The Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati is committed to the mentorship and development of its postdoctoral fellows. Peggy Hostetter, MD, Chairman of the department, has appointed Jessica Kahn, MD, MPH, Associate Chairwoman for Academic Affairs, as the person responsible for the oversight of postdoctoral recruitment and retention.

An Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has been put in place to address issues directly related to the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral research fellows. Dr. Kahn has appointed Lisa Privette Vinnedge, PhD, as the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the person responsible for efforts in the retention and career development of postdoctoral fellows. Umasundari (“Uma”) Sivaprasad, PhD, and Edith Markoff, PhD, lead the effort to recruit talented postdocs to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.