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Empathy Project

by on September 22, 2021 9:39 pm
TL; DR– Please consider signing up for the empathy project and sharing your experiences before and/or at Stanford! If you’d like to learn more, check out the Daily article written about the project. If you’d like to listen to past interviews, visit The Empathy Project tab on the ASSU website. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our Interviewee Form. If you have any… Continue reading »

Nominate Now: Postdoc Jedi Champion Awards

by on August 10, 2021 7:12 am
The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs is launching the first Stanford Postdoc JEDI Champion Awards! Details and nomination form here. Deadline is August 16 at midnight! These are the first dedicated #StanfordPostdoc awards on campus! Please consider nominating your colleagues (only 200 words) and co-opting other nominators. Championing and recognizing each other is a wonderful part of inclusion work. It helps amplify impact and re-fuel the… Continue reading »

Much Deserved Recognitions for Postdoctoral Scholars

by on June 29, 2021 7:14 am
Hello postdocs, We have some great news to share!! Stanford Medicine’s Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis Certificate Program (CCC&AOP) co-founded by Deb Karhson (former SBPA Co-President) and Jesse Isaacman (former SURPAS Co-Chair), and carried on by Eamon Byrne (current postdoc, former SURPAS CEL) have each received a 2021 President’s Award for Excellence Through Diversity. Stanford established the awards in 2009 to honor individuals and programs that… Continue reading »

June SURPAS Mailer

by on June 3, 2021 7:09 am
Ahoy there, fellow Postdoc! Summer is here and we can finally work on tanning the lower half of our face again thanks to the relaxing COVID guidelines (well off campus that is). In personal news, this shall be the last Mailer I personally send out (so soon after it started, I know), as I am moving on from Stanford. But don’t worry, dear reader, for the mailer… Continue reading »

Feature: International Postdoctoral Researcher

by on May 28, 2021 4:44 pm
To raise awareness about our postdoc community, we feature postdocs at Stanford critically contributing to the ongoing research. Meet Dr. Renu Verma, Ph.D. – Postdoc at the Division of Infection Disease & Geographic Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>  

Take the IDEAL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

by on May 13, 2021 7:16 am
Dear Postdocs, TL;DR – Please complete the IDEAL Survey sent by Provost Drell. High participation from postdocs is really important to ensure our needs are well-represented. We recognize you may have already completed other DEI Survey. The IDEAL survey  will likely be the only one considered by the University administration. Please fill this one! We would like to encourage each of you to respond to the… Continue reading »

Vaccine Equity Petition

by on May 10, 2021 7:18 am
Hi all, As more and more of us get vaccinated and we feel the nearing of the end of this dark isolation, we have to recognise that this is not the situation in many parts of the world. While there are many reasons for this state of affairs, the monopolies created by intellectual property rights play an undeniable role in bringing this about. Countries from… Continue reading »

May SURPAS Mailer

by on May 6, 2021 7:19 am
Greetings and Salutations! Is it getting hot in here, or is it just global warming? Joking aside (climate change isn’t a joke), it is starting to feel a lot like spring and hopefully everyone has time to get out and enjoy the weather! As an extra bonus to the nice weather, CDC has loosened when fully vaccinated adults need to wear mask, so make sure you go… Continue reading »

Meet Our New Web & Social Media Chair

by on April 29, 2021 9:30 pm
Today we’re introducing our new Web & Social Media Chair, Dr. Vimala Bharadwaj #StanfordPostdocs! Check out her mini-bio!

Response to Chauvin Verdict

by on April 25, 2021 9:32 pm
Dear Postdocs, Last week, the jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last year. To echo Stanford leadership, “seeing accountability for the killing of George Floyd may provide a sense of justice, but it surely does not erase this burden”. Nevertheless, we remain optimistic that this decision may represent an inflection… Continue reading »