KUMC Postdocs with Dr. Martin Chalfie March 2015

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs holds a number of events throughout the year for training, social connection, and development of postdoctoral scholars.  Please view the calendar below for upcoming opportunities.  Regularly occuring series include the Professional Development Series, Career Development Series, and Career Panels.  Additionally, Scientific Writing Workshops are held on a number of dates during the academic year.  Special events and other programs will cover a range of topics of interest to the postdoctoral community.

Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Every September, the University of Kansas Medical Center joins with the National Postdoctoral Association, and institutions across the country to celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week. The 2015 Postdoctoral Appreciation Week will take place September 21-25.  View the flyer here.

  • Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, September 21, 11:00-1:00pm, Hixson Atrium- Postdocs, mentors, and those who support postdoctoral scholarship at KUMC are invited to a casual luncheon to kick off a week of celebration.  Enjoy lunch, visit with the postdoc community, and learn about various services at the campus service fair.  Door prizes and an appearance by Baby Jay will add to the fun.
  • Ice Cream Social Media: Wednesday, September 23, 11:30-1:30, Clendening Auditorium- A special career development session for postdocs.  Refreshments will be provided and last year's professional profile photo booth feature will return!  Bring your laptop or tablet to workshop your profiles with staff and peers.
  • Reception: Friday, September 25, 4:00-6:00pm, Beller Conference Center- Postdocs, mentors, those who support postdoctoral scholarship at KUMC are invited to a casual reception to honor and thank faculty mentors.  Enjoy light refreshments and networking.

Career Panels- Career panels are offered throughout the year and typically feature 3-4 panelists invited to speak and answer questions about their career path and background. Beyond the Bench panels focus on careers outside academic research, while other panels provide information from those on an academic path.  Career panels are made possible through joint planning efforts of the KUMC Postdoctoral Association, the graduate student Biomedical Research Resource Association, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies.

Professional Development Series- Professional development events are offered throughout the year. These events focus on the "soft skills" that can make a great difference in your success in the workplace. Skills covered range from communications, to leadership, and beyond.

  • Next Professional Development Event: Wednesday, October 14, 12:00-1:00pm, Beller Conference Center

Career Development Series- Career development events are offered throughout the year. These events focus on skills needed for identifying and pursuing your career goals. Skills covered range from profesisonal networking, CV writing, and beyond.

  • Next Career Development Event: Wednesday, November 18, 12:00-1:00pm, Clendening Auditorium

Special Events- Throughout the year, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to present special events beyond the regular ongoing scheduled activities.

KPA Monthly Career Development Sessions- Every month, the KUMC Postdoctoral Association provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scholars to connect, enjoy breakfast, and enhance their career development.  A different topic or speaker is featured each month.  Postdocs are invited to sign up to speak themselves, or suggest speakers for future events.  Contact for more information.



Last modified: Sep 03, 2015