Apr. 23, 2021—With a community of more than 500 postdoctoral fellows who play a key role in advancing Vanderbilt’s globally renowned research projects, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is partnering with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association to recognize exemplary postdoctoral fellows and faculty mentorship. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the 2021 Postdoc Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 24, at 5 p.m. CT.
Academic Pathways bridges postdoctoral training to professional success; two fellows join for 2020-21
Mar. 19, 2021—Two Provost Postdoctoral Fellows have joined Vanderbilt University this academic year as part of the Academic Pathways program. Academic Pathways creates a bridge from academic training to entry-level faculty positions for recently graduated doctoral and law students from a diverse array of backgrounds, identities and experiences.
Mar. 4, 2021—The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will recognize VU and VUMC postdoctoral fellows who have demonstrated excellence in research, service, mentorship and a commitment to the postdoc community, as well as their mentors, with the annual postdoc awards. The deadline for faculty to submit nominations is Friday, March 19.
Jan. 20, 2021—On Feb. 15, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will transition to the portfolio of André Christie-Mizell, the new vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School. Moving forward, he will assume the title of director of the office.
Nov. 4, 2020—The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association held its 14th Annual VPA Symposium on Oct. 29. The event featured a keynote seminar, poster sessions, talks and the presentation of awards.
Oct. 19, 2020—The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host a virtual symposium on Thursday, Oct. 29, featuring poster sessions and talks by Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Oak Ridge Associated Universities consortium postdoctoral scholars.
Aug. 16, 2020—In response to feedback from the campus community about the desire for more commute options and flexibility when parking, the university is piloting a new daily parking option for up to 1,400 faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate and professional students. Those selected for the program will have access to the Terrace Place, Wesley Place and Sony garages and will pay to park only on the days they drive to campus. The daily parking rate for this program will be $3.
Jan. 29, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return? Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, author of "Personal Finance for Ph.D.s," is returning to campus Feb. 3 and 4 to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored a trio of events to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The week was created by the National Postdoc Association in 2009 to recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to U.S. research and discovery.
May. 16, 2019—Newly renovated space on the first floor of Alumni Hall is designed to become a robust hub for student life within the Graduate School community.
Apr. 4, 2019—Join the Wond'ry to welcome guest lecturer Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a pioneering scientist who helped discover how to synthesize insulin in the 1970s.
Jan. 30, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the ways that Vanderbilt supports the career paths of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.