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Formed in 1998, The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association (VPA) serves as a platform to bring together and support the Vanderbilt postdoctoral community. All Vanderbilt-affliliated postdoctoral fellows and trainees (VU and VUMC) are welcome to participate in the VPA. The VPA is supported by The Graduate School.

See News and Events and VPA Seminars for details on upcoming meetings and events. If you have agenda items for the monthly meeting, or wish to serve as a VPA representative to your department, or as a member of a VPA subcommittee, please email postdoc(at)

The best way to connect with the VPA and other postdocs is through the VPA Slack Channel:

The VPA is excited to announce the SPEX (Southeast Postdoctoral Exchange)! Contact us for more information, postdoc(at)

Postdoc Talk, our bi-annual newsletter is now available for download!

If you are listed in Human Resources as a postdoc, you will eventually be added to our postdoc email listserv. However, it takes time for the record to move through the system.

To Self-Subscribe to the Postdoc Mailing List Follow these steps:

  1. Send an email to
  2. Be sure only "subscribe gspostdocs_all" is in the email body (remove any email signatures)
  3. LISTSERV will send you a confirmation request.  Once you have responded, you will get a notification that you have been subscribed to gspostdocs_all.
  4. Repeat the process but with "subscribe gspostdocs_vu" or "subscribe gspostdocs_vumc" depending on your institution (VU or VUMC, respectively).