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IBA Newsletter WELCOME BACK! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, rejuvenating, and fun summer!

What is included in this Newsletter? This newsletter will include upcoming conference deadlines, social events, useful workshops, general information that could be pertinent to your field, program ‘reminders,’ and other relevant activities.

Save the Date! Fright Night

Library Tour


Oct 27, 5-7 pm Scary movies, cookie decorating, pumpkin carving contest, and candy!

9/27 2:30-3:20 Meet us at Main Library for our tour with librarian, Kelly McElroy!

Nov 13-16 Don’t forget to submit scholarship application for the conference!

Now that school is back and everyone is starting to get busy again, remember to use your time management skills now to avoid stress later. -Meaghan



Upcoming Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences of Interest PubMed: Going Beyond the Basics Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Calendar Name: On Multiple Calendars Event Type: Lectures/Discussions

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Contact Name: Catherine Reed Thureson

The 2013 ABRCMS is scheduled from Wednesday, November 13, to Saturday, November 16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. This acclaimed conference provides an opportunity for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to present their research through poster and oral presentations and expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions, as well as networking opportunities. Students also learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships by participating in the ABRCMS exhibits program.

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's index to medical literature and offers over 22 million bibliographical citations. This one-hour session provides advanced searching techniques for better results.

Contact Email: Contact Phone: 3193359151

Other Conferences and Seminars: For other seminars specific to your areas of interests, please see: Biology: 12-10-09 Physics: Institute for Clinical and Translational Science: Psychology: 2



Get involved in the Community Career Leadership Academy The Career Leadership Academy is an exciting opportunity for YOU to develop your leadership and professional skills – those same skills that employers have told us they’re looking for in new employees.

Volunteer Opportunities College Student Volunteering at UIHC: If you are a student and volunteering at UIHC is something you'd like to do, please be aware of the application process for Fall Semester 2013. Please click here to see the process and timelines for submitting your application to volunteer at UIHC. If you have questions, you may contact:Volunteer Services UI Hospitals and Clinics 8025 JCP (Elevator F, Level 8) 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, Iowa 52242Phone: 319-356-2515 Email:

The program is comprised of 4 academic credit-bearing courses called “phases” that focus on developing the leadership skills you already have and discovering the ones you’ll need to be successful after graduation. Each phase of the program is filled with seminars, activities, and events designed to give you an edge as a leader in whatever career field you choose. For more information, visit:

Want to volunteer at the Crisis Center? Two training sessions are coming up for those who would like to volunteer for the Crisis Center Food Bank and/or the Crisis Intervention Program. If you are interested in applying to take either training, click here to find more information. For more volunteer opportunities, see:

Call for Volunteers - Strive for Success needs TUTORS! Strive for Success (SFS) is a non-profit organization designed and dedicated to helping at-risk youth, grades 3-8, in Iowa City, and surrounding areas succeed in school, life, and society. Our program runs Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday from 3:30-5:30 and Thursdays from 2:30-5:30. ities.html If you are looking for a volunteer involvement, be sure to also check out the Volunteer Center of Johnson County volunteer matching website or arrange a consultation appointment with the CBLP by calling (319) 335-1023 or by emailing We are happy to assist 3


Happy Birthday!!! Gabe Jardim, 9/11


Edgardo Ramirez, 9/20

IBA September 2013 Newsletter