July 18, 2017

Getting UF Email on Your Phone and Other “How To” Video Resources

The UF Information Technology division’s YouTube channel, GoGatorsUFIT, has short, informative videos to help you maximize your IT at UF experience. From learning how to set up UF email on your phone, using classroom technologies, protecting your personal and credit card information, to downloading and using UFApps, these videos will help you both inside and outside the classroom. Some of the videos available include:

If you are having any issues with e-Learning, logging on to a UF system or service, or need support with any campus tech issue, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk at (352-392-HELP/4357) or

Submitted by Fedro Zazueta, UF Information Technology


People’s Scientific Conference & FCHW Coalition Summit

The University of Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program and the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition invite you to attend a conference/summit that will focus on Community Based Participatory Research and the leadership roles that Community Health Workers often assume in this type of research. 

Registration for the conference is now open! Early bird registration: now through July 31;  Standard registration: August 1 through September 15. 

To register, please visit the Conference Registration Website and be sure to visit and like our Facebook Page

Submitted by Maggie Hogan, Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program and the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition


Bioscience Training for Professional Development

Core Concepts in Biomanufacturing and Quality Systems:  Applications of cGMPs

This 2-day, certificate short course provides future or current employees a comprehensive and applied understanding of how regulatory compliance is built into all aspects of a company. Using a blend of hands-on applications and lectures, course instructors integrate current Good Manufacturing Practices with core concepts of the manufacturing process, facilities, quality systems, and documentation to build a solid understanding of the development, manufacture, testing, and release of a regulated product. (Class size is limited to 20)

DATE: Thursday & Friday, August 10-11, 2017   TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Submitted by Joanne Lopez, CERHB


UF Postdoc Editors Association

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is conducting a survey to measure interest for and feasibility to establish a postdoctoral editing group. The “UF Postdoctoral Editors Association” would be comprised of postdoctoral associates and fellows and sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. This group will enhance scholarly communication by assisting postdoctoral authors with editing of written documents for language usage, punctuation, and organization. This service will be most advantageous to postdoctoral scholars for whom English is a second language, but the service will be open and free to all postdoctoral associates and fellows at the University of Florida. Our goal will be to facilitate postdoc-mentor interactions during the writing process by minimizing time spent on basic writing skills. Our volunteer editors would primarily review submissions for clarity of meaning; we would offer no or minimal scientific review of manuscripts because this content should reflect critical thinking of the postdoctoral scholar and their mentor(s).

Please complete this short survey to indicate interest or to volunteer:

Submitted by Joseph McQuail, Postdoc Development Workshop Chair


Postdoc Funding Opportunities

On the Resources page of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website, we have created a Funding Opportunities page which lists all the different types of funding available to postdocs.  

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs



Postdoc HR Issues:

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF's Human Resource Services' Benefits Office at or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF's Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Reminder: University of Florida Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group:

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs



Reminder: FREE Affiliate NPA Membership

If you would like to receive an invitation to join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Cheryl Gater to receive an invitation.

More information.

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs



Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Florida

235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175‌
Gainesville, FL 32611