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August Events

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolism Seminar: Hua Sun, PhD

Monday, August 1, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hua Sun, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics - Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Carver College of Medicine  University of Iowa  Title: Remodeling of vesicle trafficking in diabetic podocytopathy

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

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolism Seminar: Ajit Vikram, PhD

Monday, August 8, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ajit Vikram, PhD  Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine  Carver College of Medicine  University of Iowa  Title: MicroRNA therapeutics for heart and vascular disorders: miR-122 and miR-204

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar, Gucan (Gabriel) Dai, PhD

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 9:30am to 10:30am

Deciphering the Electromechanical Coupling Mechanism of Pacemaker HCN Channels Presented by: Gucan (Gabriel) Dai, PhD Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University School of Medicine  

REDCap Overview

Tuesday, August 9, 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 REDCap’s capability.

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, August 9, 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.

REDCap Basic Hands On

Wednesday, August 10, 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.

REDCap Basic Demo

Thursday, August 11, 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.

Fall Institute for Teaching with Writing: Session I

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

This series of two virtual, interactive workshops is designed for instructors interested in incorporating more writing into their courses. Topics include designing meaningful writing assignments, informal writing-to-learn activities, and responding to and evaluating student writing effectively and efficiently....

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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....

A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy - Part 1

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

NIH is offering a two-part webinar series on the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, which will go into effect Jan. 25, 2023.A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy....

Fall Institute for Teaching with Writing: Session II

Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm

This series of two virtual, interactive workshops is designed for instructors interested in incorporating more writing into their courses. Topics include designing meaningful writing assignments, informal writing-to-learn activities, and responding to and evaluating student writing effectively and efficiently....

Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Retreat - Keynote Speaker: Ruben Dagda, PhD

Friday, August 12, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

"Role of PINK1 in Neuronal Development and Synaptic Plasticity: Implications to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's" Presented by Ruben Dagda, PhD Associate Professor Department of Pharmacology University of Nevada Reno, Nevada

2022/2023 New Microbiology Graduate Students Orientation

Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:00am to 11:00am

Welcome New Graduate students into the Microbiology Graduate Program

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolism Seminar: Eric Ravussin, PhD

Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Eric Ravussin, PhD Director,  Nutrition Obesity Research Center | Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism Boyd Professor | Associate Executive Director for Clinical Science  Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Title: MicroRNA therapeutics for heart and vascular disorders: miR-122 and miR-204

Hardin Open Workshops - Getting Started with Hardin Library Resources Zoom

Monday, August 15, 2022, 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. 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.

REDCap Surveys

Tuesday, August 16, 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...

REDCap MyCap

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00am to 11:00am

MyCap makes it easy for researchers to capture participant/patient reported outcomes using mobile devices. We will demonstrate a how a participant interacts with MyCap, how the REDCap Team constructs instruments and tasks and how a research study team can enroll participants, message participants, view and interact with participant data. After this training you will have an understanding of how to use REDCap MyCap.

Hardin Open Workshops - EMBASE - Zoom

Wednesday, August 17, 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....

2022 Center for Immunology and Immune-based Diseases Retreat

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The annual Center for Immunology and Immune-based Diseases Retreat will take place on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 at the Coralville Hyatt Regency Hotel (300 E 9th St, Coralville, IA).   This year's speakers will be Leslie Berg (U of Colorado Medical School) and Prosper Boyaka (Ohio State U).   Please RSVP by or before Friday, June 24; registration is FREE for Center for Immunology members, but we need to plan attendee numbers for the retreat luncheon and end-of-day reception.   Not ...

Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House

Friday, August 19, 2022, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House...

On Iowa! Farmers Market Tour

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 8:30am to 10:30am

Meet for a short walk to Iowa City’s iconic and vibrant Farmers Market. Gather on the downtown-facing steps of the Old Capitol at 8:30 a.m. or at 9:30 a.m. The first group will tour the Market from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the second group will tour the market from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join the Office of Sustainability and the Environment staff and student interns for a tour of the farmers market, and an introduction to the UI and Iowa City’s local food movement, as we stroll through the market’s...

Introduction to Linux (Using Argon)

Monday, August 22, 2022, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"Intro to Linux (using Argon)" is a two-hour general purpose introductory session intended for anyone who plans to use the Linux environment for research. The following lessons are featured: ...

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolism Seminar: Ling Yang, PhD

Monday, August 22, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ling Yang, PhD Associate Professor Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa Title: Shaping immuno-metabolic homeostasis by the lysosome

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic (Online Version) - Zoom

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. 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.

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Steve Varga, PhD

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom link.  Running Up That Hill: Working Towards New Interventions for Viruses and Cancer. Steve Varga, PhD Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa  

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop Zoom

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 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 and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm

"Writing a Good Research Article: Lessons Learned as a Journal Editor"      Christine Blaumueller, Ph.D., Scientific Editor and Writing Consultant, Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core

Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, August 25, 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, August 25, 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.

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed - Zoom

Thursday, August 25, 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.

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolism Seminar: John Engelhardt, PhD

Monday, August 29, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

John Engelhardt, PhD Professor Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology  Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa Title: Pancreatic Progenitor Remodeling in Ferret Models of Pancreatogenic Diabetes

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Balaji Manicassamy, PhD

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom link.  Genetic Approaches to Study Influenza Virus-Host Interactions. Balaji Manicassamy, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa  

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 11:00am to 11:30am

"ASAP mediated Arf6-dependent neuronal signaling regulates synapse structure and function in Drosophila"      Bhagaban Mallik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Andy Frank Laboratory)