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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Greetings Fellow Postodcs!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">We held our monthly meeting last week, and wanted to send you the minutes so you could learn more about what the YPA is doing (see below). We also have a happy hour coming up on Friday from 6-8p at Anna Liffey’s
 on Whitney Ave. There will be drink specials and we will buy a few appetizers to share with everyone. We are also planning a picnic/cookout and a winery tour in June, so be on the lookout for more information on these two events coming soon!
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">As always, let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns at
<a href="mailto:ypa@yale.edu">ypa@yale.edu</a> and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Thanks,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Drew and Katherine, YPA Co-Chairs<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/">ypa.yale.edu
<o:p></o:p></a></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Century Gothic&quot;;color:#ED7D31;letter-spacing:.75pt;mso-fareast-language:JA">Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 6 pm | Medical Library L101A<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">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; 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; Katherine Hastings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mancy Tong&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Judit Jimenez Sainz&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; 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; Alexandre Jourdon<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Courtney Frederick&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; Dragomir Milovanovic&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saman Doroodgar<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Presented on remaining budget. ~$1000 remaining in budget until July. Discussed May/June potential events.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Andrew and Katherine</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"> met with Kim Goff-Crews
 to present NPA meeting report and YPA year-end summary. Very supportive. Interested in co-sponsoring events next year.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Summarized recent executive board meeting. In this meeting, we talked about modes of communication, roles of subcommittee coordinators, YPA
 financials and reimbursement process, and vision for next academic year.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Postdoc Buddy program presented by
<b>Christoph</b>. Pairs new incoming postdocs with more established postdocs to help make the transition easier. Low and flexible time-commitment. Meeting afterward to discuss logistics. Working with
<b>Grace</b> and the OPA to develop further. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">New Openings for Executive Board Positions:
</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Co-chair, Professional Development Subcommittee Coordinator (2), and Communications Officers. Nominations are open this month. Appointments made in June meeting
 for positions starting July 1<sup>st</sup>. More information on roles can be found here:
<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/YPA-mission-statement-and-bylaws-2017edit">http://ypa.yale.edu/YPA-mission-statement-and-bylaws-2017edit</a>. E-mail co-chairs if interested.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Dragomir</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"> is in communication with the
 Rivendell Institute. Some postdocs attended their recent Faculty Roundtable discussion on the ethical questions behind genome engineering. They expressed willingness to partner with us for a similar discussion session for postdocs.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">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></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">YPA website had 805 visits from 559 unique users in April (591 visits from 412 unique users in February)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Jenny F and Courtney</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"> presented on our
 meeting with the Title IX office on bystander intervention training. They will hold a training session with our executive board sometime soon, and continue to develop their program for the broader postdoc community.
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 data collected so far. Has limited data on the medical school postdocs and is working on drafting a survey to gather more information.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Discussed a<b> ‘postdoc town-hall’
</b>with the Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Medical School<b> </b>
to give an opportunity to hear from the postdoc community about concerns and issues they might have. Potential date in July.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Postdoc Career Café</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">: Demystifying the
 Grant Review Process was very successful. 42 participants and very positive feedback from surveys.
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</span></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">from 6-8p on May 19th.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Last Saturday at the Museum at the British Art Gallery
</span></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">on May 27<sup>th</sup>.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">First two
<b>Yale School of Music</b> events were very successful:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">April 5<sup>th</sup> – Horowitz Piano Series with Melvin Chen.
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">April 21<sup>st</sup> – Philharmonia Orchestra (Graduate Student Orchestra).
<b>22 Postdocs</b> bought tickets.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">PEZ Factory Visit</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"> was very fun. Unfortunately,
 only 20 out of the 40 people who signed up ended up showing up for the bus. Discussed need to require payment of ticket for event in advance since renting a bus is a large expense.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA">Winery trip to Gouveia Vineyards</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;;mso-fareast-language:JA"> on June
 17<sup>th</sup> or 24<sup>th</sup>. YPA will team up with the OCS to pay for a bus. Cost of tickets should be ~$12 and include flight of 5 wines and a cellar and vineyard tour.
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