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ISMMS Postdoc Executive Committee Receives NPA 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Friday, December 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Briggs
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We are proud to share that the Postdoctoral Executive Committee (PEC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the 2017 recipient of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA).


The DSA represents appreciation for an individual or entity that has demonstrated either a profound, sustained, or leadership contribution to improving the postdoctoral experience.


The PEC maintains continual leadership of driven postdocs dedicated to improving professional development, community, and advocacy for fellow postdocs at ISMMS. Comprised of over 30 postdoctoral members and led by two elected co-chairs, the PEC serves a community of over 600 postdocs annually.


To date, the PEC has worked with ISMMS leadership to establish a five-year postdoc term, form a mistreatment resource panel, implement the National Academy of Sciences’ recommended $50,000 minimum salary as institutional policy, and establish an NYC-wide coalition that comprises postdoctoral leaders from seven major NYC research institutions to collectively develop unified postdoctoral policies for the unique institutional environment in NYC. Despite the fleeting nature of the postdoc position, the PEC has created, maintained, and strengthened a powerful and effective leadership role and has made profound and sustained contributions to improving the postdoctoral experience at ISMMS, greater NYC, and beyond. 


The PEC organizes an annual symposium during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, promoting career advancement, networking, and opportunity for hundreds of postdoc attendees from NYC institutions. Using results from their annual survey, the PEC crafts and cultivates professional programming including short courses in leadership and conflict resolution, teaching and science communication, and project management.


Read the full press release here.

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