Career and Professional Development Committee
The Career and Professional Development (CAP) committee provides opportunities for the post-doctoral community at both the Evanston and Chicago campuses with information and programs to enhance professional development for their future career.
- Enhance the professional interactions among postdoctoral fellows by providing networking opportunities for the Northwestern Post-Doctoral community with individuals in both academic and non-academic fields.
- Design and implement activities for the post-doctoral community to:
- aide them in transitioning from a post-doctoral position to careers in both academic and non-academic fields
- develop and enhance leadership skills
- Evaluate, organize, and distribute information and resources available to Northwestern Post-Doctoral Fellows including Career development information and career advice.
2018 Activities highlighting these goals:
- Annual Symposium
- Networking Lunches
- Women in STEM and academia initiative
NUPF Career and Professional Development Committee Chair
CAP Committee Members:
Thomas Stoeger – Thomas enjoys the unknown. His attention has wandered from chemistry to fly breeding to computers to the science of science. He believes that NUPF is a great organization for promoting scientific exchange across disciplines and institutional borders.
Sandra Hackelberg – I am a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Daniela M Menichella in the Neurology Department. In my project, I seek to understand the molecular mechanisms of painful diabetic neuropathy. I received my PhD from the Phillips University of Marburg, Germany. I moved to the US for my first postdoc at the University of Michigan. At U of M I participated in meetings of the postdoctoral association, and knew I wanted to take a more active role in the postdoc community at Northwestern. I joined the CAP committee in fall 2016.
Luca Lonini – Born biomedical engineer (MSc) and mutating into a data scientist, I received my PhD in Computer Science and I am currently a Postdoc at NU and RIC working on wearables and smartphones data to quantify patient outcomes. I recently joined CAP with the goal of contributing to the organization and dissemination of professional development events, in particular within the area of Data Science and Bioengineering.
- Lisanne Jenkins
- Serena Tommasini Ghelfi
- Claire Gerber
- Sarah Ben Maarmar
- Dean Procter