This committee collects and analyzes information on employment conditions and benefits of postdoctoral researchers; seeks adequate benefits for its members commensurate with the level of education and skill demonstrated by the Ph.D., including a health plan, parental leave, child-care, disability insurance and retirement plan; seeks recognition for postdoctoral fellows as members of the campus community with a distinct set of contributions and needs, and works to get a voice in BWH decisions that affect postdoctoral fellows. Members of this committee engage with other local, regional and national organizations that have missions that are relevant to the postdoctoral experience, such as the National Postdoctoral Association and Boston Postdoctoral Association, in order to involve the BWH PDA in the broader discussion on how to improve the postdoctoral experience. In addition, 2-3 members are elected to serve on the Brigham Research Institute Research Oversight Committee. The Advocacy Committee discusses policies that affect postdocs and how to bring on change to current policies within the institution.
Robert Nshimiyimana, Ph.D.
Needa Virani, Ph.D.