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Social Activities

As part of its mission to provide communication channels, the JPA hosts many functions for postdoctoral fellows at Jefferson. Social activities are an important part of that mission.


Please check the Events Calendar for upcoming social events. See below for examples of past social events

Past Events

Jefferson’s postdoctoral fellows enjoy an early international Thanksgiving potluck lunch

2014-Potluck Lunch web

Jefferson Postdocs celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week with an ice cream social

Jefferson Postdocs celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week with an ice cream social

JPA Trip to Atlantic City, NJ


Latin Night

The JPA and GSA invite you to dust off your dancing shoes –
It's time for a Latin Night at Jefferson!

Jefferson Alumni Hall Cafeteria, 5:00-8:30 PM
Tickets: $5 for JCGS Students, Postdocs and 1st guest.
$10 for additional guests, children Free

The evening includes...
Dinner and Refreshments • Dance Performance from our distinguished postdoc alumna, Dr. Zoe Fonseca-Kelly • Salsa Lessons • Music and Dancing • Photo Opporunities • Games   

Hawaiian Summer Luau

Friday, August 7, 2009
Summertime is in full swing and we need to do some chillin’ Join us at Jefferson Alumni Hall for summer fun, games, music, dancing – and grillin’


Cruise Ship Evening

Sail away with the Jefferson Postdoctoral Association and the Jefferson Graduate Student Association

Step aboard for an evening of food, fun, and games.
Dinner and refreshments, games, music and dancing, and photo opportunities

Longwood Gardens Holiday Trip


t's that time of year again! The Jefferson Postdoctoral Association is planning another trip to one of the best places around Philadelphi … Longwood Gardens! Our trip is on Saturday,
December 20th at 3:30 PM. It's a great trip for the whole family. If you weren't able to join us last year, make sure you don't miss it this time!

Longwood Gardens has a stunning Christmas display with decorations and more than a half-million outdoor lights. You have to see it to believe it!


Longwood Gardens is in Kennett Square, PA – about a 50 minunte drive from Jefferson.


December 20th, 2008, 3:30 PM. We will pick everyone up in the BLSB lobby
at 2:30 PM).


If we have at least 15 people (including postdocs and their families) the cost is only $12 per person (normal admission is $16 per person). Children under 4 are free.

Summer BBQ - A Wild Night at the Zoo 2008


JPA Trip to Atlantic City, NJ 2008


Members and Friends of the Jefferson Postdoctoral Association
Left to right – Raihana Zaka (Research Associate), unidentified friend, Marzena Fabis (former JPA treasurer), Steve Pedrini (Senior VP JPA), Heather Montie (President JPA), Anne Shriner (former President JPA), and Christopher So (VP, Career Development JPA)

JPA Mardi Gras Winter Bash 2008


JPA Shawnee Mountain Ski Trip