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Dean Burke shares January letter regarding the Thomas Parran legacy

Dean Donald Burke shares his ...
Dean Burke shares January letter regarding the Thomas Parran legacy

Dean Donald Burke shares his recent letter to the chancellor's office asking for an official University review of the naming of Parran Hall, "I write to request that the Office of Diversity and Inclusion form a review committee to consider whether the name "Parran Hall" is consistent with the Unive... (02/15/2018)

OBOC: Colors of Support

COLORS OF SUPPORT! Our One Boo...
OBOC: Colors of Support

COLORS OF SUPPORT! Our One Book, One Community program presents cancer-awareness memorabilia of students, faculty, and staff in a special November display, part of this year’s communal read of Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (11/02/2017)

Burke: We didn’t lose the war on drugs. We surrendered.

POST-GAZETTE - In his October ...
Burke: We didn’t lose the war on drugs. We surrendered.

POST-GAZETTE - In his October 22, 2017 editorial, Dean DONALD BURKE writes, “As an epidemiologist, I’m exasperated. Facing a raging epidemic—of drug addiction and overdose deaths—we dither. Even an ounce of prevention would look good at this point. ... To bend the epidemic curve downward, we will ne... (10/23/2017)

Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh — Pop-up photo exhibit in Harrisburg

ACCEPTANCE JOURNEYS PITTSBURGH...
Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh — Pop-up photo exhibit in Harrisburg

ACCEPTANCE JOURNEYS PITTSBURGH is a Pitt Public Health photo-story project where community members share stories of love and acceptance for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) friends and family. The Pennsylvania Department of Health invited us to host a pop-up exhibit on Wednesday,... (10/18/2017)

Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Co...
Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Commons Cafe Grand Opening, with none more excited than Dean Burke! Have you checked out the offerings? So good to have a welcoming place to connect and collaborate! (09/08/2017)

 

Mon
2/19
Professional Development Event
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL)Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL)
Mon 2/19 to Fri 2/23


The ninth annual virtual conference, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment, is underway! Through Feb. 23, there will be 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions on topics like gamification, mobile learning, flipped classrooms and emerging technologies, hosted by the University of Idaho. This is a great way to engage with education professionals from all over the world.

Click here to find the full agenda and connection instructions. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity!


Thu
2/22
EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu
Thu 2/22 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Arron Chia-Hsin Liu

Paper: Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors

Authors: Routy B, Le Chatelier E, et Al.

Abstract: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis induce sustained clinical responses in a sizable minority of cancer patients. We found that primary resistance to ICIs can be attributed to abnormal gut microbiome composition. Antibiotics inhibited the clinical benefit of ICIs in patients with advanced cancer. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from cancer patients who responded to ICIs into germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice ameliorated the antitumor effects of PD-1 blockade, whereas FMT from nonresponding patients failed to do so. Metagenomics of patient stool samples at diagnosis revealed correlations between clinical responses to ICIs and the relative abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila Oral supplementation with A. muciniphila after FMT with nonresponder feces restored the efficacy of PD-1 blockade in an interleukin-12-dependent manner by increasing the recruitment of CCR9+CXCR3+CD4+ T lymphocytes into mouse tumor beds.

Thu
2/22
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 2/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Thu
2/22
Center for Global Health Lecture
Justice and the Global City Center for Global Health Lecture
Justice and the Global City
Thu 2/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Join Dr. Joe Hoover in 4130 Posvar Hall at noon on Thursday, February 22.

Dr. Hoover is a lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked previously at City University London, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also received his PhD. For the past several years he has focused on the use of human rights by diverse political movements in order to take the measure of both their limitations and their promise for a more radically democratic world. His latest research project rethinks questions of global justice by focusing on the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life to develop an argument in favor of more inclusive and democratic cities. Dr. Hoover's work on the human right to housing and the right to the city have led to collaborations with housing rights groups in the USA and the UK, including the FOCUS E15 campaign in East London. He is also the co-convener and chair of the BISA Ethics and World Politics Working Group.

Thu
2/22
Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and AcademiaInter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/22 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 

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