A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering

Brown School

17th Annual Postdoc Symposium: cultivating community

Monday, March 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Auditorium, Great Room A & B
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

The Annual Postdoc Symposium recognizes the postdoctoral community and its important contributions to the broader university ecosystem. The year's Postdoc Symposium will focus on how one cultivates community both within and across groups. Ashley Housten will give the keynote address with a talk entitled "Creating your own Path: Finding Success as you Follow your Research Interests." Additionally, postdocs, trained by Campfire, will share their stories about their experiences around cultivating community. This event is sponsored by the Washington University Postdoc Society, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Register now!

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Meetings & Conferences, Research


School of Medicine


Campus & Community



Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Event Contact

Peter Myers | petersmyers@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Ashley J. Housten, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Housten graduated from the Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. During her time as a student in the Program in Occupational Therapy, she focused on health literacy and disparities by working with her mentor to deliver community and hospital-based interventions to youth and families with or at-risk for sickle cell disease. Dr. Housten then applied her skills in health literacy and disparities to post-doctoral research training in decision sciences at Washington University and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her recent research has centered on decision-making in the context of limited evidence and divergent guidelines among vulnerable populations.

Google Calendar iCal Outlook