The Institute for Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity in Children (i4Kids) is a joint effort between Pitt and Children's Hospital focused on improving children's health by combatting infectious and inflammatory diseases. Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts to present their work at the February 11 launch symposium.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention courses.
Progress never comes from standing still and your ideas about the future of the University matter. Join a workshop to share your thoughts about the next Plan for Pitt and how we can make meaningful progress in the next five years.
The Randall Family Big Idea Competition is an experience-based learning opportunity for Pitt students with big ideas who enjoy working in diverse teams to bring those ideas to life. Discover how to take your idea to the next level towards startup creation by attending an info session!
MPH Committee Meeting,1155 Public Health, 3-4 p.m.
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Practice public speaking, network with local professionals, and improve your leadership skills with Pitt Toastmasters every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.
Presenter: Brandy Hill
Paper: Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta
Authors: Hannelore Bové, Eva Bongaerts, Eli Slenders, Esmée M. Bijnens, Nelly D. Saenen, Wilfried Gyselaers, Peter Van Eyken, Michelle Plusquin, Maarten B.J. Roeffaers, Marcel Ameloot & Tim S. Nawrot
Particle transfer across the placenta has been suggested but to date, no direct evidence in real-life, human context exists. Here we report the presence of black carbon (BC) particles as part of combustion-derived particulate matter in human placentae using white-light generation under femtosecond pulsed illumination. BC is identified in all screened placentae, with an average (SD) particle count of 0.95 × 104 (0.66 × 104) and 2.09 × 104 (0.9 × 104) particles per mm3 for low and high exposed mothers, respectively. Furthermore, the placental BC load is positively associated with mothers’ residential BC exposure during pregnancy (0.63 2.42 μg per m3). Our finding that BC particles accumulate on the fetal side of the placenta suggests that ambient particulates could be transported towards the fetus and represents a potential mechanism explaining the detrimental health effects of pollution from early life
Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths
Donald S. Burke, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy, Epidemiology; Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, Epidemiology; Member, Public Health Dynamics Lab; Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health
Your immediate financial needs often drive your budgetary decisions. However, those decisions can have lasting effects on your financial future – leaving you to wonder if you could qualify for a loan or a mortgage. Professionals from the banking industry will guide you on how to: develop a personal budget, build cash reserves, identify needs versus wants, raise your credit rating, and more.
Medication-assisted therapy/opioid use disorder firsthand stories of compassion forum.
The CVD Epidemiology journal club is a forum for scientific interaction between CVD Epidemiology training program students, collaborating faculty and other students with interest in CVD Epidemiology.
Vendor begins mailing diplomas January 28 - February 23 for December 2019 graduation (term 2201). Will be notified via Pitt e-mail address when the diploma ships. Certificates are printed and mailed by Student Affairs Office approx. 6 - 8 weeks after graduation.
Fall Risk Factors and Intervention Strategies in Older Adults: Recent Findings from Neuroscience Research Australia
Stephen R. Lord, PhD, DSc
Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC; Scientia Professor, UNSW; Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC). For more information, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc.
In support of the Plan for Pitt and its goal of advancing educational excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, the Provost's Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence again invites proposals from University faculty for projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and foster new instructional approches that represent advances over existing methods.
The Epidemiological Methods Journal Club meets bi-weekly to discuss papers related to the foundations of the causal inference framework and new epidemiologic methods.
HPM Seminar Series
Kristen Ray, MD, MS
Topic: “National trends and local variation in access to care among children”
Kathleen M. McTigue, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director, Clinical Scientist Track, Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Director for Research, International Scholars Track, Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mentoring is well recognized as contributing to career success across disciplines. Like any other interpersonal interaction, mentoring relationships take time and effort to flourish. You will acquire practical guidance for expanding your mentoring networks, improving your cross-culture communication, navigating power dynamics, and leveraging institutional resources. This workshop will help you develop vital strategies to cultivate and manage productive mentoring relationships that will contribute to your professional success and personal satisfaction throughout your career.
The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh sponsor the epiBRAIN Journal Club.
Prepare for the Networking Breakfast by learning how to market yourself to potential employers and build meaningful relationships with alumni. Topics include conversation starters, developming a one-minute commercial, and how to follow up.
The Institute for Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity in Children (i4Kids) is a joint effort between Pitt and Children's Hospital focused on improving children's health by combatting infectious and inflammatory diseases. The launch symposium will overview the vision,goals, and funding opportunities and feature exciting, collaborative research.
As an advanced-degree candidate or postdoctoral trainee, it may seem that your academic training limits you, and is only applicable to a career in the professoriate. In the 21st century Knowledge Age, the academic skills that you have honed throughout your training will be highly transferable to a wide range of career paths. Your challenge is recognizing and translating your academic skills into concepts that are valued across employment sectors. During this workshop, you will reflect upon your academic skills sets and begin to develop a new mindset with regard to your place in the 21st century workplace.
Large Research Gaps Continue in the Prevention of Firearm Injuries
Anthony Fabio, PhD, MPH
Director, CIRCA (Consortium for Industry Research and Community Action); Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Pitt's affinity group for the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty meets monthly, generally on the second Friday of the month at noon in the Cathedral (COL 402). With questions or to be added to the listserv, contact PQP@pitt.edu.
Presented by Beth L. Roman, associate professor of human genetics, member of the Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute, and basic research director, HHT Center.
Speaker: Hawre Jalal, PhD
Topic: “The Predictability of Overdose Epidemic”
Open to all Pitt students. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Career Center. Learn more about the fair and register on Handshake (pitt.joinandshake.com). February 19: Computing & Information. February 20: Liberal Arts, Sciences, & Business.
The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM in the Foster Conference Room (1149 Public Health). Attendance at is open to all.
2019 Oakland County (MI) Measles Outbreak
Kayleigh J. Blaney, MPH
Epidemiologist, Oakland County Health Division, Department of Health and Human Services (Michigan)
The regular deadline to apply for April 2020 graduation (term 2204) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 21. The final deadline to apply is March 31.
The Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast is an annual event held in the spring that brings together Pitt Public Health alumni and current students from all seven departments. Students have the opportunity to practice their networking skills with alumni who volunteer to share their career journeys, discuss areas of expertise, and provide advice to future public health professionals.
This one-day online career fair will offer PhD & Master's students, postdocs, and alumni the opportunity to connect with employers recruiting nationally across a range of career fields, including STEM and the Social Sciences.
Topic: Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer
Speaker: Michael Cohen, MD
Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA
Professor and Associate Dean for Community Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy; Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Task Force, University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Centers
John S. Maier, MD, PhD
Director of Research & Development, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Task Force, University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Centers
This workshop will cover all phases of the interview process: before, during, and after.
HPM Seminar Series
Speaker: Kirsten Eom, HPM PhD Candidate
A resume is often the determining factor in whether you are offered an interview. During this webinar, you’ll learn effective strategies for developing a resume that clearly communicates your relevant skills and accomplishments to a prospective employer.
The Truth About Covariate Adjustment in Randomized Controlled Trials
Andrew D. Althouse, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine; Center for Research on Health Care Data Center (CRHC-DC); Center for Clinical Trials and Data Coordination (CCDC), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Title: TBD (GLB Moves Study)
Bonny Rockette-Wagner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh GSPH
Jenna Napoleone, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh GSPH
The regular deadline to apply for April 2020 graduation (term 2204) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 20. The final deadline to apply is March 31.
Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.
ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership offers cutting-edge professional development, influential thought leaders, practical solutions to contemporary challenges,and networking opportunities with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives. Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.
** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **
Speaker: Cindy Bryce, PhD
Topic: “Cost effectiveness of an electronic health record-based intervention to prevent weight gain”
Gain skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. We will discuss how to determine a target salary and respond to offers.
You're invited! Visit with faculty, alumni, and students and hear the latest on the research and programs happening on campus. Attendance at the ACHE Congress is not required. Bring your Pitt Public Health alum friends!
Topic: The Intersection of Race, Income, and Neighborhood in Breast Cancer OUtcomes
Speaker: Dr. Preg Rosenzweig, Professor, School of Nursing and Medicine; Catchment Area Research, Hillman Cancer Center
Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP), a US Agency for International Development (USAID) program, will host a webinar about career opportunities for early to mid-career professionals supporting the USAID Bureau for Global Health. Webinar info: TBD.
Nadine Melhelm, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Program for the Neurobiology of Stress Response and Suicide Studies; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Accepted applicants are invited to learn more about Pitt Public Health, Pitt, and the city of Pittsburgh.
The regular deadline to apply for April 2020 graduation (term 2204) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until March 31. The final deadline to apply is March 31.
Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system by Midnight of April 1. 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. April 2020 graduation (term 2204).
The Institute for Clinical Research Education's KL2 program provides individualized, competency-based training in rigorous research methodologies to junior faculty interested in designing and conducting high-quality translational research. 75% salary support, $25,000 for research expenses, travel, tuition, and statistical and data management support.
Wednesday, April 1: Session I: 9:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday, April 1, Session II: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm
G23 Public Health
Thursday, April 2: Session III: 9:00am – 11:00am
Molly B. Conroy, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAHA
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; Professor, Internal Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Population Health Sciences, University of Utah
Thursday, April 2: Session IV: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday, April 3: Session V: 9:00am – 11:00am
Friday, April 3: Session VI: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
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.
This workshop will provide practical interviewing tips for job seekers making the move from academia to industry, including specific advice for phone, Skype and face-to-face interviews. In addition, participants will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to address specific questions during an interview, and what steps to take after the interview to leave a lasting impression.
Julie M. Hughes, PhD
Research Physiologist; Military Performance Division; US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
Katelyn I. Guerriere, MS
Research Physiologist, Project Coordinator; Military Performance Division; US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, BPharm, FAHA
Associate Professor, Epidemiology; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Your document must be reviewed for format by April 17. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. April 2020 graduation (term 2204).
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.
The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher. April 2020 graduation (term 2204).
The University of Pittsburgh's annual Commecement ceremony for graduate students. Stay tuned for more details! Contact the Office of Special Events (University-level) for more information at 412-624-7100.
The official date for the award of the degree for April 2020 graduation (term 2204).
A cocktail reception and awards ceremony honoring standouts from the graduating class of 2019-20 in multiple award categories. Graduating students are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award. Awardees will be notified by the school.
Celebrate the academic achievement of our 2019-20 graduates as they become the newest cohort of Pitt Public Health alumni at our 70th Convocation. Family and friends are welcome!
Topic: Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Non-Elderly Adults
Speaker: Kirsten Eom, PhD Candidate, Health Policy and Management
Transcripts available for pick up from Registrar's Office (G-3 Thackery) with ID. April 2020 graduation (term 2204).
Each June more than 3,000 individuals gather the nation's capital at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.
Vendor begins mailing diplomas June 15 - June 19 for April 2020 graduations (term 2204). Will be notified via Pitt e-mail address when the diploma ships. Certificates are printed and mailed by Student Affairs Office approx. 6 - 8 weeks after graduation.
The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.
Two days of new student orientation and Plunge activities begin at the University Club and continue at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh.
Each fall, students and faculty of Pitt's Department of Human Genetics join leading scientists from around the world for the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of human genetics professionals. Don't miss the special Pitt Human Genetics reunion reception.
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, and the school plans to host a reception for both participants and alumni in the area. Click for details or visit www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual.
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 including the annual Dean's Day student research competition.
ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics with the nation's most influential thought leaders; to gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery; and to network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, and the school plans to host a reception for both participants and alumni in the area. Click for details or visit www.apha.org/annualmeeting.
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