DPCD Professional Development Program Directory

The Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development provides programs across multiple ADAPT ™ stages. 

For All Trainees

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series: Workshops that provide training in a range of professional skills that are critical for professional career success

Research Series: A series of grant writing and K Award workshops designed to meet your career development needs based upon your scientific path and your career stage

SCIENCE Career Symposium: This interactive workshop is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging opportunities in today’s job market

For Doctoral Students

Doctoral Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar to highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development

For Postdoctoral Trainees

Postdoctoral Orientation to Career Development: A monthly seminar that provides an overview of postdoctoral programs and services and provides a framework to facilitate successful career planning and development

UPPDA Fall Postdoctoral Picnic: Postdocs and their friends and families are invited to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event

UPPDA Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium: A scientific poster session and networking dinner for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates and scholars to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators

UPPDA Postdoc to Postdoc Seminar Series: A forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs

For Women Trainees

Women in Medicine & Science Forum: An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science


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