Upcoming Events

Monthly Lunch & Learn

How to find funding opportunities? What are the best practices for getting started with a grant application? Who on campus postdocs can contact with funding questions? Please join us for our August Lunch & Learn panel on “Preparing for Postdoctoral Fellowships & Grants. The speakers will be Jan Abramson, MS, Sponsored Projects Officer, Office of Sponsored Projects, Peter Kraus, Associate Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Gary Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor & Experienced Grant Writer and Kami McNeill, Research Manager, Pre-award, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah. The event will be held from 12:00- 1:00 pm on Friday August 17th, 2018 in HSEB 2680. Pizza will be provided! If you plan to attend, please RSVP  by Wednesday 15th of August so that we can ensure we have just enough food.

Thirsty Thursday

Do you want to relax and hang out with fellow post-docs? And maybe have a beer while doing so? You might meet your new best friend! Please join us on the last Thursday of every month at a local pub or brewery. An UPDA board member will be present wearing a silly hat. Come and say hi! There is no need to RSVP and feel free to bring friends and family! Our next Thirsty Thursday will be on August 30th at 6 pmMore details to come soon here.

Coffee & Bagels with a mentor

Please join is for an opportunity to network in an informal setting while interacting with prominent members of our campus.

The next Coffee & Bagels with a Mentor will be on July 30th, 2018, 9-10 am in HSEB 2938.  It is an opportunity to interact with Dr. Morrison, a former University of Utah postdoc who recently started a position as a research and development scientist at ARUP Laboratories. She has agreed to join us to share her experience and answer questions about transitioning from academia to industry. RSVP by Friday 27th of July here.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17-21, 2018, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah! It will be a full week of events, including a Poster competition, a hike and professional headshots. More information on the different events and on how to register on the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.

UPDA Board Meeting

Interested in becoming more involved?  We are looking for new board members! Our board meetings are the first Friday of every month,  from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in HSEB 5100D. Contact us at upda@utah.edu with any questions.

Our next Board Meeting: September 7th at noon in HSEB 5100D!