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Postdoc Appreciation Month

Every September we celebrate our Postdoctoral Fellows by holding special events throughout the month and hosting a Postdoc Retreat and Keynote Speaker. 

The National Postdoctoral Association designated September 20-24, 2021 as National Postdoc Appreciation Week.  This is a time to recognize and appreciate our postdoctoral trainees who are a major driving force of research at our institution. Here at UMB we honored our postdocs for the entire month of September by hosting a large number of activities to acknowledge and honor the postdocs.  

Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Women in Global Health, was the keynote speaker with a talk entitled "Breaking From the Past: Redefining Leadership". 

Check out what we did in 2020, 20192018, and 2017!

Highlighted Events

2021 Postdoc Appreciation Month events included:

  • Virtual screening of the documentary, Picture a Scientist
  • Lab olympics
  • A keynote address by Dr. Roopa Dhatt, "Breaking From the Past: Redefining Leadership"
  • Career Blitz Workshops covering resiliency, exit strategies, building your EQ, networking, and power mapping
  • Panel discussions about climate change and diversity in science