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11/10/2017

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Minority Student Organization General Body Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 6-7 p.m., Public Health 4140
Join the MSO for their second meeting of the year. All students in the health sciences who identify as an underrepresented minority and allies are welcome.

Graduate and Professional Student Government Fall Formal

Friday, November 17, 7:30-midnight, Carnegie Music Hall
Ready for a break? Come celebrate and clink your glasses with fellow graduate and professional students from all across the University! GPSG is hosting its annual fall formal! Tickets (early bird $25; $30 after 11/10) include: 3 alcoholic beverage tickets, DJ & dancing, photo booth, all-you-can-eat apps, coat check, plus endless fun and memories! ►Read more

Innovation in Education Award Proposals

Application deadline January 29
The Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) is now accepting proposals for 2018 Innovation in Education Awards, which are granted to University faculty for projects that enhance teaching and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods. The annual program assists faculty with funding for the development of advanced and innovative teaching techniques. The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 29, 2018. ►Read more

Volunteer Nicaragua: Meal Packaging

Wednesday, November 15
The Graduate School of Nursing is partnering with Global Links, Rise Against Hunger and Pitt Study Abroad to supply and package 10,000 nutritious meals for mothers living in situations in vulnerability in rural Nicaragua. This is a GREAT opportunity to network with leaders of global nonprofits and learn about maternal health in Nicaragua. Free bagels will be provided! Please email Madi Grimaldi to sign up!!! 

Announcements

Staff Council October Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on events, news, discounts, and all issues that affect Pitt staff by checking out the Staff Council Newsletter. October's issue features articles on University Senate Council, UCIS Lunch and Learn series, 2017 Food Drive: Campus Challenge, and much more.

Collaborative, Inter-institutional, Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS-related Catalytic Project Grants

Application deadline January 15
The Center for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and the University of Pittsburgh are inviting applications for a unique, inter-institutional catalytic grant opportunity, encompassing all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, but with particular interest in HIV persistence and cure strategies, HIV-related cancers, co-infections, and co-morbidities, novel approaches to prevent HIV infection, and substance abuse in HIV-infected populations. Contact Dr. Nic Sluis-Cremer for more information.  

HSLS November Newsletter

Check out the latest news in the HSLS Update, including NCBI Hackathon, NNLM Services to Health Professionals, upcoming classes, and much more. 

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming ETD Workshops

Tuesday, November 28, 10-11 a.m., Hillman Library G-49
Wednesday, November 29, 2-3 p.m., Hillman Library G-49
Tuesday, December 5, 11 a.m.- noon, Hillman Library G-49
Wednesday, December 6, 2-3 p.m., Hillman Library G-74

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

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2

Tuesday, December 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. The Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food!  ►Read more
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Minimize Upcoming Deadlines

Coming Up in the Next Two Months:

  • Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards | Pitt Public Health Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
    Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards
    Mon 11/20/2017


    Alumni Awards are given annually in recognition of exemplary contributions: 

    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice
    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Research
    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination
    • Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award
    • Early Career Excellence Award

    Nominations are also open for induction into Delta Omega, the national honor society for graduate studies in public health. 

    Find more information and nomination forms at publichealth.pitt.edu/AlumniAwards. 

  • Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
    Tue 11/21/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until November 21. 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 term.

  • Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
    Mon 11/27/2017


    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. 

    December 2017 graduation. Term 2181. 

  • Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 | Career Services Deadline Career Services Deadline
    Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
    Tue 11/28/2017


    The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.This initiative is geared toward expanding the diversity of those entering academic public health. The program creates a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby fellow. Applications are now being accepted online for the 2018-2019 cohort.
  • Call for Abstracts - Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018 | Community Deadline Community Deadline
    Call for Abstracts - Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018
    Fri 12/1/2017


    The overall aim of KCHC is to promote health communication research and practice; the conference is an internationally-recognized venue for researchers, practitioners, and students to come together to share research on a variety of health-related topics, discuss current health communication issues, and develop working relationships to promote the health communication research and practice agenda. The 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC) will be held April 12-14, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Holiday Care Package Collection for PCMI students | Center for Global Health Deadline Center for Global Health Deadline
    Holiday Care Package Collection for PCMI students
    Fri 12/1/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


  • New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC | School Governance Deadline School Governance Deadline
    New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
    Thu 12/7/2017


    To meet the registrars deadline, new course proposals for Spring 2018 must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by December 12. All proposals must be submitted at the December 7 meeting.

  • Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
    Fri 12/8/2017


    Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. 

    December 2017 graduation. Term 2181. 

  • Final Upload and all Paperwork Due | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
    Sun 12/17/2017


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

    December 2017 Graduation. Term 2181. 

  • Collaborative, Inter-institutional, Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS-related Catalytic Project Grants | University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
    Collaborative, Inter-institutional, Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS-related Catalytic Project Grants
    Mon 1/15/2018


    The Center for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and the University of Pittsburgh are inviting applications for a unique, inter-institutional catalytic grant opportunity, encompassing all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, but with particular interest in HIV persistence and cure strategies, HIV-related cancers, co-infections, and co-morbidities, novel approaches to prevent HIV infection, and substance abuse in HIV-infected populations. Contact Dr. Nic Sluis-Cremer for more information.

Teaching Tip of the Week

Teaching Tip - Do your assignments make the grade? 

Assignments usually make up a large part of a student’s grade, so it’s important that they are both meaningful and relevant to course material.  In order to ensure that work assigned to students is worth everyone’s time (after all, they take a lot of time to grade!), an article by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, recommends taking a critical look at what you are assigning to students to make sure it is doing what you want it to.   
Take some time to consider your assignments and ask yourself:
1.Is this assignment promoting the major themes of the course? After all, assignments are how students get familiar with course content. 
2.Is this assignment helping students to develop skills, such as problem solving, writing, analyzing, critical thinking, etc.? These are skills that will benefit students long after they leave your classroom.
3.Is this assignment contributing to a student’s meta-cognitive learner development? In other words, is this assignment helping the student think about their own learning?
If you can’t answer yes to all of these questions, it might be time to rethink and/or revise your assignments. ►Read more 

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School News

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Garland grant mobilizes trauma-response team for Thanksgiving Day rollout 

Garland grant mobilizes trauma-response team for Thanksgiving Day rollout

POST-GAZETTE - The second, $160,000 grant was awarded to the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. RICHARD GARLAND, an assistant professor, is leading that effort and has hired two street outreach workers who are focusing on violence prevention through me... (11/15/2017)
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Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care 

Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care

LIFE SCIENCE DAILY - Health policy researcher ERIC ROBERTS finds that expanded Medicaid programs increased well-child visits for low-income families. Those kids may be impacted if policy proposals curtail benefits or eligibility. (11/15/2017)
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FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons 

FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons

NPR - While warning of privacy and cost concerns, HPM’s WALID GELLAD explains the upside of the newly FDA-approved “big brother” digital pill. But he warns that there are broader privacy concerns when it comes to sensors that transmit health information. “We’ve seen time and time again that stuff th... (11/14/2017)
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Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services 

Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services

BLOOMBERG - Azar “is not the pick you would expect from someone who is going around calling the pharmaceutical industry a bunch of murderers,” HPM’s WALID GELLAD, who heads Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, said in a phone interview, referring to Trump’s “Getting away with mur... (11/14/2017)
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Submissions

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Upcoming Events

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health.

Coming Up this Week:

  • Annual Thanksgiving Distribution Volunteers Needed | Community Event Community Event
    Annual Thanksgiving Distribution Volunteers Needed
    Sat 11/18/2017 7:30AM - 4:00PM


    A Thanksgiving Distribution is an annual festive food distribution and health fair hosted by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Together we engage about 1,000 families. Those who attend ATD receive a wide variety of non-perishable food items to complement their holiday meal. As part of the event, there is also a Health Care & Human Services Village offering many other services such as blood pressure screening, free flu shots, and insurance information and sign-up

    Volunteers are important to the success of this event! Throughout the day, 400 volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks. There are two volunteer shifts to choose from, morning and afternoon. We highly encourage volunteers to stay for both sessions.
  • David C. Bloom, PhD | IDM Seminar Series IDM Seminar Series
    David C. Bloom, PhD
    Mon 11/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    David C. Bloom, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
    College of Medicine, University of Florida


    "Role of ncRNAs in Regulating Herpes Simplex Virus
    Pathogenesis and Latency"

  • Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club | Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
    Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
    Mon 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
    Public Health A521

    The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.
  • Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS) | IDM PhD & MS Journal Club IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS)
    Wed 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



  • No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break | Human Genetics Seminar Series Human Genetics Seminar Series
    No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break
    Fri 11/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


  • Matthew Good / Jonathan Mandell | IDM Seminar Series IDM Seminar Series
    Matthew Good / Jonathan Mandell
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


  • TBA | IDM Seminar Series IDM Seminar Series
    TBA
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


  • Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid | HPM Dissertation Defense HPM Dissertation Defense
    Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid
    Mon 11/27/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
    Public Health A622

  • Ultrasound for Primary Care | Center for Global Health Event Center for Global Health Event
    Ultrasound for Primary Care
    Tue 11/28/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


  • Coffee Talk with the deans | Pitt Public Health Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
    Coffee Talk with the deans
    Tue 11/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Commons (1st floor)

    Pitt Public Health students are invited to meet the school's deans during informal office hours held once each month in the Public Health Commons. Bring your coffee and your concerns, or just stop by to say hi. Dean Burke will kick the program off on November 28.

  • Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research | BCHS Seminar Series BCHS Seminar Series
    Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research
    Tue 11/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Public Health A521

Minimize Academic Calendar and Governance

  • Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
    Tue 11/21/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until November 21. 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 term.

  • Thanksgiving Recess for Students | Academic Calendar Notice Academic Calendar Notice
    Thanksgiving Recess for Students
    Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017


    No classes Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24. The University is closed November 23-24. 

  • Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
    Mon 11/27/2017


    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. 

    December 2017 graduation. Term 2181. 

  • ETD Workshop | December Graduation Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.
  • Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation | December Graduation Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation
    Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Hillman Library

    What do you need to know about copyright for your thesis or dissertation? Join us for a workshop specifically about copyright and graduate student work. We'll cover copyright issues specific to theses and dissertations, including your rights as a user of others' work, the permissions you need to gain, and your own rights over your ETD. This workshop will include a 40 minute lecture followed by 20 minutes to answer questions.  
  • ETD Workshop | December Graduation Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    Hillman Library

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

Recent Headlines

Garland grant mobilizes trauma-response team for Thanksgiving Day rollout 

Garland grant mobilizes trauma-response team for Thanksgiving Day rollout

POST-GAZETTE - The second, $160,000 grant was awarded to the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. RICHARD GARLAND, an assistant professor, is leading that effort and has hired two street outreach workers who are focusing on violence prevention through me... (11/15/2017)

Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care 

Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care

LIFE SCIENCE DAILY - Health policy researcher ERIC ROBERTS finds that expanded Medicaid programs increased well-child visits for low-income families. Those kids may be impacted if policy proposals curtail benefits or eligibility. (11/15/2017)

FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons 

FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons

NPR - While warning of privacy and cost concerns, HPM’s WALID GELLAD explains the upside of the newly FDA-approved “big brother” digital pill. But he warns that there are broader privacy concerns when it comes to sensors that transmit health information. “We’ve seen time and time again that stuff th... (11/14/2017)

Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services 

Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services

BLOOMBERG - Azar “is not the pick you would expect from someone who is going around calling the pharmaceutical industry a bunch of murderers,” HPM’s WALID GELLAD, who heads Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, said in a phone interview, referring to Trump’s “Getting away with mur... (11/14/2017)

Castle on when senior-care roommates are the abusers 

Castle on when senior-care roommates are the abusers

STAR TRIBUNE - “It sounds awful to say this, but it’s probably going to take a senator’s mother or father to be involved in an incident like this for policymakers to wake up and take notice,” says HPM’s NICHOLAS CASTLE. “Not a lot of folks realize that the biggest threat to your loved one’s safety…c... (11/14/2017)

Baumann documentary focuses on hygiene and menstruation for homeless women 

Baumann documentary focuses on hygiene and menstruation for homeless women

POST-GAZETTE - BCHS student SARAH BAUMANN’s first installment of her documentary series, “Cycle Series,” focuses on how homeless women deal with menstruation needs while on the streets. Costs, logistical issues and mental health issues are often unaddressed. “This is something that happens every mon... (11/13/2017)

Jarlenski finds Medicaid expansion linked to smoking cessation 

Jarlenski finds Medicaid expansion linked to smoking cessation

TRIBUNE-REVIEW - “Smoking cessation is notoriously difficult to achieve,” said senior author MARIAN JARLENSKI, HPM. “The sizable increase we found in smoking cessation might lead to significant reductions in death and diseases caused by smoking, and the taxpayer-funded health care expenditures that ... (11/13/2017)

Pittsburgh: Best place to retire 

Pittsburgh: Best place to retire

CNBC - Most of our students aren’t thinking about retirement, but the reasons Pittsburgh is a great place to live and study also make it the top city for retirement. Come visit...and stay! (11/09/2017)
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