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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

Milken Institute Future Health Leaders Program

Pitt Public Health is partnering with the Milken Institute Center for Public Health to launch the Future Health Leaders Pilot Program 

Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization Workshop

You've collected your data. Now what? In this class we will learn how to use access Tableau as a student or faculty member, how to connect to data sources, and how to use Tableau to maximize the visual impact of your data. This workshop will be presented by Rose Turner, MLS, HSLS Librarian on Monday, March 19 from 2-3 P.M in room A521 Crabtree. Register online . 

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. 

Career Services

National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)

Applications are now open for the NBBTP Fellowship Program. Fellows receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at the NIH Bethesda Campus, one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world.  Application packages are due August 1, 2018. 

How to Prepare for an Outstanding Interview

On Thursday, March 22 from 8:30-10:30 am, learn about the various strategies to use when interviewing via phone, Skype, or in person. Learn how to prepare for different types of interview questions, and how to present yourself as the most promising, qualified candidate. Registration is required.  

So You Like to Write? Careers in Science and Medical Writing

On March 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm, a former Pitt neuroscientist will explain her career path, what her job is like, and what it's like to run your own business. This University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA) event will also explore other types of science and medical writing careers and provide recommendations for getting into the field. Registration is required.   

2018 CSTE Annual Conference - Student Scholarship

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists is offering a student scholarship to attend the CSTE Annual Conference from June 10-14 in West Palm Beach, FL. This is an excellent conference for budding epidemiologists in any field. Apply by March 30, 2018. 

Project Assistant Internship

Family Hospice and Palliative Care was recently the recipient of a grant from the UPMC Beckwith Institute - Frontline Innovation Program. They have an exciting opportunity for a paid Project Assistant to help facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation, of the project being funded. Visit the full listing on Pitt Bridges to learn more. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Brandon Cicero , Business Analyst.... 

Teaching Tip: Is multiple choice the correct answer for your exams?

Revisit your exams to see if multiple choice questions are being implemented correctly. If you are unsure, be sure to sign up for the Developing and Revising Test Questions 

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Deadlines (in the next two weeks)

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. 

Monday 3/19 - Pitt Public Health Application Deadline

Call for Applications: Green Award in Public Health Studies, Additional Award Available

A second opportunity to receive a $500 award from the William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies to support research and special projects for currently enrolled Pitt Public Health students. Funds can be used for direct research costs, books, travel, or professional memberships. Applicati...

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. 

Friday 3/30 - Center for Global Health Application Deadline

Application Deadline: European Studies Center Funding Opportunities

The European Studies Center (ESC) has additional funds to support graduate students during Summer 2018 and AY2018-19. We welcome applications from graduate students in any department working on topics related to European Studies. Contact for more information.


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...

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Opioid epidemic could spark HIV outbreak, health experts fear 

Opioid epidemic could spark HIV outbreak, health experts fear

TRIB LIVE - Public health leaders, including DEAN DONALD BURKE, urged Gov. Tom Wolf to decriminalize syringe and needle exchanges. Evidence has shown that needle exchanges staunched the rapid rise of HIV cases in Pittsburgh. Burke said Wolf has the power to prevent widespread outbreaks of viruses b... (03/19/2018)

Osteoporosis as serious, but less understood in men than women says Cauley 

Osteoporosis as serious, but less understood in men than women says Cauley

HEALIO - In 1998, researchers submitted the initial NIH grant for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men study, designed to examine bone loss and fracture risk factors in older men. Much less is known about fractures and osteoporosis in men than in women. Although osteoporosis is still considered a woman... (03/19/2018)

Gellad talks about the disconnect between what patients pay out of pocket and the true cost of drugs 

Gellad talks about the disconnect between what patients pay out of pocket and the true cost of drugs

BIOPHARMA DRIVE - Nearly one in four patients picking up their prescription drugs from the pharmacy counter paid a copay which exceeded the price the insurer paid the pharmacy, according to an analysis of sampled reimbursement and insurance claim data published in JAMA. The disconnect between what p... (03/19/2018)

Donny speaks on FDA plan to make cigarettes less addictive 

Donny speaks on FDA plan to make cigarettes less addictive

LA TIMES - The FDA announcement is great news, said BCHS’ ERIC DONNY. He and other researchers found that reducing nicotine substantially leads smokers to be less dependent on cigarettes and smoke fewer of them was found in a study by and other researchers. "If you just reduce it a little, people mi... (03/19/2018)
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