The fourth annual UConn Health / Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research
Day Week, a part of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration, will be going virtual this year. Because everything is virtual, we can extend the event over multiple days. We also can partner more with UConn-Storrs to share events across campuses. A draft schedule follows below. A more complete schedule with WebEx links and presenter information will be posted soon.
**** Congratulations to our Speak4Science winners!!!!
1st Place – Yang Liu – Jackson Lab
2nd Place – Rachael Norris – UConn Health
3rd Place – Maria Rocha – UConn Health
Monday, September 21st
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, The Jackson Laboratory
Presidential Distinguished Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Reflections on a 30-year Journey in Biomedical Science
Tuesday, September 22nd
|9:30 – 10:30 AM||Experiences From the field: A Panel Session and Q&A on Academia After Your Postdoc Position||A panel discussion and Q&A including former UConn postdocs (now at new faculty positions across the US and at UConn) and postdocs from other universities who are now faculty at UConn. Discussion about life in academia.
Recording Coming Soon
|1:00 – 3:00 PM||Speak4Science Postdoc Talks
|4-minute, big picture talks
|3:15 – 5:30 PM||Virtual Data Chats
|An expansion of the Speak4Science talks. Five concurrent sessions over one-hour periods where each presenter will be given an additional 20 minutes to give more details about their research and interact with audience members.
Wednesday, September 23rd
|10:00 – 11:00 AM||Conversations with the Dean
||Join Dean Holsinger for an open discussion on all things postdoc
|2:00 – 3:30 PM||Surviving and Thriving: Resilience-Building in Academia||A Q&A panel with Dr. Jessica Meyer and Dr. Cassandra Holinka, clinical psychologists at UConn Health, on coping with stress and building resilience when working in academia.
(If you wish to ask a question of the panel, but would rather stay anonymous, you can email your questions in advance to Dr. Meyer or Dr. Holinka.)
Thursday, September 24th
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Job Search Overview & Tips – Industry, Government, & Organizations||Join this presentation to gain insights into search approaches relevant to jobs in industry, government, and organizations.
Friday, September 25th
|11:00 AM – Noon||Virtual PostDoc Meet & Greet Social Hour||Come and meet other Postdocs from across UConn’s campuses, strike up new research partners, and chat with UConn’s PostDoc Steering Committee about opportunities to advocate for, and develop further support for the Postdoc community.
PDRD organizing committee:
- Chris Heinen (UConn Health)
- Stuart Duncan (UConn Storrs)
- Linda Archambault (UConn Health)
- Meagan Cauble (UConn Health)
- Yuva Kondaveeti (UConn Health)
- Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil (UConn Health)
- Amnah Siddiqa (The Jackson Laboratory)
- Jennifer VanOudenhove(UConn Health)
- Stanley Yang (The Jackson Laboratory)