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01 Feb: Employment and Immigration seminar

Any guesses on what could lead you to trouble in the visa transition process? No, it is not your usual visa expiration dates or the ‘waiver’ issue, it is something as simple as updating the USCIS with your current address or checking the I-94 form after an international trip. Welcome to the annual employment and immigration seminar, organized by the JHPDA-International…

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20 Dec: Excellence in Diversity 2018

By the numbers, diversity in STEM is a battle for equality. A struggle that all underrepresented minorities (URM) are aware of, which is why events like Excellence in Diversity (EiD), held at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine by the Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) is so important. On Tuesday, December 4th, 2019, Turner Concourse was transformed into a stunning sight of…

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15 Oct: NPAW Wrap Up

Postdoctoral fellows work hard and every year, both the National Postdoctoral Association and the JHPDA like to take the time to celebrate the great work postdocs do during National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This year during the week of Sept 17th, postdocs had the chance to get some great discounts around campus and participate in some fabulous events hosted by the JHPDA,…

11 Aug: JHPDA’S fifth annual postdoctoral retreat

The JHPDA held its fifth annual retreat on May 16th. The day-long event showcased research excellence by fellow postdocs, and served as a forum for dissemination of useful career advice from experts. Dr. Ben Ho Park, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, set the tone for the day with a rousing introduction. This was followed by breakout sessions meant to help postdocs...
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30 Apr: Featured faculty: Dr. Tory P. Johnson

“Follow your passion. Follow wherever it takes you. And don’t ignore new passions” Recently, I had the privilege to talk to Dr. Tory P. Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, about her transition from postdoc to faculty. Her exceptional journey from a wildlife biologist to a neurologist studying undiagnosed autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system was exciting and…