Sept. 17 – 19: National Postdoc Appreciation Week at BUMC

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August 30th, 2013

The Graduate Medical Sciences Office of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs presents the third annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 19. See below for a list of events.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: The NPAW will begin with an Ice Cream Social held on Talbot Green right in front of the BU School of Medicine Instructional Building, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the social will be moved to Hiebert Lounge on the fourteenth floor of BUSM Instructional Building. Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of our postdocs!
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18: Dr. Rafael Luna will present a seminar on “Scientific Storytelling” relevant to trainees. The seminar will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in room L-212/214 and lunch will be provided.
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Sarah Cardozo Duncan, a career strategist, will present a second seminar, titled “Communication Styles” also relevant for all trainees. The seminar will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a reception preceding the presentation.

Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association has sponsored NPAW to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events.  In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2012, 112 institutions in 32 states and Canada hosted 203 events to show their appreciation of postdocs.

All of those who support the postdoctoral community at BUMC are invited to attend the week’s events. Please email Yolanta Kovalko to register or for more information.

Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week!