National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Postdoc Appreciation week is Sept. 20 - 24, 2021!

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Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has promoted National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness. Institutions across the U.S.A. will be hosting events that are open to all postdocs. View the national event listing. The UF event listing is included below. 

If you have questions about UF's celebration of National Postdoc Appreciatino week, please contact LilyRLewis@ufl.edu

Join the Celebration - Events

All events are Free and open to UF postdocs and their families
Look for the UF Postdocs Sign at all Events

RSVPing is not necessary but helps us plan!

Please RSVP!

 

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kick-Off BBQ at Lake Wauburg

RSVP
Sunday, Sept 19th, 2pm – 6pm
Lake Wauburg North Shore, 133 Regatta Dr., Micanopy, FL 32667
Find carpool opportunities by connecting with other postdocs via the UFPDA Teams group.
BBQ Lunch and activities will be provided.
Hosted by the Office of Postdoc Affairs and UF Postdoc Association

 

Bowling at the Reitz Union

RSVP
Monday, Sept. 20th, 6pm – 8pm
Reitz Union Game Room - Ground Level of the Reitz Union
Food and Drink will not be provided. Please wear masks for the duration of this indoor event.
Hosted by the Office of Postdoc Affairs and UF Postdoc Association

 

Grab-n-Go Breakfast & Coffee from Einstein Bagels

RSVP
Tuesday, Sept. 21st, 9am – 11am
Harrell Medical Education Building – Outside patio next to Live Oak Park (View Map)
Drop by on your way into the lab or office and pick up a complimentary breakfast and coffee.
Hosted by the Office of Postdoc Affairs and UF Postdoc Association

 

Remote Postdocs Unite!

RSVP for Zoom link
Tuesday, Sept. 21st, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Remote postdoc positions present excellent opportunities but also potential challenges.  Join Kevin Burgio, Ph.D., author of Ten Simple Rules for a successful remote postdoc (2020) for a discussion on how to make a remote postdoc position work for you. PI’s are also encouraged to attend this event if they want to learn more about supporting a postdoc working remotely. Read the Nature Index interview with Dr. Burgio to learn more about building strong working relationships at a distance.
Hosted by the Office of Postdoc Affairs and UF Postdoc Association

 

Grab-n-Go Snacks at the Health Science Center Library

No RSVP required – just drop by!
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 10:30-12:30pm
BITS computer Lab at the Health Science Center Library (Biomedical Information Teaching Space – C1-121, View map & directions.)
Drop by the BITS lab and pick up some mid-morning snacks and swag.
Hosted by the Health Science Center Library and Academic Research Consulting & Services (ARCS)

Pizza Party & Salsa Lessons

RSVP
Thursday, Sept. 23rd, Starting at 5:15pm
SW 2nd St & SW 1st Ave. Under the white tents across from Loosey’s Downtown
Pizza will be provided under the tents starting at 5:30pm.
Free dance lessons with Gator Salsa Club will begin at 6:00pm in front of The Bull. Social dancing will continue until 11pm. No previous experience needed!
Hosted by the Office of Postdoc Affairs, UF Postdoc Association, and Gator Salsa Club

Join the Celebration With Visual Assets

Use these visual assets to create spaces of appreciation both online and in shared spaces.

Meetings

Download a NPAW Zoom background to use in your meetings throughout the week. (If text is showing up backwards, open video settings, and deselect "Mirror my video").

Zoom Background

Zoom Background

Century Tower - Full Color

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Zoom Background

Zoom Background

Century Tower - Blue Filter

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Shared Spaces

Download NPAW badges to print and hang in lab and office spaces.

Happy Postdoc Appreciation Week

Happy Postdoc Appreciation Week

Print, Trim & Pin-up

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Thank a Postdoc Today

Thank a Postdoc Today

Print, Trim & Pin-up

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We Value UF Postdocs

We Value UF Postdocs

Print, Trim & Pin-up

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Postdoc Powered Lab

Postdoc Powered Lab

Print, Trim & Pin-up

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Heart Postdocs

Heart Postdocs

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For PI's

Ideas for Showing Appreciation to the Postdocs you Mentor

Provide Positive Feedback

Plan a meeting with your postdoc or send an email to tell them what you think they are doing well.

Promote on Social Media

Recognize your postdoc’s contributions to research @UF on social media (#NPAW2021). If you do not use social media, email Lilyrlewis@ufl.edu a message of appreciation for your postdoc to have a tweet sent from the UF Postdocs account. Please provide a photo of the postdoc or their research if possible.

Meet to Discuss Professional Development

Meet with your postdoc to co-strategize their professional development. Focus the meeting on their development beyond just their imediate research goals. If there are specific resouces that your postdoc needs, but you are not sure where to find those resouces on campus, please encourage them to reach out the the Office of Postdoc Affairs for guidance. 

Check in and Connect

An overwhelming number of postdocs are struggling with mental wellness according to a recent survey by Nature. Check in on your postdocs to see how they are doing, and if necessary help them find health and wellness resources. Postdocs are eligible for free mental wellness counseling through the UF Employee Assistance Program. The UF Postdoc Association provides community and peer support for postdocs that may be feeling isolated.