Welcome to the University of Utah Postdoctoral Association
Welcome to the Utah Postdoctoral Association (UPDA)! The UPDA is an independent advocacy organization started by, run by, and operated for the postdocs at the University of Utah. As a postdoc here, you are automatically a member of the UPDA. For more details on who we are and how to get involved, see our ABOUT page.
We work closely with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Utah, which is an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). This membership entitles all postdocs at the University of Utah access to NPA resources. Visit the National Postdoctoral Association website to create an account and access these resources.
Check out Upcoming Events for full details.
- Lunch and Learn- Making Visually Impactful Presentations June 19th
- Coffee and Bagels– Nondisclosure Agreements May 22nd–CANCELLED
- Thirsty Thursday the last Thursday of every month, next one: May 30th!
- SUMMER BARBECUE–June 21st
- Congratulations to the 2018 UPDA Photo Contest winners, who got $50 Amazon gift cards! See all the pictures of the contest on our Facebook page.
1st Place: Casey Hemmis for “Cairns”
2nd Place: Jeffery Vahrenkamp for “Lighting on the Lake”
3rd Place: Enrique Balderas for “Autumn”
- Congratulations to the Postdoc Appreciation Week Winners!
Poster Competition Winners 2018-The first place winner received a $500 travel award! Congratulations!
Enrique Balderas-Angeles, CVRTI
“Complex I Inhibition Enhances Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Current”.
Chelsea Herdman, Neurobiology & Anatomy
“Posttranscriptional regulation by miRNAs during heart development”.
Jesica Jacobs, Pathology
“Low affinity CD8+ T cells are associated with the development of cerebral malaria”.
- Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
The University of Utah has now obtained an Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral students. Because the University of Utah is now an institutional member, our graduate students, post-doctoral students, and faculty now have access to a large variety of programs, services and resources at no cost. To learn more about the resources offered and how to register, please see the NCFDD New Membership flyer.
Get Involved! Join the UPDA Board
Interested in becoming more involved? We are looking for new board members! Contact us with any questions.
Our next Board Meeting: June 7th 12:00 pm in HSEB 5100A!