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Thu 1/17/2019
April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Thu 1/17/2019


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


Thu 1/17/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils EOH Journal Club
Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils
Thu 1/17/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Kimberly Garrett

Paper: Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils

Authors: Pablo Olmedo, Walter Goessler, Stefan Tanda, Maria Grau-Perez, Stephanie Jarmul, Angela Aherrera, Rui Chen, Markus Hilpert, Joanna E. Cohen, Ana Navas-Acien, and Ana M. Rul

Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) generate an aerosol by heating a solution (e-liquid) with a metallic coil. Whether metals are transferred from the coil to the aerosol is unknown.

OBJECTIVE:Our goal was to investigate the transfer of metals from the heating coil to the e-liquid in the e-cigarette tank and the generated aerosol.

METHODS: We sampled 56 e-cigarette devices from daily e-cigarette users and obtained samples from the refilling dispenser, aerosol, and remaining e-liquid in the tank. Aerosol liquid was collected via deposition of aerosol droplets in a series of conical pipette tips. Metals were reported as mass fractions (lg=kg) in liquids and converted to mass concentrations (mg=m3) for aerosols.

RESULTS: Median metal concentrations (lg=kg) were higher in samples from the aerosol and tank vs. the dispenser (all p<0 :001): 16.3 and 31.2 vs. 10.9 for Al; 8.38 and 55.4 vs. <0:5 for Cr; 68.4 and 233 vs. 2.03 for Ni; 14.8 and 40.2 vs. 0.476 for Pb; and 515 and 426 vs. 13.1 for Zn. Mn, Fe, Cu, Sb, and Sn were detectable in most samples. Cd was detected in 0.0, 30.4, and 55.1% of the dispenser, aerosol, and tank samples respectively. Arsenic was detected in 10.7% of dispenser samples (median 26:7 lg=kg) and these concentrations were similar in aerosol and tank samples. Aerosol mass concentrations (mg=m3) for the detected metals spanned several orders of magnitude and exceeded current health-based limits in close to 50% or more of the samples for Cr, Mn, Ni, and Pb.

CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that e-cigarettes are a potential source of exposure to toxic metals (Cr, Ni, and Pb), and to metals that are toxic when inhaled (Mn and Zn). Markedly higher concentrations in the aerosol and tank samples versus the dispenser demonstrate that coil contact induced e-liquid contamination


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 1/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Why is Age a Risk Factor: Insights from Population Studies - Anne B. Newman Epidemiology Seminar Series
Why is Age a Risk Factor: Insights from Population Studies - Anne B. Newman
Thu 1/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Anne B. Newman is chair of the Department of Epidemiology; Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Sciences; director, Center for Aging and Population Health; professor of epidemiology, medicine, and clinical and translational science. Welcome by Andrea M. Kriska and Nancy W. Glynn. 
 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 1/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Diversity in Practice Speaker Series Pitt Public Health Event
Diversity in Practice Speaker Series
Thu 1/17/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

Health Sciences Diversity "Divserity in Practice" Speaker Series presents "Accommodating Disability in the Lab." Speakers include Assistant Professor, Dr. David Boone and Program Coordinator, Solomon Livshits from the department of Biomedical Informatics. 


Scaife Hall
Thu 1/17/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Chao Huang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biostatistics Seminar Series
Chao Huang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thu 1/17/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Chao Huang, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Surrogate Variable Analysis for Multivariate Functional Responses in Imaging Data".


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 1/17/2019 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Center for Global Health Lecture
Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human - Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Lecture
Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human - Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard Medical School
Thu 1/17/2019 4:30PM - 6:00PM


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

Fri 1/18/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Fri 1/18/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 1/18/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 1/18/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 1/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
John Shaffer, PhD - The genetic architecture of human facial morphology Human Genetics Seminar Series
John Shaffer, PhD - The genetic architecture of human facial morphology
Fri 1/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Xingyuan Li - Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Xingyuan Li - Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Xingyuan Li of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks". 


7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
EOH Seminar Series
Risk-Based Model to Assess Environ Just & Cor Hrt Disease Burden From Air Poll iin Allegh Co. EOH Seminar Series
Risk-Based Model to Assess Environ Just & Cor Hrt Disease Burden From Air Poll iin Allegh Co.
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A719 Public Health


A719 Public Health
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Biostatistics Event
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: Ashley Naimi and Christina Mair Biostatistics Event
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: Ashley Naimi and Christina Mair
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health

Open to all faculty and students, this informal monthly meeting features short presentations from faculty to introduce their research program and problems, followed by a Q&A. Designed to provide a platform for collaborations and to broaden the scope of science within the school. Gain a broader perspective and understanding of science and public health - with free coffee!


A521 Public Health
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Outline Webinar Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Outline Webinar
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Mon 1/21/2019
Academic Calendar Notice
Martin Luther King Day - University Closed Academic Calendar Notice
Martin Luther King Day - University Closed
Mon 1/21/2019


There are no classes and the University is closed in obvservance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 


Tue 1/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Lindsay Sabik - Impact of insurance expansions on cancer diagnosis & treatment: evidence from Mass. HPM Seminar Series
Lindsay Sabik - Impact of insurance expansions on cancer diagnosis & treatment: evidence from Mass.
Tue 1/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Lindsay Sabik, PhD "Impact of insurance expansions on cancer diagnosis and treatment: evidence from Massachusetts"


A622 Public Health
Tue 1/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Career Services Seminar Series
Careers in Medical Writing: Opportunities for Scientist Writers & the WI Internship Program Career Services Seminar Series
Careers in Medical Writing: Opportunities for Scientist Writers & the WI Internship Program
Tue 1/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Scaife Hall

Melissa Christianson, PhD, medical writer and consultant at Whitsell Innovations, will host an informational session providing an overview of medical writing careers that combine scientific acumen and writing skills. The presentation will focus on regulatory writing opportunities but highlight other career paths open to medical writers as well. 1105ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC  Conference Center


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

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


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

4th Floor, Scaife Hall

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

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

Scaife Hall
Wed 1/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Emerson Boggs IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Emerson Boggs
Wed 1/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 1/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 1/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Lauren Fogelman & Ryan Caretti
Reviewers:  Rajeev Salunke & Megan Zuley


A719 Public Health
Wed 1/23/2019 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health Event
PSI Info Session Pitt Public Health Event
PSI Info Session
Wed 1/23/2019 2:30PM - 3:30PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Wed 1/23/2019 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Career Services Panel Discussion
Parenting Resource Panel Career Services Panel Discussion
Parenting Resource Panel
Wed 1/23/2019 5:30PM - 6:30PM


The Office of the is hosting two panel discussions for graduate and professional students and post-docs who are parents or are thinking of becoming parents. Partners and children are welcome to attend. Pizza will be served. 

Also scheduled for January 29, noon - 1 p.m.

 


Thu 1/24/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Professional Development Event
Top Hat: Beyond Classroom Polling (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Top Hat: Beyond Classroom Polling (UCTL)
Thu 1/24/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

For instructors already familiar with Top Hat’s most commonly used student polling functionality, we will explore Top Hat’s other features. Using Top Hat, instructors can assign homework or provide materials for review, adopt a low cost or free e-textbook, or author their own interactive content.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


Alumni Hall
Thu 1/24/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
All-cause mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to ambient PM.2.5.in China EOH Journal Club
All-cause mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to ambient PM.2.5.in China
Thu 1/24/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Omar Tahtamooni

Paper: All-cause mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to ambient PM2.5 in China: a cohort study

Authors: Tiantian Li, Yi Zhang, Jiaonan Wang, Dandan Xu, Zhaoxue Yin, Huashuai Chen, Yuebin Lv, Jiesi Luo, Yi Zeng, Yang Liu, Patrick L Kinney, Xiaoming S

Abstract:
Background Evidence from cohort studies in North America and Europe indicates that long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM₂·₅) is associated with an increased mortality risk. However, this association has rarely been quantified at higher ambient concentrations. We estimated the hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause mortality from longterm exposure to PM₂·₅ in a well established Chinese cohort of older adults.

Methods The Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) is a prospective cohort study of men and women aged 65 years and older enrolled in 2008 and followed up through 2014 for mortality events. We studied individuals for whom residential locations were available in 2008 for linkage to 1 km grids of PM₂·₅ concentrations, derived from satellite remote sensing. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the effect of long-term exposure to PM₂·₅ on all-cause mortality, controlling for age, sex, smoking status, drinking status, physical activity, body-mass index, household income, marital status, and education. We then used our results to estimate premature mortality related to PM₂·₅ exposure in the population aged 65 years and older in China in 2010.

Findings 13 344 individuals in the CLHLS cohort had data for all timepoints, yielding follow-up data for 49 440 person-years. In a 3-year window, these individuals were exposed to a median PM₂·₅ concentration of 50∙7 μg/m³ (range 6∙7–113∙3). The overall HR for a 10 μg/m³ increase in this value was 1∙08 (95% CI 1∙06–1∙09). In stratified analyses, HRs were higher in rural than in urban locations, in southern versus northern regions, and with exposure to lower versus higher PM₂·₅ concentrations. Based on the overall HR, we estimated that 1 765 820 people aged 65 years and older in China in 2010 had premature mortality related to PM₂·₅ exposure.

Interpretation Long-term exposure to PM₂·₅ is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality among adults aged 65 years and older in China, but the magnitude of the risk declines as the concentration of PM₂·₅ increases


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 1/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious ... " - Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious ... " - Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD
Thu 1/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Affiliated Faculty, Public Health Dynamics Lab, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Project Tycho: Making Lazy Data Active for Global Infectious Disease Modeling


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 1/24/2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Career Services Event
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience Recruiting Open House Career Services Event
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience Recruiting Open House
Thu 1/24/2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Join us for a PULSE Open House at the Chester House to chat with current PULSE fellows about how you can serve, live, and grow with PULSE during a year of service and leadership!

This is a casual opportunity to learn more about PULSE, meet current PULSE fellows, check out one of the PULSE houses, and enjoy great food and drink.


Fri 1/25/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Career Services Application Deadline
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program
Fri 1/25/2019


The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges.


Fri 1/25/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH Public Health Internship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH Public Health Internship Application Deadline
Fri 1/25/2019


The ASPPH Public Health Internship is a professional work assignment that allows graduate students to combine classroom education with practical training experience. Interns will work on a variety of projects focusing on education in public health in Washington, DC.


Fri 1/25/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 1/25/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Toren Finkel MD, PhD - Mitochondria, metabolism and aging Human Genetics Seminar Series
Toren Finkel MD, PhD - Mitochondria, metabolism and aging
Fri 1/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 1/25/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
EOH Seminar Series
Underst Effec of Abiotic & Biotic Param on Hlth of Water Treat Sys & Peop they Serve- Sarah Haig EOH Seminar Series
Underst Effec of Abiotic & Biotic Param on Hlth of Water Treat Sys & Peop they Serve- Sarah Haig
Fri 1/25/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A719 Public Health


A719 Public Health
Fri 1/25/2019 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Pitt Public Health Event
BCHS Winter Mixer Pitt Public Health Event
BCHS Winter Mixer
Fri 1/25/2019 6:00PM - 8:30PM


BCHS students, faculty, and alumni are invited to participate in this annual winter event! RSVP required.

 


Sat 1/26/2019 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Community Reception
Charity event at the PPG Aquarium: Medical Providers Against Opioid Addiction Community Reception
Charity event at the PPG Aquarium: Medical Providers Against Opioid Addiction
Sat 1/26/2019 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Explore the PPG Aquarium, network with health sciences colleagues, and support LIGHT OF LIFE PITTSBURGH, a local non-profit organization that treats opioid addiction in the community. Ticket cost ($40) includes admission as well as appetizers, soft drinks, and access to a cash bar.


Pittsburgh, PA
Mon 1/28/2019 to Fri 2/1/2019
December Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins December Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 1/28/2019 to Fri 2/1/2019




Mon 1/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Samantha Sanford, PhD Student IDM Seminar Series
Samantha Sanford, PhD Student
Mon 1/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 1/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 1/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

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


A521 Public Health
Mon 1/28/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 1/28/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 1/29/2019 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Community Event
Pittsburgh Cancer and the Environment Symposium Community Event
Pittsburgh Cancer and the Environment Symposium
Tue 1/29/2019 8:30AM - 4:30PM


Don't miss the Cancer and the Environment Symposium: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Clinical Practice in Southwest Pennsylvania this winter at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Space is limited so make sure to sign up.

Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Sharon Winters, Director, Registry Information and Reporting Services HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Sharon Winters, Director, Registry Information and Reporting Services
Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Overview of UPMC Network Cancer Registry and PA Cancer Registry Data Sources
Speaker: Sharon Winters, Director, Registry Information and Reporting Services, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


A638 Public Health
Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Abigail Gerberick IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Abigail Gerberick
Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Engineering a Next-Generation Glycoconjugate-Like Streptococcus pneumonia Vaccine IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Engineering a Next-Generation Glycoconjugate-Like Streptococcus pneumonia Vaccine
Wed 1/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Elizabeth Piccoli & Abigail Rubio
Hill, A.B., Beitelshees, M., Nayerhoda, R., et al.  Engineering a next-generation glycoconjugate-like Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine.  ACS Infect. Dis.  4:1553-1563, 2018.
Reviewers:  Elizabeth Owens, Brian Kimball & Alex Weissman


A719 Public Health
Thu 1/31/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Thu 1/31/2019


The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program is to enable early career professionals with graduate degrees in public health (Masters and Doctoral level) an opportunity to round out their academic training and gain practical public health experience.


Thu 1/31/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Career Services Workshop
Organizing a Job Campaign Career Services Workshop
Organizing a Job Campaign
Thu 1/31/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room

Learn about strategies and resources you can use for a successful job search. Have your questions ready! RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Thu 1/31/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Toll-like Receptor 4 Pathway Polymorphisms Interact with Pollution to Influence Asthma Diagnosis and EOH Journal Club
Toll-like Receptor 4 Pathway Polymorphisms Interact with Pollution to Influence Asthma Diagnosis and
Thu 1/31/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Brandy Hill

Paper: Toll-like Receptor 4 Pathway Polymorphisms Interact with Pollution to Influence Asthma Diagnosis and Severity

Authors: Shepherd H. Schurman, Mercedes A. Bravo, Cynthia L. Innes, W. Braxton Jackson, II, John A. McGrath, Marie Lynn Miranda, and Stavros Garantziotis

Abstract:
Asthma is a common chronic lung disease, the incidence and severity of which may be influenced by gene-environment interactions. Our objective was to examine associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and combinations of SNPs in the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway, residential distance to roadway as a proxy for traffic-related air pollution exposure, and asthma diagnosis and exacerbations. We obtained individual-level data on genotype, residential address, and asthma diagnosis and exacerbations from the Environmental Polymorphisms Registry. Subjects (n = 2,704) were divided into three groups (hyper-responders, hypo-responders, and neither) based on SNP combinations in genes along the TLR4 pathway. We geocoded subjects and calculated distance, classified as <250 m or ≥250 m, between residence and nearest major road. Relationships between genotype, distance to road, and odds of asthma diagnosis and exacerbations were examined using logistic regression. Odds of an asthma diagnosis among hyper-responders <250 m from a major road was 2.37(0.97, 6.01) compared to the reference group (p < 0.10). Hypo-responders ≥250 m from the nearest road had lower odds of activity limitations (0.46 [0.21, 0.95]) and sleeplessness (0.36 [0.12, 0.91]) compared to neither-responders (p < 0.05). Specific genotype combinations when combined with an individual’s proximity to roadways, possibly due to traffic-related air pollution exposure, may affect the likelihood of asthma diagnosis and exacerbations.


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 1/31/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies"
Thu 1/31/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Objective Measures of Movement in Epidemiology Studies 

Bonny Rockette-Wagner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Nancy Glynn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology; Director, Master’s Degree Programs, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Wendy King, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Marquis Hawkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 
Andrea Rosso, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Fri 2/1/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 2/1/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 2/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Svetlana Yatsenko, MD - The secrets of the X chromosome Human Genetics Seminar Series
Svetlana Yatsenko, MD - The secrets of the X chromosome
Fri 2/1/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 2/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Mon 2/4/2019 12:00AM to Fri 2/8/2019 11:55PM
Career Services Application Deadline
Public Health Associates Program Application Career Services Application Deadline
Public Health Associates Program Application
Mon 2/4/2019 12:00AM to Fri 2/8/2019 11:55PM


The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year training and service program that provides hands-on experience in public health at local public health agencies and departments throughout the country. APPLICATION IS ONLY OPEN FEB 4TH- FEB 8TH!


Mon 2/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Bridget Calhoun, DrPH, PA-C IDM Seminar Series
Bridget Calhoun, DrPH, PA-C
Mon 2/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Tue 2/5/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
CELESTE SHELTON: "Hereditary Pancreatitis: A Prototype of Chronic Pancreatitis to Characterize....." Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
CELESTE SHELTON: "Hereditary Pancreatitis: A Prototype of Chronic Pancreatitis to Characterize....."
Tue 2/5/2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Tue 2/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Marian Jarlenski - OUD Treatment for Pregnant Women in State Medicaid Programs HPM Seminar Series
Marian Jarlenski - OUD Treatment for Pregnant Women in State Medicaid Programs
Tue 2/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker:  Marian Jarlenski, PhD

Topic:  “OUD treatment for pregnant women in state Medicaid programs”


A622 Public Health
Wed 2/6/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Career Services Workshop
Introduction to LinkedIn Career Services Workshop
Introduction to LinkedIn
Wed 2/6/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Learn the basics of LinkedIn: what it is, how it can help, and what you need to get started. RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Wed 2/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Byron Chuan IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Byron Chuan
Wed 2/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 2/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 2/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Rajeev Salunke, Megan Zuley & Alex Weissman
Reviewers:  Briana Edison & Kelsey Simon


A719 Public Health
Thu 2/7/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries EOH Journal Club
Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries
Thu 2/7/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Fan Wu

Paper: Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study

Authors: Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patrick Sheridan, et. Al

Abstract:
Background Dietary guidelines recommend minimising consumption of whole-fat dairy products, as they are a source of saturated fats and presumed to adversely affect blood lipids and increase cardiovascular disease and mortality. Evidence for this contention is sparse and few data for the effects of dairy consumption on health are available from low-income and middle-income countries. Therefore, we aimed to assess the associations between total dairy and specific types of dairy products with mortality and major cardiovascular disease.

Methods The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a large multinational cohort study of individuals aged 35–70 years enrolled from 21 countries in five continents. Dietary intakes of dairy products for 136 384 individuals were recorded using country-specific validated food frequency questionnaires. Dairy products comprised milk, yoghurt, and cheese. We further grouped these foods into whole-fat and low-fat dairy. The primary outcome was the composite of mortality or major cardiovascular events (defined as death from cardiovascular causes, non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, or heart failure). Hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated using multivariable Cox frailty models with random intercepts to account for clustering of participants by centre.

Findings Between Jan 1, 2003, and July 14, 2018, we recorded 10 567 composite events (deaths [n=6796] or major cardiovascular events [n=5855]) during the 9·1 years of follow-up. Higher intake of total dairy (>2 servings per day compared with no intake) was associated with a lower risk of the composite outcome (HR 0·84, 95% CI 0·75–0·94; ptrend=0·0004), total mortality (0·83, 0·72–0·96; ptrend=0·0052), non-cardiovascular mortality (0·86, 0·72–1·02; ptrend=0·046), cardiovascular mortality (0·77, 0·58–1·01; ptrend=0·029), major cardiovascular disease (0·78, 0·67–0·90; ptrend=0·0001), and stroke (0·66, 0·53–0·82; ptrend=0·0003). No significant association with myocardial infarction was observed (HR 0·89, 95% CI 0·71–1·11; ptrend=0·163). Higher intake (>1 serving vs no intake) of milk (HR 0·90, 95% CI 0·82–0·99; ptrend=0·0529) and yogurt (0·86, 0·75–0·99; ptrend=0·0051) was associated with lower risk of the composite outcome, whereas cheese intake was not significantly associated with the composite outcome (0·88, 0·76–1·02; ptrend=0·1399). Butter intake was low and was not significantly associated with clinical outcomes (HR 1·09, 95% CI 0·90–1·33; ptrend=0·4113).

Interpretation Dairy consumption was associated with lower risk of mortality and major cardiovascular disease events in a diverse multinational cohort.


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 2/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?" - Joyce Bromberger, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?" - Joyce Bromberger, PhD
Thu 2/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Joyce Bromberger, PhD
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh
Depression Among Midlife Women: What Do We Know About It?


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/7/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 2/7/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
A521 Public Health

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

A521 Public Health
Thu 2/7/2019 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Grand Rounds Lecture by Jonathan M. Samet of the Colorado School of Public Health Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Lecture by Jonathan M. Samet of the Colorado School of Public Health
Thu 2/7/2019 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Stay tuned for more details! 

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! 


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Fri 2/8/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Fri 2/8/2019


The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship Program is a yearlong direct service, experiential learning, and leadership program that addresses the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania. By completing the program and perfomong up to 210 hours, a fellow has the opprotunity to earn a stipend of up to $2,500.


Fri 2/8/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Fri 2/8/2019


The ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program is within The de Beaumont Foundation and will place a fellow within the Foundation for one year.  During that time, the fellow will learn about the field of public health philanthropy through active participation and deep practical application.


Fri 2/8/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 2/8/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 2/8/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner
Fri 2/8/2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

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

William Pitt Union - Assembly Room
Mon 2/11/2019
Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Bridging the Gaps Summer 2019 Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Bridging the Gaps Summer 2019 Internships
Mon 2/11/2019


Impact underserved communities in a hands-on way; learn about at-risk populations through experiential learning with community-based organizations; collaborate with other health professional students in weekly reflective and didactic sessions; enjoy faculty and community mentoring; earn $2,800 to $3,000 for an intensive, eight-week experience. 


Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
TBA IDM Seminar Series
TBA
Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 2/11/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 2/11/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 2/12/2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Career Services Workshop
Networking with Employers and Alumni Career Services Workshop
Networking with Employers and Alumni
Tue 2/12/2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

Prepare for the Networking Breakfast by learning how to market yourself to potential employers and build meaningful relationships with alumni. Topics include conversation starters, developing a one-minute commercial, and how to follow up. RSVP on Pitt Bridges.


A521 Public Health
Wed 2/13/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Computing and Information Science Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Computing and Information Science
Wed 2/13/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union

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


William Pitt Union
Wed 2/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Victoria Gould IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Victoria Gould
Wed 2/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 2/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Simulation Shows Hospitals that Cooperate on Infection Control... IDM MPH Journal Club
Article - Simulation Shows Hospitals that Cooperate on Infection Control...
Wed 2/13/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Cheyenne Annarumo & Rachel Jaffe
Lee, B.Y., Bartsch, S.M., Wong, K.F., et al.  Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better results than hospitals acting alone.  Health Affairs  31:2295-2303, 2012.
Reviewers:  Grace Checo & Katherine Lyden


A719 Public Health
Thu 2/14/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Role of NS1 antibodies in the pathogenesis of acute secondary dengue infection EOH Journal Club
Role of NS1 antibodies in the pathogenesis of acute secondary dengue infection
Thu 2/14/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Meghan Matlack

Paper: Role of NS1 antibodies in the pathogenesis of acute secondary dengue infection

Authors:  Deshni Jayathilaka, Laksiri Gomes, Chandima Jeewandara, Geethal.S.Bandara Jayarathna, et. Al

Abstract:
The role of NS1-specific antibodies in the pathogenesis of dengue virus infection is poorly understood. Here we investigate the immunoglobulin responses of patients with dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) to NS1. Antibody responses to recombinant-NS1 are assessed in serum samples throughout illness of patients with acute secondary DENV1 and DENV2 infection by ELISA. NS1 antibody titres are significantly higher in patients with DHF compared to those with DF for both serotypes, during the critical phase of illness. Furthermore, during both acute secondary DENV1 and DENV2 infection, the antibody repertoire of DF and DHF patients is directed towards distinct regions of the NS1 protein. In addition, healthy individuals, with past non-severe dengue infection have a similar antibody repertoire as those with mild acute infection (DF). Therefore, antibodies that target specific NS1 epitopes could predict disease severity and be of potential benefit in aiding vaccine and treatment design.


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 2/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: What More Can ... ?" - Daniel J. Gottlieb, MD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
"Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: What More Can ... ?" - Daniel J. Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Thu 2/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Daniel J. Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Depts. of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: What More Can Observational Studies Tell Us?


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 2/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar
Thu 2/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Thu 2/14/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Susmita Datta, University of Florida Biostatistics Seminar Series
Susmita Datta, University of Florida
Thu 2/14/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/15/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 2/15/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


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

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 2/15/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Liberal Arts, Sciences, & Business Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair - Liberal Arts, Sciences, & Business
Fri 2/15/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union

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


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

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


O'Hara Student Center
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 2/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/15/2019 1:50PM - 1:55PM
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Fri 2/15/2019 1:50PM - 1:55PM


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


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


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


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

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

Location: David Lawrence Hall, Room 211


David Lawrence Hall
Mon 2/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Alex Sundermann, MPH, CIC IDM Seminar Series
Alex Sundermann, MPH, CIC
Mon 2/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Tue 2/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - TBD HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - TBD
Tue 2/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Coleman Drake, PhD

Topic: TBD


A622 Public Health
Wed 2/20/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Deadline
Wed 2/20/2019


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


Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Alyssa Jespersen IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Alyssa Jespersen
Wed 2/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


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

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


A719 Public Health
Wed 2/20/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 2/20/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 2/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model EOH Journal Club
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model
Thu 2/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Emma Yi Lu

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

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Panel: Measuring Cognition/Dementia

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


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

The ASA Student Chapter of Pittsburgh is hosting a career panel. The goal is to have people with a wide variety of backgrounds answer questions about their experiences in their career path. Participants TBD.


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Human Genetics Lecture
Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality, and the Social Life of DNA - Alondra Nelson, Columbia Human Genetics Lecture
Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality, and the Social Life of DNA - Alondra Nelson, Columbia
Thu 2/21/2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

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

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

 


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


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


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

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


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Fri 2/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 2/22/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 2/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
University of Pittsburgh Event
Honors Convocation University of Pittsburgh Event
Honors Convocation
Fri 2/22/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Carnegie Music Hall

The University will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during the 42nd annual Honors Convocation. Many Pitt Public Health students and faculty will be honored and the school community is invited to attend to help celebrate their achievements.

 


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

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


William Pitt Union
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Mon 2/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

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


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

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 2/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: .... HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: ....
Tue 2/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker:  Julia Driessen, PhD

Topic:  “Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: applying Economic Theory to Improve How we Pay for Care”

 


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

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


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

Topic: TBD
Speaker: Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


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


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

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


A719 Public Health
Thu 2/28/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship Application Deadline
Thu 2/28/2019


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


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

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


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

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


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 3/1/2019 7:55AM - 11:55PM
Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deadline for applications Pitt Public Health Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Edge 2019 - Deadline for applications
Fri 3/1/2019 7:55AM - 11:55PM


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

Priority deadline for applications

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


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


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


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 3/1/2019 12:00PM - 12:00PM
School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Fall (2201) 2019 School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Fall (2201) 2019
Fri 3/1/2019 12:00PM - 12:00PM


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


Fri 3/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Fri 3/1/2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


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


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

Mon 3/4/2019 to Thu 3/7/2019
HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/4/2019 to Thu 3/7/2019


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

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


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


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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


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

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 3/5/2019 6:30AM - 8:00PM
HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE
Tue 3/5/2019 6:30AM - 8:00PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

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


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

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


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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


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

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


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Gwenddolen Kettenburg IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Gwenddolen Kettenburg
Wed 3/6/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


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

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


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

Presenter: Heng Bai

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

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

Abstract:

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


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

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


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

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

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 3/8/2019 to Sun 3/10/2019
Center for Global Health Conference
2019 CUGH Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health Center for Global Health Conference
2019 CUGH Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health
Fri 3/8/2019 to Sun 3/10/2019


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


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


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

Notifications begin of acceptances.

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


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


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


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Sun 3/10/2019 to Sun 3/17/2019
Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Recess for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Recess for Students
Sun 3/10/2019 to Sun 3/17/2019


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

Wed 3/13/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Wed 3/13/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
A521 Public Health

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


A521 Public Health
Wed 3/13/2019 3:00PM to Wed 3/20/2019 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 3/13/2019 3:00PM to Wed 3/20/2019 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 3/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar Pitt Public Health Webinar/Online Event
CPH Overview and New Content Webinar
Thu 3/14/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Mon 3/18/2019
Career Services Application Deadline
Phipps' Science Communication Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Phipps' Science Communication Fellowship Application Deadline
Mon 3/18/2019


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

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


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


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

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 3/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Professional Development Event
Making Your Digital Course Materials Accessible & Inclusive (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Making Your Digital Course Materials Accessible & Inclusive (UCTL)
Tue 3/19/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Wed 3/20/2019 to Fri 3/22/2019
Community Conference
2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting Community Conference
2019 ASPPH Annual Meeting
Wed 3/20/2019 to Fri 3/22/2019


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



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


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


Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Zachary Koenig IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Zachary Koenig
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


2121C Public Health
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 3/20/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Laura Dytrt & Nefertiti Wade
Reviewers:  Sarah Sullivan & Andrew Whaley


A719 Public Health
Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club
Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment... EOH Journal Club
Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment...
Thu 3/21/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Pattra Chun-On

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

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

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


4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room
Thu 3/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Microbiome" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Panel: "Microbiome"
Thu 3/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panel: Microbiome

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


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Fri 3/22/2019
April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) April Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
Fri 3/22/2019


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


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


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

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


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

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 3/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tue 3/26/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

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

Topic:  “Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: applying Economic Theory to Improve How we Pay for Care”


A622 Public Health
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement
Wed 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

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


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


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

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


A719 Public Health
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Career Services Workshop
Salary Negotiation Career Services Workshop
Salary Negotiation
Thu 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


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

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


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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Fri 3/29/2019 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Info Session
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Info Session
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/29/2019 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health

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

Pitt Public Health
Fri 3/29/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 3/29/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


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


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

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


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


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


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Mon 4/1/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Journal Club
Mon 4/1/2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM
A521 Public Health

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


A521 Public Health
Wed 4/3/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Wed 4/3/2019
Location TBD


Location TBD
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Katrina Stephenson IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Katrina Stephenson
Wed 4/3/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2121C Public Health


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

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


A719 Public Health
Wed 4/3/2019 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Professional Development Event
Not Speaking the Same Language?: 4 Steps to Engaging Your International Students Professional Development Event
Not Speaking the Same Language?: 4 Steps to Engaging Your International Students
Wed 4/3/2019 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Thu 4/4/2019 to Fri 4/5/2019
April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Thu 4/4/2019 to Fri 4/5/2019


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


Thu 4/4/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Thu 4/4/2019
Location TBD


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

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


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 4/4/2019 12:00PM - 12:00PM
School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Summer (2197) 2019 School Governance Deadline
EPCC Submission Deadline for Summer (2197) 2019
Thu 4/4/2019 12:00PM - 12:00PM


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


Thu 4/4/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Thu 4/4/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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

Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Thu 4/4/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 4/4/2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/5/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Fri 4/5/2019
Location TBD


Location TBD
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Center for Health Equity Focused Writing
Fri 4/5/2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Fri 4/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
Grand Rounds CC Li Lecture Human Genetics Seminar Series
CC Li Lecture
Fri 4/5/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

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


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


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

Student evaluations of teaching, administered in most Pitt schools through the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET), can be effective sources for improved teaching. The question is how best to use them.

Location: David Lawrence Hall, Room 211


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

 

Speaker: Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate

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


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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


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

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


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


2121C Public Health
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation
Wed 4/10/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A719 Public Health

Authors:  Sarah Sullivan & Andrew Whaley
Reviewers:  Monica Nelson & Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie


A719 Public Health
Wed 4/10/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Professional Development Event
Teaching a 6-Week Course (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching a 6-Week Course (UCTL)
Wed 4/10/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


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

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


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Fri 4/12/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 4/12/2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


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

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


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


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


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


Mon 4/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Seminar Series
TBA IDM Seminar Series
TBA
Mon 4/15/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


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

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


A521 Public Health
Tue 4/16/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Awards & Presentations Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Awards & Presentations
Tue 4/16/2019
Location TBD


Location TBD
Wed 4/17/2019
April Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments April Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Wed 4/17/2019


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


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


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

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


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


2121C Public Health
Wed 4/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 4/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 4/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium
Thu 4/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Memorial Symposium

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


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


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

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 4/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD Human Genetics Seminar Series
TBD
Fri 4/19/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Sat 4/20/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay)
Sat 4/20/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


A638 Public Health
Thu 4/25/2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM
University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement (Graduate) University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement (Graduate)
Thu 4/25/2019 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Petersen Events Center

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


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


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

Graduating students are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award.  Awardees will be notified by the school.  Reception in the Commons area following the program.  More details to follow.


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Sun 4/28/2019 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation
Sun 4/28/2019 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Carnegie Music Hall

Honoring Your Academic Achievements

Pitt Public Health's 69th Convocation honors graduates from the 2018-19 academic year. 

Graduates from June, August, December 2018 and April 2019 are invited to participate in the ceremonies. Students who will graduate in June or August of 2019 also may take part in the ceremony, provided that the student's advisor requests permission in writing from Mary Derkach and confirms that the student will graduate in June or August. No tickets are necessary and there is no limit on the number of guests that a student can invite. 


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

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


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

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

1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Fri 5/10/2019
Pitt Public Health Event
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Fri 5/10/2019
University Club

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


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

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Mon 5/20/2019 to Thu 5/23/2019
Community Conference
Prevention 2019, American College of Preventive Medicine Community Conference
Prevention 2019, American College of Preventive Medicine
Mon 5/20/2019 to Thu 5/23/2019
Pittsburgh, PA

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


Pittsburgh, PA
Thu 5/30/2019
April Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available April Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Thu 5/30/2019


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


University Closed

Wed 7/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 7/17/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019
Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO
Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019


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

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