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Mon
2/13
Student Organization Notice
International Dinner Ticket Sales Student Organization Notice
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Mon 2/13 to Fri 3/17


Get your ticket for this annual event between February 13 and March 17 (or until they sell out!) by either stopping by the Office of Student Affairs (A519 Crabtree), or picking one up during the Global Health Student Association's coffee sales, or during sales in the first floor lounge. Tickets are $5 and children under 5 are free (cash only, exact amount). 

You must have a ticket for admission and tickets will not be sold at the door. 

Thu
2/23
Career Services Event
Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in AcademiaLife After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia Career Services Event
Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia
Thu 2/23 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

A presentation of traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution and lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. Panelists will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions, plus audience Q and A. Moderated by Julie A. Phillipi, PhD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic Surgery, Pitt Medicine. 

Part of the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development in Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.

Thu
2/23
EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting
Thu 2/23 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 23, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting

Paper: ACSL4 dictates ferroptosis sensitivity by shaping cellular lipid composition

Authors: Doll S, Proneth B, Tyurina YY, Panzilius E, Kobayashi S, Ingold I, Irmler M, Beckers J, Aichler M, Walch A, Prokisch H, Trümbach D, Mao G, Qu F, Bayir H, Füllekrug J, Scheel CH, Wurst W, Schick JA, Kagan VE, Angeli JP, Conrad M.

Abstract: Ferroptosis is a form of regulated necrotic cell death controlled by glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4). At present, mechanisms that could predict sensitivity and/or resistance and that may be exploited to modulate ferroptosis are needed. We applied two independent approaches-a genome-wide CRISPR-based genetic screen and microarray analysis of ferroptosis-resistant cell lines-to uncover acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 4 (ACSL4) as an essential component for ferroptosis execution. Specifically, Gpx4-Acsl4 double-knockout cells showed marked resistance to ferroptosis. Mechanistically, ACSL4 enriched cellular membranes with long polyunsaturated ω6 fatty acids. Moreover, ACSL4 was preferentially expressed in a panel of basal-like breast cancer cell lines and predicted their sensitivity to ferroptosis. Pharmacological targeting of ACSL4 with thiazolidinediones, a class of antidiabetic compound, ameliorated tissue demise in a mouse model of ferroptosis, suggesting that ACSL4 inhibition is a viable therapeutic approach to preventing ferroptosis-related diseases.

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Thu
2/23
Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 2/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org
Thu
2/23
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise
Thu 2/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Internet‐based Prospective Cohort Studies of Time‐To‐Pregnancy

AJPH focuses on academic public health and the firearm crisis

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEA...
AJPH focuses on academic public health and the firearm crisis

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH -  In its March 2017 edition, AJPH takes a closer look at academic public health and the firearm crisis. Click to view featured articles and plan to attend the Food for Thought screening and discussion of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA   on Thursday, 2... (02/20/2017)

CDC’s canceled climate change conference is back on — thanks to Al Gore (and APHA)

THE WASHINGTON POST - It turns...
CDC’s canceled climate change conference is back on — thanks to Al Gore (and APHA)

THE WASHINGTON POST - It turns out there will be a conference in Atlanta this week about climate change and its effects on public health. It just won’t have the federal government behind it. "[Gore] called me and we talked about it and we said, ‘There’s still a void and still a need.’ We said, ‘Le... (02/13/2017)

An open letter to the Allegheny County Council regarding e-cigarettes

In advance of Monday’s Alleghe...
An open letter to the Allegheny County Council regarding e-cigarettes

In advance of Monday’s Allegheny County Council Committee on Health and Human Services’ consideration of a proposed regulation to bring laws regarding e-cigarettes in line with traditional smoking laws, the 39-member UPMC CancerCenter and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council show strong... (02/01/2017)

'We cannot keep going like this:' Wolf joins opioid epidemic roundtable at Pittsburgh hospital (VIDEO)

WTAE ACTION NEWS -- It is a h...
'We cannot keep going like this:' Wolf joins opioid epidemic roundtable at Pittsburgh hospital (VIDEO)

WTAE ACTION NEWS -- It is a heartbreaking statistic. Every 25 minutes in the United States, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Gov. Tom Wolf joined in the fight Friday by leading a roundtable discussion on how to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. "It should be treated as the public he... (01/21/2017)

Son of Salk: cooperation will end polio

PITT NEWS - Peter Salk knows t...
Son of Salk: cooperation will end polio

PITT NEWS - Peter Salk knows the last step to eradicating polio: teamwork.   According to him, his father, Jonas Salk--the inventor of the injected polio vaccine in 1952--knew more than research would be necessary to eradicate the virus: “Cooperation brings us results. But he knew we have to deal w... (01/19/2017)
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