Rush Postdoctoral Society

 


The Rush Postdoctoral Society is where you’ll share your successes and ideas with your postdoc peers at Rush University. By also becoming a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, you’ll have access to additional resources through the association’s website.
Mission

The RUSH Post-Doctoral Society (RPDS) was established to support and enrich RUSH’s mission and facilitate postdoctoral scholars progression towards independent careers. The RPDS aims to support post-doctoral fellows by enriching their professional development opportunities while simultaneously ensuring thoughtful dialogue regarding career advancement. RPDS will represent the interests of postdoctoral scholars, advocate on their behalf, and foster connections among postdoctoral scholars to create a diverse and inclusive institutional and national community network. Further, the RPDS supports post-doctoral fellows in their transition to successful careers in academia, industry, government, and other employment sectors.

Vision

The RUSH Post-Doctoral Society (RPDS) strives to prepare postdocs to be thought leaders in their chosen field, whether that be research, teaching, advocacy, or health sciences

Who are postdocs?

According to the National Postdoctoral Association, a postdoc is “an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.”

Advisers:

Giselle Sandi, PhD - Director, Mentoring Programs

Rick Sumner, PhD - The Mary Lou Bell McGrew Presidential Professor for Medical Research and Chairperson, Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine, Rush Medical College

Committee Board Members:

Puja Agarwal, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Gary DSouza, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College

Kajal Gupta, PhD - Instructor, Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity, Rush Medical College

Jonathan A. Gustafson, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

Thomas Holland, MD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Rachel Miller, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Meghan Moran, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine, Rush Medical College

Simona Radice, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

Ryan Ross, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine, Rush Medical College

For more information, please feel free to contact us at mentoringprograms@rush.edu.