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February Events

  • February 2024

Microbiology Graduate Recruitment Interview Weekend

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Microbiology Graduate Recruitment Interview Weekend

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Connor Laule

Thursday, February 1, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Stress Integration by an Ascending Adrenergic Pathway" Presented by Connor Laule Graduate student in Drs. Kamal Rahmouni's and Deniz Atasoy's lab

Out of the Archive Film Series: The Revolutionary Films of Madeline Anderson

Monday, February 5, 2024, 6:15pm to 9:00pm

Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally-engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening...

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 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 can gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research....

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Zongdi Feng, PhD

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Quasienveloped viruses: the what, the how, and the why Zongdi Feng, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Pain Research Program Seminar - Carolina Valencia, PhD

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Pain Sensitivity and Central Pain Mechanisms among Hispanic Americans and non-Hispanic Whites: The role of sociocultural factors" Presented by Carolina Valencia, PhD Clinical Associate Professor College of Health Sciences University of Texas at El Paso

ACB Seminar Series - Deepika Vasudevan

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Deepika Vasudevan from the University of Pittsburg will present a seminar titled "The Integrated Stress Response in Homeostasis and Disease."

Hardin Open Workshops - Mobile Resources for the Health Sciences (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smartphone! 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!...

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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....

Atrial Fibrillation: Know Your Risk

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Don’t miss a beat when it comes to your heart. Get the facts on Afib that can help you stay in perfect rhythm.  Join University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center cardiac electrophysiologist Paari Dominic, MBBS, for a special health seminar to learn more about atrial fibrillation and when to see a doctor.  What is atrial fibrillation?  Symptoms and causes  Risk factors  Detection and treatments  When to talk to your primary care doctor or heart specialist  Register today. 

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 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: Advance registration is required for Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Hyojin Kim and Tam Nguyen

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Neuronal mechanism of hunger-induced reward sensitization" Presented by Hyojin Kim Graduate student in Dr. Deniz Atasoy's lab "The role of mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter (MCU) in epilepsy" Presented by Tam Nguyen Graduate student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab

Women In Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour

Monday, February 12, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for the Women in Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour. It is the monthly coffee hour on the third Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon in 1289 CBRB. Enjoy coffee, pastries and contribute to the discussion! This is open to all—students, staff, postdocs, and faculty interested in promoting women in science (we have several male faculty in regular attendance and we appreciate the support!). Speakers change monthly. Contact: jessica-tucker@uiowa.edu for details.

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management Essentials (Zoom)

Monday, February 12, 2024, 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...

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Monday, February 12, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Hardin Open Workshops: EMBASE (Zoom)

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

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....

REDCap Basic Training

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

This is the first step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will build a new REDCap project from scratch and cover basic features such as:...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Faculty Seminar - Katelin Dannen, PhD

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Accessible Pharmacology" Presented by Katelin Dannen, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology University of Iowa

ACB Seminar Series - Amelia Hurley-Novatny

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 1:08pm

Amelia Hurley-Novatny, a MSTP student, will present a seminar titled "Intra-articular Injection of Matrix-Bound Nanovesicles for Treatment of Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis" as part of the ACB Seminar Series. 

Pain Interest Group Workshop - Adriana Della Pietra, PhD and Erik Zorrilla

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Cannabinoids and Migraine" Presented by Erik Zorrilla Graduate student in Dr. Andy Russo's lab "Pro-nociceptive role of Piezo1 channels and the anti-nociceptive effects of endocannabinoids in the trigeminal system implicated in migraine pain" Presented by Adriana Della Pietra, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Andy Russo's lab

REDCap Intermediate Training

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

This is the second step in the REDCap training series. In this training we will cover basic and intermediate features such as:...

Read on the Rug

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 10:30am to 11:00am

Read on the Rug is back with monthly offerings!...

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 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....

ACB Seminar Series - Salma Hassan & Shuang Wu

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Salma Hassan, a Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Student in the Arlene Drack Lab will present a seminar titled "Effectiveness of Subretinal Gene Therapy in Treating X-Linked Retinoschisis in a Mouse Model." Shuang Wu, a Visiting Scholar in the Xiaoming Liu Lab will present a seminar titled "SnRNA-seq Analysis  of Ferret Lung of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)."

BMindful Holy Days: Parinirvana (Buddhism)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events....

REDCap Surveys Training

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10:00am

This is the third step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover survey configuration and distribution such as:...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Yuxi Li and Karley Monaghan

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Yuxi Li Graduate student in Dr. Jon Resch's lab Presented by Karley Monaghan Graduate student in Dr. Chris Benson's lab

Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series highlights trainees and junior faculty from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience. We meet virtually once each month—featuring one Big Ten institution—for presentations and discussion/networking. Seminars are scheduled for afternoons on the third Friday of each month. Zoom link is provided by the host institution. If not added in the event listing, please email iowa-neuroscience-institute@uiowa.edu the week of the seminar to...

Quad Cities Mini Medical School Program - Weighty Matters: Unraveling the Obesity-Cancer Connection

Monday, February 19, 2024, 5:45pm to 7:15pm

Cancer rates and obesity rates are both on the rise in Iowa. Is there really a connection? Join us for an interactive Mini Medical School Program to unravel the research and find out.  ...

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:00am to 10:30am

Analysis of 14-3-3 proteins in the retina...

REDCap Advanced Training

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

This is the fourth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover advanced features such as:...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Postdoctoral Seminar Series - Yang He, PhD

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Deciphering Obesity: The Role of Serotonin 2C Receptor" Presented by Yang He, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The gammaherpesvirus-host love/hate relationship  Vera Tarakanova, PhD Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin 

Pain Interest Group Presentation - Emine O. Bayman, PhD

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"How Can the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) Help with Your Pain Research Project?” Presented by Emine O. Bayman, PhD Associate Professor Dept of Biostatistics University of Iowa

REDCap MyCap Training

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

This is the fifth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will discuss using the MyCap mobile app for data collection. We will cover features such as:...

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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....

Microbiology Graduate Recruitment Interview Weekend

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Microbiology Graduate Recruitment Interview Weekend

TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 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 can gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research....

REDCap Data Handling

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

This is the sixth and final step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we won’t use REDCap at all. Instead, we will cover ways to view and manage your exported REDCap data in Microsoft Excel and Sublime Text such as:...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Nathan Mohar

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 10:30am to 11:20am

Presented by Nathan Mohar, Graduate Student Genetics Graduate Program Advisor: Dr. Lori Wallrath

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Jeffrey Anders and Emily Hagen

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Jeffrey Anders Graduate student in Dr. Oliver Gramlich's lab Presented by Emily Hagen Graduate student in Dr. Sarah Ferri's lab

Clinical Conference: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Friday, February 23, 2024, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Guest Speaker: Janice Lasky Zeid, MD ...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar Series - Roswitha Wiltschko, PhD

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"The magnetic compass of birds" Presented by Roswitha Wiltschko, PhD Professor Emeritus Institute of Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main Germany

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Miles Pufall, PhD

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Presented by Dr. Miles Pufall, Associate Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Denise Monack, PhD

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 3:00pm

Battles for gut resources and niches: How Salmonella induces superspreader hosts. Denise Monack, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Stanford University School of Medicine Michael A. Apicella Endowed Lecture

Pain Interest Group Presentation - Christine Blaumueller, PhD

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

Presented by Christine Blaumueller, PhD Director, Senior Scientific Editor & Writing Consultant Scientific Editing & Research Communications Core University of Iowa

ACB Seminar Series - Madhuri Bendale & Emily Adelizzi

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Madhuri Bendale, a Cell and Developmental Biology student in the Samuel Young Lab will present a seminar titled "Deciphering the Role of Active Zone Proteins CAST/ELKS in Presynaptic Calcium Channel Targeting." Emily Adelizzi, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student in the Martine Dunnwald Lab will present a seminar titled "Deciphering the Tissue Specific role of Arhgap29 During Palatogenesis."

Python for Data Analysis: Python Fundamentals

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

1. Overview...