Event Highlights (R&PD)

Highlights of past and future events organized by the Columbia University Postdoctoral Society (CUPS) Research and Professional Development Subcommittee.

Past events highlights:

Immigration Info Session (May 17th 2017)

Attendance 290 people (fully registered), 1 speaker from an international law firm, 7 panelists. Organized in collaboration with INetNYC (scientific organization), ECUSA (Spanish Scientist Organization), Mt Sinai Postdocs, Albert Einstein Postdocs and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). Sponsored by Columbia University OPA, Mt Sinai OPA; Weill Cornell OPA, NYU Langone OPA and Rockefeller University´s Dean´s office, Networking reception with beverages and food.

Aviva Meerschwam, Assoc. Attorney FRAGOMEN

Scientific Reproducibility Discussion (May 3rd 2017)

Attendance 20 people, organized in collaboration with Bio-protocols a non-profit e-journal and with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, lunch provided.

Dr. Vivian Siegel, PhD Senior Editorial Advisor, Bio-protocol

Fanglian He, PhD Founder and CEO, Bio-protocol

Science Communication Workshop (March 15th 2017)

Attendance 30 people (fully registered), organized in collaboration with Know Science a science divulgation organization,and with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, lunch provided.

Simona Giunta PhD, Founding President of Know Science

Precision Medicine Panel (Nov 18th 2016)

Attendance 82 people, 3 panelists from Columbia and a Precision Medicine specialized company, Phosphorus.

Tom Maniatis, PhD Director of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia University

David Goldstein, PhD, Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University

Oscar Puig, PhD, Senior VP of Research & Development, Phosphorus NY

Chalk Talk Workshop (May 11th 2016)

Attendance 45 people, 3 panelists from different academic institutions (research intensive, mixed and teaching intensive). Networking reception with food and beverages afterwards.

Zoe Donaldson, PhD Assistant Professor of MCDB and Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Matthew Marcello, PhD Assistant Professor of Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PACE University

Francesco Lotti, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University


Future events include:

Postdoc Seminar Series

Kicking off Summer 2017

Call for abstracts now released with a deadline of 1st June 2017. This is a pilot run for Columbia, but we intend to develop this into a NYC-wide Postdoc Seminar Series.

Faculty Job Search Workshop

Summer 2017

Workshop to help postdocs in elaborating applications by providing personalized feedback. For postdocs planning to apply for faculty positions in this hiring cycle.

Scientific Divulgation Talk

Fall 2017 

About Art & Science with Eric Kandel.

Research-Clinical Seminar Series

Fall 2017

Intends to bring together postdoctoral researchers and clinical fellows up in the Medical center in clinical-research events.

Advanced Science Communication workshop

Fall 2017

With Know Science, learn advanced scientific communication skills.