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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! 

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Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2


Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant, picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure... Read more...

Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3


Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel, picks up the story at a moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. Read more...

Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Greg Yothers - Director, NRG Oncology SDMC, Division of Biostatistics and Science
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Yothers is a research associate professor of biostatistics and the director of the NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center with a primary research interest in the design, implementation, and analysis of phase II and III clinical trials for cancer research. 

Previous

Mon 10/16/2017
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1
Mon 10/16/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 1, Magic Bullets, explores the search for a "cure" for cancer - the greatest epic in the history of science - spanning centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. Read more...

Thu 9/28/2017
Grand Rounds A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA
Thu 9/28/2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

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. 

Mon 4/3/2017
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S. Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.
Mon 4/3/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 

Thu 2/23/2017
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
Thu 2/23/2017 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Brave New Films has released this feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Through personal accounts of victims and their families, the film highlights important issues (domestic violence, unintentional shootings, firearms trafficking, suicide, and mass shootings) to tell the story of how guns - and the billions made from them - impact the lives of everyday Americans. 

Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland 

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! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

Wed 1/18/2017
Grand Rounds Peter Salk - Polio Eradication: Prospects and Progress Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Peter Salk - Polio Eradication: Prospects and Progress
Wed 1/18/2017 5:45PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

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! 

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