It is with great pleasure that I announce our Spring ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of several MSU Postdocs for their excellence in research (PERA) and in teaching and/or mentoring (PETMA). These awards are administered and sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with the Office of Research and Innovation, and applications are peer-reviewed by postdocs at MSU. These awards and acknowledgements are a small token of appreciation for the contributions made by the postdoctoral community. While the terms of their appointments are limited, their impressions on the University and community are long-lasting, and these two areas—research and teaching/mentoring—are some of the most impactful.
On behalf of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the postdoctoral community, I welcome you to join us and attend the celebration via Zoom next week, Wednesday, May 5, starting at 11:00 am ET (register here to receive the Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NWXnVYITTaO5aQgl8i9zQA)
Introducing this year’s awardees:
For the 2021 Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award (read their bios by following this link:https://postdocs.msu.edu/resources-2/awards/pera-recipients/#toggle-id-1)
Dr. Neda Nourshamsi, postdoc in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Nanzer
Dr. Eric Petersen, postdoc in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Assaf Gilad.
For the 2021 Postdoctoral Excellence in Teaching and/or Mentoring Award (read their bios by following this link: https://postdocs.msu.edu/resources-2/awards/petma-recipients/#toggle-id-1)
Dr. Sophie Picq, postdoc in the Department of Integrative Biology, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gallant.
Dr. Christina Reppucci, postdoc in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, under the supervision of Dr. Alexa Veenema.
Following the ceremony, which will include short talks by the PERA recipients, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Postdoctoral Association and ways to serve on the Steering Committee for the 2020-2021 academic year. I look forward to welcoming you all, and I hope you are able to share this information in your circles.