UCSF Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 19, 2016 - 8:00am to September 23, 2016 - 5:00pm

The National Postdoctoral Association and university campuses and research institutions around the country will celebrate the seventh annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) September 19 through 23, 2016. Postdoc Appreciation Week was established with the goal of increasing awareness of postdocs and their important role in research. During this period, institutions are encouraged to plan activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development. In 2015, 122 institutions in the United States and Canada participated by organizing events in appreciation of postdocs.

To recognize the contributions of the over 1,100 postdoctoral scholars at UCSF, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and our partners have planned the activities listed below. We hope that faculty, graduate students, and others who work closely with postdocs across UCSF will join us in celebrating postdocs this week. Take a postdoc to lunch or coffee, or just say thanks for all the work they do! 

Social Media Campaign
Share your appreciation for postdocs on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) by using the hashtags #UCSFPostdocsRock and #NPAW2016.

NPAW SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE FOR UCSF POSTDOCS.  Check back as more details are added!

All events are FREE.  Remember to bring your UCSF ID card!

All Week Long (and beyond):

Thursday, September 8

  • Graduate Division Fall Celebration - Mission Bay, Koret Quad, 4 - 6 p.m. Get in the mood for NPAW...join us for our annual BBQ and stop by the Postdoc Office table to say hi!


Monday, September 19

Two talks by Joanne Kamens, Executive Director, Addgene, a non-profit plasmid repository:

UCSF and Gladstone postdocs are welcome to attend both workshops.


Tuesday, September 20


Wednesday, September 21


Thursday, September 22


Friday, September 23


Saturday, October 1

  • Postdoc parents! Bring your kids and join other postdoc parents and kids for an informal playdate at 10:30 a.m. at the Mission Bay Kids' Park. We can chat about the fun and challenges of being a postdoc parent. Please bring your own beverages and snacks. Organized by MaD (Mommy and Daddy) Scientists.