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Here's a look back at recent events from the Pitt Public Health online calendar. 

Event Category
Mon 2/19/2018 to Fri 2/23/2018
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL)
Mon 2/19/2018 to Fri 2/23/2018


The ninth annual virtual conference, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment, is underway! Through Feb. 23, there will be 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions on topics like gamification, mobile learning, flipped classrooms and emerging technologies, hosted by the University of Idaho. This is a great way to engage with education professionals from all over the world.

Click here to find the full agenda and connection instructions. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity!



Professional Development
Event
Mon 2/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shivkumar Biradar / Jan Kristoff IDM Seminar Series
Shivkumar Biradar / Jan Kristoff
Mon 2/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 2/20/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Faculty Diversity Committee meeting School Governance Meeting
Faculty Diversity Committee meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

A monthly meeting of the FDC, charged with identifying and implementing a broad range of activities directed to increasing faculty diversity. 


School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Coffee Talk with the deans
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Pitt Public Health students are invited to meet the school's deans during informal office hours held once each month in the Public Health Commons. Bring your coffee and your concerns, or just stop by to say hi. 

This month will be hosted by Nobel Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity; Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean; and Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Build a framework for career planning and professional development early in your training and gain a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce. This event is intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.


Career Services
Seminar Series
Tue 2/20/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman) Center for Global Health Event
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman)
Tue 2/20/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM


February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Speaker/Participants: Ponni Arasu

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial

Karuppi (The Dark Woman) is a one-woman performance in English/Tamil/Creole performed by Ponni Arasu.

The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th Century to the present day. While translating the play in English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers. While the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories.

Karuppi is a production of Marapachchi Theatre, a feminist theatre collective based in Madras, India. The play is mostly in English with some Tamil sections. Written translation of Tamil will be provided.

Ponni Arasu is a queer feminist researcher, historian, and activist from Tamilnadu, India. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Law. Ponni has worked on issues related to sexuality, labour, law and caste in South Asia as an activist, researcher and legal practitioner. She has worked in multiple capacities as an activist and theatre practitioner in northern and eastern Sri Lanka for the past twelve years.  Her last major project was to initiate the creation of an archive of oral history on women in social movements in different parts of India in the 1970s. This project was commissioned by the Indian Association of Women Studies and Zubaan Books. Her PhD research addresses the history of Tamil Nadu in Southern India (1950-70) studying the formation of publics from a gender perspective.


Center for Global Health
Event
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Interviewing Essentials Career Services Workshop
Interviewing Essentials
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

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

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jonathan Mandell IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jonathan Mandell
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Du Y, Xin L, Shi Y, et al.  Genome-wide identification of interferon-sensitive mutations enables influenza vaccine design.  Science 359:290-296, 2018.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

Asking students to perform authentic, complex tasks can provoke higher-level learning, but how can we assess a complicated assignment when it has no “correct” answer? Using rubrics can help you assess the seemingly-unassessable. Rubrics also help clarify and communicate your expectations to your students and make for a simpler, faster, and fair grading process. In this workshop, we’ll present different types of rubric, review rubric design best practices, and guide participants through the process of beginning to create a rubric to use in their courses.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define a rubric and identify its components
  • Recognize when it might be appropriate to use a rubric
  • Describe types of rubrics
  • Describe best practices in rubric creation
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as instructional tools
  • Begin to create a rubric which demonstrates alignment to a learning objective, clear performance criteria, and distinct levels of performance

This is the second workshop in the Becoming a Grading Guru series. The series includes:

1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
2. Designing Rubrics
3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. We recommend that participants enroll in the first workshop in the series, The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback, before completing Designing Rubrics if possible, because it includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in other workshops in this series.

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

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

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


Professional Development
Event
Wed 2/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Association of viral load and CD4+ count with infection of intestinal emerging parasites... IDM MPH Journal Club
Association of viral load and CD4+ count with infection of intestinal emerging parasites...
Wed 2/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health 1149, 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.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Wed 2/21/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The Write Stuff: Resume Writing & Cover Letter Essentials - Mark Burdsall Career Services Workshop
The Write Stuff: Resume Writing & Cover Letter Essentials - Mark Burdsall
Wed 2/21/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

This interactive workshop offers practical steps to develop an effective resume and cover letter. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA). Presented by Mark Burdsall, Director of Organization Development, University of Pittsburgh. Registration required.


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 2/21/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
HPMA Wine and Cheese Networking Event HPM Social
HPMA Wine and Cheese Networking Event
Wed 2/21/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


HPM
Social
Thu 2/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu
Thu 2/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Arron Chia-Hsin Liu

Paper: Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors

Authors: Routy B, Le Chatelier E, et Al.

Abstract: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis induce sustained clinical responses in a sizable minority of cancer patients. We found that primary resistance to ICIs can be attributed to abnormal gut microbiome composition. Antibiotics inhibited the clinical benefit of ICIs in patients with advanced cancer. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from cancer patients who responded to ICIs into germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice ameliorated the antitumor effects of PD-1 blockade, whereas FMT from nonresponding patients failed to do so. Metagenomics of patient stool samples at diagnosis revealed correlations between clinical responses to ICIs and the relative abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila Oral supplementation with A. muciniphila after FMT with nonresponder feces restored the efficacy of PD-1 blockade in an interleukin-12-dependent manner by increasing the recruitment of CCR9+CXCR3+CD4+ T lymphocytes into mouse tumor beds.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Justice and the Global City Center for Global Health Lecture
Justice and the Global City
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Join Dr. Joe Hoover in 4130 Posvar Hall at noon on Thursday, February 22.

Dr. Hoover is a lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked previously at City University London, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also received his PhD. For the past several years he has focused on the use of human rights by diverse political movements in order to take the measure of both their limitations and their promise for a more radically democratic world. His latest research project rethinks questions of global justice by focusing on the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life to develop an argument in favor of more inclusive and democratic cities. Dr. Hoover's work on the human right to housing and the right to the city have led to collaborations with housing rights groups in the USA and the UK, including the FOCUS E15 campaign in East London. He is also the co-convener and chair of the BISA Ethics and World Politics Working Group.


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Thu 2/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/22/2018 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools Center for Global Health Panel Discussion
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools
Thu 2/22/2018 4:00PM - 6:30PM


Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel discussion and reflection examining health issues and disparities, and how they influence educational outcomes.Moderated by Dr. A. Dex Samuels and Dr. John Jakicic

Register now!

Location and Address
CUE Commons
4310 Posvar Hall


Center for Global Health
Panel Discussion
Thu 2/22/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Grand Rounds Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes - One Book, One Community Event w/ Theresa Brown Pitt Public Health Event
Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes - One Book, One Community Event w/ Theresa Brown
Thu 2/22/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes

with Theresa Brown, RN, former oncology nurse and breast cancer patient

Known for recent works “Breast Cancer Is Serious. Pink Is Not.” & The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 2/23/2018
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Fri 2/23/2018


The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 


April Graduation
Deadline
Fri 2/23/2018
Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due Center for Global Health Deadline
Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due
Fri 2/23/2018


Applications for a Summer 2018 Practicum/Internship experience with Nepal Fertility Care Center are now open and applications are due to cgh@pitt.edu by Friday, February 23. For more information, including application pieces, please visit the Center for Global Health at A310 Crabtree. 

Center for Global Health
Deadline
Fri 2/23/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Session Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing Session
Fri 2/23/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 2/23/2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Stephen McCalley: Elucidating the Mitochondrial Architecture of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Stephen McCalley: Elucidating the Mitochondrial Architecture of Branched-Chain Amino Acid
Fri 2/23/2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health A521


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 2/23/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Making one Nose from Two: Genetic and Morphological Mechanisms of Facial Development Human Genetics Seminar Series
Making one Nose from Two: Genetic and Morphological Mechanisms of Facial Development
Fri 2/23/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/23/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Variance in Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions - Scott Morgenstern Center for Health Equity Event
Variance in Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions - Scott Morgenstern
Fri 2/23/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A521

Jointly presented by the Center for Health Equity and the Center for Latin American Studies. 


Center for Health Equity
Event
Fri 2/23/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Honors Convocation University of Pittsburgh Event
Honors Convocation
Fri 2/23/2018 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. Time tentative and further details to be announced. 

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 2/23/2018 6:00PM - 10:00PM
This is Africa Center for Global Health Event
This is Africa
Fri 2/23/2018 6:00PM - 10:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This captivating event sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and African Students Organization, will be a gala celebrating African culture, community, and traditions and will include performances, speakers, awards and also opportunities for networking. Our main goal is to bring together students and faculty from all across the university that are either of African descent, interested in African culture and traditions or work in areas related to Africa.  The event is free to all in attendance but will be capped at 150, so please contact us ASAP to reserve your place! Thank you once again for your time and assistance in advance and we hope to see you all there! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-africa-gala-tickets-42474613713?aff=eac2 


Center for Global Health
Event
Mon 2/26/2018 to Wed 2/28/2018
Versatile PhD: Ask Me Anything (AMA) Online Forum Career Services Event
Versatile PhD: Ask Me Anything (AMA) Online Forum
Mon 2/26/2018 to Wed 2/28/2018


Free three-day AMA (Ask Me Anything) online forum hosted by Jenny Furlong, PhD (CUNY Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development) and Joseph Barber, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Career Center). Ask questions about career issues that are top of mind for you.  

  • Free discussion, open to all (tell friends)
  • Get advice from PhD career professionals
  • Takes place in dedicated AMA forum on Versatile PhD site
  • Asynchronous - participate anytime during the 3 days

Career Services
Event
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Academic Bridge: Public Health and Health Care Epidemiology - Mohamed Yassin IDM Seminar Series
Academic Bridge: Public Health and Health Care Epidemiology - Mohamed Yassin
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Academic Bridge:  Public Health and Health Care Epidemiology"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140, Burke Seminar Room


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Special Seminar - Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Event
Special Seminar - Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


Epidemiology
Event
Mon 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why it Matters Professional Development Event
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why it Matters
Mon 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

Many of us can see the teaching and learning benefits of assigning group projects. We also see the hurdles in motivation and grading that can make these projects cumbersome. This workshop will help you design group projects that are aligned with your course learning objectives and built for efficiency and effectiveness. We will explore several types of collaborative projects, identify assignment structures that motivate students, and investigate grading tools that evaluate both individual and group success levels.

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

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


Professional Development
Event
Mon 2/26/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Mitigating Climate Change by Transitioning to a Renewable Resource-Based Economy - Steven Cohen EOH Lecture
Mitigating Climate Change by Transitioning to a Renewable Resource-Based Economy - Steven Cohen
Mon 2/26/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

Dr. Steven Cohen of the Earth Institute at Columbia University will discuss how to address the global climate crisis by taking on political, organizational, and financial challenges as we transition economies from fossil fuels to renewable resources. Reserve a seat online for this free lecture in the Pitt Honors College Climate Change Series.


EOH
Lecture
Mon 2/26/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Applied Public Health Fellowship Opportunities: Perspectives from EIS, CSTE and ASPPH Fellowship Alu Student Organization Event
Applied Public Health Fellowship Opportunities: Perspectives from EIS, CSTE and ASPPH Fellowship Alu
Mon 2/26/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 3121C

Applied public health fellowships provide recent public health graduates an invaluable training opportunity to apply and develop public health skills. SPHERE will be hosting an event to highlight several applied public health fellowships. A current EIS officer assigned to NIOSH will be giving a talk about one of her EIS field assignments as well as provide an overview of the EIS program. In addition, a CSTE applied epidemiology fellowship alumni as well as an ASPPH fellowship alumni will speak about their experiences. These speakers will be available for questions so come learn more about these fellowship opportunities! Snacks will be provided.

Speakers:
Laura E. Reynolds, MPH, BSN, RN, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, NIOSH
Lauren Kepple, MPH, ASPPH fellowship alumni, NIOSH
Lindsay Hamilton, MPH, CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Alumni, NJ Dept. of Health







Student Organization
Event
Tue 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health BCHS Seminar Series
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Tue 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


BCHS
Seminar Series
Tue 2/27/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Teaching Students Self & Peer Assessment - UCTL Professional Development Event
Teaching Students Self & Peer Assessment - UCTL
Tue 2/27/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Alumni Hall

In this workshop, participants will explore approaches and tools for teaching students how to interpret and apply grading criteria to critically evaluate their own and classmates' work.After this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will have the option of staying an additional half hour for a demonstration and Q&A about peer assessment technology tools (Peerceptiv, Turnitin, and/or Blackboard, based on participant preference) with an educational technology consultant.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory as it ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records. Please click here to register.

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

Location: Alumni Hall B23


Professional Development
Event
Tue 2/27/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds Food Security: It’s not only about the food - Marnie Schilken Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Food Security: It’s not only about the food - Marnie Schilken
Tue 2/27/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Join Marnie Schilken, Chief Impact Officer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as she engages us in thinking through the lives of three different individuals and how food secure or insecure they might be. We will think about the drivers that allow a household or individual to be more or less food secure, and brainstorm what can happen if we tweak each scenario here and there. Will people fare better or worse? Marnie will also describe to us the various programs at the Food Bank and share with us why and how the Food Bank keeps in mind the people and agencies it serves as it strives to “feed people in need and mobilize the community to end hunger.”


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Wed 2/28/2018
Day of Giving - University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day University of Pittsburgh Event
Day of Giving - University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day
Wed 2/28/2018


Pitt is far more than a university—we are a community.

On February 28, 2017, we will come together—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends—for a special Pitt Day of Giving. We’ll celebrate the University’s founding, the accomplishments of those who have gone before us, and the bright future ahead for today’s students.


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 2/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students
Wed 2/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. It is customized for students in the later stages of their graduate program. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.


Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 2/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cancer Health Services Workgroup, Dr. Janel Hanmer Presenting HPM Workshop
Cancer Health Services Workgroup, Dr. Janel Hanmer Presenting
Wed 2/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


HPM
Workshop
Wed 2/28/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Opioid Interest Group Pitt Public Health Meeting
Opioid Interest Group
Wed 2/28/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Monthly working group meeting of the Pitt Public Health opioid interest group to discuss and coordinate research and projects connected to the opioid epidemic. RSVP to Mike Mallon (msm126@pitt.edu). 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Wed 2/28/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Characterising the effect of antimalarial drugs on the maturation and clearance of murine-blood... IDM MPH Journal Club
Characterising the effect of antimalarial drugs on the maturation and clearance of murine-blood...
Wed 2/28/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/28/2018 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Doctoral Student Organization: Public Health Movie Night Student Organization Film
Doctoral Student Organization: Public Health Movie Night
Wed 2/28/2018 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Public Health A521

The DSO will be showing Concussion, which explores the work of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pathologist here in Pittsburgh, as he seeks to uncover the truth about brain damage in football players who experience repeated concussions.  snacks and drinks will be provided or bring your own! The DSO is looking forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please email them at dsopph@pitt.edu.


Student Organization
Film
Thu 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Heng Bai EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Heng Bai
Thu 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Heng Bai

Paper: Declining exposures to lead and cadmium contribute to explaining the reduction of cardiovascular mortality in the US population, 1988–2004

Authors: Adrian Ruiz-Hernandez, Ana Navas-Acien, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Ciprian M Crainiceanu, Josep Redon, Eliseo Guallar, Maria Tellez-Plaza

Abstract:

Background
Lead and cadmium exposures have markedly declined in the USA following the implementation of large-scale public health policies and could have contributed to the unexplained decline in cardiovascular mortality in US adults. We evaluated the potential contribution of lead and cadmium exposure reductions to explain decreasing cardiovascular mortality trends occurring in the USA from 1988–94 to 1999–2004.

Methods
Prospective study in 15 421 adults ≥40 years old who had participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988–94 or 1999–2004. We estimated the amount of change in cardiovascular mortality over time that can be independently attributed to the intermediate pathway of changes in blood lead and urine cadmium concentrations.

Results
There was a 42.0% decrease in blood lead and a 31.0% decrease in urine cadmium concentrations. The cardiovascular mortality rate ratio [95% confidence intervals (CIs)] associated with a doubling of metal levels was 1.19 (1.07, 1.31) for blood lead and 1.20 (1.09, 1.32) for urine cadmium. The absolute reduction in cardiovascular deaths comparing 1999–2004 to 1988–94 was 230.7 deaths/100 000 person-years, in models adjusted for traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Among these avoided deaths, 52.0 (95% CI 8.4, 96.7) and 19.4 (4.3, 36.4) deaths/100 000 person-years were attributable to changes in lead and cadmium, respectively.

Conclusions
Environmental declines in lead and cadmium exposures were associated with reductions in cardiovascular mortality in US adults. Given the fact that lead and cadmium remain associated with cardiovascular disease at relatively low levels of exposure, prevention strategies that further minimize exposure to lead and cadmium may be needed.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Diana Campbell Delucia - PhD '18: Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during... IDM Dissertation Defense
Diana Campbell Delucia - PhD '18: Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during...
Thu 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Diana's dissertation, Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during macrophage-mediated trans infection, suggests that targeting the ability of MΦ to drive HIV-1 dissemination in trans could significantly enhance HIV-1 therapeutic strategies. 


IDM
Dissertation Defense
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Allison Kuipers, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Allison Kuipers, PhD
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial Career Services Workshop
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Prepare for the annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast and learn how to market yourself to potential employers in one minute or less. Topics include conversation starters, networking etiquette, following up, and more. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Mindset - Marie Norman Professional Development Event
Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Mindset - Marie Norman
Thu 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


The Offices of Student Affairs and Faculty Affairs are offering a lunch hour hands-on seminar session on building resilience on Thursday, March 1, 12:00-1:00, in room 458 Salk Hall as part of the School of Dental Medicine Teaching and Learning Seminar Series. 

Building a Tougher Student: Applying the Research on Mindset

Are students today less resilient than they used to be? Are they more prone to crack under stress or adversity? In this workshop, we’ll explore those questions and discuss the research on Mindset, identifying research-based interventions and practical teaching strategies to help students build resilience and learn from setbacks and failure. By the end, participants will be able to:

•   Distinguish the characteristics of a growth vs. fixed mindset

•   Discuss evidence-based interventions shown to build resilience

•   Identify specific teaching strategies to leverage Mindset research 

Session facilitated by Marie Norman, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Innovative Design for Education and Assessment (IDEA) Lab at the Institute for Clinical Research Education in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 3/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 3/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 3/1/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 3/1/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 3/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests - Lucas Mentch Biostatistics Seminar Series
Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests - Lucas Mentch
Thu 3/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Lucas Mentch, University of Pittsburgh, Statistics, will present, "Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/1/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Manila-Pittsburgh ID Grand Rounds Center for Global Health Lecture
Manila-Pittsburgh ID Grand Rounds
Thu 3/1/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM


University of Pittsburgh
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Manila-Pittsburgh ID Grand Rounds
Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
S1105ABC
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Veldkamp 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Thu 3/1/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Grand Rounds "Periods Gone Public Pittsburgh" discussion with author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf BCHS Event
"Periods Gone Public Pittsburgh" discussion with author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Thu 3/1/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

SisterFriend and the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences are proud to welcome the author of Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf as she explores why periods have become a prominent, and even bipartisan political cause. From eliminating the “tampon tax,” to enacting new laws that ensure access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. The woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation’s “badass menstrual activists," Weiss-Wolf will share her firsthand account in the fight for menstrual equity and will challenge the audience to face stigma head-on, and to elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power—and the absolute normalcy—of menstruation.

BCHS
Event
Fri 3/2/2018
Dean's Day Abstract submission deadline Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Dean's Day Abstract submission deadline
Fri 3/2/2018


Abstracts for the 20th Annual Dean's Day student research poster competition are due on March 2, 2018. Click for details. 


Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Fri 3/2/2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Postdoc Session) Career Services Workshop
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Postdoc Session)
Fri 3/2/2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

SciPhD, an NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs, is finally coming to Pitt! SciPhD is offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences. This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. There is a $16.83 fee for this program due to limited seating. Deadline to register is Friday, February 23, 2018.


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 3/2/2018 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Biostatistics Students Research Day Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Students Research Day
Fri 3/2/2018 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics PhD students will present their 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting research to faculty and students.    

Biostatistics
Event
Fri 3/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Insights into RNA Biology from Computational Modeling for Cancer Therapeutics - Hyun Jung Park Human Genetics Seminar Series
Insights into RNA Biology from Computational Modeling for Cancer Therapeutics - Hyun Jung Park
Fri 3/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/2/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Faculty Bargaining Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Faculty Bargaining
Fri 3/2/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 3/2/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies
Fri 3/2/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139, Peterson Seminar Room

Tianzhou "Charles" Ma of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies". 

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Sat 3/3/2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Graduate Student Session) Career Services Workshop
SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers (Graduate Student Session)
Sat 3/3/2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

SciPhD, an NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs, is finally coming to Pitt! SciPhD is offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences. This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. There is a $16.83 fee for this program due to limited seating. Deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 23, 2018.


Career Services
Workshop
Mon 3/5/2018 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Allies Network Training Professional Development Workshop
Allies Network Training
Mon 3/5/2018 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

The Allies Network is designed to improve visibility and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, allied and asexual (LGBTQIA) students and employees. Allies Network training is for individuals who:
  • wish to provide resources to LGBTQIA individuals.
  • learn how to give consultation on issues including sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • want to challenge homophobic and heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner.
Register here

Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 3/5/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION Center for Health Equity Workshop
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION
Mon 3/5/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Wed 3/7/2018 to Fri 3/9/2018
2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting Community Conference
2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting
Wed 3/7/2018 to Fri 3/9/2018


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



Community
Conference
Wed 3/7/2018 5:00PM to Thu 3/8/2018 5:00PM
One Health One Planet Symposium - Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment Community Conference
One Health One Planet Symposium - Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment
Wed 3/7/2018 5:00PM to Thu 3/8/2018 5:00PM


Explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on environmental health with Phipps Conservatory. Featuring keynote by Pete Myers, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health Services, a presentation by Pitt Public Health's Jennifer Adibi, and many more. 


Community
Conference
Wed 3/7/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Alumni Reception in Washington D.C. Pitt Public Health Reception
Alumni Reception in Washington D.C.
Wed 3/7/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Connect with administration, faculty, and colleagues, and get the scoop on recent school advancements and opportunities for engagement. 


Pitt Public Health
Reception
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Academic, Community, and Government Partnerships in Public Health - Andre Brown IDM Seminar Series
Academic, Community, and Government Partnerships in Public Health - Andre Brown
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Academic, Community, and Government
Partnerships in Public Health: 
Strategies for Addressing Health Disparities"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Policy Modeling at the Intersection of Drug and Infectious Disease Epidemics - J. Goldhaber-Fiebert PHDL Seminar Series
Policy Modeling at the Intersection of Drug and Infectious Disease Epidemics - J. Goldhaber-Fiebert
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Stanford,  will describe and illustrate a microsimulation model which captures the use of opioids and stimulants, age-specific mixing and HIV, HCV and co-infection to represent various geographic settings in the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 3/12/2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Grand Rounds Biomedical HIV Prevention: Challenges to Implemention Center for Health Equity Event
Biomedical HIV Prevention: Challenges to Implemention
Mon 3/12/2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Center for Health Equity
Event
Mon 3/12/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
You Do WHAT With Your Data? Professional Development Workshop
You Do WHAT With Your Data?
Mon 3/12/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

Did you know that for each minute of planning at the beginning of a project, you will save yourself roughly 10 minutes of headache later? This session will provide practical tips for organizing, naming, documenting, storing and preserving your data.

Melissa Ratajeski, MLIS, AHIP, RLAT
Coordinator of Data Services, IACUC Liasion

Register here

Professional Development
Workshop
Tue 3/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Building Community by Understanding Power & Privelege Professional Development Event
Building Community by Understanding Power & Privelege
Tue 3/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

The demographics of our nation are changing dramatically due to the increased racial and ethnic make-up of American society. Come learn about matters of power and privilege through community building strategies for teaching and learning.

Facilitator: Anupama Jain

Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to this workshop.

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

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

This event will be held in Alumni Hall, room 815 at noon.

Professional Development
Event
Wed 3/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Associations of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV)-Specific Follicular.... Roberta Mettus IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Associations of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV)-Specific Follicular.... Roberta Mettus
Wed 3/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/14/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Community Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Northwestern Nigeria:... IDM MPH Journal Club
Community Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Northwestern Nigeria:...
Wed 3/14/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/14/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Responsibility for Combatting Highly Infectious Neglected Diseases - Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf Center for Global Health Lecture
Responsibility for Combatting Highly Infectious Neglected Diseases - Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf
Wed 3/14/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM


Ford Institute for Human Security and GSPIA present "Responsibility for Combatting Highly Infectious Neglected Diseases," a lecture by Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Winner of 2017-18 Ford Institute Research Grant for Faculty. 

This event will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2 - 3:30 pm in the Alcoa Room in the Barco Law Building on Pitt's Campus. 

Professor Sirleaf will discuss how neglected infectious diseases force us to grapple with several questions:
- When do international actors become responsible for ensuring the right to health?
- When should international actors be responsible for any mistakes, omissions, or actions that result in massive health violations?
- What should such responsibility look like for international actors?


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Thu 3/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Antonella Marrocco EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Antonella Marrocco
Thu 3/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Antonella Marrocco

Paper: NF-κB Restricts Inflammasome Activation via Elimination of Damaged Mitochondria 

Authors: Zhong Z, Umemura A, Sanchez-Lopez E, Liang S, Shalapour S, Wong J, He F, Boassa D, Perkins G, Ali SR, McGeough MD, Ellisman MH, Seki E, Gustafsson AB, Hoffman HM, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J, Karin M.

Abstract: Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), a key activator of inflammation, primes the NLRP3-inflammasome for activation by inducing pro-IL-1β and NLRP3 expression. NF-κB, however, also prevents excessive inflammation and restrains NLRP3-inflammasome activation through a poorly defined mechanism. We now show that NF-κB exerts its anti-inflammatory activity by inducing delayed accumulation of the autophagy receptor p62/SQSTM1. External NLRP3-activating stimuli trigger a form of mitochondrial (mt) damage that is caspase-1- and NLRP3-independent and causes release of direct NLRP3-inflammasome activators, including mtDNA and mtROS. Damaged mitochondria undergo Parkin-dependent ubiquitin conjugation and are specifically recognized by p62, which induces their mitophagic clearance. Macrophage-specific p62 ablation causes pronounced accumulation of damaged mitochondria and excessive IL-1β-dependent inflammation, enhancing macrophage death. Therefore, the "NF-κB-p62-mitophagy" pathway is a macrophage-intrinsic regulatory loop through which NF-κB restrains its own inflammation-promoting activity and orchestrates a self-limiting host response that maintains homeostasis and favors tissue repair.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Brain and Heart are Connected - Lewis H Kuller Epidemiology Seminar Series
The Brain and Heart are Connected - Lewis H Kuller
Thu 3/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Board of Visitors meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors meeting
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Closed meeting of the Chancellor's advisory board for the Graduate School of Public Health with Dean Burke. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM to Fri 3/16/2018 5:00PM
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting HPM Conference
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM to Fri 3/16/2018 5:00PM
University Club

The next meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) for the Department of Health Policy and Management, contact Doreen Hernandez of Sam Friede for details. 


HPM
Conference
Thu 3/15/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Teaching Inclusively Webinar - UCTL Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively Webinar - UCTL
Thu 3/15/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM


Please note that this event is an online event.

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

This webinar will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews.Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory as it ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records. Click here to register.


Professional Development
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 to Sat 3/17/2018
70th Anniversary, Building, and Alumni Reunion Celebration Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary, Building, and Alumni Reunion Celebration
Fri 3/16/2018 to Sat 3/17/2018
Pitt Public Health

 A grand celebration is planned to mark the conclusion of Parran Hall renovations, the first 70 years since the founding of the school, and our second-ever all-years alumni reunion. Save the date for MARCH 16-17, 2018 and stay tuned for more information


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/16/2018
Application Deadline: NFCC Summer 2018 Opportunity Center for Global Health Deadline
Application Deadline: NFCC Summer 2018 Opportunity
Fri 3/16/2018


For information about two summer practicum opportunities with the Nepal Fertility Care Clinic, please email cgh@pitt.edu for the description and application process or stop by A310 Crabtree Hall. All applications are due to cgh@pitt.edu by Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5 pm. 

Center for Global Health
Deadline
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast Career Services Event
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM


Connect with Pitt Public Health alumni at the Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills while learning about diverse career paths available within the field of public health. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register on Pitt Bridges by March 1.


Career Services
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 8:00AM to Sun 3/18/2018 4:00PM
9th Annual CUGH Conference: Health Disparities: A Time for Action Center for Global Health Conference
9th Annual CUGH Conference: Health Disparities: A Time for Action
Fri 3/16/2018 8:00AM to Sun 3/18/2018 4:00PM



Center for Global Health
Conference
Fri 3/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Session Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing Session
Fri 3/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Come 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. Open to all: students, community members, faculty and staff. Those who attend come from multiple schools at the University of Pittsburgh and from Duquesne and CMU. So far, the disciplines include public health, education, social work, anthropology, business, medicine, dental health and psychology.


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 3/16/2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds Pitt Public Health Research and Practice Showcase Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Research and Practice Showcase
Fri 3/16/2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Kick off the 70th Anniversary Alumni Reunion and Building Rededication weekend (March16 - 17, 2018) with an update on current research making headlines around the world. Presenters include Jessica Burke and Sara Baumann (BCHS), Shyamal Peddada (Biostatistics), Diana Delucia (IDM), Eric Roberts (HPM).

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 11:40AM to Sun 3/18/2018 11:45AM
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2018 Annual Global Health Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2018 Annual Global Health Conference
Fri 3/16/2018 11:40AM to Sun 3/18/2018 11:45AM



Center for Global Health
Conference
Fri 3/16/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Grand Rounds 70th Anniversary Keynote and Rededication Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary Keynote and Rededication
Fri 3/16/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health



Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club
Fri 3/16/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Paper: Naimi et al., (2017): Nonparametric Double Robustness

This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 3/16/2018 6:00PM - 8:30PM
2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Fri 3/16/2018 6:00PM - 8:30PM
University Club

 

The annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of March 16 at the University Club. As the centerpiece of the school's Celebrate 70 weekend, the evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards.  Each year, outstanding alumni from the Graduate School of Public Health are recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health, to the school, or to both.  Please pre-register at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/celebrate70,


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grand Rounds 70th Anniversary Session 1: The Salk Legacy Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary Session 1: The Salk Legacy
Sat 3/17/2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Hear personal accounts from Peter Salk, son of Jonas Salk, on polio vaccine development, other research, and the 21st century work to move his vision forward.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grand Rounds 70th Anniversary Session 2: Local Impact Panel Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary Session 2: Local Impact Panel
Sat 3/17/2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Moderator: 
Lauren Orkis, (EPI ‘17) Allegheny County Health Department, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Panelists: 
Noble Maseru, Director, Center for Health Equity, Associate Dean for Diversity

Ruth Modzelewski, (HUGEN ‘96) Mission Coordinator, Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh

Samantha Rubright, (BCHS ‘09, EOH ‘16) Manager of Communications and Partnerships, FracTracker Alliance

Diego Chaves-Gnecco, (MMPH ‘00), Associate Professor of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds 70th Anniversary Session 3: The Opioid Crisis Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary Session 3: The Opioid Crisis
Sat 3/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Experts discuss the opioid epidemic research, modeling, challenges, and responses. 

Moderator: Donald S. Burke, Dean

Panelists:
Latika Davis-Jones, (BCHS ’07), Assistant Deputy Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Eric Hulsey, (BCHS ‘08), Manager of Behavioral Health Analytics, Office of Data Analytics, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Jan Pringle, (INDHYG ’81, EPI ’86), Director, PERU


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds 70th Anniversary Session 4: Global Impact Panel Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary Session 4: Global Impact Panel
Sat 3/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Moderator: Joanne Russell, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences; Director, Center for Global Health; Assistant Dean, Global Health Programs 

Amy Hartman, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Primary Faculty, Center for Vaccine Research, Secondary Faculty, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Didier Chalhoub, (MMPH ’12, EPI ‘15), Visiting Fellow, NIH Interdisciplinary Studies Aging Section 

Kelly Saldana, (BCHS ’01), Director, Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, USAID, 

Wes Rohrer, Associate Professor, Public Health Education, Health Policy and Management, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
70th Anniversary - BCHS Open House Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - BCHS Open House
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health

BCHS invites alumni to attend an open house during the Celebrate 70 Anniversary Celebration Stop by the 6th floor of Pitt Public Health to tour the newly renovated space and catch up with faculty and current students.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
70th Anniversary - IDM Open House Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - IDM Open House
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health

IDM invites alumni to attend an open house during the 70th Anniversary Weekend. Stop by the 2nd Floor to tour the newly renovated space and visit with faculty and current students.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
70th Anniversary - Pitt Innovation Institute Update Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - Pitt Innovation Institute Update
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Learn more about Pitt’s Innovation Institute from interim director and Senior Director for Innovation Commercialization, Evan Facher, PhD (HUGEN ’97) and hear how Pitt is leading the way in health science entrepreneurialism.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
70th Anniversary - Public Health Practice Improv Workshop Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - Public Health Practice Improv Workshop
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health

Participate in a lively session with Nilesh Shah, PhD (BIOSTAT ’12) to learn improvisation techniques to work with research subjects, community partners, and community members.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
70th Anniversary - HPM Open House Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - HPM Open House
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health

HPM invites alumni to attend an open house during the Celebrate 70 Anniversary Celebration Stop by A600 of Pitt Public Health to tour the newly renovated space and catch up with faculty and current students.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
70th Anniversary - EPI Open House Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary - EPI Open House
Sat 3/17/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Public Health

EPI invites alumni to attend an open house during the Celebrate 70 Anniversary Celebration Stop by 5127 Pitt Public Health to tour the newly renovated space and catch up with faculty and current students.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 3/19/2018
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
Mon 3/19/2018


The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 19. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 3/19/2018
Call for Applications: Green Award in Public Health Studies, Additional Award Available Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Call for Applications: Green Award in Public Health Studies, Additional Award Available
Mon 3/19/2018


A second opportunity to receive a $500 award from the William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies to support research and special projects for currently enrolled Pitt Public Health students. Funds can be used for direct research costs, books, travel, or professional memberships. Applications due to Mary Derkach, assistant dean for student affairs, A519 Crabtree Hall. 


Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Mon 3/19/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Teaching with Simulations - UCTL Professional Development Event
Teaching with Simulations - UCTL
Mon 3/19/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory as it ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records. Click here to register.

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 3/19/2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Diversity in the LusoSphere: Encounters, Connections, & Communities Center for Global Health Seminar Series
Diversity in the LusoSphere: Encounters, Connections, & Communities
Mon 3/19/2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Location: TBD
Event Contact: Luis Bravo, bravo@pitt.edu

Nine countries from all around the world have Portuguese as an official language, namely Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese is also one of the official languages in Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Therefore, this seminar aims to explore the amazing diversity of culture and history in the Lusosphere. We will celebrate cultures, identities, and the many voices of the Portuguese-speaking world. The possibility of discussing the meanings of the Portuguese language in its diversity of sociolinguistic and cultural contexts is a way to promote intercultural dialogue for joint and meaningful construction of knowledge.

The goal is to create an environment where specialists can share the results of their research, along with undergraduate/graduate students who will have the chance to share their ideas about cultural practices, products, and perspectives in Portuguese. From a variety of perspectives, we intend to incorporate new avenues, new theoretical and methodological paradigms, and new advancements in the areas of language, literature, culture, and education. By contributing their work to the seminar these participants will serve to expand Lusophone interculturality.

The seminar will provide an opportunity to communicate informed views and suggestions to an audience seeking to gain new insights into the cultures of the Lusosphere. Attendees will be inspired to learn (or expand their knowledge of) Portuguese language and Lusophone communities. We aim to learn more about this exciting area, exchange stories of success and failure, socialize, and start new collaborations. The objectives of this conference are to put side-by-side scientific investigations and professional experiences, and to revisit cultural production in general in the Lusophone world. We also hope that this event will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and help their students to succeed in their language learning process. This event offers insight into the current state of Portuguese language teaching practices and language teaching perceptions through the dialogue between students and educators.

Sponsored by:Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and The Brazilian Consulate in New York


Center for Global Health
Seminar Series
Mon 3/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Comparative Genomics of AIDS-Resistant Primates - Steve Bosinger IDM Seminar Series
Comparative Genomics of AIDS-Resistant Primates - Steve Bosinger
Mon 3/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Comparative Genomics of AIDS-Resistant Primates"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 3/19/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Introduction to Tableau Professional Development Workshop
Introduction to Tableau
Mon 3/19/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

You've collected your data. Now what? In this class we will learn how to access Tableau as student or faculty, connect to data sources, and maximize the visual impact of your data. 

Register here

Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 3/19/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglements with Poverty, Trauma, and Aids - Emily Mendenhall Center for Global Health Lecture
Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglements with Poverty, Trauma, and Aids - Emily Mendenhall
Mon 3/19/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Join the Asian Studies Center for "Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglement with Poverty, Trauma, and Aids" with Emily Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University. The event will be held at 3 pm, Monday, March 19 in 4217 Posvar Hall.

Dr. Mendenhall will introduce the concept of syndemics, a theory of how social and health problems travel together within and between populations. She will discuss the concept of syndemic diabetes (type 2) through a discussion of her mixed methods research among low-income urban communities in the United States, India, South Africa, and Kenya. In doing so, she argues that it is impossible to understand diabetes in such contexts without taking seriously the implications of poverty, trauma, mental illness, and AIDS.
EMILY MENDENHALL is a medical anthropologist who writes about how social trauma, poverty, and social exclusion become embodied in chronic mental and physical illness. Dr. Mendenhall’s first book, “Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women,” considers how poverty, immigration, and interpersonal violence become embodied in depression and Type 2 diabetes. This research inspired comparative projects in India, South Africa, and Kenya, which are the focus of her forthcoming book (2019), “Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements of Poverty, Trauma, and AIDS.” Syndemics was also the topic of a Series of articles Dr. Mendenhall led in the Lancet last year. In 2017, she was awarded the George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award by the Society for Medical Anthropology.

Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 3/19/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS: Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps Student Organization Meeting
INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS: Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps
Mon 3/19/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 3121C

The Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting student volunteers to participate in a Medical Reserve Corps activity called a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER). A CASPER is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-developed epidemiologic technique used to efficiently collect information in the event of an emergency through a door-to-door survey. The Allegheny County Health Department will be conducting this CASPER in June 2018 to collect information about opioid overdose awareness in Allegheny County communities greatly affected by the opioid epidemic. Volunteers are needed! Join us for one of following information sessions to learn about becoming a Medical Reserve Corps member and a CASPER volunteer.

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC Meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC Meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Coffee Talk with the deans
Tue 3/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Pitt Public Health students are invited to meet the school's deans during informal office hours held once each month in the Public Health Commons. Bring your coffee and your concerns, or just stop by to say hi. 

This month will be hosted by Nobel Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity; Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean; and Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
How “Outsiders” Make History: Teaching Social Justice through History from Below - Marcus Rediker Professional Development Event
How “Outsiders” Make History: Teaching Social Justice through History from Below - Marcus Rediker
Tue 3/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Facilitator: Marcus Rediker, Department of History and Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris

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

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

This event will be held at O'Hara Student Center in the 2nd floor ballroom at noon.

Professional Development
Event
Tue 3/20/2018 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Salam Neighbor Screening: Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series Center for Global Health Film
Salam Neighbor Screening: Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series
Tue 3/20/2018 8:00PM - 10:00PM


Global Studies Center on behalf of The Ridgeway Center and Hello Neighbor. In an effort to better understand refugee life, [the filmmakers] spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, [they] were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. [Their] experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.

Location TBD

 


Center for Global Health
Film
Wed 3/21/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Policy-Making: How the Sausage is Made - Wendy Braund HPM Lecture
Public Health Policy-Making: How the Sausage is Made - Wendy Braund
Wed 3/21/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A216


HPM
Lecture
Wed 3/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Teaching Workshop: Developing and Revising Test Questions - Lauren Onufer Professional Development Workshop
Teaching Workshop: Developing and Revising Test Questions - Lauren Onufer
Wed 3/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

What makes a good test question? How often should you revise questions? Come learn more and leave will tools and resources to help you evaluate and improve test questions. Please bring with you examples of questions to work through during this workshop.  
Advance registration required by Noon on March 20. | Register here 

Workshop open to all! 
This workshop is eligible for credit in the Faculty Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Student Certification in Teaching Fundamentals. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 3/21/2018 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Lori Cherok - Folate and Iron Status in Women of Childbearing Age After Bariatric Surgery Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Lori Cherok - Folate and Iron Status in Women of Childbearing Age After Bariatric Surgery
Wed 3/21/2018 12:30PM - 2:30PM



Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Wed 3/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS: Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps Student Organization Meeting
INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS: Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps
Wed 3/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM


The Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting student volunteers to participate in a Medical Reserve Corps activity called a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER). A CASPER is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-developed epidemiologic technique used to efficiently collect information in the event of an emergency through a door-to-door survey. The Allegheny County Health Department will be conducting this CASPER in June 2018 to collect information about opioid overdose awareness in Allegheny County communities greatly affected by the opioid epidemic. Volunteers are needed! Join us for one of following information sessions to learn about becoming a Medical Reserve Corps member and a CASPER volunteer. Meeting will take place at GSPIA, 3610 Posvar Hall.


Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 3/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Prevention and control of schistosomiasis: a current perspective IDM MPH Journal Club
Prevention and control of schistosomiasis: a current perspective
Wed 3/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Computational Methods for Fostering a Healthy Community PHDL Panel Discussion
Computational Methods for Fostering a Healthy Community
Wed 3/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This panel discussion is part of the University's "Year of the Healthy U".  Panelists include: Dr. Martin Nowak, Harvard, Dr. Gilles Clermont, Dr. John Grefenstette and Dr. Wilbert Van Panhuis, University of Pittsburgh.

PHDL
Panel Discussion
Wed 3/21/2018 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Teaching International Students - UCTL Professional Development Event
Teaching International Students - UCTL
Wed 3/21/2018 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

Do you have international students who you would love to know more about and to engage more in classes? Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. You will see engaging your international students takes as few as 4 steps. You will also have an opportunity to make a specific plan to engage your international students based on the 4-step approach.

This workshop may be counted toward the Diversity cluster of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. 

Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records. Please click here to register.

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

Location: Alumni Hall Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 3/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Monthly Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Monthly Council Meeting
Wed 3/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health 1149, 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.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 3/22/2018 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Transforming Women's Health - Inagural Adagio Health Symposium - Barbra Boxer Pitt Public Health Event
Transforming Women's Health - Inagural Adagio Health Symposium - Barbra Boxer
Thu 3/22/2018 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

Public Health Response to Pennsylvania’s Opioid
Crisis 

With the exponential growth in the opioid epidemic, there is a
deficit of viable, accessible channels to treatment, especially for women. A
panel of five experts in the opioid epidemic will each discuss their
initiatives. 

Session CME information is listed in description. 

 

Students eligible for complimentary tickets!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 3/22/2018 8:30AM - 10:30AM
How to Prepare for an Outstanding Interview Career Services Workshop
How to Prepare for an Outstanding Interview
Thu 3/22/2018 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job. In this interactive workshop, learn about the various strategies to use when interviewing via phone, Skype, or in person, how to prepare for different types of interview questions, and how to present yourself as the most promising, qualified candidate.Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD). Presented by Diane Chabal, Learning and Development Specialist, Organization Development, University of Pittsburgh.


Career Services
Workshop
Thu 3/22/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Teaching Abstract Concepts - UCTL Professional Development Event
Teaching Abstract Concepts - UCTL
Thu 3/22/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Thu 3/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Emilie Castranio EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Emilie Castranio
Thu 3/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday March 22, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Emilie Castranio

Paper: ApoE4 markedly exacerbates tau-mediated neurodegeneration in a mouse model of tauopathy

Authors: Shi Y, Yamada K, Liddelow SA, Smith ST, Zhao L, Luo W, Tsai RM, Spina S, Grinberg LT, Rojas JC, Gallardo G, Wang K, Roh J, Robinson G, Finn MB, Jiang H, Sullivan PM, Baufeld C, Wood MW, Sutphen C, McCue L, Xiong C, Del-Aguila JL, Morris JC, Cruchaga C; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Fagan AM, Miller BL, Boxer AL, Seeley WW, Butovsky O, Barres BA, Paul SM, Holtzman DM.

Abstract: APOE4 is the strongest genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease. ApoE4 increases brain amyloid-β pathology relative to other ApoE isoforms. However, whether APOE independently influences tau pathology, the other major proteinopathy of Alzheimer disease and other tauopathies, or tau-mediated neurodegeneration, is not clear. By generating P301S tau transgenic mice on either a human ApoE knock-in (KI) or ApoE knockout (KO) background, here we show that P301S/E4 mice have significantly higher tau levels in the brain and a greater extent of somatodendritic tau redistribution by three months of age compared with P301S/E2, P301S/E3, and P301S/EKO mice. By nine months of age, P301S mice with different ApoE genotypes display distinct phosphorylated tau protein (p-tau) staining patterns. P301S/E4 mice develop markedly more brain atrophy and neuroinflammation than P301S/E2 and P301S/E3 mice, whereas P301S/EKO mice are largely protected from these changes. In vitro, E4-expressing microglia exhibit higher innate immune reactivity after lipopolysaccharide treatment. Co-culturing P301S tau-expressing neurons with E4-expressing mixed glia results in a significantly higher level of tumour-necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) secretion and markedly reduced neuronal viability compared with neuron/E2 and neuron/E3 co-cultures. Neurons co-cultured with EKO glia showed the greatest viability with the lowest level of secreted TNF-α. Treatment of P301S neurons with recombinant ApoE (E2, E3, E4) also leads to some neuronal damage and death compared with the absence of ApoE, with ApoE4 exacerbating the effect. In individuals with a sporadic primary tauopathy, the presence of an ε4 allele is associated with more severe regional neurodegeneration. In individuals who are positive for amyloid-β pathology with symptomatic Alzheimer disease who usually have tau pathology, ε4-carriers demonstrate greater rates of disease progression. Our results demonstrate that ApoE affects tau pathogenesis, neuroinflammation, and tau-mediated neurodegeneration independently of amyloid-β pathology. ApoE4 exerts a 'toxic' gain of function whereas the absence of ApoE is protective.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Long-term Changes in Weight and Health Status Following Bariatric Surgery - Wendy C King Epidemiology Seminar Series
Long-term Changes in Weight and Health Status Following Bariatric Surgery - Wendy C King
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success Center for Global Health Panel Discussion
Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Education in Ethiopia: Challenges Women Face in the Pursuit of Higher Education
Thursday March 22nd, 2018 - 12 – 1:30 pm Room 4217 WWPH
Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success

Some women will do anything to get an education. Embark on a journey of stories that will take you into the heart of a rural Ethiopian women who strives for an education. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful for your own educational journey and appreciate the paths some women must create.Anna-Maria Karnes will share her research work in Ethiopia exploring the challenges women face in Higher Education. The numbers of women enrolled at the higher education level are very low compared to men. For example, in 2011, only 27% of all students enrolled in a university were women (Ministry of Education, 2011). In an attempt to increase access to higher education for women affirmative action provisions are being made to ensure equal rights in these universities. The government has also declared financial help to women who wish to pursue education (Prime Minister Office/women’s Affairs Sub Sector, 2004). Despite support from the UN and the Ethiopian government, women continue to face challenges of staying in school. According to Ethiopian academics. Anna-Maria will discuss her findings during her research tenure visiting Ethiopia and teaching in the university in the summer of 2016.


Center for Global Health
Panel Discussion
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Making Connections in Spite of our Differences University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Making Connections in Spite of our Differences
Thu 3/22/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

Curiosity can be born out of fear and trepidation, while it can also come from a desire to connect and find commonalities. How are these intertwined? People may be afraid but also want to know and share. We fear, but we are wired to want to connect. In this two-hour discussion-based program, participants will dig into their own experiences, listen deeply to others, and reflect on their experiences of being “othered.” Lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required by March 15 for this event.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 3/22/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Faculty Diversity Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
Faculty Diversity Committee Meeting
Thu 3/22/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

A monthly meeting of the FDC, charged with identifying and implementing a broad range of activities directed to increasing faculty diversity. 


School Governance
Meeting
Thu 3/22/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Understanding our Pitt Community: ROTC and Other Military Programs on Campus Professional Development Event
Understanding our Pitt Community: ROTC and Other Military Programs on Campus
Thu 3/22/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM


Moderator: Edwin Hernandez, Office of Veterans Services

Join a panel of leaders in discussing university wide programs in preparing current and future military personnel.

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

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

This event will be held in David Lawrence Room 211 at 2:30 pm. 

Professional Development
Event
Thu 3/22/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Grand Rounds Communicating About Public Health: A reporter’s view- Heather Boerner, Independent Journalist/Author Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Communicating About Public Health: A reporter’s view- Heather Boerner, Independent Journalist/Author
Thu 3/22/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

It’s easy for public health to get lost in the scandals and breaking news of every day life. How do you get heard? What grabs the media’s attention? Journalist and author Heather Boerner, whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic and elsewhere, will share how she selects stories, communicates clearly about complicated public health questions, and tries to bring abstract ideas of public health policy to the human level.

The ​Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food!


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Thu 3/22/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM
The Grading Process and Giving Effective Feedback Webinar - UCTL Professional Development Event
The Grading Process and Giving Effective Feedback Webinar - UCTL
Thu 3/22/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM


Please note that this event is an online event.

This workshop will introduce participants to types of student assessment and the steps in the grading process. Employing the alignment model, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate an assignment prompt and practice offering effective feedback. We will briefly discuss models of grading.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory as it ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records. Please click here to register. 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 3/22/2018 5:30PM - 7:45PM
Grand Rounds "How I Live" Documentary and Discussion: Pediatric Cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries Center for Global Health Film
"How I Live" Documentary and Discussion: Pediatric Cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries
Thu 3/22/2018 5:30PM - 7:45PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Children living with cancer is a tragedy made worse with insufficient infrastructure, funds, access to treatment, and trained medical professionals. Unfortunately, families caring for children with cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) face this harsh reality, and it contributes to the low survival rate of just 20% for pediatric cancer, a stark contrast to high-income countries’ 80% survival rate. 

Join the Center for Global Health and the Global Health Student Association in viewing the new documentary film, "How I Live," which delves into the unique issues people of LMICs face. After the film, we’ll have a panel discussion with the film’s producers and global health professionals with a reception afterward.
howilivewithcancer.com

Sponsored by the Center for Global Health, Global Health Student Association, and the Office of Student Affairs. 

Attending Accepted Applicants Day the next day? Join us!

Center for Global Health
Film
Thu 3/22/2018 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Parenting Panel for Graduate, Professional Students, and Post-Docs University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Parenting Panel for Graduate, Professional Students, and Post-Docs
Thu 3/22/2018 6:30PM - 7:30PM
William Pitt Union

The Office of the Provost will host a panel discussion for graduate and professional students and post-docs who are parents or are thinking of becoming parents. This discussion will be offered on: March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in 540 William Pitt Union. Pizza will be provided.

University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Fri 3/23/2018
CBHL Medical Ethics Conference 2018 University of Pittsburgh Conference
CBHL Medical Ethics Conference 2018
Fri 3/23/2018
Scaife Hall

Taking place in the Scaife Hall Conference Center, the Center for Bioethics & Health Law's Medical Ethics Conference 2018 will focus on a range of ethical issues associated with drugs, from the opioid epidemic to tremendously expensive drugs, to the use of drugs to treat addiction and medicinal marijuana.

University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Fri 3/23/2018
HSRProj Research Competition Community Application Deadline
HSRProj Research Competition
Fri 3/23/2018


HSRProj Research Competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

Community
Application Deadline
Fri 3/23/2018 to Sat 3/24/2018
22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference Center for Global Health Conference
22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Fri 3/23/2018 to Sat 3/24/2018


22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
March 23 - 24, 2018 
Location: TBD

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. It is a student-organized event where researchers can present their scholarly work involving social and public policy in Latin America. Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. This year's presentations will be organized around, but not limited to, the following topics:

Social Issues and Public Policy: Economic development, health care, education, sustainability, climate change, energy, LGBT and gender studies, urban development, ethnicity, violence and crime, shadow economy, peace and conflict studies, social movements, lobbying and advocacy, policy formulation and implementation, technology, e-democracy, corruption and security.

Political systems and institutions: Democratic challenges, political economy, state building, public opinion, social-military relations, civil society, political parties and movements, political history, legislative studies, judicial studies, electoral systems, parties and party systems, comparative politics, ideology and subnational politics.


Center for Global Health
Conference
Fri 3/23/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/23/2018 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
Info Session/Admissions Event
Fri 3/23/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Session Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing Session
Fri 3/23/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Come 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. Open to all: students, community members, faculty and staff. 

Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 3/23/2018 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club
Fri 3/23/2018 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Paper: Naimi et al., (2017): Nonparametric Double Robustness

This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Sat 3/24/2018
Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Sat 3/24/2018


Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Creativity, Innovation, and Resilience: Rethinking Challenges and Opportunities in Africa
Time:(All day)
Location:University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and U.S. Department of Education
Contact Email: ydc1@pitt.edu

The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its inaugural, regional one-day conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference. The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Moses Ochonu, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of three books (including Colonialism by Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria, which was a finalist for the 2015 Herskovits prize), numerous articles, and is a frequent public commentator on history and politics in Nigeria and the larger African continent. Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Education.

The conference organizers have limited travel funds available to support conference participants who are more than three hours away from the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested, please contact Yolanda Covington-Ward at ydc1@pitt.edu to request an application for travel funds.

Registration for the conference is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. The deadline for conference abstracts is March 1, 2018. To present at the conference, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words through the online registration form. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within one week of the abstract deadline. A conference website with the full agenda will also be posted before the conference takes place.

You may also register on the website of the University of Pittsburgh African Studies program: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa/

Please direct any questions or concerns to Yolanda Covington-Ward at ydc1@pitt.edu.


Center for Global Health
Conference
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018


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

 


Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 3/26/2018 to Thu 3/29/2018
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/26/2018 to Thu 3/29/2018


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

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


HPM
Conference
Mon 3/26/2018
Registration for Fall Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Fall Term Begins
Mon 3/26/2018


Enrollment appointments for Fall 2018 (term 2191) and all sessions begins on March 26 at midnight. Check your enrollment appointment times on my.pitt. Enrollment appointments for veteran students begin on Friday, March 23 at 12:01 a.m.  Open enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at 12:01a.m. Add or drop classes until Friday, September 7, 2018.

publichealth.pitt.edu/courses


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 3/26/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 3/26/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 5140, Burke Seminar Room


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Nitro-Fatty Acids: Endogenous Mediators of Inflammatory Signaling in the Lung - Stacy Wendell IDM Seminar Series
Nitro-Fatty Acids: Endogenous Mediators of Inflammatory Signaling in the Lung - Stacy Wendell
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity? BCHS Seminar Series
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity?
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


BCHS
Seminar Series
Mon 3/26/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
So You Like to Write? Careers in Science and Medical Writing Career Services Workshop
So You Like to Write? Careers in Science and Medical Writing
Mon 3/26/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

Allison Marin, PhD is a former Pitt neuroscientist who hung up her lab coat and picked up a (metaphorical) pen to become a freelance science and medical writer. Learn about her career path, what her job is like, and what it's like to run your own business at this discussion-oriented session. The event will also explore other types of science and medical writing careers and provide recommendations for getting into the field. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA). Registration required.


Career Services
Workshop
Mon 3/26/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice Center for Health Equity Lecture
Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice
Mon 3/26/2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program and co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqueline Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on- women's rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women's Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid where she integrated a women's rights lens for the issues of food rights, macroeconomics, and climate change as well as the intersection of violence against women and HIV&AIDS. She also previously served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, West Indies.


Center for Health Equity
Lecture
Mon 3/26/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Pitt Public Health Panel Discussion
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Mon 3/26/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. 

Panelists include Larry Davis (Dean of the School of Social Work), Lisa Parker (Director of the Center for Health Law and Bioethics), and Elizabeth Pitts (Assistant Professor of English).

602 Cathedral of Learning

Pitt Public Health
Panel Discussion
Tue 3/27/2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM
NAACP's Jacqueline Patterson on environmental, racial gender justice Center for Health Equity Meeting
NAACP's Jacqueline Patterson on environmental, racial gender justice
Tue 3/27/2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

Following up on Monday night's address, the CHE has organized a small group discussion with Jacqueline Patterson,director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program and co-founder of Women of Color United. RSVP required. 


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Tue 3/27/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Salary Negotiation Career Services Workshop
Salary Negotiation
Tue 3/27/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

Gain skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. We will discuss how to determine a target salary, create a pitch, and respond to offers. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 3/27/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE
Tue 3/27/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM


Visit with faculty, fellow alumni, and current students and hear the latest on the research and programs happening on campus. Attendance at the ACHE Congress is not required. If you know of other Pitt Public Health alumni who will be in the area, bring them along.
HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO, San Francisco Room, Gold Level (West Tower), 51 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 

HPM
Reception
Tue 3/27/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
SPHERE Trivia Night Student Organization Event
SPHERE Trivia Night
Tue 3/27/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Do you love trivia? Do you love history? We already know you love public health!
Test your knowledge of Public Health History at SPHERE’s trivia night!
Join us for great trivia, pizza, and PRIZES!
Hosted by Jamie Sokol, BCHS '07, Allegheny County Health Department.

Bring a team of friends, classmates, or professors
OR
Find a team at the start of the event!

Note: Up to 4 people per team

Student Organization
Event
Wed 3/28/2018
Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U University of Pittsburgh Conference
Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U
Wed 3/28/2018
University Club

As part of the Provost’s Year of Healthy U initiative, we are organizing a one-day cross-disciplinary conference around the topic of family and health. In this conference, we will focus on the central role of the family as a fundamental building block of society. Family is often the foundation of determining a healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle for all family members. Family narrative and dynamics, gender identity, kinship and social organization, race, literacy, household income, and sociolinguistic background represent the early input children receive and shape the construction of identities, roles in society and expectations and values. They affect the earliest experiences which impact our health.The Year of Healthy U and this conference represent a unique opportunity to convene experts to discuss the diverse roles family plays in health and well-being and to discuss how to make our community safe and healthy for all.

University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Wed 3/28/2018 to Mon 4/30/2018
Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States exhibit Center for Health Equity Event
Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States exhibit
Wed 3/28/2018 to Mon 4/30/2018
Falk Library of the Health Sciences

On display this April in the Falk Library's Upper Lounge, the exhibit  "Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States Exhibit" tells the forgotten stories of the 19 Black medical schools and departments that existed at one time in the United States. It describes the important roles Black medical schools played in the development and training of the physician workforce and why these schools are still needed today. 


Center for Health Equity
Event
Wed 3/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Genomic Approaches for Uncovering the Pathogenesis of Severe Malarial Anemia in African Children IDM Seminar Series
Genomic Approaches for Uncovering the Pathogenesis of Severe Malarial Anemia in African Children
Wed 3/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Douglas Perkins, PhD, from the University of Mexico will present "Genomic Approaches for Uncovering the Pathogenesis of Severe Malarial Anemia in African Children."


IDM
Seminar Series
Wed 3/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
System-Level Factors Associated with Utilization of Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care - Justin Yu HPM Workshop
System-Level Factors Associated with Utilization of Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care - Justin Yu
Wed 3/28/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


HPM
Workshop
Wed 3/28/2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Summer Job and Volunteer Fair Career Services Event
Summer Job and Volunteer Fair
Wed 3/28/2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM
William Pitt Union - Ballroom

It's not too late to find a great opportunity for the summer! Meet with recruiters seeking candidates for summer and part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Casual attire is accepted and pre-registration is not necessary. Open to all Pitt students and alumni. Hosted by the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA).


Career Services
Event
Thu 3/29/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Meghan Matlack EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Meghan Matlack
Thu 3/29/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Meghan Matlack

Paper: Blockade of dengue virus infection and viral cytotoxicity in neuronal cells in vitro and in vivo by targeting endocytic pathway

Authors: Min-Ru Ho, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Chia-Ling Chen, Ming-Kai Jhan, Cheng-Chieh Tsai,  Yi-Chao Lee, Chun-Han Chen & Chiou-Feng Li

Abstract: Dengue virus (DENV) infection in neuronal cells was speculated to trigger neuropathy. Herein, we determined the blockade of DENV infection by targeting endocytic pathways in vitro and in vivo. In DENV-infected mouse brains, we previously showed that viral proteins are expressed in neuronal cells around the hippocampus with accompanying neurotoxicity. DENV caused infection, including entry, double-stranded (ds)RNA replication, protein expression, and virus release, followed by cytotoxicity in the mouse neuronal Neuro-2a cell line. Pharmacologically blocking clathrin-mediated endocytosis of the DENV retarded viral replication. Targeting vacuolar-type H+-ATPase (V-ATPase)-based endosomal acidification effectively blocked the DENV replication process, but had no direct effect on viral translation. Blockade of the clathrin- and V-ATPase-based endocytic pathways also attenuated DENVinduced neurotoxicity. Inhibiting endosomal acidification effectively retarded DENV infection, acute viral encephalitis, and mortality. These results demonstrate that clathrin mediated endocytosis of DENV followed by endosomal acidification-dependent viral replication in neuronal cells, which can lead to neurotoxicity.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Role of Physical Activity/Inactivity: What We Have Learned from the Diabetes Prevention Program Epidemiology Seminar Series
The Role of Physical Activity/Inactivity: What We Have Learned from the Diabetes Prevention Program
Thu 3/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Andrea Kriska and Bonny Rockette-Wagner of Pitt Public Health will present "The Role of Physical Activity/Inactivity: What We Have Learned from the  Diabetes Prevention Program and its Community Translation Studies."


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/29/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting (for April) School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting (for April)
Thu 3/29/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 3/29/2018 2:30PM - 4:45PM
Grand Rounds Thomas Parran: His Career, His Name, and His Legacy—a symposium Pitt Public Health Panel Discussion
Thomas Parran: His Career, His Name, and His Legacy—a symposium
Thu 3/29/2018 2:30PM - 4:45PM
University Club - Ballroom A

This symposium aims to examine—from multiple perspectives—the mixed legacy of Thomas Parran, Pitt Public Health's founding dean. Expert panelists include Greg Dober, Susan Reverby, Bill Jenkins, Kirk Savage will consider this complicated legacy. 


Pitt Public Health
Panel Discussion
Fri 3/30/2018
European Studies Center Funding applications due Center for Global Health Application Deadline
European Studies Center Funding applications due
Fri 3/30/2018


The European Studies Center (ESC) has additional funds to support graduate students in any department during Summer 2018 and AY2018-19 for work related to European Studies. 

Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 3/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Gene Therapy in the Leukodystrophies - Florian Eichler Human Genetics Seminar Series
Gene Therapy in the Leukodystrophies - Florian Eichler
Fri 3/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/30/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club
Fri 3/30/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Paper: Cole et al., (2012): Bayesian Posterior Distributions Without Markov Chains

This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 4/2/2018 to Sun 4/8/2018
National Public Health Week Community Event
National Public Health Week
Mon 4/2/2018 to Sun 4/8/2018


During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association invites schools 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.   


Community
Event
Mon 4/2/2018
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
Mon 4/2/2018


The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until April 2. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following term.


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 4/2/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Introduction to the Media Creation Lab Professional Development Event
Introduction to the Media Creation Lab
Mon 4/2/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM


Do you want to create your own video or audio recordings for your courses, but don't know where to start? This workshop will introduce you to the Media Creation Lab, a digital recording studio available for faculty to produce their own multimedia instructional resources. We will discuss how to optimize your multimedia for learning, learn about the resources available for you in the lab, get a tour of the space, and meet the team of media specialists, technologists and instructional designers available to assist you in its use.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the uses and functions of educational multimedia;
  • Implement evidence-based pedagogical best practices for educational video;
  • Understand the menu of hardware and software available for use in the Media Creation Lab;
  • Create a plan and time estimate for the three stages of multimedia production;
  • Schedule time in the Media Creation Lab and arrange for assistance from Teaching Center staff.

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

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

Location: Educational Technology Center Training Room, Room B26


Professional Development
Event
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Modulating CD4+ T Cell Metabolism to Suppress Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes - Christina Martins IDM Seminar Series
Modulating CD4+ T Cell Metabolism to Suppress Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes - Christina Martins
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Pitt Health Sciences 2018 Health Disparities Poster Competition University of Pittsburgh Conference
Pitt Health Sciences 2018 Health Disparities Poster Competition
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The University of Pittsburgh schools of the health sciences will host its 2018 Health Disparities Poster Competition at  the Thomas Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST) South Lobby and S100. Pitt Public Health is strongly represented in the annual competition which awards $100 prizes in four categories: masters, doctoral, postdoctoral, and first professional.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health Equity Lecture: Why so Yellow? Liver Disease in the Developing World Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health Equity Lecture: Why so Yellow? Liver Disease in the Developing World
Mon 4/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


This Global Health Equity Lecture will be given by Patricia Ajayi-Fox and will take place in the Berkman Board Room, N727 Montefiore. A light lunch will be served.

Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 4/2/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Mon 4/2/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Schedule your appointment in advance to save time by visiting centralbloodbank.org or calling 866-366-6771 and using code CU190022. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to stay hydrated on the day of your donation. And remember to bring your ID. All participating donors will receive a recycled tote bag!  

Student Organization
Event
Mon 4/2/2018 1:30PM to Wed 4/4/2018 3:00AM
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why It Matters Professional Development Event
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why It Matters
Mon 4/2/2018 1:30PM to Wed 4/4/2018 3:00AM
Alumni Hall

Many of us can see the teaching and learning benefits of assigning group projects. We also see the hurdles in motivation and grading that can make these projects cumbersome. This workshop will help you design group projects that are aligned with your course learning objectives and built for efficiency and effectiveness. We will explore several types of collaborative projects, identify assignment structures that motivate students, and investigate grading tools that evaluate both individual and group success levels.



Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815

Professional Development
Event
Tue 4/3/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Ahmed Basudan: COMPREHENSIVE MOLECULAR AND CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST CANCER... Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Ahmed Basudan: COMPREHENSIVE MOLECULAR AND CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST CANCER...
Tue 4/3/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 4/3/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Trans-Inclusive Syllabi (Center for Diversity in the Curriculum @ the Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Trans-Inclusive Syllabi (Center for Diversity in the Curriculum @ the Teaching Center)
Tue 4/3/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Alumni Hall

Please join us for a workshop on trans-inclusive syllabi. Participants will hear from a panel of Pitt faculty and students committed to promoting trans education across the disciplines at Pitt. The panel will be followed by a workshop. This workshop is a collaborative learning experience. We request that attendees prepare by bringing course materials to the workshop, and by reviewing our workshop materials in advance (a link to them will be included in your registration confirmation email).

A light lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B-26


Professional Development
Event
Tue 4/3/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Parichat Duangkhae - PhD '18: Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin IDM Dissertation Defense
Parichat Duangkhae - PhD '18: Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin
Tue 4/3/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Parichat Duangkhae's Dissertation, Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin, may provide a mechanism for the epidemiologic observation that African ancestry protects against severe dengue. Her findings highlight the importance of skin and the complex interplay between resident and immune skin cell populations in DENV infection and dengue pathogenesis.


IDM
Dissertation Defense
Tue 4/3/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
How to Negotiate for Your Next Opportunity Career Services Workshop
How to Negotiate for Your Next Opportunity
Tue 4/3/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Scaife Hall

Whether you are seeking a job, a training opportunity, or just the chance to acquire more experience, effective negotiation skills are vital to your career. Learn how to develop a negotiation strategy that will contribute to your success. Presented by Jennifer Woodward, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research Operations, Professor of Surgery and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD). Registration required.


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 4/3/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Practice session for Dean's Day poster presenters Professional Development Workshop
Practice session for Dean's Day poster presenters
Tue 4/3/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Rehearse and receive feedback on your Dean's Day Poster Presentation from Kimmy Rehak, MA Linguistics, TESOL instructor. Open to all students!

Professional Development
Workshop
Tue 4/3/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice with DART (Direct Action & Research Training) Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice with DART (Direct Action & Research Training)
Tue 4/3/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM


The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with Pitt students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including plugging the school-to-prison pipeline, expanding access to primary health and dental care, prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training, and more.

Career Services
Webinar/Online Event
Wed 4/4/2018 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Latino Health Summit 2018 Pennsylvania Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
Latino Health Summit 2018 Pennsylvania
Wed 4/4/2018 7:30AM - 5:00PM


Did you know? 1 in 4 individuals living in the U.S. will be Latino by 2035 and 1 in 3 by 2050. The Latino demographic will soon make up one third of the U.S. population and yet it is one of the most underrepresented areas in overall health research findings.

The Latino Health Summit hosted by Latino Connection and in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, is designed to gather hundreds of experts and organizations statewide to address the health disparities affecting the Latino community.

2018 theme: Collaborating for a Healthy Latino Community

Visit palatinohealthsummit.org for more information!

And Don't Miss!

The Latino Health Summit Vendors Expo, 12:00pm-5:00pm


Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Wed 4/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Innate Immune Activation by cGMP-AMP Nanoparticles... - Karsen Shoger IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Innate Immune Activation by cGMP-AMP Nanoparticles... - Karsen Shoger
Wed 4/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Aroh C, Wang Z, Dobbs N, et al.  Innate Immune Activation by cGMP-AMP Nanoparticles Leads to Potent and Long-Acting Antiretroviral Response against HIV-1.  J. Immunol.  199:3840-3848, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/4/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda Center for Global Health Lecture
Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda
Wed 4/4/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM


This lecture will take place in 4130 Posvar and be given by Dr. Charles Lwanga. Dr. Lwanga is a visiting assistant professor of Music at Skidmore College in New York, where he teaches theory and ethnomusicology. 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Wed 4/4/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Mortality Estimates Among Adult Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections..... IDM MPH Journal Club
Mortality Estimates Among Adult Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.....
Wed 4/4/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 4/5/2018
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Thu 4/5/2018


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. April 2018 graduation. Term 2184.


April Graduation
Deadline
Thu 4/5/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Travis Lear EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Travis Lear
Thu 4/5/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday April 5, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Travis Lear

Paper: TGFβ attenuates tumour response to PD-L1 blockade by contributing to exclusion of T cells

Authors: Sanjeev Mariathasan, Shannon J. Turley[…]Thomas Powles

Abstract: Therapeutic antibodies that block the programmed death-1 (PD-1)–programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway can induce robust and durable responses in patients with various cancers, including metastatic urothelial cancer1,2,3,4,5. However, these responses only occur in a subset of patients. Elucidating the determinants of response and resistance is key to improving outcomes and developing new treatment strategies. Here we examined tumours from a large cohort of patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who were treated with an anti-PD-L1 agent (atezolizumab) and identified major determinants of clinical outcome. Response to treatment was associated with CD8+ T-effector cell phenotype and, to an even greater extent, high neoantigen or tumour mutation burden. Lack of response was associated with a signature of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signalling in fibroblasts. This occurred particularly in patients with tumours, which showed exclusion of CD8+ T cells from the tumour parenchyma that were instead found in the fibroblast- and collagen-rich peritumoural stroma; a common phenotype among patients with metastatic urothelial cancer. Using a mouse model that recapitulates this immune-excluded phenotype, we found that therapeutic co-administration of TGFβ-blocking and anti-PD-L1 antibodies reduced TGFβ signalling in stromal cells, facilitated T-cell penetration into the centre of tumours, and provoked vigorous anti-tumour immunity and tumour regression. Integration of these three independent biological features provides the best basis for understanding patient outcome in this setting and suggests that TGFβ shapes the tumour microenvironment to restrain anti-tumour immunity by restricting T-cell infiltration.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 4/5/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM
St. Francis Job/Internship and Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
St. Francis Job/Internship and Graduate School Fair
Thu 4/5/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM


Saint Francis University, Mount Aloysius College, and South Central PA Area Health Education Center team up each year to sponsor the regional Job/Internship/Grad School Fair Extravaganza.

Employers and Graduate School representatives will have the opportunity to network with a diverse student population comprised of various majors, such as; business, healthcare, government, human services, law, criminal justice, science and technology.

This event is open to all students and majors from Saint Francis University, Mount Aloysius College and surrounding colleges and universities. Members of the community and alumni are also encouraged to attend.


Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Thu 4/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology of GI Tract Cancers Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology of GI Tract Cancers
Thu 4/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Hung N. Luu of Pitt Public Health will present "Epidemiology of GI Tract Cancers".


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/5/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session I Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session I
Thu 4/5/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. 

Thursday, April 5 - Session I: 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Session II: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session III: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, April 9 - Session IV: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session V: 1-3 p.m.

All poster sessions held in the Pitt Public Health Commons.

*Students will earn GR points by completing peer reviews of posters. 3 completed reviews = 1 GR point. Time permitting, students may complete 6 reviews.  

 

 

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 4/5/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Understanding Our Students: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education Professional Development Event
Understanding Our Students: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education
Thu 4/5/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM


Facilitator: Shaun Eack, School of Social Work

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. We hope this series will give faculty a chance to hear what students have to say about each important topic and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.
Open to all faculty and Teaching Assistants.

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

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

This event will be held in David Lawrence Hall room 211 at 2:30 pm.

Professional Development
Event
Thu 4/5/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
A Logistic Regression Measurement Error Model For High-Dimensional Longitudinal Predictors Biostatistics Seminar Series
A Logistic Regression Measurement Error Model For High-Dimensional Longitudinal Predictors
Thu 4/5/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Seonjoo Lee, Columbia University, will present, "A Logistic regression measurement error model for high-dimensional longitudinal predictors."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/6/2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session II Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session II
Fri 4/6/2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. 

Thursday, April 5 - Session I: 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Session II: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session III: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, April 9 - Session IV: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session V: 1-3 p.m.

All poster sessions held in the Pitt Public Health Commons.

*Students will earn GR points by completing peer reviews of posters. 3 completed reviews = 1 GR point. Time permitting, students may complete 6 reviews.  

 

 

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/6/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Jen Burwinkel - MS '18: Using Tissue Culture to Model Early Events in Francisella tularensis... IDM Master's Defense
Jen Burwinkel - MS '18: Using Tissue Culture to Model Early Events in Francisella tularensis...
Fri 4/6/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A425

Jen's Thesis, Using Tissue Culture to Model Early Events in Francisella tularensis Pathogenesis, suggests lung epithelial cells could have a role in F. tularensis early pathogenesis and dissemination. 


IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Genetic studies of Down syndrome and meiotic recombination Human Genetics Seminar Series
Genetic studies of Down syndrome and meiotic recombination
Fri 4/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Eleanor Feingold of Pitt Public Health will present on "Genetic studies of Down syndrome and meiotic recombination."


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/6/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session III Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session III
Fri 4/6/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. 

Thursday, April 5 - Session I: 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Session II: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session III: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, April 9 - Session IV: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session V: 1-3 p.m.

All poster sessions held in the Pitt Public Health Commons.

*Students will earn GR points by completing peer reviews of posters. 3 completed reviews = 1 GR point. Time permitting, students may complete 6 reviews.  

 

 

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/6/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US BCHS Dissertation Defense
Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US
Fri 4/6/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Cristian Chandler will be defending his dissertation, "Psychosocial Associations of Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the United States"

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Fri 4/6/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Dana Jorgensen - Racial Differences in Brain Health & the Potential Mediating Role of Fitness & Risk Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Dana Jorgensen - Racial Differences in Brain Health & the Potential Mediating Role of Fitness & Risk
Fri 4/6/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A522

Dana Jorgensen will defend her dissertation on "Racial Differences in Brain Health and the Potential Mediating Role of Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Cardiometabolic Risk."


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Fri 4/6/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club
Fri 4/6/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Paper: Cole et al., (2012): Bayesian Posterior Distributions Without Markov Chains

This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Sat 4/7/2018 9:00AM - 3:30PM
2nd Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit by Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students Pitt Public Health Info Session/Admissions Event
2nd Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit by Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students
Sat 4/7/2018 9:00AM - 3:30PM
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, Ryan Minster (human genetics), Derreck Matthews (infectious diseases and microbiology), Ashley Naimi (epidemiology), and Julie Donohue (health policy).  **Paid pre-registration required, though fee is refunded to current Pitt students.


Pitt Public Health
Info Session/Admissions Event
Mon 4/9/2018 7:30AM - 8:30PM
Vatsala Rangachar Srinivasa - MPH MIC '18: Clostridium difficile infection spread within... IDM Master's Defense
Vatsala Rangachar Srinivasa - MPH MIC '18: Clostridium difficile infection spread within...
Mon 4/9/2018 7:30AM - 8:30PM


Vatsala's thesis, Clostridium difficile infection spread within the hospital environment, focuses on the role of environment in the spread of CDI within the hospital environment in a non-outbreak setting.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 4/9/2018 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Emily Schmitz - MPH MIC '18: Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO): Cost-effective analysis of... IDM Master's Defense
Emily Schmitz - MPH MIC '18: Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO): Cost-effective analysis of...
Mon 4/9/2018 8:30AM - 9:30AM


The objective of Emily's thesis, Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO): Cost-effective analysis of horizontal vs. vertical surveillance, is to compare focused enhanced surveillance for populations at high-risk for MDRO colonization to the current vertically oriented (organism focused) surveillance strategy. A cost-effective analysis will be performed to determine which approach is more economical.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 4/9/2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session IV Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session IV
Mon 4/9/2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. 

Thursday, April 5 - Session I: 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Session II: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session III: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, April 9 - Session IV: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session V: 1-3 p.m.

All poster sessions held in the Pitt Public Health Commons.

*Students will earn GR points by completing peer reviews of posters. 3 completed reviews = 1 GR point. Time permitting, students may complete 6 reviews.  

 

 

 

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Novel Approach to Treat Multi Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens IDM Seminar Series
Novel Approach to Treat Multi Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Developing a Platform for Monitoring Foodborne Illness and Unsafe Food - Elaine Nsoesie, PhD PHDL Seminar Series
Developing a Platform for Monitoring Foodborne Illness and Unsafe Food - Elaine Nsoesie, PhD
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Elaine Nsoesie from the University of Washington will cover the use of data from non-traditional data sources for foodborne illness and outbreak surveillance in cities across the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 4/9/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session V Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Session V
Mon 4/9/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes over three days. 

Thursday, April 5 - Session I: 1-3 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Session II: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session III: 1-3 p.m.

Monday, April 9 - Session IV: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Session V: 1-3 p.m.

All poster sessions held in the Pitt Public Health Commons.

*Students will earn GR points by completing peer reviews of posters. 3 completed reviews = 1 GR point. Time permitting, students may complete 6 reviews.  

 

 

 

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 4/9/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Unrest: A movie Community Film
Unrest: A movie
Mon 4/9/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

Film on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Free snacks and drinks! Sponsored by the World Affairs Council Global Leadership Program, North Allegheny High School.



Community
Film
Tue 4/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professionalism and Making the Most of your Practicum/Internship Career Services Workshop
Professionalism and Making the Most of your Practicum/Internship
Tue 4/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Tips on how to develop your professional image, making a lasting impression, keeping in touch after your experience is over, and leveraging the skills you gain.  

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 4/10/2018 7:00PM - 7:30PM
Virtual Information Session for National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Virtual Information Session for National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)
Tue 4/10/2018 7:00PM - 7:30PM


Join a representative from the National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) for a brief and casual VIRTUAL information session with Q&A for graduate students, PhD candidates, post-docs, and alumni preparing for, or already pursuing, a biosafety career in a high containment facility. (Repeats on 4/17)


Career Services
Webinar/Online Event
Wed 4/11/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus-based vaccine - Jia Yao Phuah IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus-based vaccine - Jia Yao Phuah
Wed 4/11/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Hansen SG, Zak DE, Xu G, et al.  Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus-based vaccine.  Nature Med.  24:130, 2018.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Thu 4/12/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Shuo Cao EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Shuo Cao
Thu 4/12/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday April 12, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Shuo Cao

Paper: Inactivating mutations and hypermethylation of the NKX2-1/TTF-1 gene in non-terminal respiratory unit-type lung adenocarcinomas

Authors: Matsubara D, Soda M, Yoshimoto T, Amano Y, Sakuma Y, Yamato A, Ueno T, Kojima S, Shibano T, Hosono Y, Kawazu M, Yamashita Y, Endo S, Hagiwara K, Fukayama M, Takahashi T, Mano H, Niki T.

Abstract: The major driver mutations of lung cancer, EGFR mutations and EML4-ALK fusion, are mainly detected in terminal respiratory unit (TRU)-type lung adenocarcinomas, which typically show lepidic and/or papillary patterns, but are rarely associated with a solid or invasive mucinous morphology. In order to elucidate the key genetic events in non-TRU-type lung cancer, we carried out whole-exome sequencing on 43 non-TRU-type lung adenocarcinomas based on morphology (17 acinar, nine solid, and two enteric adenocarcinomas, and 15 adenocarcinomas with a mucinous morphology). Our analysis identified mutations in TP53 (16/43, 37.2%), KRAS (13/43, 30.2%), and NKX2-1/TTF-1 (7/43; 16.3%) as the top three significantly mutated genes, while the EGFR mutation was rare (1/43, 2.3%) in this cohort. Eight NKX2-1/TTF-1 mutations (five frameshift, two nonsense, and one missense) were identified, with one case harboring two distinct NKX2-1/TTF-1 mutations (one missense and one frameshift). Functional assays with the NK2 homeobox 1 (NKX2-1)/thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF-1) mutants revealed that none of them retain the activity as a transcriptional factor. Histologically, invasive mucinous adenocarcinomas accounted for most of the NKX2-1/TTF-1 mutations (five cases), as well as one enteric and one acinar adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemistry showed that the cohort was largely divided into TTF-1-postive/hepatocyte nuclear factor 4-α (HNF4-α)-negative and TTF-1-negative/HNF4-α-positive groups. NKX2-1/TTF-1 mutations were exclusively found in the latter, in which the gastrointestinal markers, mucin 5AC and cytokeratin 20, were frequently expressed. Bisulfite sequencing revealed that the NKX2-1/TTF-1 gene body was highly methylated in NKX2-1/TTF-1-negative cases, including those without the NKX2-1/TTF-1 mutations. The genetic or epigenetic inactivation of NKX2-1/TTF-1 may play an essential role in the development and aberrant differentiation of non-TRU-type lung adenocarcinomas.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 4/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Annual Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: UCSD's Matthew Allison on systemic arterial calcification Epidemiology Seminar Series
Annual Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: UCSD's Matthew Allison on systemic arterial calcification
Thu 4/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

For the 2018 Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture Dr. Matthew Allison of the University of California San Diego's Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Preventative Medicine will present on "Systemic Arterial Calcification: What is It Trying to Tell Us?"


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/12/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Understanding our Students: Religious Diversity in the Classroom Professional Development Event
Understanding our Students: Religious Diversity in the Classroom
Thu 4/12/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM


Facilitator: Joel Brady, University Center for Teaching & Learning and part-time faculty in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literature.

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. We hope this series will give faculty a chance to hear what students have to say about each important topic and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.
Open to all faculty and Teaching Assistants.

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

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

This event will be held in David Lawrence Hall room 211 at 2:30 pm.

Professional Development
Event
Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Grand Rounds Practice Changing Clinical Trials for Cancer at Pitt: The NSABP Story, Greg Yothers, PhD Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Practice Changing Clinical Trials for Cancer at Pitt: The NSABP Story, Greg Yothers, PhD
Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. Since then, this NCI-sponsored cooperative has conceived, conducted, analyzed, and reported results on practice-changing national and international randomized controlled trials in breast and colorectal cancer. Dr. Yothers will review landmark accomplishments, update the current status of NSABP, and look to the promise of current and future cancer trials.

Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Thu 4/12/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistical Methods for Wearable and Implantable Technology-Ciprian Crainiceanu-Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistical Methods for Wearable and Implantable Technology-Ciprian Crainiceanu-Johns Hopkins
Thu 4/12/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University, will review some of the most used and useful sensors in Health Sciences and the ever expanding WIT (Wearable and Implantable Technology) analytic environment.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Growing a Surrogate Liver in a Lymph Node: From an Experimental Approach to a Potential Clinical App Human Genetics Seminar Series
Growing a Surrogate Liver in a Lymph Node: From an Experimental Approach to a Potential Clinical App
Fri 4/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Eric LaGasse of the School of Medicine will present on "Growing a Surrogate Liver in a Lymph Node: From an Experimental Approach to a Potential Clinical App."


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/13/2018 1:00PM - 1:00PM
CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program Career Services Deadline
CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program
Fri 4/13/2018 1:00PM - 1:00PM


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2018 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 8th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows work under the leadership of CDC's Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta, Georgia to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.

Career Services
Deadline
Fri 4/13/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Epidemiological Methods Journal Club
Fri 4/13/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Paper: Cole et al., (2012): Bayesian Posterior Distributions Without Markov Chains

This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 4/13/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Megan Beary - MPH PEL '18: Validation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for sensitive.. IDM Master's Defense
Megan Beary - MPH PEL '18: Validation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for sensitive..
Fri 4/13/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Public Health 2121C

Megan's Essay, Validation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for sensitive quantification of Francisella tularensis strains, hopes to further vaccine development for an extremely infectious disease in humans and animals. 


IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/13/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Grand Rounds Grand Rounds Event:Pitt Moves! Sharing our experience Center for Health Equity Panel Discussion
Grand Rounds Event:Pitt Moves! Sharing our experience
Fri 4/13/2018 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) has created Pitt Moves,  which organizes brief student-led “exercise” times during a class break in approximately 10 classes this term. With support from Pitt’s HealthyU initiative, this student-directed and -centered physical activity break project aims to create a culture of non-sedentarism at Pitt Public Health. Learn about the experiences of this a student-led physical activity breaks project at their culmination event. 

Center for Health Equity
Panel Discussion
Sat 4/14/2018 to Sun 4/15/2018
Unite for Sight: Global Health & Innovation Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Unite for Sight: Global Health & Innovation Conference
Sat 4/14/2018 to Sun 4/15/2018


Taking place at Yale University, Unite For Sight's 15th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes more than 2,000 professionals and students interested in all aspects of health, development, and social entrepreneurship. 

Center for Global Health
Conference
Mon 4/16/2018 to Fri 4/20/2018
Life Sciences Week 2018 University of Pittsburgh Event
Life Sciences Week 2018
Mon 4/16/2018 to Fri 4/20/2018


Learn more about the life sciences initiatives and companies that are making Pittsburgh a center for the life sciences industry. Discover what is making Pittsburgh a destination for research and investment in the life sciences. Pitt Public Health Dean Donald Burke to kick-off Life Sciences Week with a presentation and reception.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/16/2018
Exhibit Lecture & Reception: Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States Center for Health Equity Event
Exhibit Lecture & Reception: Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States
Mon 4/16/2018
Falk Library of the Health Sciences

Please Join Us for the Exhibit Lecture in Room 1104 Scaife Hall (2-3PM) followed by the Exhibit Viewing in the Falk Library Upper Floor Loung (3-4PM); Reception to follow. 

Anita Moncrease, associate professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and historian of the Historical Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, holds strong interests in Black studies, medicine, and history.  These interests inspire her to learn about the histories of the Black medical schools in the United States and to share the journey with her co-creators and lecturers: her nephew, Rashard Ballinger, grandnephew, Demetrius Granberry, and niece Brittani Moncrease. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibit  "Legacy of Black Medical Schools and Departments in the United States Exhibit" on display this April in the Falk Library's Upper Lounge, which tells the forgotten stories of the 19 Black medical schools and departments that existed at one time in the United States.


Center for Health Equity
Event
Mon 4/16/2018
Seconday Data Analysis (SDA) Summer Course Community Application Deadline
Seconday Data Analysis (SDA) Summer Course
Mon 4/16/2018


NAHDAP will again host a FREE course in the ICPSR’s Summer Program titled “Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP).” The workshop will be in Ann Arbor from June 4-6, 2018, lead again by Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University.

Community
Application Deadline
Mon 4/16/2018 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Can Science Measure the Culture of Health? luncheon and presentation University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Can Science Measure the Culture of Health? luncheon and presentation
Mon 4/16/2018 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

The health policy community has come to realize that health is about more than just the body. Now, resources are being directed toward research on the culture of health. But how effectively can empirical research evaluate factors such as spirituality, ethics, friendship, love, and happiness?  Hear all sides of the debate. Click to REGISTER ONLINE for the luncheon and presentation, which will take place in room 501 of the Cathedral of Learning. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Mon 4/16/2018 12:30PM - 3:00PM
Opioid Crisis Think Tank (Life Sciences Week 2018 opening event) Pitt Public Health Lecture
Opioid Crisis Think Tank (Life Sciences Week 2018 opening event)
Mon 4/16/2018 12:30PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Join Pitt Public Health's Dean Donald S. Burke and a convergence of leaders in many facets of the opioid crisis to engage in a conversation focused on the intersection of data, modeling, pharmaceutical companies, public health, and research. Following the program there will be a reception highlighting the 70th anniversary of Pitt Public Health and a display of medical innovations from the University of Pittsburgh’s archives. 


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 4/17/2018 to Thu 4/19/2018
Versatile PhD: Ask Me Anything Online Forum Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Versatile PhD: Ask Me Anything Online Forum
Tue 4/17/2018 to Thu 4/19/2018


Do you have questions about how to find the right career path for you? Humanists, social scientists, life scientists, graduate students and postdocs in all disciplines are invited to ask questions and get personal support during this three-day career coaching session (4/17-4/19). Hosted by Fatimah Williams Castro, PhD and Thi Nguyen, PhD.


Career Services
Webinar/Online Event
Tue 4/17/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Faculty Diversity Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
Faculty Diversity Committee Meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

A monthly meeting of the FDC, charged with identifying and implementing a broad range of activities directed to increasing faculty diversity. 


School Governance
Meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Bethany Flage - MS '18: Heme-induced acute lung injury by inflammasome activation in vascular... IDM Master's Defense
Bethany Flage - MS '18: Heme-induced acute lung injury by inflammasome activation in vascular...
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Bethany's thesis, Heme-induced acute lung injury by inflammasome activation in vascular endothelium, includes findings that could decrease morbidity among patients and improve the overall health of the public. 


IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Coffee Talk with the deans
Tue 4/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Pitt Public Health students are invited to meet the school's deans during informal office hours held once each month in the Public Health Commons. Bring your coffee and your concerns, or just stop by to say hi. 

This month will be hosted by Nobel Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity; Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean; and Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 1:00PM - 1:30PM