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2011 Annual Meeting Workshop Presentations
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The NPA 9th Annual Meeting was held March 25 - 27, 2011, at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Nearly 300 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 2011 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.


Advocacy: A Tool for Change

Presenters:Rashada Alexander, Ph.D., AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and Vice Chair of the NPA
Advocacy Committee; Pamela Bradley, Associate Director for Science Policy, AACR Offi ce of Science Policy & Government Affairs; Avenel Joseph, Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives; and Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legislative Relations Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)


Download this presentation:2011 AM - Advocacy - Rashada Alexander

Alumni Databases and Exit Surveys

Presenter:Lori M. Conlan, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education


Download this presentation:2011 AM Workshop - Alumni Database - Lori Conlan

Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities

Presenters: Donna J. Dean, Ph.D., Past President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS); and Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed., Director, Programs and External Relations, AWIS

Conflict Management and Group Dynamics

Presenters:Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, Vice Chancellor's Office for Research and Economic Development, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Karen Peterson, Ph.D., Scientific Ombudsman and Director, Office of Scientific Career Development, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Download "What is an Ombudsman and Skills to Address Conflict":2011 AM - Ombudsman - Peterson
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Education 2011: A Guide to Pedagogy, Technology, and Educational Assessment

Presenters:Drew E. Kohlhorst, Ph.D., Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching  (FIRST) Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Curriculum Development Fellow, Emory University; and Darlene Mitrano, Ph.D., Jennifer Wilhelm, Ph.D., Katie Wilkinson, Ph.D., and Kristy Wilson, Ph.D., FIRST Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Emory University.


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Leadership Skills for Postdocs

Presenter:Sharon Milgram, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Intramural Training and Education, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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Leadership Skills for Postdoctoral Office Directors

Presenter:R. Kevin Grigsby, M.S.W., D.S.W, Senior Director for Organizational Leadership Development, Association of American Medical Colleges

Legal Seminar for International Postdocs

Presenters:Brendan Delaney, Esq., and Adam Frank, Esq., Leavy, Frank, & Delaney, LLC


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Marketing for Scientists

Presenter:Stella Kafka, NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) Fellow at Carnegie Institution of Washington; Marc Kuchner, Ph.D., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and Amil Patel, Research Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NPA ADVANCE-PAID: Facilitating the Advancement of Postdoc Women at Your Institution

Presenters:Kathleen Flint Ehm, Ph.D., NPA Project Manager; Cathee Johnson Phillips, M.A., NPA Executive Director and NPA ADVANCE Principal Investigator; and Jan Rinehart, M.S., Executive Director, Rice University ADVANCE Program


Download "Postdoc Gender Issues: Patching the Leaky Pipeline":2011 AM Workshop - ADVANCE - Kathleen Flint Ehm
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PDA Sustainability

Presenter:Shawn P. Mullen, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

Policies Impacting Postdoc Hiring and Diversity

Presenters: Judith Berman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Research Development Offi ce, The University of Western Australia; Carl W. Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Director of Academic Programs, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida; Edward Krug, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina; Roland Owens, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the NIH Office of Intramural Research, NIH Office of Intramural Research; Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Diversity Consultant,; and Elba Serrano, Ph.D., Professor, New Mexico State University

Preparing Academic Scientists for Careers in Industry

Presenters:Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., Co-founder, CEO, Human Workflows, LLC and; Todd Pihl, Ph.D., Co-founder, CTO, Human Workflows, LLC and; and Larry Petcovic, VP, Communications, Human Workflows, LLC and co-founder,


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Scientific Teaching and Active Learning in Undergraduate Science

Presenters:Diane Ebert-May, Ph.D., Professor, Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University; Arianna Sutton-Grier, Ph.D., AAAS Science and Technology Fellow hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Habitat Conservation; and Alison Roark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Hood College

The PDO Perspective of Postdoc Unionization at the University of California (UC)

Presenters: Sam Castaneda, B.A., Director, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program, University of California, Berkeley; Christine D. Des Jarlais, Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Outreach, University of California at San Francisco; and Jennifer M. Oh, B.A., Director, Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs, University of California at San Diego

Using Social Media to Build Relationships and Market Your Programs Effectively

Presenter:Melanie V. Sinche, NCC, M.Ed., M.A., Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Harvard University


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Your Inner Confidence: Make it Work for You

Presenter: Donna L. Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Professional Development Office, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


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