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The goals of the University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus Postdoctoral Association (PDA) are to address the needs and concerns of postdoctoral fellows within the institution by promoting postdoctoral advocacy, career development and wellness. The PDA is a local chapter of the National Postdoc Association​.​​​

 PDA Mission and Charter

The CU Anschutz Postdoctoral Association (PDA) has an official charter to define:
  • The purpose of the organization
  • Membership within the PDA
  • Positions on the executive council and elections thereof
  • PDA committees
  • The Departmental Representative Program
  • Faculty/staff advising
  • PDA meetings
  • Voting
  • Collaborations with other organizations
Any proposed changes to this charter must be formally discussed and voted on by the members of the PDA. 

The current PDA charter was amended and ratified in May 2019. Find links below for all versions of the charter.

Original PDA charter, ratified in September of 2009​  ​​1

 Executive Council

The PDA is managed by postdocs. For more information on current and past council members, visit the Executive Council page.​​

Want to become a part of the Executive Council? 
The PDA holds annual elections for its executive council members in June. The president is nominated by the PDA, but all other positions are self nominated. Nominations are due by the end of May prior to the election and are open to all; nominees are required to submit a campaign statement. The election is held in person and/or online and voting is open to all PDA members.
Many committees are open to new members year-round and we encourage you to contact us if you would like to be involved. For more information, contact the PDA at

 Minutes from PDA Meetings

The PDA executive council meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, initiatives, and postdoctoral concerns. As is required in the PDA Charter​, the minutes from these meetings are made available to all members of the community.

You can find links to meeting minutes for each month below.

January​ - February - March​ - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January - February - Ma​rch - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December​

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October​ - November​ - December



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