Events for the week of September 10th

  • Week of Sunday, September 10

Women In Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour

Monday, September 11, 2023, 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: for details.

CCOM Spotlight on Current & Future Research

Monday, September 11, 2023, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kenneth Nepple, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Urology...

REDCap Basic Training

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

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

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Subhash C. Pandey, PhD

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Epigenetic Mechanisms of Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorders" Presented by Subhash C. Pandey, PhD Joseph A. Flaherty MD Endowed Professor of Psychiatry Director, Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics University of Illinois at Chicago Senior Research Career Scientist Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago

Response to COVID-19 in Lebanon: update, challenges, and lessons learned

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:30am to 11:30am

The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 was more severe on developing countries including Lebanon, especially due to the fragile health care system, weak surveillance infrastructure, and lack of comprehensive emergency preparedness and response plans. Lebanon had been struggling with a plethora of challenges at the social, economic, financial, political, and health care levels prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon revealed gaps and challenges across the spectrum of...

Talman Lecture: Bruce Lamb, PhD

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Identification and Characterization of Phospholipase C Gamma 2 (PLCG2) as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease" Talman Lecture in Neurology Bruce Lamb, PhD Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute Indiana University Distinguished Professor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 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: Dr. Dana Shaw, PhD

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones ( for more information. From stress to defense: unraveling the UPR’s role in tick immunity and vector competency Dana Shaw, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology  Washington State University

Film Screening and Discussion – featuring the film, Costa Brava

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 7:00pm

Join Dr. Melhem and others in the screening of Costa Brava and a discussion to follow. The film is set in a near future, where Soraya and Walid build an idyllic life in the mountains, far from the disorder and pollution of Beirut, capital of Lebanon. There, they live with one of their parents and their two children—until installation of a supposedly ecological landfill disrupts their harmony....

REDCap Intermediate Training

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

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

Cholera in Lebanon: An Old Disease with a New Comeback

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cholera has been a global public health problem that resulted in seven pandemics since 1961. Lebanon is a small country in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) with an estimated population of 6.7 million and the highest number of refugees per capita per square meter in the world. The first cholera case was reported in North Lebanon on Oct. 4, 2022, in an informal settlement followed by spread across the country; this is the first cholera outbreak in the country since 1993. Despite the...

FRRBP Graduate Thesis Seminar: Yuna Bayanbold

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 9:00am to 12:00pm

FRRBP Graduate Thesis Seminar: "Manipulating labile iron to enhance the therapeutic response of NSCLC to chemoradiation therapy." Presented by Yuna Bayanbold, PhD Candidate. Yuna is a fourth-year FRRB graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Spitz, Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program.

REDCap Advanced Training

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

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

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 10:30am to 11:20am

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Faculty Seminar - Calvin Carter, PhD

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Electromagnetic reprogramming of metabolism" Presented by Calvin Carter, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology University of Iowa

Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, September 15, 2023, 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 the week of the seminar to...

Three Minute Thesis: Research Imagery

Friday, September 15, 2023, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This virtual session will help prepare you to design your presentation and to pitch your research for the Three Minute Thesis Competition.

UI Carver College of Medicine Investiture Ceremony

Friday, September 15, 2023, 3:30pm

Please join us as we celebrate faculty appointments in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine:...

BMindful Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

Friday, September 15, 2023, 7:16pm to Sunday, September 17, 2023, 7:13pm

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....