Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Benefits for NRSA Postdocs



Penn’s Division of Human Resources is pleased to offer NRSA Fellows the opportunity to complete one on-campus biometric screening this fall. Free biometric screenings are available at convenient University locations October 10 through November 30. 

Important Information about Attending an Onsite Biometric Screening

As a NRSA Fellow, you can participate as a “walk-in” and will not need to register for an appointment.

Bring your Penn ID to the screening event of your choice, and upon arrival, let Health Advocate staff know you are a NRSA Fellow postdoc and were directed to attend as a “walk-in”. We suggest you avoid heavy appointment times, including the first hour and lunchtime. (Screenings run 9am-2pm.)

Please note, you will not be eligible to earn any Be in the Know Pulse Cash rewards associated with a biometric screening, nor be able to access the Virgin Pulse platform. 

We ask that you disregard all mainstream communications about on-campus biometric screenings and follow the above directions.

  • Gym Benefit

The Division of Human Resources has teamed up with Penn Campus Recreation to offer major fitness membership discounts to full-time, benefits-eligible University faculty and staff as well as benefits-eligible postdoctoral researchers and fellows. You can save 50% or more on memberships during the 2023-2024 fiscal year.*

The Human Resources/Campus Recreation membership program gives you two ways to save: 

Monthly Membership for $27.50/monthIf you prefer more flexibility, choose a monthly recurring Faculty/Staff membership with a six-month minimum commitment to save 50% off the regular fee. You’ll save $165.

10-Month Membership for $250Stretch your commitment to well-being and enjoy more savings with a 10-month membership for a one-time payment of $250. This deal, available for purchase exclusively from September 1 to September 30, 2023, saves you $250.

To learn more about fitness membership discounts, check out the Penn Faculty/Staff Pilot Membership Program section of Penn Campus Recreation’s Membership FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please email

For more wellness resources, visit the Penn Healthy You web pages.

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