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Bernard D. Goldstein Award in Environmental Health Disparities and Public Health Practice
Students or postdocs may use the award to defray the costs of tuition, travel to a conference, membership in a professional organization, textbooks, courses in public speaking or scientific writing, or other opportunities that would enhance your training as a public health practitioner. ►Read more
Russell Rule Rycheck Award for a Promising MPH Student
December 5 deadline
For promising MPH students committed to the practice of public health to develop skills to add to their professional tool bag. ►Read more
William T. Green Award in Public Health Studies
December 5 deadline
Supports special student projects - use it for direct research costs, travel, books, memberships, etc. ►Read more
New Emergency Alert System
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for the University's new emergency alert system by logging in to their my.pitt.edu page and clicking on Emergency Notification under My Resources or typing ENS into the Ask Cathy! search bar. ►Read more
Navigating Work Authorization as an International Student
Wednesday, September 27, noon-1 p.m., A521 Crabtree
Workshop is presented by Sara Jones, associate director, Office of International Services. This is a brown bag lunch and learn - bring your own lunch and we will provide cookies and beverages. ►Read more
A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare
Wednesday, September 27, Noon - 2 p.m., University Club
Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, will discuss a practical pathway to reforming U.S. healthcare and public health with aims of reducing disease, increasing longevity, and substantially cutting health care costs. The event will be moderated by CB Bhattacharya, H. J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series - Out and Around
Monday, September 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., G23 Public Health
Come join the Global Health Student Association for their first film series screening of the year, Out and Around. Food and light refreshments will be served. Film Synopsis: Jennifer Chang and Lisa Dazols travel to 15 countries in the attempt to find people that serve as leaders for the gay, lesbian, and transgender equality movement, capturing the changes that are occurring in the status of queer people around the world.
Healthy U Fair
Monday, September 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., WPU Lawn
Stop by to learn more about how you can benefit from Healthy U, including group fitness classes, fitness centers on campus, special events, fitness assessments, and personal training. Featuring displays from Pitt graduate and professional students showcasing their contributions to health and wellness! ►Read more
Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally - POWER for Precision Medicine
Tuesday, September 26, 6-8:15 p.m., North Side
Six women highlighting the startling discoveries that fuel the engine of precision medicine, covering clinical perspectives as well as impact on patients, health care, and health insurance in Pittsburgh and across the globe. Sponsored by Pitt's Innovation Institute and Women in Bio (among others). ►Read more
Upcoming Events from Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort:
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Wednesday, September 27, 5:50-7:30 p.m., Lawrenceville
An Allegheny County Health Department training for individuals interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps, a volunteer organization of health care workers and community members that would be called upon to help county and state officials during a public health emergency.
Point of Dispensing Training
Thursday, September 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 3, 5-7:30 p.m., Lawrenceville
Contact Kailey Hughes to participate in any of these trainings.
Learn how to assist in operating local point of dispensing (POD) sites for delivery of medications in certain public health emergencies or disasters.
Mark Your Calendar
Fall Break for Students
Monday, October 9
No classes. Make-up for fall break classes on Tuesday, October 10 (Monday classes are held on Tuesday. No Tuesday classes that week).
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Friday, October 13, 9 a.m. - noon, 4128 Parran
Come work on your class papers, report, manuscript, grant proposal, thesis or dissertation – or whatever you need to write! We take advantage of kind peer pressure. Open to students, faculty and staff. Those who attend come from multiple schools and disciplines including public health, education, social work, anthropology, business, medicine, dental health and psychology.
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit
Friday, October 13, 7:45 a.m.- 7 p.m., Monroeville Convention Center
A one-day event featuring the industry's leading professionals as well as two separate educational tracks, one focusing on the advancements in healthcare administration and financial management and the other highlighting upcoming improvements to healthcare information technology and providing a detailed look into the technology's applications. ►Read more
International Education Week - 2017 Theme: Displacement
For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the U.S. celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange. Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Hosted by the University Center of International Studies. ►Read more