In journal clubs, students develop critical evaluation and discussion skills as they become familiar with public health and epidemiologic literature.
For a description as well as contact info on each journal club, please click on the “+” sign near each heading to expand the entry. Please contact the individuals indicated below for additional information on a specific journal club.
Specific meeting dates, time, and locations can be found on the calendar located on the right-hand side of this page.
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. The main focus is the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD Epidemiology training program students which 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 CVD epidemiology and methodology.
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The Epidemiological Methods Journal Club meets bi-weekly to discuss papers related to the foundations of the causal inference framework and new epidemiologic methods.
Article: Multimodal Neuroimaging of Male and Female Brain Structure in Health and Disease Across the Life Span
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.
The Epidemiological Methods Journal Club meets weekly to discuss papers related to the foundations of the causal inference framework and new epidemiologic methods.
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. Each member will be asked to pick a date to briefly (5 minutes) present an article from the journal of their choice, which will be followed by group discussion. However, everyone is invited to brief the group on articles he/she may have found of interest at every meeting.
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, a multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies...
Multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies
Paper: Naimi et al., (2018): MCMC
This journal club covers a range of methodological topics relevant for practicing epidemiologists and applied biostatisticians. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) machine learning, causal inference, Bayes analyses, robust analysis, as well as basic inferential statistics.
Paper: Cole et al., (2012): Bayesian Posterior Distributions Without Markov Chains
Paper: Naimi et al., (2017): Nonparametric Double Robustness
Topic for 6/13 - Therapies and future directions
Topic for 6/6 - Clearance systems in the brain
Topic for 5/30 - Imaging, late markers
Topic for 5/23 - Imaging, early markers
Topic for 5/16 - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease
Topic for 5/2 - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease
Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00 am in conference room 2700 at Magee-Womens Hospital. Details and the article for discussion will be sent to participants via the journal club mailing list the week prior to meeting.
Contact: Tamala Gondwe, Facilitator
Early role of vascular dysregulation on late-onset Alzheimer's disease based on multifactorial data-driven analysis.
Iturria-Medina Y, Sotero RC, Toussaint PJ, Mateos-Pérez JM, Evans AC; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.
Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 21;7:11934.
"Decision making in the ageing brain: changes in affective and motivational circuits" by Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin & Brian Knutson
More information to follow.
NOTE: Date for eBrain Journal Club for March, 2016 ONLY has changed from 3/7/16 to 3/14/16. Check us out on Facebook - University of Pittsburgh E-Brain Group
Presented by the Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology.
Neelesh Nadkarni will present - see attached article, "Relationship of regional brain b-amyloid to gait speed"
Contact Tamala Gondwe (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the discussion article.
Please join us for eBrain Journal Club on Monday, January 11th at 12:00 Noon in A731 Crabtree Hall. Beginning in February 2016 all eBrain journal club meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month - same room/same time. All are welcome to attend.