Info session with Samaritans

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee


Learn how you can help to PREVENT SUICIDE, 

Learn about being a VOLUNTEER at Samaritans*

Information from Samaritans: Samaritans has been providing compassionate suicide prevention programs for over 43 years. We have provided caring, non-judgmental support on over 2.7 million calls from our community’s most vulnerable individuals. We have trained over 4,800 volunteers with befriending skills that benefit them, not only in their service on our 24/7 Crisis Services, but also in their ongoing relationships and within their communities. We have provided workshops and trainings on suicide prevention to more than 125,000 individuals in human service organizations, churches and community groups. And we have supported over 12,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. (https://samaritanshope.org/)

Interested? Please register here:




Coffee and Conversation

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee
Date and Time 18th January, Thursday @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location 76-359 (Koch Institute, 3rd floor large conference room) 
Special Guest: Dr. Rajesh Jugulum – Global Director, Data Strategies (Informatics Director) at CIGNA, Greater Boston
Meet other postdocs and talk to our special guest; an MIT postdoctoral alumni, a Global Director for Data Strategies at CIGNA, Greater Boston. 
Ask your questions about work-life balance and life beyond MIT or anything else. Get a different perspective on your life. Enjoy coffee and snacks.
Guest Bio: Dr. Rajesh Jugulum works at CIGNA as Global Director where he leads and coordinates enterprise data roadmap activities by focusing on maximizing returns on investment from key data-intensive programs. Dr. Rajesh designs and develops methods for integrating data science with analytics and business intelligence to ensure high-quality business decisions with high-quality data and metrics.
He integrates data science with re-engineering and operational excellence disciplines to improve the processes, reduce waste and maximize productivity.
Besides working in the industry, he also works closely with academia being an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University.
He started working as a professional data scientist for data quality after completing his postdoctoral at MIT.
He is a former Senior Vice President for Bank of America and Citi Group.

Music and Munchies–December Gathering

On behalf of the MIT-PDA Community Building Committee:
Join-in some holiday cheer to celebrate the end of the year!
You are invited to come relax and spend time with our MIT postdoctoral community!
     ~~  We will provide snacks and beverages.
     ~~  Come enjoy festive holiday music from around the world.
     ~~  Wear your best “ugly sweater” and participate in our contest.
     ~~  Awards will be given to the three “ugliest” sweaters!
Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs and their families.
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time : 5:00-7:30 pm
Place : Building 46-3023 (Picower Institute Postdoc Lounge)
(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage)
Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association & the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association
Questions: Email pda-community@mit.edu