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<p class="MsoNormal">Hello Fellow Postdocs,</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Here is your chance to find out what the YPA has been up to! You can find the minutes from our last YPA steering committee meeting below.&nbsp;We also will have two open positions as Networking Subcommittee coordinators starting in March. If
 you are interested, please let us know. Preference will be given to those who have been involved in the YPA for the longest period of time. If you have suggestions or comments about any items and you couldn’t attend our meeting, feel free to email
<a href="mailto:ypa@yale.edu"><span style="color:#0C2294">ypa@yale.edu</span></a>. We really appreciate your feedback.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">We also have a few exciting events coming up that we would like to tell you about below!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">YPA Trip to Yale Hockey Games<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:#464646">The YPA will be organizing a block of tickets to see the Yale Ice Hockey team play!</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%">Saturday, January 28th @ 7p against Brown University</span></b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:#464646">Tickets are $11 each.</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:#464646">If you are interested in joining us, fill out this form:&nbsp;<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_BE7qQVVrLimqzTxj1&d=CwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=qXCOIx8MbjsEPwmflF9tXEb0_YLYB2vNiuBEdscB2AU&s=B0NYysyQlGWaO_bhdVbBeRqoiE4mdNR4edQpUJ7Qo_w&e="><span style="color:#0D387F">https://goo.gl/forms/BE7qQVVrLimqzTxj1</span></a>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:#464646">You can pay for your ticket using the&nbsp;Venmo&nbsp;app here:&nbsp;<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_YaleHockeyTickets&d=CwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=qXCOIx8MbjsEPwmflF9tXEb0_YLYB2vNiuBEdscB2AU&s=N2ZRDttpyhy_K394fyfbyNwyP_uxCoBN2XzXIFhjQdo&e="><span style="color:#0D387F">http://tinyurl.com/YaleHockeyTickets</span></a></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#464646">If you have any questions please contact Judit Jimenez Sainz (</span><u><span style="color:#0D387F"><a href="mailto:judit.jimenezsainz@yale.edu)">judit.jimenezsainz@yale.edu)</a><o:p></o:p></span></u></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">YPA Open House and Social at the McDougal Center<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:black">The YPA is holding its second annual Open House and Social at the McDougal Center in the Hall of Graduate Studies.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%">Friday January 27<sup>th</sup> from 6-730pm
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%">at The McDougal Student Center, Hall of Graduate Studies – 320 York Street New Haven,
 CT 06511<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:black">There will be
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</span><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:black">free drinks</span></b><span style="color:black"> (</span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">including delicious margaritas!!!</span><span style="color:black">), and you will have a chance to talk to
 your fellow postdocs and some on-campus resources in a relaxed atmosphere. Family and Friends are welcome!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">RSVP Here:&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#585858"><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_P8Fsk1gpxF1CGRa63&d=CwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=5R5BGkXzXHnxl6-VuhzG3pDF_rL772u8-orcDARhHoE&s=C7mfImI4SULTxm4fW26VDhXR9qTJlb-bw_Xw2q1cDHo&e="><span style="color:#0C4C92;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none">https://goo.gl/forms/P8Fsk1gpxF1CGRa63</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">Map to the Location:&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#585858"><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bit.ly_2jMQwqc&d=CwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=5R5BGkXzXHnxl6-VuhzG3pDF_rL772u8-orcDARhHoE&s=pz7CIa3aaWQTbn-YmYACt0q0DzIDrIHkGQVTcIiR1hI&e="><span style="color:#0C4C92;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none">http://bit.ly/2jMQwqc</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:red">YPA Trip to the Yale School of Music<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="color:black">Yale has the only School of Music in the Ivy Leagues, and that means that there are a ton of really great musicians that we can enjoy for free (or very cheap) right here on campus. We
 will be trying to organize a trip to take advantage of this awesome opportunity at least once a month starting with this month. If you want to join us, we will be meeting outside of Sterling Memorial Library on Old Campus 20 minutes prior to the concerts and
 will try to sit together.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Calibri;color:black;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">We hope you can join us for one or all of these events. Let us know if you have any questions:</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Calibri;color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#2F5597;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">
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Tuesday, January 10, 2016 | 6 pm | Medical Library L101A<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Mahdis Shayan&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kristen Murfin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Katherine Hastings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jianyu Wu<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Sandra Martinez-Morilla&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Judit Jimenez Sainz&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Andrew Hastings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dragomir Milovanovic<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Jenny Feng&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jenny Cheng&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Esra Karaca&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alexandre Jourdon<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Courtney Frederick&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christoph Zimmer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grace Lyall&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alexandra Ralevski<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Syed Usman Bin Mahmood&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul Gravel&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Burak Dura&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nicholas Rattray
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Zahra Rattray&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Severin Uebbing<o:p></o:p></p>
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<h2 style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-add-space:auto">Organization<o:p></o:p></h2>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>The YPA will be updating our mission statement and bylaws to reflect the new organizational structure and to align ourselves more closely with the mission of Yale University.
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</span></span></span><![endif]>A meeting is being organized for January to work on this and to update our website. We will be making efforts to make the website more user-friendly and working to develop a ‘Resources’ page that incorporates information from
 the Postdoc Orientation 201 and other resources.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>A vote will be held at our next meeting on the new bylaws and the incorporation of an Advocacy subcommittee<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>The use of the YPA’s Google account to generate forms for events was discussed<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> Two networking subcommittee chair positions will be open for vote at our next meeting.&nbsp; Please notify the YPA if you have interest in these positions (ypa@yale.edu)<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>All members of the YPA subcommittees should send their updated bios (no more than 120 words) and a picture to
<b>Daniel (jianyu.wu@yale.edu)</b> to incorporate into the website.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>YPA website had 359 visits from 277 unique users in December (639 visits from 401 unique users in November)<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Postdoc Career Café</b> – will be held again in February and April of 2017. The subcommittee has proposed the following topics: 1. Grants for international postdocs and 2. How to start to find jobs in Biotech. They are beginning
 to reach out to individuals for these two events.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Orientation 201: An Introduction to Resources Available to Postdocs at Yale</b>. Will be held again in March 2017. 80% of individuals who responded to our survey were either satisfied or very satisfied with the first Orientation
 201. We discussed whether we should decrease the amount of time given to some of the speakers or have the cores just have tables to try to streamline this event. More discussion will occur in our January meeting.
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</span></span></span><![endif]>The <b>YPA Open House and Social at the McDougal Center</b> will be held on January 27<sup>th</sup> from 6-7:30p. We will collaborate with the McDougal Center to provide food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). We will also
 have tables set up so people can get more information about various organizations on campus. We need at least 6-8 people to volunteer to help us set-up, clean-up, check people in, monitor food, and serve drinks.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Yale Ice Hockey Games (</b>Saturday, January 28 | 7:00 pm Yale vs Brown University/ Saturday, February 18 | 7:00 pm Yale vs Dartmouth University). YPA will be organizing blocks of tickets to see the Yale Men’s Hockey team play.
 Tickets are $11 each.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span lang="EN">Uncovering Yale’s treasures with YPA and&nbsp;AYA
</span></b><span lang="EN">will be February 24 at 4-5pm.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Sandra has spoken to the Yale Children’s Hospital Toy Closet and has connections for postdocs interested in organizing and distributing toys to children in the Yale hospital.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Esra</b> proposed advertising concerts at the <b>
Yale School of Music</b> to postdocs. We will try to highlight one event per month and encourage postdocs to attend as a group. The first event will be the
<b>Faculty Artist Series on January 29<sup>th</sup></b>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Last Saturday at the Museum</b> will be January 28 at 12:30pm.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Proposed upcoming events: Winter comfort food/hot chocolate party, Skiing/Ice Tubing trip in collaboration with the Office of International Students and Scholars, board game night, and a Winery trip.<o:p></o:p></p>
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