Postdoc Appreciation Week

Postdocs from all campuses at the University of Miami are invited to celebrate Postdoc Appreciation Week from September 16-20, 2019. This week-long celebration will feature a town hall meeting, professional headshot sessions, raffles, a special event with the Provost, and a happy hour social.


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  • Monday, September 16, 2019 | Town Hall Meeting

    Join the Postdoctoral Programs Office and the Postdoc Association for a Town Hall Meeting from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for postdocs from all campuses. The meeting will be simultaneously held on all three campuses, with the presenters on the Medical campus, and the Coral Gables and RSMAS campuses connected via webcast. Postdocs may attend any of the locations below. Lunch will be provided on all campuses. 

    Medical Campus: Apex Auditorium, Lois Pope Life Center, 7th Floor

    Coral Gables Campus: Physics Library Conference Room, McKnight Physics Building

    RSMAS Campus: SLAB 103 Seminar Room

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  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Professional Headshot Sessions

    Postdocs may get a professional headshot taken. Sign up below if you are interested in taking a professional headshot. The Postdoctoral Programs Office will reach out to you to schedule a five-minute individual session with the photographer within the aforementioned times. 

    Medical Campus: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Sylvester Support Services Building, Room 110

    Coral Gables Campus: 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Faculty Exploratory, Richter Library

    RSMAS Campus: 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the SLAB 103 Seminar Room

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Digital Raffles

    Five hourly raffles will take place, each raffle is for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. Only 100 entries per raffle. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

    First raffle: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    Second raffle: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Third raffle: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Fourth raffle: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Fifth raffle: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Five winners will be drawn for a Dinner with Dean Guillermo "Willy" Prado. Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Location will be shared exclusively with winners. Only 100 entries per raffle and only 1 entry per person. Raffle will close today, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 19, 2019. 

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  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Research Spotlights

    Postdoctoral research will be highlighted throughout the day in spotlight articles posted on

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 | Donuts with Duerk & Happy Hour Social

    Join us from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and casual conversation with University Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk at the Medical Campus in the CTSI Training Center, CRB 710. 


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    Close Postdoc Appreciation Week with a Happy Hour Social Event at La Estancia Argentina from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy a 2 for 1 drink special during happy hour, plus a 15% discount on food and drinks.


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