VPA Events & News

VPA Weekly Email

May 22, 2017

Hello postdocs!


VPA Elections will start soon with a call for nominations opening on June 1. If you or someone you know is interested in a position on the executive board and you have questions, just email us! 
Elected Positions are: 

Senior Co-Chair (President) 

Junior Co-Chair (Vice President) 



This year we hope to have a larger board with appointed positions, so if you don’t get the position you want there are still many ways to be involved.




Please enjoy the latest edition of the POSTDOCket (The newsletter of the National Postdoc Association) including an article by our very own, Chris Smith!


Happy Hour is THIS Thursday! See you there!


Events next month:

6/1 Call for nominations for VPA Executive Board 

6/5 at noon VPA/CBAS Seminar (see details below) 

6/22 VPA Monthly Meeting and Happy Hour – 5pm at Sportsman’s Grille on 21st

One beer or wine provided by VPA


BRET Events:

5/23 Postdoc ASPIRE Café – “Maximizing Your Networking at the BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium” at 9am in 306AB Light Hall


BRET 2017 Career Symposium Thursday 6/1 9am-4pm

Please Register in advance


CBAS VPA Monthly Seminar

The seminar will be held on the first Monday of every month from 12 – 1 pm at 512 Light Hall. Pizza will be served.

2017 Schedule of Postdoc Talks

June 5, 2017: Dr. Rami Diab, Department of Surgery

Please let Chris Smith (christopher.t.smith@vanderbilt.edu) know if you have any questions or are interested in presenting.


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Postdoc Talk Volume 1 Issue 2

Now available for download!