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Events for the week of April 7th

  • Week of Sunday, April 7

BMindful Holy Days: Buddha's Birthday (Buddhism)

Monday, April 8, 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....

Women In Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour

Monday, April 8, 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.

REDCap Basic Training

Tuesday, April 9, 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 Seminar - Maya Opendak, PhD

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Building a Social Brain: Genes, Circuits and Behavior" Presented by Maya Opendak, PhD Assistant Professor Kennedy Krieger Institute Solomon H. Snyder Dept of Neuroscience Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Nick Hammons, 4th Year Workshop

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Presented by Nick Hammons, Graduate Student Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Advisor: Dr. Ernie Fuentes

Hardin Open Workshops: NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans (Zoom)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NIH will begin requiring a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) on all NIH funding proposals starting Jan. 23, 2023. This session will help you create a useful and well-written plan that meets the requirements and can be put into practice in your project. We’ll dig into each section of a plan, including: describing the types of data for your proposed project; standards for data and metadata; selecting a repository; addressing preservation and access requirements; and considerations for...

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, April 9, 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: Sizun Jiang, PhD

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Spatial-omics To Interrogate Host-Disease Interactions Sizun Jiang, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center

BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Fitr (Islam)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 7:41pm to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:42pm

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....

Pain Interest Group Presentation - Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Reaching Rural Veterans: Applying Mind-Body Skills for Pain Using a Whole Health Telehealth Intervention (RAMP)" Presented by Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD Associate Professor Dept of Anesthesia University of Iowa

REDCap Intermediate Training

Wednesday, April 10, 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:...

ACB Seminar Series - Licia Selleri

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Licia Selleri, a professor in the anatomy department at the University of California San Francisco will present a seminar titled "Why the Long Face?: Regulatory Dynamics of Midfacial Elongation in Evolution and Disease."

GradFest 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Thesis Seminar: R-loops' effect on chromosome stability and temporal regulation of DSB processing in the C. elegans germline

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 9:00am

Tara Hicks (Smolikove Lab), a PhD candidate in the Integrated Biology (iBio) Graduate Program, will be defending her thesis on Thursday, April 11 at 9 a.m. in Kollros Auditorium (Room 101), Biology Building East (BBE).

REDCap Surveys Training

Thursday, April 11, 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:...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar: Dr. Abhinava Mishra

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 10:30am to 11:20am

Presentation by Dr. Abhinava Mishra, PhD University of California Santa Barbara

GradFest 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Treatment of advanced prostate cancer and building a career in academic medicine" by Neeraj Agarwal, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Tate Neff and Alexis Ramos

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Tate Neff Graduate student in Dr. Ling Yang's lab Presented by Alexis Ramos Graduate student in Dr. Adam Mailloux's lab

Global mentoring: Strategies for international faculty success

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

New international faculty often face unique challenges in adapting to a different academic culture. This webinar serves as a resource to facilitate that adaptation....

Advancements in Injury Prevention Research in Moldova and Armenia | Global Visiting Scholar Presentation

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This presentation will be offered in a hybrid format. In-person presentation will be in C217 CPHB. To join via zoom, email cph-global@uiowa.edu....

Thesis Seminar: Characterization of Phytohormone Signaling in Ceratopteris richardii: Reproductive Transition and Meristematic Activity

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 2:00pm

Kelley Renninger (Cheng Lab), a PhD candidate in the Integrated Biology (iBio) Graduate Program, will be defending her thesis on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in Room 106, Biology Building East (BBE) and via Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97188093099?pwd=Zk8vdU1ZeUVlbmpReXJpTzdoRUdrdz09 (Meeting ID: 971 8809 3099; Passcode: ferns).

Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lectureship: Yifan Cheng, PhD

Friday, April 12, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Ramon and Victoria Lim Medical Science Lectureship Series features eminent scientists working in neuroscience and internal medicine. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Yifan Cheng, PhD for a lecture titled "Structures of INO80-hex and -nuc complexes - the basis of its mechanistic versatility." Yifan Cheng, PhD. Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco HHMI Investigator

2024 Iowa City Darwin Day

Friday, April 12, 2024, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Every year to mark Charles Darwin’s birthday, Iowa City Darwin Day organizes a two-day celebration of science designed to promote scientific literacy and increase public awareness of the contributions of science to society. The featured speakers for the 2024 events on April 12 and 13 are Joseph Graves Jr. and Harmit Malik. All talks are free and open to all. ...

Joseph Graves: Race, Health, and the Built Microbiome

Friday, April 12, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Joseph Graves Jr. is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr. Graves’ research focuses on the evolution of adaptation and evolutionary theories of aging. He has risen to international prominence as the author of two books that address myths of race in American society, The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium and The Race Myth: Why We Pretend That Race Exists in...

Harmit Malik: Rules of Engagement: Molecular Arms Races Between Primate and Viral Genomes

Friday, April 12, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Harmit Malik is a biologist, a member of the USA National Academy of Sciences, and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator. His research focuses on genetic conflict and has direct implications for understanding human disease. Dr. Malik will also give a talk for the public, “Paleovirology: Ghosts and Gifts of Ancient Viruses,” on Saturday, April 13....

2024 Iowa City Darwin Day

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00am to 12:30pm

Every year to mark Charles Darwin’s birthday, Iowa City Darwin Day organizes a two-day celebration of science designed to promote scientific literacy and increase public awareness of the contributions of science to society. The featured speakers for the 2024 events on April 12 and 13 are Joseph Graves Jr., Harmit Malik and Heather Sander. All talks are free and open to all. ...

Joseph Graves. A Voice in the Wilderness: A Pioneering Biologist Discusses How Evolution Can Help Us Solve Some of Our Biggest Problems

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:45am to 11:30am

Joseph L. Graves Jr. is a professor of biological science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and former associate dean for research at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. His research focuses on the genomics of adaptation and evolutionary theories of aging. He has also written two books that address myths of race in the U.S. and is frequently interviewed for articles, podcasts, and documentaries on this topic.