2014 VUMC Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The eighth Annual Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium, sponsored by the BRET Office - Postdoctoral Association, the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association, and the Office of Research, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014. 

This day-long event will include short talks from postdoctoral researchers and shared resource directors, a scientific poster competition and judging, and a keynote address by Dr. Pamela J. Hines, a senior editor at Science, the international weekly journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The title of Dr. Hines’ presentation is “Behind the scenes at Science”

Prizes will be awarded for Postdoc of the Year (sponsored by the VMAA), Mentor of the Year, and best poster in multiple categories. 

The Office of Research will award additional prizes for best use of Shared Resources and core facilities. We will be awarding two Distinguished Postdoctoral Oral Presentation Awards. 


Note: The Keynote Address, the afternoon Oral Presentation Session, and the Awards Ceremony will all be held in 208 Light Hall.


10:00-11:30am  Remarks by Dr. Susan Wente, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research, Senior Assoc. Dean for Biomedical Sciences in 208 Light Hall

Keynote Address: Pamela J. Hines, Ph.D., Editor of Science followed by Q&A

12:00 - 2:00PM  Poster Presentations in Light Hall and Langford Lobbies

2:15-3:30pm      Oral Presentations in 208 Light Hall


Dr. Mark Does

Director of Center for Small Animal Imaging (VUIIS)

Dr. Barbara Natalizio

Postdoc Fellow, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Dr. Jeff Smith

Assoc. Dir., Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE)

Dr. Mohammed Saleh

Postdoc Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharm

Dr. Kim Petrie

Director of Career Development, Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET)

3:30-4:15pm     Remarks from 2013 PDA Mentors of the Year in 208 Light Hall Dr. Rebecca Cook and Dr. Frederick Guengerich

Presentation of 2014 PDA Mentor of the Year Award

Presentation of 2014 Postdoc of the Year Award

Awards for Best in Category Posters & Best Use of Shared Resources

Raffle Drawing for $600 Travel Award

         * Earn tickets for each session attended * Must be present to win *