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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017


6 days of $6 lunches at various Oakland locations, such as Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, Peter's Pub, Top Shabu-Shabu, and many more. Sponsored by Only in Oakland.

Community
Event
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Students value the timely feedback on performance they receive through the Grade Center. Blackboard can help you record and track your students’ grades more efficiently and can automatically grade certain kinds of student work. 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. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

-Locate the Grade Center, create columns, enter grades, export grades, and upload grades from outside Blackboard;
-Create a new rubric – or reference an existing one – to clarify learning objectives and grade assignments;
-Create calculated columns that are customized to meet your learning objectives;
-Use Smart Views, grade history and statistics to get a deeper picture of student progress and assessment quality.
By the end of this course, you will be able toBy the end of this course, you will be able to

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

There are few things as painful as reading a poorly written student essay, and few things as rewarding as reading a well-crafted response to a writing assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and...
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139

Yi Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and Gene-based Markers, with an Application to a Genetic Study of AMD Progression"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017


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.

Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Human Library Launch Community Event
Human Library Launch
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM


The Human Library is an initiative for social change growing from the power of a person's story. Community members who have lived with and been affected by behavioral health will share their stories. Come listen and deepen your understanding of the breadth of mental and behavioral health. Engage in honest dialogue to move past silence and toward connection. 

Community
Event
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews. 

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Thu 8/3/2017
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC
Thu 8/3/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, new course proposals for Fall 2017 (2181) must be submitted by August 18. The summer EPCC schedule is TBD. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..."
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Maria Catrina D. Jaime will be defending her dissertation, "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender Attitudes related to Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Involved in the Juvenile Justice System."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments August Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Mon 8/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Mariah Cole - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Mariah Cole - MS Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Mariah's thesis, Pre- and Post Seroconversion Gut Microbiome Analysis in HIV-infected individuals, investigates the gut microbiome of 16 untreated HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) at time-points that are ~6 months pre-seroconversion and ~6 months post-seroconversion to assess bacterial changes that may make individuals more susceptible to the development of AIDS, using Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) fecal samples from 1984-1985.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

All Pitt faculty and staff have free unlimited access to Qualtrics, a tool for easily creating sophisticated, anonymous online surveys. These surveys can be used to collect information from your students, get anonymous feedback or evaluation, or for human subjects research.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

-Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item survey;
-Use and understand multiple item types;
-Use logic statements to deploy survey items;
-View and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 7139

Zhaowen Sun of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Best Practices in Online Teaching – Faculty who teach online or hybrid classes want to know how to design and teach courses that are pedagogically effective. This workshop will summarize and synthesize research about the most effective practices in teaching learner-centered courses and point to CourseWeb tools that can help you implement engaging teaching strategies. Topics covered will include strategies and tools for planning sequenced assignments and activities, managing the course, and evaluation. The workshop will be of interest to faculty who teach online or who are interested in incorporating online components into their traditional courses. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences to share.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Organize materials for your course in CourseWeb
• Use CourseWeb to communicate with your students
• Design collaborative learning activities by selecting tools such as Groups, Discussion Board, Wiki, Blog or Journal
• Provide feedback to students with tools such as the rubric or quizzes

Location: Alumni Hall, B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 8/9/2017 to Tue 8/15/2017
Electronic Surplus Pick-up Pitt Public Health Notice
Electronic Surplus Pick-up
Wed 8/9/2017 to Tue 8/15/2017
Pitt Public Health

Items can be placed in one of THREE PLACES:

*Near A724 Crabtree
*New A300 Crabtree &
*Near 4128 Parran

These areas will be clearly marked!!! Small electronic lab equipment can be placed for pick-up provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached.

Please have all items flush against the walls to allow for egress and bundle/box loose and small items.

Pitt Public Health
Notice
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due August Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Official Date for Award of Degree August Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Official date for award of degree for August 2017 graduation (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM
International Graduate Student Orientation University of Pittsburgh Event
International Graduate Student Orientation
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM


Orientation for new International Graduate students will take place on August 14th, starting at 9:30AM. In-person appointments will take place on August 15th and there will be a make-up orientation on August 16th (if applicable). OIS will send orientation details and information to international students in their Pre-Arrival Checklist. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Whether it’s scribbled on the back of a napkin or filed in a formal record of course instruction, planning ahead for a class session makes for a more effective class. A detailed description of instructional activities for each class provides a roadmap for the instructor and structure for the students. It can also help you determine how well class goals have been met. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the major components of a lesson plan
• Develop a lesson plan based on their own course’s learning objectivesLocation: Alumni Hall, Room 815

Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Meeting
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright Workshop with University Library System August Graduation Workshop
Copyright Workshop with University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship.

August Graduation
Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

A well written, clear, and concise syllabus is one of your best tools for ensuring your course gets off to a good start. It sets the tone for your course, and gives students clear expectations on assignments, behavior, and grading. This workshop can help you focus on the details that every syllabus should have. You can also continue working on the syllabus with an Instructional Designer after the workshop. Put your best foot forward with your best syllabus!This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only.Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

The first day of class sets the tone for the whole semester. Your students will form their first impression of you, and it is your opportunity to establish the classroom environment that sustains the class for the term. In this workshop, we cover strategies for making good use of this time, including establishing the relevance of the course, articulating student and instructor expectations, introducing course materials, and designing “icebreaker” activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan for their first day of class.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the common mistakes of first-time instructors
• Set goals and determine a plan of action for the first day of class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop Career Services Event
Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Have you struggled with articulating your vision and creating momentum as a leader? Attend this workshop led consultant Diana Petrovich. 

Career Services
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM
AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County Community Event
AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County
Mon 8/21/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Join PA State President Joanne Grossi and a panel of local experts for a community conversation on the future of health care in Allegheny County. Including Noble A-W Maseru, director of Pitt Public Health's Center for Health Equity. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. 

Community
Event
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

The vast majority of faculty at Pitt use Blackboard. Students appreciate having a single place to go for course content; however, Blackboard is so feature rich, with so many places to post items, it can be confusing to know where certain course materials should be placed. When items are placed in the wrong (or hidden and rarely used spaces), students get frustrated. This short workshop will help you get things in the right place—whether you are creating a new course from scratch or are using an inherited or cloned course--in a way that supports best practices in student learning through Blackboard.It will also help you organize your class materials – and who doesn’t need a little extra organizational help at the beginning of the semester? Additional help is available after the workshop in the Educational Technology Center (basement of Alumni Hall). This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration Career Services Lecture
CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Graduate students and postdocs, are you interested in pursuing a career in academia, enhancing your teaching skills, or obtaining certification in STEM teaching?

Join CIRTL to discover how they can enrich your professional development in preparation for a faculty career!

Career Services
Lecture
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Do you sometimes get stumped in the classroom? Do you feel like you aren’t reaching your students, even though you are giving it your best shot? This quick workshop will focus on some of the most effective teaching strategies you can use – all based on research, and all practiced by our teaching consultants. After the workshop, you can get additional help with your specific course(s) with a Teaching Consultant. This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided. 

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Orientation Sneak Peek Pitt Public Health Event
Orientation Sneak Peek
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Fifth Avenue Lobby (Ground Floor)

Join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek. Meet your future school, colleagues, and friends, tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges, knock out your first semester to-do list. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
New Student Orientation Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
University Club

Two days of new student orientation and Plunge activities begin at the University Club and continue at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Event
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL)
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Location TBD

New Faculty Orientation takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Registration for the event is now open. We look forward to seeing you there.

You may contact Laura McCarthy-Blatt via email or (412) 383-9729, if you have specific requests or have questions about the event.


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mikhail Shchepinov - Stop lipid peroxidation without antioxidants: heavy handling of Neuro diseases EOH Seminar Series
Mikhail Shchepinov - Stop lipid peroxidation without antioxidants: heavy handling of Neuro diseases
Thu 8/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A)
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017
Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Career Services Application Deadline
Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
Fri 8/25/2017


A postdoctoral research and leadership training program open to researchers, scientists, and clinicians with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B)
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Event
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL)
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
University of Pittsburgh

At the start of the fall and spring terms, the University Center for Teaching and Learning holds an orientation for new Teaching Assistants from across campus.

The orientation consists of workshops led by experienced teaching assistants and is designed to prepare graduate student teachers for their new roles at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshops are designed to provide new TAs with the practical skills they will need and to familiarize them with University policies and resources. All new teaching assistants are required to take part in the orientation unless their department has received an exemption from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

If you do not yet know your University of Pittsburgh Computing Account Username, please contact Computing Services and Systems Development at 412-624-HELP [4357].

Location: David Lawrence Hall Lobby


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop Community Event
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Broaden Your Impact: Bring Science to the Public at Phipps! Attend the Science Communication Workshop on Sat., Aug. 26! 

As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering a science communication workshop to graduate students and other professionals in STEM. The program includes the opportunity to return to Phipps to share your work with our guests. 


Community
Event
Sun 8/27/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Health by ZIP Code: Where You Live Matters Community Event
Health by ZIP Code: Where You Live Matters
Sun 8/27/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

A person’s ZIP code can be a predictor of overall health in addition to other factors, including race and genetics. And it’s not just life expectancy—access to quality care, healthy behaviors, safety and quality of life are all affected by where one lives. Hear from the leading experts on health issues that impact the African-American community and how we can become healthier no matter where we live. 

This community reception and health forum is presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Highmark Foundation at the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Click to pre-register or call 412-263-3850.


Community
Event
Mon 8/28/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Welcome Back 2017 Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back 2017
Mon 8/28/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, August 28 and 29. (And at Bridgeside on September 5!)  

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 8/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NO CLASS IDM Seminar Series
NO CLASS
Mon 8/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 8/29/2017
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Tue 8/29/2017


This is the final registration date for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between July 12 and August 29. Add or drop classes until September 8.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Tue 8/29/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Welcome Back 2017 Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back 2017
Tue 8/29/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, August 28 and 29. (And at Bridgeside on September 5!)  

Get a free head shot during Tuesday's session between noon and 2 p.m.! Use on your LinkedIn profile and for other professional uses. Brought to you by Career Services! 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 8/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NO CLASS IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
NO CLASS
Wed 8/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 8/30/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Student Employment Fair 2017 Career Services Event
Student Employment Fair 2017
Wed 8/30/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
William Pitt Union

The Student Employment Fair is a great opportunity for Pitt departments and units, as well as companies located within the greater Pittsburgh area, to recruit Pitt students and alumni for Federal Work Study and part-time jobs, as well as internship opportunities.

Career Services
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 8/31/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Jane A Cauley, DrPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Jane A Cauley, DrPH
Thu 8/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Introduction to Career Services Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Career Services
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

For new and current students and inquiring minds. Overview of our services and an introduction to the new Pitt Bridges system. Food will be provided. Bring your laptop!

Career Services
Workshop
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Interdisciplinary Programs Welcoming Event Pitt Public Health Event
Interdisciplinary Programs Welcoming Event
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Graduate Program for Cultural Studies cordially invites graduate students and faculty to the Annual Welcoming Event it shares with Film Studies, GSWS, Jewish Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the fourth floor suite of the Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 4:00PM - 9:30PM
Prevention Point Pittsburgh presents "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs" Community Event
Prevention Point Pittsburgh presents "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs"
Thu 8/31/2017 4:00PM - 9:30PM


Join Prevention Point Pittsburgh at Row House Cinema for screenings of "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs" on International Overdose Awareness Day. First showing: 4:00 PM
 Second Showing: 7:00 PM
 Third Showing: 9:30 PM

 All showings will be FREE. 

 Please RSVP!

Community
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Back to School Social Student Organization Social
Back to School Social
Thu 8/31/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Join Pitt Public Health's Student Government Association, Global Health Student Association, Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort, and Epi Gives Back at Mario's Shadyside. Free for students, $5 for guests. Food and drinks provided. Bring a school supply donation to benefit the Pittsburgh Education Partnership. 

Student Organization
Social
Fri 9/1/2017
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal Community Deadline
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal
Fri 9/1/2017


Submit to Carnegie Mellon's student-run public policy journal, showcasing original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across disciplines. The Heinz Journal is dedicated to publishing relevant, high-quality research that offers insight into a current political issue and advances the policy debate. 

Community
Deadline
Fri 9/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN Seminar Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN Seminar
Fri 9/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Urban Youth Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Lead Poisoning Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Urban Youth Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Lead Poisoning
Fri 9/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) hosts a monthly Journal Club meeting to facilitate dialogue about health equity among faculty, students, staff, and community members.  We hope to spark an intellectually enriching discussion regarding ways to research a problem or intervene to contribute to the solution.

Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Mon 9/4/2017
Labor Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Labor Day Holiday
Mon 9/4/2017


The University is closed for Labor Day. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 9/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
LABOR DAY (NO CLASS) IDM Seminar Series
LABOR DAY (NO CLASS)
Mon 9/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 9/5/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Welcome Back at Bridgeside Point Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back at Bridgeside Point
Tue 9/5/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff working at studying at Bridgeside for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello!  


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 9/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Barbara Hopkins - "A PRDX1-FOXO3 Signaling Pathway Acts as a Redox Sensor Controlling FOXO3...." Human Genetics Essay/Thesis/Dissertation Deadline
Barbara Hopkins - "A PRDX1-FOXO3 Signaling Pathway Acts as a Redox Sensor Controlling FOXO3...."
Tue 9/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 3140

PhD candidate, Barbara Hopkins  of the Department of Human Genetics


Human Genetics
Essay/Thesis/Dissertation Deadline
Wed 9/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Martinson) IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Martinson)
Wed 9/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Wed 9/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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

Student Organization
Event
Wed 9/6/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application Professional Development Event
Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application
Wed 9/6/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Presented by Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, and director, Public Health Dynamics Lab, Pitt Public Health. Part of the Office of Academic Career Development's Research Series for early or mid-career and senior investigators. 

Mentored Career Development Awards (aka K Awards) are the National Institute of Health's primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applications must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents. 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017
Urban Health Symposium Career Services Event
Urban Health Symposium
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017


The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.

Career Services
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL Professional Development Event
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This highly interactive workshop builds practical skills that faculty can implement in their teaching. It can be particularly helpful in preparing for and addressing difficult situations that may arise related to today’s social and political climate.  From tweaking your syllabus to rewording your assignments, the workshop focuses heavily on the use of language, wording, and tone in the learning environment. Faculty will leave with new techniques they can implement right away or over time to improve classroom civility, to promote honest conversations, and to highlight common ground on sensitive topics. This workshop applies various conflict mediation techniques to face-to-face and hybrid learning environments.

At the conclusion of this workshop, faculty will be able to:
  • Negotiate rules of engagement in the classroom with their students
  • Build trust with their students
  • Make smart word choices in a syllabus, learning activity, or facilitated dialogue
  • Implement mediation techniques in their teaching style
  • Bring more peace into their classroom

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/7/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Cody Wolfe EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Cody Wolfe
Thu 9/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday September 7, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Cody Wolfe
Paper: A Unique Microglia Type Associated with Restricting Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Abstract: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a detrimental neurodegenerative disease with no effective treatments. Due to cellular heterogeneity, defining the roles of immune cell subsets in AD onset and progression has been challenging. Using transcriptional single-cell sorting, we comprehensively map all immune populations in wild-type and AD-transgenic (Tg-AD) mouse brains. We describe a novel microglia type associated with neurodegenerative diseases (DAM) and identify markers, spatial localization, and pathways associated with these cells. Immunohistochemical staining of mice and human brain slices shows DAM with intracellular/phagocytic Aβ particles. Single-cell analysis of DAM in Tg-AD and triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (Trem2)-/- Tg-AD reveals that the DAM program is activated in a two-step process. Activation is initiated in a Trem2-independent manner that involves downregulation of microglia checkpoints, followed by activation of a Trem2-dependent program. This unique microglia-type has the potential to restrict neurodegeneration, which may have important implications for future treatment of AD and other neurodegenerative diseases

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Introduction to Career Services (repeat session) Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Career Services (repeat session)
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

For new and current students and inquiring minds. Overview of our services and an introduction to the new Pitt Bridges system. Food will be provided. Bring your laptop!

Career Services
Workshop
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - John M. Jakicic, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - John M. Jakicic, PhD
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health 4128

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

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 9/8/2017
Transcripts Available August Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 9/8/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Fri 9/8/2017
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 9/8/2017


Add or drop classes for Fall 2017 (term 2181) term, first session, or second session between August 28 and September 8, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are October 27 (term), September 29 (first session), and November 27 (second session).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 9/8/2017
Call for Submissions - Healthy U Fair University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Submissions - Healthy U Fair
Fri 9/8/2017


New this year at the annual Healthy U Fair, display your contributions to the health and wellness field with a demonstration, video, hands-on exhibit, etc. Space is limited, so selected students will be notified by September 13. 

The September 25 fair focuses on the nine dimensions of wellness to help Pitt students become happier and healthier, sponsored by Pitt's Healthy U division of Student Affairs. 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 9/8/2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Free Coffee in the Commons Cafe Pitt Public Health Reception
Free Coffee in the Commons Cafe
Fri 9/8/2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

To celebrate the opening of the coffee bar and cafe on the first floor of Parran Hall, free coffee with be available in the public health commons this Friday morning from 8-10 a.m.

Pitt Public Health
Reception
Fri 9/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Med Ed Day Career Services Meeting
Med Ed Day
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM


Poster sessions, Med talks, networking reception and resource fair in addition to a keynote by Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI, associate dean of admissions, The Ohio State University SOM. Register today! 

Career Services
Meeting
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar, HUGEN Retreat at Pymatuning Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar, HUGEN Retreat at Pymatuning
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/8/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Meet and Greet with Global Health Student Association Student Organization Social
Meet and Greet with Global Health Student Association
Fri 9/8/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM


GHSA welcomes you with free food and great company at Schenley Park (across from Phipps). Games appreciated!


Student Organization
Social
Fri 9/8/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Department of Epidemiology-New Student Fundamentals Workshop Epidemiology Workshop
Department of Epidemiology-New Student Fundamentals Workshop
Fri 9/8/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Workshop
Sun 9/10/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Sewing Party to Help Girls Thrive in Zimbabwe Through Girl Empowerment Pad Program Community Event
Sewing Party to Help Girls Thrive in Zimbabwe Through Girl Empowerment Pad Program
Sun 9/10/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM



Community
Event
Mon 9/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 9/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health A521

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

School Governance
Meeting
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

This talk will discuss a framework that combines clinical surveillance data with social Internet data and mathematical models to provide probabilistic forecasts of disease incidence and will demonstrate the value of Internet data and the real-time utility of epidemiological modeling approaches.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Hartman) IDM Seminar Series
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Hartman)
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4140

All are welcome to join AWPH at their first meeting! Your input is highly valued, as it will help set the tone for what AWPH aims to achieve this year.  For more information contact Noreen Chatta.

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4128

Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills? Join PITT PUBLIC HEALTH TOASTMASTER to build your leadership and public speaking capabilities. Meetings are open to the public. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Wisconsin Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Wisconsin
Tue 9/12/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


University of Wisconsin 

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at

publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 9/13/2017 to Sat 9/16/2017
NSGC 36th Annual Conference (Columbus, OH) Human Genetics Conference
NSGC 36th Annual Conference (Columbus, OH)
Wed 9/13/2017 to Sat 9/16/2017


 Organized by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the 36th NSGC Annual Conference showcases advancements across the breadth of the genetic counseling profession to provide education and build community. Attendees in Columbus will gain knowledge of clinical and scientific best practices and insights into emerging research. The conference provides a unique opportunity to engage and network with colleagues and pursue professional development.

Human Genetics
Conference
Wed 9/13/2017
Graduation Application Due (no fee) December Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Wed 9/13/2017


Submit your graduation application and prior degree form by September 13 to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Volunteer Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Volunteer Fair
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union

Connecting Pitt student volunteers with community agencies offering volunteer opportunities. Sponsored by Pitt Serves. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Introduction & Discussion (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Introduction & Discussion (Group 1)
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Introduction & Discussion (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Introduction & Discussion (Group 2)
Wed 9/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 5:30PM - 5:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Ohio Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Ohio
Wed 9/13/2017 5:30PM - 5:30PM
Pitt Public Health

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/14/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/14/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Heng Bai EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Heng Bai
Thu 9/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 14, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Heng Bai
Paper: Role of subcellular calcium redistribution in regulating apoptosis and autophagy in cadmium-exposed primary rat proximal tubular cells
Authors: Fei Liu, Zi-Fa Li, Zhen-Yong Wang, Lin Wang
Abstract: Ca2+ signaling plays a vital role in regulating apoptosis and autophagy.We previously proved that cytosolic Ca2+ overload is involved in cadmium(Cd)-induced apoptosis in rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the source of elevated cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]c) and the effect of potential subcellular Ca2+ redistribution on apoptosis and autophagy remain to be elucidated. Firstly, data showed that Cd-induced elevation of [Ca2+]c was primarily generated intracellularly. Moreover, elevations of [Ca2+]c and mitochondrial Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]mit) with depletion of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2+ levels ([Ca2+]ER) were revealed in Cd-treated rPT cells, but this subcellular Ca2+ redistributionwas significantly suppressed by 2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB). Elevated inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) levels with up-regulated IP3 receptor (IP3R) protein levels were shown in Cd-exposed cells, confirming that IP3R-mediated ER Ca2+ release results in the elevation of [Ca2+]c. Up-regulated sequestosome 1 (p62) protein levels and autophagic flux assay demonstrated that Cd impaired autophagic degradation, while N-acetylcysteine (NAC) markedly attenuated Cd-induced p62 and microtubule- associated protein 1 light chain 3-II (LC3-II) accumulation, implying that the inhibition of autophagic flux was due to oxidative stress. Furthermore, pharmacological modulation of [Ca2+]c with 1,2-Bis (2- aminophenoxy) ethane-N,N,N′,N′-tetraacetic acid acetoxymethyl ester (BAPTA-AM) and 2-APB alleviated Cdmediated apoptosis, inhibition of autophagic degradation and subsequent cytotoxicity, while thapsigargin (TG) had the opposite regulatory effect on them. In summary, cytosolic calcium overload originated from IP3R-mediated ER Ca2+ release has a negative impact on Cd nephrotoxicity through its promotion of apoptosis and inhibition of autophagic flux.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
IDM Research Day IDM Event
IDM Research Day
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Students from the Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology will present their research project at IDM's ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the open reception portion taking place from 12-3 p.m. at the O’Hara Student Center Dining Room & Ballroom. Alumni planning to attend are asked to RSVP online.

IDM
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean Donald Burke Schoolwide Address: Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dean Donald Burke Schoolwide Address: Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Donald S Burke, MD
Dean, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health, Health Sciences
Jonas Salk Professor of Global Health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
** School-Wide Lecture – All Faculty, Students and Staff Invited **

Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve 

(An update on research activities at Pitt Public Health)

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The role of micro-and macro-environmental factors on muscle stem cell function EOH Seminar Series
The role of micro-and macro-environmental factors on muscle stem cell function
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Looking for a way to move beyond traditional slides or add new life to old presentations? Prezi is an easy-to-use presentation tool (as easy to use as PowerPoint) that provides a fresh, new, interactive way to present information to your students. Driven by Flash animation, Prezi allows you to organize course content in logical ways, while at the same time establishing multiple 
connections between multiple fields of knowledge. You can use Prezi to give a presentation in a predetermined “Path,” or explore instead, in response to student interactions. You can even have your students navigate, contribute to, or create a Prezi on their own. Prezi also easily integrates media. (To see sample Prezis, see: http://prezi.com/explore/.) This interactive workshop will familiarize you with the pedagogical and technical aspects of working with Prezi.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint.
• Use best practices in teaching with Prezi.
• Create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi.
• Avoid common pitfalls in the creation of PrezisThis workshop may be counted toward the Educational Technology concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Meet in Alumni B23
Meet in Alumni B23


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health, will present, "Integrating multidimensional omics data for cancer prognosis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Pittsburgh Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Pittsburgh
Thu 9/14/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/14/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Genetic Counseling Program Reunion at the NSGC Annual Conference in Columbus Human Genetics Reception
Genetic Counseling Program Reunion at the NSGC Annual Conference in Columbus
Thu 9/14/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Join genetic counseling program alumni, faculty staff, and guests for a special reception in conjunction with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Conference. You are invited to enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant located at 401 N. Front Street in Columbus, OH.

Human Genetics
Reception
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease" University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease"
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

The 2017 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Quasar Saleem Padiath, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, on “Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease.”

Friday, September 15, 12-1 PM
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

(50-minute presentation followed by a short question-and-answer session)



University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Navigating a Career Fair Career Services Workshop
Navigating a Career Fair
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Vital tips and advice on networking at the fall Career Fair and beyond, including how to do employer research, prepare an elevator speech, follow up with employers, and more.


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Quasar Padiath, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Quasar Padiath, PhD
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Meeting
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh
Fri 9/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 9/15/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Department of Epidemiology Fall Reception Epidemiology Reception
Department of Epidemiology Fall Reception
Fri 9/15/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)


Epidemiology
Reception
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017
Postdoc Appreciation Week Career Services Event
Postdoc Appreciation Week
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017


The NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world, including Pitt, participate by holding special events.


Career Services
Event
Mon 9/18/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/18/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

A teaching philosophy statement is a concise, compelling illustration of you as an instructor, a useful exercise in reflexive examination of your teaching, and a necessary component of many academic job applications. This workshop will give those just beginning to write a teaching philosophy statement a place to start and tools with which to move forward. Students who have developed teaching philosophy statements in the past will take a fresh look at those and implement effective revisions. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
• Articulate teaching objectives
• Describe personal teaching methods 
• Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness 
• Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impactThis workshop may be counted toward the Professional Development concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Meet at Alumni room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Research Day Winner Presentations IDM Seminar Series
Research Day Winner Presentations
Mon 9/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/18/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Health Reform Speakers Series with Michael Millenson Community Lecture
Health Reform Speakers Series with Michael Millenson
Mon 9/18/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Health Activist Network invites you to their September Speakers Series Event featuring Michael Millenson. The event will be an engaging and candid conversation with a leading health expert and activist, AND will be an opportunity to meet and network with fellow local health activists! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. 

Community
Lecture
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
William Pitt Union

Students, meet prospective employers at this annual, University-wide career fair. Useful for students at every level - whether you are job hunting or not! September 19 and 20 focus on STEM-related employers. Hosted by the Pitt Office for Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA). Student registration information available in the fall. Check Pitt Bridges for updates. 


Career Services
Event
Tue 9/19/2017
SOPHAS Virtual Fair Community Recruitment Event
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Tue 9/19/2017


Chat with Pitt Public Health during SOPHAS' next virtual fair. Ask your admissions questions and learn more about our programs. Visit careereco.com/events/sophas for more information. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 9/19/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 9/19/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

The University of Pittsburgh makes two methods of plagiarism detection available to Pitt faculty: Turnitin and SafeAssign. Both of these services are integrated with Blackboard, while Turnitin also offers a stand-alone web interface as well. This workshop will cover the pros and cons of both services, how to set up assignments so your students can submit their work, how to view the reporting on student work, and how to leave feedback and comments for students to view.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able toInterpret Turnitin’s and SafeAssign's originality reports;Use Turnitin and Blackboard to make written and verbal annotations to student work;Create and manage a Turnitin Direct Assignment in BlackboardCreate and manage a SafeAssign Assignment in BlackboardIf you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Meet at Educational Technology Center Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications Career Services Seminar Series
Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications
Tue 9/19/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The right journals can increase the dissemination and impact of your publications. In this interactive session, learn how to balance impact factors, publishing models, and other factors, and become familiar with free online tools to identify best-fit journals. Finally, defang predatory publishers and their journals by learning to recognize and avoid them!

Career Services
Seminar Series
Tue 9/19/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 9/19/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4128

Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Pitt Public Health Toastmaster meetings are open to the public.  Please join us to develop your leadership and public speaking skills. Join us! 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 7:00PM - 11:55PM
Graduate and Professional Student Government's Welcome Back Student Organization Social
Graduate and Professional Student Government's Welcome Back
Tue 9/19/2017 7:00PM - 11:55PM


Guten tag, Pitt Graduate and Professional Students!

One of the most anticipated events of the year is back! Meet your fellow graduate and professional students by joining GPSG at our Welcome Back Happy Hour… Bavarian-style! Come to Pittsburgh's beloved Hofbräuhaus Brewery for Bavarian food, German bier, wine, and an all-around great time! Tickets to the event cost $10 and include all you-can-eat Bavarian appetizers and two bier or wine tickets!


Student Organization
Social
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Microbiome Bootcamp University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Microbiome Bootcamp
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
University Club

Learn the A-B-Cs of Microbiome cutting edge research. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lyndsay Avery IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Lyndsay Avery
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM