• UPPDA awarded by Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association as Most Collaborative during NPAW

    Learn more about the award here.

  • American Frienship Program
    We are launching the American Friendship Program (AFP), that aims to pair international postdocs with US citizen postdocs to create a sense of belonging in the local community. Find more info about this initiative here.

Highlight Stories

  • UPPDA Facebook Page

    In order to facilitate increased networking and communication among postdocs at Pitt, we have created a page on Facebook. Create a free account on Facebook (if you don’t have one already), and check out our page here!

  • Postdoc Social Hours

    Please join us for upcoming social events!  Check for updates on our Networking Events over the year!

  • Career Development Opportunities

    Links to career development events are continuously being added - check out our Career Development page here for updates.

  • Postdoc Career Club

    The UPPDA Career Development Committee has created Postdoc Career Club. Check out the Career Club page for more information.

  • UPPDA awarded by Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association as Most Collaborative during NPAW

    Congratulations to UPPDA for receiving an award from Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)! 
    UPPDA has been awarded in the category "Most Collaborative Eventfor its outstanding contribution to the 2019 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), held in September the 16th to 20th. The Association board members have proudly received this award thanks to their efforts in organizing and carrying out the Postdoc Annual Retreat: this event provided opportunities to meet University leaders, learn about resources to support academic and non-academic needs, discover organizations dedicated to helping postdocs get involved on and off-campus, and meet other postdocs. Learn more here.


  • UPPDA's statement on racial injustice and solidarity with Black postdocs
    The University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA) is outraged and saddened by the pervasive anti-Black racism and social injustices toward Black individuals in our country. UPPDA stands firmly in solidarity with the Black community here at the University of Pittsburgh and nationwide. Our country’s continued history of systemic anti-Black racism has resulted in the tragic murders of countless Black individuals, including George Floyd, Antwon Rose, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, and Tony McDade. We cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of the Black community, as such inaction only allows for continued re-traumatization due to anti-Black discrimination and violence in this country. We can and must actively work to secure justice for Black people in Pittsburgh.  We must speak out and most importantly, take meaningful action to make substantive changes in policy and practice for Black postdocs, students, faculty, staff, and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Read the full statement here.
  • Recorded videoconference with Director of OIS, Delo Blough, about Visas ruling and issues

    Available online for all international postdocs: the recorded videoconference from our Zoom meeting held on 7/24/2020 with the Director of OIS, Delo Blough, during which she replied to postdocs questions about the US rulings on visas and re-entry/exit issues. 

  • Winner of the Postdoc Spotlight Contest

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the Postdoc Spotlight Contest: congratulations to Dr. Ramanujan Srinath!

    Check out the winner's video here