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Please note if a video capture and/or a copy of the speaker’s slides/presentation is available, this will be noted under the seminar. Members of the UMass Chan Medical School community can access the video captures and handouts on the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars' SharePoint site.

2022-04-20.JPGBreaking Bias: Mindfulness in Communication | April 20, 2022 | 3-4:30 PM

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco


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2022-03-29.JPGNetworking Social | March 29, 2022 | 6:30 PM

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Dr. Clare Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke University
Dr. Salih Topal, PhD, Bioinformatics Scientist, Foghorn Therapeutics
Dr. Raul Giraldez, PhD, Bioinformatics Scientist, NIH
Dr. Manish Muhuri, PhD, Scientist, Biogen

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2022-03-28.PNGScience Cafe: Vaccines & Antibiotics: The War Between Tuberculosis & Humans | March 28, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 PM

Rocky Lai, PhD & Lisa Lojek, PhD

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2022-03-25.JPGInternational Postdoc Welcome Event | March 25, 2022 | 6 PM - onwards

Location: Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA

2022-01-05.pngNew Year Celebration | January 5, 2022

Come celebrate the start of the new year 

2021-12-10.jpgHoliday Party | December 10, 2021 | 6:30 PM

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2021-12-07.jpgNetworking Social | December 7, 2021 | 6:30 PM

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Elisa Donnard, PhD, Research Scientist at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Emily Stackpole, PhD, Senior Medical Writer at Caudex
Allison Keeler-Klunk, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMass Chan Medical School
Ivelisse Cruz-Torres, PhD, Investigator at GSK

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2021-12-02.pngScience Cafe: Neural Symphony: Connections matter! | December 2, 2021 | 6:30-7:30 PM

Shankar Ramachandran, PhD & Sebastian Werneberg, PhD

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2021-11-20.png DIG & UMPA Presents: Trivia Night | November 20, 2021 

Join the Diversity Interest Group (DIG) & UMass Chan Postdoc Association (UMPA) for Trivia

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2021-10-27.pngScience Cafe: Shh! The Art of Silence in Science & Disease | October 27, 2021 

Daniel O'Reilly, PhD & Samantha Sarli, PhD student

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2021-10-08.pngUMPA Potluck Party | October 8, 2021 


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2021-10-04.pngJoin for an Interactive Workshop on Grant Writing | October 4, 2021 

Lisa Nielsen, PhD
Postdoc Office Director & a grand writer, Purdue University

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2021-09-30.pngBreaking Bias: Awareness Drives Change | September 30, 2021 

Joanne Kamens, PhD
Interim Executive Director, GCI Center for Women & Business, Bentley University

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2021-09-23.pngScience Cafe: It's on the Inside That Counts: The Microbiome in Health & Disease | September 23, 2021 

Benedikt Mortzfeld, PhD & Sage Foley, PhD student

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UMPA One Year Anniversary | July 9, 2021 

Come celebrate our one year anniversary!

2021-06-07.pngScience Cafe: ALS: We Accept the Ice Bucket Challenge | June 7, 2021 

Heleen van 't Spijker, PhD & Marine Pons, PhD

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2021-05-26.jpeg Science Cafe: Diabetes, Finding Cures for All types! | May 26, 2021 

Sushobhana Bandyopadhyay, PhD & Emmanouela Tsagharaki, PhD

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2021-05-19.pngBreaking Bias: A Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series | May 19, 2021 

Darin Latimore, MD
Deputy Dean, Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

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2021-05-01.jpgNetworking Social: Europe Edition | May 1, 2021 

 Thibaut Eguether, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sorbonne Université
 Hélène Tran-Ladam, PhD, Project Leader, Servier
 Loïc Roux, PhD, Head of Chemistry, Nucleic Acid Therapeutic Accelerator (NATA), UKRI
 Andrea D'Ambrogio, PhD, Personalized HealthCare Partner, Roche Italia

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Pubquiz | April 28, 2021 

Come get to know new people, have fun and will prizes!

2021-04-01.jpgNetworking Social | Apri 1, 2021 

 Heidi Hehnly Chang, PhD, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
 Rabinarayan Mishra, PhD, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 
 Milka Koupenova, PhD, Assistant Professor, UMass Chan Medical School
 Tracy E. Schmidt, PhD, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Tufts University

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2021-03-24.pngBreaking Bias: A Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series | March 24, 2021 

Marlina Duncan, Ed.D
UMass Chan Medical School Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion

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2021-03-18.jpgScience Cafe: Epigenetics: Going Beyond Your Genome | March 18, 2021 

Erica Hildebrand, PhD & Melvys Valledor, PhD

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 Science Cafe: A Beautiful Mind: Autism | February 18, 2021 

 Isha R. Jalnapurkar, MD & Sneha Shah, PhD

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2021-02-04.jpgNetworking Social | February 4, 2021 

 Shashi Kant, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
 Anastassiia Vertii, PhD, Assistant Professor, UMass Chan Medical School
 Bruno Godinho, PhD, Atalanta Therapetics
 Ganapathy Sankaran, PhD, Scientist II, CRISPR Therapeutics

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New Year Celebration | January 14, 2021 

Come celebrate the start of the new year 

Postdoc Association Zoom Game Night | December 27, 2020 

Come meet fellow postdocs, make new friends & connections & learn more about the Postdoc Association (UMPA)

2020-12-14.jpgScience Cafe: Lets Go Viral: COVID-19 Therapies & Vaccines | December 14, 2020

Vignish Hariharan, PhD & Manish Muhuri, PhD

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2020-11-09.jpgScience Cafe: CRISPR Genome Scissors: What's Nobel About Them? | November 9, 2020

Ishani Dasgupta, PhD & Manish Kandpal, PhD

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2020-09-25.jpegNetworking Social | September 25, 2020

 Join as we meet, network & learn from UMassMed Postdoc Alumni about their successful transitions to varied career paths

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