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CPD Trainee Advisory Committee

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) Trainee Advisory Committee brings together graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and CPD staff to strategically discuss professional development opportunities within the School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Past events are evaluated and improved upon, and new initiatives are proposed and brought to fruition.

Committee Members

Monica Javidnia​, Ph.D.Monica

SMD Postdoc Representative – Neurology, Center for Health + Technology​

Monica is the School of Medicine and Dentistry co-chair for the U of R Postdoctoral Association (PDA).  Her current appointment is to the Department of Neurology and the Center for Health + Technology.

Taylor Uccello​Taylor

SMD Graduate Student Representative - Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology​

Taylor is the Secretary for the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Graduate Student Society (GSS), and a PhD candidate in the Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology program in the Gerber Lab.

Anusha Naganthan​, Ph.D.Anusha

AS&E Postdoc Representative (ex officio) - Biology​

Anusha is the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering co-chair of the U of R Postdoctoral Association (PDA). She is currently appointed as a Research Associate in the Culver Lab in the Department of Biology. 

Staff Advisors

  • Elaine Smolock, Director of Scientific and Scholarly Advancement/Director of Writing Services
  • Eric Vaughn, Director of Career Services