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JHPDA MISSION

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) supports and enhances the postdoctoral experience at Johns Hopkins University on the East Baltimore and Bayview campuses. We seek to improve the daily life of postdoctoral fellows through building a sense of community in the academic and social realms. We also seek to address long-term issues related to career development, training, and policy. We advocate for fellows by bringing their interests and concerns to the attention of the administration in order to initiate constructive and mutually beneficial changes. The JHPDA was formed in 1992 and has been officially recognized by the University since 1994 making us one of the oldest postdoctoral associations in the country. Click here to read the JHPDA charter.

JHPDA Membership

Membership currently includes all postdoctoral fellows in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM), Bloomberg School of Public Health (SPH) and School of Nursing (SON). The JHPDA is run by an elected Executive Board and Committee Chairs (listed below), all of whom are volunteers.

Our Awesome Team
Current

Executive Board

Aadhithya Raman MBBS

Secretary

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Grace Muller, Ph.D.

Co-President

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Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, M.D

Interim Treasurer

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Aravinth Kumar Jayabalan, PhD

Co-President

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Aadhithya Raman MBBS

Position: Secretary

Grace Muller, Ph.D.

Position: Co-President
Email: gkim55@jhmi.edu

Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, M.D

Position: Interim Treasurer
Email: pdanesh@jhmi.edu

Aravinth Kumar Jayabalan, PhD

Position: Co-President
Email: ajayaba1@jhu.edu
 
Our Awesome Team
Current

Co-Chairs

Rhishita Chourashi, Ph.D.

International

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JADA DOMINGUE, PH.D.

Diversity Postdoc Alliance

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Susana Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Diversity Postdoc Alliance

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Priya Pai, Ph.D.

Media and Communications

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Naomi Dirckx, PhD

Socials

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Alex Weiss, D.Phil

Policy & Advocacy

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Sadiya Parveen, Ph.D.

Professional Development

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Kynon Jade Benjamin, PhD

Policy & Advocacy

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Saeed Ghandili, M.D.

International

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Mehdi Fanai, MD

Media & Communications

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Alejandra Blanco, M.D.

Socials

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Sidd Shenoy, PhD

Professional Development

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Rhishita Chourashi, Ph.D.

Position: International
Email: rchoura1@jhmi.edu

JADA DOMINGUE, PH.D.

Position: Diversity Postdoc Alliance
Email: jdoming9@jhmi.edu

Susana Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Position: Diversity Postdoc Alliance
Email: srodri12@jhmi.edu

Priya Pai, Ph.D.

Position: Media and Communications
Email: ppai1@jhmi.edu

Naomi Dirckx, PhD

Position: Socials
Email: ndirckx1@jhmi.edu

Alex Weiss, D.Phil

Position: Policy & Advocacy
Email: arweiss@jhmi.edu

Kristal Rychlik, Ph.D.

Position: SPH
Email: krychli1@jhmi.edu

Sadiya Parveen, Ph.D.

Position: Professional Development
Email: sparvee2@jhmi.edu

Kynon Jade Benjamin, PhD

Position: Policy & Advocacy
Email: jade.benjamin@libd.org

Saeed Ghandili, M.D.

Position: International
Email: saeed.ghandili@jhmi.edu

Mehdi Fanai, MD

Position: Media & Communications
Email: mehdifanai@jhmi.edu

Alejandra Blanco, M.D.

Position: Socials
Email: ablanco5@jhmi.edu

Sidd Shenoy, PhD

Position: Professional Development
Email: sshenoy.unc@gmail.com
 
Our Awesome Team
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Executive Board and Co-Chairs

Kartik Temburnikar, Ph.D.

Media & Communications

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Rachel Mulheren, Ph.D.

Co-president

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Antje Arnold, Ph.D.

Co-President

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Sara Rego Partearroyo, Ph.D.

Secretary, Internationals

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Georg Oeltzschner, Ph.D.

Treasurer

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Amrita Datta Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Media & Communications

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Kartik Temburnikar, Ph.D.

Position: Media & Communications
Email: ktembur1@jhmi.edu

Rachel Mulheren, Ph.D.

Position: Co-president
Email: rmulher1@jhmi.edu

Antje Arnold, Ph.D.

Position: Co-President
Email: aarnol18@jhmi.edu

Sara Rego Partearroyo, Ph.D.

Position: Secretary, Internationals
Email: srego1@jhmi.edu

Georg Oeltzschner, Ph.D.

Position: Treasurer
Email: goeltzs1@jhmi.edu

Amrita Datta Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Position: Media & Communications
Email: adattac1@jhmi.edu
 
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