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May Events

GAAD X: Accessibility Challenges

Monday, May 3, 2021

The IT Accessibility Group is issuing a number of challenges during the month of May. Each challenge is intended to focus and raise awareness of digital accessibility in one or more areas. Participants are invited to self-select one or more activities and experience a new dimension of digital accessibility....

Immunology Graduate Program Seminar (Co-hosted by Microbiology and Immunology): Dr. Philip Efron, MD

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  The Persistent Inflammation Immunosuppresion Catabolism Syndrome Philip A. Efron, MD Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology University of Florida  

Zada Cooper Leadership Seminar

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The UI College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer a free, virtual leadership seminar on May 4, 2021. On behalf of the Zada Cooper Leadership Committee, you are invited to attend the seminar, broaden your knowledge and experience, and honor Zada Mary Cooper’s legacy!...

COVID-19 Medical Spanish Workshop

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The Latino Medical Student Assocation will be implementing a COVID-19 Medical Spanish workshop TUESDAY (5/4) at 5:30PM CST via zoom. This workshop is designed to help medical students, residents and providers in general feel comfortable discussing COVID-19 with Spanish-speaking patients....

International Student Affinity Graduation

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and International Programs in collaboration with campus partners, are happy to announce the inaugural International Student Affinity Graduation! Due to the current public health situation, this event is being organized virtually. Attached is the program book and below are the event details. ...

Exploring Careers in Global Health: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join public health practitioners working around the world to learn more about working in a global context, the evolution of their careers, and lessons learned along the way. ...

Hardin Open Workshops - Getting Started with Hardin Library Resources ZOOM

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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. This course can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular group. 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.

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Latent plasticity revealed at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction" Presenter:  Dion Dickman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Southern California.  Faculty host is Andy Frank, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 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

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chief Residents' Presentations by Nicholas Arnold, MD, Amanda Heuszel, MD, Matthew Soltys, MD and Roger Struble, MD

GAAD 2021: Using Free Tools to Support Accessibility Checking

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:55pm

Accessibility checkers are software tools that check your digital technology against a set of accessibility rules and report any issues. Accessibility checkers are often third-party tools, extensions, or plug-ins, but many common applications come with integrated accessibility checking features....

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Emese Chmielewski

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"The social environment and its effects on autism" Presented by Emese Chmielewski Graduate Student in Dr. Lane Strathearn's lab

INI Seminar: Stefanie Jones, PhD

Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Interpreting the Mechanisms and Meaning of Human MEG/EEG with the Human Neocortical Neurosolver Software" Stefanie Jones, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience Brown University

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Ben Kelvington and Yutong Wang

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Striatal Complement Dysregulation in Mouse Models for ASD: from 16p11.2 to “3-gene” Presented by Ben Kelvington Rotating Graduate Student "Brief Sleep Deprivation and Neuronal Activation Patterns" Presented by Yutong Wang Rotating Graduate Student

Learning Community Meetings

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Michael A. Apicella Endowed Lecture Zoom Seminar: Dr. Mark Stinski, PhD

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Discovering the CMV Promoter and the Major Immediate Early Genes of Human Cytomegalovirus Mark Stinski, PhD Professor Emeritus of Microbiology University of Iowa  

Pain Research Program Seminar - David Finn, PhD

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Reciprocal interactions between pain and negative affect: From proteins to pathways to patients" Presented by David P. Finn, PhD Professor and Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Founding Co-Director, Centre for Pain Research NUI Galway

Mental Health and the AAPI Community

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

contact medicine-diversity@uiowa.edu for zoom information

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Lipid channeling at membrane contact sites and GPI anchor biosynthesis” Presenter:  William Prinz, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, NIDDK/NIH.  Anatomy and Cell Biology Graduate Students are Hosts for Dr. Prinz's seminar.

UI Latinx Council Monthly "Meet & Eat"

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend our monthly "meet & eat" events. This is a time to meet new people, find collaborators, and connect with other Latinx members across campus in a casual setting. Fix your lunch, sit back, and join us!*...

GAAD 2021: PDF Accessibility Workshop

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00pm

Portable Document Format (PDF) is one of the most widely used, but poorly understood, document formats in the world. PDF (Portable Document Format) is commonly used for the delivery of visually formatted documents. In the past, PDFs were typically intended for printing, and PDF remains a popular format for printable content, but increasingly, PDFs spend their lives on the web. Depending on the content and construction of a PDF, it may pose significant accessibility barriers to some users,...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Iltan Aklan and Shi Fang

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Serotonergic Forebrain Pathways Mediating Anorexia" Presented by Iltan Aklan Graduate Student in Dr. Deniz Atasoy's lab "Vascular Rho-related BTB domain-containing protein1 in hypertension" Presented by Shi (House) Fang Graduate Student in Dr. Curt Sigmund's lab (MCW)

23rd Annual Optometric Conference

Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:30am to 4:00pm

The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information: http://bit.ly/2IBGM2N

The 23rd Annual Optometric Conference

Friday, May 14, 2021, 8:00am to 3:15pm

Each Spring faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences present a full-day conference for optometric practitioners. This conference will provide the optometric practitioner with information that will assist him/her with diagnostic dilemmas and patient questions that are encountered daily. This activity will also provide information about current and expected diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of eye diseases. Finally, this activity will...

Carver College of Medicine Virtual Commencement Ceremony - Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Medical Education Degree Candidates

Friday, May 14, 2021, 6:30pm

Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Medical Education Degree Candidates. President Bruce Harreld and J. Brooks Jackson, vice president for medical affairs and the Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, will deliver welcome messages to students, along with Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel and Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Christopher S. Cooper, senior associate dean for medical education, will provide introductory...

Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 2:00pm

Graduates from the following programs of study (majors) will be recognized:...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Ketema Paul, PhD

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Circadian factors in skeletal muscle influence sleep homeostasis" Presented by Ketema Paul, PhDProfessor Integrated Biology and PhysiologyUniversity of California Los Angeles, CA

Latinx Council Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Due to Covid-19, all of our meetings will be virtual until further notice. You will find we are still a great community. We have both official meeting times and more casual lunch and connects, please join us!...

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"TFAP2 paralogs and MITF promote expression of pigmentation genes by distinct mechanisms"      Colin Kenny, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (R. Cornell Lab) "Identification of a functional non-coding SNP at FOXE1 associated with risk for non-syndromic orofacial clefting"      Priyanka Kumari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (R. Cornll Lab)

Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Course

Thursday, May 20, 2021

This 2 day on-line course provides a comprehensive review of current techniques in the management and reconstruction of head and neck neoplasms.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021, help us celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments. Learn more about the initiative at https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/ Save the date, and stay tuned for specific events to be led by University of Iowa Information Technology Services and their Accessibility team.

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 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

Accessibility - [done]: How one web development team includes Accessibility in their Definition of Done

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9:00am to 10:30am

Making Accessible applications means making usable applications.  It shouldn’t be an afterthought.  Research Information Systems (RIS), a web development team at the University of Iowa, has had accessibility in their definition of done for years.  What does this mean in practice in a web development process?  What tools are used to test for accessibility?  How can you adjust your web development process to incorporate the same tools and techniques? ...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Immunotherapy in Lymphoma- Promise and Challenges by Sabarish Ayyappan, MD

Careers in Human Genetics Information Day - Virtual Event

Monday, May 24, 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand different careers in genetics and ask questions in a small group setting. During the session, students may meet with a core lab director, bioinformatician, genetic counselor, research scientist, lab manager/lab compliance director, medical geneticist...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Jennifer W. Hill, PhD

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Insulin, Fertility, and the Brain" Presented by Jennifer W. Hill, PhD Associate Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology University of Toledo Toledo, OH  

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group: Beyond the DE gene list: understanding your RNA-seq results

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

RNA-seq has quickly taken over as the preeminent experiment for measuring gene expression in tissue samples.  The technique has a wide array of applications from understanding the role of a gene knockout to assessing the impact of a novel drug.  While most investigators are focused on the differentially expressed (DE) genes detected in the experiment, there is a wealth of other information that can help you understand your experiment.  Dr. Michael Chimenti, Director of the IIHG Bioinformatics...

Biochemistry Thesis Defense Seminar: Colleen Caldwell

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Biochemistry Thesis Defense Seminar: Colleen Caldwell Mentor: Dr. Maria Spies Email abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Lipid droplets regulate actin modeling via prostaglandin synthesis"      Michelle Giedt, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (T. Tootle Lab) "The hierarchy of the transcriptional regulatory network driving differentiation of zebrafish periderm"      Sunilc Singh, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (R. Cornell Lab)

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Importance of Minding the Difference Between Race and Ancestry in the Medical School Curriculum by Jason Barker, MD

Support Mechanisms for Undergraduate Research and New Opportunities with ICRU

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) for a brief overview of their services followed by a Q&A session. Topics covered will be their funding program for UI undergraduate researchers, presentation opportunities for your students to share their work, travel awards so they may attend regional and national conferences, and support we provide for training undergraduate researchers including NSF REU awards and mentor training. We will also cover new university initiatives...