Art of Research Image Contest

Art of Research image contest (the “Competition”) is the first competition of its kind for postdoctoral scientists at Cedars-Sinai. The aim of the contest is to celebrate the outstanding research done by our postdoctoral fellows, while showcasing the beauty of science and research.

Gathering for Postdoctoral Science (GPS)

The monthly GPS meeting, organized by the Postdoc Society, gives Cedars-Sinai postdocs an opportunity to present their research and network with other postdocs. GPS is held on the second Monday of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Board Room. Lunch is served, and the event is open to all members of Cedars-Sinai's research community.

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW)

Every September institutions across the country, including Cedars-Sinai, celebrate the achievements and contributions of postdocs. In 2016 we celebrated NPAW with an open house event (featuring resources, freebies, a prize drawing and a birthday cake to celebrate the Postdoc Society's seventh birthday), a networking social event at a local bar, and a seminar on "Managing Technology and Commercial Partners."

Malaniak Awards for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research

The Malaniak Awards are an annual competition for Cedars-Sinai postdocs involved in basic and laboratory-based translational research studies.

2016 winners:

  • Geoffrey de Couto, PhD — "Macrophages Mediate Cardioprotective Cellular Postconditioning in Acute Myocardial Infarction"
  • Shan-Shan Zhang, PhD — "Internally Translated GJA1-20k Regulates Cx43 Trafficking Specificity, and Is a Novel Mitochondrially Targeted Cell Survival Factor"

Each won a $3,000 prize after presenting their work at the award session this year. The other finalists were Szu-Ting Chou, PhD, and Sabrina Mueller, PhD.

Cedars-Sinai Research Day

Research Day is an annual institutionwide event profiling the basic science, clinical and translational research conducted at Cedars-Sinai. Research Day, which takes place in January, consists of a plenary seminar featuring an eminent scientist, followed by a poster session to enable Cedars-Sinai postdocs, graduate students and other members of the research community to present their work. Previous Research Day speakers were immunologist Mark Davis, PhD (Stanford, 2010); Richard Lifton, MD, PhD (Yale, 2011); Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore, PhD (Caltech, 2012); Joan Brugge, PhD (Harvard, 2013); Jonathan Weissman, PhD (University of California at San Francisco, 2014); James Spudich, PhD (Stanford, 2015); and J. Craig Venter, PhD (J. Craig Venter Institute, 2016).

See an article about Research Day VII - 2016.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding Research Day 2017.