The mission of the UPPDA is to facilitate a more constructive and positive experience for postdoctoral professionals that will benefit postdoctoral professionals and the University of Pittsburgh alike.
The focus of the efforts of the UPPDA includes:
Create avenues through which the postdoctoral professionals develop a dialog with The University of Pittsburgh administration and external venues to address concerns regarding benefits, grievances, and institutional policies.
Provide centralized resources for career development, postdoctoral training opportunities, job placement resources and alternative career path information.
Promote interactions among postdoctoral professionals, as well as with former University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral professionals. Assist incoming postdoctoral professionals with logistics and by providing social contacts.
Increase institutional and external awareness of both faculty and postdoctoral professionals about relevant University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral policies and activities, and federal guidelines affecting postdoctoral professionals.
UPPDA's Executive Board consists of a President and five Committee Chairs.
Information about the current Executive Board can be found here.