Council Members

Here is a list of the current and past members of the Postdoc association council.

Council Members

Here is the HSPH PDA council for 2013-2014.  

Council Position Name
President Usheer Kanjee
Vice-President Benedicte Mengel
Secretary Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala
Treasurer Morteza Asgarzadeh
Webmaster Amit Joshi
Educational Initiatives Chair Cherie Ramirez
Social Co-Chairs Casimiro Gerarduzzi
Ahmed Alkhateeb
Workshops Chair Guy Harling
Grant and Research Strategy Chair Alex Carll
Co-Editors Lauren Murphy
Adela Hruby
General Council Mehmet Furkan Burak
Marcia Otto
Roman Pabayo
Amy Lampard

Council for 2012-2013

Council Position Name
President Alberto Caban-Martinez
Vice-President Mehmet Furkan Burak
Secretary Usheer Kanjee
Treasurer Benedicte Mengel
Webmaster Joel Mathews
Educational Initiatives Chair Cherie Ramirez
Social Co-Chairs Roman Pabayo
Amy Lampard
Workshops Chair Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala
Pulicity Chair Morteza Asgarzadeh
Postdoc Post Editor-in-chief Lauren Murphy
Marcia Otto
General Council Leah Cahill
Myriam Afeiche

Council for 2011-2012

Silje Reme, Leah Cahill, Furkan Burak, Lawrence De Koning, Feyza Engin, Marie Zbinden, Myriam Afeiche, Alberto Caban-Martinez, Joel Mathews

President

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Webmaster

Social Events Chair

Workshop Chair

Publicity Chair

General Council members

Lawrence de Koning

Marie Zbinden

Anne Lusk

Council for 2010

Current Council Members

President

Johan Öckinger

Vice President

Feyza Engin

Treasurer

Leah Cahill

Secretary

Djøra Soeteman

Publicity Chair

Feyza Engin

Social Events Chair

Lawrence de Koning

Workshop Chair

Marie Zbinden

Editor-in-Chief

Silje Reme

Webmaster

Elizabeth Newnham

Council Members

David Kasahara
Anne Lusk

Suggestions for next year

•I think that last year was a great success and I am looking forward for the next year.
•more events in and out of the school
•More social events
•Social events, and events that family members can join in on. Organizing seminars and helpful workshops aimed at career development.
•Life after postdoc – what are the opportunities? Maybe invite former HSPH postdocs now working in different areas to give short talks. What they wish they had done differently as postdocs, lesson learned, career possibilities etc.
•I think the PDA is awesome! Focus: social events, workshops and networking with possible employers (academe and industry), discounts
•Education. More social events and career planning seminars.
•I have been here for just 3 months, i do not understand very well how things work. But in my opinion, it’s a very good initiative to have a postdoctoral organization which can defend the postdoc problems and help in their enterprise research. Organizing meetings, workshops and other job opportunities would not so bad us.
•We love you:) more travel award!
•Health insurance for those who do not have it.
•Thank you for all of your hard work to improve & enrich our postdoc experience! Great job! Please consider any/all of these areas to focus on next year: 1) Improved benefits for post-docs, esp. retirement benefits 2) More affordable health insurance coverage for our international post-doc colleagues 3) Career advancement workshops on boosting productivity, publishing, grant-writing, job search (panels of a mix of junior and senior faculty are useful) 4) Increased institutional support and resources for grant-writing & applying for grants, esp. career development awards 5) Assessing postdoc needs routinely with a survey & disseminating results 6) Fun social activities & outings (bbq earlier this year was great!) Thanks for seeking our feedback!
•more travel grants; more social activities

If you have other suggestions please let us know!