Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences Admin Newsletters

Welcome to the Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences Newsletter for Departmental Contacts! Watch your email inbox for monthly notices keeping you informed and updated on postdoctoral affairs. Past editions of the newsletter will be archived here for reference.


Volume 19 – January 2023: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Lexie Sobolewski), Center for Postdoctoral Affairs Health Sciences Email Address, NSF NIH Survey, Offers Not Accepted, Postdoc Personal Email, Postdoc Remote Policy, Creating Offer to International Postdocs via Talent Center, New Required Field in Talent Center

Volume 20 - February 2023: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Joshua Bennis), Postdoc FMLA/Paid Leave Policy, Appointments for Doctoral Students/Dissertation Policy, Processing Terminations – OACD Postdoctoral Database Portal, Selecting PI & Mentor in Database, Women in Medicine & Science Forum 2023


Volume 8 – January 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Michele Chamberlain), Creating Offer to International Postdocs via Talent Center, Talent Center Updates, Enhancements to I-9 Reporting

Volume 9 - February 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Mike Lebder), Creating Offer to International Postdocs via Talent Center, Creating Talent Center Requisitions for Posting, New Offer Letters, J1 Visa English Language Proficiency 

Volume 10 - March 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Aniko Nalevanko), Sponsored Accounts for Postdocs, Use of DocuSign for Offer Letter Signature, Office of Research, Health Sciences

Volume 11 - April 2022: Postdoc Administrator Feature Spotlight (Administrator Resources), All NEW Postdoctoral Appointments, Postdoctoral Scholars (New Appointments), Postdoc Personal Emails

Volume 12 - May 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Rob Cecchetti), New for Postdoc Administrators, Payroll Quick Pays, Child Protection Clearance, Training Grant Summit

Volume 13 - June 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Jean Faddish), Tina DeReno Rauso - Leaving the University, Talent Center (new Postdoctoral Associate Process), Backup Care via, Training Grant Summit Update, Association of American Medical College (AAMC) - Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainee Guide

Volume 14 - July 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Jessica Thomas), Postdoctoral Scholars (New Appointments), Postdocs Taking Institute for Clinical Research Education Degree Granting Program(s), Fun Facts

Volume 15 - August 2022: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Dan Gealey), Salary Increases for Postdoctoral Associates, Salary Increases for Postdoctoral Scholars, Announcement from Payroll – Employee Overpayment, New Postdoc Jobs Website, Pitt Worx Resources, Processing Terminations – OACD Postdoctoral Database Portal

Volume 16 - September 2022: New OACD Administrative/Office Assistant (Kristen Chavis), Principal Investigator (PI) vs. Faculty Mentor, Processing New and Reappointment Request via the OACD Postdoctoral Database Portal, Processing Terminations – OACD Postdoctoral Database Portal, Non-Renewal Letters

Volume 17 - October 2022: Resource Directory Spotlight, Important: Creating Offer to International Postdocs via Talent Center, Postdoctoral Scholars (New Appointments), Justification Letters, Early Interventions, Early Terminations, Postdoc Personal Emails

Volume 18 - November 2022 (Holiday Edition): Holiday Breaks, Working over the Holidays, Office Closed Over the Holiday Breaks, See You in the New Year.


Volume 1 – June 2021: Announcing Talent Center & Pitt Worx, OACD Postdoc Database Portal, Processing Employee Actions through Talent Center, Pitt Box, Pitt Worx, and Internal Transfers

Volume 2 – August 2021: Postdoc Associate Salary Increases, Postdoc Scholar Salary Increases, Talent Center – Creating Offers (Visa Issues), PIVOT

Volume 3 – August 2021: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Loni Lutz), Postdoctoral Policies – Non-Renewal, OACD Postdoc Database Portal/Appointment Letter – Funding Sources

Volume 4 – September 2021: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Timothy McCann), New Postdoc Appointment Administrators, Faculty and Other Academics (Postdocs) Orientation, New Website/Appointment Procedures/Appointment Letters, Postdoc Personal Email, Talent Center- Creating Offers

Volume 5 – October 2021: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Nancy M. Linderman, M.Ed.), Talent Center - Creating Offers, New and Reappointments - PI vs. Mentor

Volume 6 – November 2021: Postdoc Administrator Spotlight (Matt Bosco), HR Shared Services Deadlines, Insurance Coverage via International SOS, OACD Postdoc Database Portotal - Preapprovals, University Holiday Breaks, CPAHS Town Hall

Volume 7 – Special Edition: HR Shared Services Deadlines, Winter Recess Extension