Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs oversees the training environment for UCLA postdoctoral trainees in the biomedical and life sciences and is a natural administrative home for the IRACDA Program. Our Program Coordinator, Dr. Lynn Talton serves as the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and has a leadership role in overseeing postdoctoral training on the campus and within the School of Medicine. Under her leadership, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs oversees centralized training for postdoctoral scholars in the biosciences, including training in professional development, responsible conduct of research, grant writing, mentorship, and personal wellness and resiliency. The Office also coordinates F32 Workgroups for each funding cycle, the Biomedical Postdoc Educational Leadership Program, the DGSOM Scientific Communication Program and is Co-Advisor and Co-Sponsor of the Postdoctoral Association at UCLA. The Office is the central hub of communications with bioscience postdoctoral trainees, including targeted email lists, social media and programming. The Office also organizes centralized recruiting efforts, especially for prospective postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented backgrounds. By being administratively located in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the IRACDA Program has direct access to support in providing professional development and RCR training to our fellows, grant writing support, marketing and recruitment support, and elevates the IRACDA Program to a place of prominence as one of our signature UCLA training programs.