Flyer for National Postdoc Awareness WeekThe Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) with a series of events Sept. 16-20.

Events kick off at 3 p.m., Sept. 16 with the Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program Graduation and Postdoc Talent Show. Postdocs completing the certificate-training program will be honored in the Fifth Floor Gallery while musically gifted postdocs will showcase their talents.

The following day, Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD, holder of the Christopher Sarofim Family Professorship in Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, will share cutting-edge research in health care analytics and privacy preservation. The NPAW Research Community seminar “Artificial Intelligence in Medicine” will be held 3-4 p.m., in GSBS BSRB S3.8371.

Wednesday’s festivities consist of the NPAW Breakfast and Postdoc Poster Session from 9-11 a.m. at the Institute of Molecular Medicine. Attendees are invited to enjoy breakfast and a poster session featuring award-winning research by UTHealth postdocs.

The final two days of National Postdoc Appreciation Week will allow postdocs to relax and unwind. On Sept. 19, postdocs and their families can meet at 5:30 p.m., in Webber Plaza for a trip to the Museum of Natural Science as part of NPAW Night at the Museum. On Friday, in MSB B.612, postdocs can enjoy Postdocs and Puppies to relieve stress with the visit of therapy dogs.

This year marks the 10th Annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, founded by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) in 2009. In 2018, 108 institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom organized 432 events to recognize the work of postdoctoral researchers.

NPAW is coordinated by the NPA Outreach Committee, which works to promote the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA.

For more information on NPAW, contact Leslie Beckman at