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6/15/2017 Issue

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REMINDER: NACCHO REQUEST FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

The 2017 National Association of City and County Health Officers (NACCHO) Annual Conference, is being held July 11–13 in Pittsburgh, PA. The theme of this year’s conference, Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health, highlights the unique opportunity public health has to convene discussions and efforts around population health, clinical medicine, and the management of systems that measure health and healthcare outcomes. NACCHO will waive the student registration fee of $375 to students who volunteers to support the conference. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Anne-Marie Burton Chief, Member Engagement, Outreach and Partnerships, 202.783.5550 x 4245│E-mail: aburton@naccho.org 

HSLS FlashClasses Still On for the Summer!

Check out the calendar of free courses from the Health Sciences Library System, including Getting Systematic about your Systematic Review, Data Visualizations for Beginners, and more! ►Read more
Sign up for weekly evites announcing the series of one hour classes announced each week and covering unique topics that may be of special interest to small groups. E-mail flash@pitt.edu to sign up.

ETD Workshops Scheduled through the Summer

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template at any one of the upcoming workshops. They’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. ►Read more to register for upcoming dates in July and August.

Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond

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 future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will 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 and scholarship.  ►Read more to register for upcoming dates in July and August.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due | University of Pittsburgh Deadline (June 15)
Alzheimer’s Association Scholarship | Community Deadline (June20)
Extended Diversity Experience Funding | University of Pittsburgh Deadline (June 26)
Call for Abstracts: Med Ed Day | University of Pittsburgh Deadline (July 7)

Graduation Deadlines and Important Dates

June Graduation
• The final deadline to apply for June graduation has passed.
• Schedule a paper format review with Joanne Pegher by June 19.
• The final upload and all paperwork are due on June 23.
• The official date for award of degree is June 24.
• Transcripts are available starting July 10 and diploma mailing begins July 26.

August Graduation
The regular deadline to apply for August Graduation has passed. Apply by June 22 with a $25 fee. July 11 is the final deadline.
A draft of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due on July 11.

Read more at publichealth.pitt.edu/graduation.

HOT PICKS

Rescheduled! Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease"

Friday, September 15, noon-1 p.m., Scaife Lecture Room 6
Assistant professor of human genetics at Pitt Public Health, Padiath will give one of the Senior Vice Chancellor’s 12 at 12 lectures in September.

Call for Abstracts: Governor’s Emergency Preparedness Summit

October 2-4, Hershey, PA 
A first-of-its-kind conference that will bring together people from sectors involving health, human services, emergency management and homeland security. The agencies are looking for workshop presenters who would help fit this multidisciplinary approach. If you have a project or a poster that fits any one of the four tracks, please consider submitting an abstract for your presentation.  One night’s lodging and travel reimbursement expenses are available for the selected workshops. ►Read more

Submissions

Submit events and announcements at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/submit

Upcoming Events

Get a look at upcoming events on the school calendar or get a preview of major upcoming Pitt Public Health events (PDF) this term.

Recent Job Postings

This Week from ASPPH

Read the letter from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health featuring the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) 2017 Fall Institute, NIH funding opportunities, and more.

School News

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EPI students present at 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research 

EPI students present at 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research

Three epidemiology students traveled to Seattle this week to present findings at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research. Pictured below are KYLE FREESE, LARA SIMINERIO LEMON, and TAMALA GONDWE. What was their take-away from the 30th anniversary event? Reproductiv... (06/23/2017)
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Closing of DeSoto Street entrance - June 26-28 

Closing of DeSoto Street entrance - June 26-28

Due to renovation conditions at the DeSoto Street entrance, it will be closed starting Monday 06-26-17 until Wednesday morning 06-28-17. Please use the Fifth Avenue entrance during this time period. (06/22/2017)
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Goldstein on the clarion call for scientists and the EPA 

Goldstein on the clarion call for scientists and the EPA

E&E NEWS - The debate has gone on for some time over whether scientists should simply lay out their information and let politicians decide how to use it or advocate for a specific policies. Emeritus EOH professor and emeritus dean BERNARD GOLDSTEIN, who also served as assistant administrator for res... (06/22/2017)
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Bernstein addresses Congressional roundatble on climate change (video) 

Bernstein addresses Congressional roundatble on climate change (video)

U.S. CONGRESS - On June 20, 2017, emeritus dean and professor BERNARD GOLDSTEIN called on lawmakers to support a research agenda to mitigate global climate change during special D.C. hearing. As an expert environmental toxicologist, he emphasized the need to address conservatives’ reasons for not tr... (06/21/2017)
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Upcoming Events

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health.
Preview major upcoming events for the term (PDF). 

Coming Up this Week:

  • Official Date for Award of Degree | June Graduation Notice June Graduation Notice
    Official Date for Award of Degree
    Sat 6/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


    Official date for award of degree for June 2017 graduation (term 2177).
  • Urban Health Summer Institute | Community Event Community Event
    Urban Health Summer Institute
    Mon 6/26/2017 to Fri 6/30/2017


    Four short courses in urban health are being offered at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, June 26-30, 2017. Early bird registration discount is half-off until April 30th. This is a great opportunity to dive into a public health topic and learn practical skills in a condensed format. Courses are held every day for one week either in the mornings or the afternoons. Please see the Summer Institute website for more information.
  • Extended Diversity Experience Funding | University of Pittsburgh Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
    Extended Diversity Experience Funding
    Mon 6/26/2017


    Faculty members who are interested in incorporating what they have learned about diversity and inclusivity into a course they will be teaching in the coming year may apply to participate in the Extended Diversity Institute workshop series. This extended professional growth experience will connect a cohort of faculty with scholars who are studying diversity, librarians to help locate resources, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively to assist faculty in modifying their courses.
  • EPCC Meeting | School Governance Meeting School Governance Meeting
    EPCC Meeting
    Thu 6/29/2017 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
  • Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Workshop Professional Development Workshop
    Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
    Thu 6/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
    Alumni Hall

    Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.

    Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
    • Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
    • Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


  • Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal | Career Services Lecture Career Services Lecture
    Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal
    Fri 6/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    Scientific editor, Ieva Gailite, PhD, will provide an overview of the editorial process of the four journals published by EMBO as an academic organization - The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular and Systems Biology, and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr. Gailite will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process at EMBO Press and The EMBO Journal in particular, and present a brief overview of the policies that EMBO has recently implemented. She will provide a brief insight into how manuscripts are evaluated and the role of scientific editors in this process.
  • Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential | Community Webinar Community Webinar
    Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential
    Fri 6/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


    NBPHE presents a one hour informational webinar, “Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential”.

    This webinar will cover everything from the benefits and importance of earning the credential, eligibility requirements, exam contents and materials, vouchers and discounts, exam dates and locations, as well as what happens after you pass the exam. 

    The CPH webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for later viewing. 
  • Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit | Community Application Deadline Community Application Deadline
    Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit
    Mon 7/3/2017


    The theme for this year’s summit is Collaboration. The summit will focus on the importance of communication and partnerships throughout the statewide emergency response community. This is an opportunity to come together for information sharing, learning and relationship building. Abstracts are currently being accepted for summit workshops, panel discussions, half-day courses, full-day courses and poster presentations. Abstract submissions should align with one of the following tracks: public health/emergency preparedness, emergency management, human services, or homeland security.
  • Independence Day Holiday | Academic Calendar Notice Academic Calendar Notice
    Independence Day Holiday
    Tue 7/4/2017


    University Closed

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Dean Burke addresses congressional hearing on the opioid epidemic 

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