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UCONN PostDoc Unionization & its Influence?

Just few years ago, the term "PostDoc Union" might have been a tabo or sounded weired to utter among either postdocs and faculties within university campuses or in the academic circle. Not anymore, you are aware or atleast you are going to learn from this very blog about the first PostDoc Unionization in the history "The UCONN Health Center Postdoc Unionization. After the Uconn Health Center Postdocs (UCHC, UHP-AFT union) got unionized, things started changing for these postdocs, as well as in other places. The policy makers, university officials and postdocs started realizing about the issues postdoc encounter in academia?. Uconn Postdocs have made a lot of difference in the way postdocs do science and take care of their life though this collective abilities to raise their voice!! Such a change is causing others to think seriously about what the labour law and labour organization can do to this less well regarded young scientists. Oh dear friends....., things are slow…

UCLA Med School- 50 Years of Progress!

UCLA:-9th Among US Medical Schools
In just over 50 years - within the lifetimes of many of its original architects - the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has joined the ranks of the nations elite medical schools.

UCLA ranks ninth among U.S. medical schools in annual surveyBy Enrique Rivero 3/27/2008 9:01:00 PM The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ranks ninth among the nation's research-based medical schools, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate schools in the United States. The 2009 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," slated for publication in the magazine's April 7–14 edition, will be available on newsstands March 31. The rankings can also be found online at In addition to its overall ranking, the school also received high marks in a number of specialty training programs, ranking fourth in geriatrics, eighth in women's health, and ninth in both AIDS and drug and alcohol abuse pr…