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Event
Tue 2/5/2019 to Tue 2/19/2019
Student Organization Event
Clothing and Food Drive - Global Health Student Association Student Organization Event
Clothing and Food Drive - Global Health Student Association
Tue 2/5/2019 to Tue 2/19/2019
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

The Global Health Student Association is collaborating with Operation Safety Net to collect food and clothing for the homeless population in Pittsburgh. There will be large cardboard boxes located in the Commons where you can drop off your donations!


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Fri 2/15/2019
Career Services Deadline
National Cancer Institute Communications Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Deadline
National Cancer Institute Communications Fellowship Application Deadline
Fri 2/15/2019


The NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF) gives highly-qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital communications projects across the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCF participants are offered one-year fellowships in various communications and science-focused offices at NCI. The NCF highly encourages individuals from underrepresented populations to apply.


Fri 2/15/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 2/15/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room

students, community members, faculty and staff: Work on your class papers, report, manuscript, grant proposal, thesis or dissertation – or whatever you need to write! We take advantage of peer pressure to focus on writing. Coffee and light snacks available to help you concentrate.


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 2/15/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Fri 2/15/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

MPH Committee Meeting Public Health 1149 10a.m.-11a.m.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 2/15/2019 10:45AM - 5:00PM
University of Pittsburgh Conference
14th Annual University of Pittsburgh Winter Academy University of Pittsburgh Conference
14th Annual University of Pittsburgh Winter Academy
Fri 2/15/2019 10:45AM - 5:00PM


Join Arthur S. Levine, MD, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Peterson Dean, School of Medicine, in Naples, Florida, for a day-long celebration of scientific innovation and discovery, featuring presentations from some of the University's finest biomedical investigators. This year's theme is How, Why, and When We Age. The day will culminate in a reception where guests can mingle and meet the Winter Academy presenters.


Fri 2/15/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Liberal Arts, Sciences, & Business Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Liberal Arts, Sciences, & Business
Fri 2/15/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union

Open to all Pitt students. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Career Center. Learn more about the fair and register on Handshake.


William Pitt Union
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar, led by Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Dr. Darlene F. Zellers,  is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development and highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options.


O'Hara Student Center
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Advances in molecular biology – rapidly reshaping cancer treatment Human Genetics Seminar Series
Advances in molecular biology – rapidly reshaping cancer treatment
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/15/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 2/15/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Community Engagement Center in Homewood


Community Engagement Center in Homewood
Fri 2/15/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
EOH Seminar Series
Divorcing EPA from Academia EOH Seminar Series
Divorcing EPA from Academia
Fri 2/15/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A719 Public Health

Presented by Bernard D. Goldstein, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of environmental and occupational health. 


A719 Public Health
Fri 2/15/2019 1:50PM - 1:55PM
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Fri 2/15/2019 1:50PM - 1:55PM


The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship is a unique training opportunity to work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries


Fri 2/15/2019 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Student Organization Event
Black History cultural showcase - Minority Student Organization Student Organization Event
Black History cultural showcase - Minority Student Organization
Fri 2/15/2019 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Scaife Hall

Celebrate black culture with food, raffle prizes, musical performances, spoken word artists, step, and more! Showcasing the culture and growth of African Americans throughout history with specific reflection on Pitt's pioneering African American health care professionals. Admission is free, $5/person for meal and drink tickets benefits the Funding for Advancement of Minority Education. Scaife Hall room 6.

Sponsored by Pitt's pharmaceutical, medical, and dental student associations, Pitt Public Health's Minority Student Organization, and Pitt Nursing's VITAL. 


Scaife Hall
Mon 2/18/2019
Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Institute Enrollment Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Institute Enrollment
Mon 2/18/2019


An enhanced and productive practicum experience at the Allegheny County Health Department. Address real public health problems in the county while experiencing the day-to-day operations of an active health department and working with experienced public health practitioners. PSI students engage in a group project that exposes them to the multidisciplinary, cross-cutting nature of work done at ACHD with a stipend of $1,500. The 2019 PSI will run from Wednesday, May 15 - August 9. Apply online at publichealth.pitt.edu/pittsburgh-summer-institute. 


Mon 2/18/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Professional Development Event
Teaching Abstract Concepts (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Abstract Concepts (UCTL)
Mon 2/18/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
David Lawrence Hall

This workshop provides strategies for effectively teaching abstract concepts to your students, and for assessing student mastery of such concepts.

Location: David Lawrence Hall, Room 211


David Lawrence Hall
Mon 2/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
"The Role of Public Health in Infection Prevention:..." Alex Sundermann IDM Seminar Series
"The Role of Public Health in Infection Prevention:..." Alex Sundermann
Mon 2/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"The Role of Public Health in
Infection Prevention:  Next Generation
Whole Genome Sequencing"


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Tue 2/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment? HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment?
Tue 2/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Coleman Drake, PhD
​Topic: "Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment and Affordability?: Early Evidence from the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace"


A622 Public Health
Tue 2/19/2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health Lecture
Grand Rounds Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Assessing the Balance Between Applications and Implications Pitt Public Health Lecture
Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Assessing the Balance Between Applications and Implications
Tue 2/19/2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Join Dr. Jason White, Vice Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for an important presentation on his research experience using nanotechnology to help increase crop yields and improve sustainability globally.


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Wed 2/20/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Wed 2/20/2019


The Environmental Health Fellowship Program provides professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs.


Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
CitE Enzymes are Essential for Mycobacterium tuberculosis... presented by Alyssa Jespersen IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
CitE Enzymes are Essential for Mycobacterium tuberculosis... presented by Alyssa Jespersen
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Epidemiology of Imported Infectious Diseases, China, 2005-2016. IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Epidemiology of Imported Infectious Diseases, China, 2005-2016.
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Elizabeth Owens & Brian Kimball
Wang, Y., Wang, X., Liu, X., et al.  Epidemiology of Imported Infectious Diseases, China, 2005-2016.  Emerging Infect. Dis.  25:33, 2019.
Reviewers:  Laura Dytrt & Nefertiti Wade


A719 Public Health
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Event
Helping Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Professional Development Event
Helping Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Join Dr. Marie Norman for a lunch hour seminar session on helping students develop critical thinking skills, as part of the School of Dental Medicine's Teaching and Learning Seminar Series.

Location: 458 Salk Hall


Wed 2/20/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
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
Wed 2/20/2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Health Professions Prep Program: Introduction to public health for high school students Pitt Public Health Info Session
Health Professions Prep Program: Introduction to public health for high school students
Wed 2/20/2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Wondering what public health is?  What do someone study in a public health school? What do graduates do in their careers after completing a master’s in public health?

Get the inside scoop on the many disciplines of public health from faculty and staff representing the seven departments at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Watch some introductory videos and join a discussion of how public health professionals identify and fight health disparities, led by Noble Maseru and Hector Camilo Ruiz of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model EOH Journal Club
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model
Thu 2/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Emma Yi Lu

Paper: Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model

Authors:  Zhen Wang, Lianguo Wang, Srinivas Tapa, Kent E. Pinkerton, Chao-Yin Chen, and Crystal M. Ripplinger

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests that a majority of deaths attributed to secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure are cardiovascular related. However, to our knowledge, the impact of SHS on cardiac electrophysiology, Ca2þ handling, and arrhythmia risk has not been studied.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of an environmentally relevant concentration of SHS on cardiac electrophysiology and indicators of arrhythmia.

METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to SHS . Hearts were excised and Langendorff perfused for dual optical mapping with voltage- and Ca2þ-sensitive dyes.

RESULTS:At slow pacing rates, SHS exposure did not alter baseline electrophysiological parameters. With increasing pacing frequency, action potential duration (APD), and intracellular Ca2þ alternans magnitude progressively increased in all groups. At 4 and 8 wk, there were no statistical differences in APD or Ca2þ alternans magnitude between SHS and FA groups. At 12 wk, both APD and Ca2þ alternans magnitude were significantly increased in the SHS compared to FA group (p<0 :05). SHS exposure did not impact the time constant of Ca2þ transient decay (s) at any exposure time point. At 12 wk exposure, the recovery of Ca2þ transient amplitude with premature stimuli was slightly (but nonsignificantly) delayed in SHS compared to FA hearts, suggesting that Ca2þ release via ryanodine receptors may be impaired.

CONCLUSIONS: In male mice, chronic exposure to SHS at levels relevant to social situations in humans increased their susceptibility to cardiac alternans, a known precursor to ventricular arrhythmia


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 2/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Thu 2/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar, led by Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Dr. Darlene F. Zellers,  is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development and highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options.


O'Hara Student Center
Thu 2/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Measuring Cognition/Dementia" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Measuring Cognition/Dementia"
Thu 2/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Measuring Cognition/Dementia

Beth Snitz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
Andrea M. Weinstein, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Beth Shaaban, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/21/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Statistics Career Panel Biostatistics Seminar Series
Statistics Career Panel
Thu 2/21/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The ASA Student Chapter of Pittsburgh is excited to host a career panel featuring Mattia Ciollaro of Amazon Alexa, Susan Bachman of Bachman Consulting, Sam Ventura of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Diana Cunningham of Highmark, Andrew Althouse of UPMC, and Bronwyn Woods of Duo Security.


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Human Genetics Lecture
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 - 8:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

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 p.m.) are jointly sponsored by the departments of Africana studies and human genetics and the Center for Bioethics & Health Law.

 


University Club - Ballroom A
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Center for Health Equity Lecture
Race, Science, And Technology In The Global African World Center for Health Equity Lecture
Race, Science, And Technology In The Global African World
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
University Club


University Club
Fri 2/22/2019
April Graduation Application Deadline
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. 


Fri 2/22/2019 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Career Services Event
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)
Fri 2/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 2/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
University of Pittsburgh Event
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 42nd 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.

 


Carnegie Music Hall
Sat 2/23/2019
Pitt Public Health Info Session
3rd Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit by Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students Pitt Public Health Info Session
3rd Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit by Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students
Sat 2/23/2019
William Pitt Union

This annual interprofessional conference for all pre-health students (pre-dental, pre-PA, pre-medical, pre-public health, and more) features a keynote address, a graduate information/admissions fair, and breakout speakers representing a variety of health fields. This year's breakout sessions include "Get to Know Public Health" talks by some of our most engaging faculty members, plus free breakfast + lunch. **Pre-registration required.


William Pitt Union
Mon 2/25/2019
University of Pittsburgh Deadline
2019 Health Disparities Poster Competition - Call for Abstracts University of Pittsburgh Deadline
2019 Health Disparities Poster Competition - Call for Abstracts
Mon 2/25/2019


Pitt graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and first professional students in the Biomedical and Behavioral sciences are invited to submit abstracts electronically by Monday, February 25 to  diversity@hs.pitt.edu. $100 prizes will be awarded in each category.  

 

 


Mon 2/25/2019
Center for Health Equity Deadline
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition Center for Health Equity Deadline
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition
Mon 2/25/2019


Graduate and professional students and postdocs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences are invited to submit work related to disparities based upon race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and other parameters. Present your work and expand your scientific, professional skill set! 


Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
"Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV: State of the Science" Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
"Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV: State of the Science" Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies


A622 Public Health
Mon 2/25/2019 12:30PM - 2:30PM
HPM Dissertation Defense
Cassandra Leighton - Evaluating Provider, Organizational Response in Select Population Health Mgmt HPM Dissertation Defense
Cassandra Leighton - Evaluating Provider, Organizational Response in Select Population Health Mgmt
Mon 2/25/2019 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Scaife Hall

Evaluating Provider and Organizational Response in Select Population Health Management Initiatives


Scaife Hall
Mon 2/25/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 2/25/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
Tue 2/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: .... HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: ....
Tue 2/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Julia Driessen, PhD

Topic: "Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: Applying Economic Theory to Improve How We Pay for Care"

 


A622 Public Health
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar, led by Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Dr. Darlene F. Zellers, is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development. It is customized for students in the later stages of their graduate program. This program will provide an overview of career planning strategies modified for a shortened and more urgent timeline.


O'Hara Student Center
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: "Developing prostate cancer-specific physician hospital networks to better understand technology adoption"
Speaker: Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


A638 Public Health
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Kevin Joseph IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Kevin Joseph
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Congenital Cytomegalovirus and HIV Perinatal Transmission IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Congenital Cytomegalovirus and HIV Perinatal Transmission
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Monica Nelson & Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie
Adachi, K., Xu, J., Ank, B., et al.  Cogenital cytomegalovirus and HIV perinatal transmission.  Pediatric Infect. Dis. J. 37:1016, 2018.
Reviewers:  Inngide Osirus & Quinn Solomon


A719 Public Health
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop:How does student knowledge organization affect learning? Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop:How does student knowledge organization affect learning?
Wed 2/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors for the second session of a seven part workshop series.


A521 Public Health
Wed 2/27/2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Health Professions Prep Program – Introduction to public health for high school students Pitt Public Health Info Session
Health Professions Prep Program – Introduction to public health for high school students
Wed 2/27/2019 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Wondering what public health is?  What do someone study in a public health school? What do graduates do in their careers after completing a master’s in public health?

Get the inside scoop on the many disciplines of public health from faculty and staff representing the seven departments at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Watch some introductory videos and join a discussion of how public health professionals identify and fight health disparities, led by Noble Maseru and Hector Camilo Ruiz of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/28/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship Application Deadline
Thu 2/28/2019


The APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship is a one-year full-time working fellowship for master's- and doctoral- level bioinformaticians to train and prepare them to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics.


Thu 2/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT Epidemiology Seminar Series
Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT
Thu 2/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Research Day (Student Poster and Oral Presentations) Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Research Day (Student Poster and Oral Presentations)
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Annual Biostatistics deparmental event for students to showcase their research in the format of posters and oral presentations.


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Graduation information session Pitt Public Health Info Session
Graduation information session
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
A521 Public Health

Jonah McAllister-Erickson from the University Library System will demonstrate the use of the template and upload of the file in D-Scholarship. We will go over graduation requirements and submission of the necessary paperwork.


A521 Public Health
Thu 2/28/2019 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Professional Development Event
Understanding the Background and Academic Preparation of Students from Chinese Cultures (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Understanding the Background and Academic Preparation of Students from Chinese Cultures (UCTL)
Thu 2/28/2019 1:30PM - 4:00PM
David Lawrence Hall

Chinese learners make up the largest international student population at the University of Pittsburgh. They serve in many teaching and learning capacities such as undergraduate and graduate students, teaching assistants, and research scholars. This workshop provides specific techniques in ways to involve and interact with this specific ethnic and linguistic group. 


David Lawrence Hall
Fri 3/1/2019
School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Fall 2019 (2201) Modified Courses School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Fall 2019 (2201) Modified Courses
Fri 3/1/2019


Modified Courses | Paperwork due to Office of Student Affairs then to the Registrar by March 12. EPCC meeting on March 7 and deadline March 1.


Fri 3/1/2019 7:55AM - 11:55PM
Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deadline for applications Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deadline for applications
Fri 3/1/2019 7:55AM - 11:55PM


This program is open to all Pitt undergradautes, as well as students not attending the University of Pittsburgh. Students should have completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate work (or its equivalent) before participating in this program. Calculus or statistics and at least one social science course are helpful but not required. 

Priority deadline for applications

To learn more about the Pitt Summer Edge in Public and Global Health please visit www.summeredge.pitt.edu/programs/edge-public-and-global-health).


Fri 3/1/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 3/1/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 3/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 3/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
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
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 3/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 3/1/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Megan Marron - Frailty and Walking Ability as Integra. Markers of Aging & Their Metabol. Signatures Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Megan Marron - Frailty and Walking Ability as Integra. Markers of Aging & Their Metabol. Signatures
Fri 3/1/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
A521 Public Health

Dissertation title:  Frailty and Walking Ability as Integrated Markers of Aging
and Their Metabolomic Signatures


A521 Public Health
Sun 3/3/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
PULSE Fellowship Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
PULSE Fellowship Deadline
Sun 3/3/2019


What is PULSE?
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.  PULSE Fellows serve for a year beginning in August.
 

Mon 3/4/2019 to Thu 3/7/2019
HPM Conference
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. **


Mon 3/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Roberta Reis / Nicole Grant (PhD Students) IDM Seminar Series
Roberta Reis / Nicole Grant (PhD Students)
Mon 3/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 3/4/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Advanced Syllabus Construction (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Advanced Syllabus Construction (UCTL)
Mon 3/4/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

This workshop is intended for those who have attended “Syllabus Construction: Foundations” or “Developing a Syllabus,” or for those who are already familiar with the basics of Syllabus/Course design. In addition to discussing various various technological options available for syllabus construction, dissemination, topics will include the use of graphics and infographics in syllabi, the “interactive syllabus” the “collaborative” or “negotiated” syllabus, and alternative or non-traditional sections to consider including in a syllabus.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Mon 3/4/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 3/4/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
Tue 3/5/2019 6:30AM - 8:00PM
HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE
Tue 3/5/2019 6:30AM - 8:00PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

You're invited! Visit with faculty, alumni, and students and hear the latest on the research and programs happening on campus. Attendance at the ACHE Congress is not required. Bring your Pitt Public Health alum friends! 


Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces
Tue 3/5/2019 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Career Services Workshop
Interviewing Essentials Career Services Workshop
Interviewing Essentials
Tue 3/5/2019 9:00AM - 10:00AM
A521 Public Health

This workshop will cover all phases of the interview process: before, during, and after. RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


A521 Public Health
Tue 3/5/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Instructional Multimedia: Podcasting (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Instructional Multimedia: Podcasting (UCTL)
Tue 3/5/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

In this workshop, a multidisciplinary team of instructional designers and technologists will help you get your footing in the instructional multimedia landscape at Pitt, including a brief visit to the Media Creation Lab, a digital audiovisual recording studio that is freely available for faculty and staff use.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


Alumni Hall
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Career Services Info Session
National Health Corps Pittsburgh Info Session Career Services Info Session
National Health Corps Pittsburgh Info Session
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room

Learn more about the opportunities the National Health Corps Pittsburgh offers recent graduates to explore agencies throughout Pittsburgh that aim to decrease disparities in healthcare delivery.


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
One-Health: a Safe, Efficient, Dual-Use Vaccine...presented by Gwenddolen Kettenburg IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
One-Health: a Safe, Efficient, Dual-Use Vaccine...presented by Gwenddolen Kettenburg
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Zika-Induced Male Infertility in Mice is Potentially Reversible and Preventable..... IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Zika-Induced Male Infertility in Mice is Potentially Reversible and Preventable.....
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Grace Checo & Katherine Lyden
de La Vega, M-A., Piret, J., Griffin, B.D., et al.  Zika-induced male infertility in mice is potentially reversible and preventable by deoxyribonucleic acid immunization.  J. Infect. Dis.  219:365-374, 2019.
Reviewers:  Lauren Fogelman & Ryan Caretti


A719 Public Health
Thu 3/7/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Inhibition of Mevalonate Pathway Prevents Adipocyte Browning in Mice and Men... EOH Journal Club
Inhibition of Mevalonate Pathway Prevents Adipocyte Browning in Mice and Men...
Thu 3/7/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Heng Bai

Paper: Inhibition of Mevalonate Pathway Prevents Adipocyte Browning in Mice and Men by Affecting Protein Prenylation

Authors:  Miroslav Balaz, Anton S. Becker, Lucia Balazova, ..., Matthias Johannes Betz, Irene A. Burger, Christian Wolfrum

Abstract:

Through genetic and pharmacological in vivo and in vitro approaches, Balaz et al. show that the mevalonate pathway is important for adipocyte browning. The importance of this pathway is supported by a retrospective clinical study and a small volunteer trial with fluvastatin. The authors identify geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate as the key mevalonate intermediate driving adipocyte browning.


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 3/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Michelle Carlson, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Michelle Carlson, PhD
Thu 3/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Michelle Carlson, PhD
Professor, Depts. of Mental Health and Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Title: TBD


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 3/7/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 3/7/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC). For more information, 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
Thu 3/7/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (UCTL)
Thu 3/7/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This workshop introduces several 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, and how the two are closely related. This workshop will also address ways to effectively articulate your philosophy of inclusion in teaching on job applications and in interviews.


Alumni Hall
Thu 3/7/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (UCTL)
Thu 3/7/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This workshop introduces several 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, and how the two are closely related. This workshop will also address ways to effectively articulate your philosophy of inclusion in teaching on job applications and in interviews.


Alumni Hall
Fri 3/8/2019 to Sun 3/10/2019
Center for Global Health Conference
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.


Fri 3/8/2019
Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Monitored Withdrawal Deadline
Fri 3/8/2019


Monitored withdrawal deadlines for Sprinig 2019 (term 2194) are as follows:

Friday, March 8 (term); Friday, March 29 (2nd session); Friday, March 1 (5WK2); Friday, April 12 (5 WK 3)


Fri 3/8/2019 8:05AM - 11:40PM
Pitt Public Health Notice
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Notifications begin Pitt Public Health Notice
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Notifications begin
Fri 3/8/2019 8:05AM - 11:40PM


This program is open to all Pitt undergradautes, as well as students not attending the University of Pittsburgh. Students should have completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate work (or its equivalent) before participating in this program. Calculus or statistics and at least one social science course are helpful but not required. 

Notifications begin of acceptances.

To learn more about the Pitt Summer Edge in Public and Global Health please visit www.summeredge.pitt.edu/programs/edge-public-and-global-health).


Fri 3/8/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 3/8/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 3/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Michael Pogue-Geile - Schizophrenia and Endophenotypes Human Genetics Seminar Series
Michael Pogue-Geile - Schizophrenia and Endophenotypes
Fri 3/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Sun 3/10/2019 to Sun 3/17/2019
Academic Calendar Notice
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!

Mon 3/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
PHDL Seminar Series
Unraveling Transmission Patterns in Tuberculosis - Laura F. White, Boston University PHDL Seminar Series
Unraveling Transmission Patterns in Tuberculosis - Laura F. White, Boston University
Mon 3/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Laura F. White, PhD, associate professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, will present an approach for understanding the transmission patterns and incidence of TB using routinely collected data.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Wed 3/13/2019 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Allies Network Training Professional Development Workshop
Allies Network Training
Wed 3/13/2019 9:00AM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

The Allies Network is designed to improve visibility and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, alled, and asexual (LGBTQIA) members of our campus community.

Join this training if you are interested in:

  • providing resources to LGBTQIA individuals;
  • learning how to give consultation on issues including sexual orientation and gender identity
  • challenging homophobic and heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Wed 3/13/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Wed 3/13/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
A521 Public Health

MPH Committee Meeting Public Health A521 10a.m.-11a.m.


A521 Public Health
Wed 3/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: What Factors Motivate Students to Learn Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: What Factors Motivate Students to Learn
Wed 3/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors in a discussion on implementing proven teaching strategies in the classroom. 


A521 Public Health
Wed 3/13/2019 3:00PM to Wed 3/20/2019 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
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
Thu 3/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar
Thu 3/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Fri 3/15/2019
Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
2019 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
2019 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad
Fri 3/15/2019


Grants of $2,000 to enhance the quality of their teaching or to develop new courses. Full-time Pitt faculty members who have been teaching at least one year and part-time faculty members who have been teaching a minimum of three years at the University are eligible to apply. 


Mon 3/18/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
Phipps' Science Communication Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Phipps' Science Communication Fellowship Application Deadline
Mon 3/18/2019


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks graduate students and other professionals in all fields of science and engineering to participate in a program designed to help scientists communicate their research effectively with the public.  

Registration for the Science Communication Fellowship is $25. Please complete the questions that follow to submit your application. Applications must be completed by Mon., March 18.


Mon 3/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Jennifer Bowling / Christina Martins IDM Seminar Series
Jennifer Bowling / Christina Martins
Mon 3/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 3/18/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 3/18/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
Tue 3/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Professional Development Event
Making Your Digital Course Materials Accessible & Inclusive (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Making Your Digital Course Materials Accessible & Inclusive (UCTL)
Tue 3/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

This workshop explains what accessibility looks like in the context of Blackboard and other methods of digital content delivery, why accessibility is important, and how accessible design can help all students, not just those with disabilities.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Wed 3/20/2019 to Fri 3/22/2019
Community Conference
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.**



Wed 3/20/2019
Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Fair Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Fair
Wed 3/20/2019


This one-day online career fair will offer PhD & Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni the opportunity to connect with employers recruiting nationally across a range of career fields, including STEM and the Social Sciences. Stay tuned for more details. 


Wed 3/20/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Carlow University Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session
Carlow University Graduate School Fair
Wed 3/20/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM


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


Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Modelling filovirus maintenance in nature by experimental transmission..presented by Zachary Koenig IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Modelling filovirus maintenance in nature by experimental transmission..presented by Zachary Koenig
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Predictors of Clostridium difficile infection and predictive impact of probiotic ... IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Predictors of Clostridium difficile infection and predictive impact of probiotic ...
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Laura Dytrt & Nefertiti Wade
Carvour, M.L., Wiler, S.L., Ryan, K.L., et al.  Predictors of Clostridium difficile infection and predictive impact of probiotic use in a diverse hospital-wide cohort.  Amer. J. Infection Control.  47:2-8, 2019.
Reviewers:  Sarah Sullivan & Andrew Whaley


A719 Public Health
Wed 3/20/2019 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
TIPH Fair - Washington, D.C. Pitt Public Health Info Session
TIPH Fair - Washington, D.C.
Wed 3/20/2019 5:30PM - 7:30PM


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


Wed 3/20/2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health in Washington DC Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health in Washington DC
Wed 3/20/2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Pitt Public Health invites alumni in the DC area and those visiting for the ASPPH Annual Meeting to a cocktail reception. Event registration is required.


Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment... EOH Journal Club
Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment...
Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Pattra Chun-On

Paper: Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment within Human Melanoma

Authors:  Hanjie Li, Anne M. van der Leun, Ido Yofe, Yaniv Lubling, ..., Ton N. Schumacher, Amos Tanay, Ido Amit

Abstract:
Single-cell analysis of melanoma tumor immune infiltrates reveals a separation between bystander cytotoxic T cells and a population that displays a continuous progression from a transitional toward a dysfunctional state that is associated with active proliferation and tumor reactivity.


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
St. Francis University Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session
St. Francis University Fair
Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM


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


Thu 3/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Microbiome" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Microbiome"
Thu 3/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Microbiome

Georgios Kitsios, MD, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Noel Britton, MPH, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh GSPH
Curtis Tilves, MS, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh GSPH


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Fri 3/22/2019
April Graduation Application Deadline
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. 


Fri 3/22/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Gates Millennium Scholars Pitt Public Health Info Session
Gates Millennium Scholars
Fri 3/22/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at the Gates Millennium Scholars Event in Washington, DC to learn about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health! If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hill.


Fri 3/22/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Center for Health Equity Panel Discussion
Grand Rounds The Center for Health Center presents Civil Society Responses to Latino Immigrant Issues Center for Health Equity Panel Discussion
The Center for Health Center presents Civil Society Responses to Latino Immigrant Issues
Fri 3/22/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019
Biostatistics Conference
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.


Mon 3/25/2019
University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
Pitt Three Minute Thesis Competition Submission Deadline University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
Pitt Three Minute Thesis Competition Submission Deadline
Mon 3/25/2019


The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. PhD students who have successfully defended their dissertation proposal and are in the process of writing their dissertation are eligible. Cash prizes will be awarded to finalists!

Presentations are due by noon, Monday March 25, 2019.


Mon 3/25/2019 7:00AM - 8:30AM
Biostatistics Reception
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR in Philadelphia Biostatistics Reception
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR in Philadelphia
Mon 3/25/2019 7:00AM - 8:30AM


Join faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Pitt Biostatistics for breakfast at ENAR 2019 in Philadelphia. Start the morning off right, network with colleagues, and hear from our new chair, Shyamal Peddada, the latest news and initiatives from the department.  (RSVP by 3/21 appreciated)


Mon 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Shivkumar Biradar / Henry Ma (PhD Students) IDM Seminar Series
Shivkumar Biradar / Henry Ma (PhD Students)
Mon 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies


A521 Public Health
Mon 3/25/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Center for Global Health Lecture
Disasters Are Our Business - Sangki Oak on international medical disaster response Center for Global Health Lecture
Disasters Are Our Business - Sangki Oak on international medical disaster response
Mon 3/25/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

A Pitt MD/MPH candidate focusing on global health and surgery, Sangki Oak shares his experiences and lessons learned while volunteering in disaster response efforts both in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands during the aftermath of last fall's Super Typhoon Yutu. 


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Tue 3/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tue 3/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Invited Speaker: Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Topic: "Finding the Most At Risk: Linking Health and Criminal Justice Data to Predict Opioid Overdose" 


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: TBD
Speaker: Lyn Robertson, DPH, MSN, BSN; Associate Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


A638 Public Health
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Emily Olsen IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Emily Olsen
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - BCG Vaccination Protects Against Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis... IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - BCG Vaccination Protects Against Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Briana Edison & Kelsey Simon
Pelzer, P.T., Mutayoba, B., Cobelens, F.G.J.  BCG vaccination protects against infection with Mycobactyerium tuberculosis ascertained by tuberculin skin testing.  J. Infection  77:335-340, 2018.
Reviewers:  Cheyenne Annarumo & Rachel Jaffe


A719 Public Health
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: How Do Students Develop Mastery Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: How Do Students Develop Mastery
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors in a discussion on implementing proven teaching strategies in the classroom. 


A521 Public Health
Thu 3/28/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pitt Public Health Workshop
Preparing Your Promotion Dossier Pitt Public Health Workshop
Preparing Your Promotion Dossier
Thu 3/28/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Learn more about preparing your promotion dossier and the FAPTC review process, hear about the experiences of two associate professors, and ask your questions during the open discussion. 


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 3/28/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Maternal phthalate exposure promotes allergic airway inflammation over 2 generations EOH Journal Club
Maternal phthalate exposure promotes allergic airway inflammation over 2 generations
Thu 3/28/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Nicole Shuangjia Xue

Paper: Maternal phthalate exposure promotes allergic airway inflammation over 2 generations through epigenetic modifications

Authors: Susanne Jahreis, PhD, Saskia Trump, PhD, Mario Bauer, MD, Tobias Bauer, PhD,c Loreen Th€urmann, MSc, Ralph Feltens, PhD, Qi Wang, PhD, Lei Gu, PhD, Konrad Gr€utzmann, PhD, Stefan R€oder, PhD, Marco Averbeck, MD, Dieter Weichenhan, PhD, Christoph Plass, PhD, Ulrich Sack, MD, Michael Borte, MD, Virginie Dubourg, MSc, Gerrit Sch€u€urmann, PhD, Jan C. Simon, MD, Martin von Bergen, PhD, J€org Hackerm€uller, PhD,h Roland Eils, PhD, Irina Lehmann, PhD, and Tobias Polte, PhD

Abstract:
Background: Prenatal and early postnatal exposures to environmental factors are considered responsible for the increasing prevalence of allergic diseases. Although there is some evidence for allergy-promoting effects in children because of exposure to plasticizers, such as phthalates, findings of previous studies are inconsistent and lack mechaistic information.

Objective: We investigated the effect of maternal phthalate exposure on asthma development in subsequent generations and their underlying mechanisms, including epigenetic alterations.

Methods: Phthalate metabolites were measured within the prospective mother-child cohort Lifestyle and Environmental Factors and Their Influence on Newborns Allergy Risk (LINA) and correlated with asthma development in the children. A murine transgenerational asthma model was used to identify involved pathways.


Results: In LINA maternal urinary concentrations of mono-nbutyl phthalate, a metabolite of butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), were associated with an increased asthma risk in the children. Using a murine transgenerational asthma model, we demonstrate a direct effect of BBP on asthma severity in the offspring with a persistently increased airway inflammation up to the F2 generation. This disease-promoting effect was mediated by BBP-induced global DNA hypermethylation in CD41 T cells of the offspring because treatment with a DNA-demethylating agent alleviated exacerbation of allergic
airway inflammation. Thirteen transcriptionally downregulated genes linked to promoter or enhancer hypermethylation were identified. Among these, the GATA-3 repressor zinc finger protein 1 (Zfpm1) emerged as a potential mediator of the enhanced susceptibility for TH2-driven allergic asthma.

Conclusion: These data provide strong evidence that maternal BBP exposure increases the risk for allergic airway inflammation in the offspring by modulating the expression of genes involved in TH2 differentiation through epigenetic alterations. (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018;141:741-53.)


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Career Services Workshop
Salary Negotiation Career Services Workshop
Salary Negotiation
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary. We will discuss how to determine a target salary and respond to offers. RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the ... " - Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS Epidemiology Seminar Series
"COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the ... " - Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
COPD-Related Osteoporosis: Understanding the Link between the Lung and Skeletal System


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 3/28/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Creating Advanced Surveys, Interactive Content, and Reports Using Qualtrics (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Creating Advanced Surveys, Interactive Content, and Reports Using Qualtrics (UCTL)
Thu 3/28/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

For users who are already familiar with the basic features of the Qualtrics Online Survey platform, this workshop will introduce more advanced features that will allow you to create intricate branching, testing and scoring, piped text and variables, and customized, detailed reports on your data.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Thu 3/28/2019 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Center for Global Health Film
Grand Rounds "Close to Home: Street Medicine" with founder James Withers Center for Global Health Film
"Close to Home: Street Medicine" with founder James Withers
Thu 3/28/2019 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

One Book One Community, the Global Health Student Association, and the Center for Global Health present the powerful 30-minute documentary "Close to Home: Street Medicine" which shares voices of service providers and oft-forgotten homeless patients in our region. Catch the film and hear directly from Jim Withers, founder and medical director of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® and the Street Medicine Institute and filmmaker Terri Haddad. Donations of warm gloves and hats will be collected for the local homeless population. Light refreshments to follow.


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Fri 3/29/2019 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Info Session
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
Fri 3/29/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 3/29/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Mon 4/1/2019 to Sun 4/7/2019
Community Event
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. 

Mon 4/1/2019
April Graduation Application Deadline
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.


Mon 4/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Renee Anderko / Priyanka Talukdar (PhD Students) IDM Seminar Series
Renee Anderko / Priyanka Talukdar (PhD Students)
Mon 4/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 4/1/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh Event
2019 Pitt Three Minute Thesis Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
2019 Pitt Three Minute Thesis Competition
Mon 4/1/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

The Three Minute Thesis Competition cultivates PhD students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes. The event will be held in the Digital Scholarship Commons on the Ground Floor of Hillman Library.  


Hillman Library
Mon 4/1/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 4/1/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
Tue 4/2/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Student Organization Event
Public health in real life: experiences at the CDC Student Organization Event
Public health in real life: experiences at the CDC
Tue 4/2/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM


Hear Dr. Lee Harrison, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease and Microbiology at Pitt Public Health, and Dr. Anita McElroy, Assistant Professor in Pitt's Department of Pediatrics, discuss how they applied public health skills and knowledge to real world experiences while working at the CDC.

Location: TBD


Wed 4/3/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 1 Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 1
Wed 4/3/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. Posters can be reviewed for GR points.  


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Katrina Stephenson IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Katrina Stephenson
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Epidemiology of Bloodstream Infections .... IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Epidemiology of Bloodstream Infections ....
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Inngide Osirus & Quinn Solomon
Yasmin, M., Hage, H.E., Obeid, R., et al.  Epidemiology of blood stream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care hospital in New York.  Amer. J. Infect. Control.  44:41-46, 2016.
Reviewers:  Elizabeth Piccoli & Abigail Rubio


A719 Public Health
Wed 4/3/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 2 Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 2
Wed 4/3/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. Posters can be reviewed for GR points.  


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Wed 4/3/2019 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Professional Development Event
Not Speaking the Same Language?: 4 Steps to Engaging Your International Students Professional Development Event
Not Speaking the Same Language?: 4 Steps to Engaging Your International Students
Wed 4/3/2019 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Alumni Hall

Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. Learn how to apply a four-step framework for welcoming your international students. Develop a personal plan for your discipline and course to engage your international students.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Thu 4/4/2019 to Fri 4/5/2019
April Graduation Deadline
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.


Thu 4/4/2019
School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Application for New Summer 2019 (2197) Courses School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Application for New Summer 2019 (2197) Courses
Thu 4/4/2019


New Courses | Paperwork due to Office of Student Affairs then to the Registrar by April 19. EPCC meeting on April 11 and deadline April 4.


Thu 4/4/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 3 Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 3
Thu 4/4/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. Posters can be reviewed for GR points.  


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Thu 4/4/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Marine n−3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer EOH Journal Club
Marine n−3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
Thu 4/4/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Grace Tengziyi Ge

Paper: Marine n−3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Authors: JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H., Nancy R. Cook, Sc.D., I‑Min Lee, M.B., B.S., Sc.D., William Christen, Sc.D., Shari S. Bassuk, Sc.D., Samia Mora, M.D., M.H.S.,Heike Gibson, Ph.D., Christine M. Albert, M.D.,M.P.H., David Gordon, M.A.T.,Trisha Copeland, M.S., R.D., Denise D’Agostino, B.S., Georgina Friedenberg, M.P.H., Claire Ridge, M.P.H., Vadim Bubes, Ph.D., Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., Walter C. Willet, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.,

Abstract:
BACKGROUND
Higher intake of marine n−3 (also called omega-3) fatty acids has been associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer in several observational studies. Whether supplementation with n−3 fatty acids has such effects in general populations at usual risk for these end points is unclear.

METHODS
We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, with a two-by-two factorial design, of vitamin D3 (at a dose of 2000 IU per day) and marine n−3 fatty acids (at a dose of 1 g per day) in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer among men 50 years of age or older and women 55 years of age or older in the United States. Primary end points were major cardiovascular events (a composite of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes) and invasive cancer of any type. Secondary end points included individual components of the composite cardiovascular end point, the composite end point plus coronary revascularization (expanded composite of cardiovascular events), site-specific cancers, and death from cancer. Safety was also assessed. This article reports the results of the comparison of n−3 fatty acids with placebo.

RESULTS

A total of 25,871 participants, including 5106 black participants, underwent randomization. During a median follow-up of 5.3 years, a major cardiovascular event occurred in 386 participants in the n−3 group and in 419 in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.92; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.80 to 1.06; P = 0.24). Invasive cancer was diagnosed in 820 participants in the n−3 group and in 797 in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.93 to 1.13; P = 0.56). In the analyses of key secondary end points, the hazard ratios were as follows: for the expanded composite end point of cardiovascular events, 0.93 (95% CI, 0.82 to 1.04); for total myocardial infarction, 0.72 (95% CI, 0.59 to 0.90); for total stroke, 1.04 (95% CI, 0.83 to 1.31); for death from cardiovascular causes, 0.96 (95% CI, 0.76 to 1.21); and for death from cancer (341 deaths from cancer), 0.97 (95% CI, 0.79 to 1.20). In the analysis of death from any
cause (978 deaths overall), the hazard ratio was 1.02 (95% CI, 0.90 to 1.15). No excess risks of bleeding or other serious adverse events were observed.

CONCLUSIONS
Supplementation with n−3 fatty acids did not result in a lower incidence of major cardiovascular events or cancer than placebo. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and others; VITAL ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01169259.)


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 4/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Thu 4/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 4/4/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Thu 4/4/2019 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)
Thu 4/4/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 4 Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session 4
Thu 4/4/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. Posters can be reviewed for GR points.  


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Poster Session 5


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Fri 4/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Grand Rounds CC Li Lecture Human Genetics Seminar Series
CC Li Lecture
Fri 4/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The Department of Human Genetics holds an annual guest lecture in honor of former faculty member Ching Chun "C.C." Li, Pitt Public Health faculty for over 30 years, former chair of the Department of Biostatistics, and celebrated statistician and geneticist. Stay tuned for more information about this year's lecture. 


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/5/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Fri 4/5/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Poster Session 6


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Mon 4/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Henry Raymond, DrPH, MPH & Chongyi Wei, DrPH, MA IDM Seminar Series
Henry Raymond, DrPH, MPH & Chongyi Wei, DrPH, MA
Mon 4/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 4/8/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Professional Development Event
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations (UCTL)
Mon 4/8/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PM
David Lawrence Hall

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.

Location: David Lawrence Hall, Room 211


David Lawrence Hall
Tue 4/9/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate - Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s .. HPM Seminar Series
Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate - Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s ..
Tue 4/9/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate

Topic: “Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s Use of Preventive Dental Services”


A622 Public Health
Tue 4/9/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (UCTL)
Tue 4/9/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

In this workshop, we'll review the grade center and how it accepts grades from within and outside Blackboard. We'll cover the Grade Center's options for customizing grades to meet your learning objectives, and you'll learn how to control what grades your students see and when they see them.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


Alumni Hall
Wed 4/10/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Career Services Workshop
Professionalism and Making the Most of your Practicum/Internship Career Services Workshop
Professionalism and Making the Most of your Practicum/Internship
Wed 4/10/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room

Tips on how to develop your professional image, make a lasting impression, keep in touch after your experience is over, and leverage the skills you gain. RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Subramanian Thothathri IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Subramanian Thothathri
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Genetic Diversity of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Local are of SW China:.. IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Genetic Diversity of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Local are of SW China:..
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Sarah Sullivan & Andrew Whaley
Shi, T., Li, T., Li, J., et al.  Genetic diversity of drug resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in local area of Soutwest China:  a retrospective study.  BMC Infect. Dis.  18:565, 2018.
Reviewers:  Monica Nelson & Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie


A719 Public Health
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors in a discussion on implementing proven teaching strategies in the classroom. 


A521 Public Health
Wed 4/10/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Teaching a 6-Week Course (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching a 6-Week Course (UCTL)
Wed 4/10/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

In this workshop, we will identify the distinctive characteristics of a six-week course, discuss the associated challenges, and identify some strategies which you can apply to meet those challenges.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Thu 4/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg Epidemiology Seminar Series
Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg
Thu 4/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Steve Belle, PhD, MScHyg
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center, Dept. of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD
*NO CME Credit Offered For This Seminar


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 4/11/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 4/11/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC). For more information, 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
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/12/2019 to Sun 4/14/2019
Pitt Public Health Info Session
NHMA Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session
NHMA Fair
Fri 4/12/2019 to Sun 4/14/2019


Are you or someone you know interested in a career in public health? Join us at the National Hispanic Medical Association's Fair to learn about our programs and explore your options with Pitt Public Health! If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hill.


Fri 4/12/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 4/12/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 4/12/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Sr Vice Chancellor Research Seminar: Hawre Jalal on Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Sr Vice Chancellor Research Seminar: Hawre Jalal on Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic
Fri 4/12/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

Pitt's prestigious Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar series focuses on research being conducted by young investigators in the biomedical sciences. Hawre Jalal will present his work on the “Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic in the United States, 1979-2016” from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Lecture Room 6 of Scaife Hall for approximately 50 minutes. Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and a researcher at the Public Health Dynamic Laboratory.  The presentation will be followed by a short question-and-answer session led by Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Art Levine. 


Scaife Hall
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
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 4/12/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Sat 4/13/2019 to Sun 4/14/2019
Center for Global Health Conference
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. 


Mon 4/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Natalie J. Thornburg, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Natalie J. Thornburg, PhD
Mon 4/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 4/15/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 4/15/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

This 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
Tue 4/16/2019 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Awards Ceremony & Presentations Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Awards Ceremony & Presentations
Tue 4/16/2019 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Location TBD


Location TBD
Wed 4/17/2019
April Graduation Deadline
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.


Wed 4/17/2019
June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Wed 4/17/2019


Apply for June 2019 graduation (term 2197) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is May 31. Fees apply in a tiered structure between April 18 and May 31. 


Wed 4/17/2019 6:10AM - 11:55PM
Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deposits Due Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deposits Due
Wed 4/17/2019 6:10AM - 11:55PM


This program is open to all Pitt undergradautes, as well as students not attending the University of Pittsburgh. Students should have completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate work (or its equivalent) before participating in this program. Calculus or statistics and at least one social science course are helpful but not required. 

To learn more about the Pitt Summer Edge in Public and Global Health please visit www.summeredge.pitt.edu/programs/edge-public-and-global-health).


Wed 4/17/2019 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
PA Latino Health Summit Pitt Public Health Info Session
PA Latino Health Summit
Wed 4/17/2019 7:00AM - 3:00PM


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


Wed 4/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jason Yeung IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jason Yeung
Wed 4/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 4/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
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
Thu 4/18/2019
June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Thu 4/18/2019


The regular deadline to apply for June 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until May 2. The final deadline to apply is May 31.  


Thu 4/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium
Thu 4/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium

Carol A. Derby, PhD
Research Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology; Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: TBD


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 4/18/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Min Zhang, University of Michigan Biostatistics Seminar Series
Min Zhang, University of Michigan
Thu 4/18/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Fri 4/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

MPH Committee Meeting Public Health 1149 10a.m.-11a.m.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 4/19/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay)
Fri 4/19/2019 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
Fri 4/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 4/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 4/22/2019 to Fri 4/26/2019
April Graduation Deadline
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.


Mon 4/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 4/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies


A521 Public Health
Wed 4/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology
Wed 4/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: TBD
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh


A638 Public Health
Wed 4/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter
Wed 4/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors in a discussion on implementing proven teaching strategies in the classroom. 


A521 Public Health
Thu 4/25/2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM
University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement (Graduate) University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement (Graduate)
Thu 4/25/2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Petersen Events Center

The University of Pittsburgh's annual Commencement ceremony for graduate students. Stay tuned for more details! Contact The Office of Special Events (University-level) for more information at 412-624-7100.


Petersen Events Center
Fri 4/26/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 4/26/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Sat 4/27/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Celebration of Student Awards Pitt Public Health Event
Celebration of Student Awards
Sat 4/27/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

A cocktail reception and awards ceremony honoring standouts from the graduating class of 2018-19 in multiple award categories. Graduating students are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award. Awardees will be notified by the school. 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Sun 4/28/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation
Sun 4/28/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Carnegie Music Hall

Celebrate the academic achievement of our 2018-19 graduates as they become the newest cohort of Pitt Public Health alumni at our 69th Convocation. Family and friends are welcome!


Carnegie Music Hall
Wed 5/1/2019 to Thu 5/2/2019
EOH Conference
“Modernizing Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment,” A-E Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting EOH Conference
“Modernizing Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment,” A-E Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting
Wed 5/1/2019 to Thu 5/2/2019
University Club

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Regional Chapter will focus on new approaches to hazard identification and risk assessment, as well as alternative models and modeling for toxicity testing and exposure assessment.


University Club
Thu 5/2/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 5/2/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC). For more information, 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
Fri 5/3/2019
June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Fri 5/3/2019


The regular deadline to apply for June 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until May 9. The final deadline to apply is May 31. 


Mon 5/6/2019
Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Mon 5/6/2019


The final registration deadline for Summer 2019 (term 2197) are the following: May 6 (term); May 13 (12 WK); May 13 (6 WK 1); June 24 (6 WK 2).


Add or drop classes deadlines: May 17 (term); May 20 (12 WK); May 15 (6 WK 1); June 26 (6 WK 2).

 

 


Wed 5/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners Professional Development Workshop
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Workshop: How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners
Wed 5/8/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Looking for practical advice to improve your teaching? Interested in research-based theory on how students learn? Join fellow Pitt Public Health instructors in a discussion on implementing proven teaching strategies in the classroom. 


A521 Public Health
Fri 5/10/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Fri 5/10/2019
University Club

The annual Alumni Awards Dinner begins with a reception followed by dinner and the awards. Each year, outstanding alumni are recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health, to the school, or to both. Registration and further details available this spring. 


University Club
Fri 5/10/2019
June Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee)
Fri 5/10/2019


The regular deadline to apply for June 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until May 31. The final deadline to apply is May 31. 


Tue 5/14/2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors Meeting
Tue 5/14/2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM
1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room

Annual meeting of a Pitt Public Health advisory board to Dean Burke and Chancellor Gallagher.


1146 Public Health, Surma Board Room
Wed 5/15/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
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
Fri 5/17/2019
Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 5/17/2019


Add/Drop period for Summer 2019 (2197).

Friday, May 17 (term); Monday, May 20 (12 WK); Wednesday, May 15 (6WK 1); Wednesday, June 26 (6 WK 2).


Mon 5/20/2019 to Thu 5/23/2019
Community Conference
Prevention 2019, American College of Preventive Medicine Community Conference
Prevention 2019, American College of Preventive Medicine
Mon 5/20/2019 to Thu 5/23/2019
Pittsburgh, PA

This year's conference to be held at the Omni William Penn, downtown Pittsburgh. Submit your abstract to present your work, or a proposal for the Preventative Medicine DesignHack 2019 by January 15. Contact Jessica Bradshaw, jbradshaw@apcm.org, to be placed with an already formed team or with deadline difficulties. 


Pittsburgh, PA
Tue 5/21/2019
August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Tue 5/21/2019


Apply for August 2019 graduation (term 2197) with no fee.  The final deadline to apply is July 22. Fees apply in a tiered structure between May 23 and July 22.


Wed 5/22/2019
August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee)
Wed 5/22/2019


The regular deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until June 19. The final deadline to apply is July 22

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


Mon 5/27/2019
Academic Calendar Notice
Memorial Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Memorial Day Holiday
Mon 5/27/2019


University Closed


Wed 5/29/2019 to Fri 5/31/2019
Biostatistics Conference
LiDS 2019 - ASA Conference on Lifetime Data Science: Foundations and Frontiers Biostatistics Conference
LiDS 2019 - ASA Conference on Lifetime Data Science: Foundations and Frontiers
Wed 5/29/2019 to Fri 5/31/2019
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Sponsored by the Lifetime Data Science (LiDS)  Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) with support from Pitt's Department of BIostatistics, this conference will explore the foundations and frontiers of the field, featuring 3 workshops, 3 plenary talks, and 45+ invited sessions on a broad range of topics in lifetime data science. A poster session and reception will be held on May 29, and a banquet will be held on May 30, all at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. 


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Thu 5/30/2019
April Graduation Notice
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).

Mon 6/3/2019
June Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due June Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Mon 6/3/2019


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. June 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Fri 6/7/2019 7:00AM - 11:55PM
Academic Calendar Registration Dates
First Summer Session Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Academic Calendar Registration Dates
First Summer Session Monitored Withdrawal Deadline
Fri 6/7/2019 7:00AM - 11:55PM


Monitored withdrawal deadlines for Summer 2019 (2197 term). July 5 (term), July 5 (12 WK); June 7 (6 WK 1), July 20 (6 WK 2).


Fri 6/14/2019
June Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments June Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Fri 6/14/2019


Your document must be reviewed for format by April 17. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. June 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Mon 6/17/2019
June Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due June Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 6/17/2019


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  June 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Wed 6/19/2019 to Fri 6/21/2019
Community Conference
2019 ASPPH Sections Retreat for Associate Deans (Seattle) Community Conference
2019 ASPPH Sections Retreat for Associate Deans (Seattle)
Wed 6/19/2019 to Fri 6/21/2019


This ASPPH meeting provides associate deans the opportunity to share best practices; increase knowledge; discuss current issues and challenges at schools and programs of public health; and network in an open environment. One representative is invited from each member school in each area: Academic Affairs, Academic Public Health Practice, Finance and Administration, Research, and Student Services Leadership. 

Venue: Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, 15 Madison St. Seattle, WA


Wed 6/19/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
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
Thu 6/20/2019
August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Thu 6/20/2019


The regular deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until July 8. The final deadline to apply is July 22. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


Sat 6/22/2019
June Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree June Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 6/22/2019


Official date for award of degree for June 2019 graduation (term 2197). 


Mon 6/24/2019 to Fri 6/28/2019
April Graduation Notice
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.

Thu 7/4/2019
Academic Calendar Notice
Independence Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Independence Day Holiday
Thu 7/4/2019


University Closed

Fri 7/5/2019
Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Monitored Withdrawal Deadline
Fri 7/5/2019


Deadline to withdrawal from Summer 2019 (term 2197). July 5 (term); July 5 (12 WK); June 7 (6 WK 1); July 19 (6 WK 2).
 


Tue 7/9/2019
June Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available June Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Tue 7/9/2019


Transcripts available from Registrar's office G-3 Thackeray with valid ID, June 2019 graduates (term 2197).




 


Tue 7/9/2019
August Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35) August Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35)
Tue 7/9/2019


The regular deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation (term 2197) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until July 22. The final deadline to apply is July 22. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


Wed 7/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 7/17/2019 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
Tue 7/23/2019
August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 7/23/2019


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. August 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Wed 7/24/2019 to Wed 7/31/2019
June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 7/24/2019 to Wed 7/31/2019


Vendor begins mailing diplomas July 24 thru July 31 for June 2019 graduates (term 2197).  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.


Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019
Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO
Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Fri 8/2/2019
August Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments August Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Fri 8/2/2019


Your document must be reviewed for format by August 5. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. August 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Mon 8/5/2019
August Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due August Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 8/5/2019


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  August 2019 graduation. Term 2197.


Sat 8/10/2019
August Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree August Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 8/10/2019


The official date for the award of the degree for August 2019 graduation (term 2197).


Fri 9/6/2019
August Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available August Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 9/6/2019


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. August 2019 graduates (term 2197).
 


Mon 9/23/2019 to Fri 9/27/2019
August Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins August Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 9/23/2019 to Fri 9/27/2019


Vendor begins mailing diplomas September 23 thru September 27 for August 2019 graduates (term 2197). 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.


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