Attendance at BBIP seminars is required for all students in the training program and is restricted to students and faculty of the BBIP.  Starting in Fall 2022, seminars will be held in Van Allen 470. We meet at 4 pm every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. If you are interested in attending a seminar, please contact program director Susan Lutgendorf.

Some of our seminars and retreat sessions, as well as relevant talks and tutorials from BBIP mentors and students, are also shared on our BBIP YouTube channel


Past Events

  • Crossing the River: Conversations about Behavioral-Biomedical Research

    November 10, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    University of Iowa faculty members who are affiliated with PBS and also conduct research in clinical/applied settings will talk about their experiences on conducting research in these two settings. 

    VanderWag Mark Vander Wag - Mark Vander Weg is Professor of and Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychological and Brain Sciences. 

    Wessel Jan Wessel - Dr. Wessel is an Associate Professor affiliated with with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

  • Writing Workshop

    October 27, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Hollingworth University of Iowa Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Faculty Prof. Andrew Hollingworth will lead a session on effective writing practices. 





  • Guest Speaker: Kalina Michalska, PhD

    October 13, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    MichalskaDr. Kalina Michalska is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She is also a member of the Program in Neuroscience, the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies. Prior to joining UCR, She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago and spent 4 years as a fellow at the NIMH Intramural Research Program, under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Pine. Her work combines neuroimaging (fMRI), autonomic measures, and behavior observations to understand the neural systems underlying emotional processes engaged by the distress of others. She is interested in how those processes mature across development, how individual differences are expressed, and how these emotional processes relate to disruptive behavior problems and anxiety in childhood and beyond. She will talk about her research and career path, and answer questions from students.

  • Student Rotation Talks

    September 22, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Students will present rotation talks.