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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association website

JHPDA Mission

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) supports and enhances the postdoctoral experience at Johns Hopkins University on the East Baltimore and Bayview campuses. We seek to improve the daily life of postdoctoral fellows through building a sense of community in the academic and social realms. We also seek to address long-term issues related to career development, training, and policy. We advocate for fellows by bringing their interests and concerns to the attention of the administration in order to initiate constructive and mutually beneficial changes. The JHPDA was formed in 1992 and has been officially recognized by the University since 1994 making us one of the oldest postdoctoral associations in the country.

JHPDA Membership

Membership currently includes all postdoctoral fellows in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM), Bloomberg School of Public Health (SPH) and School of Nursing (SON). The JHPDA is run by an elected Executive Board and Committee Chairs, all of whom are volunteers.


JHPDA Committees

The JHPDA currently has 9 committees that focus on different aspects of postdoctoral development and life. All committees are always open to and welcome new  members.


Join a committee! Make new friends, expand your network, explore career options, lean transferrable leadership skills, and simply improve your postdoctoral experience at Johns Hopkins


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