• The Office of Postdoctoral Education

    The Office of Postdoctoral Education

    The Office of Postdoctoral Education and Research maintains a roubust program of educational and career development programing

  • Office of Postdoctoral Education Annual Orientation

    Office of Postdoctoral Education Annual Orientation

    Iqbal Ahmad, PhD, Sheritta Strong, MD, Matt Boehm, PhD, Beth DeCarolis, and Julia Leister will present at the 2022 Freshman Postdoc Orientation on 22 August from 12-2 in Durham Research Center 1, room 1005.

  • Office of Postdoctoral Education Annual Event

    Office of Postdoctoral Education Annual Event

    The Office of Postdoctoral Education held its 2021 Annual Event on 29 October in person and on Zoom. Jyoti Kaushal, PhD, received the Excellence in Research Award. Dele Davies, MD, delivered opening remarks and Melanie Sinche presented the keynote address on career options for people with terminal degrees in biomedical science. 

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Data Available

    Postdoctoral Scholar Data Available

    Learn more about our postdoctoral scholars, including demographics and time spent in training.

Important Updates

Heather Brown Named Postdoctoral Education Liason at McGoogan Health Sciences Library 


Hello! My name is Heather Brown and I am the new McGoogan Library liaison for postdoctoral education. At the library, my role is the Scholarly Communications Librarian, specializing in copyright and publishing issues. I can also assist you in navigating library services and resources and as someone to go to when you don’t who to contact.Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at hlbrown@unmc.edu


RCR 22 posterRCR Seminar, 30 November 2022

RCR is a required seminar for all first-year postdoctoral scholars.



October Wellness Seminar with Julia Leister, 25 October 2022, Zoom only. Contact Charles Klinetobe at cklinetobe@unmc.edu for a Zoom link.




 October Professional Development Seminar With Iqbal Ahmad, PhD, 12 October 2022, DRC1, Room 1004


June Wellness Seminar with Peter Pellerito 













June Professional Development Grant Writing Seminar with Paul Casella







mcgoogan.jpgMay Professional Development Seminar with Heather Brown and Emily Glenn from the McGoogan Health Sciences Library.


 sil012022.jpgCongratulations to Susmita Sil, PhD, former UNMC Postdoctoral Scholar, who was named Vada Kinman Oldfield Scholar 


boot050422.jpgTech Transfer Bootcamp presented by UNeMed, 8-12 August

Tech Transfer Boot Camp is aimed at scientists and students interested in what it takes to commercialize a new invention or discovery. The week-long event can also jump-start an alternate career in science as a technology transfer professional.

The program helps scientists gain a wide range of skills and experience that match their scientific knowledge and training. Applications are open through July 31, and will be reviewed in the order they are received until all spaces are filled.

Matus-Meza-Audifas-Salvador.jpgCongratulations to Audifás Matu Meza, PhD, for receiving the National Cancer Center Fellowship




Watch: May Wellness Seminar 

The April Wellness Seminar will feature Taylor Sinclair, J.D., the Title IX Investigator at UNMC. She will speak on Title IX and the important protections it offers to the UNMC community. Her presentation will be held on Zoom.



April Professional Development Seminar

The April Professional Development Seminar will feature Peggy Moore, MSEd, the Director of the E-Learning Lab at UNMC. The presentation will feature a tour of the new E-Learning Lab followed by a talk in Whitson Hall/McGoogan Library Room 6033 and on Zoom.



 audre-bedford-hansen-poster-final.jpgWatch: March Wellness Seminar 

The March Professional Development seminar featured Audre Bedford Hansen, MS, the Queer and Trans Coordinator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. They spoke on LGBTQI issues in society and resources available at the UNMC Community. It was held in DRCI room 1003 and on Zoom.


mar22-professional-development-seminar.jpgWatch: March Professional Development Seminar, Public Speaking Workshop

The March 2022 Professional Development Seminar featured Herb Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communications and Director of the Speech Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In a two part workshop, Dr. Thompson worked on improving speech and presentation skills for postdoctoral scholars. It was held on Zoom.

feb-22-professional-development-seminar.jpgWatch: February Professional Development, Writing Workshop

The February Professional Development Seminar featured Travis Adams, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at the University of Nebraska Omaha. In a two part workshop, Dr. Adams worked on improving writing skills for postdoctoral scholars. It was held on Zoom.



Former UNMC Postdoctoral Scholar Susmita Sil, PhD, receives UNMC's New Investigator Award



angara.jpgCongratulations to Rajendra Angara, PhD, from the Department of Pathology and Microbiology for receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association where he will examine lipid droplet metabolism in Q fever endocarditis.

 2020-2021 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Education Annual Report

feiwangCongratulations to Postdoctoral Scholar Fei Wang, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, who received a U.S. Patent for a new metformin nanoformulation that shows increased utility within the body and has promise as a treatment for a number of diseases including cancer, diabetes, and immunological diseases and disorders. 



responsible-conduct-in-research-posterjpeg.jpgThe 2021 Responsible Conduct in Research seminar for Postdoctoral Education was held on 30 November 2021 on Zoom. Thank you to our presenters, Iqbal Ahmad, PhDSarah Gloden Carlson, J.D.., Robert Bennett, PhD, and Bruce Gordon, M.D., for making this such an important and valuable event for our postdoctoral scholars. 


UNMC team helps ID antivirals to use against COVID-19

Postdoctoral Scholar Arpan Acharya, PhD and his mentor Siddappa Byrareddy, PhD were featured in UNMC Today for their research in antivirals to help combat COVID-19.


Watch: Office 2021-annual-event-poster-jpeg.jpgof Postdoctoral Education Annual Event 

The Office of Postdoctoral Education held its annual event on 29 October 2021. Jyoti Kaushal, PhD, received the Excellence in Research Award for her work on pancreatic cancer. Dele Davies, MD, presented opening remarks and Melanie Sinche delivered the keynote address.

Article in UNMC Today. 

 Research of Post-Doctoral Fellow Rohit Gaurav and Mentor Jill Poole, MD featured in UNMC Today

GaurPoll21.jpgUNMC study explores COVID -19, lung diseases

Did you miss one of our past events?

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UNMC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

The purpose of the UNMC PDA is to address the needs and concerns of its members by:

  • Providing representation between its members and the administration of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Promoting the academic and non-academic career goals of its members
  • Advocating for constructive changes in the research environment and in policies that affect the lives of postdocs and their families
  • Promoting fellowship between postdocs

Read the PDA blog.