Pitt Public Health offers lectures, courses, and other continuing education (CE) programs eligible for Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credit. Participation in these CPH-CE programs count towards the 50 CPH recertification credits that CPH professionals must earn every two years to maintain certification.
CPH-CE programs are open to both Pitt Public Health alumni and other CPH professionals seeking recertification credits.
TUES 10/8/2019 8:00AM - 4:00PM PrEP Summit: Engagement, Adherence, Retention (AETC MidAtlantic)Priory Hotel Grand Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm
G23 Public Health
On December 7, 2015, a panel of distinguished speakers joined 150 participant-observers at Pitt Public Health's second annual Jonas Salk Symposium. During this year's symposium scholars representing different fields discussed the intersection of wisdom and aging, each through a unique lens ranging from anthropology to neurobiology. A lively discussion was held between the panelists and observers representing the University and Pittsburgh communities, including several dozen participants from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Following the symposium, panelists gathered to begin work on an article for publication. Pitt Public Health continues to advance this topic through the Center for Aging and Population Health and in collaboration with the UPMC/Pitt Aging Institute.
Pitt Public Health and the Global Health Student Association Presents: "The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl." Pre-mix & mingle at 6-7pm. Film begins at 7pm followed by a distinguished panel discussion moderated by Dean Dr. Donald Burke. The documentary highlights how fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. So potent, three grains are lethal to an adult. First synthesized in the 1960s, it’s been used to treat severe pain in cancer patients. Today, fentanyl has two main sources: the prescription drug industry, and Mexican drug cartels. And it’s the quiet culprit behind the current “heroin” crisis, one of the deadliest drug epidemics in American history. In the documentary above, “Death by Fentanyl,” Fusion’s The Naked Truth investigates the rise of fentanyl in all its forms … and its sometimes deadly consequences. In the stories, learn how FENTANYL FIRST HIT THE STREETS, Breaking Bad-style; how the drug HAS TRANSFORMED LIFE in one major U.S. city; and how some of its legal manufacturers also profit from drugs to reverse its deadly effects. Reception prior to movie begins at 6 p.m.
The 2016 Porter Prize will be awarded to physician, educator, virologist, and author, Paul A. Offit, MD, who will speak on "Unvaccinated: The Strange History of Vaccine Exemptions." Offit serves as the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
A question and answer period, moderated by Paul Guggenheimer of WESA radio’s Essential Pittsburgh, will follow Dr. Offit’s keynote presentation.
AWARD CEREMONY | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Q&A SESSION | RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
REGISTRATION REQUIRED>> publichealth.pitt.edu/porterprize
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.
Session I: noon-1:30 p.m.Session II: 1-2:30-4 p.m.
Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. Read more..
Monday, April 4
Session III: 9:30-11 a.m.Session IV: noon-1:30 p.m.Session V: 2:30-4 p.m.
Followed by a school-wide celebration.
The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) presents its annual summer conference entitled “Anatomy of Recovery: Peaks and Valleys” in SCAIFE HALL, LECTURE ROOMS 5 & 6. The keynote address "Substance Use Prevention and Treatment in the Commonwealth" will feature Gary Tennis, Secretary of the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
View flyer for details or register online at pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a9qGdL4IC2GN8ZT
Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, James W. Rockwell Professor of Public Health, Vice President for Innovation, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Topic: The Creativity Crisis
Lucile Adams‐Campbell (EPI '83), PhD, Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research, Professor of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), Georgetown University, Washington DC
Topic: Addressing Breast Cancer Disparities
Presented by Lee Harrison, MD, Professor and Head of Pitt's Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit. Followed by a Q and A.
Part of the Office of Student Affair's Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to faculty, staff, and students.
How can we complete the eradication of polio? Dr. Peter Salk will share his thoughts in a Food for Thought lecture on the challenges of eliminating the world's last few cases of polio. The son of Dr. Jonas Salk--who invented the polio vaccine introduced in 1955--Dr. Peter Salk is director and president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and a visiting professor in IDM.
Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food!
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is exploring an innovative budgeting process to help save some of our rural hospitals in danger of closing. Losing these hospitals would remove access to health care and public health services for many, worsening the health of the state.
Presented by Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP, a practicing family physician and deputy secretary for health innovation, PA Dept. of Health.
Silva is assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University and was the lead qualitative researcher for Robert Putnam's book, Our Kids. Her current book project, We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America, examines working-class people’s political beliefs and behaviors in the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Rachel Levine, physician general and acting secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will speak on health topics in the LGBTQ community, about her background as a transgender physician, and her efforts to combat the state's ongoing opioid epidemic. As physician general, Levine has made significant strides in combating the opioid epidemic and advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ population.
Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Pre-Health Professions and the Rainbow Alliance.
Grand Rounds credit will be given for attendance at one or more of the workshop sessions. Check CourseWeb for details. This event is offered for 8 CPH CE credits.
To mark his installation as the Philip Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, BCHS’s STEVEN ALBERT will revisit Rousseau’s 1754 "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men," or “Second Discourse.” We have moved beyond early philosophical speculation to an emerging science of inequality, where the emergence of hierarchy can be explored experimentally. Health disparities can be viewed through this same lens and offer lessons on remediating inequality.
Lecture also viewable via webcast. Reception to follow in the Public Health Commons.
Pitt Public Health and the Center for Bioethics and Health Law present a joint lecture by Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA on “Ethical and Policy Considerations and the Use of Biomedical Approaches to Preventing HIV Infection.”
As part of the PGH-GLA Project, Dr. Kenneth Thompson will present on "The future of post-industrial cities, with a focus on health equity, resilience and diseases of despair". Thompson's talk will be followed by a panel, featuring: Dr. Duncan Booker, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Glasgow; Lou Ann Jeremko, Executive Director, Consumer Health Coalition; and Dr. Pete Seaman, Associate Director of the Glasgow Center for Population Health.
The Violence Prevention Initiative at Pitt Public Health is pleased to host Tio Hardiman, executive director of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters, Inc. whose model treats firearm violence as an infectious process and uses street-savvy interventionists to interrupt violence.
Firearm injury is a major public health challenge.In 2015 rates of homicide were 2.1 per 100,000 for whites but 17.2 per 100,000 for African Americans. Nonfatal firearm injuries by race were 4.7 vs. 58.6 per 100,000, respectively.
Hardiman's talk on “Interrupting the Cycle of Violence” will be followed by a discussion with panelists including BCHS's Richard Garland and Taili Thompson of the Allegheny County Health Department.
Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes
with Theresa Brown, RN, former oncology nurse and breast cancer patient
Known for recent works “Breast Cancer Is Serious. Pink Is Not.” & The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives
Join Marnie Schilken, Chief Impact Officer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as she engages us in thinking through the lives of three different individuals and how food secure or insecure they might be. We will think about the drivers that allow a household or individual to be more or less food secure, and brainstorm what can happen if we tweak each scenario here and there. Will people fare better or worse? Marnie will also describe to us the various programs at the Food Bank and share with us why and how the Food Bank keeps in mind the people and agencies it serves as it strives to “feed people in need and mobilize the community to end hunger.”
Guest speakers, Eve Mokotoff, from the Detroit, MI Health Department and Kwesi Willacy from the Allegheny County Health Department will co-present on HIV prevention, the challenges to implementation and their respective work from the Detroit and Pittsburgh perspectives.
Noble Maseru, Director, Center for Health Equity, Associate Dean for Diversity
Ruth Modzelewski, (HUGEN ‘96) Mission Coordinator, Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh
Samantha Rubright, (BCHS ‘09, EOH ‘16) Manager of Communications and Partnerships, FracTracker Alliance
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, (MMPH ‘00), Associate Professor of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Moderator: Donald S. Burke, Dean
Latika Davis-Jones, (BCHS ’07), Assistant Deputy Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
Eric Hulsey, (BCHS ‘08), Manager of Behavioral Health Analytics, Office of Data Analytics, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Jan Pringle, (INDHYG ’81, EPI ’86), Director, PERU
Amy Hartman, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Primary Faculty, Center for Vaccine Research, Secondary Faculty, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Didier Chalhoub, (MMPH ’12, EPI ‘15), Visiting Fellow, NIH Interdisciplinary Studies Aging Section
Kelly Saldana, (BCHS ’01), Director, Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, USAID,
Wes Rohrer, Associate Professor, Public Health Education, Health Policy and Management, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
It’s easy for public health to get lost in the scandals and breaking news of every day life. How do you get heard? What grabs the media’s attention? Journalist and author Heather Boerner, whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic and elsewhere, will share how she selects stories, communicates clearly about complicated public health questions, and tries to bring abstract ideas of public health policy to the human level.
The Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food!
This symposium aims to examine—from multiple perspectives—the mixed legacy of Thomas Parran, Pitt Public Health's founding dean. Expert panelists include Greg Dober, Susan Reverby, Bill Jenkins, Kirk Savage will consider this complicated legacy.
For the 2018 Kim Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture Dr. Matthew Allison of the University of California San Diego's Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Preventative Medicine will present on "Systemic Arterial Calcification: What is It Trying to Tell Us?"
Presented by Jane A. Cauley, DrPH.
Each year since 2004, the Department of Human Genetics has held a guest lecture in honor of former faculty member Ching Chun "C.C." Li. For the 2018 C.C. Li lecture, Li. Jonathan Pritchard, professor in the Departments of Genetics and Biology HHMI Investigator at Stanford University presents "Omnigenic architecture of human complex traits."
Center for Health Equity will be screening the film "We Wear the Mask" produced by Tammy Thompson from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Circles. Following the film will be presentations from Ms. Thompson on poverty and Lee Davis from the Violence Prevention Project discussing violence as a social determinant of health.
Presented by Pitt Public Health's Center for Social Dynamics & Community Health and Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Modeling Core, this conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field. Registration is required; no cost.
The Dawn Gideon Lecture and webcast is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania.
If you are attending the luncheon, it will begin at noon on Monday, November 12. The lecture portion of the program is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.
Registering ahead of time is highly recommended. This event is well attended.
Experts will talk about prevention, risk reduction, the potential for getting to zero new HIV infections, and much more at a time when recent scientific breakthroughs and various prevention efforts now point to the possibility of an AIDS-free generation.
2011 Pittsburgh Allderdice High School graduate Scott Stern spent six years researching the systematic imprisonment of women in America under the guise of safeguarding public health culminating in the release of “The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ‘Promiscuous’ Women” (Beacon Press). Stern will discuss his research and its ties to the mixed legacy of Pitt Public Health's founding dean, Thomas Parran.
In 1854, John Snow famously removed the handle from a water pump in London, stopping a cholera outbreak dead in its tracks. But did you know that public health innovations can be traced back to ancient times, even back to the days of Hippocrates? Historical case studies in public health can teach us valuable lessons about where we've been, offer important perspective on the difficulties of change, and help us address the public health problems we face today.
Join Jonathan M. Samet, dean, Colorado School of Public Health, for an important presentation on the "doubt creation" threat to evidence-based decision-making and its implications for public health.
Join Dr. Jason White, Vice Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for an important presentation on his research experience using nanotechnology to help increase crop yields and improve sustainability globally.
Alondra Nelson examines the recent use of genetic ancestry testing by the descendants of nearly three hundred enslaved men and women owned by Georgetown University, whom the institution’s Jesuit stewards sold to Southern plantations in 1838 in order to secure its solvency. The case of the GU 272 will be explored as a “reconciliation project”—a social endeavor in which DNA analysis is put to the use of repairing historic injury.
Reception (5 p.m.) and lecture (6 p.m.) are jointly sponsored by the departments of Africana studies and human genetics and the Center for Bioethics & Health Law.
A panel discussion featuring leaders from the area's latino community resource agencies.
One Book One Community, the Global Health Student Association, and the Center for Global Health present the powerful 30-minute documentary "Close to Home: Street Medicine" which shares voices of service providers and oft-forgotten homeless patients in our region. Catch the film and hear directly from Jim Withers, founder and medical director of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® and the Street Medicine Institute and film producer/videographer Matt Lewis. Donations of warm gloves and hats will be collected for the local homeless population. Light refreshments to follow.
Historical epidemiology—the study of past disease control interventions and their impacts on the dynamics of disease transmission—holds the promise of creating a more robust and more nuanced foundation for global public health decision-making by developing an empirical record from which we can draw historical lessons. It can unearth past successes and failures in order to suggest alternative or hybrid approaches to the control of epidemic or endemic disease processes. What should be done to institutionalize its practice?
The Department of Human Genetics holds an annual guest lecture in honor of former faculty member Ching Chun "C.C." Li, Pitt Public Health faculty for over 30 years, former chair of the Department of Biostatistics, and celebrated statistician and geneticist.
This year's lecture features Michael Boehnke, Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics and director, Center for Statistical Genetics, University of Michigan.
Carol A. Derby, research professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present: Vascular Disease in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Opportunities for Prevention.
The Festschrift Symposium honoring the career of dean emeritus Donald S. Burke will showcase speakers representing his major areas of scientific contribution. Invited speakers include Jeanine Buchanich of Pitt, Derek Cummings of Johns Hopkins, Nelson Michaels of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Nathan Wolfe of Global Viral.
Richard Frank, professor of health economics and health care policy at Harvard, wil discuss drug pricing proposals relevant to the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Frank will draw upon his experience serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss advantages and pitfalls of these proposals. Lunch will be served.
Presented by author Sarah Manguso. How does the medical establishment make it difficult for chronically ill patients to gain treatment for persistent but non-emergent symptoms? Practitioners’ patterns include dismissal of physical symptoms as psychiatric in origin; attribution of disease symptoms to normative gender differences; and the framing of illness as the patient’s fault, thanks to poor attitude or inadequate self-care.
Family separations have been a crisis at the U.S. Southern Border. These separations are an adverse childhood event, one that most likley will produce trauma with lifelong consequences. Hear experts and those working in the community share their perspectives, engage in discussion, and answer questions.
Celebrate LGBT History Month with an address by Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD. Among the nation's leading advocates for LGBTQ rights and health equity, she was recently elected President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. A dynamic and passionate speaker, Secretary Levine will discuss the health disparities present in LGBTQ populations, the context of social stigma, as well as best practice standards of care and opportunities for progress.
The Dawn Gideon Lecture 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.
Hosted by SPHERE, the Gun Violence Prevention Panel will bring diverse public health perspectives to the issue of gun violence. Speakers include Dr. Lenny Weiss, an emergency medicine physician who responded to the Tree of Life shooting; Dr. Stephen Albert from BCHS, who works in trauma units to prevent retaliation in gun violence victims; and Richard Garland from BCHS, whose work focuses on helping troubled youths involved in gangs and gun violence.
The CPH recertification process fosters life-long learning, professional development, and promotion of the public health profession. CPH professionals must earn 50 recertification credits every two years to maintain their CPH status.
Log In to CPH portal to report recertification activity, track your progress towards recertification, and pay your recertification application fee.
For more information about the Certified in Public Health Exam, for access to the CPH study guide, or for information about CPH Continuing Education (CPH-CE) events at Pitt Public Health, contact Robin A. Leaf, MEd, educational programs and practicum manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.