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The 14th NPA Annual Meeting was held March 4 - 6, 2016, at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

More than 380 postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral administrators, faculty, and company representatives participated in the event. We wish to thank all of this year's attendees, volunteers, and supporters for making the 2016 Annual Meeting a huge success.


Opening Session

Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Research Institute, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Epigenetics



From Skills to Results: Discovering Your Versatility and Showing It

Presenter: Paula Chambers, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Versatile PhD


Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I: Fostering Leadership During Your Postdoc Years & Beyond

Presenters: Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern University, Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO, Associate Vice President for Women Faculty Programs, Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center



Plenary Session II: Managing Your Postdoc: Mastering the Core Competencies

Presenters: Lauren Celano, M.B.A., Co-Founder and CEO, Propel Careers; Joseph Lazio, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of the Interplanetary Network Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Nancy B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Co-Director, Office of Graduate Affairs, University of Chicago

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