The mission of the West Virginia University Biomedical Post-Doctoral Association is to empower our post-doctoral scholars through enhancing career development, supporting mentor-mentee relationships, and fostering independent growth during this valuable training step.
Our membership is open to all post doctoral trainees at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.
Some of the activities and opportunities provided by the WVU Health Sciences Post-Doctoral Organization include:
Monthly meetings focused on career advancing skills
February 23 – PDA Lunch Meeting – Noon OSP PIVOT intro by Cindy Jarvis Room 301 BMRC
March 15 - Speed Mentoring Event – 4-6 PM Room G119A
April 6 – PDA Social: Mountain State Brewing Company 6-8 PM All families of PDA members are invited.
April 17 – PDA Lunch Meeting – Noon No agenda yet Room 101 BMRC
Individual affiliate memberships to the National Postdoctoral Association
Travel Awards to support postdoc attendance to scientific meetings
The Health Sciences Center Office of Research and Graduate Education provides travel awards (500 USD) for postdoctoral fellows to present their work at a professional meeting. Applications will be considered for conference attendance during spring 2017 (Jan. 1 – June 30, 2017) or fall 2017 (July 1 – Dec. 31, 2017) semesters. The application deadline for spring conferences is March 31, 2017; the deadline for fall conferences is Sept. 30, 2017. Attendance at Postdoc Association meetings will be taken into consideration as applications are screened. Please contact PDA or check for announcements.
- Facilitate teaching opportunities
- Opportunity to attend a Grant Writing Seminar on-campus
- Advocating for postdoc inclusion in the activities of other campus organizations
- Access to resources provided by the West Virginia University Office of Graduate Life & Education (e.g. Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, Science Writing Support Non-Native English Speakers, Individual Development Plans, etc.)