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News and Events

If you would like to get more involved with the VPA, please email us at or specific members of our committees associated with advocacy, outreach, scholarly learning, social activities, communications, and diversity.

OPA/VPA Bystander Training

Bystander Training Poster

VPA Symposium Planning Meeting

January 15, 12-1 PM
Alumni Hall (main floor or OPA office, room 010)

Help us plan the 2020 VPA Symposium! This is a great way to have your voice heard in terms of suggesting programming or speakers for our annual event. It also looks great on your CV! 

Informal Postdoc Events & Postdoc Writing Group 

Are you looking to connect with other postdocs? Looking to set up a happy hour gathering? Looking to join a writing group? Looking to find people to go climbing, hiking, cycling or to get together to play board games with?

Join the VPA Slack Channel to connect with postdocs from all across campus!

VPA Committees

There are many appointed positions in the VPA committees: Communications, Diversity, Scholarly Learning, Social Events, and Advocacy. Committees are a great way to become active in the VPA and the postdoctoral community and really strengthen your CV highlighting those transferrable skills! If you want to become active in the VPA and join a committee, contact us at postdoc(at)

Ongoing Events

For a complete list of this year's postdoctoral events through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, click here! Check out the ASPIRE Café for Postdoctoral Fellows. Look for the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Monthly Email for more events. 

Online and Social Media

Join us on the VPA Slack Channel to meet and connect with other postdocs: Events! Advice! All-around-fun! Community!