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Postdoctoral Advisory Committee

The Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (PAC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center is composed of postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff.  

The committee serves the KUMC postdoctoral community by:

  • Providing advice and feedback to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on policies and programming
  • Helping with institutional buy-in and leveraging resources
  • Initiating novel policy, program, and service directions in response to administrative and postdoctoral scholar feedback
  • Investigating the best ways to implement new ideas for the betterment of the postdoctoral community
  • Helping the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs problem solve
  • Supporting and representing postdoctoral interests in the university community

The committee meets quarterly and works collaboratively via email and between quarterly meetings as needed to meet goals and address issues.  If you would like to learn more or contact the committee, please email PostdoctoralOffice@kumc.edu or call (913)-588-2369.

Next Meeting:

October 29, 2019 - 2:00-3:00pm

Current Members (alphabetical order)
Irina Aris, Assistant Director of Inbound Programs- Office of International Programs

Yomna Badawi, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow-Anatomy & Cell Biology

Richard Barohn, Vice Chancellor for Research; Gertrude & Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology

Jeffrey Bose, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

David Bundy, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Susan Carlson, Professor- School of Health Professions Dietetics & Nutrition

Val (Abbott) Cervarich, Senior Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, OPAGS

Kevin Elliot, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Andrew Godwin, Professor & Director of Molecular Oncology

Mohamad Kalot, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow- Kidney Institute 

Robert M. Klein, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Dean of Graduate Studies; Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Albert Buddy Poje, Associate Professor- Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stacey Snakenberg, Human Resources Director of Operations

Shari Standiferd, Director of Operations- Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Russell Swerdlow, Gene & Marge Sweeny Professor of Neurology

Cynthia Teel, Professor- School of Nursing

Kaela Varberg, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow- Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Karen Wambach, Interim Associate Dean of Research; KU Chancellor's Club Teaching Professor; PhD Program Director- School of Nursing

Danny Welch, Professor of Cancer Biology

Michael Werle, Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs & Graduate Studies; Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS); Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Amy Whitaker, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Chair; Postdoctoral Fellow- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Erica Williams, Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, OPAGS 

Alex Varela, KUMC Postdoctoral Association Board Member; Postdoctoral Fellow - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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