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The 15th NPA Annual Meeting was held March 17 - 19, 2017, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California.


More than 430 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 2017 Annual Meeting a huge success.

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Keynote


There and Back Again: Ph.D. Career Navigation in the 21st Century

PRESENTER: Peter Fiske, Ph.D., CEO, PAX Water Technologies, Inc.


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Plenary Sessions


Plenary Session I: Organizational Culture & Its Consequences

PRESENTERS: Claudia R. Adkison, J.D., Ph.D., Emeritus Executive Associate Dean and Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, R. Kevin Grigsby, M.S.W., D.S.W., Senior Director, Member Organizational Development, Association of American Medical Colleges

 

MODERATOR: Lisa A. Boughner, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Michigan State University


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Plenary Session II: Data Driven Approaches to Tracking Postdocs

PRESENTERS: Nancy Calvin-Naylor, Ph.D., Managing Director, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS); Kryste L. Ferguson, M.Ed., Membership Manager, NPA; Kay P. Lund, Ph.D., Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, National Institutes of Health

 

MODERATOR: Adriana Bankston, Ph.D., Policy Activist, Future of Research


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Concurrent Sessions


A Culture of Accessibility in STEM

PRESENTER: Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D., Head, Variant Interpretation Group, University Health Network

 

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A Strong CV Is Not Enough: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

PRESENTER: Mary Mitchell, President, The Mitchell Foundation

 

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The Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) Rubric: Helping Biomedical Postdoctoral Scholars Explore, Prepare for and Apply to Faculty Careers

PRESENTER: Laurence Clement, Ph.D., Program Director, Academic Career Development, University of California, San Francisco

 

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Career Development: Learning from the NIGMS IRACDA Program

PRESENTERS: Ed Krug, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina; Alberto Rascón, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, San José State University; Noah Whiteman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

MODERATOR: Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H., Program Director, Postdoctoral Training Branch, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, NIGMS

 

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Communicating Science to Nonscientists - Conversing with Etiquette! INNOVATION IN ACTION

PRESENTERS: Tullia C. Bruno, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors, NPA; Mary Mitchell, President, The Mitchell Foundation

 

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Developing Work / Life Resilience

PRESENTERS: Henry (Rique) Campa III, Ph.D., Associate Dean in the Graduate School, Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University; Bennett Goldberg, Ph.D., Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University; Sarah Hokanson, Ph.D., Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, Boston University

 

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Discover National Science Foundation Resources that Advance Your STEM Career

PRESENTERS: Nimmi Kannankutty, Ph.D., Deputy Division Director, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation; Barbara J. Natalizio, Ph.D., American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF), Board of Directors, NPA

 

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Elective Modules to Broaden Training Experiences for Postdoctoral Scientists

PRESENTER: Kimberly Petrie, Ph.D., BRET Director of Career Development, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

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Enhancing the Connections Between Institutions and Professional Societies in Advancing Postdoctoral Training

PRESENTER: Adriana Bankston, Ph.D., Policy Activist, Future of Research; Sonia M. Hall, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Program Director for Early Career Scientist Engagement, Genetics Society of America

 

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The Enjoyment of Employment: Finding the Right Organizational Culture

PRESENTERS: Doug Kalish, Ph.D., Founder, dougsguides

 

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Finding Your Voice: Communicating the Critical Role of Postdocs Across Communities INNOVATION IN ACTION

PRESENTERS: Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., Director, Human Genetics Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute; Yvette Seger, Ph.D., Director of Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, NPA

 

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How to Use Your Total Research Experiences to Make You Business-Ready and Most Qualified for Your First Professional Job

PRESENTERS: Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., Co-founder, CEO, SciPhD.com; Larry Petcovic, M.S., Co-founder, SciPhD.com

 

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Immigration, Visas and Other Issues Affecting International Postdocs

 PRESENTER: Brendan Delaney, J.D., Partner Attorney, Leavy, Frank and Delaney LLC

 

MODERATOR: Keith Micoli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Program Director, New York University School of Medicine

 

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Managing Professional Networks in a Global Scientific Community

PRESENTERS: Viktoria Bodnarova, Regional Representative, EURAXESS; Gerrit Roessler, Ph.D., Program Director, German Academic International Network

 

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myPDO Session: Demystifying the Postdoctoral Experience: A 360° Analysis

MODERATOR: Kerry Kauffman, Ph.D., Senior Program Coordinator, Associate Member Council, American Association for Cancer Research

 

FACILITATORS: Leslie Beckman, B.A., Program Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston;Lori Conlan, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Office of Intramural Training and Education, National Institutes of Health; Keith Micoli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Program Director, New York University School of Medicine

 

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Next Gen Ph.D.s: Where Ph.D.s Land and What the Data Says

PRESENTER: Melanie Sinche, M.A., Director of Education, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

 

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Personal Branding for Scientists INNOVATION IN ACTION

PRESENTERS: Thierry Dubroca, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

 

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Postdocs, PDAs and PDOs: Discover the Art of Stretching Your Dollars and Brag About it on Your CV or Your Annual Evaluation

PRESENTERS: Natalie Chernets, Ph.D., Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow, Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University; Pardeep Kumar, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University; Lisa Kozlowski, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University

 

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Practical Tools for Navigating Your Career Path Evolution

PRESENTERS: Kathleen H. Goss, Ph.D., Senior Science Writer and Director for Strategic Partnerships, University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center; Erica A. Siebrasse, Ph.D., Education & Professional Development Manager, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

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Pregnancy, Parenting, and Postdocs

PRESENTERS: Jessica Lee, J.D., Staff Attorney, Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law; Mary Ann Mason, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley, Faculty Affiliate, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

 

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Professional Development Re-imagined: Designing Active Learning Workshops for Postdocs INNOVATION IN ACTION

PRESENTERS: Henry (Rique) Campa III, Ph.D., Associate Dean in the Graduate School, Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University; Bennett Goldberg, Ph.D., Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University; Sarah Hokanson, Ph.D., Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, Boston University

 

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Science Sketches: How to Make Videos for Fast, Fun and Accessible Communication of your Research INNOVATION IN ACTION

PRESENTERS: Lisa Dennison, Ph.D., Postdoc Program Manager, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics; Liam Holt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, NYU Institute for Systems Genetics

 

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Successful Training for Industry Careers

PRESENTERS: Philip S. Clifford, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago; Julie E. Tetzlaff, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

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Welcoming International Scholars: Programs to Aid in the Transition to Postdoctoral Studies in the U.S.

PRESENTERS: Ken Brockman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scientist, Resource Development Officer, Research Institute Trainee Association at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Sara Marchionda, B.S., Research Education Coordinator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Lindsay Wallace, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scientist, Chair, Research Institute Trainee Association at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

 

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