San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF)

It’s New, It's Virtual!
Abstracts Due Oct. 29th at 5 pm
 
December 7-11, 2020
Location: Virtual
 
 
The 8th Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) is a research and networking symposium that showcases postdoctoral research fellows (postdocs) from research institutions throughout San Antonio.
 
This year, SAPRF will use a virtual platform that offers interactive, multi-media presentations, and poster judging. All postdocs in the San Antonio area are invited to submit research abstracts and present scientific posters. 
 
The SAPRF Keynote Speaker will feature Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, Vice President and Regents Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, the Center for Diversity and International Programs, and Director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Vishwanatha is Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded, NRMNet: A National Resource for Mentorship and Networking to Enhance Diversity and was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2019.
 
SAPRF reflects successful partnerships with the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA), Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas BioMed), United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), UT Health San Antonio (UT Health SA), and University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Prior SAPRF have featured dynamic speakers, poster sessions, and competitive awards for presenters from all participating organizations. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit the Abstract Information webpage.
 

 
Meeting registration is free and everyone is encouraged to attend and learn about the scientific accomplishments of our early career scientists.
 

 
For more questions, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at UT Health San Antonio.

 

Past Guest Speakers

2019
Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development UT Southwestern Medical School
The Difficult “Job” of Postdocs: Take Charge of your Career!

2018
Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D.  
Vice President of Research, UT Health San Antonio 
Resilience and Reality: Embarking on your Career Journey” 

2017
Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.  
Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI)  
President & CEO
Tuberculosis: Ongoing  Challenges and the Road  Forward in Scientific  Approaches

2016
Randy Goldsmith, Ph.D.
CEO Rapamycin Holdings 
Commercializing Academic Research” 

2015 
Joseph R. Haywood, Ph.D. 
Immediate Past-President, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 
Professor, Michigan State University 
Looking into the Crystal Ball: Sustain Discovery in Biomedical Sciences” 

2014 
Frances A. Colón, Ph.D.
Acting Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State 
How Scientists Can Change the World” 

2013 
Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D. 
Sr. Associate Dean of Graduate Education & Diversity
Baylor College of Medicine 
Career Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists
 
 

 

 

SAPRF
Past Winners

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013