February Events

  • February 2020

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Hai-Hui "Howard" Xue, MD, PhD

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ready T Cell Factor One:  Chapter II Hai-Hui "Howard" Xue, MD, PhD Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa Hosted by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group - ATAC-Seq: a first glimpse into chromatin states

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Chromatin accessibility is an essential component of gene regulation of biological processes in specific cells. Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) is an effective way to probe for chromatin accessibility at a genome-wide level and has become a powerful tool to understand dynamic gene expression regulation. In this talk, I will summarize both principle and features of ATAC-seq, and highlight its applications in basic and clinical research

CCOM Student Government Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:20pm

CCOM Student Government Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:20pm

REDCap Training

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm

MyCap training 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 a an understanding of how to use REDCap MyCap.

Developing an NIH Biosketch

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Due to interest, additional workshop dates have been scheduled.  There are three session available:  February 4, February 19 and March 25, all are at 12:00pm in 2189 MERF. ...

WOCN: Faculty, Staff & Grad Student Lunch Meet-Up

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us during your lunch hour for an opportunity to connect with other Womxn of Colour on campus. Bring your lunch, refreshments provided!

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management Essentials

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The purpose of this workshop is to explain research data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available to assist researchers.

Diversity Matters

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the UI Postdoc Association at this month's Professional Development Seminar as we hear about ways and approaches to manifest, promote, and retain diversity and inclusion in research settings. Coffee and treats will be provided!

UI Optical 2020 Sale

Thursday, February 20, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, take advantage of our UI Optical special - 20% off eyewear, including frames and lenses; excludes readers. For hours and locations: http://bit.ly/2reSx7v

Skills for Educators Workshop: Teaching Clinical Reasoning

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 8:30am to 11:30am

Click here to register.

Biomolecular NMR Interest Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Biomolecular NMR Interest Group will review current topics in NMR relevant to biological problems.  Meetings are biweekly at 9:00am in the Heath Conference Room (4-403A BSB) for Spring 2020.  The director of the group is Dr. Liping Yu.  To join the mailing list, please contact Sonya Housholder in the CCOM Office of Research. These meetings are open to all who are interested in NMR and/or structural biology. ...

Biochemistry Seminar: Dr: Bill Marzluff

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Treating Hypothyroidism In 2020: Is It Really That Simple? by Bryan R. Haugen, MD

Faculty/Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE)

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Teaching Procedural Skills.

Clinical Conference: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:45am to 2:30pm

Featured Speaker: Fion Bremner, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCOphth...

Read on the Rug

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime!...

Playing With Fire?

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Studies show that when students are taught simple Mendelian models of genetics, faulty assumptions about racial differences in behavior and ability can result. This workshop introduces participants to educational frameworks that are useful for teaching students more complex models of inheritance that include an understanding of how genes respond to varying environments as well as the use of inductive learning, argumentation, model-based reasoning, and data analysis and interpretation....

Hacky Hour

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hacky Hour is an informal gathering of people to share knowledge and ask questions about their data and how to code analyses for their data.

CANCELLED: Charmaine Royal - Race, Genetics and Health: Coloring Outside the Lines

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00pm

Charmaine Royal is a 2020 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor. She is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, senior fellow in Kenan Institute for Ethics, and faculty in the Social Science Research Institute where she directs the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference and the Center for...

John Novembre - Novel Methods for Characterizing Geographic Structure in Genetic Variation

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:45pm

John Novembre is a computational biologist who studies human evolutionary history, population structure and migration, and the etiology of genetic diseases. He develops novel data visualization and analysis techniques to investigate the correlations among genomic diversity, geography, and demographic structure. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015....

Anya Prince - The Ethics of Polygenic Risk Scores

Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:45pm to 5:30pm

Anya Prince is Associate Professor of Law and Member of the University of Iowa Genetics Cluster. Her teaching and research interests explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing, with particular focus on genetic discrimination and privacy rights, the intersection of clinical and research ethics, and insurance coverage of genetic technologies and interventions. Professor Prince has published a variety of articles in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including...

John Novembre - Human Genetic Diversity: Understanding Ourselves Through the Lens of DNA

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30am to 10:30am

John Novembre is a computational biologist who studies human evolutionary history, population structure and migration, and the etiology of genetic diseases. He develops novel data visualization and analysis techniques to investigate the correlations among genomic diversity, geography, and demographic structure. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015....

CANCELLED: Charmaine Royal - Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:30am

Charmaine Royal is a 2020 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor. She is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, senior fellow in Kenan Institute for Ethics, and faculty in the Social Science Research Institute where she directs the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference and the Center for...

Anya Prince - Ancestry Testing, Privacy, and Law.

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Anya Prince is Associate Professor of Law and Member of the University of Iowa Genetics Cluster. Her teaching and research interests explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing, with particular focus on genetic discrimination and privacy rights, the intersection of clinical and research ethics, and insurance coverage of genetic technologies and interventions. Professor Prince has published a variety of articles in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including...

The Racial Equity Institute's Groundwater Approach: Building a practical understanding of structural racism

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This workshop is designed to help participants understand that we live in a racially structured society and that that this is what leads to racial inequity. The "groundwater" metaphor is based on three observations: racial inequity looks the same across systems, socioeconomic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior. Embracing these truths allows us to confront the reality that systems, institutions, and...

Iowa Medical Student Research Club

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Cerebrovascular Conference

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Organization of Stroke Care in Japan Naoto Jingami, MD Department of Neurology Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Matthew Potthoff, PhD

Monday, February 24, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Matthew J. Potthoff, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology Director of Molecular Medicine PhD Program University of Iowa Presentation: TBD

Hardin Open Workshops - Emerging Options in Publishing

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this workshop, participants will gain an overview of the emerging landscape of alternative publishing. We will discuss advantages and disadvantages of publishing research on Web platforms that offer ‘pre-publishing,’ such as bioRxiv publishing research output other than articles, such as Figshare earning credit for peer reviews, such as Publons publish an article first and peer review afterward, such as F1000 and other novel ways and models to disseminate research output.

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar, Theanne Griffith, PhD

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:30am to 10:30am

Co-Sponsored by the Association of Multicultural Scientists Investigating Mechanisms of Cold Transmission on Peripheral Sensory Neurons Presented by: Theanne Griffith, PhD Instructor Pharmacology, Physiology,a nd Neuroscience Rutgers University Newark, NJ

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic (Online Version)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

Inclusive Excellence Seminar - Jerrel "Jerry" L. Yakel, PhD

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Presented by Jerrel “Jerry” L. Yakel, PhD Chief, Neurobiology Laboratory and Principal Investigator Ion Channel Physiology Group NIEHS Durham, NC Co-sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives

Neurology Grand Rounds

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Headache Medicine Rebecca Burch, MD, FAHS John R. Graham Headache Center Headache Fellowship Director, BWH/MGH/Harvard Headache Fellowship Associate Neurologist, Brigham and Women’s Department of Neurology Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Biochemistry Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Biochemistry Workshop: Dr. Dominique Limoli

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"War and Peace: Polymicrobial interactions during cystic fibrosis airway infection" Dominique Limoli, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Jim Kaufman, PhD

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Generalists and Specialists:  a New View of How MHC Molecules Work in Health and Disease Jim Kaufman, PhD Professor of Comparative Immunogenetics University of Cambridge Hosted by Wendy Maury, PhD

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed: Focus on What’s New

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am

The National Library Medicine is in process of updating the PubMed interface with changes expected to be complete in spring 2020. This session will provide an overview of the most significant changes to navigation along with a demonstration of new search features. Best practices for searching the updated version will be shared. In addition, this session will also show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques. Time for...

TriNetX Training

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

TriNetX basic 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.

Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Christy Hagan

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Progesterone-mediated immune evasion in breast cancer" Dr. Christy Hagan Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry Department of Cancer Biology University of Kansas Medical Center

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER -  New Approaches to Diagnosis & Treating Glomerulonephritis by Joshua Thurman, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Wade Gutierrez & Devon Moose

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitors Improve Survival and Remodel the Immune Landscape of Soft Tissue Sarcoma Presented by Wade Gutierrez Graduate Student in Dr. Rebecca Dodd's Lab Mechanoadaptation to Fluid Shear Stress Enhances Survival of Circulating Tumor Cells and Metastatic Potential Presented by Devon Moose Graduate Student in Dr. Michael Henry's Lab

Internal Medicine Fellows' Interdisciplinary Core Conference

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Physician Employment Agreements-Part 1 by Lynette Lancial

History of the University of Iowa Psychiatry Department

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear: History of the University of Iowa Psychiatry Department  a lecture by James Bass, Ph.D. - Freelance Editor/Writer

M1/PA1 MOHD II Exam 4

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00am

HawkIRB External IRB Training

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am

Researchers must submit a HawkIRB application even when the project is overseen by another IRB. This training provides an orientation to the HawkIRB New Project form and the University of Iowa review process for studies that have an external IRB of record. When there is an external IRB, the HawkIRB form collects basic information to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures and state regulations. Even if you have already filled out an external HawkIRB application, this...

Neuroimaging Workgroup

Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We present/demo a neuroimaging (mostly human mri) related tool every month. This is also a great opportunity to see who else is doing neuroimaging work at uiowa and promote community!

Hacky Hour

Friday, February 28, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hacky Hour is an informal gathering of people to share knowledge and ask questions about their data and how to code analyses for their data.

2020 Sarcoma Symposium

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for this event where researchers and clinical faculty present their research findings and ideas with the common goal of finding treatments for sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer. In addition, there will be patients and caregivers sharing their stories. The event is free and open to the public.  Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7C6V75J...

What about Me(n) Summit 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00am to 3:00pm

The What About Me(n)? summit provides an opportunity for youth, parents, campus staff, faculty and community partners to engage in critical conversations and skill-building toward the mission of ending the cycle of patriarchal oppression through collaborative education and action with all genders in the university and community. Sessions will be led by national and local leaders who are passionate about this work. This event is sponsored by the University of Iowa Men & Masculinities...