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August Events

UI Optical Summer Sale

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 8:00am to Monday, August 31, 2020, 5:00pm

Through the month of August, take advantage of our UI Optical special - 20% off eyewear, including frames and lenses. Stop in one of our two locations: Pomerantz Family Pavilion (UIHC) Elevator L, Level 2 319-384-9922 Iowa River Landing (Coralville) Level 2 319-467-2125

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Hai-Bin Ruan, PhD

Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hai-Bin Ruan, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology  University of Minnesota Presentation: Of Mice and Men and Beyond: Brown Adipose Tissue Involution with Age

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop ZOOM

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end....

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Connect with UIRF if you have questions about intellectual property (IP) and commercialization....

REDCap Training

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11:00am to 12:30pm

REDCap basic hands-on training This training is a basic overview of REDCap. We will go through the process of creating a REDCap project starting with instrument design, assigning users access to the project, repeating instruments, enabling surveys, project testing, and ending with production mode. After this training, you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.

Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Literature Searching ZOOM

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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....

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Structural Biology Interest Group meetings are biweekly at 9:00am. Currently the group meets via Zoom.  The faculty director of the group is Dr. Todd Washington.  To join the mailing list or request the Zoom link, please contact Sonya Housholder in the CCOM Office of Research.  "In Pursuit of a Structure of Opa1: A Mitochondrial Dynamin-Like GTPase" Presented by Andrew Kehr, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Loras College

Introduction to R

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm

This workshop will introduce participants to R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics. In the first half of the workshop, we will cover the basics of programming in R. In the second half, we will use R to clean, analyze, and visualize data from a real-world example. Experience with R is not required. ...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pharmacological Management of type 2 diabetes by William Sivitz, MD

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic (Online Version) ZOOM

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

NSF GRFP Virtual Kickoff

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Have you considered applying for a fellowship this fall? The NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. If you are interested in the GRFP opportunity, we encourage you to attend the Graduate Research Fellowship Program Virtual Workshop on Thursday, August 6th from 2:00-3:30 pm CT via Zoom....

Hacky Hour

Friday, August 7, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hacky Hour is an informal gathering of people to share knowledge and ask questions about their data and how to code analyses for their data.

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD

Monday, August 10, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD  Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism Presentation: TBD 

REDCap Training

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

REDCap Basic hands-off This training is a basic overview of REDCap that is hands-off/lecture. We will go through the process of creating a REDCap project starting with instrument design, assigning users access to the project, repeating instruments, enabling surveys, project testing, and ending with production mode. You will follow along in with the instructor visually. After this training you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed: Focus on What’s New ZOOM

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The National Library Medicine is in process of updating the PubMed interface with changes expected to be complete in spring 2020. This session will provide an overview of the most significant changes to navigation along with a demonstration of new search features. Best practices for searching the updated version will be shared. In addition, this session will also show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques. Time for...

TriNetX Training

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

TriNetX basic training This training will provide an in depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research. After this training you will have a thorough understanding of how to use TriNetX and what the process is to get data extracted for research studies.

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Connect with UIRF if you have questions about intellectual property (IP) and commercialization....

REDCap Training

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm

REDCap data quality and reports training...

Hardin Open Workshops: APA Style: What’s New in the 7th edition ZOOM

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:30am to 12:00pm

This 30 minute session will be offered online only through ZOOM and will focus on significant changes in the recently published 7th edition. Changes that are most likely to impact instructors and student writers will be detailed. Resources will be provided.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CPC: Melanoma...  From Death Sentence to Cure??!!  by Yousef Zakharia, MD, Nicole Peyton, MD & Elin Beck, MD

Hardin Open Workshops - Getting Started with Hardin Library Resources ZOOM

Friday, August 14, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This course will cover how to search for Hardin Library resources including books and journals and how to request materials not owned by the libraries. Participants will also be introduced to our available databases, subject guides, and services. Optional tour of library spaces after session. This course can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular group....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Huxing Cui, PhD

Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Huxing Cui, PhD Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa  Presentation: Staying awake for dinner: Is there a role for leptin?

Hardin Open Workshops - Twitter for Academics ZOOM

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Twitter is more than just a social media tool. It has developed into a vibrant real-time information network used by health care providers, scholars, and scientists. Come to this hands-on session to learn the basics of twitter, advanced techniques such as searching, and examples of its use in the Health Sciences. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

TriNetX Analytics Training

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

TriNetX analytics training TriNetX Analytics is a new functionality within the TriNetX toolset. You will be able to explore and compare cohorts, review cohort characteristics and compare outcomes of interest. We will demonstrate how to use these tools and give examples on best practices for when to use these different measures. After this training you will have a basic understanding of the Analytics toolset and how it can be applied to research questions for your studies.

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Connect with UIRF if you have questions about intellectual property (IP) and commercialization....

REDCap Training

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Data handling Data Handling covers the basic ‘must know’ items for transforming your data using Excel and Sublime. Basic understanding of Excel is recommended prior to taking this course. Excel Topics Covered Bringing Data into Excel Making it easier to view & understand your data Categorizing raw data Creating a basic calculation​ Vlookup Totals Tables Pivot tables Sublime Topics Covered Finding data Editing multiple rows of data at once Cleaning Data

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Structural Biology Interest Group meetings are biweekly at 9:00am. Currently the group meets via Zoom.  The faculty director of the group is Dr. Todd Washington.  To join the mailing list or request the Zoom link, please contact Sonya Housholder in the CCOM Office of Research.  Title TBD Presented by Anthony Schuller, PhD, Helen Hay Whitney Fellow (Schwartz Lab), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Impact and Implications of Peptide Receptor Radio-nuclide Therapy by Thomas O'Dorisio, MD & 203Pb/212Pb theranostics for image-guided alpha-particle radionuclide therapy for NETs by Michael Schultz, MD

Annual *and first ever Virtual!* Biochemistry Retreat

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Dear Biochemistry faculty, staff and students:   We are looking forward to virtually seeing you Saturday, August 22nd for the 11th Annual Scientific Biochemistry Retreat! The retreat will be hosted online. Details coming soon!  More information to follow

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Chad Grueter, PhD and Ajit Vikram, PhD

Monday, August 24, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chad Grueter, PhD  Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine Ajit Vikram, PhD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine Presentation: Cardioprotective effects of miR-204 during pressure-overload through apelin-receptor (APJ)"

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Connect with UIRF if you have questions about intellectual property (IP) and commercialization....

Introduction to Linux (Using Argon)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"Intro to Linux (using Argon)" is a two-hour general purpose introductory session intended for anyone who plans to use the Linux environment for research. The following lessons are featured: ...

TriNetX Training

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

TriNetX basic training This training will provide an in depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research. After this training you will have a thorough understanding of how to use TriNetX and what the process is to get data extracted for research studies.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Glioblastoma (GBM) Management  - Past, Present and Future by Varun Monga, MD

Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Ford Foundation Information Session

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Ford Foundation offers prestigious competitions at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral levels for applicants committed to a career as a college or university faculty member who will use the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in research, teaching, and/or service. Please see the Ford Foundation website to determine eligibility and learn more about their programs....

M2/PA2 MOHD IV Exam

Friday, August 28, 2020, 8:00am to 9:50am

2020 M1/PA1 Foundations Exam 1

Friday, August 28, 2020, 10:30am to 12:20pm

Computerized Exam: Beisner Aud BSB or 1117 MERF

Neuroimaging Workgroup

Friday, August 28, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We present/demo a neuroimaging (mostly human mri) related tool every month. This is also a great opportunity to see who else is doing neuroimaging work at uiowa and promote community!

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: William Sivitiz, MD and Deniz Atasoy, PhD

Monday, August 31, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

William Sivitz, MD  Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism University of Iowa Presentation: Regulation of the TCA cycle by mitochondrial oxaloacetate Deniz Atasoy, PhD Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology  University of Iowa  Presentation: Ascending catecholamine pathways controlling hunger