National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 19 – 23, 2016

Recognizing the significant contributions postdoctoral scientists make to its success, UTMB observed National Postdoc Appreciation Week in September with two workshops and an Appreciation Evening exclusively for our postdoc community.

Postdoc Appreciation Event at the Olympia Grill, Pier 21

Tuesday, September 20 – 5:30 – 7 pm on Galveston Bay at 21st Street (aka Moody Ave) and Harborside
Join your colleagues in the Compass Room for an evening of socializing, recognition and a brief training. Winners of the Postdoc Service Awards will be announced and the incoming and outgoing leadership of the Postdoc Association recognized. James Patterson from UTMB’s HR staff will deliver a short talk he calls “Essentials for an Effective Interview” – beneficial to all. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please RSVP to Tammie Taylor

Working in Pharma: A Panel Session with Two Industry Experts

Wednesday, September 21 – 12:30* - 1:30 p.m. Levin Hall, Room 3.324
The Postdoc Association and Committee for Career Development bring you this workshop to hear from two experts about working in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Elias Jackson, Co-founder and President of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a Houston biotech firm and a graduate of UTMB, plus Dr. John Allen, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Center for Addiction Research, UTMB, previously a principal scientist with Pfizer. *Lunch available at Noon, session begins at 12:30 p.m.

Influuent: What is it and How Can it Help My Career?

Friday, September 23 – Noon – 1 pm, Lunch provided
Moody Medical Library – Online Testing Center Room 238

Influuent is a University of Texas-System-wide website platform developed to foster greater collaboration by and between UT-based researchers. All faculty and postdoctoral researchers at UTMB have an Influuent profile online – go ahead and Google your name plus UTMB and check it out. During this workshop, Melodi Moore from Research Services will help you gain familiarity with Influuent and demonstrate ways to improve your personal profile. Email Tammie Taylor at to reserve your spot today!