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Shaffer selected for the 2020 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. John S...
Shaffer selected for the 2020 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. John Shaffer (HUGEN '08), assistant professor of human genetics and oral biology, on being selected for the 2020 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. Craig awardees are nominated annually by students and selected by a committee of students and past awardees.  (04/02/2020)

Wenzel explains how to handle package deliveries

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE – EOH...
Wenzel explains how to handle package deliveries

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE – EOH Chair Sally Wenzel says, “The easiest way to make sure that you aren’t bringing the virus in with your packages is to treat the package as though a COVID-19 positive person last handled it: Wipe off all items before putting them away, throw out your packaging and wash ... (04/02/2020)

Roberts says social distancing is our best tool in fighting COVID-19

90.5 WESA - “If nobody ever ...
Roberts says social distancing is our best tool in fighting COVID-19

90.5 WESA - “If nobody ever went out and nobody ever touched anybody else, this disease could not pass at all,” said HPM's Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory. He thinks the current restrictions on daily life need to continue for the time being. “If people went ab... (04/01/2020)

BCHS alum Arnold on harm-reduction during the coronavirus shutdown

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/SPOTLIG...
BCHS alum Arnold on harm-reduction during the coronavirus shutdown

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/SPOTLIGHT PA - At Prevention Point Pittsburgh, staff have been trying to raise awareness of COVID-19 for weeks. “If someone shows symptoms, they’re given gloves, a face mask, and extra harm reduction supplies so they can self-quarantine,” said executive director Aaron Arnold (... (03/31/2020)

Angus comments on top 10 ICU must-dos for COVID-19

MEDSCAPE - In an editorial in...
Angus comments on top 10 ICU must-dos for COVID-19

MEDSCAPE - In an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association issued just days after these new guidelines, Derek C. Angus, HPM distinguished professor and associate editor with JAMA, and his colleague Lamontagne of Canada say these "represent an excellent first step toward optimal, ... (03/31/2020)

 

Mon
3/23
Academic Calendar Notice
Fall 2020 Registration Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Fall 2020 Registration Begins
Mon 3/23 to Thu 7/2


Registration for Fall 2020 (term 2211) begins for all students. 

Mon
3/23
Academic Calendar Notice
Fall 2020 Add/Drop Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Fall 2020 Add/Drop Begins
Mon 3/23 to Fri 9/4


Add/drop begins for Fall 2020 (term 2211)

Mon
4/6
Professional Development Event
Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns Professional Development Event
Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
Mon 4/6 1:00PM - 2:30PM
David Lawrence Hall

A faculty panel featuring Greg Siegel, associate professor of psychiatry, psychology, and clinical and translational science; Christina Newhill, professor of social work; Travis Labrum, assistant professor of social work. Moderated by Linda Tashbook, foreign international comparative law librarian. Part of the Faculty Development Workshop Series | Academics as Leaders.

Tue
4/7
Center for Health Equity Event
Canceled Oakland Free Food Spot Center for Health Equity Event
Canceled Oakland Free Food Spot
Tue 4/7 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Wed
4/8
Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Patient Safety Fellowship - Virtual Information Session Career Services Webinar/Online Event
Patient Safety Fellowship - Virtual Information Session
Wed 4/8 12:00PM - 1:30PM


Patient Safety Fellowship

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation, together with Health Careers Futures, is now accepting applications for the 2020 Patient Safety Fellowship.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect all facets of life in the U.S., especially the healthcare system, the Patient Safety Fellowship will teach aspiring leaders the fundamentals of patient safety as they relate to preparedness and crisis intervention, using COVID-19 as a case study. Despite knowledge of the disease ahead of its spread in the U.S., how did the system fail to adequately prepare and provide an effective response in the initial phases of the outbreak? Through researching the ecosystem of authorities that influence patient safety, infectious disease and response, and by understanding the context that leadership plays in times of crisis, Fellows will have the opportunity to answer those questions.

During the 9-week program (8 sessions), Fellows will interact with some of the region’s and nation’s foremost experts in infectious disease, emergency preparedness, and experts in safety science to understand what went wrong and what worked well in the U.S. preparation and response to COVID-19. Fellows will develop leadership skills in crisis preparation and intervention, applying principles from epidemiology, predictive analytics, crisis leadership, and quality engineering to take away crucial learnings to prevent these missteps from happening again in the future. During the finale, Fellows will be tasked with synthesizing all of the lessons they have learned and lead a response to a simulated disaster scenario.

A virtual open house for candidates interested in learning more about the Fellowship will be held on Wednesday, April 8th from 12pm – 1:30pm.

Zoom details as follows:
https://zoom.us/j/894130155
Meeting ID: 894 130 155

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