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Faculty Retreat & Faculty Meeting

Each fall Pitt Public Health holds an annual faculty retreat, generally on the second Monday of October.

2018 Faculty Retreat

Cathy Haggerty, Faculty Senate Executive Council president-elect, and Martha Ann Terry, 2017-18 FSEC president, invite all Pitt Public Health faculty to the annual Graduate School of Public Health Faculty Retreat on Monday, October 15 in the University Club, Ballroom B.


Registration and Breakfast


  • Welcome and General Updates, Don Burke, Dean
  • LifeXTM, Stephan Dietrich, CEO and founder of LifeXTM
  • Mentoring Program Update, Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
  • Diversity Supplement Update, Noble Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity & Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean
  • Community Engagement Center, Lora Ann Bray, Manager of Community Partnerships, Education and Training


Pitt Public Health Standing Committee Reports

  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC): “Passing of the Brick” President Transition, Martha Ann Terry (Past President), Catherine Haggerty (President)
  • Faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (FAPTC), Aaron Barchowsky, Chair
    View FAPTC report (PDF)
  • Education Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC), Patricia Documet, Chair
    View EPCC report (PDF)
  • Planning and Budget Policies Committee (PBPC), Tony Fabio, Chair
    View PBPC report (PDF)
  • Faculty Diversity Committee (FDC), Tina Batra Hershey, Co-Chair
    View FDC report (PDF)




Session 1: Funding: “Advancing Implementation Science: an NIH Perspective” (Webinar)
David Chambers, ,Deputy Director for Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI

View webcast video


Session 2: Diversity and Inclusion 
Charline Rowland, Ed.D., Diversity Program Coordinator 
Tahirah Walker, M.S., Teaching Consultant 
University Center for Teaching and Learning

Download Posters:
I Belong Here (PDF); Know the Terms (PDF); Stereotypes One Story (PDF); Teaching Tolerance One World Summer (PDF)
Sense of Belonging Scale (PDF): Scenarios (Word)

11:45 – 12:30

Session 3: Innovative Teaching 
Joe Horne, Director, Teaching Commons 
Lindsay Onufer, Teaching and Learning Consultant
University Center for Teaching and Learning

Download Slides:  Teaching Creatively
Download handout:  SCAMPER


Closing Remarks, Evaluation, Group Photo and Lunch

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For questions, contact a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

Annual Spring Faculty Meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor

Each spring, Pitt Public Health holds an annual faculty meeting with the senior vice chancellor for the health sciences, generally in May. The dean provides an update on the state of the school and the chancellor answers pre-submitted questions from the faculty.

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