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Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Joanne Beer - Dissertation Defense Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Joanne Beer - Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/17/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139, Peterson Seminar Room

Joanne Beer of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "TBA".

Tue 7/17/2018
Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Christopher Keener - Dissertation Defense Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Christopher Keener - Dissertation Defense
Wed 7/18/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 7139, Peterson Seminar Room

Christopher Keener of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "TBA".

Wed 7/18/2018

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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
Public Health A522

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
Public Health A521

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
Public Health 1149, 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
Public Health 7139, 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
Public Health 7139, 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. 


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
C. Beth Shaaban - Promoters of Cerebral Small Vessel Integrity for Cognitive Disorder Prevention Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
C. Beth Shaaban - Promoters of Cerebral Small Vessel Integrity for Cognitive Disorder Prevention
Fri 4/20/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A719

C. Beth Shaaban will defend her dissertation on Promoters of Cerebral Small Vessel Integrity for Cognitive Disorder Prevention.


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Dana Jorgensen - Racial Differences in Brain Health & the Potential Mediating Role of Fitness & Risk Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Dana Jorgensen - Racial Differences in Brain Health & the Potential Mediating Role of Fitness & Risk
Fri 4/6/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A522

Dana Jorgensen will defend her dissertation on "Racial Differences in Brain Health and the Potential Mediating Role of Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Cardiometabolic Risk."


BCHS Dissertation Defense
Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US BCHS Dissertation Defense
Biobehavioral Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US
Fri 4/6/2018 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"

IDM Dissertation Defense
Parichat Duangkhae - PhD '18: Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin IDM Dissertation Defense
Parichat Duangkhae - PhD '18: Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin
Tue 4/3/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Parichat Duangkhae's Dissertation, Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin, may provide a mechanism for the epidemiologic observation that African ancestry protects against severe dengue. Her findings highlight the importance of skin and the complex interplay between resident and immune skin cell populations in DENV infection and dengue pathogenesis.


Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Ahmed Basudan: COMPREHENSIVE MOLECULAR AND CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST CANCER... Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Ahmed Basudan: COMPREHENSIVE MOLECULAR AND CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST CANCER...
Tue 4/3/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Lori Cherok - Folate and Iron Status in Women of Childbearing Age After Bariatric Surgery Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Lori Cherok - Folate and Iron Status in Women of Childbearing Age After Bariatric Surgery
Wed 3/21/2018 12:30PM - 2:30PM



Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies
Fri 3/2/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139, Peterson Seminar Room

Tianzhou "Charles" Ma of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies". 

IDM Dissertation Defense
Diana Campbell Delucia - PhD '18: Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during... IDM Dissertation Defense
Diana Campbell Delucia - PhD '18: Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during...
Thu 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Diana's dissertation, Cellular cholesterol regulation of HIV-1 trafficking during macrophage-mediated trans infection, suggests that targeting the ability of MΦ to drive HIV-1 dissemination in trans could significantly enhance HIV-1 therapeutic strategies. 


Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Stephen McCalley: Elucidating the Mitochondrial Architecture of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Stephen McCalley: Elucidating the Mitochondrial Architecture of Branched-Chain Amino Acid
Fri 2/23/2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health A521


BCHS Dissertation Defense
Contraceptive and Family Planning for Women with Mental Illness - Cara E. Nikolajski BCHS Dissertation Defense
Contraceptive and Family Planning for Women with Mental Illness - Cara E. Nikolajski
Mon 2/12/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A638

Cara E. Nikolajski will defend her dissertation, "Contraceptive and Family Planning Experiences, Priorities, and Preferences of Women with Serious Mental Illness." 


Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yongli Shuai: Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yongli Shuai: Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored...
Fri 12/8/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Public Health 7139, Peterson Seminar Room

Yongli Shuai of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored Competing Risks Data".


IDM Dissertation Defense
Ben Policicchio - PhD '17 IDM Dissertation Defense
Ben Policicchio - PhD '17
Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Ben's dissertation, Use of Integrase Inhibitor to Assess the Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Response During Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Rhesus Macaques, hopes to aid in the hunt for an elusive vaccine and/or cure against HIV by showing CD8+ cells kill cells containing virus prior to integration.


Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Lauren Torso Orkis - The Epidemiology of Sporadic, Community-Acquired Legionnaires' Disease Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Lauren Torso Orkis - The Epidemiology of Sporadic, Community-Acquired Legionnaires' Disease
Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Committee chair - Lee Harrison, MD

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