University of Virginia Postdoc Association

Who We Are

The UVA Postdoc Association (PDA) is here to provide you with a supportive network, professional development opportunities, and a platform to connect with fellow postdocs from various disciplines. Our association is built by postdocs, for postdocs. We understand the unique challenges and exciting opportunities that postdocs encounter during this pivotal phase of their careers.  We strive to foster a sense of belonging and friendship among our diverse community of researchers, offering a space where you can share experiences, exchange ideas, and build lasting connections.
 
We collaborate closely with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to align our goals and initiatives with the broader vision and values of UVA. This collaboration enhances our ability to work toward our association goals and best serve UVA postdocs.

What We Offer

The UVA Postdoc Association is comprised of 5 committees  that aim to provide resources and activities designed to enhance your professional journey and personal and social well-being. The areas we’re currently working on include:

  • Social Events: Our association hosts regular social gatherings – such as happy hours, sporting events, and movie nights – where you can meet postdocs from various fields, engage in interdisciplinary discussions, collaborate on projects, and expand your horizons in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
  • Professional Development: We're committed to helping you advance your career. We hold a yearly postdoc research symposium and our collaboration with PhD+ and other communities allows for access to workshops that cover topics such as future faculty, grant, fellowship writing workshops.
  • Community Support: Connect with fellow postdocs who share your interests, challenges, and aspirations. Whether you're seeking advice on research techniques or work-life balance, our community is here to offer guidance and a listening ear.
  • Advocacy and Resources: We advocate for the needs and concerns of postdocs within the UVA community. Gain access to resources that can help you navigate administrative processes, funding opportunities, and mentorship programs.

Upcoming Events

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Shannon Library Conference Room 323

UVA PDA and the UVA Library Scholarly Communication Team is offering a hands-on workshop about how to prepare for the deposit of your abstract or lightning talk in Li

Their World As Big As They Made It: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance, on view through June 8, 2024. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Photo by Stacey Evans
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Their World As Big As They Made It: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance, on view through June 8, 2024. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.

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The Studio, 1515 University Avenue

We are thrilled to invite you to a unique and vibrant event that celebrates diversity and creativity - a Multicultural Egg Coloring Celebration!

Kardinal Hall, 722 Preston Ave #101

We're thrilled to announce that the UVA Postdoc Association is hosting a Happy Hour!

Snyder Tennis Courts, 210 Emmet Street S.

We are thrilled to announce that the UVA Postdoc Association is diving into the exciting world of Pickleball!

Postdoc Association Leadership Team

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Research Associate; Association Co-Director
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Social Media Manager, Resources & Communications Committee
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Susan Doyle
Diversity & Outreach Committee Chair
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Smriti Gupta
Diversity & Outreach Committee Chair
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Matthew Korban
Community Building Committee Chair
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Billy Nash
Advocacy Committee Chair
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Irene Sanchez
Research Associate, Digital Media Manager, Resources & Communications Committee
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Elizabeth Uzzell
Professional Development Committee Chair

 


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