Costello, Ph.D., Program Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Development, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Kearney Gunsalus, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University; Thomas McHugh, M.S., Program Administrator, University of Maryland; Yvette R. Seger, Ph.D., Director of Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB); Jennifer Zeitzer, B.A., Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs/Director of Legislative Relations, FASEB


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Innovation and Discovery in Professional Development: Helping Postdocs Develop their Stories Despite Limited Resources

Presenters: Stephanie Eberle, M.Ed., Director, School of Medicine Career Center, Stanford Medicine; Latishya Steele, Ph.D., Associate Director, Biosciences Programs, Stanford Medicine 


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