Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee

Date and Time Thursday, November 16, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location 76-259 (Koch Institute, 2nd floor large conference room)
Special Guest: Bhavneesh Sharma, MD MBA, Portfolio Manager, Vasuda Capital Management.
Meet other postdocs and talk to our special guest a successful physician turned hedge fund manger. Ask your questions about work-life balance and life after science or anything else. Get a different perspective on your life and career. Enjoy coffee and snacks.
Bhavneesh Sharma is MBBS, MD with MBA in Finance specialization from the New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has worked at Harvard and Cornell affiliated hospitals. He operates Vasuda Capital Management, a healthcare-focused investment management firm and Vasuda Healthcare Analytics, a healthcare-focused investment research service. 

[RSVP] Beyond the Bench Career Panel – Fri 8/18 @5:30 at Broad Institute

Beyond the Bench Career Panel at MIT
Friday, August 18, 2017, 5.30-8 PM

Join us for a panel discussion on career in consulting, finance, venture capitol, law firm and entrepreneurship. Panelist includes Dan Hawkins (Clarion Healthcare), Frank Gentile (Third Rock Ventures), Tilman Kispersky (McKinsey & Company), Jason Bonadio (Healthcare Hedge fund) and many more panelists representing patent law and entrepreneurship areas.

This panel will be organized by MIT PDA, on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM at Broad Institute 2nd floor, Monadnock room, Cambridge, MA. Come, ask questions during the panel and stay for fun reception and networking event with corporate professionals.

Please visit us MIT PDA website for more detail and book your ticket on

This is a FREE event but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.


Please join us at McDermott Court on Friday, Aug. 4th, from 5-8pm for food and fun, meeting postdocs from around the campus and seeing old friends. The PDA will be providing food and drinks for all MIT postdocs, their families, spouses, and significant others. Please bring your 21+ ID and your MIT ID.

Date and Time Friday, August 4, 5:00 – 7:00PM

Location McDermott Court, MIT (

No RSVP necessary!

Seminar on the NIH Loan Repayment Program

Join us to learn about the NIH Loan Repayment Programs, a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.

The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. The LRPs counteract the financial pressure of scientists by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.

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Date and Time Thursday, July 27th, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Location 4-270