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June 2016

IBA & LSAMP NEWSLETTER A resource for upcoming conference deadlines, social events, workshops, general information pertinent to your field, program reminders and other relevant activities

Accolades & Acknowledgments

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See what’s happening with IBA & LSAMP students.

Conferences,Volunteer Opportunities & Seminars Pg. 5-6 Learn about volunteer opportunities and seminars in our area.

IBA Summer Program: June 5th—July 30th 

Laboratory research of 30-40 hours per week (40 hour MAXIMUM) IBA Seminar: Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in 106 BBE  Lunch to be served each week immediately following seminar  Social events throughout the summer (see below) 

IBA SUMMMER PROGRAM EVENTS Mark your calendars! June 22 June 26 June 29 July 19 July 26 July 27 July 27

4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 12:00-2:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 1:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm

Mentor Mixer Fired Up! Leadership Workshop Ecotonos Poster Practice Session SURC IBA Summer Reception

TBD 520 E. Washington Street TBD TBD 106 BBE Iowa Memorial Union IMU South Room

Kudos and Congratulations!

IBA Graduate Fellow Alumni, Dr. Eric Rodriguez and Dr. Brigitte Vanle, have successfully completed their doctoral training!

IBA Spring 2016 Graduates: Steven Dominguez, Jackie Bannon and Alexis Miller

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LSAMP Spring 2016 Graduates: Stephen Estelle, Kristy Sakurai and Thomas Peterson (not pictured).

Travel IBA Candidate, Preston Anderson, traveled to San Francisco in May to attend the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference.

Summer Birthdays! Callie Shannon IBA Candidate June 4th

Sadie Moore IBA Candidate July 17th Steven Dominguez IBA Spring ‘16 Graduate June 16th

Alyson Glynn LSAMP Scholar June 20th Andrea Caceres LSAMP Scholar August 13th

Angela Olvera IBA Candidate July 27th

Evan Lamb IBA Candidate August 2nd

Niko McCarty IBA Scholar August 12th Page 3

IBA Graduation Celebration Special thanks to Victor Rodgers, Professor of Engineering at University of California, Riverside (and Vincent’s twin brother) for speaking at our graduation celebration. Graduating seniors, Steven Dominguez, Alexis Miller, Hannah Miller, and Jackie Bannon also presented on “lessons learned”.

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Get involved in the community! The nonprofit sector in our community is rich and diverse. There are organizations both on and off campus that fill every niche, including health and human services, arts and humanities, human rights, environmental causes, agriculture, social justice, animal welfare, public policy and more. For more information, go to

Agape Café helps the homeless and hungry in Iowa City by providing them with a hot, delicious breakfast every Wednesday morning. Laura Waldo-Semken, the volunteer coordinator for Agape Café has alerted us to an immediate need for committed volunteers. Interested persons should contact Laura at at 319-626-2055 (preferred) or 319-351-2211 (work- good for leaving messages) or email her at:

Volunteers needed for the Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association is currently seeking volunteers to assist with day-of-event duties at the Iowa City

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Seminars For seminars specific to your areas of interests, please see: Biology: Physics: Psychology: Biochemistry: Microbiology: Chemistry: Molecular & Cellular Biology: Immunology:

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IBA June 2016 Newsletter  

This is the June 2016 newsletter of the Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) and LSAMP programs at the University of Iowa.

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