History of the EPA

The Einstein Postdoctoral Association (EPA) was founded in 1996 as one of the first Postdoc Associations in the United States.The faculty and administration of Einstein actively encouraged the formation of the association, and it was established by a number of volunteers who assembled as an exploratory committee.

From the beginning, the EPA has been a volunteer organization run by postdocs with one goal in mind: to serve the postdoctoral community of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The EPA meets periodically with the leadership of the Belfer Institute to discuss topics of interest, importance, and concern to the postdoctoral community. By working together, over the past several years a number of academic programs have been initiated and quality-of-life issues have been addressed successfully for postdocs by the Belfer Institute and the EPA.