Rush Postdoctoral Society

The Rush Postdoctoral Society, founded in 2013, 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.

Postdocs who completes the program will recieve a certificate. To be eligible, postdocs must attend a minimum of six Professional Development Training Courses through the Office of Rush Mentoring Programs in accordance with the National Postdoctoral Association Core Competencies during their tenure at Rush. The office will check the attendance database to confirm participation.

If you have completed the program and would like to recieve a certificate, please complete the Postdoctoral Certificate Form



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.”


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:

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

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

Brittney Lange-Maia, PhD - Instructor,  Department of Preventive 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

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

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