Events for the week of February 16th

  • Week of Sunday, February 16

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Ronald Wek, PhD

Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ronald C. Wek, PhD  Showalter Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Indiana University School of Medicine Presentation: Integrated stress response in health and disease

How to Complete HawkIRB Modifications, Continuing Reviews, Reportable Events Forms (REFs), and Project Closure Forms

Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This training session provides an overview of the forms that may need to be submitted to the IRB after approval of a study, including: Continuing Review Form Modification Form Reportable Event Form Project Closure Form   Note: We recommend attending the New Project sessions before attending this session.   Registration is not required, but is recommended: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agxAKf3wLYdBfrD

Flocks Learning Community Grand Rounds

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Biochemistry Workshop: Meng Wu

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"In vitro plate-based high throughput assays/screening" Meng Wu Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry  Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics

TriNetX Analytics Training

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

TriNetX analytics training TriNetX Analytics is a new functionality within the TriNetX toolset. You will be able to explore and compare cohorts, review cohort characteristics and compare outcomes of interest. We will demonstrate how to use these tools and give examples on best practices for when to use these different measures. After this training you will have a basic understanding of the Analytics toolset and how it can be applied to research questions for your studies.

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.

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...

Genomics Literacy Matters: Teaching Genomics to Prevent Racial Prejudice

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Historically, arguments based on genetics have been used to support ideological claims about the naturalness of racial inequality. Dr. Donovan will present data from randomized control trials (RCTs) that highlight how conventional genetics courses can result in students unintentionally adopting genetic explanations for racial inequality. He will argue that teaching human genetics out of context, that is, independent of an accurate understanding of the genetic variations within human...

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....

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, 11:15am 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...