Events Calendar

2017 Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration and Lecture

16th Annual Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration
3:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Prem Sahai Auditorium in MERF

This celebration has become an annual highlight. Each year, the Distinguished Mentor Award has recognized one of our most important mentors, and the Distinguished Mentor Lecturer has given one of the best lectures of the year. 2017's event promises to follow that exciting tradition. This celebration was envisioned and is supported by Daryl and Nancy Granner.

2017 Distinguished Mentor Awardee: Robert G. Robinson, MD

Dr. Robinson, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, has an outstanding record of mentoring trainees, faculty and staff at all levels. By his example and with his guidance and leadership, he has influenced the lives and careers of many scientists and physicians at Iowa and beyond.

2017 Distinguished Mentor's Lecturer: Eve Marder, PhD

Dr. Marder, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Brandeis, discovered that neuronal circuits are not hard-wired, but can be reconfigured by neuromodulatory influences to produce a variety of outputs. Her work reveals processes that maintain network stability while allowing the flexibility needed for behavior.

A reception will follow in the MERF Atrium. 


The Distinguished Mentor Award and Distinguished Mentor’s Lecture are made possible through a generous gift from Dr. Daryl Granner, '58 B.A., '62 M.S., '62 M.D., and Nancy Granner, '58 B.A. Dr. Granner is a distinguished alumnus and professor emeritus and founding director of the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Institute.


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 Sonya Housholder in the Office of Research in advance at (319) 335-8587. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Medical Education Research Facility, 1110A
375 Newton Road, Iowa City, Iowa