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Valerie Miller, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Office of Vice Chancellor for Research


Building & Room:

310 AOB, MC 672


1737 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL 60612

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Valerie Fako Miller, PhD is the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Miller served as the Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division. Dr. Miller completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, focusing on liver cancer genomics. Dr. Miller is a trained facilitator of the Entering Mentoring curriculum, and has extensive experience in career and professional development efforts for trainees, having participated in the leadership of the NIH Fellows Committee, NCI Center for Cancer Research Fellows & Young Investigators Association, NCI Center for Cancer Training, Association for Women in Science, and the National Postdoctoral Association. Dr. Miller is a Chicagoland native who completed her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and PhD in pharmacology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.