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2/2/2017 12:00pm Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Women in Technology

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled Women in Technology, presented by Tonya Peeples, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach at the College of Engineering. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged.

RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Going" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends and Alumni will be prompted to create an account the first time they register for a University of Iowa event. Please contact events@uiowa.edu if you encounter any technical issues. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

Professor Tonya Peeples will share her story and facilitate a panel discussion of strategies to increase the engagement of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Local, statewide, regional, and national efforts designed to increase participation of women in STEM will be presented. A panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities in “cradle to career” services to girls and women through mentoring networks, teacher training, and innovative programs that aim to increase access to educational and career opportunities. This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement. To view upcoming lectures in the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series visit outreach.uiowa.edu/HawkeyeLL.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

Location: Iowa Theater Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

2/13/2017 4:00pm Cancer Center Grand Rounds

“aptamers: the future of RNA therapeutics ”

Paloma Giangrande, PhD
University of Iowa

Target audience: Departmental Faculty, Fellows, Researchers, Residents, Medical Students, Health Sciences Students, Nurses, Allied Health Personnel, and Community Physicians.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE:  By participating in this series of conferences, participants should be able to understand the biology and current approaches to treatment of hematological and oncological diseases. 

CME ACCREDITATION:  The University of Iowa College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION:  The UI Carver College of Medicine designates each program in this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  Completion of an evaluation questionnaire by attendees may be required for processing of CME credit.

For further information, contact: Daniel Berg 319-353-7800  or Jon Houtman 319-335-7780

DISCLOSURE POLICY:  Persons serving as speakers/facilitators will disclose to participants the nature of any significant financial relationships they have with the commercial manufacturers of products and/or providers of services discussed in their presentations.  They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

 

Location: Med Alumni Conference Room E331 GH General Hospital

2/15/2017 2:00pm NGS Interest Group: February

"Deciphering role of gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis: studies using 16S rRNA gene sequencing"

Ashutosh K. Mangalam, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Human gut contains trillions of bacteria (microbiome), which play an important role in maintaining healthy state of the host. Alteration of gut microbiome can perturb this homeostasis leading to negative consequences that might result in intestinal and systemic disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). We employed 16S rRNA based metagenomic sequencing of fecal samples to investigate whether patients have gut microbial dysbiosis. 

Our data indicate that patients with MS had decreased bacterial diversity and distinct microbial community profile compared to healthy controls. We are using animal model to test significance of gut bacteria negatively or positively associated with MS.

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Koizumi in advance at lisa-koizumi@uiowa.edu.

Location: Seebohm Conference Room 283 EMRB Seebohm Conference Room

2/23/2017 12:00pm Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Genetics and Genomics in the Practice of Medicine
“Hiding in plain sight: The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes” 
by Pamela Trapane, MD 

Location: Med Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH General Hospital

2/27/2017 10:00am Hands On Bioinformatics: "Introduction to Galaxy for Bioinformatics"

Michael S. Chimenti, Ph.D.

Specialist, Bioinformatics Division, Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

This mini-course will introduce students to Galaxy the web-based graphical interface for bioinformatics. Students will learn about public, local, and cloud-based Galaxies. We will cover the basics of using Galaxy in the browser, the kinds of tools available, how to share datasets, and the fundamentals of building workflows for reproducible research.

Space is limited, so sign up today at medicine.uiowa.edu/humangenetics

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the IIHG in advance at (319) 335-3578.

 

Location: IIHG Computer Lab (5159 WL) Westlawn