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Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US

Friday 4/6 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Cristian Chandler will be defending his dissertation, "Psychosocial Associations of Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the United States"


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EOH Dissertation Defense
Hsiu-Chi Ting - How organisms lacking oxidizable lipids utilize lipid peroxidation for signaling: .. EOH Dissertation Defense
Hsiu-Chi Ting - How organisms lacking oxidizable lipids utilize lipid peroxidation for signaling: ..
Thu 12/13/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Title of the dissertation: "How organisms lacking oxidizable lipids utilize lipid peroxidation for signaling: lipidomics approach."

Advisor: Valerian E. Kagan, PhD, DSc, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Committee members and departments:

Bruce R. Pitt, PhD, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Hülya Bayır, MD, Professor, Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health

Joel S. Greenberger, MD, FACRO, FACR, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Jingchuan Guo-Blood Pressure & CVD Disease in Type 1 Diabetes: Exploration of Prediction & Control Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Jingchuan Guo-Blood Pressure & CVD Disease in Type 1 Diabetes: Exploration of Prediction & Control
Tue 12/11/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM


Defense location:
3512 Fifth Avenue, second floor conference room

Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Pallavi Jonnalagadda - Cortical Bone Health in African Ancestry Men Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Pallavi Jonnalagadda - Cortical Bone Health in African Ancestry Men
Fri 12/7/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


BCHS Dissertation Defense
Francisca Flores - A stakeholder engaged case study about gang violence in Belize BCHS Dissertation Defense
Francisca Flores - A stakeholder engaged case study about gang violence in Belize
Thu 12/6/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room


BCHS Dissertation Defense
Jose Wilches-Gutierrez - Sexual and Reproductive Health in Local Mining Contexts in Columbia BCHS Dissertation Defense
Jose Wilches-Gutierrez - Sexual and Reproductive Health in Local Mining Contexts in Columbia
Wed 11/28/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
3121C Public Health


Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
ANN PICCIRILLO: A Role for Lysophosphatidylcholine Transporter MFSD2A in CD8+T Cell Memory..... Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
ANN PICCIRILLO: A Role for Lysophosphatidylcholine Transporter MFSD2A in CD8+T Cell Memory.....
Tue 10/30/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM
University of Pittsburgh


Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
BRANDON BLOBNER:MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXPLORATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE GENETICS & THE EPITHELIAL NA+ CHANNEL Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
BRANDON BLOBNER:MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXPLORATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE GENETICS & THE EPITHELIAL NA+ CHANNEL
Tue 8/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
3121C Public Health


EOH Dissertation Defense
Hirunwut Praekunatham - Mechanisms of Azide and Cyanide Binding to Cobalt Complexes EOH Dissertation Defense
Hirunwut Praekunatham - Mechanisms of Azide and Cyanide Binding to Cobalt Complexes
Wed 8/1/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
A521 Public Health

EOH Departmental Dissertation Defense

Hirunwut Praekunatham, MD, MPH

"Mechanisms of Azide and Cyanide Binding to Cobalt Complexes Relevant to Antidotal Action"


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Raj Kumar - Acute Inflammation & Infection:Effects on Recovery-Mod. to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Raj Kumar - Acute Inflammation & Infection:Effects on Recovery-Mod. to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Wed 8/1/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A522 Public Health

Acute Inflammation and Infection:  The Effects on Recovery Following Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Raj Kumar, MPH

Committee members:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH  (Committee Chair)
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD
Anthony Fabio, PhD
Amy Wagner, MD

Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Andrea L. Stewart - Stress & Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women: How Important Are Social Roles? Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Andrea L. Stewart - Stress & Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women: How Important Are Social Roles?
Wed 7/25/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A522 Public Health

Stress and Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-Life Women:  How Important are Social Roles?

Andrea Leigh Stewart, BA

Committee members:
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD (Committee Chair)
Emma Barinas-Mitchell, PhD
Karen Matthews, PhD
Jared Magnani, MD, MSc


Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Christopher Keener - Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Christopher Keener - Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Wed 7/18/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Christopher Keener of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials".


Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Joanne Beer - Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Joanne Beer - Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso
Tue 7/17/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Joanne Beer of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso".


EOH Dissertation Defense
Emilie Castranio - The Role of Apolipoprotein E in Traumatic Brain Injury EOH Dissertation Defense
Emilie Castranio - The Role of Apolipoprotein E in Traumatic Brain Injury
Thu 7/12/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

EOH Departmental
Dissertation Defense

“The Role of Apolipoprotein E in Traumatic Brain Injury as determined by isoform and Abca1 Haplodeficiency”

Emilie Castranio

Department of Environmental And Occupational Health
Graduate School of Public Health

Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 pm

130 DeSoto Street
4th Floor Conference Room, #4140

http://www.eoh.pitt.edu


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Kathleen Creppage - "STAMPS" Surveillance, Trends, & Mapping of Opioid Seizures, Allegh. County, PA Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Kathleen Creppage - "STAMPS" Surveillance, Trends, & Mapping of Opioid Seizures, Allegh. County, PA
Fri 6/15/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
A522 Public Health

Committee members:Anthony Fabio (chair)
Stephen Wisniewski
Thomas Songer
Karl E. Williams
Jeanine M. Buchanich
Bedda Rosario

Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Gretchen White - Alcohol Use and Weight in US Adults and Bariatric Surgery Patients Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Gretchen White - Alcohol Use and Weight in US Adults and Bariatric Surgery Patients
Fri 6/8/2018 12:30PM - 3:00PM


Location: 

 Schenley Place Conference Room 631
4420 Bayard Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260

                   

Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Ya-Hui Yu - Incident Pre-pregnancy Obesity and Perinatal Mortality Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Ya-Hui Yu - Incident Pre-pregnancy Obesity and Perinatal Mortality
Fri 6/8/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A521 Public Health

Title:  Incident Pre-pregnancy Obesity and Perinatal Mortality:  Application of Doubly Robust Nonparametric Methods

Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Michelle Zorrilla: CONTRIBUTION OF ELASTIN TO CARDIOVASCULAR DEVELOPMENT IN ZEBRAFISH Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Michelle Zorrilla: CONTRIBUTION OF ELASTIN TO CARDIOVASCULAR DEVELOPMENT IN ZEBRAFISH
Fri 6/1/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room


Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
John Pleis - Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
John Pleis - Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction
Wed 5/30/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

John Pleis of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction".


Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhou Fang - Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhou Fang - Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies
Thu 5/3/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Zhou "Ark" Fang of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies".


IDM Dissertation Defense
Lyndsay Avery - PhD '18: Tim-3 co-stimulation promotes short-lived effector T cells, restricts... IDM Dissertation Defense
Lyndsay Avery - PhD '18: Tim-3 co-stimulation promotes short-lived effector T cells, restricts...
Wed 4/25/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Scaife Hall

Lyndsay Avery's Dissertation, Tim-3 co-stimulation promotes short-lived effector T cells, restricts memory precursors, and is dispensable for T cell exhaustion, includes findings that have significant implications for the development of anti-Tim-3 antibodies as therapeutic agents. 


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