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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PITT PUBLIC HEALTH

Event Category
Sun 10/22/2017 to Wed 10/25/2017
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting
Sun 10/22/2017 to Wed 10/25/2017
Pittsburgh, PA

Taking place at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, the Society for Medical Decision Making's 2017 Annual Meeting will explore themes to ensure the credibility and usability of our Society’s efforts and to promote our vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data. With scientific advancement is increasingly dependent on complex data systems (the present-day giant), robust procedures are necessary to ensure that insights from data are not obscured from future scientists and real-time users but are used to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation.

Pittsburgh, PA
HPM
Conference
Mon 10/23/2017
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) 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. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Mon 10/23/2017 to Thu 10/26/2017
Sit In on Courses During Pitt's Grad School Week University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Sit In on Courses During Pitt's Grad School Week
Mon 10/23/2017 to Thu 10/26/2017


Sit in on Pitt Public Health courses like Public Health Biology, Intro to Community Health, Principles of Epidemiology, Capstone: Problem Solving in Public Health, and more! 

University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 10/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD
Mon 10/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD
Professor
Center for Vaccine Research
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh


"Causes and Consequences of SIV-Related

Immune Activation/Inflammation"



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Tools for Creating Personalized Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Tools for Creating Personalized Learning (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hillman Library

This workshop will be held in the Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, on the ground floor.

This workshop will demonstrate several tools for creating simulations, personalized learning and mastery learning modules using Blackboard, Qualtrics and VPSim. Using these tools, you can create innovative online and blended learning experiences for your students that allow them to work at their own pace to master content, use formative assessments to personalize their learning path, and participate in rich simulations that encourage active learning and decision-making. To get the most out of this session, attendees should have a basic working knowledge of Blackboard and Qualtrics. (For an introduction to Qualtrics, please register for our Qualtrics Survey System workshop on August 7September 5 or October 3.) 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of personalized learning and simulations in the classroom
  • Use advanced adaptive release and achievements in Blackboard
  • Use the Survey Flow and Embedded Data to create branching in Qualtrics
  • Request a VPSim account and build a basic simulation

Hillman Library
Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition BCHS Seminar Series
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


Public Health A521
BCHS
Seminar Series
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display Pitt Public Health Event
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We're requesting loans and/or donations of items from cancer awareness events - walk or race t-shirts, scarves, or other memorabilia - to incorporate into a special display at Pitt Public Health during the month of November as part of this year's One Book, One Community selection, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Every member of the Pitt Public Health community who donates or loans an item for the display will receive a copy of the book!


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 10/24/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair
Tue 10/24/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Boston University, on Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm

Register at www.facebook.com/events/1865905753682266


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 10/25/2017
Department of Health Services Case Competition Registration Career Services Deadline
Department of Health Services Case Competition Registration
Wed 10/25/2017


Are you a graduate student in the fields of public policy, social work, business or law?  Are you interested in a career in the public sector? Consider registering for the DHS Case Competition. As a participant, you will be assigned to an interdisciplinary team; work with team members to solve a real-world problem related to human services delivery; receive the case, analyze it and present your plan to a panel of distinguished judges after less than 72 hours; be eligible to win a team prize (courtesy of the Human Services Integration Fund) of up to $3,000 after final presentations. Resumes should be emailed to Natalia Mejia at natalia.majia@alleghenycounty.us. 


Career Services
Deadline
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jenna Malinauskas IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jenna Malinauskas
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Zi-Ning Zhang, Jun-Jie Xu, Ya-Jing Fu, et al.  Transcriptomic Analysis of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Rapid Progressors in Early HIV Infection Identifies a Signature Closely Correlated with Disease Progression.  Clin. Chem.  59:1175-1186, 2013.

Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Parental Human-Capital, Low Skilled Jobs, Racial Disparities in Child Poverty in Immigrant Families University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Parental Human-Capital, Low Skilled Jobs, Racial Disparities in Child Poverty in Immigrant Families
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Kevin Thomas, PhD, Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Pennsylvania State University. 

Part of the School of Social Work's Center for Race and Social Problems' lecture series, an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. 


Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Vladimir Rafalsky, Alexander Averyanov, Boris Bart, et al.  Efficacy and safety of Ergoferon versus oseltamivir in adult outpatients with seasonal influenza virus infection: a multicenter, open-label, randomized trial.  Interntl. J. Infect. Dis.  51:47-55, 2016.

Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display Pitt Public Health Event
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We're requesting loans and/or donations of items from cancer awareness events - walk or race t-shirts, scarves, or other memorabilia - to incorporate into a special display at Pitt Public Health during the month of November as part of this year's One Book, One Community selection, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Every member of the Pitt Public Health community who donates or loans an item for the display will receive a copy of the book!


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 10/25/2017 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Graduation Information Session December Graduation Meeting
Graduation Information Session
Wed 10/25/2017 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A216

Join Rick Hoover, special projects librarian; Joanne Pegher, graduation coordinator; and Mary Derkach, assistant dean for Student Affairs to discuss general graduation requirements, preparing and submitting an essay or ETD, plus any questions from students.

Public Health A216
December Graduation
Meeting
Wed 10/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 10/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Jason E. Farley, Laura E. Starbird, Jill Anderson et al.  Methodologic considerations of household-level methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonization among persons living with HIV.  Amer. J. Inf. Control.  45:1074-1080, 2017.

Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Best Practices in Online Teaching (pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/25/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

Best Practices in Online Teaching – Faculty who teach online or hybrid classes want to know how to design and teach courses that are pedagogically effective. This workshop will summarize and synthesize research about the most effective practices in teaching learner-centered courses and point to CourseWeb tools that can help you implement engaging teaching strategies. Topics covered will include strategies and tools for planning sequenced assignments and activities, managing the course, and evaluation. The workshop will be of interest to faculty who teach online or who are interested in incorporating online components into their traditional courses. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences to share.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Organize materials for your course in CourseWeb
• Use CourseWeb to communicate with your students
• Design collaborative learning activities by selecting tools such as Groups, Discussion Board, Wiki, Blog or Journal
• Provide feedback to students with tools such as the rubric or quizzes

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 10/25/2017 5:00PM - 5:05PM
Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program -Letters of Intent University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program -Letters of Intent
Wed 10/25/2017 5:00PM - 5:05PM


The Coulter Program provides translational research funding and support to collaborative teams of engineers, scientists, researchers, and clinical practitioners.  The program offers between $50,000 and $100,000 investments for later-stage device, diagnostic, healthcare IT/software, and drug delivery projects that are close to commercialization.  Awards are to be used to validate potential product concepts and proposed commercial pathways, thereby increasing the likelihood of licensing the technology or forming a new company.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Wed 10/25/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair
Wed 10/25/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Columbia University, on Wednesday October 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Register at www.facebook.com/events/277838679333915


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
DEA Drug Take Back Day University of Pittsburgh Event
DEA Drug Take Back Day
Thu 10/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/26/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Meghan Matlack EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Meghan Matlack
Thu 10/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday October 26, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Meghan Matlack

Paper:  Reduced biological effect of e-cigarette aerosol compared to cigarette smoke evaluated in vitro using normalized nicotine dose and RNA-seq-based toxicogenomics

Authors: Linsey E. Haswell, Andrew Baxter, Anisha Banerjee, Ivan Verrastro, Jessica Mushonganono, Jason Adamson, David Thorne, Marianna Gaça & Emmanuel Minet

Abstract: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) use has increased globally and could potentially offer a lower risk alternative to cigarette smoking. Here, we assessed the transcriptional response of a primary 3D airway model acutely exposed to e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette (3R4F) smoke. Aerosols were generated with standard intense smoking regimens with careful consideration for dose by normalizing the exposures to nicotine. Two e-cigarette aerosol dilutions were tested for equivalent and higher nicotine delivery compared to 3R4F. RNA was extracted at 24 hrs and 48 hrs post exposure for RNA-seq. 873 and 205 RNAs were differentially expressed for 3R4F smoke at 24 hrs and 48 hrs using a pFDR < 0.01 and a [fold change] > 2 threshold. 113 RNAs were differentially expressed at the highest dose of e-cigarette aerosol using a looser threshold of pFDR < 0.05, 3 RNAs exceeded a fold change of 2. Geneset enrichment analysis revealed a clear response from lung cancer, inflammation, and fibrosis associated genes after 3R4F smoke exposure. Metabolic/biosynthetic processes, extracellular membrane, apoptosis, and hypoxia were identified for e-cigarette exposures, albeit with a lower confidence score. Based on equivalent or higher nicotine delivery, an acute exposure to e-cigarette aerosol had a reduced impact on gene expression compared to 3R4F smoke exposure in vitro.

Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/26/2017 11:45AM - 11:50AM
Epidemiology Seminar - Julie Downs, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Julie Downs, PhD
Thu 10/26/2017 11:45AM - 11:50AM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Transitioning regulatory immune cell thereapy to the clinic in organ transplantation EOH Seminar Series
Transitioning regulatory immune cell thereapy to the clinic in organ transplantation
Thu 10/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


Bridgeside Point - 540
EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 10/26/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Looking for a way to move beyond traditional slides or add new life to old presentations? Prezi is an easy-to-use presentation tool (as easy to use as PowerPoint) that provides a fresh, new, interactive way to present information to your students. Driven by Flash animation, Prezi allows you to organize course content in logical ways, while at the same time establishing multiple 
connections between multiple fields of knowledge. You can use Prezi to give a presentation in a predetermined “Path,” or explore instead, in response to student interactions. You can even have your students navigate, contribute to, or create a Prezi on their own. Prezi also easily integrates media. (To see sample Prezis, see: http://prezi.com/explore/.) This interactive workshop will familiarize you with the pedagogical and technical aspects of working with Prezi.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint.
• Use best practices in teaching with Prezi.
• Create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi.
• Avoid common pitfalls in the creation of Prezis

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance Career Services Seminar Series
Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will focus on appropriately organizing and budgeting time at any stage of training to maximize productivity. This is NOT just a time management workshop. The goal of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how to successfully juggle tasks--in both work and life--to be as effective as possible in the workplace. The workshop will be highly interactive and will encourage you to get started on the “re-sequencing” of work and life events for increased success.

Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Career Services
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Special Seminar - P Jeemon, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Event
Special Seminar - P Jeemon, MPH, PhD
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Dr. Jeemon’s current research projects include:
2015-2020: Principal Investigator: A family based RCT on lifestyle interventions. Funded by the Wellcome Trust - Division of Biotechnology.
2015-2020: Co-principal Investigator: A worksite-based lifestyle program for reducing diabetes and cardiovascular disease in India. Funded by US National Institutes of Health.
2016-2018:  Co-investigator: Population Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in Urban and Rural Delhi and its Association with Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors. Funded by Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
2016-2018: Principal Investigator: The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Programme. Funded by World Diabetes Federation.
2012-2018: Role-Co-investigator: DISHA Study-Diet and lifestyle interventions for hypertension risk reduction through anganwadi workers and accredited social health activists. Funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research.
2014-2017: Co-investigator (India): Enhanced integration of primary and secondary health systems and patient empowerment through improved continuity of patient care and clinical handover. Funded by Medical Research Council UK.
2014-2017: Principal Investigator: Factors influencing recruitment in public health studies in India. Funded by the Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy.


Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present, "Inferential Procedures for the Use of Biomarkers in Treatment Selection".


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Pitt Graduate School Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Pitt Graduate School Fair
Thu 10/26/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
William Pitt Union

Get answers to questions about admissions, tuition, fees, finance and career opportunities! All Pitt students in attendance are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. Light refreshments will be provided. 

William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/26/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Graduate School Fair (Drexel University, Philadelphia PA) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Public Health Graduate School Fair (Drexel University, Philadelphia PA)
Thu 10/26/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Drexel University. 

Register at www.facebook.com/events/599776583561819

 


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Fri 10/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Robin Grubs, PhD, LCGC - Huntington’s disease panel discussion Human Genetics Seminar Series
Robin Grubs, PhD, LCGC - Huntington’s disease panel discussion
Fri 10/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 10/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/30/2017
Registration for Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Spring Term Begins
Mon 10/30/2017


Enrollment appointments for Spring 2018 term (2184) and all sessions begins on October 30 at midnight. Check your enrollment appointment times on my.pitt. Open enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. Enrollment appointments for veteran students begin on Friday, October 27. Add or drop classes until January 19, 2018.

publichealth.pitt.edu/courses


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 10/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joanna Shaw / Sajen Solberg IDM Seminar Series
Joanna Shaw / Sajen Solberg
Mon 10/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/30/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/30/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 10/30/2017 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.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 10/31/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Preventing & Monitoring Cheating and Plagiarism (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Preventing & Monitoring Cheating and Plagiarism (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/31/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Hillman Library

One national study conducted by the Academic Integrity Center at Duke University suggests that 3 in 4 college students cheat. And cheating is more likely when a teaching assistant gives the exam. Why? Because they thought they could get away with it. Be prepared! By the end of this workshop participants will be better able to identify and prevent cheating in general, and to manage violations of the University of Pittsburgh’s academic integrity policy.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Define academic integrity, cheating and plagiarism
• Discuss ways to prevent plagiarism and cheating
• Describe how to deal with cheating and plagiarism at the University of Pittsburgh

Hillman Library
Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Linking Black Lives & Black Minds (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Linking Black Lives & Black Minds (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Linking Black Lives and Black Minds
Facilitator: Dean Larry E. Davis, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center |  2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Christina Martins IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Christina Martins
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 12:05PM
Presidential Management Fellows program Career Services Application Deadline
Presidential Management Fellows program
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 12:05PM


The PMF Class of 2018 application will open over a 10-day period beginning October 23. Once the application opens, you will be able to access the PMF application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS.
 You must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for any of the following that apply to you: requesting reasonable accommodations, claiming veterans' preference, and/or claiming Native American/Indian preference. Please review the Application Tips for specifics on resumes and transcripts.
NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period, October 23-November 1.

Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Graduate and Professional School Fair (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Graduate and Professional School Fair (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA)
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM


Meet Pitt Public Health representatives at this free graduate school fair on 

Wednesday November 1 from 1-4 PM  
Howard Gittis Student Center
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer Student Organization Social
Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

All underrepresented minority students are invite to come mix and mingle with other minority students, staff and faculty in the health sciences. Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. RSVP by October 20 at diversity@hs.pitt.edu. 


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Student Organization
Social
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Under Represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer Center for Health Equity Social
Under Represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Center for Health Equity
Social
Thu 11/2/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Graduate School Fair (Howard University, Washington DC ) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Graduate School Fair (Howard University, Washington DC )
Thu 11/2/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Meet Pitt Public Health representatives at this free graduate school fair on Thursday, November 2 from 9 a.m.-noon at Howard University, in Washington DC at the Blackburn University Center. 

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 11/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shawn Ting EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shawn Ting
Thu 11/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday November 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Shawn/Hsiu-Chi Ting

Paper:  PEBP1 Wardens Ferroptosis by Enabling Lipoxygenase Generation of Lipid Death Signals

Authors: Sally E. Wenzel, Yulia Y. Tyurina, Jinming Zhao, ..., Ivet Bahar, Hulya Bayır, Valerian E. Kagan

Abstract: Ferroptosis is a form of programmed cell death that
is pathogenic to several acute and chronic diseases
and executed via oxygenation of polyunsaturated
phosphatidylethanolamines (PE) by 15-lipoxygenases
(15-LO) that normally use free polyunsaturated
fatty acids as substrates. Mechanisms
of the altered 15-LO substrate specificity are enigmatic.
We sought a common ferroptosis regulator
for 15LO. We discovered that PEBP1, a scaffold
protein inhibitor of protein kinase cascades,
complexes with two 15LO isoforms, 15LO1 and
15LO2, and changes their substrate competence
to generate hydroperoxy-PE. Inadequate reduction
of hydroperoxy-PE due to insufficiency or dysfunction
of a selenoperoxidase, GPX4, leads to
ferroptosis. We demonstrated the importance of
PEBP1-dependent regulatory mechanisms of ferroptotic
death in airway epithelial cells in asthma,
kidney epithelial cells in renal failure, and cortical
and hippocampal neurons in brain trauma. As master
regulators of ferroptotic cell death with profound
implications for human disease, PEBP1/15LO complexes
represent a new target for drug discovery.


Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH
Thu 11/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

A teaching philosophy statement is a concise, compelling illustration of you as an instructor, a useful exercise in reflexive examination of your teaching, and a necessary component of many academic job applications. This workshop will give those just beginning to write a teaching philosophy statement a place to start and tools with which to move forward. Students who have developed teaching philosophy statements in the past will take a fresh look at those and implement effective revisions. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
• Articulate teaching objectives
• Describe personal teaching methods 
• Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness 
• Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impact

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 11/2/2017 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

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Thu 11/2/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/2/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

The University of Pittsburgh makes two methods of plagiarism detection available to Pitt faculty: Turnitin and SafeAssign. Both of these services are integrated with Blackboard, while Turnitin also offers a stand-alone web interface as well. This workshop will cover the pros and cons of both services, how to set up assignments so your students can submit their work, how to view the reporting on student work, and how to leave feedback and comments for students to view.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • Interpret Turnitin’s and SafeAssign's originality reports;
  • Use Turnitin and Blackboard to make written and verbal annotations to student work;
  • Create and manage a Turnitin Direct Assignment in Blackboard
  • Create and manage a SafeAssign Assignment in Blackboard

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, will present, "Continuous Monitoring of Patient Accrual in Multi-center Clinical Trials".

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/3/2017
Call for Pilot Project Grants - Center for AIDS Research 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. 

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 11/3/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 11/3/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Public Health 4128
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Talkowski, PhD - "Alterations to Genome Structure and Function across the Neuro......" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Michael Talkowski, PhD - "Alterations to Genome Structure and Function across the Neuro......"
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Black Male Research & Practice (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Black Male Research & Practice (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Alumni Hall Auditorium

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Black Male Research & Practice
Facilitator: TBD
Location: Alumni Hall | 7th floor Auditorium

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Alumni Hall Auditorium
Professional Development
Event
Fri 11/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

PowerPoint is used in a majority of classrooms on campus today, but it is not often used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching. In this workshop, we will cover best practices for designing slides for use during lectures and review sessions that will help students better engage with (and better retain) course material, as well as the complexities of sharing slides and notes with students. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to design PowerPoint presentations which contribute to more effective learning.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Use best practices to inform use of presentation tools
• Identify and avoid common PowerPoint pitfalls
• Design and present an effective PowerPoint presentation

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th) Community Conference
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th)
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Save the date for the 2017 APHA Meeting and Expo in Atlanta for APHA 2017, Nov. 4-8 which is themed "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, the school plans to organize an exhibition and will host an alumni reception for all in the Atlanta area.  Click for details or to RSVP.


Community
Conference
Sat 11/4/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Dissertation Writers' Workshop for Doctoral Candidates University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Dissertation Writers' Workshop for Doctoral Candidates
Sat 11/4/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Have you wanted to attend one of the Writing Center's Dissertation Boot Camps, but have been unable? Consider their one-day workshop. You'll learn about using citation software more effectively for your work, research resources and strategies for staying sane while writing, and long- and short-term planning. In addition, you'll write for about three hours. All participants will be eligible to participate in future Dissertation Writers' Days, which are offered monthly by the Writing Center. Graduate students with approved proposals in any Pitt school are eligible to participate. RSVP is required and seating is limited.

O'Hara Student Center
University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Colleen Zaccard, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Colleen Zaccard, PhD
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

Pittsburgh, PA
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY) Professional Development Event
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY)
Mon 11/6/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This workshop is intended for full- or part-time faculty only.
Location: O'Hara Student Center | Ballroom (2nd fl.)

What is the connection between the practice of improv and the practice of teaching? What happens when an instructor adopts some of the techniques used by actors and performance artists in the college classroom? How can a more improvisational approach to your teaching improve your ability to connect and communicate with your students? Come and work out your own answers to these questions in one of two sessions for Pitt faculty. If you are hoping to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, or reinvigorate your course – one of these workshops can help get your started.

**Participants are required to fully participate, arrive on time, and wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. No one gets to watch from the sidelines!**

Due to the popularity of this event, we ask that faculty only attend one session to come to (Nov. 6 or 7).

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


O'Hara Student Center
Professional Development
Event
Mon 11/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 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.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA (Tentative) Pitt Public Health Reception
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA (Tentative)
Mon 11/6/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Pitt Public Health invites all alumni (and those visiting for the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo) to join us for this special event. Hear an update on research, department happenings, and new programs at Pitt Public Health. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration for the meeting is not required, but please click to RSVP online.

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED




Pitt Public Health
Reception
Tue 11/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY) Professional Development Event
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY)
Tue 11/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This workshop is intended for full- or part-time faculty only.
Location: O'Hara Student Center | Ballroom (2nd fl.)

What is the connection between the practice of improv and the practice of teaching? What happens when an instructor adopts some of the techniques used by actors and performance artists in the college classroom? How can a more improvisational approach to your teaching improve your ability to connect and communicate with your students? Come and work out your own answers to these questions in one of two sessions for Pitt faculty. If you are hoping to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, or reinvigorate your course – one of these workshops can help get your started.

**Participants are required to fully participate, arrive on time, and wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. No one gets to watch from the sidelines!**

Due to the popularity of this event, we ask that faculty only attend one session to come to (Nov. 6 or 7).

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


O'Hara Student Center
Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 11/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

The traditional exam has been much-maligned in higher education.  Educators bulk at the notion of “teaching to the test.”  But are tests, or teaching to tests, really bad things when the test questions are well-designed, challenging, and provoke critical thinking?

During this workshop, we’ll explore how to create better test questions and practice composing test questions which are both clear and rigorous.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

  • Recognize when it is appropriate to assess students using exams
  • Identify different types of objective test questions
  • Explain the pros and cons of different types of objective test questions in order to determine when each type might be appropriate to use
  • Explain how test results can be used as an instructional tool 
  • Begin to compose clear, appropriately challenging objective test questions which align with learning objectives and learning objective levels

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/8/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds SPHERE: Atmospheric Dispersion of Anthrax: History and Fundamentals of a Bio-aerosol Warfare Agent Student Organization Lecture
SPHERE: Atmospheric Dispersion of Anthrax: History and Fundamentals of a Bio-aerosol Warfare Agent
Wed 11/8/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Americans have been alerted to a new, potential danger in the wake of anthrax attacks on the U.S. in the fall of 2001. The threat: the dispersal of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) material in populated areas. If anthrax or other CBRN material is released, how would the material disperse through the atmosphere? What are the potential health impacts? What preparedness is  possible for anthrax and other deadly bioaerosol and chemical warfare agents? Answers to these questions will be explored in this session along with a brief look at the history of the production and use of weaponized anthrax. Presented by Anthony J. Sadar, CCM, Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program. Sponsored by Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort

Public Health A521
Student Organization
Lecture
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Nicole Grant IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Nicole Grant
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Ascription of Intelligence (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Ascription of Intelligence (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Ascription of Intelligence
Facilitator: School of Education
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



Public Health A425
IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence Career Services Seminar Series
Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence
Wed 11/8/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools used to develop an effective network, yet many users do not know how to get the most out of the platform. This program will focus on the major concepts of LinkedIn; creating a profile, making connections and finding opportunities, for both first time and experienced users. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to ensure their profiles stand out and are targeted to attract the people or organizations who can help them advance their careers.

O'Hara Student Center
Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 11/8/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Graduate School Fair
Wed 11/8/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody interested in pursuing a career in Public Health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health and other CEPH-accredited schools, ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process, and learn more about the 35 CEPH-accredited schools and programs all in one location!

This event will be taking place at Emory University.

Register at www.facebook.com/events/243663689439417


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 11/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shuo Cao EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shuo Cao
Thu 11/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Shuo Cao

Paper: TLR4 signaling induces TLR3 up-regulation in alveolar macrophages during acute lung injury

Authors: Ding X, Jin S, Tong Y, Jiang X, Chen Z, Mei S, Zhang L, Billiar TR, Li Q

Abstract: Acute lung injury is a life-threatening inflammatory response caused by severe infection. Toll-like receptors in alveolar macrophages (AMΦ) recognize the molecular constituents of pathogens and activate the host's innate immune responses. Numerous studies have documented the importance of TLR-TLR cross talk, but few studies have specifically addressed the relationship between TLR4 and TLR3. We explored a novel mechanism of TLR3 up-regulation that is induced by LPS-TLR4 signaling in a dose- and time-dependent manner in AMΦ from C57BL/6 mice, while the LPS-induced TLR3 expression was significantly reduced in TLR4-/- and Myd88-/- mice and following pretreatment with a NF-κB inhibitor. The enhanced TLR3 up-regulation in AMΦ augmented the expression of cytokines and chemokines in response to sequential challenges with LPS and Poly I:C, a TLR3 ligand, which was physiologically associated with amplified AMΦ-induced PMN migration into lung alveoli. Our study demonstrates that the synergistic effect between TLR4 and TLR3 in macrophages is an important determinant in acute lung injury and, more importantly, that TLR3 up-regulation is dependent on TLR4-MyD88-NF-κB signaling. These results raise the possibility that bacterial infections can induce sensitivity to viral infections, which may have important implications for the therapeutic manipulation of the innate immune system.



Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Sonya Borrero, MD, MS Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Thu 11/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It University of Pittsburgh Lecture
How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It
Thu 11/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM


Understanding reproductive rights as protecting mainly choice overlooks the importance of reproduction and sexuality to women’s health. Through the lens of women’s health, Professor Shepherd reviews recent abortion rights cases—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the woefully inadequate. She asks, “How could a right to health make a woman “whole”? A Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, and Psychiatry presented by Lois Shepherd, JD.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Thu 11/9/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/9/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

There are few things as painful as reading a poorly written student essay, and few things as rewarding as reading a well-crafted response to a writing assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Wu Merck, will present.


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/10/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/10/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community

Facilitated by Edwin Hernandez, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Veteran Services.

 

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience.  This uniques series features a Pitt faculty facilitator and a panel of students.


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Open House for Prospective Applicants Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Open House for Prospective Applicants
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Meet faculty, staff, and students; discover career opportunities; explore the application process; learn about our departments and programs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/openhouse. 

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Fri 11/10/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management Professional Development Workshop
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management
Fri 11/10/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

This 2 hour session will get you up and running with Mendeley, a document management, citation and discovery tool. Mendeley allows you to store your citations on the cloud and access them from desktop computers, iOS and Android devices. 

Class content:
•          Installing Mendeley desktop, and creating a Mendeley Web account
•          Installing Mendeley Web Importer
•          Adding citations to Mendeley
•          Organizing your content 
•          Attaching files to citations
•          Citing and referencing with Word and Mendeley

Participants must bring a laptop to this session in order to participate in the class activities. We will install the Mendeley Desktop software and set up your Mendeley account as part of the class. If you already have a username and password for any Elsevier product (Scopus, Mendeley, ScienceDirect, etc.) please bring it to class.

Presented by: Barb Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Librarian 
Register in advance.


Public Health A312
Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 11/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Seema Lakdawala, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Seema Lakdawala, PhD
Fri 11/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/10/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 11/10/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 11/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Alumni Hall

Do you have international students who you would love to know more about and to engage more in classes? Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. You will see engaging your international students takes as few as 4 steps. You will also have an opportunity to make a specific plan to engage your international students based on the 4-step approach.

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Sun 11/12/2017 11:55PM - 11:55PM
Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date Center for Global Health Deadline
Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date
Sun 11/12/2017 11:55PM - 11:55PM



Center for Global Health
Deadline
Mon 11/13/2017
Grand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/13/2017
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.   
Eligible for 3 CPH-CE credits and Grand Rounds credit.

University Club - Ballroom A
HPM
Lecture
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
2017 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA Community Conference
2017 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
University Club

Organized annually by the League of Women’s Voters of PA  and hosted by Pitt Public Health, the "Shale & Public Health Conference” features new research on shale and public health presented by local and national experts.
Conference itself is free; $14 for buffet lunch. Featured speakers include Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia

University Club
Community
Conference
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenting Your Research in English - A Seminar for Non-native English Speakers Career Services Workshop
Presenting Your Research in English - A Seminar for Non-native English Speakers
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This interactive seminar for postdoctoral trainees, who are non-native English speakers, will give you the opportunity to expand your cultural intelligence, learn how to tell your science story, practice describing your data, and improve your presentation skills. This seminar is FREE; however, enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Priority admission is based on number of years in training. This seminar involves a formal commitment and pre-work assignment in order to attend. 

Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Career Services
Workshop
Mon 11/13/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 11/13/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health A521

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Mon 11/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 11/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Mon 11/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Xiao Renjian / Michael Yee IDM Seminar Series
Xiao Renjian / Michael Yee
Mon 11/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 11/14/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 11/14/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/14/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
EndNote Basics Professional Development Workshop
EndNote Basics
Tue 11/14/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

EndNote is a software application that stores, organizes, and formats bibliographic references. This class walks participants step-by-step through the program’s main functions: creating and working with references and reference libraries; using EndNote to search a bibliographic database (MEDLINE); doing a separate literature search, then importing the results into EndNote; adding citations to a manuscript; and generating a bibliography.

This is a hands-on class. You must bring a laptop with EndNote installed on it to participate, or let us know that you will need a laptop by 11/7 and one will be provided at the session.

Presented by: Pat Weiss, MLS, Public Health Librarian
Register in advance.


Public Health A312
Professional Development
Workshop
Tue 11/14/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Grand Rounds Cycle Series: Homelessness & Menstruation Short Film Screening & Panel Discussion BCHS Film
Cycle Series: Homelessness & Menstruation Short Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Tue 11/14/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
BCHS
Film
Wed 11/15/2017
Call for Abstracts for the American Osler Society Meeting 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.

Community
Deadline
Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Diana Campbell IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Diana Campbell
Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Training (Groups 1 & 2) FIRST YEARS ONLY IDM MPH Journal Club
Training (Groups 1 & 2) FIRST YEARS ONLY
Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/15/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 11/15/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 11/16/2017
Goldstein Award 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). 


Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Thu 11/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Brandy Hill EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Brandy Hill
Thu 11/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Brandy Hill

Paper: Influence of Age and Eosinophilic Esophagitis on Esophageal Distensibility in a Pediatric Cohort

Authors: Menard-Katcher C, Benitez AJ, Pan Z, Ahmed FN, Wilkins BJ, Capocelli KE, Liacouras CA, Verma R, Spergel JM, Furuta GT, Muir AB.

Abstract: OBJECTIVES:
Sequelae of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) include food impaction and esophageal stricture. Duration of inflammation is a predicted risk factor; however, complications remain unpredictable. Studies using the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) have demonstrated decreased distensibility of the esophagus in adult patients with EoE. As the impact of inflammation on the developing esophagus is unknown, we investigated esophageal distensibility in a pediatric cohort to determine the effect of age, ongoing inflammation, and fibrotic features on distensibility.
METHODS:
We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary pediatric institutions. Subjects underwent FLIP evaluation during endoscopy to determine distensibility of the esophagus. During stepwise distension, simultaneous intrabag pressure and 16 channels of cross-sectional areas were measured. The minimal diameter at maximal esophageal distention at an intrabag pressure of 40 mm Hg was identified. Distensibility was compared between EoE and non-EoE subjects and between clinical variables within the EoE cohort. Potential confounding variables were identified.
RESULTS:
Forty-four non-EoE and 88 EoE subjects aged 3-18 years were evaluated. Age positively correlated with esophageal distensibility in the non-EoE cohort, but this trend was not observed in the EoE population. Subjects with EoE had reduced distensibility even after adjusting for age. Active inflammation (eosinophils >15 eos/high-power field), histological lamina propria fibrosis, and various features of a fibrotic phenotype (stricture, food impaction, circumferential rings on endoscopy) were associated with decreased distensibility within the EoE cohort. FLIP was safe, feasible, and well tolerated.
CONCLUSIONS:
These findings suggest that remodeling occurs in the pediatric EoE population, warranting early diagnosis and initiation of therapy prior to the onset of disease complications.


Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Assumptions of Criminality (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Assumptions of Criminality (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Assumptions of Criminality
Facilitator: TBD
Location: Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays. EOH Seminar Series
Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays.
Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


Bridgeside Point - 540
EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays. EOH Seminar Series
Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays.
Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


Bridgeside Point - 540
EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present.

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Brett Kaufmann, PhD - "Mitochondrial genome regulation and disease resilience" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Brett Kaufmann, PhD - "Mitochondrial genome regulation and disease resilience"
Fri 11/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 11/20/2017
Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards 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. 


Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 11/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
David C. Bloom, PhD IDM Seminar Series
David C. Bloom, PhD
Mon 11/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease 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.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 11/21/2017
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) 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.


December Graduation
Deadline
Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017
Thanksgiving Recess for Students 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. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Wed 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS) IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS)
Wed 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Fri 11/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break
Fri 11/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 11/27/2017
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due 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. 


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



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



Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 11/28/2017
Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 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.

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



Center for Global Health
Event
Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
ETD 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.

Hillman Library
December Graduation
Workshop
Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation 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.  

Hillman Library
December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Parichat Duangkhae IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Parichat Duangkhae
Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes
Facilitator: TBD
Location: Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
ETD 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.

Hillman Library
December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 11/29/2017 3:00PM - 3:05PM
Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer Course Center for Global Health Event
Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer Course
Wed 11/29/2017 3:00PM - 3:05PM



Center for Global Health
Event
Wed 11/29/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Grand Rounds One Book, One Community Main Event: Many Disciplines, One Discussion Pitt Public Health Panel Discussion
One Book, One Community Main Event: Many Disciplines, One Discussion
Wed 11/29/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Panelists will present current research, giving a disciplinary perspective. Moderated by Dean Burke. 

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Pitt Public Health
Panel Discussion
Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Pattra Chunon EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Pattra Chunon
Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday November 30, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Pattra Chunon

Paper:  Temporal Tracking of Microglia Activation in Neurodegeneration at Single-Cell Resolution

Authors: Hansruedi Mathys, Chinnakkaruppan Adaikkan, Fan Gao, Richard M. Ransohoff, Aviv Regev, Li-Huei Tsai

Abstract: Microglia, the tissue-resident macrophages in the brain, are damage sensors that react to nearly any perturbation, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here, using single-cell RNA sequencing, we determined the transcriptome of more than 1,600 individual microglia cells isolated from the hippocampus of a mouse model of severe neurodegeneration with AD-like phenotypes and of control mice at multiple time points during progression of neurodegeneration. In this neurodegeneration model, we discovered two molecularly distinct reactive microglia phenotypes that are typified by modules of co-regulated type I and type II interferon response genes, respectively. Furthermore, our work identified previously unobserved heterogeneity in the response of microglia to neurodegeneration, discovered disease stagespecific microglia cell states, revealed the trajectory of cellular reprogramming of microglia in response to neurodegeneration, and uncovered the underlying transcriptional programs.


Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization Professional Development Workshop
Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization
Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A312

You've collected your data. Now what? In this class we will learn how to use access Tableau as a student or faculty, connect to data sources, and how to use Tableau to maximize the visual impact of your data.

Presented by: Rose Turner, MLS, HSLS Librarian
Register in advance.


Public Health A312
Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD  Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD 
Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning
Facilitator: School of Education
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Fri 12/1/2017
Call for Abstracts - Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018 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.

Community
Deadline
Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*. William Stauffer, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*. William Stauffer, PhD
Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

Pittsburgh, PA
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 12/4/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Grand Rounds Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh
Mon 12/4/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

 

Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Mon 12/4/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/4/2017 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.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 11:50AM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 11:50AM
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.

Hillman Library
December Graduation
Workshop
Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2
Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM


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. 

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. 

Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant, picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure... Read more...


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Tue 12/5/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 12/5/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM


This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews.

Professional Development
Event
Wed 12/6/2017 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Developing Competitive Grant Applications Professional Development Event
Developing Competitive Grant Applications
Wed 12/6/2017 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Presented by Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, and director, Public Health Dynamics Lab, Pitt Public Health. Part of the Office of Academic Career Development's Research Series for early or mid-career and senior investigators. 

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science - you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. 


Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Professional Development
Event
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Roberta Reis IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Roberta Reis
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



Public Health A719
IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners
Facilitator: Derrick D. Matthews, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 7139

Song Zhang of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface".


Public Health 7139
Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Wed 12/6/2017 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.

Hillman Library
December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Students value the timely feedback on performance they receive through the Grade Center. Blackboard can help you record and track your students’ grades more efficiently and can automatically grade certain kinds of student work. In this workshop, we’ll review the grade center and how it accepts grades from within and outside Blackboard. We’ll cover the Grade Center’s options for customizing grades to meet your learning objectives, and you’ll learn how to control what grades your students see and when they see them. This workshop meets in Alumni Hall, B26.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Locate the Grade Center, create columns, enter grades, export grades, and upload grades from outside Blackboard;
  • Create a new rubric – or reference an existing one – to clarify learning objectives and grade assignments;
  • Create calculated columns that are customized to meet your learning objectives;
  • Use Smart Views, grade history and statistics to get a deeper picture of student progress and assessment quality.

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 12/7/2017
New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC 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.


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Omar Tahtamooni EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Omar Tahtamooni
Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday December 7, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Omar Tahtamooni

Paper: Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Childhood Asthma: Recent Advances and Remaining Gaps in the Exposure Assessment Methods

Authors: Khreis H, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ.

Abstract: Background: Current levels of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) are associated with the development of childhood asthma, although some inconsistencies and heterogeneity remain. An important part of the uncertainty in studies of TRAP-associated asthma originates from uncertainties in the TRAP exposure assessment and assignment methods. In this work, we aim to systematically review the exposure assessment methods used in the epidemiology of TRAP and childhood asthma, highlight recent advances, remaining research gaps and make suggestions for further research. Methods: We systematically reviewed epidemiological studies published up until 8 September 2016 and available in Embase, Ovid MEDLINE (R), and "Transport database". We included studies which examined the association between children's exposure to TRAP metrics and their risk of "asthma" incidence or lifetime prevalence, from birth to the age of 18 years old. Results: We found 42 studies which examined the associations between TRAP and subsequent childhood asthma incidence or lifetime prevalence, published since 1999. Land-use regression modelling was the most commonly used method and nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) was the most commonly used pollutant in the exposure assessments. Most studies estimated TRAP exposure at the residential address and only a few considered the participants' mobility. TRAP exposure was mostly assessed at the birth year and only a few studies considered different and/or multiple exposure time windows. We recommend that further work is needed including e.g., the use of new exposure metrics such as the composition of particulate matter, oxidative potential and ultra-fine particles, improved modelling e.g., by combining different exposure assessment models, including mobility of the participants, and systematically investigating different exposure time windows. Conclusions: Although our previous meta-analysis found statistically significant associations for various TRAP exposures and subsequent childhood asthma, further refinement of the exposure assessment may improve the risk estimates, and shed light on critical exposure time windows, putative agents, underlying mechanisms and drivers of heterogeneity.

Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Thu 12/7/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Epidemiology Holiday Research Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Holiday Research Symposium
Thu 12/7/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A


University Club - Ballroom A
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 12/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 12/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Fri 12/8/2017
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments 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. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Fri 12/8/2017
Spring Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee)
Fri 12/8/2017


Continuing students should register for spring 2018 term (2184) and all sessions by December 8 to avoid a late fee. No registrations will be accepted after January 8. Add or drop classes until January 19.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 12/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Practicum/Internship Symposium Pitt Public Health Event
Practicum/Internship Symposium
Fri 12/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM


A variety of sessions designed to show you how to make the most of your practicum, including info from students that have recently completed theirs. For more information on the MPH practicum, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/mphpracticum. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 12/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ed Prochownik, MD PhD - "Ribosomopathy-Like Features of Human Cancers" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Ed Prochownik, MD PhD - "Ribosomopathy-Like Features of Human Cancers"
Fri 12/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 12/8/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 12/8/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Alumni Hall

Best Practices in Online Teaching – Faculty who teach online or hybrid classes want to know how to design and teach courses that are pedagogically effective. This workshop will summarize and synthesize research about the most effective practices in teaching learner-centered courses and point to CourseWeb tools that can help you implement engaging teaching strategies. Topics covered will include strategies and tools for planning sequenced assignments and activities, managing the course, and evaluation. The workshop will be of interest to faculty who teach online or who are interested in incorporating online components into their traditional courses. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences to share.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Organize materials for your course in CourseWeb
• Use CourseWeb to communicate with your students
• Design collaborative learning activities by selecting tools such as Groups, Discussion Board, Wiki, Blog or Journal
• Provide feedback to students with tools such as the rubric or quizzes

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Mon 12/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 12/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health A521

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Mon 12/11/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 12/11/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Tue 12/12/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Improving Your Teaching Evaluations (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 12/12/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Take a deep breath, brace yourself, maybe even pour a glass of wine — your student evaluations of teaching have just appeared in your inbox. Instructors’ responses to the end-of-semester arrival of student evaluations vary widely. For some, the possibility of harsh critiques produces anxiety, while others relish confirmation of a job well done. Some dismiss student evaluations as simply reflecting particular students’ idiosyncratic preferences. Others welcome the feedback to help them improve their teaching. Despite the diverse perceptions, research indicates that student evaluations are, in fact, generally more reliable than other methods of assessing teaching effectiveness, such as peer evaluation or self-ratings. Student evaluations of teaching, administered in most Pitt schools through the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET), can be effective sources for improved teaching. The question is how best to use them.

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 12/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Advancing Black Male Policy, Support, & Research Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Advancing Black Male Policy, Support, & Research
Wed 12/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Advancing Black Male Policy, Support, & Research
Facilitator: TBD
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Cathedral of Learning
Professional Development
Event
Thu 12/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Amrita Sahu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Amrita Sahu
Thu 12/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday December 14, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Amrita Sahu

Paper: Bioengineered constructs combined with exercise enhance stem cell-mediated treatment of volumetric muscle loss

Authors: Marco Quarta, Melinda Cromie, Robert Chacon, Justin Blonigan, Victor Garcia, Igor Akimenko, Mark Hamer, Patrick Paine, Merel Stok, Joseph B. Shrager & Thomas A. Rando

Abstract: Volumetric muscle loss (VML) is associated with loss of skeletal muscle function, and current treatments show limited efficacy. Here we show that bioconstructs suffused with genetically-labelled muscle stem cells (MuSCs) and other muscle resident cells (MRCs) are effective to treat VML injuries in mice. Imaging of bioconstructs implanted in damaged muscles indicates MuSCs survival and growth, and ex vivo analyses show force restoration of treated muscles. Histological analysis highlights myofibre formation, neovascularisation, but insufficient innervation. Both innervation and in vivo force production are enhanced when implantation of bioconstructs is followed by an exercise regimen. Significant improvements are also observed when bioconstructs are used to treat chronic VML injury models. Finally, we demonstrate that bioconstructs made with human MuSCs and MRCs can generate functional muscle tissue in our VML model. These data suggest that stem cell-based therapies aimed to engineer tissue in vivo may be effective to treat acute and chronic VML.

Bridgeside Point - 339
EOH
Journal Club
Fri 12/15/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 12/15/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Public Health 4128
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Sat 12/16/2017
Official Date for Award of Degree December Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 12/16/2017


Official date for award of degree for December 2017 graduation (term 2181). 


December Graduation
Notice
Sun 12/17/2017
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due 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. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Mon 12/18/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 12/18/2017 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.

Public Health A521
Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 12/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 12/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 12/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 12/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018
Winter Recess - University Closed Academic Calendar Notice
Winter Recess - University Closed
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018


Winter recess for faculty and staff. University closed. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Fri 1/5/2018
New Student Orientation for Spring 2018 Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation for Spring 2018
Fri 1/5/2018
Public Health A521

New students starting spring term are invited to get an important overview of Pitt Public Health. Meet department faculty, new, and continuing students and learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education. Time and other details TBD and further information will be sent to all incoming students by admissions staff.

Public Health A521
Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 1/8/2018
Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Term Begins
Mon 1/8/2018


Classes begin for Spring 2018. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 1/8/2018
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Mon 1/8/2018


This is the final registration date for spring 2018 term (2184) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between December 8 and January 8. Add or drop classes until January 19.


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 1/12/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 1/12/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Social Media in Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Social Media in Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 1/16/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

This workshop is designed to help faculty identify solutions to social media issues that arise in course design. We will explore three platforms found often in teaching and learning environments - Twitter, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia. Our focus will be on looking at ways to connect these platforms to learning objectives in a variety of disciplines. Please be sure to bring a laptop or tablet with internet access in order to participate in all of the workshop activities. 

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

This workshop is available to remote participants (you must have a computer and internet connection).  If you are from a regional campus, or not able to travel in to Oakland for the workshop, please email us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu at least 5 business days prior to this workshop.  Please register for the event as you normally would if you were attending in-person.


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 1/17/2018 11:30AM - 12:50PM
CHE Seeks Research Presenter: January 17 CRAB Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
CHE Seeks Research Presenter: January 17 CRAB Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 11:30AM - 12:50PM
Public Health A521


Public Health A521
Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 1/18/2018
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships
Thu 1/18/2018


Applications for Nationality Room Scholarships are now open. For more information on scholarships and how to apply, please visit the University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms website here. Graduate applications are due by January 18, 2018


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 1/19/2018
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 1/19/2018


Add or drop classes for spring 2018 (term 2184) term, first session, or second session between October 30 and January 19, 2018. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are March 14 (term), February 15 (first session), and April 12 (second session); January 25 (5 WK1), March 1 (5WK2), April 12 (5WK3).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3
Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM


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. 

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. 

Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel, picks up the story at a moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. Read more...


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Thu 1/25/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 1/25/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

When we think of grading, we often think of assigning a value to a piece of student work (or a stack of student work, come finals week). Grading is actually a process that, with some instructor planning, yields information that both students and instructors can use to improve student learning.
This workshop will introduce participants to types of student assessment and the steps in the grading process. Employing the alignment model, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate an assignment prompt and practice offering effective feedback. We will briefly discuss models of grading, including grading on a curve.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define assessment.
  • Articulate the difference between formative and summative assessment.
  • Describe characteristics of an effective assessment
  • Explain steps in the grading process
  • Create an assignment prompt which aligns with a learning objective and communicates grading criteria to students
  • Provide effective feedback to students
  • Identify situations in which grading on a curve might be appropriate

This is the first workshop in the Become a Grading Guru series. The series includes:

  1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
  2. Designing Rubrics
  3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. This workshop includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in the Designing Rubrics and Designing Better Test Questions workshops; We recommend taking this workshop prior to the others if possible.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://teaching.pitt.edu/pedagogy-credential/ or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Fri 2/9/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 2/9/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

Asking students to perform authentic, complex tasks can provoke higher-level learning, but how can we assess a complicated assignment when it has no “correct” answer? Using rubrics can help you assess the seemingly-unassessable. Rubrics also help clarify and communicate your expectations to your students and make for a simpler, faster, and fair grading process. In this workshop, we’ll present different types of rubric, review rubric design best practices, and guide participants through the process of beginning to create a rubric to use in their courses.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define a rubric and identify its components
  • Recognize when it might be appropriate to use a rubric
  • Describe types of rubrics
  • Describe best practices in rubric creation
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as instructional tools
  • Begin to create a rubric which demonstrates alignment to a learning objective, clear performance criteria, and distinct levels of performance

This is the second workshop in the Becoming a Grading Guru series. The series includes:

1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
2. Designing Rubrics
3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. We recommend that participants enroll in the first workshop in the series, The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback, before completing Designing Rubrics if possible, because it includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in other workshops in this series.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://teaching.pitt.edu/pedagogy-credential/ or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Mon 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why it Matters Professional Development Event
Group Projects: Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Learning Assignments and Why it Matters
Mon 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

Many of us can see the teaching and learning benefits of assigning group projects. We also see the hurdles in motivation and grading that can make these projects cumbersome. This workshop will help you design group projects that are aligned with your course learning objectives and built for efficiency and effectiveness. We will explore several types of collaborative projects, identify assignment structures that motivate students, and investigate grading tools that evaluate both individual and group success levels.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Board of Visitors meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors meeting
Thu 3/15/2018 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Closed meeting of the Chancellor's advisory board for the Graduate School of Public Health with Dean Burke. 


Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Fri 3/16/2018 to Sat 3/17/2018
70th Anniversary, Building, and Alumni Reunion Celebration Pitt Public Health Event
70th Anniversary, Building, and Alumni Reunion Celebration
Fri 3/16/2018 to Sat 3/17/2018
Pitt Public Health

 A grand celebration is planned to mark the conclusion of Parran Hall renovations, the first 70 years since the founding of the school, and our second-ever all-years alumni reunion. Save the date for MARCH 16-17, 2018 and stay tuned for more information


Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/16/2018
NAC Meeting (HPM National Advisory Council) HPM Event
NAC Meeting (HPM National Advisory Council)
Fri 3/16/2018
Pitt Public Health

The next meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) for the Department of Health Policy and Management is currently being planned.  Contact Doreen Hernandez of Sam Friede for details. 


Pitt Public Health
HPM
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast Career Services Event
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM


Connect with your future at the Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills with alumni while learning about diverse career paths open to the future public health workforce.  


Career Services
Event
Fri 3/16/2018 8:00AM to Sun 3/18/2018 4:00PM
9th Annual CUGH Conference: Health Disparities: A Time for Action Center for Global Health Conference
9th Annual CUGH Conference: Health Disparities: A Time for Action
Fri 3/16/2018 8:00AM to Sun 3/18/2018 4:00PM



Center for Global Health
Conference
Fri 3/16/2018 11:40AM to Sun 3/18/2018 11:45AM
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2018 Annual Global Health Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2018 Annual Global Health Conference
Fri 3/16/2018 11:40AM to Sun 3/18/2018 11:45AM



Center for Global Health
Conference
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 3/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 3/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Fri 3/23/2018
CBHL Medical Ethics Conference 2018 University of Pittsburgh Conference
CBHL Medical Ethics Conference 2018
Fri 3/23/2018
Scaife Hall

Taking place in the Scaife Hall Conference Center, the Center for Bioethics & Health Law's Medical Ethics Conference 2018 will focus on a range of ethical issues associated with drugs, from the opioid epidemic to tremendously expensive drugs, to the use of drugs to treat addiction and medicinal marijuana.

Scaife Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Fri 3/23/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/23/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Accepted applicants are invited to learn more about Pitt Public Health, Pitt, and the city of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.

 


Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 4/2/2018 to Sun 4/8/2018
National Public Health Week Community Event
National Public Health Week
Mon 4/2/2018 to Sun 4/8/2018


During the first full week of April each year, Pitt Public Health partners with APHA and communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.  Every year, the APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues and to raise awareness about public health and prevention.  Pitt Public Health organizes a variety of special events around NPHW including the annual Dean's Day student research competition. 

Community
Event
Tue 4/3/2018 to Thu 4/5/2018
Dean's Day Student Research Competition Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition
Tue 4/3/2018 to Thu 4/5/2018
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Public Health Commons (1st floor)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 4/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Annual Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture Series: Matthew Allison, MD, MPH, FAHA Epidemiology Seminar Series
Annual Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture Series: Matthew Allison, MD, MPH, FAHA
Thu 4/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Greg Yothers - Director, NRG Oncology SDMC, Division of Biostatistics and Science Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Greg Yothers - Director, NRG Oncology SDMC, Division of Biostatistics and Science
Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Yothers is a research associate professor of biostatistics and the director of the NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center with a primary research interest in the design, implementation, and analysis of phase II and III clinical trials for cancer research. 

Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Fri 4/13/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 4/13/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Sat 4/14/2018 7:00AM to Sun 4/15/2018 4:00PM
Global Health & Innovation Conference Center for Global Health Conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Sat 4/14/2018 7:00AM to Sun 4/15/2018 4:00PM



Center for Global Health
Conference
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 4/17/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 4/18/2018 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Genetic Engineering: Hubris, Man's/Manifest Destiny, or Ethical Obligation? University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Genetic Engineering: Hubris, Man's/Manifest Destiny, or Ethical Obligation?
Wed 4/18/2018 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

Lisa S. Parker, professor of human genetics and director of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, will begin by examining some of the basic scientific developments that make intentional genetic engineering increasingly possible. Participants will then discuss the range of views and try to illuminate the beliefs underlying these different views, their strengths, and their problems.  Part of the "Science! Conversations and Community Series" of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (616 North Highland Avenue).


Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces
University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 4/18/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 4/18/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 4/26/2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Commencement (Graduate) University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement (Graduate)
Thu 4/26/2018 6:30PM - 8:30PM


The University of Pittsburgh's annual Commencement ceremony for graduate students. Stay tuned for more details! Contact The Office of Special Events (University-level) for more information at 412-624-7100.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 5/11/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 5/11/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC
Epidemiology
Journal Club
Sun 5/13/2018 to Fri 5/18/2018
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Community Conference
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
Sun 5/13/2018 to Fri 5/18/2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students selected from millions of students worldwide are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research in the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, competing for $4 million in prizes. A program of Society for Science & the Public, Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists review and judge their work.

Pittsburgh, PA
Community
Conference
Sun 5/13/2018 to Wed 5/16/2018
American Osler Society Meeting Community Conference
American Osler Society Meeting
Sun 5/13/2018 to Wed 5/16/2018
University Club

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. Questions about the May 13-16, 2018 AOS Pittsburgh meeting should be sent to the LAC co-chair, Jonathon Erlen, at erlen@pitt.edu

University Club
Community
Conference
Tue 5/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 5/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 5/16/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 5/16/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Tue 6/19/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 6/19/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 6/20/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 6/20/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health A521
Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting

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