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May Events

Anatomy & Cell Biology Awards Ceremony/Reception

Monday, May 2, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Award Recipients...

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Allison Willliams, PhD

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Atomic-level probing of the peptidoglycan biosynthetic machinery identifies a central hub and exposes a bacterial Achilles' heel. Allison Williams, PhD Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology University of California, San Francisco  

Application Deadline: Summer 2022 Humanities Without Walls Seed Grants

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 5:00pm

In collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls (HWW) project led by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Obermann Center is offering summer 2022 Seed Grants to support the development of applications for the final HWW Grand Research Challenge. The Obermann Seed Grants provide up to $10,000 for faculty-led teams to develop proposals this summer which they will then submit to HWW, for a grant of up to $150,000 for...

Pain Research Program Seminar - Anne Murphy, PhD

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Impact of Biological Sex and Age on Morphine Modulation of Pain" Presented by Anne Murphy, PhD Professor Director of Graduate Studies of the Neuroscience Institute Biology,    Gerontology, Neuroscience, Psychology Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Writing Together

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Focused time to work on research writing in a supportive environment. Weekly tips for staying on track with your science-focused projects. Drop in on ZOOM, Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon — ZOOM link: https://bit.ly/Writing2gether

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Lipid quality control, lipid droplets, and ferroptosis” by James Olzmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Olzmann’s faculty host is Thomas Rutkowski, Ph.D.    

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Drop In Sessions

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. ...

Hardin Open Workshops - Images in the Health Sciences ZOOM

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00pm

Using images can add interest to your assignments and presentations, but do you know where to find good images and how to ensure that you use those images ethically? This workshop will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain. You will also learn where to search for stock and health sciences images and how to cite your images appropriately....

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Clinicopathological Case: How multiple sclerosis contributed to a case of hemorrhagic and septic shock by John Kamholz, MD, PhD, Taylor Cox, MD, and Audai Alrwashdeh, MBBS

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Iltan Aklan and Tam Nguyen

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Serotonergic Forebrain Pathways Mediating Anorexia" Presented by Iltan Aklan Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Deniz Atasoy's lab "Investigating the Role of Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU) in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis" Presented by Tam Nguyen Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab

Iowa Medtech Innovation Symposium

Friday, May 6, 2022, 1:30pm to 4:00pm

The office of the chief innovation officer and Department of Neurosurgery are hosting a Medtech Innovation Symposium on May 6 featuring innovators with ties to Iowa who stand out in their fields and have made significant impact on patient care.  Keynote speakers include Art Krieg, MD from Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Chris Caldarone, MD from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, and Leslie Williams, MBA from hC Bioscience, each presenting their involvement in bringing novel...

UI College of Pharmacy Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 7:30am to 1:00pm

The Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium honors a true pioneer -- Zada Mary Cooper. Cooper was considered a master teacher, mentor, and innovator who was inspirational to her students. She advocated for women in pharmacy, patients, and to strengthen standards in pharmacy education and the profession. She is the first-known female pharmacy faculty member in the country and is hailed as the “Grand and Glorious Lady of Pharmacy.”...

REDCap Overview

Tuesday, May 10, 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.

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, May 10, 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. Michael Chimenti, PhD

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Principles of experimental design and reproducible research in computational genomics.  Michael Chimenti, PhDDirector of Bioinformatics, Iowa Institute of Human Genetics University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

REDCap Basic Hands On

Wednesday, May 11, 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.

Writing Together

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Focused time to work on research writing in a supportive environment. Weekly tips for staying on track with your science-focused projects. Drop in on ZOOM, Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon — ZOOM link: https://bit.ly/Writing2gether

AAPI LEADS: Asian Americans in Racial Justice Discourse and Activism

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Asian Americans in Racial Justice Discourse and Activism: In solidarity with Black and other non-Black Communities of Color...

REDCap Basic Demo

Thursday, May 12, 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 in with the instructor visually. After this training you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Update on the immunology of arthritis by Peter Nigrovic, MD, Chief, Division of Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital; Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Adults with Pediatric Rheumatic Illness, Brigham and Women's Hospital.  

24th Annual Optometric Conference

Friday, May 13, 2022, 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...

INI Seminar: Roy Sillitoe, PhD

Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“Genetic Dissection of Cerebellar Function by Generating Mice with Disease-like Phenotypes.” Roy Sillitoe, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience and of Pathology Baylor College of Medicine

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

Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:30pm

Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Medical Education Degree Candidates....

Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2:00pm

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

Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2:00pm

Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start. No tickets required....

Topological Data Visualization Workshop

Monday, May 16, 2022, 8:00am to Friday, May 20, 2022, 4:00pm

The workshop format is expected to be in person; however, many talks will be available online. Thus we expect to have both in person and online participants. Not all activities will be available to online participants....

REDCap Surveys

Tuesday, May 17, 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 Seminar, Co-Sponsored by Molecular Medicine Graduate Program - Gina Leinninger, PhD

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10:30am to 11:30am

"To Eat, Drink, or Be Merry? Central Neurotensin Modulation of Ingestive Behavior and Body Weight" Presented by Gina Leinninger, PhD Associate Professor Department of Physiology College of Natural Sciences Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

REDCap Advanced

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

This course assumes participants have a basic understanding of building instruments and surveys in REDCap. This training will cover advanced features of REDCap instruments and fields. We'll demonstrate how action tags can perform an action on a field, how data can be piped from one field to another, how using biomedical ontologies can standardize your data, and how to use validated instruments from the shared library. This will also cover the longitudinal module and using smart variables to...

Writing Together

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Focused time to work on research writing in a supportive environment. Weekly tips for staying on track with your science-focused projects. Drop in on ZOOM, Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon — ZOOM link: https://bit.ly/Writing2gether

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Hepatic IRE1 protects the heart against sepsis-associated cardiomyopathy and mortality” presented by Mark Li, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (Ling Yang Lab) “Integrated genomic approaches to characterize the biology of low-grade serous ovarian cancer” presented by Rebekah Peplinski, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics (Adam Dupuy Lab)

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Drop-In Sessions

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. ...

2022 Resident and Fellow Research Day

Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:30am to 12:00pm

The Annual Resident and Fellow Research Day presentations feature 15-minute presentations of research done by Ophthalmology residents and fellows and usually occur in April or May of each year. For more information and the full agenda, visit: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/eye/research/residentfellowship-research-day  More information coming at a later date...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Qian Cai, PhD

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Axonal Transport and Mitophagy Regulation in Alzheimer's Disease" Presented by Qian Cai, PhD Associate Professor Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience Rutgers University Piscataway, New Jersey

Neurology Grand Rounds: J Mocco, MD, MS

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Curiosity...A Call for Research" J Mocco, MD, MS Professor and Senior Vice Chair Director, Cerebrovascular Center Department of Neurological Surgery Mount Sinai Health System

Hardin Open Workshops - Getting Started with Hardin Library Resources ZOOM

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 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. This course can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular group. Advance registration is required for Zoom classes. Virtual registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Investiture Ceremony

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3:30pm

The event will be livestreamed. A reception will follow outside of the Diabetes Research Center, Fourth Floor Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. No registration is necessary. Parking is available at the Newton Road Ramp....

Writing Together

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Focused time to work on research writing in a supportive environment. Weekly tips for staying on track with your science-focused projects. Drop in on ZOOM, Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon — ZOOM link: https://bit.ly/Writing2gether

Reproducible Research in R

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Reproducible Research in R...

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals pulmonary ionocytes subtypes in proximal ferret airway epithelium" presented by Feng Yuan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (John Engelhardt Lab) "Nuclear actin is a critical regulator of Drosophila germline stem cell maintenance" presented by Nicole Green, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Tina Tootle Lab)

TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, May 26, 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.

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed - ZOOM

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: If Walls Could Talk

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On May 31, 1972 the Old Capitol was verified by the National Register of Historic Places. Join us just days before the 50th anniversary of this honor—175 years since the founding of our great university and 182 years since the cornerstone was first laid—for a very special Exhibition Spotlight: If Walls Could Talk. Let's examine our beloved Old Cap from every angle, Then & Now....