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October Events

CCOM Pop Up IT Support Desk

Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:00am to 11:00am

The IT Pop Up Support Desk will resume starting July 2.  We will setup each Friday from 9-11 on a specific floor in BSB (full schedule below), please feel free to stop by with questions or simply have a cup of coffee.  If the below times don’t work for you, the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) is available M-F 9:00 – 4:00, and can assist with installation and troubleshooting of UI Health Care applications (Remote Access, email, etc) on phones, tablets, and laptops.    ...

INI Minisymposium: Sleep

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This virtual mini-symposium on sleep features presentations from: Gina Poe, PhD (UCLA); Penny Lewis, PhD (Cardiff U, UK); and Reto Huber PhD (U Zurich and U Children's Hospital Zurich)

Three Minute Thesis Workshop: Practice Your Pitch

Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Practice makes perfect. Join us for a 3MT Workshop, where you will have the opportunity to present your 3MT and to receive feedback from a live audience. Come prepared to present your 3MT pitch and get feedback to make your presentation stronger. Register at bit.ly/3MTWorkshops21 and join us for the workshop on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 pm in LC S110 TILE-Lite classroom. 

Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library

Friday, October 1, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021. The tree talk will begin at 2:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the Sciences Library. There will be a short break at 2:45 PM for light refreshments. The walking tour of campus trees will begin at 3:00 PM at the Sciences Library. This program is free and open to the public. The Sciences Library is located at 120 Iowa Ave. ...

International Day of Older Persons- Housing Insecurity and Human Rights in Johnson County

Friday, October 1, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

October 1, 2021 is International Day of Older Persons....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Antonio Vidal-Puig, MD, PhD

Monday, October 4, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Antonio Vidal-Puig, MD, PhD Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism University of Cambridge Associate Director MRC Metabolic Disease Unit Honorary Consultant in Metabolic Medicine  Scientific Director Cambridge Phenomics Centre  Associate Faculty Sanger Institute  Title: Adipose tissue expandability, lipotoxicity and the metabolic syndrome

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Jung-Ho Shin, PhD

Monday, October 4, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Exploiting bacterial stress responses to overcome antibiotic tolerance in pathogens Jung-Ho Shin, PhD Research Associate Cornell University  

REDCap Training

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

UI Health Care Latinx Heritage Month Speaker - "Update on Latinx Health Issues and Disparities in the United States"

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us as Dr. Francisco Moreno, Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine Tucson and Phoenix, and Associate Vice President at the University of Arizona Health Science, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, covers information on the health and social issues impacting Latinx/Hispanics individuals that lead to different rates of risk factors, illness, etc.  He will cover epidemiological data around health, COVID, and mental health in this community....

Biochemistry Workshop: Nicholas Cronin

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Hardin Open Workshops - Embase

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records. This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 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.

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Neurobiology of stress embedded in the cerebellum" Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota (Sam Young, Faculty Host) Also available via ZOOM:  https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9951599930

REDCap Training

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

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 - Mobile Resources for the Health Sciences

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal workshop, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Liyang Zhang

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Burnout in Healthcare:  The Crisis is Here Too by Ashmita Banerjee, MD and Amy Stier, MD, MME

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Chian Ju Jong, PhD and Kyle Flippo, PhD

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Recurrent de novo mutations in PP2A/B'delta in Jordan's Syndrome that cause intellectual disability, autism and Parkinsonism" Presented by Chian Ju Jong, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Stefan Strack's lab "Endocrine regulaton of alcohol consumption" Presented by Kyle Flippo, PhD Postdocdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Matt Potthoff's lab

REDCap Training

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

African American Council Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The purpose of this meeting is to share information from our various areas/departments, touch base and get feedback about programming. Contact Shalisa Gladney for the Zoom Link and calendar invitation at shalisa-gladney@uiowa.edu

Neurogenetics Symposium

Friday, October 8, 2021, 7:30am to 1:00pm

Join the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Neurology for our 9th annual Neurogenetics Symposium! The symposium will be held on Friday, October 8th from 8AM to 1PM, and will be a hybrid event featuring both virtual and in-person speakers. Register online to receive a Zoom link to the virtual components. 

CCOM Pop Up IT Support Desk

Friday, October 8, 2021, 9:00am to 11:00am

The IT Pop Up Support Desk will resume starting July 2.  We will setup each Friday from 9-11 on a specific floor in BSB (full schedule below), please feel free to stop by with questions or simply have a cup of coffee.  If the below times don’t work for you, the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) is available M-F 9:00 – 4:00, and can assist with installation and troubleshooting of UI Health Care applications (Remote Access, email, etc) on phones, tablets, and laptops.    ...

INI Seminar: Catherine Jensen Peña, PhD

Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“Early life stress primes sensitivity to future stress: from epigenetics to engrams” Catherine Jensen Peña, PhD Assistant Professor Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Accessing Healthcare Services: Roma People from Vulnerable Communities

Monday, October 11, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join us on Monday, October 11th for this year’s Global Health Case Competition Mystery Speaker: Alexandrina Kiss! Ms. Kiss is the Executive Director of the People’s Development Foundation in Romania. Her organization focuses on the implementation of several social-educational- health projects focusing on one particular marginalized Roma community known as the Pata Rat settlement. She will speak about barriers to health and healthcare access for the Roma people of Romania and the realities of...

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Shingo Kajimura, PhD

Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Shingo Kajimura, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine  Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Title: Bioenergetics matters to metabolic health - from a view of brown fat 

TriNetX Training

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

TriNetX 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.

Learning Community Meetings

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Biochemistry Workshop

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Melinda Brindley, PhD

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  How PtdSer localization alters Virus Infectivity and Budding Melinda Brindley, PhD Associate Professor Infectious Diseases, Population Health, and College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia  

2021 Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration and Lecture

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

19th Annual Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration...

REDCap Training

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

Logic and survey distribution training...

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Of Dwarf Mice and Men: Tissue Specific Contributions to Pituitary Gland Organogenesis" Shannon Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina Ling Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, is Dr. Davis' faculty host

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Structural Biology Interest Group meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00am, with few exceptions. 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.  Presentation TBD

Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Liyang Zhang

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Role of airway inflammation in susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 in vivo and in vitro by Alejandro Pezzulo, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Kristin Claflin, PhD and Nilufer (Nilly) Sayar, PhD

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Central Regulation of Energy Homeostasis by FGF21" Presented by Kristin Claflin, PhD Postdocdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Matt Potthoff's lab Dorsal medullary catecholamine neurons mediated hypoglycemia counterregulatory response via medial hypothalamic projections" Presented by Nilufer (Nilly) Sayar, PhD Assistant Research Scientist in Dr. Deniz Atasoy's lab

REDCap Training

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

REDCap data quality and reports training...

REDCap Training

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

REDCap data quality and reports training...

Clinical Conference: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Friday, October 15, 2021, 8:45am to 2:30pm

More information coming soon....

CCOM Pop Up IT Support Desk

Friday, October 15, 2021, 9:00am to 11:00am

The IT Pop Up Support Desk will resume starting July 2.  We will setup each Friday from 9-11 on a specific floor in BSB (full schedule below), please feel free to stop by with questions or simply have a cup of coffee.  If the below times don’t work for you, the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) is available M-F 9:00 – 4:00, and can assist with installation and troubleshooting of UI Health Care applications (Remote Access, email, etc) on phones, tablets, and laptops.    ...

UI College of Pharmacy Building Dedication Ceremony

Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the completion of our new state-of-the-art building that will educate future pharmacists and scientists for years to come! More information coming soon here.

University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

From globally renowned medical researchers to Oscar-winning filmmakers, Iowa has recognized its luminaries each year since 1963 with our prestigious University of IowaDistinguished Alumni Awards....

Medicine Alumni & Friends Tailgate

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:45am to 1:30pm

Bring your family and join us for this year's College of Medicine alumni and friends Homecoming tailgate outside in the MERF courtyard at 375 Newton Road on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 am to 1:20 pm. Come early and join us for a special presentation at by Dr. Gerry Clancy (88MD, 92R), senior associate dean for external affairs from 11 to 11:30 am.  We do ask for you to register no later than Monday, Oct, 11.

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Seung K. Kim, MD, PhD

Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Seung K. Kim, MD, PhD  Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) Stanford University School of Medicine  Title: New paradigms for pancreas developmental biology and genetics: implications for diabetes research

SNPhA Flu Shot Clinic - College of Medicine

Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00pm

College of Pharmacy student members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) will host a flu shot clinic at the College of Medicine. Clinic is from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Postdoctoral Seminar Series - Career Development Seminar - Antentor Hinton Jr., PhD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Technostress, Awfulizing, and Finding your lane with social media in STEMM" Presented by Antentor Hinton Jr., PhD Assistant Professor Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Vanderbilt University

Biochemistry Workshop: Lori Wallrath

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Hardin Open Workshops: Open Access: Policies, Publishers, and Predators

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Open Access to scientific literature is one of the most hotly debated topics in scholarly publishing. This workshop will provide an overview of what scientists need to know when making their research open access. We will cover the basics of what we mean by open access, how open access relates to the NIH Public Access policy, open access journals in the biomedical sciences, predatory publishing scams, and best practices for evaluating your open access options.

TriNetX Training

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 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.

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Covid-19: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD Director, UNC International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science Oliver Smithies Investigator Professor, Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology University of North Carolina School of Medicine