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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 Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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:

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