Postdoctoral Council for Diversity

Postdoc Council for Diversity (PCD) supports the diverse postdoctoral fellows during their time at Emory and throughout their career placement. The PCD is committed to heightening the need for diversity among the greater biomedical sciences at Emory University.

Upcoming Events


Door Prizes – Treats – Great Holiday Meal
Mark your calendars today!

DATE:            Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
TIME:            11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LOCATION:   SOM, 100 Woodruff Circle,  room 153A


  • Citrus Glazed Salmon with a sage butter sauce
  • Rosemary Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Traditional cornbread dressing
  • Root Potatoes
  • Carrot soufflé
  • Signature mac – n – cheese
  • Snap green beans & carrots
  • Chef’s Garden Salad / rolls
  • Dessert:  Sliced Red Velvet cake, Carrot cake, Pound cake

For the appropriate head count, please REGISTER if you plan to attend.

Past Events

Postdoc Diversity Council Lunch & Learn

Special guest Dr. Otis Smart, Principal Data Scientist in the Analytics Group of Watson Media & Weather at IBM.

You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Smart and learn from his career journey.

DATE:            Wednesday, November 7, 2018
TIME:            12:00 pm – 1.00 pm
LOCATION:  School of Medicine Building, Room 190P
CONTACT:    Derrick Morton or Denise Okafor ( or



Postdoc Diversity Council Lunch & Learn

Guest speaker: Dr. Nicole Vega Assistant Professor of Biology.  Join us for lunch as we discuss our expanded vision for diversity and inclusion for Emory postdocs, and learn how you can be a part. We welcome ALL postdocs and value input from everyone.

DATE:            Wednesday, October 19, 2018
TIME:            12:00 pm – 1.30 pm
LOCATION:  School of Medicine Building, Room 153A
Light refreshments will be provided


MPC Chairs

Current chairs

Derrick J Morton – Biology

Want to get involved with the Diversity Council? Contact the PDA at!

Past Chairs

  • Denise Okafor – Biochemistry, School of Medicine & Pam Watson – Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Amanda James – Cardiology, School of Medicine