Postdoctoral Council for Diversity

Postdoctoral 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.

Goals of the Postdoctoral Council for Diversity

  • Build a supportive network of diverse professionals in the sciences at Emory and beyond
  • Strengthen our professional development
  • Interact with and positively influence the next generation of scientists

Upcoming Events

Postdoctoral Council for Diversity – Lunch and Learn

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dwight A. McBride will engage in a dynamic dialogue with Emory postdoctoral fellows.

Because our time is limited with Provost McBride, we will be collecting questions prior to the upcoming lunch.  Please send all questions to ope@emory.edu, as all questions will be pre-screened.

Contact: Derrick Morton (Djmorto@emory.edu)

DATE:                 Thursday, May 2, 2019 (please arrive by 11:50 am for lunch)
TIME:                 12:00 – 1:00 pm
LOCATION:       School of Medicine Building (SOM), 100 Woodruff Circle, room 170A

Please REGISTER today so we can get an accurate head count for lunch!
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Past Events

Postdoctoral Council for Diversity – Lunch and Learn

The Postdoctoral Council for Diversity is hosting Dr. Jen Heemstra at their Lunch and Learn series on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from noon to 1:00 PM in the School of Medicine Building, room 190P.  Dr. Jen Heemstra is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Emory University. In addition to overseeing strong research programs in both chemistry and science education, Dr. Heemstra is a strong advocate for improving the culture in academia. Through her twitter account (@jenheemstra) and her blog (thingsthatchangethewayithink.blogspot.com), she is challenging and inspiring students, postdocs and faculty around the world to make academia a better place. You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Heemstra!

Contact: Derrick Morton (Djmorto@emory.edu)

DATE:                Thursday, April 18, 2019
TIME:                 12:00 – 1:00 pm
LOCATION:       School of Medicine Building (SOM), 100 Woodruff Circle, room 190P

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Postdoc Diversity Council Lunch & Learn

Special guest Dr. Joann Powell, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences; Faculty Coordinator, Health Professions Advising Unit; and a Research Scientist, CCRTD, at Clark Atlanta University

You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Powell and learn about her experience in science.

DATE:            Friday, March 22, 2019
TIME:            12:00 pm – 1.00 pm
LOCATION:  School of Medicine Building, Room 190P
CONTACT:    Derrick Morton (Djmorto@emory.edu)

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Postdoc Diversity Council Lunch & Learn

Special guest Dr. Anita Corbett, Professor of Biology and Dr. John Lindo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity to dialogue with
Drs. Corbett and Lindo about their experiences in academia and how to prepare for the academic interview from “skype to chalk talk”.

DATE:            Wednesday, February 6, 2019
TIME:            12:00 pm – 1.00 pm
LOCATION:  School of Medicine Building, Room 170A
CONTACT:    Derrick Morton (Djmorto@emory.edu)

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Postdoc Diversity Council Lunch & Learn

Special guest Dr. Steven L’Hernault, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology Emory University

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

DATE:            Friday, January 11, 2019
TIME:            12:00 pm – 1.00 pm
LOCATION:  School of Medicine Building, Room 190P
CONTACT:    Derrick Morton (Djmorto@emory.edu)

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OPE HOLIDAY PARTY – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

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

Menu:

  • 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.

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 (Djmorto@emory.edu or denise.okafor@emory.edu)

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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

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MPC Chairs

Current chairs

Derrick J Morton – Biology

Want to get involved with the Diversity Council? Contact the PDA at emorypda@gmail.com!

Past Chairs

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

 

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