Postdoctoral accomplishments celebrated at 12th annual Data and Dine

Postdoctoral scholars and fellows and faculty celebrated the 12th annual Data and Dine on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the University Fitness Center on the Penn State Hershey campus. The event is a combined poster session and social occasion that highlights the research accomplishments of postdoctoral trainees and provides an opportunity for interactions among postdocs and faculty.

This year’s guest speaker, Glenn F. Rall, professor and the co-program leader of the Immune Cell Development and Host Defense Program at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, delivered a personal and fun-filled keynote with informative suggestions to post-docs interested in pursuing careers in academia or industry. His talk was well received and a number of post-docs enjoyed personal interactions with the speaker.

The 2013-14 Outstanding Postdoctoral Award was presented to Jun Han from the laboratory of Dr. John Wills, microbiology and immunology, and the Best Poster Presentation Award was presented to Eun-Young Lee, neurology from the laboratory of Dr. Xuemei Huang, neurology.

The 2013-14 Faculty Mentorship Award was presented to Jianxun (Jim) Song, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. In nominating Song, his trainee stated that he is very caring and supportive of his trainees, and is also a very dedicated lecturer and mentor.

Data and Dine is hosted by the Penn State Hershey Postdoctoral Society and sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Faculty and Professional Development. This year, Data and Dine Steering Committee members were Khai Chung Ang, pathology, Sangita Chakroborty, pathology, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, psychiatry, Abid Kazi, Cancer Institute, Jocelyn Myers, microbiology and immunology, and Georgios Noutsios, pediatrics.

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Last Updated March 13, 2014