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 2nd 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 2014 we celebrated NPAW with an open house event (featuring resources, freebies, a prize drawing and a birthday cake to celebrate the Postdoc Society's fifth 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.

2014 Winners:

  • Stacey Kolar, PhD - "The Role of Bacterial Hyaluronidase in Immune Evasion"
  • Gretchen Miller, PhD - "Evidence for a Dying Forward Process of ALS in the SODI G93A Rat"

Each won a $3,000 prize after presenting their work at the award session this year. The other finalists were Josiane Broussard, PhD, and Yi-Tsung Lu, MD.

Cedars-Sinai Research Day

Research Day is an annual institution-wide event profiling the basic science, clinical and translational research conducted at Cedars-Sinai. Research Day 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 Mark Davis, PhD (Stanford, 2010); Richard Lifton, MD, PhD (Yale, 2011); Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore, PhD (Caltech, 2012); Joan Brugge, PhD (Harvard, 2013); and Jonathan Weissman, PhD (UCSF, 2014).

Research Day 2015 will be on Friday, February 6, 2015 and will feature James Spudich, PhD (Stanford).