Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host 15th annual symposium Nov. 1

The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host its annual symposium on Monday, Nov. 1, featuring poster sessions and talks by Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral scholars.

Adia Harvey-Wingfield, vice dean of faculty development and diversity and professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will give the keynote address, “Professional Work in a ‘Post-racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy.” Additional speakers for the day include Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs André Christie-Mizell.

The symposium is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The day’s events also will include a networking session and a career advising session hosted by Vanderbilt’s Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training.

All members of the university and Medical Center community are invited to attend. Register to attend here, and visit the symposium website for more information.


Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows, commonly known as postdocs, are professionals who have earned doctoral degrees and are, in most cases, temporarily pursuing additional scholarly training, experience and research progress necessary for a wide range of career paths. Postdocs play an important role in Vanderbilt’s research enterprise and are integral to the discovery and learning mission of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. At any given time, Vanderbilt has more than 450 postdocs across both VU and VUMC. To learn more, visit