Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week


National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week occurs annually on the third week of September. This year NPAW is Sept. 18-22, 2023.

Thank a Postdoc

We are celebrating more than 500 research postdoctoral associates and fellows at Baylor College of Medicine. Take a moment to acknowledge their contributions and accomplishments. Here are a few ways to thank a postdoc!

  1. Post an appreciation message on the Kudoboard. More details are below.
  2. Send a personal note of thanks and give a small token of appreciation.
  3. Nominate them for awards.
  4. Create opportunities to introduce them to colleagues in the field.
  5. Leave a recommendation or kudos on their LinkedIn page.

Kudoboard for Postdocs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a Kudoboard for faculty, staff, students, and postdocs to post messages and images of appreciation for research postdoctoral associates and fellows at Baylor College of Medicine. The Kudoboard is open for contributions and will close on Sept. 20, 2023. The final Kudoboard will be shared during NPAW.


Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 - NPAW Keynote from the National Postdoctoral Association. Speakers: Julie Stuff and Rebecca Wall from Visa Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Noon, Virtual - Register

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 - Afternoon Sweets with the BCM Postdoctoral Association. 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the 2nd Floor Alkek Lobby 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 - Marketing and Branding for Career Success from the BCM Career Development Center - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in room 187A - Register

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 - Kudoboard Release

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 - Pizza and PDA Planning with the BCM Postdoctoral Association. 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. in room N311