Upcoming Events


Monthly Lunch & Learn

Do you have questions about J1 vs H1 visas and the two-year home residence requirement? What is involved with getting a green card and the difference between self-sponsored & institutional sponsorship?  How to navigate U.S. immigration rules and regulations? What your rights are as a temporary resident? Join us for our April Postdoc Lunch & Learn, which will be Work Authorization for Foreign National Employees! We will be joined by the representatives from the Office of General Counsel. There will be a presentation on visas, green cards, and everything else you need to know as an international postdoc. Following the presentation, there will be plenty of time for discussion. Please come prepared with all you questions! The event will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018 in HSEB1750Pizza will be provided! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday, April 13th.

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 May 10th, 2018, 9-10 am in EEJMRB third floor conference room.  It is an opportunity to interact with Dana Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, to discuss about societal issues around genome editing. Coffee and bagels will be served. More information on Prof. Carroll here. RSVP here.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week, 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.

Postdoc Lunch Social

This is a new event UPDA has initiated where postdocs will meet up once a month for lunch. This is a very good opportunity to make new friends, learn about different research & career areas and gather together for some fun time. Stay tuned for the time and place for next month’s networking lunch!

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 5100A. Contact us at upda@utah.edu with any questions.

Our next Board Meeting: May 4th at noon in HSEB 5100A!