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Are you a graduate student wondering whether a postdoc is the next best step for you? 

If so, join representatives from UK’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services for this interactive session where you will: 
           1) learn what a postdoc is, 
           2) explore whether pursuing a postdoc is right for you, and 
           3) discuss how to look for a postdoc position intentionally. 

Both domestic and international students are encouraged to attend this Zoom workshop from 3:30-4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 10.

International students are encouraged to stay on Zoom from 4:30-5:00 PM for a conversation focusing on how pursuing a postdoc is intertwined with your immigration plans. Franny Henkel, Student Immigration Specialist at UK ISSS, will be present to answer questions related to OPT, visa considerations, and timelines. 

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The session will be held online through Zoom. To get the Zoom details, register below! 

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Joseph Lutz, PhD

Dr. Lutz received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky. His predoctoral research focused on studying neuroprotective natural products targeted at nicotinic receptors against alcohol induced neurotoxicity. He subsequently joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he completed his postdoctoral training in the Human Addiction Psychopharmacology lab, where he investigated various aspects of human subjective responses to alcohol. During his postdoc, he was an active member of the UIC Postdoctoral Association allowing him to find his passion for postdoc career & professional development and helping the next generation of scientists and scholars. He became the Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at UIC where he ran the UIC postdoc office for a year before returning to his alma mater to become the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Kentucky and establish the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. 

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Franny Henkel

Franny Henkel has been a Student Immigration Specialist for F-1 and J-1 students at the University of Kentucky since 2011.  She provides support for Undergraduate, Graduate, and ESL students so that they can maintain immigration status and abide by government regulations.  In addition to one-on-one advising, she also presents student employment workshops, new student orientations, and processes student verification requests. Before coming to UK, she studied, traveled, and taught in Italy and worked in the ISSS office at UNC-Chapel Hill where she earned her masters in Comparative Literature. She has served on the NAFSA Region VI Leadership Team as conference registrar and chair. In her free time, Franny enjoys reading and hiking with her family.

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Franny Henkel