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Weekly Update: What's Happening at Pitt Public Health

4/27/17 Issue

Announcements

Construction Update: Change to Crane Date

On Wednesday, May 3, a crane will be setup on N. Bouquet Street remove rooftop equipment starting at 8AM.  PJD, Pitt parking, and Benedum Hall Alleyway access may also be affected.

Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video

Thursday, May 4 at 1:00 AM

CourseWeb will be unavailable during this maintenance period. Access to My Pitt Video will also be unavailable during this time. The systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. Contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] with questions.

Center for Global Health Photo Contest

September 29 deadline Are you going abroad this summer for a global health related practicum, trip, or project? Don’t forget to take photos for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest! Up to 3 winners will receive a $100 prize. ►Read more   


Upcoming Deadlines

Summer Term Registration Deadline: Monday, May 8.

This is the final registration date for Summer 2017 term (2177). The final registration deadline for additional Summer sessions are the following: 12 Week: May 15, 6Week1:  May 15, 6Week2: June 26. Continuing students must pay a late fee between May 8 and May 19. Add or drop classes until May 19. 


Hot Picks

14TH Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture-  Sarah Tishkoff on "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa”

Friday, April 28, 2017, 12-1pm G23 Parran Auditorium Distinguished population geneticist Sarah Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, holding appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Tishkoff studies genomic and phenotypic variation in ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines field work, laboratory research, and computational methods to examine African population history and how genetic variation can affect a wide range of practical issues. Reception to follow.

EOH Seminar: Using Translation Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals- Induced Toxicity

Monday, May 1. 12-1pm. Bridgeside Point- 540.

Presented by Rebecca Fry, PhD, Associate Professor, Director, UNC Superfund Research Program, Director, Graduate Studies, Curriculum in Toxicology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Activity and Asthma in the Urban Environment : Does Air Pollution Offset the Respiration Benefit of Exercise?

Thursday, May 4 12:00 PM. Bridgeside Point 540, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Presented by Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD, MS. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, New York.

Transformative Intergroup Dialogue 

Wednesday, May 10. 9am -4pm. University Club. The Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development invites faculty to a full day Transformative Intergroup Dialogue learning experience. Designed to provide an experiential introduction and provide an opportunity to practice dialogue facilitation skills, support faculty who may wish to create and institutionalize Intergroup Dialogue in their units, departments or schools at the University of Pittsburgh and more! This workshop will be useful for people with varying levels of knowledge and experience with Transformative Intergroup Dialogue. A light breakfast & lunch will be provided. ►Read more  

For other upcoming events from the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/professionaldevelopmentworkshops

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Urban Health Summer Institute

June 26-30, 2017, at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health 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.

Urban Health Symposium

September 7-8, Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health

The Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health will host its second Urban Health Symposium, “Reimagining Health in Cities: from Local to Global,” September 7-8, 2017. Please see the symposium website for more information and to register. 

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.

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School News

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Gellad comments on the hype of cancer cure claims 

Gellad comments on the hype of cancer cure claims

CNN - Hyping early scientific results based on lab tests or animal studies can attract investors that allow researchers to continue their work. "It's in the interest of almost every stakeholder in the health system to be optimistic about these therapies," said HPM's WALID GELLAD, co-director of the ... (04/28/2017)
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Tishkoff delivers the 14th Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture 

Tishkoff delivers the 14th Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Sarah A. Tishkoff delivered the 14th annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture with a talk titled "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease." Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology in the School of Medicine a... (04/28/2017)
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Zimmerman and Nowalk suggest there may still be a place for the nasal flu vaccine 

Zimmerman and Nowalk suggest there may still be a place for the nasal flu vaccine

CONTAGION LIVE - A research team including senior author RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, BCHS, and alumna MARY PATRICIA NOWALK (EPI '93), notes that despite its lower efficacy rates, eliminating the nasal influenza vaccine has resulted in a reduced overall rate of flu vaccine uptake in the United States. Thus, e... (04/26/2017)
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Bodnar receives outstanding alumnus award from UNC Chapel Hill 

Bodnar receives outstanding alumnus award from UNC Chapel Hill

Vice-chair for research in the Department of Epidmiology, Lisa Bodnar is to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017. (04/26/2017)
More Pitt Public Health News

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:

  • Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition | Center for Global Health Application Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
    Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition
    Tue 4/4/2017 8:00AM to Fri 5/5/2017 5:00PM


    Click here for the guidelines for the Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition. 

  • Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity | EOH Seminar Series EOH Seminar Series
    Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity
    Mon 5/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Bridgeside Point - 540

  • epiBrain Journal Club | Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
    epiBrain Journal Club
    Tue 5/2/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    Public Health 5140

    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.  
  • ETD Workshop with the University Library System | June Graduation Workshop June Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop with the University Library System
    Tue 5/2/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 
  • Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond | June Graduation Workshop June Graduation Workshop
    Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
    Tue 5/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Hillman Library

    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 the future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, 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. 

  • STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium | Community Event Community Event
    STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium
    Wed 5/3/2017 to Thu 5/4/2017
    University Club

      The symposium focuses on the causes of youth  suicide, the best ways to assess risk, and a review of the latest
    evidence-based  treatment and prevention approaches.
  • QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline
    Wed 5/3/2017


    Deadline to apply: May 3

    The QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship is a series of learning sessions coupled with a competition designed to allow you to work closely with mentors and a multidisciplinary team to create and present a future health technology visual to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win $5,000. To apply, click here

  • Official University Grade Deadline | Academic Calendar Notice Academic Calendar Notice
    Official University Grade Deadline
    Wed 5/3/2017


    Official University grade deadline for Spring Term. All Grade Rosters must be in Approved status by 11:59 p.m.
  • Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline
    Wed 5/3/2017 10:50AM - 10:55AM


    The Patient Safety Fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality by introducing them to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient CareSM methodology—a Lean-based quality improvement system that seeks to deliver patient-centered, error-free care to every patient, every time. Deadline: May 3. Click here to apply.
  • ETD Workshop with the University Library System | June Graduation Workshop June Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop with the University Library System
    Wed 5/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 
  • Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video | University of Pittsburgh Notice University of Pittsburgh Notice
    Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video
    Thu 5/4/2017 1:00AM - 8:00PM


    CourseWeb, the University of Pittsburgh's implementation of Blackboard Learn, will be unavailable during this maintenance period. Access to My Pitt Video will also be unavailable during this time.

    Although a maintenance period has been scheduled during this time, the systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of the CourseWeb system.

    Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.
  • Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise? | EOH Seminar Series EOH Seminar Series
    Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise?
    Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Bridgeside Point - 540

  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES | Epidemiology Seminar Series Epidemiology Seminar Series
    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES
    Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A522

    Marquis Hawkins, PhD

    Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

  • EPCC Meeting | School Governance Meeting School Governance Meeting
    EPCC Meeting
    Thu 5/4/2017 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
  • Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) | June Graduation Application Deadline June Graduation Application Deadline
    Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
    Fri 5/5/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until May 11. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 
  • Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means" | Biostatistics Dissertation Defense Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
    Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"
    Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
    Public Health 7139

    Abraham Apfel of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"
  • Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) | Academic Calendar Registration Dates Academic Calendar Registration Dates
    Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
    Mon 5/8/2017


    This is the final registration date for Summer 2017 term (2177). 
    The final registration deadline for additional summer sessions are the following: 12 Week: May 15, 6Week1:  May 15,  6Week2: June 26. 

    Continuing students must pay a late fee between May 8 and May 19. Add or drop classes until May 19.

  • Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
    Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


    These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org
  • Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World | Center for Global Health Lecture Center for Global Health Lecture
    Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World
    Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


     

  • : UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II) | Career Services Workshop Career Services Workshop
    : UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II)
    Tue 5/9/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Scaife Hall

    During this session, we will  review and reinforce the key concepts for building a professional social media brand with a focus on peer-review of your LinkedIN profile. 
  • Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute) | University of Pittsburgh Workshop University of Pittsburgh Workshop
    Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute)
    Wed 5/10/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    University Club

    This day is designed to:
    -Provide an experiential introduction to Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (TIGD).
    -Provide an opportunity to practice dialogue facilitation skills.
    -Support faculty who may wish to create and institutionalize Intergroup Dialogue in their units, departments or schools at the University of Pittsburgh.
    -Provide dialogic tools for faculty and staff who may wish to use them in other types of courses and programs.
    -Build a cohort of individuals who share a common language and understanding regarding Intergroup Dialogue and similar educational strategies.
    -Engage participants in exercises that demonstrate the use of TIGD and that invite self and group exploration regarding intergroup issues. 
    This workshop will be useful for people with varying levels of knowledge and experience with Transformative Intergroup Dialogue.

    University Club, Conference Room A
    Speakers: Erika Gold Kestenberg and Mario C. Browne of the Pitt Intergroup Dialogue Collaborative at the University of Pittsburgh

  • How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute) | University of Pittsburgh Workshop University of Pittsburgh Workshop
    How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute)
    Thu 5/11/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    O'Hara Student Center

    This session looks at how poverty and socioeconomic challenges impact students. Looking holistically at their overall educational experience, we will explore how various aspects of poverty shape the student experience in and out of the classroom. Hear from a variety of faculty who examine the impact of poverty, and participate in a talk with Pittsburgh community leaders who work locally to alleviate poverty.

    O’Hara Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
    Speakers: Gerald Dickinson (Pitt School of Law), Lori Delale-O’Connor (Pitt Center for Urban Education), Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (Pitt Dept. of Psychology), and Ken Regal (Just Harvest)

  • Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee) | June Graduation Application Deadline June Graduation Application Deadline
    Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee)
    Fri 5/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


    The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until June 2. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

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