The University of Iowa Postdoctoral Association (UIPDA) was formed in the Spring of 2011 to act as a representative on behalf of the UI postdoctoral community. With nearly 350 postdoctoral scholars and fellows, the UIPDA advocates for constructive changes in the professional and administrative policies that affect the lives of postdocs and their dependents. In addition, the UIPDA sponsors various events to facilitate the social integration and career development of all UI postdocs.