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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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The ƹƵAppHealth Houston Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers Postdoctoral Fellows a starting point for resources and general information. The office serves as an information warehouse and provides an avenue of communication among Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, and Administrators on issues related to postdoctoral training. It is the goal of the institution to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral experience.  

Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program

The Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program is designed for all ƹƵAppHealth Houston Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Offered at no cost, participants receive benefits including a free Recreation Center membership and discounts on several campus and city services. More >  

Meet The Team

Leslie Beckman

Leslie S. Beckman

Leslie Beckman is the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).  As the founding administrator of the OPA in October 2005, Leslie has partnered with ƹƵAppHealth Houston leadership to develop comprehensive policies, procedures, and counseling for postdocs, faculty and administrators.  She developed the ƹƵAppHealth Houston Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program. As an active member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), Leslie has worked on several committees and in 2014 co-published the first NPA Institutional Policy Report: Supporting and Developing Postdoctoral Scholars

Email: Leslie.Beckman@uth.tmc.edu

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Diana Rodriguez, PhD
Program Manager

Dr. Diana Rodriguez, PhD, is a distinguished scientist with a background in Molecular Cell Biology. After her doctoral studies, Dr. Rodriguez undertook two years of rigorous postdoctoral training focused on investigating the colonization patterns of Candida albicans in both the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract in mammalian hosts. Drawing upon her extensive scientific acumen and firsthand experience in postdoctoral research, as Program Manager, Dr. Rodriguez is committed to guiding and empowering emerging scientists. She is deeply passionate about cultivating a collaborative research atmosphere, offering mentorship, and facilitating avenues for career advancement among postdoctoral scholars. Dr. Rodriguez is devoted to enhancing our distinctive training programs and continually enriching our curriculum to remain abreast of the evolving landscape of postdoctoral studies.

Email: Diana.Rodriguez@uth.tmc.edu

Upcoming Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Calendar of Events

ƹƵAppHealth Houston
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
6431 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

E-mail: ms.opa@uth.tmc.edu 

Telephone: +1 713 500 6612