The mission of the postdoctoral association (PDA), housed in the HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education, is to provide a source of support and community to our postdoctoral fellows as an essential part of our scientific community.  We recognize the unique needs and contribution of our fellows and the PDA prioritizes supporting their professional growth and success.

As post doctoral trainees at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, you are a member of the HSC Postdoctoral Association. 


  • To build effective research and career management skills needed to gain professional independent and success.
  • To support faculty in the recruitment, mentoring and professional development of postdoctoral scholars in their labs. 
  • To build a postdoctoral community that provides a voice for scholars while in training. 


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