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Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic

Since the initial outbreak of...
Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic

Since the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, social media misinformation appears to be spreading faster than the virus itself, prompting the WHO to declare an "infodemic" of misinformation. During this conversation, BCHS's Steve Albert and Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19 '23) will discuss h... (05/30/2020)

Deslouches and Montelaro develop promising antibiotic molecule for drug-resistant infections

CISTIC FIBROSIS NEWS TODAY - ...
Deslouches and Montelaro develop promising antibiotic molecule for drug-resistant infections

CISTIC FIBROSIS NEWS TODAY - With the rising prevalence of superbugs, researchers are turning their attention to antibiotic molecules. Study co-authors Berthony Deslouches (EOH) and Ronald Montelaro (IDM) have engineered a cationic antimicrobial peptide named WLBU2, licensed by Pitt spin-off Peptil... (05/30/2020)

Felter on informing the public when COVID-19 guidelines keep changing

90.5 WESA - “It’s really chal...
Felter on informing the public when COVID-19 guidelines keep changing

90.5 WESA - “It’s really challenging from a communications standpoint,” said BCHS’ Elizabeth Felter. For example, the World Health Organization started using “physical distancing" instead of “social distancing” because it’s important to be physically distant but still be socially connected.  It's d... (05/27/2020)

Public health systems hold promise for aging populations, journal finds

In a new special issue of the...
Public health systems hold promise for aging populations, journal finds

In a new special issue of the journal Innovation in Aging from The Gerontological Society of America, researchers look at public health interventions that work to foster healthy aging. "Public health faces the challenge of designing, assessing, translating, and implementing programs that push inter... (05/26/2020)

Phylogenetic Trees - What They Can (and Can't) Tell us About COVID-19

Some of the most intriguing m...
Phylogenetic Trees - What They Can (and Can't) Tell us About COVID-19

Some of the most intriguing mysteries of the epidemic can be investigated by creating phylogenetic trees - genetic family trees of the virus. IDM's Jeremy Martinson and HUGEN and BIOST's Eleanor Feingold talk about how these trees are created and what we can and cannot learn from them. Where did th... (05/26/2020)

 

Fri
5/15
Academic Calendar Notice
Summer 2020 Add/Drop Periods End - 5/15, 5/18, 6/24 Academic Calendar Notice
Summer 2020 Add/Drop Periods End - 5/15, 5/18, 6/24
Fri 5/15 to Wed 6/24


Add/drop ends for Summer 2020 (term 2207): 

Friday, May 15 (term); Monday, May 18 (12WK); Wednesday, May 13 (6WK1); Wednesday, June 24 (6WK2)

Mon
6/1
Professional Development Event
Canvas for Remote Instruction (Teaching Center)Canvas for Remote Instruction (Teaching Center) Professional Development Event
Canvas for Remote Instruction (Teaching Center)
Mon 6/1 10:00AM - 11:00AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

For instructors who are already familiar with Canvas or who have attended a previous Canvas training, we present a supplemental webinar covering tools for remote instruction that are not addressed during the Introduction to Canvas trainings. We will demonstrate the use of discussion boards, quiz moderation, groups, and integrations for both Zoom and Panopto, as well as some course-level settings that can make it easier for your students to access your course content from home.

Mon
6/1
Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Jun Zhang-Interpretable Analysis of Multivariate Functional Data-ONLINE Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Jun Zhang-Interpretable Analysis of Multivariate Functional Data-ONLINE
Mon 6/1 11:00AM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

Jun Zhang of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Interpretable Analysis of Multivariate Functional Data". 

Tue
6/2
HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.) HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
Tue 6/2 to Thu 6/4


Each June more than 3,000 individuals gather the nation's capital at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.

Tue
6/2
Professional Development Event
ASPPH Presents Webinar: Superhero Survival Skills for FacultyASPPH Presents Webinar: Superhero Survival Skills for Faculty Professional Development Event
ASPPH Presents Webinar: Superhero Survival Skills for Faculty
Tue 6/2 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

The educational superheroes of 2020 are those undergraduate and graduate faculty who’ve had to transition from the classroom to the online environment in record time. It’s not been easy, but what an awesome learning experience! In this interactive webinar, we will share what student-centered learning is and how to achieve it online.

We’ll identify best practices for assessments and learning activities for online courses, and share some of our favorite tools to help faculty. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and share their experiences in transitioning their residential courses to a remote environment.