Postdoc Appreciation Week Activities Sept. 17-21

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September 12th, 2012

The Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Sept. 17-21. This is the second year that events will be held on the medical campus. The activities held during Appreciation Week will help increase awareness of postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research at BUMC.

2011 Ice Cream Social

2011 Ice Cream Social

Three special events are being held celebrating the contributions and achievements of BUMC postdocs:

Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets

  • Monday, Sept. 17
  • 3- 4:30 p.m.
  • Room L-201/203
  • 72 East Concord St.
  • Refreshments

Ice Cream Social

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • 1-3:20 p.m.
  • Talbot Green
  • (Rain location: Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor, 72 East Concord St.)

Film Screening: Losing Control

  • Thursday, Sept. 20
  • 5:30-7:50 p.m.
  • Keefer Auditorium
  • 72 East Concord St.

The Appreciation Week evolved out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day and has become the nation’s largest celebration of postdoctoral scholars. In 2010, NPAW culminated with the passage of H.RES. 1545 by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24, 2010, which nationally recognizes NPAW.

Since 2009 participation for the event has grown: in 2011, 171 events were hosted at 89 institutions in 30 states and Canada. Past events have included wine and cheese receptions, postdoc picnics, professional development workshops, and networking events.

BUMC NPAW is coordinated by Yolanta Kovalko, Administrative Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). Contact Yolanta at

For more information about BUMC OPA and to RSVP for the Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets Talk, email:

To RSVP for the Ice Cream Social, visit

To RSVP for the Movie, Losing Control and Panel Discussion, visit