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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017


Six days of $6 lunches at participating Oakland Restaurants. Plus raffles and the opportunity to win free lunches for a month. Check OnlyinOakland.org for details.

Community
Event
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Data Integration to Counter Epidemic Threats:  Computational Models of Vector-Borne Diseases"



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Student Government Association Food Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Food Drive
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

SGA will be collecting donations for The Greater Pittsburgh Community food Bank.  Come donate your cans or dry goods! Light snacks will be provided.

Student Organization
Event
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Public Health A215

Join us to discuss upcoming events. Food and refreshments will be served!  

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop Center for Global Health Workshop
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A215


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle Community Notice
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017


The National Board of Public Health Examiners will be offering the CPH Exam.  Pitt Public Health will pay for eligible students to sit for the exam and provide access to the CPH study guide. Rebates towards examination fees are also available for alumni who choose to become certified in public health. For details, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph

Community
Notice
Wed 2/1/2017
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Wed 2/1/2017


Compete in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Up to $100,000 in prizes! 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

B.A. Satterfield, R.W. Cross, K.A. Fenton, et al.  Nipah Virus C and W  Proteins Contribute to Respiratory Disease in Ferrets.  J. Virol.  90:6326, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore? University of Pittsburgh Seminar Series
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore?
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Dr. Paul Croll of Augustana College, an expert in the field of critical race and whiteness studies, and co-author of Race and Ethnicity: The Basics. 

University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Series
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell IDM MPH Journal Club
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

B. Pilmis, V. Thepot-Seegers, C. Angebault, et al.  Could we predict airborne Aspergillus contamination during construction work?   American Journal of Infection Control  45:39–41, 2017.

Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Rahel Birru

Paper:   Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency

Authors:
Richmond BW, Brucker RM, Han W, Du RH, Zhang Y, Cheng DS, Gleaves L,
Abdolrasulnia R, Polosukhina D, Clark PE, Bordenstein SR, Blackwell TS,
Polosukhin VV

Abstract: Mechanisms driving persistent airway
inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are
incompletely understood. As secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) deficiency
in small airways has been reported in COPD patients, we hypothesized
that immunobarrier dysfunction resulting from reduced SIgA contributes
to chronic airway inflammation and disease progression. Here we show
that polymeric immunoglobulin receptor-deficient (pIgR(-/-)) mice, which
lack SIgA, spontaneously develop COPD-like pathology as they age.
Progressive airway wall remodelling and emphysema in pIgR(-/-) mice are
associated with an altered lung microbiome, bacterial invasion of the
airway epithelium, NF-κB activation, leukocyte infiltration and
increased expression of matrix metalloproteinase-12 and neutrophil
elastase. Re-derivation of pIgR(-/-) mice in germ-free conditions or
treatment with the anti-inflammatory phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor
roflumilast prevents COPD-like lung inflammation and remodelling. These
findings show that pIgR/SIgA deficiency in the airways leads to
persistent activation of innate immune responses to resident lung
microbiota, driving progressive small airway remodelling and emphysema.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Detecting Plagiarism Professional Development Workshop
Detecting Plagiarism
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Turnitin’s OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark are available in CourseWeb, and are fully integrated the Blackboard learning management system. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of STAT MedEvac , University of Pittsburgh, PA
Prevention of Secondary Injury in Trauma

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 2/2/2017 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
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data...
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Amita Manatunga, Emory University, will present, “A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data in the Absence of a Gold Standard.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Self Branding with Social Media Career Services Event
Self Branding with Social Media
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Are you ready to incorporate social media into your job search? Then this masterclass is for you! During this session we will cover the essence of building brand credibility, online job search tactics and building virtual relationships! The tools we will cover include: Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and more! Additionally, the session will also highlight the advantage of having a personal website and online portfolio.

 

 


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/3/2017
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program Career Services Deadline
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program
Fri 2/3/2017


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories

Career Services
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM
Care Package Collection Center for Global Health Deadline
Care Package Collection
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM


Our PCMI students have enjoyed their care packages in the past, so please help us collect treats this year!

Favorite items include:

  • candy
  • magazines
  • lightweight books
  • small personal care items (lip balm, hair ties, etc.)

Center for Global Health
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Alumni Hall

A panel of students facilitated by Andrew Lotz of the Political Science Department. Part of the Year of Diversity programming. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Janette Lamb, PhD, presents “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Parent Mentors And Insuring Uninsured Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial BCHS Journal Club
Parent Mentors And Insuring Uninsured Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


BCHS
Journal Club
Mon 2/6/2017 to Fri 2/10/2017
Upcoming PhD Careers in Conservation Career Services Webinar
Upcoming PhD Careers in Conservation
Mon 2/6/2017 to Fri 2/10/2017


STEM PhDs can make a positive impact on the planet by working in Conservation- the protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources toward sustainable use for future generations. Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on PhD Careers in Conservation. All panelists are PhDs or ABD in STEM disciplines and currently working in conservation in a variety of settings. 

Career Services
Webinar
Mon 2/6/2017
APHA Abstract Submission Deadline Community Deadline
APHA Abstract Submission Deadline
Mon 2/6/2017


Abstract Submission Deadline!

This is your opportunity to share research or best practices on a grand stage, enhance your CV and expand your career. We welcome abstracts related to all areas of public health, including those that coincide with the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.”  Abstracts submissions are due by 11:59PM.


Community
Deadline
Mon 2/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
UPPDA's Postdoc to Postdoc Forum Career Services Seminar Series
UPPDA's Postdoc to Postdoc Forum
Mon 2/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

"Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair"
Presented by Julieta Martino, PhDPostdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance. Register here

Career Services
Seminar Series
Mon 2/6/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/6/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

“Space, Place and Location: Spatial Correlates of HIV Risk Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men”


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Updated: Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Updated: Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 2/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

Join the Minority Student Organization at our monthly member meetings. We discuss issues facing minorities of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, and religions. Students who identify as an underrepresented minority and allies are welcome!


Student Organization
Meeting
Mon 2/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 1 (Donohue, Mair, Buchanich) Pitt Public Health Lecture
Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 1 (Donohue, Mair, Buchanich)
Mon 2/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Professors Julie Donohue (HPM), Christina Mair (BCHS), and Jeanine Buchanich (BIOST) present their research results from the 2016 Opioid Pilot Grants Program.

Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 2/7/2017
"Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture" (National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit) Pitt Public Health Event
"Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture" (National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit)
Tue 2/7/2017
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

The Center for LGBT Health Research and the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) present the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture.  HSLS is hosting the exhibit from Jan 17- Feb 25 with a special display in the lobby of Parran Hall on Feb 7 in conjunction with an evening lecture by Dr. Derrick Matthews on current research developments in HIV prevention in the black MSM community.
For details see - www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/survivingandthriving/

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 2/7/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 2/7/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

Beth Shaaban, MPH, PhD student in Neuropidemiology will lead the discussion. Ted Huppert, PhD, PI of the NIRS Brain Imaging Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh will be present to help us understand the interplay of CBF, CBV, CBRO2, and CVR, implications on BOLD imaging methods, and consequences of aging and disease for these markers.

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 2/7/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 2/7/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Develop your PUBLIC SPEAKING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS! Join Us: our meetings are open!


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 2/7/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
"Surviving & Thriving" - Derrick Matthews on HIV prevention in the black MSM community BCHS Lecture
"Surviving & Thriving" - Derrick Matthews on HIV prevention in the black MSM community
Tue 2/7/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Pitt Public Health

In conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Dr. Derrick Matthews of BCHS will address current developments in the research on HIV prevention in the black MSM community.

Lecture sponsored by The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) and the  Center for LGBT Health Research  in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Jan 17- Feb 25 with a one-day appearance in the lobby of Parran Hall on Feb 7.


BCHS
Lecture
Wed 2/8/2017
Diploma Mailing Begins December Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 2/8/2017


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to December 2016 graduates (term 2171). 


December Graduation
Notice
Wed 2/8/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00 am in conference room 2700 at Magee-Womens Hospital. Details and the article for discussion will be sent to participants via the journal club mailing list the week prior to meeting.

Contact: Tamala Gondwe, Facilitator
Email: tamala.gondwe@pitt.edu


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Red Cross CPR and AED Certification Training Pitt Public Health Workshop
Red Cross CPR and AED Certification Training
Wed 2/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128

Would you know how to respond if someone's heart stops beating, or when they are not breathing normally?  Red Cross CPR and AED Certification training is available to PITT Public Health faculty, staff, & students. However, slots are limited, so register now! 

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Wed 2/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Burwinkel, MS Student / Reed Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Burwinkel, MS Student / Reed Lab
Wed 2/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Awasthi, S., Hook, L.M., Shaw, C.E., et al.  An HSV-2 Trivalent Vaccine is Immunogenic in Rhesus Macaques and Highly Efficacious in Guinea Pigs.  PLOS Pathogens  13(1): e1006141, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Abby Bartus & Stephanie Snodgras / Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary IDM MPH Journal Club
Abby Bartus & Stephanie Snodgras / Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary
Wed 2/8/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Cristina Cigana, Paola Melotti, Rossella Baldan, et al.  Genotypic and phenotypic relatedness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates among the major cystic fibrosis patient cohort in Italy.  BMC Microbiol.  16:142, 2016.

Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/9/2017
Support GHSA's Service Trip to Peru Student Organization Deadline
Support GHSA's Service Trip to Peru
Thu 2/9/2017


The Global Health Student Association promotes global health awareness, provides forums to discuss issues on global health, fosters partnerships with local and international organizations, and advocates for students to engage in global health work and research. They are raising money for their first international volunteer service trip. Contact Julia Carter, jdc121@pitt.edu, with questions. Support GHSA today! 


Student Organization
Deadline
Thu 2/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Travis Lear EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Travis Lear
Thu 2/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 9, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Travis Lear

Paper: Genome-wide in vivo screen identifies novel host regulators of metastatic colonization

Authors:
Louise van der Weyden, Mark J. Arends, Andrew D. Campbell, Tobias Bald,
Hannah Wardle-Jones, Nicola Griggs, Martin Del Castillo
Velasco-Herrera, Thomas Tüting, Owen J. Sansom, Natasha A. Karp, Simon
Clare, Diane Gleeson, Edward Ryder, Antonella Galli, Elizabeth Tuck,
Emma L. Cambridge, Thierry Voet, Iain C. Macaulay, Kim Wong, Sanger
Mouse Genetics Project, Sarah Spiegel, Anneliese O. Speak & David J.
Adams

Abstract: Metastasis is the leading cause of death for
cancer patients. This multi-stage process requires tumour cells to
survive in the circulation, extravasate at distant sites, then
proliferate; it involves contributions from both the tumour cell and
tumour microenvironment (‘host’, which includes stromal cells and the
immune system1). Studies suggest the early steps of the metastatic
process are relatively efficient, with the post-extravasation regulation
of tumour growth (‘colonization’) being critical in determining
metastatic outcome2. Here we show the results of screening 810 mutant
mouse lines using an in vivo assay to identify microenvironmental
regulators of metastatic colonization. We identify 23 genes that, when
disrupted in mouse, modify the ability of tumour cells to establish
metastatic foci, with 19 of these genes not previously demonstrated to
play a role in host control of metastasis. The largest reduction in
pulmonary metastasis was observed in sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)
transporter spinster homologue 2 (Spns2)-deficient mice. We demonstrate a
novel outcome of S1P-mediated regulation of lymphocyte trafficking,
whereby deletion of Spns2, either globally or in a lymphatic
endothelial-specific manner, creates a circulating lymphopenia and a
higher percentage of effector T cells and natural killer (NK) cells
present in the lung. This allows for potent tumour cell killing, and an
overall decreased metastatic burden.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Laura Germine Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Laura Germine
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Laura Germine, PhD
Assistant Neuroscientist, Psychiatry (Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders) McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Mobile Assessment of Brain and Behavior for Population‐based Studies

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 2/9/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Latino Student Perspective: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Latino Student Perspective: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom
Thu 2/9/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM


A panel of students facilitated by Gina Garcia, School of Education's Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. Part of the Year of Diversity programming, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Thomas R. Fleming, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington, will present, “Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials.”



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/9/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 2/9/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Thu 2/9/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM
4RS Presents Dr. Benjamin Matta: An Evening with an MSL Career Services Event
4RS Presents Dr. Benjamin Matta: An Evening with an MSL
Thu 2/9/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM


Have you ever considered a career as a Medical Science Liaison?Perhaps you should! MSLs are an integral component of pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare-related companies. They use their medical and scientific expertise to inform healthcare professionals, policy makers, and opinion makers alike. This is a great way to put your PhD skills to use in a non-academic atmosphere. This seminar will focus on career opportunities as an MSL, hosted by current MSL Dr. Benjamin Matta, a Pitt alumnus from the Department of Immunology. Dr. Matta will be accompanied by Ashley Gulledge, a pharmaceutical recruiter, so if you are on the job hunt, this could prove to be a very useful seminar. 

Career Services
Event
Fri 2/10/2017
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Career Services Application Deadline
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Fri 2/10/2017


Make your life your argument! Apply for this one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service and leadership development. The program addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.


Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition
Fri 2/10/2017


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Students and postdocs from the biomedical and behavioral sciences can submit abstracts of their work addressing health disparities - gaps in health status, quality, or equity in any studied population relative to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population.

 

 

 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017 8:00AM - 11:55PM
Global Health Student Travel Scholarships Due Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Global Health Student Travel Scholarships Due
Fri 2/10/2017 8:00AM - 11:55PM



Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
Fri 2/10/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED - Peace Corps Panel Career Services Workshop
CANCELLED - Peace Corps Panel
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Hear from health care professionals who've been in the Peace Corps. Learn about the Peace Corps Response program, which sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in areas where you're needed most. Presented by Nick Langston, Peace Corps representative. A light lunch will be provided and the first three people to register will win a door prize!


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..."
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, presents "Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues in the Application of Genomics to Infectious Disease"

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joint Seminar - Depts. of HuGen & IDM IDM Seminar Series
Joint Seminar - Depts. of HuGen & IDM
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins
Berman Institute of Bioethics

“Personalized Public Health?
Ethics and Policy Issues in the Application of Genomics
to Infectious Disease” 


IDM
Seminar Series
Fri 2/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017
Registration for Summer Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Summer Term Begins
Mon 2/13/2017


Registration begins Monday, February 13. There are no enrollment appointments for summer classes. Register by May 8. Add or drop classes until May 19, 2017.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 2/13/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017
International Dinner Ticket Sales Student Organization Notice
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Mon 2/13/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017


Get your ticket for this annual event between February 13 and March 17 (or until they sell out!) by either stopping by the Office of Student Affairs (A519 Crabtree), or picking one up during the Global Health Student Association's coffee sales, or during sales in the first floor lounge. Tickets are $5 and children under 5 are free (cash only, exact amount). 

You must have a ticket for admission and tickets will not be sold at the door. 


Student Organization
Notice
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications" PHDL Seminar Series
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications"
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Network analysis supports the assessment of power and influence within and between groups, and identification of key actors and ideas.  In dynamic network analysis, this is extended to look at changes over time and space in these networks.  In this talk, the nature of dynamic network analysis is described as are the challenges to this form of analysis posed by massive data.  A set of application problems from the health area or relevant to health data is used for illustration.

 



PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion Webinar University of Pittsburgh Webinar
Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion Webinar
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM


The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 will meet on February 13, 2017, regarding the development of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. The Committee will discuss the development of the nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives, provide recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure, and discuss approaches to improve health status and reduce health risks for the nation by the year 2030.

University of Pittsburgh
Webinar
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Critical Public Health: Quantifying Selves BCHS Journal Club
Critical Public Health: Quantifying Selves
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health 4128


BCHS
Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Lawrence Kingsley IDM Seminar Series
Lawrence Kingsley
Mon 2/13/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"HIV and a Few Metabolic Problems"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/13/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Government Association Blood Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Blood Drive
Mon 2/13/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Without blood donors like you, Central Blood Bank would be unable to fulfill its mission and provide blood products to the thousands of patients who need transfusions each year. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated, and bringing ID. 

Student Organization
Event
Mon 2/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 2/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial Career Services Workshop
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial
Tue 2/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Prep for the networking breakfast and learn how to market yourself to potential employers in one minute or less. 

Career Services
Workshop
Tue 2/14/2017 4:30PM - 6:30PM
International Speed Friending Event University of Pittsburgh Event
International Speed Friending Event
Tue 2/14/2017 4:30PM - 6:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Meet with international students to help provide increased cultural understanding, foreign language support, and the potential to develop great friendships with diverse backgrounds. Contact Suzanne Meyer, elicomm@pitt.edu, for more information or with questions. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 2/15/2017
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Career Services Deadline
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
Wed 2/15/2017


A prestigious fellowship that enables recipients to devote full time to graduate study, available for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portugese, Swahili, and Turkish. 

Career Services
Deadline
Wed 2/15/2017 to Thu 2/16/2017
Pitt Spring Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair
Wed 2/15/2017 to Thu 2/16/2017
William Pitt Union

Hosting employers interested in STEM students from across the University. Graduate students welcome. 

Details and registration available from Career Development and Placement Assistance Office:
studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/events/


Career Services
Event
Wed 2/15/2017
Register for the Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast by February 15 Career Services Deadline
Register for the Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast by February 15
Wed 2/15/2017


Registration is required and space is limited so register by February 15 to connect with your future at the annual breakfast. Practice networking skills with alumni while learning first-hand about the diverse career paths within the future public health workforce. 

Career Services
Deadline
Wed 2/15/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Envisioning the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Envisioning the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education
Wed 2/15/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Keynote by Dr. Roderick Carey, Pitt's Center for Urban Education.

Moderator: Keith Caldwell, Pitt Social Work. 

Panelists: Angela Allie, Pittsburgh Public School District, Gail Edwards, Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School, Saleem Ghubril, The Pittsburgh Promise, Darryl T. Wiley, Fund for the Advancement of Minorities Through Education, Linda Williams-Moore, Pitt Student Life. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
JoAnna Shaw, MS Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
JoAnna Shaw, MS Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Katharina Heim, Benjamin Dälken, Stefanie Faust, et al. High thioredoxin-1 levels in rheumatoid arthritis
patients diminish binding and signalling of the monoclonal antibody Tregalizumab.  Clinical & Translational Immunology  5, e129; 2016.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc Forum Career Services Event
Postdoc to Postdoc Forum
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Julieta Martino, PhD, presents, "Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair. Light lunch provided to those who register in advance. 


Career Services
Event
Wed 2/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Drs. Matthews, Egan and Coulter IDM MPH Journal Club
Drs. Matthews, Egan and Coulter
Wed 2/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/15/2017 7:00PM - 8:00PM
PITT GREENSBURG LECTURE - “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?” Pitt Public Health Lecture
PITT GREENSBURG LECTURE - “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?”
Wed 2/15/2017 7:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present renowned epidemiologist Donald S. Burke, MD, dean of Pitt Public Health in a discussion entitled, “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?” The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theater (Smith Hall) at the Greensburg campus. To ensure a seat, people planning to attend are asked to call 724-836-7980 by Monday, February 13.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Thu 2/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Antonella Marrocco EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Antonella Marrocco
Thu 2/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 16, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Antonella Marrocco

Paper: Mitochondrial respiratory-chain adaptations in macrophages contribute to antibacterial host defense

Authors:
Johan Garaude, Rebeca Acín-Pérez, Sarai Martínez-Cano, Michel
Enamorado, Matteo Ugolini, Estanislao Nistal-Villán, Sandra
Hervás-Stubbs, Pablo Pelegrín, Leif E Sander, José A Enríquez &
David Sancho  

Abstract: Macrophages tightly scale their core
metabolism after being activated, but the precise regulation of the
mitochondrial electron-transport chain (ETC) and its functional
implications are currently unknown. Here we found that recognition of
live bacteria by macrophages transiently decreased assembly of the ETC
complex I (CI) and CI-containing super-complexes and switched the
relative contributions of CI and CII to mitochondrial respiration. This
was mediated by phagosomal NADPH oxidase and the reactive oxygen species
(ROS)-dependent tyrosine kinase Fgr. It required Toll-like receptor
signaling and the NLRP3 inflammasome, which were both connected to
bacterial viability–specific immune responses. Inhibition of CII during
infection with Escherichia coli normalized serum concentrations of
interleukin 1β (IL-1β) and IL-10 to those in mice treated with dead
bacteria and impaired control of bacteria. We have thus identified ETC
adaptations as an early immunological-metabolic checkpoint that adjusts
innate immune responses to bacterial infection.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Amy Millen Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Amy Millen
Thu 2/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Amy Millen, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Current Evidence for a Role of Vitamin D in Age‐Related Macular Degeneration Prevention

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized...
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ilya Lipkovich, PhD, Advisory Services, QuintilesIMS, will present, “Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized medicine.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/16/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 2/16/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Fri 2/17/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Building Collaborations for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Event
Building Collaborations for Health Equity
Fri 2/17/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
University Club


Center for Health Equity
Event
Fri 2/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students
Fri 2/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Fri 2/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 2/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
SPHERE Tours Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center Student Organization Event
SPHERE Tours Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center
Fri 2/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM


Please join SPHERE for a tour of Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center.  During our tour, we will receive an in-depth introduction to emergency management and learn about the operation of the 911 communications center.  Please RSVP to sphere@pitt.edu if you would like to attend.  

Student Organization
Event
Mon 2/20/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Paolo Piazza, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Paolo Piazza, PhD
Mon 2/20/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Cross-Reactive Immunity to Flaviviruses"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 2 (Hawk, Songer, Talbott, Dodson) Pitt Public Health Lecture
Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 2 (Hawk, Songer, Talbott, Dodson)
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Professors Mary Hawk (BCHS), Tom Songer (EPI), Evelyn Talbott (EPI), and Zan Dodson (HPM) present research results from the 2016 Opioid Pilot Grants Program.

Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 2/21/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
University Library System's ETD Workshop April Graduation Workshop
University Library System's ETD Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hillman Library

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


April Graduation
Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students
Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health 4128

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
Tue 2/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah University of Pittsburgh Film
Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah
Tue 2/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Alumni Hall

Powerful coming-of-age tale that captures the poignant sense of feeling like a pariah. Discussion to follow, led by Pitt faculty Diana Anselmo Sequeira (Film Studies) and Ashley Woodson (Educatoin). RSVP required. 

Part of the Diversity in Modern Culture Film Series, sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning as part of Pitt's Year of Diversity. 


University of Pittsburgh
Film
Wed 2/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
CANCELLED
Wed 2/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell / Jocelin Teachout & Erica Berry IDM MPH Journal Club
Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell / Jocelin Teachout & Erica Berry
Wed 2/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Anildaliz Mullen, Helen J. Wieland, Eric S. Wieser.  Perioperative participation of orthopedic patients and surgical staff in a nasal decolonization intervention to reduce Staphylococcus spp surgical site infections.  Amer. J. Infection Control, 2017.


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/22/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting **revised date** Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting **revised date**
Wed 2/22/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school which meets monthly except in August. Attendance is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Wed 2/22/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
DART Information Session Career Services Event
DART Information Session
Wed 2/22/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
William Pitt Union

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice.

A community organizer with The Direct Action & Research Training Center (DART) will be on campus Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 pm in WPU 310 to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. All Pitt students and alumni are welcome.  

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/pitt

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline* Reining in predatory lending practices

* Expanding access to primary health and dental care

* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training

* Education reform in low-performing public schools

* Fighting for immigrants' rights

 

Full-time postions start August 14, 2017 in Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY, Topeka, KS, Daytona Beach, Ft.Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, FL.Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.


Career Services
Event
Thu 2/23/2017
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Thu 2/23/2017


The regular deadline to apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is March 30. 


April Graduation
Deadline
Thu 2/23/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia Career Services Event
Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia
Thu 2/23/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

A presentation of traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution and lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. Panelists will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions, plus audience Q and A. Moderated by Julie A. Phillipi, PhD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic Surgery, Pitt Medicine. 

Part of the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development in Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Thu 2/23/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting
Thu 2/23/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 23, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting

Paper: ACSL4 dictates ferroptosis sensitivity by shaping cellular lipid composition

Authors: Doll S, Proneth B, Tyurina YY, Panzilius E, Kobayashi S, Ingold I, Irmler M, Beckers J, Aichler M, Walch A, Prokisch H, Trümbach D, Mao G, Qu F, Bayir H, Füllekrug J, Scheel CH, Wurst W, Schick JA, Kagan VE, Angeli JP, Conrad M.

Abstract: Ferroptosis is a form of regulated necrotic cell death controlled by glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4). At present, mechanisms that could predict sensitivity and/or resistance and that may be exploited to modulate ferroptosis are needed. We applied two independent approaches-a genome-wide CRISPR-based genetic screen and microarray analysis of ferroptosis-resistant cell lines-to uncover acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 4 (ACSL4) as an essential component for ferroptosis execution. Specifically, Gpx4-Acsl4 double-knockout cells showed marked resistance to ferroptosis. Mechanistically, ACSL4 enriched cellular membranes with long polyunsaturated ω6 fatty acids. Moreover, ACSL4 was preferentially expressed in a panel of basal-like breast cancer cell lines and predicted their sensitivity to ferroptosis. Pharmacological targeting of ACSL4 with thiazolidinediones, a class of antidiabetic compound, ameliorated tissue demise in a mouse model of ferroptosis, suggesting that ACSL4 inhibition is a viable therapeutic approach to preventing ferroptosis-related diseases.

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Internet‐based Prospective Cohort Studies of Time‐To‐Pregnancy

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease EOH Seminar Series
GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 2/23/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University Library System's ETD Workshop April Graduation Workshop
University Library System's ETD Workshop
Thu 2/23/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

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


April Graduation
Workshop
Thu 2/23/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
CPR/AED Training Class University of Pittsburgh Event
CPR/AED Training Class
Thu 2/23/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM


EHS Conference Room, Fourth Floor Public Safety Building

Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Slots are limited. Contact Rick Schultz to register. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 2/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond April Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Thu 2/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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 for future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, 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 scholarship. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Thu 2/23/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 2/23/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Thu 2/23/2017 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
Thu 2/23/2017 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Brave New Films has released this feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Through personal accounts of victims and their families, the film highlights important issues (domestic violence, unintentional shootings, firearms trafficking, suicide, and mass shootings) to tell the story of how guns - and the billions made from them - impact the lives of everyday Americans. 

Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland 

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. 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Thu 2/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
To Boldly Go - Pgh Women in Bio Career Services Event
To Boldly Go - Pgh Women in Bio
Thu 2/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


SCOPE International, 3000 Sidney Street (South Side)

What are employers looking for when they hire, review resumes, and conduct interviews? How should you deal with moments of uncertainty such as leaving academia for industry or losing a job? What do you need to know when negotiating your salary? Join the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio as Alethea Wieland, managing director/president, U.S. Office and North American Operations of SCOPE International USA, Inc. presents tips on how to pursue your career confidently! 


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/24/2017
Cathedral Innovation Challenge University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Cathedral Innovation Challenge
Fri 2/24/2017


In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Learning the Pitt Alumni Association is pleased to announce this contest, open to alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Build, draw, or create replicas of the Cathedral of Learning of any size, shape, or material. Virtual replicas will also be allowed.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 2/24/2017
Dean's Day Abstract Submission Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
Dean's Day Abstract Submission Deadline
Fri 2/24/2017


Submit your abstract to present a poster at this year's student research competition, taking place April 5-7. 

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Fri 2/24/2017 7:30AM - 10:00AM
4th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast Career Services Event
4th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
Fri 2/24/2017 7:30AM - 10:00AM


Connect with your future at the Fourth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills with alumni while learning about diverse career paths open to the future public health workforce.  


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/24/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sponsored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sponsored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
Fri 2/24/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 2/24/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Practice in Action! Career Services Event
Public Health Practice in Action!
Fri 2/24/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A425

As a county epidemiologist, Kayleigh Blaney serves 1.3 million residents with disease surveillance, outbreak response, and day-to-day disease consultation to residents, schools, and hospitals. 

As an analyst for the PA Dept of Health, Ashley Parsons serves the state by working on various large-scale projects and policies, such as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. 

Hear more about their work and ask your questions about public health practice. Students from all departments are welcome! Register on Pitt Bridges


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Ecuadorian Earthquake Dialogue Center for Global Health Event
Ecuadorian Earthquake Dialogue
Fri 2/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM


3911 Posvar Hall

Experience, lessons learned, and challenges since the April 2016 earthquake. Featuring Jeanette Fernandez Castro, expert engineer recovery team of the UNDP's Bureau for Programme and Policy Support and Col. EMC. Marco Tapia, member of the Ecuadorian Permanent Representation to the United Nations. 


Center for Global Health
Event
Fri 2/24/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/24/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 2/24/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
ACHE Free Education February: Career Positioning- Proactively Managing Your Professional Development HPM Event
ACHE Free Education February: Career Positioning- Proactively Managing Your Professional Development
Fri 2/24/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Pursing a career in healthcare administration? Unsure about how to advance your career? Want to share your success story? This is an event for all of you! ACHE of Western PA is hosting an interactive event on "Career Positioning" at the University of Pittsburgh. We invite you all to register!


                                    

HPM
Event
Fri 2/24/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Honors Convocation University of Pittsburgh Event
Honors Convocation
Fri 2/24/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Carnegie Music Hall

The University will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during the 41st annual Honors Convocation. Many Pitt Public Health students and faculty are honored and the school community is invited to attend to help celebrate their achievements. Time tentative and further details to be announced. 

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 2/25/2017
On-campus Certified in Public Health Exam Pitt Public Health Notice
On-campus Certified in Public Health Exam
Sat 2/25/2017


Pitt Public Health will pay for eligible students to sit for the CPU exam including this on-campus examination session.

Pitt Public Health
Notice
Mon 2/27/2017
Call for Nominations - 2017 Craig Teaching Award Pitt Public Health Deadline
Call for Nominations - 2017 Craig Teaching Award
Mon 2/27/2017


Take advantage of this opportunity to show appreciation for a deserving faculty member! Think about those faculty whose teaching has made a difference in your life and nominate them for the 2017 Craig Teaching Award. 

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 2/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster University of Pittsburgh Workshop
How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster
Mon 2/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster PowerPoint for Conference Posters

February 27, 12p.m.-1p.m. Falk Library, Classroom 2 

In this workshop we will go through tips and tricks to design a quality poster to ensure a successful presentation of your data. Different formats and ideas will be discussed and we will walk through the preparation of a mock poster. Registration not required.

 The Dean’s Day abstract deadline is Friday, February 24.

 Learn more at: www.publichealth.pitt.edu/deans-day 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 2/27/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Typhanye Dyer, PhD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Typhanye Dyer, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/27/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Examination of Psychosocial and Behavioral Correlates of STI and HIV Risk Among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) and Black Menwho have Sex with Men and Women (BMSMW)"
 
 



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 2/27/2017 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Call for Applications - PAIN Research Challenge University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Applications - PAIN Research Challenge
Mon 2/27/2017 5:00PM - 5:00PM


What is your solution to ease the burden of pain? Submit your solution to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's research challenge. Up to $150,000 in awards!

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Tue 2/28/2017
Day of Giving -- University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day University of Pittsburgh Event
Day of Giving -- University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day
Tue 2/28/2017


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

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


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 2/28/2017
Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity Program Applications University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity Program Applications
Tue 2/28/2017


A 12-month career development program for underrepresented minorities that provides critical information for a successful research career. Attending junior faculty and fellows will enhance their current post-doctoral fellowship, T32 fellowship, or clinical research fellowship. 

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Tue 2/28/2017
Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant
Tue 2/28/2017


Seed funding to develop new international collaborations that advance work in solving pressing sustainability problems. An alliance between the University Center for International Studies and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation. 


University of Pittsburgh
Application Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017
Call for Applications - Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty Professional Development Deadline
Call for Applications - Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty
Wed 3/1/2017


Junior faculty or scientists with a background that is underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences with research interests compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders are encouraged to apply for a variety of training sessions with varied research emphases. 


Professional Development
Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017
Call for Candidates & Info Session: Graduate & Professional Student Government Student Organization Deadline
Call for Candidates & Info Session: Graduate & Professional Student Government
Wed 3/1/2017


To apply, you must submit the following materials via email [gpsg@pitt.edu] no later than 8 pm EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 


Student Organization
Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Matthew Good, MS Student / Mailliard Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Matthew Good, MS Student / Mailliard Lab
Wed 3/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Remzi Onur Eren, Marta Reverte, Matteo Rossi.  Mammalian Innate Immune Response to a Leishmania-Resident RNA Virus Increases Macrophage Survival to Promote Parasite Persistence.  Cell Host & Microbe
20:318–328,2016.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden / Emily Schmitz & Vessela Miladinova IDM MPH Journal Club
Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden / Emily Schmitz & Vessela Miladinova
Wed 3/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

M.L. Barnett, A.R. Olenski, A.B. Jena.  Opioid-Prescribing Patterns of Emergency Physicians and Risk of Long-Term Use.  N. Engl. J. Med.  376:663-673, 2017.



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/1/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Wed 3/1/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

How are you dealing with school and current events? What creative ideas do you have about directions or activities you'd like to see from Pitt Public Health? What types of changes would you like to see in facilities, events, curriculum, or community engagement?  

A second meeting will be held on March 13 at 10 a.m. Join us on either (or both!) of these dates. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 3/2/2017
Existing Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC School Governance Deadline
Existing Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC
Thu 3/2/2017


To meet the registrars deadline, existing course modifications for Summer (2177)  must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by March 17. All modifications must be submitted at the March 2 meeting.


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 3/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Qiao Lin EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Qiao Lin
Thu 3/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday March 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Qiao Lin

Paper: Combating multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria with structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers

Authors: Lam SJ, O'Brien-Simpson NM, Pantarat N, Sulistio A, Wong EH, Chen YY, Lenzo JC, Holden JA, Blencowe A, Reynolds EC, Qiao GG.

Abstract: With the recent emergence of reports on resistant Gram-negative 'superbugs', infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria have been named as one of the most urgent global health threats due to the lack of effective and biocompatible drugs. Here, we show that a class of antimicrobial agents, termed 'structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers' (SNAPPs) exhibit sub-μM activity against all Gram-negative bacteria tested, including ESKAPE and colistin-resistant and MDR (CMDR) pathogens, while demonstrating low toxicity. SNAPPs are highly effective in combating CMDR Acinetobacter baumannii infections in vivo, the first example of a synthetic antimicrobial polymer with CMDR Gram-negative pathogen efficacy. Furthermore, we did not observe any resistance acquisition by A. baumannii (including the CMDR strain) to SNAPPs. Comprehensive analyses using a range of microscopy and (bio)assay techniques revealed that the antimicrobial activity of SNAPPs proceeds via a multimodal mechanism of bacterial cell death by outer membrane destabilization, unregulated ion movement across the cytoplasmic membrane and induction of the apoptotic-like death pathway, possibly accounting for why we did not observe resistance to SNAPPs in CMDR bacteria. Overall, SNAPPs show great promise as low-cost and effective antimicrobial agents and may represent a weapon in combating the growing threat of MDR Gram-negative bacteria.

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem
Thu 3/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Nadine Melhem, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Maladaptive Stress Responses in Children of Parents Diagnosed with Cancer

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 3/2/2017 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
Thu 3/2/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio - Grant Resources on the Web Career Services Event
Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio - Grant Resources on the Web
Thu 3/2/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Discover research funding mechanisms and strategies for locating funding opportunities, as well as alerting services to keep you up-to-date on selected funding announcements. Presented by Barb Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, public health informationist.

Part of The Spring 2017 Research Series, presented by Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ...
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Rebecca Hubbard, PhD,  Associate Professor Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care Continuum”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/2/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 3/2/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Fri 3/3/2017
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline Extended Community Deadline
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
Fri 3/3/2017


Don’t miss this chance to share your work with thousands of public health professionals.  If your abstract is accepted, you will be joining us as a presenter in Atlanta from Nov. 4-8. Regardless of your abstract status, we hope to see you in Atlanta for an exciting conference. 

Community
Deadline
Fri 3/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic BCHS Seminar Series
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic
Fri 3/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A216


BCHS
Seminar Series
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Amia Downes- "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Amia Downes- "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's..."
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 6140

Amia Downes will be defending her dissertation, "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Respirator Approval Process."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 3/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop University of Pittsburgh Workshop
PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop
Fri 3/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM


PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop
March 3, 2p.m.-4p.m. Falk Library, Classroom 2 

This class focuses on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster. In this hands-on workshop, you will see poster examples, create a poster using PowerPoint, and perfect techniques on visual balance,  poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. Registration not required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Sun 3/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
2017 APHA Awards Nomination Deadline Career Services Deadline
2017 APHA Awards Nomination Deadline
Sun 3/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Help us identify the best among us by nominating a colleague who exemplifies outstanding contributions. Membership is not required for nomination of several of APHA’s Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo., Nov. 4-8, in Atlanta.   Nominations must be received no later than Friday, May 5. Awards descriptions, criteria and nomination forms are available on our website.

  For additional information, contact Deborah Dillard at 202-777-2442 or via email. 


Career Services
Deadline
Mon 3/6/2017 to Fri 3/10/2017
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition Career Services Webinar
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition
Mon 3/6/2017 to Fri 3/10/2017


Our PhD Career Panel discussions are like a combination of an AMA and an informational interview. They take place in our discussion forums, so it all happens online and in writing. Each discussion takes a five-day work week; because it is asynchronous, you can participate anytime during the week.



Career Services
Webinar
Mon 3/6/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
Mon 3/6/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 3/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
Mon 3/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/10/2017
Call for Submissions - Student Research Paper Contest Community Deadline
Call for Submissions - Student Research Paper Contest
Fri 3/10/2017


Preventing Chronic Disease, a peer-reviewed e-journal published by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, seeks papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic diseases. The winning manuscript will be published with an upcoming editorial, podcast interview, and social media promotion of the manuscript. 


Community
Deadline
Fri 3/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Grand Rounds Sander Greenland - "Evidence Wars: Statistical Ergonomics and the Information Content of a P-value" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Sander Greenland - "Evidence Wars: Statistical Ergonomics and the Information Content of a P-value"
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

How are you dealing with school and current events? What creative ideas do you have about directions or activities you'd like to see from Pitt Public Health? What types of changes would you like to see in facilities, events, c