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February Events

  • February 2022

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Workshop: Juan Santana

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Jacob Yount, PhD

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Roles of the innate immunity protein IFITM3 in influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 infections Jacob Yount, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity Ohio State University, College of Medicine  

Presentation and discussion with "Bedlam" author Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, author of "Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis" will take part in a virtual presentation and discussion about the book and accompanying documentary. This event is offered as part of the UI College of Public Health's Book Club and is open to everyone. Please register for the webinar in advance....

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Community in collaboration: a case study of how we work in educational development"      Darren Hoffmann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology "Prostaglandin signaling regulates nucleoskeleton dynamics during collective cell migration"      Ashley Goll, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Tina Tootle Lab)

Hardin Open Workshops - John Martin Rare Book Room Resources - ZOOM

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore the John Martin Rare Book Room’s rich collection of rare and historical medical materials! This session will introduce you to the JMRBR collection — over 6400 items which span the of breadth of Western medical scholarship. We will also discuss how to search for, request, and use items from the collection. 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.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The CDC Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Pain at 6 years: A review, and what's new (Part I) by Anureet Walia, MBBS & Anthony Miller, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Mengya Wang and Alex Keyes - Cancelled

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Mengya Wang Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Andy Russo's lab Presented by Alex Keyes Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab

What Do We Mean by Research Now? — Collaborative Approaches to Understanding Memory and Minds

Monday, February 7, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

How do scientists gather and sustain teams to understand infinitely complex mysteries—in this case, memory and the mind? And how are our departments, colleges, and disciplinary organizations adapting to the need for such deeply interdisciplinary teams? Join us on February 7, 2022, as a group of researchers from neuroscience, microbiology, and internal medicine share their process, challenges, and suggestions for the future of research....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and, Metabolism Seminar: Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD

Monday, February 7, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesProfessor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME)The Robert C. Watzke, MD, Professor of Retina ResearchUniversity of Iowa Title: Ethics First: Regulation and Reimbursement of Autonomous AI 

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed ZOOM

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

REDCap Overview

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

Neuroscience and Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Snehajyoti Chatterjee

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Long-term Memory: Insights into Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias" Presented by Snehajyoti Chatterjee, PhD Assistant Research Scientist Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology University of Iowa

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12:00pm

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12:00pm

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12:00pm

Microbiology Graduate Program  Recruitment Interviews - Feb 17-19

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Workshop: Cade Rahlf

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Hardin Open Workshops - Embase ZOOM

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 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....

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 Seminar: Dr. Jeanne Salje, PhD

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  The intracellular lifecycle of the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi  Jeanne Salje, PhD Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Rutgers University  

REDCap Basic Hands On

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 10:00am to 11:30am

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 and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“UPR-induced hepatocyte dedifferentiation: protecting the organelle at the expense of the organ and organism?”      Anit Shah, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Thomas Rutkowski Lab) “CHOP in ER stress adaptation: what does not kill you makes you stronger”        Kaihua Liu, Human Toxicology Interdisciplinary Graduate Student (Thomas Rutkowski Lab)   

The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Professor Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (2015) and co-author of The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education (2020) will give a talk on the current state and future of graduate education at the Directors of Graduate Studies meeting from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th....

Structural Biology Interest Group with Dr. Sandipan Chowdhury

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 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.  "Architecture and structural mechanisms of a voltage and cyclic nucleotide dependent membrane transporter" Presentation by Dr. Sandipan Chowdhury, Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

REDCap Basic Demo

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

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 with the instructor visually. After this training you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CPC: MPNST in NF1 - A Rare Cancer with Brain Metastasis by Joshua Denk, MD, Eyas Alzayadneh, MD & Varun Monga, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Yue (Alvin) Deng and Alex Keyes

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"PVN RGS2 is Required for Maintaining Body Energy Homeostasis" Presented by Yue (Alvin) Deng Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Huxing Cui's lab "Role of C5a/C5aR1 Signaling in the Spinal Processing of Pain" Presented by Alex Keyes Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab

REDCap Surveys

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

This training will cover REDCap surveys and logic. From enabling surveys to automatic survey invitations, we'll demonstrate the full survey functionality in REDCap. In addition, we'll cover hiding/showing fields with branching logic, calculating the difference between 2 dates with a calculated field, and other logical functions available in REDCap. After this training, you will have the ability to create and send surveys in a variety of ways as well as creating more complex projects using...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Postdoctoral Seminar Series - Brielle Ferguson, PhD

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Attention Dysfunction in Scn8a +/- Mice: Implications for Absence Epilepsy and ASD" Presented by Brielle Ferguson, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences Stanford University

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Christopher Vakulskas, PhD

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Using fundamental bacterial tools to engineer CRISPR systems suitable for therapeutic genome editing  Christopher Vakulskas, PhD Director of Enzyme Evolution, Protein Engineering and Directed Evolution, and Molecular Genetics Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.   

Endless Innovation: An R1 Research Institution (1948–1997)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 4:30pm

Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us...

Pain Research Virtual Seminar - Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms for Bidirectional Pain Modulation in the Amygdala" Presented by Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD Investigator, NIH/ NCCIH

REDCap Data Quality and Reports

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

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

Hardin Open Workshops - Keeping Current- Online ZOOM

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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. Advance registration is required for Zoom classes. Virtual registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

UI Health Care Black History Month Lecture - “Pursuing Health Equity – A Call to Action”

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Louis H. Hart III, MD is the inaugural Medical Director of Health Equity for Yale New Haven Health System and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and faculty member in the Yale School of Medicine. His "leadership work addresses unjust structural and societal barriers that lead to inequitable health outcomes for the patients that we serve."...

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"The miR-200 family modulates a trio of transcription factors during cardiac development and regeneration"      Riley Leonard, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Brad Amendt Lab) "Dissecting the Role of Iroquois Homeobox 1 (Irx1) in Gingival Wound Healing      Dan Su, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Brad Amendt Lab)

Microbiology Graduate Program - February 17-19

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Microbiology Graduate Program -  February 17-19

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management Essentials

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Whatever the research you are doing, chances are, you’re working with research data. Small changes to your data management practices can make a big difference during research, and when you are ready to share the results. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to securely store and organize your data, keep track of changes to your files, create accompanying documentation, and submit your data for publication. Employing these practices will ensure that everyone, including you, can use and reuse...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Anthracycline - (+ radiation therapy) - induced cardiotoxicity by Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Rofieda Alwaqfi, MBBS & Taylor Becker, MD

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Akiko Iwasaki will present a lecture on February 17 at 4:00pm. Dr. Iwasaki is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) at Yale University, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.  Presentation details will be updated closer to the event date and may be held via Zoom instead of in-person. ...

Clinical Conference: Glaucoma (Mansour F. Armaly Lecture)

Friday, February 18, 2022, 8:00am to 12:00pm

This event will take place in a virtual format. A zoom link will be provided to all attendees....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar: Melissa Bates, PhD

Monday, February 21, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Melissa Bates, PhD Associate Professor  Health and Human Physiology  University of Iowa  Title: Untangling the complicated web of obesity-mediated comorbidities

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Annarita Di Lorenzo, PhD -- RESCHEDULED for Fall 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10:30am to 11:30am

  Presented by Annarita Di Lorenzo, PhD Associate Professor Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Workshop: Priya Issure

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Kevin Legge, PhD

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Polyanhydride nanoparticle vaccines – a platform and strategy for robust immunity and “universal” protection against influenza virus Kevin Legge, PhD Professor of Pathology University of Iowa  

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 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.

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Nutrient availability affects ER homeostasis through changes in subcellular redox"      Erica Gansemer, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Thomas Rutkowski Lab) “Prostaglandins regulate nuclear actin to control nucleolar functions”      Danielle Talbot, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student (Tina Tootle Lab)

Structural Biology Interest Group, Feb 24

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 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.  Presenter TBD

TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 9:00am to 10:00am

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.

Computational Biology Seminar

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Customizing single cell applications to interrogate mechanisms of acquired drug resistance in cancer...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

COVID-19 Lung Pathology: Lessons Learned from Autopsies by Marina Ivanovic, MD, FIAC, Dennis Firchau, MD & Stephanie Stauffer, MD