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About PDRD


Postdoc Research​​ Day is a day for postdocs, by postdocs. 

While everyone is encourage to participate in the day's events, PDRD is designed to showcase the research accomplishments of postdocs, highlight postdoc involvement around campus, and promote professional development through panel discussions and networking opportunities. 

The theme of PDRD this year is "Mosaic: Representing All Elements" and we want to emphasize how diversity, inclusion, and equity can make science better for everyone. One of the main goals is to answer the question "Why should I care about diversity?" It's very easy to fall into a lab bubble and get a bit of tunnel vision. So throughout PDRD, we have incorporated many different elements into the program to shine a light on why diversity matters in science and how it can influence STEM as a whole. 

For more information about the day's events, please visit the navigation bar on the left. Along with oral and poster presentations, the day also offers a featured presentation by CU Anschutz postdoc Dr. Francis Smith, an activities fair, a keynote address from Dr. Monica Feliu-Mojer, and a career panel discussion covering six different career tracks.

This year is the NINTH annual PDRD. Throughout the years, the event has grown to include research presentations from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder campus, and National Jewish Health. This year, over 80 postdocs will be presenting oral or poster presentations and 14 awards will be handed out at the end of the day! 

PDRD is generously supported by the CU Denver and Anschutz Graduate School, Office of the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and National Jewish Health. Contributions and sponsorship from numerous biotech and life science companies have helped propel PDRD to a day not to be missed! 


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