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The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Grad-DEI)

The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Grad-DEI) at Iowa is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for graduate student populations that are historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

Grad-DEI is dedicated to supporting the outreach, recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented graduate students by hosting workshops, providing spaces, and creating opportunities to grow. 

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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The Graduate College’s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is an award-winning eight-week immersion program designed to provide underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences. SROP is a gateway to graduate education in a Big Ten Academic Alliance Initiative at the University of Iowa.

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Report a Concern

The University of Iowa's Office of Institutional Equity is the central receiving agency for any reports regarding discrimination in three major categories:

 - Sexual harassment/misconduct; Title IX, or gender discrimination gender 

 - Discrimination, harassment, or ADA

 - Equal employment, affirmative action, or harassment prevention education

Visit the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion website to learn more about how to file a complaint or receive support for any concerns.

Upcoming Events

TriNetX Training

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
TriNetX analytics training TriNetX Analytics is a new functionality within the TriNetX toolset. You will be able to explore and compare cohorts, review cohort characteristics and compare outcomes of interest. We will demonstrate how to use these tools and give examples on best practices for when to use these different measures. After this training you will have a basic understanding of the Analytics toolset and how it can be applied to research questions for your studies.

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bowen Science Building
Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Covid-19: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD Director, UNC International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science Oliver Smithies Investigator Professor, Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology University of North Carolina School of Medicine  

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Apollo Stacy, PhD

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bowen Science Building
Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) with questions.  Role of poly-microbial interactions in shaping health and disease Apollo Stacy, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases Laboratory of Host Immunity and Microbiome  

News

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Happy LGBTQ+ History Month

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! From October 1 to October 31, the United States celebrates the achievements and contributions of historic figures who fought for LGBTQ+ rights.
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The History of National Latinx/a/o Heritage Month

National Latinx/a/o Month is September 15 - October 15 every year. Learn about how this celebratory month was formally recognized by the U.S. government and who the month celebrates.
John Jepsen

An inside study on federal Indian law and mineral rights

John Jepsen's research focuses on the post-war period (1945 to present) when commercial oil drilling began in the North Dakota, home of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
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