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, 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.

General membership is reserved for UTHSC Postdoctoral Research Trainee appointees in any research area. General members regularly attend monthly meeting, are eligible to vote, hold office, implement ideas for PhDA events and programs. Other interested parties (research associates, research assistants, fellows, faculty, administrators, technicians, and graduate students) may become actively involved as associate members. Associate members help plan and participate in PhDA events.

PhDA Steering Committee Officers & Members

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)
Snigdha Roy, Ph.D. (Member)
Jaligama Sridhar, Ph.D. (Member)
Shankar Swaminathan, Ph.D. (Member)
Young In Kim Hoehamer, Ph.D. (Faculty Advisor)