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Food For Thought
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! 


Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3

Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel, picks up the story at a moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. Read more...

Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Greg Yothers - Director, NRG Oncology SDMC, Division of Biostatistics and Science
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Yothers is a research associate professor of biostatistics and the director of the NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center with a primary research interest in the design, implementation, and analysis of phase II and III clinical trials for cancer research. 


Pitt Public Health Food for Thought

From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.

Monday 4/3 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 

Presented by Julie Donohue, PhD, associate professor and vice chair for research, and Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

Last Updated On Friday, March 10, 2017 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Friday, March 10, 2017


Contact Caitlin McCullough in the Office of Student Affairs

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