The JHPDA Blog

JHPDA Uncategorized 120

16 Jun: JHPDA’s Sixth Annual Conference

This year’s Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Conference (JHPDC) was a huge success, with close to 260 attendees, volunteers, speakers and faculty judges. Here’s a blog post to recap the highlights of the day: The Associate Dean Dana Boatman, of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, started off the day by welcoming everyone. Our first plenary speaker, Professor Doug Robinson, recounted his personal journey…

JHPDA Uncategorized 116

12 Jun: Executive Board 2019-2020

Congratulations to the new executive board of the JHPDA for the term 2019-2020! Join us in welcoming them to their new positions. Kynon Jade Benjamin – Co-president Naomi Dirckx – Co-president Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad – Treasurer Aline Gottlieb – Secretary

OIS

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…

EID2

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…

42246987_2036165673070775_6260430260060291072_o

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,…

JHPDApostage Blues

13 Sep: Meet the 2018-19 JHPDA Executive Board

We recently sat down with the new JHPDA Executive Board to get to know them a little better as they start their terms. Postdoctoral fellows come from all over the world and from a variety of different backgrounds to study here at Hopkins. One of the purposes of the JHPDA is to help bring together all postdoctoral fellows across the East…

12 Sep: Ice cream social and Baseball game

  Ice cream Social We took a break from the Baltimore heat to enjoy some ice cream in the PCTB courtyard on August 23rd. Postdocs had vanilla and chocolate ice cream, with a choice of delectable toppings: sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel syrup and walnuts. There was a polaroid station with a custom JHPDA frame and nerdy props. Postdocs entered a…

11 Aug: JHPDA’S fifth annual postdoctoral retreat

Dr. Ben Park gives the inaugural address. Breakout speaker Dr. Kimberly Skarpuski tells postdocs to get writing. Breakout speaker Dr. Lucio Gama. Plenary speaker Dr. Sara Sukumar tells the audience about her journey in academia. Poster session. Dr. Sharon Milgram tells the audience to be resilient. Dr. Phillip S. Clifford, the afternoon plenary speaker. Dr. Patti Anderson addresses mental health and…