Mehdi Fanai

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21 Mar: Socials

Socials The vision of the Socials Committee is to promote camaraderie, unity and a sense of community within Johns Hopkins University’s postdoctoral fellows. We aim to accomplish our vision by providing social opportunities away from the bench where fellows can have fun, socialize and network with their peers.   

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21 Mar: School of Public Health

School of Public Health The goal of the Committee is to advocate for the specific needs of postdocs at the School of Public Health and create better links between the SPH and the wider JHPDA. We aim to work together with other Committees of the JHPDA to help support postdocs at the SPH through a range of activities.  

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21 Mar: Professional Development

Professional Development PDC aims to provide necessary resources for post-doc fellows to develop and excel in skills that are essential for transition into academic and non-academic careers. We achieve this by conducting series of events with expert talks focusing on particular career aspects and also by monthly Research Presentation Club to allow fellows to improve their presentation skills in a friendly…

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21 Mar: Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy The mission of the JHPDA Policy & Advocacy Committee is to monitor and advance the interests of postdoctoral fellows in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. This is accomplished by advocating for their interests when the University makes policies in matters related to benefits and due process. We also provide resources that help orient, inform and…

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21 Mar: International

International The International Committee provides the opportunity for recent and seasoned international postdocs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus to share experiences, network, and learn from one another. It also aims to bring together the diverse cultures and backgrounds that encompass our postdoc community.  

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21 Mar: DPAC

Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee is an interdisciplinary  network for engaging, connecting, developing and supporting postdoc fellows historically underrepresented in the sciences. We seek to enhance the academic, professional, and social development of our members by systematically identifying and addressing their needs and concerns.  


02 Mar: About JHPDA

Our Story 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,…