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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Fri 12/23/2016 to Mon 1/2/2017
Winter Recess - University Closed Academic Calendar Notice
Winter Recess - University Closed
Fri 12/23/2016 to Mon 1/2/2017


Winter recess for faculty and staff. University closed. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 1/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
Mon 1/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/4/2017
Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Term Begins
Wed 1/4/2017


Classes begin for Spring 2017. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Wed 1/4/2017
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Wed 1/4/2017


This is the final registration date for spring 2017 term (2174) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between December 10 and January 4. Add or drop classes until January 18.


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Wed 1/4/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CPH Study Session - Behavioral and Social Sciences Pitt Public Health Event
CPH Study Session - Behavioral and Social Sciences
Wed 1/4/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Join your fellow students in getting ready to take the CPH exam in February! One of six sessions focusing on each of the core areas of public health, plus the cross-cutting areas. Each session includes a presentation, lecture, and interactive segments. 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph for more information on the exam.

Pitt Public Health pays the exam fee for eligible students and gives a discount to recent alumni!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/4/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Toastmasters Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Toastmasters Meeting
Wed 1/4/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4140

Toastmasters is hitting the ground running in January! Everyone is welcome. Contact Ann Ostroski for more information.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 1/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Jian Min Yuan, MD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Jian Min Yuan, MD
Thu 1/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jian Min Yuan, MD
Professor, Co‐Director of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Prospective Evaluation of Telomere Length and Cancer and Death

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Nicole Lazar - Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nicole Lazar - Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data
Thu 1/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Nicole Lazar, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, presenting, "Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/5/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
GHSA Welcome Back Social and Fundraiser Student Organization Social
GHSA Welcome Back Social and Fundraiser
Thu 1/5/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Hemingway's Café in Oakland

Student Organization
Social
Fri 1/6/2017
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) Career Services Application Deadline
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)
Fri 1/6/2017


For outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. Up to six years of support in two phases. Institutional review deadline. Submit two page proposal to Dr. Sid Kar. Letter of intent deadline: January 17.

Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 1/6/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
Fri 1/6/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 1/6/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
New Student Orientation for Spring 2017 Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation for Spring 2017
Fri 1/6/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

New students starting spring term are invited to get an important overview of Pitt Public Health. Meet department faculty, new, and continuing students and learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education. Details were sent to all incoming students by admissions staff.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 1/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 1/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Johansson- "Advancing the Science and Application of Epidemic Forecasting" PHDL Seminar Series
Michael Johansson- "Advancing the Science and Application of Epidemic Forecasting"
Mon 1/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Dr. Johansson will discuss ways to close the gap on integration of modeling into the public health decision making process.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 1/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
David Givens, PhD Candidate, MA, BA IDM Seminar Series
David Givens, PhD Candidate, MA, BA
Mon 1/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

“Developing Statewide Public Health Planning and Research”




IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/9/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 1/9/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Public Health A521

Join the Minority Student Organization at our monthly member meetings. We discuss issues facing minorities of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, and religions. Students who identify as underrepresented minorities and allies are welcome!


Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 1/10/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 1/10/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

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. 


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 1/10/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Resume and Cover Letter Basics Career Services Workshop
Resume and Cover Letter Basics
Tue 1/10/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health A521

Learn how to market yourself with crucial job search tools.

Career Services
Workshop
Tue 1/10/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Yi Li, University of Michigan - Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities Biostatistics Seminar Series
Yi Li, University of Michigan - Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Tue 1/10/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Yi Li, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, will present, "Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Wed 1/11/2017
Graduation Application Due (no fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Wed 1/11/2017


Apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is March 30. Fees apply in a tiered structure between January 11 and March 30.


April Graduation
Deadline
Wed 1/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Wed 1/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

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
Email: tamala.gondwe@pitt.edu


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Wed 1/11/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Fostering Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed Professional Development Workshop
Fostering Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed
Wed 1/11/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn how you and your team can provide innovative outcomes by intentionally encouraging creativity across people, processes, and your culture. You will look at the critical role that leaders play in fostering creativity and explore ways that you can become more successful at producing innovative solutions when faced with difficult, new challenges. This program is right for you if you've ever been asked to 'innovate' or 'think differently' and did not know where to start. Creativity is a skill that can be learned. Leaders throughout the institution who wish to learn a more disciplined approach to thinking differently will learn to work in a team setting to be more creative and innovative. This will be appropriate for both academic and non-academic leaders.



Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 1/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Orientation - First Year Students IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Orientation - First Year Students
Wed 1/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/11/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CPH Study Session - Cross-Cutting Areas Pitt Public Health Event
CPH Study Session - Cross-Cutting Areas
Wed 1/11/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Join your fellow students in getting ready to take the CPH exam in February! One of six sessions focusing on each of the core areas of public health, plus the cross-cutting areas. Each session includes a presentation, lecture, and interactive segments. 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph for more information on the exam.

Pitt Public Health pays the exam fee for eligible students and gives a discount to recent alumni!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/11/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Dr. Sarah Krier and Dr. Mackey Friedman IDM MPH Journal Club
Dr. Sarah Krier and Dr. Mackey Friedman
Wed 1/11/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
A New Disease, a New Technique, & a New Modality: Therapeutic Targeting of HPV+Head & Neck Cancer University of Pittsburgh Lecture
A New Disease, a New Technique, & a New Modality: Therapeutic Targeting of HPV+Head & Neck Cancer
Wed 1/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Scaife Hall

Lecture Room 6

Presented by Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, UPMC Professor of Advanced Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery, and otolaryngology, of immunology, and of radiation oncology, Pitt Medicine. A reception will follow.



University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Thu 1/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Cody Wolfe EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Cody Wolfe
Thu 1/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017
Date: Thursday January 12, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Cody Wolfe

Paper: Neurodegenerative disease mutations in TREM2 reveal a functional surface and distinct loss-of-function mechanisms

Authors:Daniel L Kober, Jennifer M Alexander-Brett, Celeste M Karch, Carlos Cruchaga, Marco Colonna, Michael J Holtzman, Thomas J Brett


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh
Menopausal Symptoms and the Emergence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Patricia Opresko Seminar - DNA Repair at telomeres and the implications for cancer and aging EOH Seminar Series
Patricia Opresko Seminar - DNA Repair at telomeres and the implications for cancer and aging
Thu 1/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Patricia Opresko, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
“DNA repair at telomeres and the implications for cancer and aging.”
12:00 PM
1395 Thomas E.Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Hosted by: University of Pittsburgh Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 1/12/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Shyamal D. Peddada, NIH/NIEHS - Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data: ... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Shyamal D. Peddada, NIH/NIEHS - Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data: ...
Thu 1/12/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Shyamal D. Peddada of Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH), will present, " Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data:  Old wine in a new bottle with a twist!"


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/12/2017 4:30PM - 5:45PM
Grand Rounds Jamie Sokol of ACHD "Beyond the Broad Street Pump: Insights into the History of Public Health" Student Organization Lecture
Jamie Sokol of ACHD "Beyond the Broad Street Pump: Insights into the History of Public Health"
Thu 1/12/2017 4:30PM - 5:45PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

SPHERE presents Jamie A. Sokol, MPH (BCHS '07), Public Health Administrator, Workforce Development & Training, Allegheny County Health Department who will discuss key milestones in public health history – from famous people to famous epidemics!

Student Organization
Lecture
Fri 1/13/2017
Transcripts Available December Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 1/13/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. 


December Graduation
Notice
Fri 1/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session Career Services Workshop
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session
Fri 1/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn about this exciting local fellowship opportunity. Presented by Joan Haley, Pittsburgh program executive director. Lunch will be provided.

Career Services
Workshop
Fri 1/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Maria Chikina, PhD - Deducing Generative Models of Gene Expression via Constrained Matrix Decomposit Human Genetics Seminar Series
Maria Chikina, PhD - Deducing Generative Models of Gene Expression via Constrained Matrix Decomposit
Fri 1/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Maria Chikina, PhD, Assistant Professor presents "Deducing Generative Models of Gene Expression via Constrained Matrix Decomposition"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CPH Study Session - Epidemiology Pitt Public Health Event
CPH Study Session - Epidemiology
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Join your fellow students in getting ready to take the CPH exam in February! One of six sessions focusing on each of the core areas of public health, plus the cross-cutting areas. Each session includes a presentation, lecture, and interactive segments. 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph for more information on the exam.

Pitt Public Health pays the exam fee for eligible students and gives a discount to recent alumni!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CHE Journal Club Center for Health Equity Journal Club
CHE Journal Club
Fri 1/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 1/13/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Pitt Postdoctoral Association Holiday Party University of Pittsburgh Social
Pitt Postdoctoral Association Holiday Party
Fri 1/13/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM


The Claddagh Irish Pub (South Side Works)

The University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA)'s International Committee is ringing in the new year and the new semester. Join them for socializing and networking.


University of Pittsburgh
Social
Sat 1/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Sat 1/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Come get all your questions answered about competing in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Compete for up to $100,000 in prizes! Pizza provided. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sun 1/15/2017
Carnegie Mellon University’s The Heinz Journal – Call for Submissions Community Deadline
Carnegie Mellon University’s The Heinz Journal – Call for Submissions
Sun 1/15/2017


CMU’s student-run public policy journal, The Heinz Journal, is looking for articles containing graduate-level research from students, alumni, and professionals.

Community
Deadline
Tue 1/17/2017 12:30AM - 1:30PM
Howard J. Jacob, PhD - “Genome Sequencing: Lab Bench to Patient and Back Again” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Howard J. Jacob, PhD - “Genome Sequencing: Lab Bench to Patient and Back Again”
Tue 1/17/2017 12:30AM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Howard J. Jacob, PhD, presents "Genome Sequencing: Lab Bench to Patient and Back Again”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/17/2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Pitt's U.S. Passport Days University of Pittsburgh Event
Pitt's U.S. Passport Days
Tue 1/17/2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
William Pitt Union

At Chancellor Gallagher’s request, the University Center for International Studies has organized a U.S. passport application event to be held on January 17 and 18 for all students, faculty and staff who would like to renew or obtain their first U.S. passport. Book an appointment online at www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/get-a-passport.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 1/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 1/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 1/17/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CPH Study Session - Health Policy and Management Pitt Public Health Event
CPH Study Session - Health Policy and Management
Tue 1/17/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Join your fellow students in getting ready to take the CPH exam in February! One of six sessions focusing on each of the core areas of public health, plus the cross-cutting areas. Each session includes a presentation, lecture, and interactive segments. 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph for more information on the exam.

Pitt Public Health pays the exam fee for eligible students and gives a discount to recent alumni!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 1/17/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Innovation Institute's Winter Warmup University of Pittsburgh Event
Innovation Institute's Winter Warmup
Tue 1/17/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Stop by the Innovation Institute to network, hear about upcoming educational programming and funding opportunities, and get involved in Pitt's innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem. All are welcome.  Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, plus they will be raffling some items to bring warmth and cheer to the new year. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 1/18/2017
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends
Wed 1/18/2017


Add or drop classes for spring 2017 (term 2174) term, first session, or second session between October 31 and January 18, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are March 15 (term), February 8 (first session), and April 12 (second session); January 20 (5 WK1), March 1 (5WK2), April 12 (5WK3).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Wed 1/18/2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Pitt's U.S. Passport Days University of Pittsburgh Event
Pitt's U.S. Passport Days
Wed 1/18/2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
William Pitt Union

At Chancellor Gallagher’s request, the University Center for International Studies has organized a U.S. passport application event to be held on January 17 and 18 for all students, faculty and staff who would like to renew or obtain their first U.S. passport. Book an appointment online at www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/get-a-passport.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 1/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bethany Flage, MS Student / Mailliard Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Bethany Flage, MS Student / Mailliard Lab
Wed 1/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

J.G. Kublin, S.A. Mikolajczak, B.K. Sack, et al.  Complete attenuation of genetically engineered Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites in human subjects.  Sci. Transl. Med.  9, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/18/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Vessela Miladinova & Henry Ma / JT Stoner & Harley Roth IDM MPH Journal Club
Vessela Miladinova & Henry Ma / JT Stoner & Harley Roth
Wed 1/18/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/18/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Mental Health in Ethnically divers, LGBTQIA, and Youth Groups Community Webinar
Mental Health in Ethnically divers, LGBTQIA, and Youth Groups
Wed 1/18/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM


To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host a series of webinars featuring speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective, describe how mental health affects various ethnic groups; describe how mental health affects LGBTQIA and youth communities; discuss current programs that are currently addressing mental health in ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and youth communities; and describe evaluating tool(s) for programs that address mental health in LGBTQIA and youth communities. 

Community
Webinar
Wed 1/18/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 1/18/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school which meets monthly except in August. Attendance is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Wed 1/18/2017 5:45PM - 7:00PM
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 (G023)

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! 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Thu 1/19/2017
SOPHAS Virtual Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Thu 1/19/2017


Chat with us during the next SOPHAS virtual fair on January 19. Ask your admissions questions and learn more about our program from our admissions and student services staff. Register today!

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 1/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Emilie Castranio EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Emilie Castranio
Thu 1/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

 

Date: Thursday January 19, 2017 Time: 11am - 12pm

 

Presenter: Emilie Castranio

 

Paper:  Early changes in CSF sTREM2 in dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease occur after amyloid deposition and neuronal injury

 

Authors: Marc Suárez-Calvet, Miguel Ángel Araque Caballero, Gernot Kleinberger, Randall J. Bateman, Anne M. Fagan, John C. Morris, Johannes Levin, Adrian Danek, Michael Ewers, Christian Haass, for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Deciphering the risk architecture of multiple sclerosis" EOH Seminar Series
"Deciphering the risk architecture of multiple sclerosis"
Thu 1/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 1/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Aaron M. Secrest, MD, PhD FAAD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Aaron M. Secrest, MD, PhD FAAD
Thu 1/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Aaron M. Secrest, MD, PhD FAAD
Instructor, Dermatology and Population Health Science, University of UtahDermatology: Health Care's 'Canary in the

Coal Mine' and Incubator for Epidemiologic Research

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/19/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CPH Study Session - Biostatistics Pitt Public Health Event
CPH Study Session - Biostatistics
Thu 1/19/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Join your fellow students in getting ready to take the CPH exam in February! One of six sessions focusing on each of the core areas of public health, plus the cross-cutting areas. Each session includes a presentation, lecture, and interactive segments. 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph for more information on the exam.

Pitt Public Health pays the exam fee for eligible students and gives a discount to recent alumni!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/19/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Bin Nan, Univ. of Michigan - Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Bin Nan, Univ. of Michigan - Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model...
Thu 1/19/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Bin Nan, University of Michigan, will present, "Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model for Longitudinal Data.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Grand Rounds "Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics & Culture" - Ron Valdiserri on HIV AIDS research & policy Pitt Public Health Lecture
"Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics & Culture" - Ron Valdiserri on HIV AIDS research & policy
Thu 1/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Scaife Hall

In conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Dr. Ron Valdiserri speaks on the history of HIV AIDS research and policy, including the interaction of public activism and government decision making  from his perspective in government. 
Lecture in Scaife Hall Room 1105, followed by reception in Falk Library.

 


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Fri 1/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 1/20/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
EndNote Basics Professional Development Workshop
EndNote Basics
Fri 1/20/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM


This class will get you up and running with EndNote, and ready to start using it in conjunction with Microsoft Word to add citations and references to your papers. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 1/20/2017 5:00PM to Sat 1/21/2017 3:00PM
Startup Blitz Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Startup Blitz Competition
Fri 1/20/2017 5:00PM to Sat 1/21/2017 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Pitch an idea or join a team! Either way, participate in a fun startup competition. 5-10:30 p.m. on January 20 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on January 21. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 1/23/2017
Pittsburgh Summer Institute - Practica/Internships at ACHD Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Institute - Practica/Internships at ACHD
Mon 1/23/2017


Address real public health problems within the day-to-day operations of an active health department. A wide variety of projects are available.

Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Mon 1/23/2017
Gateway Health Summer Practica/Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Gateway Health Summer Practica/Internships
Mon 1/23/2017


Eight projects available for summer 2017 with Gateway HealthSM, a medical assistance managed care organization providing Medicaid and Medicare to over 450,000 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Mon 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
Mon 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom
Mon 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Center on Race and Social Problems is proud to announce Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose of Pitt Law as the speaker for the first lecture in the Reed Smith LLP Spring 2017 Speaker Series.


Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a critical proceduralist and is particularly interested in the intersections of race and language with two areas: juries and Evidence law. She is the nation's leading expert on juror language disenfranchisement and juror language accommodation and recently discussed this topic on NPR's LatinoUSA.

"Criminal defendants have the most to lose when they are sitting trial," Gonzales Rose says. "They're not having a jury pool that is fairly representative of the community. They are not having the opportunity to be judged by a jury of their peers, which is a fundamental right under the fair cross-section requirement of the Sixth Amendment."


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Mon 1/23/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Tatiana Garcia-Bates, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Tatiana Garcia-Bates, PhD
Mon 1/23/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Revisiting the PD-1/PDL-1 Pathway as a Therapeutic Strategy in Chronic Viral Infections"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/23/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/23/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 1/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series Student Organization Event
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series
Tue 1/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Come join the Global Health Student Association for our next film series screening, Jungle Mamas.  Food and light refreshments will be served!




Student Organization
Event
Tue 1/24/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Donald Burke - Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads. University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Donald Burke - Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads.
Tue 1/24/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Scaife Hall

As part of the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society's an annual lecture series, Donald S. Burke, MD, Dean of Graduate School of Public Health and Associate Vice Chancellor in Global Health will present a talk entitled "Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads" in Scaife Hall Lecture Room 5.  A dinner for Society members and their guests will follow the lecture in Scaife Hall's 11th-floor Conference Center. (Society membership is $25 annually)

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 1/25/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Wed 1/25/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jenna Malinauskas, PhD Student / Martinson Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jenna Malinauskas, PhD Student / Martinson Lab
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

S.B. Beres, P. Kachroo, W. Nasser, et al.  Transcriptome Remodeling Contributes to Epidemic Disease Caused by the Human Pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes.  mBio  7:e00403, 2016.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Come get all your questions answered about competing in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Compete for up to $100,000 in prizes! Pizza provided. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 1/25/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Drs. Ayyavoo, Frank and Martinson IDM MPH Journal Club
Drs. Ayyavoo, Frank and Martinson
Wed 1/25/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/25/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely Career Services Event
To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely
Wed 1/25/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Presenters will discuss whether or not to do a postdoc, including the benefits of doing a postdoc and what to consider when selecting a postdoc position vs. another type of position. Plus candidate position parameters that will help you determine the optimal environment to support your individual career success. Presented by Elsa Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology, Pitt Public Health and Yamnia I. Cortes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, postdoctoral scholar in epidemiology, Pitt Public Health.

Part of the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development in Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Wed 1/25/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Under-represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer University of Pittsburgh Social
Under-represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 1/25/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM


Wyndham Hotel, Bridges Lounge

Come mix and mingle with minority students interested in networking with staff, faculty, and fellow students and promoting the welfare and interest of minority students in the health sciences. A buy-your-own event. RSVP by January 17.



University of Pittsburgh
Social
Thu 1/26/2017 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Grand Rounds Achieving Equity & Successfully Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health & Healthcare Center for Health Equity Lecture
Achieving Equity & Successfully Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health & Healthcare
Thu 1/26/2017 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Glenn Flores, Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is an expert on racial/ethnic and linguistic disparities in healthcare, insuring the uninsured, and overcoming language barriers in the clinical setting. Dr. Flores will discuss the successful elimination of health and healthcare disparities in three clinical trials.

Center for Health Equity
Lecture
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Amrita Sahu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Amrita Sahu
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

 

Date: Thursday January 26, 2017

 

Time: 11am - 12pm Presenter: Amrita Sahu 

 

Paper:  A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old bloodAuthors: Justin Rebo, Melod Mehdipour, Ranveer Gathwala, Keith Causey, Yan Liu, Michael J. Conboy & Irina M. Conboy

 

Abstract: Heterochronic parabiosis rejuvenates the performance of old tissue stem cells at some expense to the young, but whether this is through shared circulation or shared organs is unclear. Here we show that heterochronic blood exchange between young and old mice without sharing other organs, affects tissues within a few days, and leads to different outcomes than heterochronic parabiosis. Investigating muscle, liver and brain hippocampus, in the presence or absence of muscle injury, we find that, in many cases, the inhibitory effects of old blood are more pronounced than the benefits of young, and that peripheral tissue injury compounds the negative effects. We also explore mechanistic explanations, including the role of B2M and TGF-beta. We conclude that, compared with heterochronic parabiosis, heterochronic blood exchange in small animals is less invasive and enables better-controlled studies with more immediate translation to therapies for humans.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Presentation for Faculty on the Central Research and Development Fund Pitt Public Health Workshop
Presentation for Faculty on the Central Research and Development Fund
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Ryan Champagne, Grants Development Coordinator for the Office of Research, will present this workshop for all faculty.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Microglia and Astrocyte in Alzheimer's Disease: Partners in crime?" EOH Seminar Series
"Microglia and Astrocyte in Alzheimer's Disease: Partners in crime?"
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lee H. Harrison, MD
Professor, Department Epidemiology, GSPH, Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
HPV Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out Biostatistics Seminar Series
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Abdus S. Wahed, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Diversity in Modern Culture - Cache University of Pittsburgh Film
Diversity in Modern Culture - Cache
Thu 1/26/2017 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Alumni Hall

A psychological thriller about a TV talk show host and his wife who are terrorized by surveillance videos of their private life. Discussion to follow, led by Pitt faculty Neepa Majumdar (English) and Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology). RSVP required. 

Part of the Diversity in Modern Culture Film Series, sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning as part of Pitt's Year of Diversity. 


University of Pittsburgh
Film
Fri 1/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Phuong L. Mai, Associate Professor - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent P Human Genetics Seminar Series
Phuong L. Mai, Associate Professor - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent P
Fri 1/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Phuong L. Mai, MD, Associate Professor, presents “Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent Progress”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 1/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field BCHS Event
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field
Fri 1/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Join us to hear stories from recent MPH graduates of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) working in a variety of settings to promote community health and equity in the Pittsburgh region.

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of conversational anecdotes about what inspired their pursuit of public health and what inspires their daily work.


BCHS
Event
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017


Six days of $6 lunches at participating Oakland Restaurants. Plus raffles and the opportunity to win free lunches for a month. Check OnlyinOakland.org for details.

Community
Event
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Data Integration to Counter Epidemic Threats:  Computational Models of Vector-Borne Diseases"



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Student Government Association Food Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Food Drive
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

SGA will be collecting donations for The Greater Pittsburgh Community food Bank.  Come donate your cans or dry goods! Light snacks will be provided.

Student Organization
Event
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Public Health A215

Join us to discuss upcoming events. Food and refreshments will be served!  

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop Center for Global Health Workshop
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A215


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle Community Notice
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017


The National Board of Public Health Examiners will be offering the CPH Exam.  Pitt Public Health will pay for eligible students to sit for the exam and provide access to the CPH study guide. Rebates towards examination fees are also available for alumni who choose to become certified in public health. For details, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph

Community
Notice
Wed 2/1/2017
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Wed 2/1/2017


Compete in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Up to $100,000 in prizes! 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

B.A. Satterfield, R.W. Cross, K.A. Fenton, et al.  Nipah Virus C and W  Proteins Contribute to Respiratory Disease in Ferrets.  J. Virol.  90:6326, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore? University of Pittsburgh Seminar Series
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore?
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Dr. Paul Croll of Augustana College, an expert in the field of critical race and whiteness studies, and co-author of Race and Ethnicity: The Basics. 

University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Series
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell IDM MPH Journal Club
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

B. Pilmis, V. Thepot-Seegers, C. Angebault, et al.  Could we predict airborne Aspergillus contamination during construction work?   American Journal of Infection Control  45:39–41, 2017.

Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Rahel Birru

Paper:   Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency

Authors:
Richmond BW, Brucker RM, Han W, Du RH, Zhang Y, Cheng DS, Gleaves L,
Abdolrasulnia R, Polosukhina D, Clark PE, Bordenstein SR, Blackwell TS,
Polosukhin VV

Abstract: Mechanisms driving persistent airway
inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are
incompletely understood. As secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) deficiency
in small airways has been reported in COPD patients, we hypothesized
that immunobarrier dysfunction resulting from reduced SIgA contributes
to chronic airway inflammation and disease progression. Here we show
that polymeric immunoglobulin receptor-deficient (pIgR(-/-)) mice, which
lack SIgA, spontaneously develop COPD-like pathology as they age.
Progressive airway wall remodelling and emphysema in pIgR(-/-) mice are
associated with an altered lung microbiome, bacterial invasion of the
airway epithelium, NF-κB activation, leukocyte infiltration and
increased expression of matrix metalloproteinase-12 and neutrophil
elastase. Re-derivation of pIgR(-/-) mice in germ-free conditions or
treatment with the anti-inflammatory phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor
roflumilast prevents COPD-like lung inflammation and remodelling. These
findings show that pIgR/SIgA deficiency in the airways leads to
persistent activation of innate immune responses to resident lung
microbiota, driving progressive small airway remodelling and emphysema.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Detecting Plagiarism Professional Development Workshop
Detecting Plagiarism
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Turnitin’s OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark are available in CourseWeb, and are fully integrated the Blackboard learning management system. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of STAT MedEvac , University of Pittsburgh, PA
Prevention of Secondary Injury in Trauma

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 2/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data...
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Amita Manatunga, Emory University, will present, “A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data in the Absence of a Gold Standard.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Self Branding with Social Media Career Services Event
Self Branding with Social Media
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Are you ready to incorporate social media into your job search? Then this masterclass is for you! During this session we will cover the essence of building brand credibility, online job search tactics and building virtual relationships! The tools we will cover include: Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and more! Additionally, the session will also highlight the advantage of having a personal website and online portfolio.

 

 


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/3/2017
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program Career Services Deadline
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program
Fri 2/3/2017


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories

Career Services
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM
Care Package Collection Center for Global Health Deadline
Care Package Collection
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM


Our PCMI students have enjoyed their care packages in the past, so please help us collect treats this year!

Favorite items include:

  • candy
  • magazines
  • lightweight books
  • small personal care items (lip balm, hair ties, etc.)

Center for Global Health
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Alumni Hall

A panel of students facilitated by Andrew Lotz of the Political Science Department. Part of the Year of Diversity programming. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Janette Lamb, PhD, presents “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”

Human Genetics
Seminar Series