The Postdoctoral Association holds an annual PDRD on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This symposium affords local postdocs the opportunity to present their research during poster sessions and short talks. PDRD also features guest speakers, career panels, and other fun events.

PDRD 2023


Postdoctoral Research Day 2023 (PDRD'23) is back in-person on Thursday, July 13th

Over the last year, postdocs have been in the spotlight thanks in part to the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on Re-Envisioning the Postdoctoral Experience. Through a request for feedback and numerous community calls, the ACD working group heard about many of the current challenges facing postdocs. These issues not only pose challenges for current postdocs, but also pose a threat for future scientists  choosing a postdoc path. So, why do a postdoc? 

With this backdrop, the 2023 PDRD Planning Committee decided to focus our theme on reminding ourselves WHY we do the work that we do. This year’s theme is “Finding Purpose in Your Postdoc and Beyond” and will provide opportunities to think about why we do what we do now and into our future careers. Please join us for a day of celebration, connection, and reflection! 

PDRD'23 event schedule (all events in the Elliman Conference Room, AHSB):

  • 9:00am - 10:00am: Networking Breakfast 
  • 10:05am - 10:10am: Opening remarks by Dean Richer.
  • 10:15am - 11:15am: Keynote presentation – Dr. Kevin Masters, Meaning, Purpose, and Health: Research Findings and What They Might Mean to You
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm: Tools for finding your purpose
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch, poster session (competition with $$ prizes), and vendor fair
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm: Short alumni career talks 
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Alumni career panel and Q&A
  • 4:15pm - 6:00pm: Happy Hour at T-Street (appetizers provided!)

If you have not yet, you can register here.

PDRD is made possible by donations from the following generous sponsors:

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Postdoctoral Office

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Research

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Gates Institute

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

Be sure to check out our events calendar and follow us on social media for the most up to date information.

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