Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week (NPAW) annually to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery in the U.S. NPAW this year is September 19 – 23, 2022 and the theme is “Finding Your Balance” with a focus on postdoc mental health, wellbeing and work/life balance. 2022 NPAW will start with a virtual networking event “Kickoff Event” on Monday, Sept. 19th (1 – 2:30 p.m., ET) and end with a virtual “Final Social & Networking Event” on Friday, Sept. 23rd (1 – 2:30 p.m., ET).
Here at UT Health San Antonio, we currently have over 150 postdoctoral research fellows from 29 countries who we celebrate all year round and especially during NPAW. The collective contributions of these exceptional early-career scientists fuel the incredible, innovation and ground-breaking biomedical research and discovery that our institution is renowned for. We encourage everyone to take a moment to “Thank a Postdoc!” and convey your sincere appreciation for their commitment and dedication to what they do day-in, day-out, especially given the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two and half years!