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  • November 2020

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Ira Goldberg, MD

Monday, November 2, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ira Goldberg, MD  Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, JR. Professor of Endocrinology Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine Director, NYU Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Presentation: Getting lipids out of the blood

SHPEP Info Session (Summer Health Professions Education Program)

Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges are pleased to offer a FREE enriching six-week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. We strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large....

Biochemistry Thesis Defense Seminar: Ryan Mahling

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Recognition of NaV1.2 by Calmodulin and Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factors" Ryan Mahling PhD Candidate Dr. Madeline Shea Lab Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Blanton Tolbert, PhD

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Structural biophysics of RNA interactions that contribute to viral replication Blanton Tolbert, PhD Professor, Department of Chemistry Case Western Reserve University  

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 1: Nuts & Bolts ZOOM

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am

This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references....

REDCap Training

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm

REDCap overview training Not sure what REDCap is? Want to find out if REDCap is suitable for your research project? The REDCap Overview session will cover the basics of REDCap’s functionality and capability. No previous experience is needed. We cover the basic capabilities and the latest software enhancements. NOTE: This is not a hands-on course. After this training you will have a basic understanding of what REDCap’s capability.

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Speaker, Jeffrey Essner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, will be presenting "Use of short regions of homology for targeted integration in zebrafish embryos and vertebrate cells".  Faculty host:  Fang Lin, Ph.D.

Hardin Open Workshops - Getting Started with Hardin Library Resources ZOOM

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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....

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, November 5, 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.  "Caught in the Act: CryoEM Structure of Translocating Anthrax Toxin" by Alexandra Machen, MPH, PhD, Freudenthal Lab University of Kansas Medical Center Host: Bret Freudenthal

Virtual Graduate Student Panel Discussion Series

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

November 5: "How to Find a Good Post-Doctoral Fellowship" November 12: "How to Write a Killer Fellowship Application" November 19: "What to Expect From the First Year of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship/Scientific Job" Please contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Understanding the tradeoffs in Canada’s single payer healthcare system (and yes, a tiny bit about COVID) by Peter Cram, MD, MBA

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Postdoctoral Workshop - Thomas James and Kenji Saito

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Thomas James, PhD Catherine Marcinkiewcz Lab Presented by Kenji Saito, PhD Huxing Cui Lab

M2/PA2 MOHD Keystone Exam

Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:30am to 12:20pm

Three Minute Thesis 2020 Winner Announcement

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Contestants represent a diverse array of disciplines and areas of study and reflect the passion and thirst for discovery common among all of Iowa's graduate students. Join us on November 6th at 12:00 pm Central Time for a Q&A with some of our finalists and find out who the winner is for 3MT 2020!...

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Philipp Scherer, PhD

Monday, November 9, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD Gifford O. Touchstone, Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Presentation: The Adipocyte in Health and Disease

University of Iowa Lecture Committee: "Addressing Racial Health Disparities in America"

Monday, November 9, 2020, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Patrice Harris and Dr. Nicole Del Castillo entitled Addressing Racial Health Disparities in America on Monday, November 9th at 7PM in partnership with the Carver College of Medicine's Chapter of AMA-IMS...

REDCap Training

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

Learning Community Meetings

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Virtual Biochemistry Workshop:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

  Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussion (Parents, Family, and Guardians)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Coping in the time of COVID-19 is an uncharted, life-changing task for everyone, and it can make caring for our own mental health and the mental health of those around us a challenge....

TriNetX Training

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Christopher Basler, PhD

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Novel interactions and functions for filovirus VP30 proteins Christopher Basler, PhD Professor and DirectorCenter for Microbial Pathogenesis, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, Institute for Biomedical Sciences Georgia State University  

UIRF Inventor Office Hours

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am

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....

REDCap Training

Wednesday, November 11, 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.

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar The guest presenter will be Abigail (Abby) Buchwalter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco with the seminar entitled “The long and short of it: nuclear protein homeostasis in health and disease.” Hosts are Graduate Students from the Cell and Developmental Biology and Interdisciplinary Programs, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  

Virtual Graduate Student Panel Discussion Series

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

November 5: "How to Find a Good Post-Doctoral Fellowship" November 12: "How to Write a Killer Fellowship Application" November 19: "What to Expect From the First Year of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship/Scientific Job" Please contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Neuroscience & Pharmacology - Careers in Drug Development

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm

A Pharmacologic Odyssey – A Journey into Biotech / Pharma Presented by Bryan Cox, PhD Chief of Research, TriSalus Life Sciences Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience & Pharmacology University of Iowa

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ACP Resident Vignette finalists -  Tyler Bullis, MD, Elin Beck, MD, Alicia Kilian, MD and Jared Robl, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Postdoctoral Workshop - Kanza Khan and Paul Williams

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"A Role for Neuroimmune Activation in the Production of Withdrawal Related Phenotypes" Presented by Kanza Khan, PhD Catherine Marcinkiewcz Lab "Polysynaptic Neurotracing of Autonomic Nuclei Projecting to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Organs" Presented by Paul Williams, PhD Kamal Rahmouni Lab

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed ZOOM

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This hands on session will help you improve your searching through best practices for basic and advanced searching and show you features for saving or exporting citations. The session will also help you understand medical subject headings (MeSH) and how they improve your search as well as the benefits of a MyNCBI account. 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.

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management and Sharing Plans for Grant Proposals ZOOM

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NIH, NSF, and many other research funders require data management plans as part of the funding proposal. A good plan may help you provide a more competitive proposal. We’ll cover the foundational elements of these plans, campus resources and policies you can include in the plan, and look at some examples. Bring your plan if you have started working on one....

IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition | Case Presentations

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition offers an innovative student learning experience that trains future public health leaders. This competition brings together students from multiple disciplines in a format uncommon at most universities and colleges. The competition structure is similar to that of a business school case competition where student teams formulate recommendations for business-oriented problems. Through the IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition, students...

2020 M1/PA1 Mechanisms of Health and Disease I (MOHD I) Exam 2

Friday, November 13, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:50pm

Computerized Exam:  Beisner Aud BSB or 1117 MERF

CANCELED: Iowa Eye Alumni Reception @ AAO 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

**Updated - Iowa Eye Alumni Reception @ AAO 2020 is canceled** Join us at the Iowa Eye Alumni Reception during this year's American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. RSVP to Joe Schmidt: joe-schmidt@uiowa.edu or 319.384.8529.

2020 M1/PA1 Clinical and Professional Skills I (CAPS I) Flexible Written Exam - 1st Day of 4 Days

Monday, November 16, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Flexible Computerized Exam:  1.5-hour exam available 8:00 am November 16 through 5:00 pm November 19.  Students may select exam time based on room availability (posted to ICON). Hardin Library Information Commons East or West or L169 MERF (OSAC Computer Lab).

2020 M1/PA1 Clinical Skills Exam - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) - 1st Day of 4 Days

Monday, November 16, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Students will be assigned times to take the clinical skills exam.  There will be slots on Monday, 11/16, Tuesday, 11/17, Wednesday, 11/18, and Thursday, 11/19.  The location of this exam will be in the MERF Clinical Suites.

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop ZOOM

Monday, November 16, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am

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....

Neuroscience and Pharmacology Virtual Faculty Recruit

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Prefrontal somatostatin interneurons encode fear memory” Presented by Kirstie Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Neuroscience Friedman Brain Institute

IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition | Live Judging Q&A

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

The IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition offers an innovative student learning experience that trains future public health leaders. This competition brings together students from multiple disciplines in a format uncommon at most universities and colleges. The competition structure is similar to that of a business school case competition where student teams formulate recommendations for business-oriented problems. Through the IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition, students...

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Karin Bornfeldt, PhD

Monday, November 16, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Karin Bornfekdt, PhD Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition Professor, Department of Pathology Associate Director, Diabetes and Obestiy Center of Excellence Deputy Directory, Diabetes Research Center University of Washington Presentation: TBD 

SHPEP Info Session (Summer Health Professions Education Program)

Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges are pleased to offer a FREE enriching six-week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. We strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large....

2020 M1/PA1 Clinical and Professional Skills I (CAPS I) Flexible Written Exam - 2nd Day of 4 Days

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Flexible Computerized Exam:  1.5-hour exam available 8:00 am November 16 through 5:00 pm November 19.  Students may select exam time based on room availability (posted to ICON). Hardin Library Information Commons East or West or L169 MERF (OSAC Computer Lab).

2020 M1/PA1 Clinical Skills Exam - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) - 2nd Day of 4 Days

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Students will be assigned times to take the clinical skills exam.  There will be slots on Monday, 11/16, Tuesday, 11/17, Wednesday, 11/18, and Thursday, 11/19.  The location of this exam will be in the MERF Clinical Suites.

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Val Watts, PhD

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Modulation of adaptive signaling of adenylyl cyclase: implications in inflammatory pain" Presented by Val Watts, PhD Associate Dean for Research College of Pharmacy Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Boulware Community Grand Rounds

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: Alicia Ortiz and Kelli Davie

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Kelli Davie Biochemistry Graduate Student Dr. Brandon Davies Lab Alicia Ortiz Biochemistry Graduate Student Dr. Kris DeMali Lab Email abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link 

Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: Alicia Ortiz and Kelli Davie

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Alicia Ortiz Biochemistry Graduate Student Mentor: Dr. Kris DeMali Kelli Davie Biochemistry Graduate Student Mentor: Dr. Brandon Davies Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link