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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,…

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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 SocialWe 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 raffle;…

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…

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01 Aug: Featured Faculty: Dr. Ben Ho Park

 Dr. Ben Park greets me cheerily as I enter his large, comfortable looking office. Dr. Park is a familiar presence here in the Oncology department. He has been here since 1998, first as a postdoctoral research fellow with Bert Vogelstein, and then as faculty in 2002 when he started his breast cancer research lab. With an M.D., Ph.D. and a residency…

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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…