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9/15/2017

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Applying for December Graduation?

September 25 ($15 Fee) Deadline
November 21 ($35 Fee) Deadline

You must apply to graduate by completing an application for graduation (PDF – form must be printed in landscape orientation) and a prior degree form (PDF) and submitting them to the Pitt Public Health Office of Student Affairs, A519 Crabtree. Late fees must be paid by check or money order payable to the “University of Pittsburgh” and be submitted with the application. Contact Joanne Pegher with questions. Note: Dates for applying for April graduation are not yet available. ►Read more 

Check out the ETD workshops available from the the University Library System - formatting and copyright workshops available all year! See publichealth.pitt.edu/graduation for current dates! 

Hot Picks

Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh

Friday, September 15, 2-3 p.m., A521 Crabtree
Center for Health Equity invites all persons to a presentation by Tracy Medrano about life stories told by Latino Youth.  This is a project of Casa San Jose, a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency.  Light refreshments provided.  

Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) Welcome Back

Thursday, September 21, 5-7 p.m., Peter's Pub
The DSO would like to invite all PhD students, new or old, from any department at Pitt Public Health to their annual Welcome Back Social gathering at Peter's Pub, 116 Oakland Ave. 1 free drink and free food will be provided. Students must be age 21 or old. Bring your ID. Contact Antonella Marrocco for more information.

Center for Race and Social Problems Series

These talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.Lunch is provided; registration is not required. All lectures are from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center: Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning; 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. Please contact Center Administrative Assistant Marita Johnson (412-624-7382) with any questions. Upcoming topics include Toxic Inequality and Parental human-capital, low skilled jobs, and racial disparities in child poverty in immigrant families. ►Read more 

A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA

Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9 p.m., G23 Public Health Auditorium
Dr. Rachel Levine, physician general and acting secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,will speak about health topics in the LGBTQ community, and about her background as a transgender physician. Levine will also discuss the ongoing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and her efforts to combat this issue. ►Read more


Mark Your Calendar

Women in Science and Medicine Forum

Tuesday, October 3-4, University Club
Building career success and satisfaction. A collaboration between Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. ►Read more  

Modeling the Opioid Epidemic

September 18 registration deadline for event Monday, October 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University Club
A one-day, national workshop focused on computational modeling and the opioid epidemic. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Two plenary speakers, Carlos Blanco (Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention, NIDA) and Sarah Bacon (Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC), will present, and three additional workshops will feature speakers and panel-led discussions on the modeling efforts at the scales of biological, human, and population health. There is no cost for this workshop. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. ►Register 

epiBRAIN Journal Club

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh sponsor the epiBRAIN Journal club, a multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies, with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience. The journal club generally meets the first Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. Contact Beth Saaban for more information.

Global Health Day

Thursday October 12, 5-8 p.m.
This year's Global Health Day will feature poster presentations and keynote speaker, Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. A former undersecretary in the Philippines Department of Health, Dr. Belizario is a professor in the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines, Manila. ►Read more

Minimize Upcoming Deadlines

Coming Up in the Next Two Months:

  • Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
    Mon 9/25/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until September 25. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 

  • Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day | Center for Global Health Application Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
    Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day
    Thu 9/28/2017


    For information on abstract submissions, including qualifications, categories, and submission forms, please visit the Global Health Day website

  • Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest | Center for Global Health Application Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
    Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest
    Fri 9/29/2017


    Submissions for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest are due by 5 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017. Judging will be held at the 2017 Global Health Day on October 12 in the BST South Foyer. 
    For guidelines and information on submitting photos, please click here

  • NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications
    Tue 10/3/2017


    Applications must be submitted via the Fi2 funding mechanism. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the Institute’s mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal.  
    PRAT fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows. 
  • Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC | School Governance Deadline School Governance Deadline
    Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
    Thu 10/5/2017


    To meet the registrar's deadline, existing course modifications for spring 2018 must be submitted by October 19. Existing course modifications must be presented at the October 5 EPCC meeting. 

  • CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award | Center for Health Equity Application Deadline Center for Health Equity Application Deadline
    CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award
    Mon 10/9/2017


  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism | Pitt Public Health Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
    Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
    Fri 10/13/2017


    We want to ensure you have all the resources needed to participate in your education with the highest standards of academic integrity.
  • Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) | December Graduation Deadline December Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
    Mon 10/23/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until October 23. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 

  • Call for Pilot Project Grants - Center for AIDS Research | University of Pittsburgh Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
    Call for Pilot Project Grants - Center for AIDS Research
    Fri 11/3/2017


    A unique pilot grant funding opportunity, encompassing all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, but with interest in 1) HIV persistence and curative strategies, 2) AIDS-related cancers, co-infections and co-morbidities, 3) novel approaches to prevent HIV infection. 
  • Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date | Center for Global Health Deadline Center for Global Health Deadline
    Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date
    Sun 11/12/2017 11:55PM - 11:55PM


  • Call for Abstracts for the American Osler Society Meeting | Community Deadline Community Deadline
    Call for Abstracts for the American Osler Society Meeting
    Wed 11/15/2017


    The American Osler Society is an international meeting, primarily of physicians, that honors the memory of Sir William Osler, a key founder of modern internal medicine. Papers examine various aspects of the medical humanities broadly defined, with most having a history of medicine aspect in their coverage. Abstract for paper presentation for the May 13-16, 2018 American Osler Society meeting in Pittsburgh, PA should be sent by e-mail to: aosrenee@gmail.com.
  • Goldstein Award | Pitt Public Health Application Deadline Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
    Goldstein Award
    Thu 11/16/2017


    A $2,000 scholarship for tuition, travel, professional organization membership, books, courses, etc. available to students or postdocs working in public health practice with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Public Health Practice (available to students working in environmental health disparities in alternate years). 

  • 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. 

Teaching Tip of the Week

Did you know…? – The Inclusive Classroom

There are many ways to bring inclusivity into your course before you even walk through your classroom door. You can start by taking stock of your own implicit bias—become aware of your bias in order to confront and modify any behaviors that may make students feel excluded. There are also a few easy ways to build inclusivity into your course syllabus: using gender neutral pronouns, establishing guidelines for in-class discussions, and taking stock of course material to include authors from different backgrounds. Finally, have a plan of action for when a student says or does something controversial or exclusive in a class discussion. There are many strategies for managing these oftentimes uncomfortable situations that range from framing a class discussion around the incident to taking a short break. To learn other strategies for making your classroom more inclusive, you can consult the University Center for Teaching and Learning or the University Times article.

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