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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PITT PUBLIC HEALTH

Event Category
Thu 10/18/2018 8:00AM to Mon 10/22/2018 5:00PM
Electronic Surplus Pitt Public Health Event
Electronic Surplus
Thu 10/18/2018 8:00AM to Mon 10/22/2018 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health


Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 10/19/2018 4:00PM to Sat 10/20/2018 4:00PM
Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia Center for Global Health Film
Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Fri 10/19/2018 4:00PM to Sat 10/20/2018 4:00PM


As a collaborative partnership between the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Asian Studies Center, the Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia conference will focus on the historical and legal aspects of sexual enslavement of women by the military in the years before and during World War II. The conference provides the framework for understanding how actions designed to bring about redress can shift from the legal aspects to its cultural and social possibilities.

Center for Global Health
Film
Sat 10/20/2018 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Code4PA Pitch Day - Pennsylvania Governor’s Opioid Code-athon Community Event
Code4PA Pitch Day - Pennsylvania Governor’s Opioid Code-athon
Sat 10/20/2018 8:00AM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

During Code4PA's Codeathon, groups joined across PA in September to utilize data from the data.pa.gov open data portal to generate ideas to help PA turn data into insights for the opioid epidemic. During Pitch Day, chosen groups will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in regional rounds in the morning and final rounds in the afternoon. Judges will select winners and awards will be presented. 


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Community
Event
Mon 10/22/2018 to Fri 10/26/2018
REES Environmental Systems annual maintenance (revised dates) Pitt Public Health Notice
REES Environmental Systems annual maintenance (revised dates)
Mon 10/22/2018 to Fri 10/26/2018
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

The annual maintenance of the Pitt Public Health REES Environmental System will take place starting on October 22 and should last 4-5 days.  All freezers/equipment on the system should be wiped down/sanitized and unlocked so that the technicians will be able to access the probes and provide proper calibration. 

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Pitt Public Health
Notice
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Rift Valley Fever Virus Induces Fetal Demise Through Direct Placental Infection IDM Seminar Series
Rift Valley Fever Virus Induces Fetal Demise Through Direct Placental Infection
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Cindy McMillen, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of IDM
Dr. Amy Hartman Lab


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room


5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room
Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: 2019 Application Close Career Services Notice
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: 2019 Application Close
Mon 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 12:00PM


This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates and current graduate students for two-year paid fellowships within the Federal government.

Career Services
Notice
Mon 10/22/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 10/22/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.

A521 Public Health
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 10/22/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Vanderbilt Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Vanderbilt Graduate School Fair
Mon 10/22/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at Vanderbilt University to learn more about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health! If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hill.

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Tue 10/23/2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cheyney University Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Cheyney University Graduate School Fair
Tue 10/23/2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at Cheyney University to learn more about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health. If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hill.

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Tue 10/23/2018 10:00AM - 1:00PM
CPR - AED training class Pitt Public Health Workshop
CPR - AED training class
Tue 10/23/2018 10:00AM - 1:00PM
A312 Public Health

A CPR-AED training class will be held in A312 Crabtree on 10/23/2018 starting at 11 a.m.  The cost for the training is $30 payable by cash or check.  This covers your Red Cross certification for two years.  As slots are limited, please email ostroski@pitt.edu to register by 10/19/2018.

A312 Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Tue 10/23/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Safety net hospitals and the financial impact of Medicaid expansion – David Wallace, Pitt Medicine HPM Seminar Series
Safety net hospitals and the financial impact of Medicaid expansion – David Wallace, Pitt Medicine
Tue 10/23/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health


A622 Public Health
HPM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/23/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Active Learning with Top Hat Professional Development Event
Active Learning with Top Hat
Tue 10/23/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Top Hat's student engagement software is now available for all faculty and students at Pitt to use free of charge. With Top Hat, you can create your own interactive textbook or use existing open educaitonal resources (OERs), poll and quiz students during lectures, and create assignments to be done outside of class. Top Hat integrates with Blackboard and can be used with all mobile, laptop and desktop platforms.

During this session, we will explore its capabilities and answer your questions about this exciting new resource.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: Alumni Hall Room B26


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/23/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
TIPH Graduate Fair - Charlotte, NC Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
TIPH Graduate Fair - Charlotte, NC
Tue 10/23/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Join us for the TIPH Graduate School Fair in Charlotte, NC! The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health will host a FREE graduate school fair on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. There will be representatives from various schools and programs as well as a member from the SOPHAS team to answer all of your application questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location!



Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Wed 10/24/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
PSU Medical and Health-Related Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
PSU Medical and Health-Related Fair
Wed 10/24/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at Penn State University to learn more about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health! If you have any questions, please contact 

Renee Hill.

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Wed 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Roberta Reis presents on Human-specific adaptations in Vpu conferring anti-tetherin activity... IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Roberta Reis presents on Human-specific adaptations in Vpu conferring anti-tetherin activity...
Wed 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health

Eri Yamada, Shinji Nakaoka, Lukas Klein, et al.  Human-Specific Adaptations in Vpu Conferring Anti-tetherin Activity Are Critical for Efficient Early HIV-1Replication In Vivo.  Cell Host & Microbe  23:110-120, 2018.

2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Quinn Solomon, Sarah Sullivan, Andrew Whaley

Mentors:  Cory Hayes, Ashlyn Lancaster


A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/24/2018 12:10PM - 12:15PM
Cornhole Tournament for United Way (day one of two) Pitt Public Health Event
Cornhole Tournament for United Way (day one of two)
Wed 10/24/2018 12:10PM - 12:15PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Back by popular demand! Are you ready to get in on the fun and challenge last year's winners? Grab a partner or register solo to be matched by one. This year's tournament occurs over two days (October 24 and 31). 


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 10/24/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
TIPH Graduate Fair - NYC Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
TIPH Graduate Fair - NYC
Wed 10/24/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Join us for the TIPH Graduate School Fair in New York City, NY! The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health will host a FREE graduate school fair on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. There will be representatives from various schools and programs as well as a member from the SOPHAS team to answer all of your application questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location!


Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Thu 10/25/2018 10:00AM - 3:00PM
AUC Clark Atlanta Graduate Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
AUC Clark Atlanta Graduate Fair
Thu 10/25/2018 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at Clark Atlanta University to learn more about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health. If you have any questions please contact 

Renee Hill.

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Thu 10/25/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018 EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018
Thu 10/25/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Presenter: Amrita Sahu

Paper: Extracellular Vesicles Provide a Means for Tissue Crosstalk during Exercise

Authors: Martin Whitham, Benjamin L. Parker, Martin Friedrichsen, ..., David E. James, Jørgen F.P. Wojtaszewski, Mark A. Febbraio

Abstract: Exercise stimulates the release of molecules into the circulation, supporting the concept that inter-tissue signaling proteins are important mediators of adaptations to exercise. Recognizing that many circulating proteins are packaged in extracellular vesicles (EVs), we employed quantitative proteomic techniques to characterize the exercise-induced secretion of EV-contained proteins. Following a 1-hr bout of cycling exercise in healthy humans, we observed an increase in the circulation of over 300 proteins, with a notable enrichment of several classes of proteins that compose exosomes and small vesicles. Pulse-chase and intravital imaging experiments suggested EVs liberated by exercise have a propensity to localize in the liver and can transfer their protein cargo. Moreover, by employing arteriovenous balance studies across the contracting human limb, we identified several novel candidate myokines, released into circulation independently of classical secretion. These data identify a new paradigm by which tissue crosstalk during exercise can exert systemic biological effects.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/25/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
PSU Grad School Day Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
PSU Grad School Day
Thu 10/25/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at Penn State University to learn more about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health! If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hill.

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Molecular Epidemiology of Physical Function in Older Adults - Adam Santanasto Epidemiology Seminar Series
Molecular Epidemiology of Physical Function in Older Adults - Adam Santanasto
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Adam Santanasto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh 
Molecular Epidemiology of Physical Function in Older Adults


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy PHDL Conference
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

In this hands-on workshop, learn to use FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), a flexible, agent-based modeling platform that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. Workshop participants will become familiar with the FRED platform, learn the basics of incorporating and simulating agent behavior in simulation models, and create and run their own behavioral models using FRED Web, an online interface in which FRED models can be designed, run, and analyzed.

FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, and is a tool for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing and changes in vaccination behavior.  Using census-based statistically representative synthetic populations, FRED captures the demographic and geographically heterogeneous characteristics of actual populations, including realistic neighborhood, household, school and workplace social networks.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
PHDL
Conference
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mentoring Faculty: A facilitated panel Professional Development Event
Mentoring Faculty: A facilitated panel
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
David Lawrence Hall

What role does mentoring play in the career trajectory of faculty? How can faculty be better mentors to fellow faculty and how can faculty find the right mentors at the right time in their own careers? What are the pros and cons of having a mentor from another school or institution? And how do you ask someone to be your mentor when everyone seems so busy and distracted? These questions and many more will be discussed with a diverse panel of faculty at different career stages. The session will be facilitated by Anne Robertson, Professor, Swanson School of Engineering. This session will be livestreamed so remote participants can attend.
This workshop is designed with faculty in mind. Others are not eligible to attend.

A light lunch will be available.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: David Lawrence Hall Room 211


David Lawrence Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 10/25/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
CV to Resume: Preparing for Employment Outside of Academia Career Services Workshop
CV to Resume: Preparing for Employment Outside of Academia
Thu 10/25/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This workshop will provide information and explore strategies used to effectively prepare and market oneself to those in industry, government and non-profit organizations.


O'Hara Student Center
Career Services
Workshop
Thu 10/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dana L. Tudorascu, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dana L. Tudorascu, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 10/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Dana Tudorascu, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Technical Challenges in the Statistical Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies of Alzheimer's Disease”.

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/25/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Grand Rounds “Drug Overdoses, Impact on Our Country and the World” Film Series Student Organization Event
“Drug Overdoses, Impact on Our Country and the World” Film Series
Thu 10/25/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Join the Global Health Student Organization in screening the film Heroin(e), which is a film about a town in the U.S. with the most overdoses. The 35 minute film will be followed by a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. 

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Student Organization
Event
Fri 10/26/2018
Fall Term Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Monitored Withdrawal Deadline
Fri 10/26/2018


Monitored withdrawal deadlines for the fall 2018 (2191 term) are Friday, October 26th (term), Thursday, September 27th (first session), and Friday, November 30th (second term).

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 10/26/2018
Grand Rounds Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference PHDL Conference
Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference
Fri 10/26/2018
University Club - Ballroom A

Presented by Pitt Public Health's Center for Social Dynamics & Community Health and Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Modeling Core, this conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field. Registration is required; no cost.


University Club - Ballroom A
PHDL
Conference
Fri 10/26/2018
Graduation Application Deadline ($25) December Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25)
Fri 10/26/2018


The regular December (term 2191) graduation application deadline has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until Tuesday, November 27. The final application deadline is Tuesday, November 27.

December Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 10/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
How the network got its nodes: the genetic origins of complex and novel morphological traits Human Genetics Seminar Series
How the network got its nodes: the genetic origins of complex and novel morphological traits
Fri 10/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Mark Rebeiz, PhD, presents "How the network got its nodes: the genetic origins of complex and novel morphological traits"


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pediatric Neurodevelopment - Manganese Exposure-Community Research - Erin Haynes - Univ of Cinn EOH Seminar Series
Pediatric Neurodevelopment - Manganese Exposure-Community Research - Erin Haynes - Univ of Cinn
Fri 10/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A719 Public Health


A719 Public Health
EOH
Seminar Series
Mon 10/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) of Dengue and Zika Virus Infection in Human Skin IDM Seminar Series
Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) of Dengue and Zika Virus Infection in Human Skin
Mon 10/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Priscila Mayrelle Da Silva Castanha, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Vaccine Research
Dr. Simon Barratt and
Dr. Ernesto Marques Lab


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/30/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM
ANN PICCIRILLO: A Role for Lysophosphatidylcholine Transporter MFSD2A in CD8+T Cell Memory..... Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
ANN PICCIRILLO: A Role for Lysophosphatidylcholine Transporter MFSD2A in CD8+T Cell Memory.....
Tue 10/30/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM
University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh
Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 10/31/2018
Cornhole Tournament for United Way (day two of two) Pitt Public Health Event
Cornhole Tournament for United Way (day two of two)
Wed 10/31/2018
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Back by popular demand! Are you ready to get in on the fun and challenge last year's winners? Grab a partner or register solo to be matched by one. This year's tournament occurs over two days (October 24 and 31). Exact times TBD based on matchups. 


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 10/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jenna Malinauskas IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jenna Malinauskas
Wed 10/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health


2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Practicum Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Practicum Presentation
Wed 10/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Panel:  Ashley Chung, Jamie Sokol and Alex Sundermann


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 11/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018 EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018
Thu 11/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Kimberly Garrett
Paper: Impact of silver, gold, and iron oxide nanoparticles on cellular response to tumor necrosis factor
Authors: Kamil Brzóska, Iwona Grądzka, Marcin Kruszewski,

Abstract: Metallic nanomaterials are utilized in an increasing number of applications in medicine and industry. Their general toxicity was tested in numerous reports both in vitro and in vivo but limited data exist on how nanomaterials affect the activity of cellular signaling pathways activated by growth factors and cytokines. The aim of the present work was to test the hypothesis predicting that silver, gold and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles may interfere with cellular signaling activated by tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and change the final cellular outcome of TNF action. Such interference may result in disruption of homeostasis and contribute to the development of malignancies such as cancer or autoimmune diseases. Experiments were performed on HepG2 and A549 cell lines. We did not observe any interaction between nanoparticles and TNF at the level of clonogenic growth, apoptosis/necrosis induction or cell cycle. At all these endpoints, the effects of TNF and nanoparticles were additive. In contrast, gene expression analysis revealed synergistic effects. A group of genes was significantly affected only by simultaneous treatment with TNF and nanoparticles and not by any of the factors alone. Observed synergistic effect on IL10 and IL8 expression seems to be of particular importance since these cytokines are often expressed by tumor cells to inhibit tumor-targeted immune response. The observed synergistic effects of TNF and nanoparticles on cytokines expression may have significant consequences for tissue homeostasis and tumor promotion and therefore should be taken into account during development of new nanoparticle-based anticancer therapies.

4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
mHealth: Its Use in Weight Management and CV Risk Reduction - Lora Burke Epidemiology Seminar Series
mHealth: Its Use in Weight Management and CV Risk Reduction - Lora Burke
Thu 11/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Lora Burke, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN
Professor of Epidemiology, Health & Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
mHealth: Its Use in Weight Management and CV Risk Reduction


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 11/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
School Governance
Meeting
Thu 11/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Jingyi (Jessica) Li, University of California, Los Angeles Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jingyi (Jessica) Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Thu 11/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jingyi (Jessica) Li, Department of Statistics and Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, will present, “Neyman-Pearson Classification Algorithms and NP Receiver Operating Characteristics”.

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/2/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 11/2/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 11/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Leading the Message: Using our Voices to Lead in Genetics - Ellen Matloff - Gene Counsel Human Genetics Seminar Series
Leading the Message: Using our Voices to Lead in Genetics - Ellen Matloff - Gene Counsel
Fri 11/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Ellen Matloff, MSGC LCGC, presents "Leading the Message:  Using our Voices to Lead in Genetics"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/2/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 11/2/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Sat 11/3/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Dissertation Writers' One-Day Workshop Professional Development Event
Dissertation Writers' One-Day Workshop
Sat 11/3/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to attend a one-day Dissertation Writers' Workshop. You'll learn about research resources and strategies for staying sane while writing. This is a hands-on workshop: come ready to do some long- and short-term planning as well as writing. Space is limited so RSVP right away! Graduate students with approved proposals are eligible to participate. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, October 31.


O'Hara Student Center
Professional Development
Event
Mon 11/5/2018
Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) Career Services Deadline
Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Mon 11/5/2018


Fellows in this 2-year program serve as data detectives—they help CDC, other federal agencies, state and local health departments, and international public health organizations investigate and solve complex public health informatics challenges.

Career Services
Deadline
Mon 11/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Anita McElroy, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Anita McElroy, MD, PhD
Mon 11/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/5/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Small Data-How community engagement will disrupt the current human subjects research ethics paradigm Pitt Public Health Lecture
Small Data-How community engagement will disrupt the current human subjects research ethics paradigm
Mon 11/5/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Entitled “Small Data: How community engagement will disrupt the current human subjects research ethics paradigm," the 2018 Bioethics and Health Law Lecture will feature Jim Lavery, PhD, Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Mon 11/5/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 11/5/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.

A521 Public Health
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 11/6/2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Federal Employment: How to Apply and be Competitive Career Services Workshop
Federal Employment: How to Apply and be Competitive
Tue 11/6/2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM
A521 Public Health

Tamara Ivosevic, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board will share information, tips and advice on navigating the application process for employment with the Federal Government and how to position yourself to stand out. Register in advance on Pitt Bridges.

A521 Public Health
Career Services
Workshop
Tue 11/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Research Presentation – Mara Hollander, PhD Candidate in HPM HPM Seminar Series
Research Presentation – Mara Hollander, PhD Candidate in HPM
Tue 11/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health


A622 Public Health
HPM
Seminar Series
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Priyanka Talukdar IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Priyanka Talukdar
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health


2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation on Comparative efficacy of low-dose versus standard-dose azithromycin.... IDM MPH Journal Club
Presentation on Comparative efficacy of low-dose versus standard-dose azithromycin....
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Cheyenne Annarumo, Aaron Thomas, Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie

Mentors:  Lindsay Summers, Alexandra Weissman


A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in PA – Neal Spada, MD HPM Workshop
Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in PA – Neal Spada, MD
Wed 11/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania
Speaker: Neal Spada, MD, Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh

A638 Public Health
HPM
Workshop
Thu 11/8/2018 to Fri 11/9/2018
Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs Center for Global Health Workshop
Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs
Thu 11/8/2018 to Fri 11/9/2018


This workshop will be given by the Massachusetts General Hospital center for Global Health and will provide in-depth discussion and practical tips for bringing a culture of health, safety, and security to academic and institutional overseas programs. Using case-based discussion, small groups, and interactive sessions, these experts will help course participants navigate their most challenging issues related to the health, safety, and security of deploying and returning faculty, students, and staff overseas. The cost is $625 for members. 


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Thu 11/8/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018 EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018
Thu 11/8/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Tengziyi (Grace) Ge
Paper: Dioscin Exerts Protective Effects Against Crystalline Silica-induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice
Authors: Chao Li, Yiping Lu, Sitong Du, Siyi Li, Yiting Zhang, Fangwei Liu, Ying Chen, Dong Weng and Jie Chen

Abstract: Inhalation of crystalline silica particles leads to pulmonary fibrosis, eventually resulting in respiratory failure and death. There are few effective drugs that can delay the progression of this disease; thus, patients with silicosis are usually only offered supportive care. Dioscin, a steroidal saponin, exhibits many biological activities and health benefits including its protective effects against hepatic fibrosis. However, the effect of dioscin on silicosis is unknown.

Methods: We employed experimental mouse mode of silicosis. Different doses of dioscin were gavaged to the animals 1 day after crystalline silica instillatin to see the effect of dioscin on crystalline silica induced pulmonary fibrosis. Also, we used RAW264.7 and NIH-3T3 cell lines to explore dioscin effects
on macrophages and fibroblasts. Dioscin was also oral treatment but 10 days after crystalline silica instillation to see its effect on established pulmonary fibrosis.

Results:
Dioscin treatment reduced pro-inflammation and pro-fibrotic cytokine secretion by modulating innate and adaptive immune responses. It also reduced the recruitment of fibrocytes, protected epithelial cells from crystalline silica injury , inhibited transforming growth factor beta/Smad3 signaling and fibroblast activation. Together, these effects delayed the progression of crystalline silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis. The mechanism by which dioscin treatment alleviated CS-induced inflammation appeared to be via the reduction of macrophage, B lymphocyte, and T lymphocte infiltration into lung. Dioscin inhibits macrophages and fibroblasts from secreting pro-inflammatory cytokines and may also function as a modulator of T helper cells responses, concurrent with attenuated phosphorylation of the apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1-p38/c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathway. Also, dioscin could block the phosphorylation of Smad3 in fibroblast. Oral treatment of dioscin could also effectively postpone the progression of established silicosis.

Conclusion: Oral treatment dioscin delays crystalline silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis and exerts pulmonary protective effects in mice. Dioscin may be a novel and potent candidate for protection against crystalline silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis.

4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Opioid Overdose Prevention in Allegheny County: A Practice ... - Lauren Torso-Orkis, Aaron Arnold Epidemiology Seminar Series
Opioid Overdose Prevention in Allegheny County: A Practice ... - Lauren Torso-Orkis, Aaron Arnold
Thu 11/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Lauren Torso-Orkis, DrPH
Applied Epidemiologist, ACHD; Visiting Instructor, Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Aaron Arnold
Executive Director, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
Opioid Overdose Prevention in Allegheny County: A Practice Perspective


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/8/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hongzhe Lee, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Hongzhe Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 11/8/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Hongzhe Lee, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Optimal Permutation Recovery and Estimation of Bacterial Growth Dynamics”.

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/8/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
PULSE Recruiting Open House Career Services Event
PULSE Recruiting Open House
Thu 11/8/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Come and visit one of our newest PULSE houses in the South Hilltop to learn about the PULSE program and to share fall drinks and snacks. Hear from current PULSE fellows about how you can serve, live, and grow with PULSE during a year of service and leadership!

PULSE Kingsboro House
317 Kingsboro Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211


Pittsburgh, PA
Career Services
Event
Fri 11/9/2018 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Open House for Prospective Applicants Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Open House for Prospective Applicants
Fri 11/9/2018 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Meet faculty, staff, and students; discover career opportunities; explore the application process; learn about our departments and programs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/openhouse. 

Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Fri 11/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Huntington’s disease panel discussion - Robin Grubs Human Genetics Seminar Series
Huntington’s disease panel discussion - Robin Grubs
Fri 11/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Huntington’s disease panel discussion, hosted by Dr. Robin Grubs, PhD LCGC


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/9/2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Grand Rounds OBOC Event: Pittsburgh Housing Summit Keynote speaker Gianpaolo Baiocchi Pitt Public Health Conference
OBOC Event: Pittsburgh Housing Summit Keynote speaker Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Fri 11/9/2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM


Join the Pittsburgh Housing Summit and learn more about the subject of this year's One Book One Community selection Evicted from Keynote Speaker Gianpaolo Baiocchi, sociologist and director of the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University. 


Pitt Public Health
Conference
Sat 11/10/2018 to Wed 11/14/2018
APHA 2018 in San Diego - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now Community Conference
APHA 2018 in San Diego - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now
Sat 11/10/2018 to Wed 11/14/2018


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, and the school plans to host a reception for both participants and alumni in the area.  Click for details or visit www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual.

Community
Conference
Mon 11/12/2018 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Pitt Public Health in San Diego Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health in San Diego
Mon 11/12/2018 7:00AM - 8:00AM


Scramble to breakfast with the dean! Pitt Public Health is excited to host a breakfast for alumni in the the San Diego metro area and for those attending the APHA Annual Meeting. Start your work week off with a power breakfast while catching up with alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the school! RSVP by November 1.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Stephanie Mitchell, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Stephanie Mitchell, PhD
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture: Innovation Impact: Collaboration, Consolidation, & Competition in Healthcare HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture: Innovation Impact: Collaboration, Consolidation, & Competition in Healthcare
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

Innovation Impact: Collaboration, Consolidation, and Competition in Healthcare

The Dawn Gideon Lecture and webcast is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania.

If you are attending the luncheon, it will begin at noon on Monday, November 12. The lecture portion of the program is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.

Registering ahead of time is highly recommended. This event is well attended.


University Club - Ballroom A
HPM
Lecture
Wed 11/14/2018 to Sat 11/17/2018
NSGC 37th Annual Conference + Pitt Genetic Counseling Reunion (Atlanta, GA) Human Genetics Conference
NSGC 37th Annual Conference + Pitt Genetic Counseling Reunion (Atlanta, GA)
Wed 11/14/2018 to Sat 11/17/2018


Organized by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the NSGC Annual Conference showcases advancements across the breadth of the genetic counseling profession to provide education and build community. Attendees in Columbus will gain knowledge of clinical and scientific best practices and insights into emerging research. The conference provides a unique opportunity to engage and network with colleagues and pursue professional development.

Human Genetics
Conference
Wed 11/14/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
2018 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA Community Conference
2018 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA
Wed 11/14/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
University Club

Organized annually by the League of Women’s Voters of PA  and hosted by Pitt Public Health, the "Shale & Public Health Conference” features new research on shale and public health presented by local and national experts.

Conference itself is free; though there is generally a charge for the buffet lunch.


University Club
Community
Conference
Wed 11/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling
Wed 11/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health


2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 11/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Briana Edison, Elizabeth Owens, Megan Zuley

Mentors:  Mounika Abbareddy, Nefertiti Wade


A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/14/2018 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Wed 11/14/2018 5:30PM - 7:00PM
1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room

Please join AWPH at their November meeting which will include bystander intervention training and speakers from the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. For more information contact Jessica Salerno.



1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room
Student Organization
Meeting
Thu 11/15/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Encouraging Student Participation Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation
Thu 11/15/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom full of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover strategies for eliciting student participation, best practices for handling difficult students, encouraging the quiet students to contribute, and other common challenges in the classroom. Participants will leave the workshop with strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: Alumni Hall Room B23


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018 EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018
Thu 11/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Shuangjia (Nicole) Xue

Paper: Sputum proteomics and airway cell transcripts of current and ex-smokers with severe asthma in U-BIOPRED: an exploratory analysis

Authors: Kentaro Takahashi, Stelios Pavlidis, Francois Ng Kee Kwong, et. Al.

Abstract: Severe asthma patients with a significant smoking history have airflow obstruction with reported neutrophilia. We hypothesise that multi-omic analysis will enable the definition of smoking and ex-smoking severe asthma molecular phenotypes. The U-BIOPRED cohort of severe asthma patients, containing current-smokers (CSA), ex-smokers (ESA), nonsmokers and healthy nonsmokers was examined. Blood and sputum cell counts, fractional exhaled nitric oxide and spirometry were obtained. Exploratory proteomic analysis of sputum supernatants and transcriptomic analysis of bronchial brushings, biopsies and sputum cells was performed. Colony-stimulating factor (CSF)2 protein levels were increased in CSA sputum supernatants, with azurocidin 1, neutrophil elastase and CXCL8 upregulated in ESA. Phagocytosis and innate immune pathways were associated with neutrophilic inflammation in ESA. Gene set variation analysis of bronchial epithelial cell transcriptome from CSA showed enrichment of xenobiotic metabolism, oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress compared to other groups. CXCL5 and matrix metallopeptidase 12 genes were upregulated in ESA and the epithelial protective genes, mucin 2 and cystatin SN, were downregulated. Despite little difference in clinical characteristics, CSA were distinguishable from ESA subjects at the sputum proteomic level, with CSA patients having increased CSF2 expression and ESA patients showing sustained loss of epithelial barrier processes.

4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Beyond Internal Validity: Field Notes from the Methodological Borderlands - Daniel Westreich Epidemiology Seminar Series
Beyond Internal Validity: Field Notes from the Methodological Borderlands - Daniel Westreich
Thu 11/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Daniel Westreich, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina
Beyond Internal Validity: Field Notes from the Methodological Borderlands


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/15/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Building Mentoring Relationships: Views from Multiple Perspectives Career Services Panel Discussion
Building Mentoring Relationships: Views from Multiple Perspectives
Thu 11/15/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Scaife Hall

Dr. Monga will be joined by a junior faculty member, a postdoc, and a graduate student from his department who will share their insights and experiences for building positive mentoring relationships.

Scaife Hall
Career Services
Panel Discussion
Fri 11/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 11/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 11/16/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Active Learning with Top Hat Professional Development Event
Active Learning with Top Hat
Fri 11/16/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Top Hat's student engagement software is now available for all faculty and students at Pitt to use free of charge. With Top Hat, you can create your own interactive textbook or use existing open educaitonal resources (OERs), poll and quiz students during lectures, and create assignments to be done outside of class. Top Hat integrates with Blackboard and can be used with all mobile, laptop and desktop platforms.

During this session, we will explore its capabilities and answer your questions about this exciting new resource.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: Alumni Hall Room B26


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Fri 11/16/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Seminar Series TBA Human Genetics Seminar Series
Seminar Series TBA
Fri 11/16/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Jason Becker, MD PhD, presents ""


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 11/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Edward "Ted" Livant BSMT(ASCP), MPH IDM Seminar Series
Edward "Ted" Livant BSMT(ASCP), MPH
Mon 11/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/19/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 11/19/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health

MPH Committee Meeting Public Health A521 1p.m.-2p.m.


A521 Public Health
School Governance
Meeting
Mon 11/19/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 11/19/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.

A521 Public Health
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 11/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Effects of provider consolidation on low-income patients – Eric Roberts, Pitt Public Health HPM Seminar Series
Effects of provider consolidation on low-income patients – Eric Roberts, Pitt Public Health
Tue 11/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health


A622 Public Health
HPM
Seminar Series
Wed 11/21/2018 7:00AM to Sun 11/25/2018 11:55PM
Student Thanksgiving Recess Academic Calendar Notice
Student Thanksgiving Recess
Wed 11/21/2018 7:00AM to Sun 11/25/2018 11:55PM




Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 11/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alex Sundermann, MPH, CIC IDM Seminar Series
Alex Sundermann, MPH, CIC
Mon 11/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 11/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room


5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room
Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 11/26/2018 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Annual Practicum/Internship Symposium Pitt Public Health Event
Annual Practicum/Internship Symposium
Mon 11/26/2018 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Are you interested in learning to locate a practicum at a new site, apply for a practicum at the county health department of health, or to hear from students who have just completed their experiences? This event is for you!

This year's event will include a student panel, and a networking mixer with a light dinner.

For more information, contact Summer-Rae Haston at srhaston@pitt.edu


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 11/27/2018
Final Application Deadline ($35) December Graduation Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline ($35)
Tue 11/27/2018


The regular December 2018 (term 2191) graduation application deadline has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until Tuesday, November 27. The final deadline is Tuesday, November 27.

December Graduation
Application Deadline
Tue 11/27/2018
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due December Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 11/27/2018


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis or dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. December 2018 graduation (term 2191).

December Graduation
Deadline
Tue 11/27/2018 8:00AM to Wed 11/28/2018 5:30PM
2018 Women in Medicine and Science Forum University of Pittsburgh Conference
2018 Women in Medicine and Science Forum
Tue 11/27/2018 8:00AM to Wed 11/28/2018 5:30PM
University Club

This event will focus on women’s health and wellness in academia and will feature nationally renowned speakers as well as presenters and mentors from within the Pitt community.

This annual event:
  • Celebrates and highlights the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University;
  • provides a venue for women to share strengths, talents and experience;
  • and fosters an academic culture, which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.

Visit the event website for the most up-date-date information. 

Hosted by the Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.


University Club
University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Wed 11/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shivkumar Biradar IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Shivkumar Biradar
Wed 11/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health


2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 11/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Lauren Fogelman, Monica Nelson, Abigail Rubio

Mentors:  Kamal Althobaiti, Ingrid Godfrey, Kendal Fike

 

A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/28/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 11/28/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 11/29/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018 EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2018
Thu 11/29/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Yi (Emma) Lu

Paper: Evaluation of Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol Analogues on Development and Long-Term Health of the Mammary Gland in Female Mice

Authors: Deirdre K. Tucker, Schantel Hayes Bouknight, Sukhdev S. Brar, Grace E. Kissling, and Suzanne E. Fenton

Abstract:
BACKGROUND:
Continued efforts to phase out bisphenol A (BPA) from consumer products have been met with the challenges of finding safer alternatives.

OBJECTIVES:
This study aimed to determine whether early-life exposure to BPA and its related analogues, bisphenol AF (BPAF) and bisphenol S(BPS), could affect female pubertal mammary gland development and long-term mammary health in mice.

METHODS:
Timed pregnant CD-1 mice were exposed to vehicle, BPA (0.5, 5, 50 mg = kg), BPAF (0.05, 0.5, 5 mg = kg), or BPS (0.05, 0.5, 5 mg = kg) via oral gavage between gestation days 10–17. Mammary glands were collected from resulting female offspring at postnatal day (PND) 20, 28, 35, and 56, and at 3, 8, and 14 months for whole mount, histopathological evaluation, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR); serum steroid concentrations were also measured at these time points.

RESULTS:
In the bisphenol-exposed mice, accelerated mammary gland development was evident during early puberty and persisted into adulthood. By late adulthood, mammary glands from bisphenol-exposed female offspring exhibited adverse morphology in comparison with controls; most prom-inent were undifferentiated duct ends, significantly more lobuloalveolar hyperplasia and perivascular inflammation, and various tumors, including adenocarcinomas. Effects were especially prominent in the BPAF 5 mg = kg and BPS 0: 5mg = kg groups. Serum steroid concentrations and mammary mRNA levels of Esr1, Pgr, Ar, and Gper1 were similar to controls.

CONCLUSIONS:
These data demonstrate that prenatal exposure of mice to BPAF or BPS induced precocious development of the mammary gland, and that siblings were significantly more susceptible to spontaneous preneoplastic epithelial lesions and inflammation, with an incidence greater than thatobserved in vehicle- and BPA-exposed animals

4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/29/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dulal K. Bhaumik, University of Illinois at Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dulal K. Bhaumik, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thu 11/29/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/30/2018
Grand Rounds World AIDS Day Conference MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Conference
World AIDS Day Conference
Fri 11/30/2018
Alumni Hall

Experts will talk about prevention, risk reduction, the potential for getting to zero new HIV infections, and much more at a time when recent scientific breakthroughs and various prevention efforts now point to the possibility of an AIDS-free generation. 


Alumni Hall
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Conference
Fri 11/30/2018 7:00AM - 11:55PM
Second Fall Session Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Second Fall Session Monitored Withdrawal Deadline
Fri 11/30/2018 7:00AM - 11:55PM




Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 11/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Wizards and muggles, Mendel and epigenetics: How magical inheritance in Harry Potter can help us... Human Genetics Seminar Series
Wizards and muggles, Mendel and epigenetics: How magical inheritance in Harry Potter can help us...
Fri 11/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Peter Blier, MD PhD, presents "Wizards and muggles, Mendel and epigenetics: How magical inheritance in Harry Potter can help us explain real world genetics"


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 12/3/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shou-Jiang Gao, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Shou-Jiang Gao, PhD
Mon 12/3/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 12/3/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 12/3/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.

A521 Public Health
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 12/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
OUD treatment for pregnant women with Medicaid – Marian Jarlenski, Pitt Public Health HPM Seminar Series
OUD treatment for pregnant women with Medicaid – Marian Jarlenski, Pitt Public Health
Tue 12/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health


A622 Public Health
HPM
Seminar Series
Wed 12/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jan Kristoff IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jan Kristoff
Wed 12/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121A Public Health


2121A Public Health
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 12/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation on Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines .... IDM MPH Journal Club
Presentation on Revaccination with Live Attenuated Vaccines ....
Wed 12/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Andressa Pena, Liz Piccoli, Kelsey Simon

Mentors:  Li Lin, Kelsey Messerschmidt, Victoria Schmalstieg


A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 12/5/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Wed 12/5/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Schedule your appointment in advance to save time by visiting centralbloodbank.org or calling 866-366-6771 and using code CU190022. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to stay hydrated on the day of your donation. And remember to bring your ID. You can also download their blood donor mobile app.

Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Student Organization
Event
Thu 12/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population ... - Annie Cohen Epidemiology Seminar Series
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population ... - Annie Cohen
Thu 12/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Annie Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging in Aging Populations: An Example of Population Neuroscience Research


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 12/6/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 12/6/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
School Governance
Meeting
Thu 12/6/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (LS available) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (LS available)
Thu 12/6/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
David Lawrence Hall

This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. 

 

This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews.This workshop may be counted toward the Diversity cluster of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: David Lawrence Hall Room 211


David Lawrence Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 12/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Student/Faculty Presentations Biostatistics Seminar Series
Student/Faculty Presentations
Thu 12/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 12/7/2018
Essay, Thesis, of Disseration Review Appointments December Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, of Disseration Review Appointments
Fri 12/7/2018


Your document must be reviewed for formation. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment before.by December 7. December 2018 graduation (term 2191).

December Graduation
Deadline
Fri 12/7/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 12/7/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 12/7/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 12/7/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Mon 12/10/2018
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due December Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 12/10/2018


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher. December 2018 graduation (term 2191).

December Graduation
Deadline
Tue 12/11/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations Professional Development Event
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations
Tue 12/11/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Take a deep breath, brace yourself, maybe even pour a glass of wine — your student evaluations of teaching have just appeared in your inbox. Instructors’ responses to the end-of-semester arrival of student evaluations vary widely. For some, the possibility of harsh critiques produces anxiety, while others relish confirmation of a job well done. Some dismiss student evaluations as simply reflecting particular students’ idiosyncratic preferences. Others welcome the feedback to help them improve their teaching. Despite the diverse perceptions, research indicates that student evaluations are, in fact, generally more reliable than other methods of assessing teaching effectiveness, such as peer evaluation or self-ratings. Student evaluations of teaching, administered in most Pitt schools through the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET), can be effective sources for improved teaching. The question is how best to use them.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Location: Alumni Hall Room B23


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 12/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation on Nipah Virus Transmission from Bats to Humans Associated..... IDM MPH Journal Club
Presentation on Nipah Virus Transmission from Bats to Humans Associated.....
Wed 12/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Presenters:  Grace Checo, Rachel Jaffe

Mentors:  Marianna Ortiz, Nicole Rafalko, Omar Rahman, Georgie Scott

 


A425 Public Health
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 12/12/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Wed 12/12/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM
1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room

Please join AWPH at their December meeting.  For more information please contact Jessica Salerno.




1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room
Student Organization
Meeting
Sat 12/15/2018
Official Date for Award of Degree December Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 12/15/2018


The official date for the award of the degree for December 2018 graduation (term 2191).

December Graduation
Notice
Sun 12/16/2018 7:00AM to Sun 1/6/2019 11:55PM
Winter Break Academic Calendar Notice
Winter Break
Sun 12/16/2018 7:00AM to Sun 1/6/2019 11:55PM




Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 12/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 12/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room


5140 Public Health, Burke Seminar Room
Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 12/17/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 12/17/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health

MPH Committee Meeting Public Health A521 1p.m.-2p.m.


A521 Public Health
School Governance
Meeting
Tue 12/18/2018
Schoolwide Holiday Party Pitt Public Health Event
Schoolwide Holiday Party
Tue 12/18/2018
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Mark your calendar. Details TBD. 


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 12/19/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 12/19/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Fri 1/4/2019
New Student Orientation for Spring 2019 Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation for Spring 2019
Fri 1/4/2019


New students starting spring term are invited to get an important overview of Pitt Public Health. Meet department faculty, new, and continuing students and learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education. Time and other details TBD and further information will be sent to all incoming students by admissions staff.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/10/2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Grand Rounds Scott Stern on the twisted legacies of “The American Plan” and Thomas Parran Pitt Public Health Lecture
Scott Stern on the twisted legacies of “The American Plan” and Thomas Parran
Thu 1/10/2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

2011 Pittsburgh Allderdice High School graduate, Scott Stern spent six years researching the systematic imprisonment of women in America under the guise of safeguarding public healt culminating in the release of “The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ‘Promiscuous’ Women” (Beacon Press). Stern will discuss his research and it's ties to the mixed legacy of Pitt Public Health's  founding dean, Thomas Parran. 

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Fri 1/11/2019
Transcripts Available December Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 1/11/2019


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. December 2018 graduates (term 2191).

December Graduation
Notice
Fri 1/11/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 1/11/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Wed 1/16/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 1/16/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 1/17/2019
Graduation Application Due (no fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Thu 1/17/2019


Apply for April 2019 graduation (term 2194) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is April 1. Fees apply in a tiered structure between January 18 and April 1.


April Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 1/17/2019 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human: Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Lecture
Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human: Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard Medical School
Thu 1/17/2019 4:30PM - 6:00PM


Dr. Keshavjee is the Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical University and his research spans four areas: (1) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; (2) health-sector reform and access to health care and medical technology in transitional societies, with a special focus on countries of the former Soviet Union (Central Asia and the Russian Federation); (3) the role of non-governmental organizations in globalization and the formation of trans-border civil society; and (4) modernity, social institutions, civil society, and health in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to being an active clinician, his methodological expertise is in ethnography, participant-observation, and qualitative interview techniques. His lecture will be given in 602 Cathedral of Learning. 

Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 1/22/2019 6:00PM - 8:30PM
C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society talk: Bernard Goldstein on John Snow & inhalation toxicology University of Pittsburgh Lecture
C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society talk: Bernard Goldstein on John Snow & inhalation toxicology
Tue 1/22/2019 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Scaife Hall

Bernard Goldstein, professor and dean emeritus of University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will speak on “How John Snow’s Understanding of Inhalation Toxicology led to his Seminal Involvement in Epidemiology and Anesthesiology.”  Held in Scaife Hall's 4th-floor lecture hall, this talk is one of five historical lectures and discussions presented this year by the C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society and co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library System. The lectures are open to the public, however, the dinner is for the society members and their guests only. 


Scaife Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 1/22/2019 6:00PM - 6:00PM
How John Snow’s Understanding of Inhalation Toxicology led to his Seminal Involvement in Epi Pitt Public Health Lecture
How John Snow’s Understanding of Inhalation Toxicology led to his Seminal Involvement in Epi
Tue 1/22/2019 6:00PM - 6:00PM
Scaife Hall

4th Floor, Scaife Hall

“How John Snow’s Understanding of Inhalation Toxicology led to his Seminal Involvement in Epidemiology and Anesthesiology.”

Bernard Goldstein, M.D.
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public

Scaife Hall
Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Mon 1/28/2019 to Fri 2/1/2019
Diploma Mailing Begins December Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 1/28/2019 to Fri 2/1/2019




December Graduation
Notice
Fri 2/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 2/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 2/8/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
International Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner
Fri 2/8/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Pitt Public Health for an evening of international food, entertainment and fun.

William Pitt Union - Assembly Room
Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 2/20/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 2/20/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality, and the Social Life of DNA - Alondra Nelson, Columbia Human Genetics Lecture
Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality, and the Social Life of DNA - Alondra Nelson, Columbia
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Alondra Nelson examines the recent use of genetic ancestry testing by the descendants of nearly three hundred enslaved men and women owned by Georgetown University, whom the institution’s Jesuit stewards sold to Southern plantations in 1838 in order to secure its solvency. The case of the GU 272 will be explored as a “reconciliation project”—a social endeavor in which DNA analysis is put to the use of repairing historic injury. 

Reception (5 p.m.) and lecture (6:15 p.m.) are jointly sponsored by the departments of Africana studies and human genetics. 

 


Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Human Genetics
Lecture
Fri 2/22/2019
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Fri 2/22/2019


The regular deadline to apply for April 2019 graduation (term 2194) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 22. The final deadline to apply is April 1. 


April Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 2/22/2019 7:30AM - 10:00AM
6th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast Career Services Event
6th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
Fri 2/22/2019 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

The Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast is an opportunity for current masters and doctoral students to connect with Pitt Public Health alumni working within the field of public health.


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Career Services
Event
Fri 2/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Honors Convocation University of Pittsburgh Event
Honors Convocation
Fri 2/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Carnegie Music Hall

The University will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during the 43rd annual Honors Convocation. Many Pitt Public Health students and faculty will be honored and the school community is invited to attend to help celebrate their achievements. Time tentative and further details to be announced. 

 


Carnegie Music Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 3/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 3/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Mon 3/4/2019 to Thu 3/7/2019
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/4/2019 to Thu 3/7/2019


ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics with the nation's most influential thought leaders; to gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery; and to network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.

** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **


HPM
Conference
Fri 3/8/2019 to Sun 3/10/2019
2019 CUGH Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health Center for Global Health Conference
2019 CUGH Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health
Fri 3/8/2019 to Sun 3/10/2019


The 2019 CUGH Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Join more than 1,800 global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 55 countries to explore the latest in global health and how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can translate and implement the global health challenges before us.


Center for Global Health
Conference
Sun 3/10/2019 to Sun 3/17/2019
Spring Recess for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Recess for Students
Sun 3/10/2019 to Sun 3/17/2019


No classes this week. Have a safe and enjoyable spring recess!

Academic Calendar
Notice
Wed 3/13/2019 3:00PM to Wed 3/20/2019 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 3/13/2019 3:00PM to Wed 3/20/2019 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Wed 3/20/2019 to Fri 3/22/2019
2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting Community Conference
2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting
Wed 3/20/2019 to Fri 3/22/2019


Each March the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health provides an opportunity for leaders, students, faculty, and staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health to network, learn, and focus on common goals, opportunities, and challenges in academic public health. PITT PUBLIC HEALTH participates in the meeting in Arlington, V.A.. and hosts a concurrent ALUMNI RECEPTION in Washington DC.
**The call for posters is open until December 15. Meeting registration opens in early December.**



Community
Conference
Fri 3/22/2019
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
Fri 3/22/2019


The regular deadline to apply for April 2019 graduation (term 2194) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 22. The final deadline to apply is April 1. 


April Graduation
Application Deadline
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.

Biostatistics
Conference
Fri 3/29/2019 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/29/2019 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Accepted applicants are invited to learn more about Pitt Public Health, Pitt, and the city of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Mon 4/1/2019 to Sun 4/7/2019
National Public Health Week Community Event
National Public Health Week
Mon 4/1/2019 to Sun 4/7/2019


During the first full week of April each year, Pitt Public Health partners with APHA and communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.  Every year, the APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues and to raise awareness about public health and prevention.  Pitt Public Health organizes a variety of special events around NPHW including the annual Dean's Day student research competition. 

Community
Event
Mon 4/1/2019
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
Mon 4/1/2019


The regular deadline to apply for April 2019 graduation (term 2194) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until April 1. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following term.


April Graduation
Application Deadline
Wed 4/3/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Wed 4/3/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Schedule your appointment in advance to save time by visiting centralbloodbank.org or calling 866-366-6771 and using code CU190022. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to stay hydrated on the day of your donation. And remember to bring your ID. You can also download their blood donor mobile app.

Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Student Organization
Event
Thu 4/4/2019 to Fri 4/5/2019
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Thu 4/4/2019 to Fri 4/5/2019


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. April 2019 graduation. Term 2194.


April Graduation
Deadline
Fri 4/12/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 4/12/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Sat 4/13/2019 to Sun 4/14/2019
Global Health & Innovation Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Sat 4/13/2019 to Sun 4/14/2019


The 16th Annual Global Health Innovation Conference will be held at Yale University. This is the world's learding and largest global health conference, as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from more than 55 countries. 


Center for Global Health
Conference
Wed 4/17/2019
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments April Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Wed 4/17/2019


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. April 2019 graduation. Term 2194.


April Graduation
Deadline
Wed 4/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 4/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Sat 4/20/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay)
Sat 4/20/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.


Pittsburgh, PA
Center for Health Equity
Event
Mon 4/22/2019 to Fri 4/26/2019
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due April Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 4/22/2019 to Fri 4/26/2019


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher during the week of April 22. April 2019 graduation. Term 2194.


April Graduation
Deadline
Wed 5/15/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 5/15/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 5/30/2019
Transcripts Available April Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Thu 5/30/2019


Transcripts available at Registrar's office G-3 Thackeray with valid ID. (April 2019 graduates, term 2194).

April Graduation
Notice
Wed 6/19/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 6/19/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health).  Attendance at  is open to all.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Mon 6/24/2019 to Fri 6/28/2019
Diploma Mailing Begins April Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 6/24/2019 to Fri 6/28/2019


Vendor begins mailing diplomas June 24 thru June 28 (April 2019 graduates / term 2194). Will be notified via Pitt e-mail address when the diploma ships.  Certificates are printed and mailed by Student Affairs Office approx. 6 to 8 weeks after graduation.

April Graduation
Notice

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