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 Postdoctoral Society (RPS) was established to support and enrich Rush’s mission and facilitate postdoctoral scholars progression towards independent careers. The RPS aims to support postdoctoral fellows by enriching their professional development opportunities while simultaneously ensuring thoughtful dialogue regarding career advancement. RPS 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 RPS supports postdoctoral fellows in their transition to successful careers in academia, industry, government, and other employment sectors.

Vision

The Rush Postdoctoral Society (RPS) strives to prepare postdocs to be thought leaders in their chosen field, whether that be research, teaching, advocacy, or health sciences

What Is a Postdoc?

According to the NPA, 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.

Faculty Advisors:

Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD - Director,  Office of Mentoring Programs

Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD - The George W. Stuppy, MD, Chair of Arthritis, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Rheumatology), Rush Medical College

Postdoctoral Committee Members:

Puja Agarwal, PhD - Assistant Professor, 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 Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Jonathan Gustafson, PhD - Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

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

Amandine Impergre, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

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

Pranav Mishra, MBBS - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

Eduardo Molina-Jijon, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Meghan Moran, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Rush Medical College

Ankur Naqib, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Rush Medical College

Ryan Ross, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Rush Medical College

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