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The RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) presents
The RWJMS/Rutgers Postdoctoral Association invites you to the National Postdoc Appreciation Day at RWJMS/Rutgers. This FREE day will be the local event commemorating National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). NPAW is observed across the nation during the week of September 16th–20th to acknowledge the significant contributions of postdocs to the U.S. scientific research community. For more information about celebrations at other locations, please visit the National Postdoc Appreciation Day page.
This event is open to people from ANY institution. If you would like to attend the RWJMS/Rutgers symposium, we request you to register to ensure that we have enough food and seating. Registration is free. In addition to postdocs, all faculty, students and administrators are welcome!
Click here to register for our poster competition (cash prizes) and/or to give an oral presentation
Click here to RSVP for the symposium (free registration, lunch, and snacks)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Howard G. Adams, PhD
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at this year's symposium will be Dr. Adams, a leading expert in mentoring and mentorship programs, and author of 15 self-help career, personal and professional guides and handbooks. Adams is the founder and president of the Norfolk, Virginia based H.G. Adams & Associates, Inc., and Adams has spoken at over 600 colleges and universities, presented seminars and workshops for Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert in career development, especially for those in the scientific field.
Invited Speaker: Dr.Emily Monosson, PhD
We are delighted to have Dr. Monosson speak with us about careers in science. She is a toxicologist, writer, consultant, and college instructor. She has worked as an independent toxicologist, consulting for government, nonprofit, and private industry; and occasionally teaches as a visiting faculty at Mount Holyoke College. She initiated and edited the book "Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: women scientists speak out." Her most recent book "Evolution in a Toxic World: how life responds to chemical hazards", was published by Island Press in 2012. Her blog can be found here.
The symposium will also feature a workshop by Dr. Keith Micoli, PhD, director of the Sackler Institute 's postdoctoral program, as well as a career development panel. There will also be selected research talks by postdocs and a poster competition.
Our exact schedule and complete list of speakers will be posted soon.
Directions and Maps:
Address: 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors: