Postdoc Happy Hour - Thursday January 26, 2017 - 5:30-8:30pm

Location: Graze
115 E. College St. Iowa City, IA 52241 

Come join us for happy hour at Graze in downtown Iowa City. The postdoc association will cover the cost of appetizers. Food is ordered at 6pm. Bring a significant other or friend and meet your fellow postdocs for some networking/socializing.




We are always looking for postdocs to join the UIPDA! 

There are multiple positions available: Policy & Advocacy Committee members and Professional Development Committee members and college rep openings: Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and Grad College, whom represent their college with active postdocs. The postdoc association only works if it has an active leadership; this is an opportunity to have a real impact on postdoc policy, development, and the community. 

 More detail about the positions:

Please nominate yourself or a fellow postdoc by sending an email to


Nominations for Research Awards are Open

FROM:  Dan Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development

RE:          Research and Innovation Awards Call for Nominations

DATE:    December 8, 2014

Amazing and transformative work is taking place at the University across disciplines in the areas of discovery, creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership development. You have an opportunity to help recognize the individuals responsible for this amazing work by submitting your nominations for faculty, staff and student research, innovation, mentorship and startup awards.  All nomination/application materials must be received by February 6, 2015.

Nomination materials and criteria for the following awards are available at  Research Awards

Faculty awards…

Staff awards…

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral awards:

  • Graduate Student Research Excellence; and
  • Postdoctoral Scholar/Fellow Research Excellence…

New UIPDA Facebook page

We now have a facebook page. Please join our facebook group at:

Postdoc Happy Hour - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location: Red's Alehouse
405 N Dubuque St, North Liberty, IA 52317

Come join us for happy hour at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty. Find us on the outdoor patio. They have happy hour drink specials from 3-6pm every day. The postdoc association will cover the cost of appetizers. Bring a significant other or friend and meet your fellow postdocs for some networking/socializing.



PostDoc Family Picnic - Thursday August 28 2014

Upper City Park (Shelter #4 - by the log cabins and across from the poolside playground)

  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • Address - 200 E Park Rd, Iowa City, Iowa
  • What to bring: Yourself, family, and/or significant other and a dessert or side dish to share (optional) 
  • FREE food and drinks will be provided

 Introducing the 2014-2015 UIPDA Executive Board and Council of College Representatives

Executive Board

President – Cara Hamann, College of Public Health, Epidemiology

Vice President – Rachel Marek, College of Engineering

Secretary/Treasurer – Gurman Gill, College of Engineering


Council of College Representatives

College of Dentistry – Carol Fischer

College of Engineering – Yi Liang

College of Education – Candis Hill

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Tianyi Liu

College of Medicine – Anup Tilak

College of Nursing – open*

College of Pharmacy – Shan Qian

College of Public Health – Shabbar Ranapurwala


*If you are interested in an open position, please contact Cara Hamann,

Professional Development Resource Guide

The Professional Development Committee of the UIPDA has compiled a resource guide filled with information on professional development opportunities available here at Iowa.  To check out the guide click here.

Results from the First Annual Postdoc Survey are in!  Click here for more information.

Fall Campus Wide Meeting - Tuesday October 23 2012

Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB)

  • General Meeting: 4 - 5 pm
  • Social Hour - 5 - 6 pm

National Postdoc Appreciation Week - September 17-21 2012

Please join us for the following events:

UI Postdoc Appreciation Pizza Party

  • When: Monday September 17, 2012, 4-5:30 pm
  • Where: EMRB atrium

UIPDA Happy Hour

  • When: Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Where: Mondo’s Saloon

 UIPDA Postdoc Picnic

  • When: Friday September 21, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Where: City Park Shelter 11

Please see the calendar for more information on each event.  Hope to see you there! 


Introducing the 2012-2013 UIPDA Executive Board and Council of College Representatives

Executive Board

President – Zuobiao (Roy) Yuan, Carver College of Medicine, Surgery

Vice President – Katarina Kulhankova, Carver College of Medicine, Pathology

Secretary/Treasurer – Rebecca (Becky) Fagan, Carver College of Medicine, Biochemistry


Council of College Representatives

College of Dentistry – Steven Miller, Dows Institute

College of Engineering – open*

College of Education – open*

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Daniel Gall, Physics & Astronomy

College of Medicine – Katrina Bogan, Internal Medicine

College of Nursing – Kikikipa Kretzer, Nursing,

College of Pharmacy – open*

College of Public Health – Edward (Davis) Oldham, Occupational & Environmental Health


*If you are interested in an open position, please contact Zuobiao Yuan,


UIPDA Hosting Postdoc Research Day, May 14, 2012

An opportunity for postdocs to learn about the exciting research being conducted by postdocs at the University of Iowa and other regional instutions, including Iowa State University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  This event is hosted by the University of Iowa Postdoctoral Association with support from the UI Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and the Graduate College.  Questions? Contact Margaret Chorazy at


Seeking Nominations for 2012-2013 UIPDA Executive Board and College Representatives

The UIPDA is seeking nominations for leadership positions for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The UIPDA is led by an Executive Board and a Council of College Representatives (consisting of one rep from each UI College with active postdocs).  Elected officers and representatives will serve a one-year term. We are sking that individuals interested in any of the following positions - President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, or College Rep - please nominated themselves by sending an e-mail to Margaret Chorazy ( no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 27 (DEADLINE EXTENDED).

Please contact Margaret if you have any questions about the positions.

Please include a statement of purpose (not to exceed one page) which introduces who you are (e.g., department, year in training, etc.), outlines your goals for the UIPDA and your role in it, and lists any relevant skills/experiences that make you particularly well suited for the position.


2012 UIPDA General Meeting (Spring)

The UIPDA hosts a semi-annual, campus-wide meeting for all UI postdoc fellows and scholars. Join us for our next meeting where we will discuss ongoing and future UIPDA activities. Meet your College Representatives and the Executive Committee. All UI postdocs are encouraged to attend!

  • DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • TIME: 4pm - 5pm
  • VENUE: 1289 CBRB (Carver Biomedical Research Building)

Following the meeting, 5-6pm, stick around for food, beverages and to meet other UI postdocs!


2011 National Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 19 – 23 is National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The OPDS hosts a week’s worth of professional and social activities for UI postdocs. Please check the calendar for the OPDS and the UIPDA full schedule of events, but make sure to mark the following on your calendar:

  • Appreciation Social: Join OPDS and UIPDA for an almost-after-work party on Thursday, September 22, 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Pappajohn Business Building. Meet your fellow postdocs and network with other UI postdoc supporters. Postdoc spouses and mentors are welcome to attend.