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VPA Monthly Seminar Series

The monthly seminar series hosted by the VPA is soliciting ideas and content for the coming year.   

If you are interested in presenting a research talk in preparation for a scientific conference, this could be a great way to practice and get feedback in a friendly setting.

You can also talk about a resource or activity you take part in that you think would be of broad interest to the Vanderbilt postdoc community.

We are also open to inviting Nashville area speakers who can offer career advice.

This seminar series can be whatever the postdoc community wants it to be.

Email with ideas.


Past Seminars

March 23rd, 2021

Women's History Month Panel: Unapologetically Taking Up Space in the Workplace


February 25th, 2021

Black History Month Writing Seminar facilitated by the CTE


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Diversity Statement Workshop and EDIJ Panel Discussion for Postdocs


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Leveraging the Postdoc Experience: Strategies for Determining Your Next Steps

Advice & Contact Info from Our Panelists


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Graduate Life Coach & Vanderbilt Resources for Postdoc Wellbeing



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to give a good, short talk about your research to a broad audience.

This will be great prep for the lightning round talks at the upcoming VPA Symposium.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

David Sacks, from the Psychological & Counseling Center.

Handout on PCC services for postdocs.

Info on the Psychology of Peak Performance series, to be held again in 2018!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Postdoc Speed Dating

Practice your elevator pitch and learn about each other’s research!

Handout from the event.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

VPA Senior Co-Chair, Anneke Sanders, introduced the mission of the VPA to all in attendance.

The executive board and various VPA committees were introduced.

Anyone interested in being part of one of the VPA's committees should see the committees page of the website.

Ruth Schemmer from the Graduate School and Ashley Brady from the BRET office highlighted career development resources available to postdocs.

Upcoming VPA events were highlighted. See Announcements Page.

Finally, the results of the VPA bi-annual survey were reviewed.

See that data here.