2017 Posters

MacDesk UIHC

​Presenters: Jehu Torres and Jadvyga Gerasimovic

​Abstract: The MacDesk is the vehicle for providing support to the Mac user base here at UIHC. Our team is comprised of several members from the TSI Technical Operations Division at UIHC. From purchasing information to deployment to ongoing support, we have been able to provide UIHC and the CCOM responsive and consistent support. We have also provided the user base with the resources necessary to meet IT compliance initiatives.


The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio

Presenters: Tom Keegan and Matt Butler

Abstract: The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio collaborates with faculty and students on the digital design, implementation, and circulation of their research, including GIS and mapping, data visualization, 3D modeling, textual analysis, and digital publishing support. Subscribing to a show-more, tell-less approach where digital scholarship–particularly the digital humanities–is concerned, the Studio embraces scholarly creativity and encourages interdisciplinary research and multi-platform circulation. In this manner, the Studio helps scholars tailor the presentation and application of their research to a variety of audiences. Given its position in the Libraries, the Studio can shepherd digital projects from their inception to their eventual archival treatments, creating responsible life-spans for these projects and their attendant data.


Recreational Services

Presenters: Justin Holman & Kelly Teeselink

Abstract: The Department of Recreational Services is an integral part of the Hawkeye tradition. The department promotes and coordinates campus-wide competitive and recreational activities. Events and programs enhance skills, foster life-long friendships, and teach the understanding of true sportsmanship while promoting healthy lifestyle choices.


Research Services and Informatics Initiative

Presenter: Sai Kumar Ramadugu

Abstract: Research computing initiatives from ITS-Research Services and Iowa Informatics Initiative for broad campus engagement will be presented in our poster.


Skype for Business

Presenters: Steve Schallau, Reese Reimers, Gayle Elliott, Ryan Lenger

Abstract: Skype for Business lets you connect with co-workers or business partners in your company or around the world. 

Use Skype to:

  • Start conversations with IM, voice, or video calls
  • See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting
  • Present your screen during meetings or give control to others
  • Use Skype for Business in other Office programs to chat, call, or join a meeting with a click

Want to find out more?  Come visit us at our poster session!


ITS Cloud Services

Presenters: Dave Kelly, Dave Miller

Abstract: The ITS Cloud Services department is focused on enabling the adoption of cloud technologies on campus, primarily in the form of offerings of our major vendors (currently AWS and Azure). We work with customers to consult and advise based on their business needs, provision accounts, and assist in onboarding. Additionally, we offer for cost-benefit analysis, architectural design, and training initiatives for your Cloud IT initiatives.


Business Intelligence Shared Service Center

Presenters: Brenda Ulin, Dawn Moore, and Alexander Junk

Abstract: The Business Intelligence Shared Service Center (BISSC) is available to support your BI needs through the development of BI dashboards, data exploration solutions and data science partnerships with the College of Health Bio-Statisticians. To support your data-informed decision-making, we offer collaboration and development of: data mart design and development, dashboard visualizations in a variety of technical frameworks including SSRS and Power Bi, as well as self-service solutions with SQL Services Analytical Services dimensional models. We will showcase our solutions and will be available to discuss your Business Intelligence needs and the opportunity to partner with you.


Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Presenters: Eric Neuhaus, Ashlee Wilson, Joe Spring & Heath Davis

Abstract: REDCap is a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Using REDCap's stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using 1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer; and/or 2) the offline method by constructing a 'data dictionary' template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap. Both surveys and databases (or a mixture of the two) can be built using these methods.  REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.



​Presenters: Ashlee Wilson & Heath Davis

Abstract: Trinetx at university of Iowa healthcare provides researchers the ability to explore a limited, de-identified set of patient data derived from the UIHC EMR, EPIC. TriNetX is most useful for identification of potential patient cohorts and/or counts of patients potentially eligible for research projects based on a query created by selecting inclusion and exclusion criteria specific to research protocols and design.


UI BioShare

​Presenters: Laura Jacobus, Heath Davis

Abstract: UI BioShare allows for lab/repository privacy and security while providing a single location for prospective collaborators to query for global level/aggregate subject and specimen counts. Service features include guidance in transitioning data from legacy systems into UI BioShare, a single point of contact to initiate conversations with investigators interested in acquiring tissue, as well as subject matter expertise in both clinical research and data management systems.


Malnutrition Documentation During Inpatient Hospitalization: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Development in The Electronic Medical Record

Presenters: Matthew Watson, Mike Henricksen

Abstract: Malnutrition is grossly under diagnosed with a negative impact on patient care and hospital reimbursement. A multi-disciplinary team developed malnutrition workflow in Epic that resulted in improved patient care and marked financial impact.


Building Resilience @ UIowa: University Human Resources Health and Productivity Units

Presenters: Megan Hammes, Maggie Moore, Diana Kremzar

Abstract: Boundaries between the office and home life are often blurred. No longer do we work a tidy, predictable schedule. Rather our work filters into our life and vice versa. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize how the ebb and flow of this type of integration places demands to be your best self no matter what situation you find yourself in. Within our fast-paced and rapidly changing work environments, innovations and technology have allowed us to work from just about anywhere. While this type of flexibility creates extraordinary opportunity, it may also lead to putting ourselves, our connections, personal health, and well-being low on the priority list. In an effort to address these issues, the Health and Productivity Units of University Human Resources (UI Employee Assistance Program, Family Services, and UI Wellness) will focus this year on promoting the concept of “Work, Life and Well-being…..being your best in the office, at home, and everywhere in between.” We’ve identified four areas that are key to successful integration: Personal Sustainability, Adaptability, Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being.


Studio 212 - Live Performance Capture

Presenters: Hunter Gott, Mark Hamilton

Abstract: Our project shows off what we can do at DCE Live video can be captured with many effects such as annotating PowerPoint, Live video feeds, putting objects in foreground or background of presenter and green screening effects.


The Landscape of IT Accessibility

Presenters: Todd Weissenberger, Kirk Corey

Abstract: Since 2011, the IT Accessibility group at Iowa has accessibility training and consultation for IT providers, and assessments to help measure the results of their efforts. IT Accessibility means that documents and media, websites, hardware, software, and other IT systems are designed for use by a wide range of users, including users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility impairments.  Accessibility is not a discrete feature of a website or application, nor is it a plug-in or afterthought. It is an ongoing aspect of a managed process made up of many intentional design and development decisions, based on real-world practice, institutional policy, public standards, and awareness of the diversity of user experience. Accessibility is achieved through designing, developing, purchasing, implementing, and supporting systems that provide an equivalent user experience to all users, regardless of disability or the way they access the technology. Most importantly, accessibility is the shared responsibility of anyone who develops, procures, supports, manages or otherwise provides IT for the university. This electronic poster session is intended to raise awareness of accessibility issues at Iowa, and to inform campus technology providers about resources they can leverage to help them provide more accessible technology for all.