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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.

Announcements from the Office of Student Affairs

Peer Nomination for Service Awards

Students may nominate members of the 2018 graduating class (June 2017 through April 2018) for a Dean's Service Award. Nomination forms are available in the Office of Student Affairs. A form will be emailed upon request. Deadline for nomination is March 1.  

Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Pitt Public Health Students may nominate Public Health faculty for a Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. Nomination forms are available in the Office of Student Affairs, room A519 Crabtree. A form will be emailed upon request. Deadline for nomination is March 1. 

It's time to review formatting of your essay, thesis, or dissertation

Reminder April Grad Applicants: Be sure to meet with Joann Pegher to review formatting of essay, thesis, or dissertation.  Email her before or no later than the week of April 16. 

Student & Faculty Check Out Your Dean's Day 2018 To Do List

Students: Abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 2. > Submit now   Faculty: Please verify your student(s)' submissions by replying to the message you received with their information. Questions? Contact Kimmy Rehak .  All: Mark your calendar for the poster sessions on April 5, 6, and 9, and April 17 for the Awards Ceremony and selected student presentations.  Find out more 

William Green Award, Spring 2018-19

The William Green Award for support of special student projects will be given for the first time in the spring term 2018-19 Up to two awards of $500 each will be available.  

Career Services

Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast

Register by March 1; Practice you networking skills and learn how public health alumni are applying their education and experience across a range of employment sectors. Register on Pitt Bridges under Events > Workshops. 

Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast

Register by March 1 Practice you networking skills and learn how public health alumni are applying their education and experience across a range of employment sectors. Register on Pitt Bridges under Events > Workshops.  

ASPPH Fellowships and Internships

Deadlines are approaching for the ASPPH 10-week summer Public Health Internship program for current students (March 13) and the Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program for recent and upcoming graduates (March 16). 

Office of Academic Career Development (OACD)

Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to take advantage of the tools, resources, and programming offered through OACD, which is dedicated to helping students within the schools of the health sciences achieve their professional goals. 

CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. Fellows will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta to work on program evaluation activities. Apply by April 13.  

School and University Updates

Pitt Day of Giving - February 28

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Support what makes Pitt Public Health special to you on February 28 (Pitt's Founder's Day). The day includes a participation-driven competition among all of Pitt's schools and colleges that could unlock over $20,000 in money for our school. Gifts of all sizes count toward the competition. Learn more and give online.   

Submit an abstract for the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting

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Interested in presenting at APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo November 10-14 in San Diego? Abstract deadlines are approaching quickly and range from Feb. 19-23. Abstracts related to all areas of public health are welcome, especially those relating to this year's theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now."  

Teaching Tip: Collaborative learning: not all group work is created equal

Although collaborative work is done in groups, not all group work is collaborative. Find out more 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health.  And keep an eye out for "Things to Know" a twice-monthly e-newsletter from the Office of Student affairs for students, faculty, and the entire Pitt Public Health Community.


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Upcoming Deadlines

Coming Up in the Next Two Months:

    Friday 3/2 Pitt Public Health Application Deadline

    Dean's Day Abstract submission deadline

    Abstracts for the 20th Annual Dean's Day student research poster competition are due on March 2, 2018. Click for details. 


    Monday 3/19 April Graduation Deadline

    Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 19. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 



    Friday 3/23 Community Application Deadline

    HSRProj Research Competition

    HSRProj Research Competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

    Monday 4/2 April Graduation Deadline

    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until April 2. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following te...


    Thursday 4/5 April Graduation Deadline

    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due

    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. April 2018 graduation. Term 2184.



    Wednesday 4/18 June Graduation Deadline

    Graduation Application Due (no fee)

    Apply for June 2018 graduation (term 2187) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is June 1. Fees apply in a tiered structure between April 19 and June 1. 


    Thursday 4/19 June Graduation Application Deadline

    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for June 2018 graduation (term 2187) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until May 3. The final deadline to apply is June 1. 

    Monday 4/23 April Graduation Deadline

    Final Upload and all Paperwork Due

    The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  April 2018 graduation. Term 2184.


Deadlines (in the next two weeks)

Friday 3/2 - Pitt Public Health Application Deadline

Dean's Day Abstract submission deadline

Abstracts for the 20th Annual Dean's Day student research poster competition are due on March 2, 2018. Click for details. 


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