The UTHSC Postdoctoral Association (PhDA)

UTHSC PhDA was established in 2007 as an affiliate of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and received the award for the best new NPA chapter in 2008. The PhDA sponsors research and career development seminars, an orientation program, research poster awards, and travel awards for postdocs, as well as a variety of social events. Support for the PhDA is coordinated through the Postdoc Office. The PhDA holds monthly meetings with the Postdoc Office Associate Dean and Administrative Coordinator to discuss postdocs needs, address problems and plan upcoming events.

More information on the PhDA, including PhDA by-laws and membership application, can be found at the PhDA website.

2013 - 2014 Officers and Steering Committee

Mounir Bendahmane, Ph.D. (Co-President)
Giri Chandaka, Ph.D. (Co-President)
Nicole Poritsanos, Ph.D. (Secretary/Treasurer)
George Haddad, Ph.D. (Member)
Padala Kamala, Ph.D. (Member)
Korah Pushpamangalam Kuruvilla, Ph.D. (Member)
David New, Ph.D (Member)
Snigdha Roy, Ph.D. (Member)
Jaligama Sridhar, Ph.D. (Member)
Lynda Wilmott, Ph.D. (Member)
Young In Kim Hoehamer, Ph.D. (Faculty Advisor)

2012-2013 Officers and Steering Committee

Brett Jennings, Ph.D. (Co-President)
Shankar Swaminathan, Ph.D. (Co-President)
Cezeary Skobowiat, Ph.D. (Secretary/Treasurer)
Zorica Janjetovic, M.D. (Member)
Megan Mulligan, Ph.D. (Member)
Tiffany Seagroves, Ph.D. (Faculty Representative)

2011-2012 Officers and Steering Committee

James Fells, Ph.D. (President)
Megan Mulligan, Ph.D. (Vice President)
Zorica Janjetovic, M.D. (Secretary/Treasurer)
Brett Jennings, Ph.D. (Member)
Shankar Swaminathan, Ph.D. (Member)
Tiffany Seagroves, Ph.D. (Faculty Representative)

Past Events (highlights)

2013 Postdoc Year-End Celebration Event
2013 Postdoc Career Development Event
2013 Postdoctoral Research Trainee and Distinguished Mentor Awards
2013 Postdoc Valentine?s Day Event
2013 Postdoc Research Day
2013 National Postdoc Celebration Week
2013 Meet & Eat Event

2012 Valentine?s Day & Travel Award Event
2012 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Trainee and Distinguished Mentor Award
2012 Career Development Workshop
2012 Postdoctoral Research Trainee Distinguished Mentor Award
2012 Meet & Eat Event