Events

2/18/2018 3:30pm “Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications,” the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture

E. Dale Abel, Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, will deliver the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture, "Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications," in the fourth-floor assembly hall of the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

Dr. Abel is the director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine, and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics. He is a professor of medicine, of biochemistry, and of biomedical engineering, and he holds the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Abel has had a distinguished career in endocrine-related research. His pioneering work on glucose transport in the heart guides his current research interests: molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiac dysfunction in diabetes. He directs a focused research group examining the molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac dysfunction in diabetes and the regulation of myocardial growth and metabolism by insulin signaling. His studies have elucidated mechanisms responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction displayed by the heart as a result of insulin resistance and insulin action in the heart. These findings provide insight into the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction in the diabetic heart.

Dr. Abel is an established investigator of the American Heart Association (AHA). His research program has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1995 and has received major support from the AHA, the American Diabetes Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is an elected member of the American Association of Physicians (AAP), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA). He is a member of the board of directors of Keystone Symposia, the immediate past chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the immediate past chair of the board of directors of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He serves as a council member for the North American Section of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Abel was recently elected president of the Endocrine Society. Additionally, Dr. Abel has received many scholastic honors.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kristin Loupee Beckman in advance at kristin-loupeebeckman@uiowa.edu.

Location: 4th-floor assembly hall Levitt Center for University Advancement

2/19/2018 12:00pm Immunology Student Seminar

Rotation Talks #2

"Factors Influencing Anti-malarial TFH Differentiation"
Presented by Dana Bohan

"Pulmonary CD8 T-Cell Immunity to Influenza Virus"
Presented by Jordan Johnson

"Induction and Regulation of LPS-induced Inflammatory Responses in Murine Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages"
Presented by Joseph Skurski

"Investigating CD8 T-cell-mediated suppression of Neuroantigen-specific inflammation and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis"
Presented by Laura Stephens

Location: B111 Medical Laboratories

2/19/2018 1:00pm Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Mark Huising, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Physiology and Membrane Biology

Location: 1289 CBRB Carver Biomedical Research Building

2/19/2018 3:30pm Biostatistics Seminar: Patrick Ten Eyck

Patrick Ten Eyck, Ph.D.

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design core

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Biostatistics

College of Public Health

University of Iowa

February 19, 2018

“An Alternate Approach to Pseudo-Likelihood Model Selection in the Generalized Linear Mixed Modeling Framework”

Abstract:  This talk proposes and investigates an alternate approach to pseudo-likelihood model selection in the generalized linear mixed modeling framework. The problem with the natural approach to the computation of pseudo-likelihood model selection criteria is that the pseudo-data vary for each candidate model, leading to criteria based on fundamentally different goodness-of-fit statistics, rendering them incomparable. An alternative technique will be introduced that circumvents this problem. This new approach can be implemented using a SAS macro that obtains and applies the pseudo-data from the full model to fitting candidate models based on all possible subsets of predictor variables. A justification of the propriety of the resulting pseudo-likelihood selection criteria will be provided through an extensive study designed as a factorial experiment. The new method is then illustrated in a modeling application pertaining to bullying in public schools. The data set for the application is taken from three waves of the Iowa Youth Survey.

Location: C217 CPHB College of Public Health Building

2/20/2018 10:00am Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Literature Searching

This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9870.

Location: West Commons Hardin Library for Health Sciences

2/20/2018 11:30am Molecular Medicine Seminar

"Insulin Signaling in Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Remodeling" by Rebecca Autenried (D Abel Lab)

"Development of a Non-Invasive Approach to Managing Diabetes" by Sunny Huang (Sheffield Lab)

Location: 1117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/20/2018 12:00pm Neuroscience Thesis Seminar

"The reversibility and limits of homeostatic synaptic plasticity"

by Catherine Yeates

Mentor: Andy Frank, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/20/2018 12:30pm Biochemistry Workshop: Dr. Craig Ellermeier

"A Bacterial Receptor for Lysozyme Controls Sigma Factor Activation"

Dr. Craig Ellermeier
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Immunology

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Biochemistry in advance at 319-335-7932.

Location: 283 Eckstein Medical Research Building

2/20/2018 3:00pm Microbiology /Immunology Seminar

"A novel mechanism by which a DNA virus manipulates the host DNA damage response to promote remarkable replication" presented by Paul Friesen, PhD, Professor and Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hosted by Wendy Maury, PhD.

Location: Watzke Auditorium III Bowen Science Building

2/20/2018 4:00pm The Ponseti Method for Correcting Clubfoot Deformity: Iowa's Gift to the World

Thomas Cook 

University of Iowa, College of Public Health 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Steve Kehoe in advance at steve-kehoe@uiowa.edu.

Location: Kollros Auditorium (Room 101) Biology Building East

2/20/2018 6:00pm Statistics Outreach Center Short Courses, Spring 2018

Introduction to SPSS, February 6
Introduction to R, February 20
Introduction to SAS, February 27

6:00-8:00pm in N166 LC

The Statistics Outreach Center (SOC), a service center funded by the Iowa Measurement Research Foundation in the College of Education, is offering statistical software training.  These courses are free and open to all faculty, staff and students at the University of Iowa. No reservations are required. For more information, please visit the SOC website.  Contact the SOC with questions.

Location: Lindquist Center N166 Lindquist Center

2/20/2018 6:30pm 2018 Mini Medical School 3-week Series:

TUESDAYS, February 6, 13, and 20, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Cancer is always on the run — growing, changing, and even disguising itself. But researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa are keeping pace with personalized medicine. Radiation that can hit a moving lung tumor. Research that hunts for gene mutations. Therapies that help the immune system destroy hiding cancer cells. Join us to learn about all the ways Iowa researchers are targeting cancer.

 

$20 per person course fee
Tuition covers all 3-weeks of program entrance, materials, parking and refreshments. Space is limited, registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Health Care Marketing and Communications Division of Collegiate and Community Relations in advance at 877-633-4692 or email mini-med@uiowa.edu.

Location: MERF Atrium MERF

2/21/2018 12:00pm MSCC's Wellness Wednesday for Medical and Physician Assistant Students: Resilience Strategies for Coping with Adversity

MSCC Wellness Wednesday for Medical and Physician Assistant Students

Location: 1155 MERF Medical Education Research Facility

2/21/2018 12:00pm Webinar Series: Navigating University-Industry Partnerships

The Office of Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a free webinar series to help faculty navigate university-industry partnerships.  Staff will be present to help answer questions. 

Session 1: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Working with Industry/Research Institutions
Wednesday, February 7  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 2: Managing Expectations and Creating Long-Term Relationships
Wednesday, February 21  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 3: Establishing Contacts with Industry and Research Institutions and Dealing with Confidential/Proprietary Information
Wednesday, March 7  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 4: Preparing Proposals and Budgeting
Wednesday, March 21  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 5: Addressing Compliance, Contracting and Consulting, and Outside Activities
Wednesday, April 4  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 6: Managing Intellectural Property (IP) Issues
Wednesday, April 25  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Session 7: Benefiting from University-Industry Collaborations with Government Engagement
Wednesday, May 2  |  12:00-1:15pm CST

Click here for more information about the agendas and speakers.

Location: 345 Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

2/21/2018 1:00pm Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar

“The hunt for missing heritability in orofacial clefting: ZNF750 in the periderm gene regulatory network," will be presented by Kaylia Duncan, Interdisciplinary Grad Student, Molecular Medicine, is in the Rob Cornell Lab here in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

and

"Role of Non-canonical Wnt signaling in endoderm morphogenesis," will be presented by Anurag Kakkerla Balaraju, Graduate Student, he is part of the Fang Lin Lab in Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Location: 1-561 BSB 1-561 BSB

2/21/2018 2:00pm Biochemistry Faculty Meeting

Location: Heath Conference Room, 4-403 BSB Bowen Science Building

2/21/2018 4:00pm Immunology Seminar

"A role for Fc Receptor-like 3 in Modulating Thymic Regulatory T Cell Function"

by Zachary Kraus, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist, CDER/OBP, FDA

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/21/2018 6:00pm MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II & III Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM MOHD II Tutor Group - Avdic/Grady/Sexton/Sumpter (Confirmed) MERF 1117

Fixed Tables w/Chairs for 35

Location: 1117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/22/2018 9:00am Hardin Open Workshops - Keeping Current

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue? This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9870.

Location: East Commons Hardin Library for Health Sciences

2/22/2018 9:30am How to Complete HawkIRB Modifications, Continuing Reviews, Reportable Event Forms (REFs), and Project Closure Forms

This training session provides an overview of the forms that may need to be submitted to the IRB after approval of a study, including:

  • Continuing Review Form
  • Modification Form
  • Reportable Event Form
  • Project Closure Form

Note: We recommend attending the New Project sessions before attending this session.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa- sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Human Subjects Office in advance at (319) 335-6564.

Location: Information Commons East Hardin Library for Health Sciences

2/22/2018 10:30am Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Edwin Antony

"ABCD - The Language of Replication Protein A"

Dr. Edwin Antony
Assistant Professor
Biological Science
Marquette University

Location: 2117 MERF Medical Education Research Facility

2/22/2018 12:00pm Ana Castro's Graduate Thesis Seminar

Master's Thesis Seminar  - Graduate student Ana Castro on Thursday, February 22nd  at Noon in 2-501 BSB, "The role of the anti-sigma factor RsiV in stress response in Clostridium difficile and Bacillus subtilis”

Location: 2-501 Bowen Science Building (BSB) 2-501 2-501 Bowen Science Building (BSB)

2/22/2018 12:00pm Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Diagnosis and Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia by Adam Cuker, MD, MS

Location: Med Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH General Hospital

2/22/2018 12:30pm Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Stephen Cullen

"Applications of the Radical-Polar Crossover Reaction to Medicinal Chemistry: Synthesis of Lipophilic P5C6 Analogs"
Presented by Stephen Cullen
Graduate Student in Dr. Gregory Friestad's Lab
Department of Chemistry

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Pharmacology Department in advance at 335-7963 or email Pharmacology@uiowa.edu.

Location: Spivey Aud 2 Bowen Science Building

2/22/2018 1:00pm Internal Medicine Fellows' Interdisciplinary Conference

"Sleep Deprivation" by Herbert Berger, MD

Location: Internal Medicine Administration Conference Room SE324 GH Internal Medicine Administration Conference Room

2/22/2018 5:30pm History of Medicine Socity lecture

Mariola Espinosa will be speaking on “'Tócame el Trigémino': Asuerotherapy, Popular Culture, and the Global Medical Establishment in the Early 20th Century"

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MERF Rm 2117 (Medical Educ & Research Facility)

In the late 1920s people across Europe and the Americas were enthralled by a Spanish physician whose controversial methods promised to cure patients of their chronic ills. Fernando Asuero became famous—and notorious—by developing a treatment for a range of maladies focused on targeting the trigeminal nerve. This talk explores the Asuero phenomenon to see how a physician and his work captured the imaginations of political leaders as well as popular masses in Spain, elsewhere in Europe, and in Latin America. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Donna Hirst in advance at donna-hirst@uiowa.edu or 319-351-5253.

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/23/2018 8:00am M1/PA1 MOHD II Exam 4

Location: Beisner Aud BSB and 1117 MERF Beisner Aud BSB and 1117 MERF

2/23/2018 1:00pm Center for Hypertension Research Seminar - Andreas M. Beyer, Ph.D.

"Regulation of Mitochondrial Integrity and Contribution to the Development of Coronary Artery Disease"
Presented by Andreas M. Beyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Pharmacology Department in advance at 335-7963 or email Pharmacology@uiowa.edu.

Location: 1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building

2/23/2018 3:00pm CANCELED: Jacquelyn Gill: "The Past is Not Dead: How the Last 2.5 Million Years of Global Change Can Prepare Us for the Next Century"

This talk has been canceled.  Please visit the Iowa City Darwin Day website at www.iowacitydarwinday.org for an updated schedule of Darwin Day talks and events.

 

Location: Kollros Auditorium 101 Biology Building East Kollros Auditorium

2/23/2018 3:30pm Psychological & Brain Sciences Colloquium

"Preclinical Studies of Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Potential Adjunct to Exposure-Based Therapies"

Christa McIntyre, PhD
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas-Dallas

Location: S207 Pappajohn Business Building

2/23/2018 3:45pm Asheley Landrum: "Negotiating Public Values When Communicating Controversial Science"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by Asheley Landrum, Assistant Professor of Strategic Science Communication at Texas Tech University.

One of the goals of research in the science of science communication is to determine when and why some groups of the public disagree with scientific consensus on certain issues, such as evolution and climate change. Many intuitively believe that the problem is one of knowledge: if the general public merely understood science information, then they would understand and accept the scientific consensus. This talk provides examples from research that demonstrate that the opposite can be true. That is, people seem to use their knowledge to better motivate and defend their preexisting viewpoints, leading more knowledgeable individuals to be even more polarized than the less knowledgeable ones. Given this, it is important to anticipate when public values will clash with scientific information, and instead of forcing people to choose between their deeply-held worldviews and accepting science, demonstrate, instead, how science can be compatible with their existing worldviews.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: 101, Kollros Auditorium Biology Building East

2/24/2018 8:00am Sarcoma Symposium 2018

An event where researchers and clinical faculty present their research findings and ideas with the common goal of finding treatments for sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer.  In addition, there will be patients and caregivers telling their stories, as well as a keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Deming, who is the founder of Above + Beyond Cancer, an organization that takes cancer survivors on incredible adventures to places such as Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend and registration is free.  To attend, please register here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CWVB58K

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Tammy Smith in advance at tammy-smith@uiowa.edu or 319-384-9059.

 

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/24/2018 10:00am James Hansen: "Young People's Burden: Averting Climate Disaster"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by James Hansen, Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Young people are inheriting a global situation fraught with both opportunity and danger.  Global poverty is on the decline and potentially can be eradicated, but that result requires abundant affordable clean energy.  The quest for that energy raises the threat of runaway climate change, with catastrophic results for humanity and nature.  Our political systems practically ignore both the opportunities and danger, because the changes occur on longer time scales than our present politics can handle.  Young people need to understand the situation and take control of their future.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: Macbride Auditorium Macbride Hall