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Event Category
Mon 3/27/2017 to Thu 3/30/2017
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2017 World Hospital Congress Community Meeting
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2017 World Hospital Congress
Mon 3/27/2017 to Thu 3/30/2017


ACHE's 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership offers endless possibilities and unlimited opportunities to collaborate and "think outside of the box," and to help leaders understand and prepare for the myriad challenges awaiting them inside a transformative healthcare environment.
Pitt Public Health will sponsor a Chicago-area alumni reception in conjunction with the event.

Community
Meeting
Thu 3/30/2017
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
Thu 3/30/2017


The regular deadline to apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until March 30. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following term.


April Graduation
Deadline
Thu 3/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Shuo Cao EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Shuo Cao
Thu 3/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday March 30, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Shuo Cao

Paper: Structural and transcriptomic response to antenatal corticosteroids in an Erk3-null mouse model of respiratory distress

Authors: Pew BK, Harris RA, Sbrana E, Guaman MC, Shope C, Chen R, Meloche S, Aagaard K.

Abstract:
BACKGROUND:
Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants is a leading cause of neonatal death. Pulmonary insufficiency-related infant mortality rates have improved with antenatal glucocorticoid treatment and neonatal surfactant replacement. However, the mechanism of glucocorticoid-promoted fetal lung maturation is not understood fully, despite decades of clinical use. We previously have shown that genetic deletion of Erk3 in mice results in growth restriction, cyanosis, and early neonatal lethality because of pulmonary immaturity and respiratory distress. Recently, we demonstrated that the addition of postnatal surfactant administration to antenatal dexamethasone treatment resulted in enhanced survival of neonatal Erk3-null mice.

OBJECTIVE:
To better understand the molecular underpinnings of corticosteroid-mediated lung maturation, we used high-throughput transcriptomic and high-resolution morphologic analysis of the murine fetal lung. We sought to examine the alterations in fetal lung structure and function that are associated with neonatal respiratory distress and antenatal glucocorticoid treatment.

STUDY DESIGN:
Dexamethasone (0.4 mg/kg) or saline solution was administered to pregnant dams on embryonic days 16.5 and 17.5. Fetal lungs were collected and analyzed by microCT and RNA-seq for differential gene expression and pathway interactions with genotype and treatment. Results from transcriptomic analysis guided further investigation of candidate genes with the use of immunostaining in murine and human fetal lung tissue.

RESULTS:
Erk3(-/-) mice exhibited atelectasis with decreased overall porosity and saccular space relative to wild type, which was ameliorated by glucocorticoid treatment. Of 596 differentially expressed genes (q < 0.05) that were detected by RNA-seq, pathway analysis revealed 36 genes (q < 0.05) interacting with dexamethasone, several with roles in lung development, which included corticotropin-releasing hormone and surfactant protein B. Corticotropin-releasing hormone protein was detected in wild-type and Erk3(-/-) lungs at E14.5, with significantly temporally altered expression through embryonic day 18.5. Antenatal dexamethasone attenuated corticotropin-releasing hormone at embryonic day 18.5 in both wild-type and Erk3(-/-) lungs (0.56-fold and 0.67-fold; P < .001). Wild type mice responded to glucocorticoid administration with increased pulmonary surfactant protein B (P = .003). In contrast, dexamethasone treatment in Erk3(-/-) mice resulted in decreased surfactant protein B (P = .012). In human validation studies, we confirmed that corticotropin-releasing hormone protein is present in the fetal lung at 18 weeks of gestation and increases in expression with progression towards viability (22 weeks of gestation; P < .01).

CONCLUSION:
Characterization of whole transcriptome gene expression revealed glucocorticoid-mediated regulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone and surfactant protein B via Erk3-independent and -dependent mechanisms, respectively. We demonstrated for the first time the expression and temporal regulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone protein in midtrimester human fetal lung. This unique model allows the effects of corticosteroids on fetal pulmonary morphologic condition to be distinguished from functional gene pathway regulation. These findings implicate Erk3 as a potentially important molecular mediator of antenatal glucocorticoid action in promoting surfactant protein production in the preterm neonatal lung and expanding our understanding of key mechanisms of clinical therapy to improve neonatal survival

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Thu 3/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Professor of Applied Epidemiology, Newcastle University, England, UK

Thousand Families Study

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139


Zhiguang Huo of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation...
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Martin A. Lindquist, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, will present, “High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation with Application to Neuroimaging Data”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/30/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Diversity Book Club Meeting - Bad Feminist University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Diversity Book Club Meeting - Bad Feminist
Thu 3/30/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
William Pitt Union

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Diversity Book Club is an organization for all Pitt faculty, staff, and students. Our organization focuses on authors and works that promote critical thinking within the realm of diversity and inclusion. In Honor of Women's History Month, this March we will be be reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 3/30/2017 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Perspectives and Challenges in Science Policy with Pitt Science Policy Group University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Perspectives and Challenges in Science Policy with Pitt Science Policy Group
Thu 3/30/2017 5:30PM - 7:00PM
William Pitt Union

Panelists include Sandra Mitchell, B. Guy Peters, William Dunn, and Ron Idoko. The group welcomes graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to get involved in this open, data-based discourse at the intersection of scientific research and policy formation with individuals spanning diverse interests at Pitt. Visit them on Facebook or contact PSPG for more information. 

University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 3/30/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Applied Public Health Networking Social with SPHERE Student Organization Social
Applied Public Health Networking Social with SPHERE
Thu 3/30/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Shady Grove Restaurant and Bar (Shadyside)

Students and Alumni: Register today!

The Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort invites students to network with alumni who have pursued careers in applied public health (i.e. federal, state and local health departments, applied research, emergency preparedness, and health care). Alumni will also have the opportunity to discuss internships and potential job opportunities with students. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a discounted cash bar. 


Student Organization
Social
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Deadline to Apply: University Research Council Funding University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Deadline to Apply: University Research Council Funding
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Office of the Provost and the University Research Council announces a funding opportunity for research in diversity. We invite faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to submit proposals that support high quality research in the area of diversity.This includes, but is not limited to, issues concerning:Race and ethnicity
Intersectionality
LGBTQIA
Persons with disabilities
Veterans
Ageism
Gender equity
Social justice
International populations

The goal of this one-year project is to not only develop or advance research in the area of
diversity and inclusion, but also to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and new research
partnerships.It is anticipated that 15-20 projects will be funded at $1,000-$5000 each.
The online application deadline is March 31, 2017. Notice of awards is expected to occur in
May 2017, with the one year funding to begin on July 1, 2017 and end on June 30, 2018.

To apply please go to the University of Pittsburgh Competition Space (InfoReady) web site:
https://upitt.infoready4.com and choose “University Research Council Research in
Diversity.


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 3/31/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference University of Pittsburgh Event
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference
Fri 3/31/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Scaife Hall

Ethical Issues in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference – 2017 

Friday, March 31, 2017  |  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Scaife Hall – 11th Floor Conference Center, University of Pittsburgh Campus ·         

Continuing education credit is available in law, medicine & dental medicine, nursing, and social work ·       Lectures by local and national speakers, panels, small group discussion, and case studies.  

Designed for students and faculty in the health sciences, humanities, social sciences, and law, as well as members of the public .

All are welcome. Talks focused on caring for addicted patients, elderly patients, incarcerated patients, and transgender patients, as well as patients living with violence, patients with autism, and patients who are immigrants. Discussion of advance care planning, behavioral emergencies, palliative care, policy development, and unconscious bias in healthcare. 

FOR REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM INFORMATION VISIT: https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT: bioethics@pitt.edu or 412-648-7007


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Richard Duerr, MD - "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS: From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
Richard Duerr, MD - "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS: From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic..."
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Richard Duerr, MD presents "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS:  From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic Understanding"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context BCHS Seminar Series
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A216


BCHS
Seminar Series
Fri 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/31/2017 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 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management Professional Development Workshop
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management
Fri 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM


This session will get you up and running with Mendeley, a document management, citation and discovery tool. Mendeley allows you to store your citations on the cloud and access them from desktop computers, iOS and Android devices. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 3/31/2017 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Annual International Dinner Student Organization Event
Annual International Dinner
Fri 3/31/2017 4:30PM - 8:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

You're invited to celebrate diversity at Pitt Public Health's Annual International Dinner featuring international cuisine, trivia, and live performances. Tickets will be $5 sold in advance at the Office of Student Affairs, by the Global Health Student Association at coffee sales, and in the first floor lounge beginning February 13, 2017 and ending March 17, 2017 or until the event sells out.

Student Organization
Event
Sat 4/1/2017
Call for Nominations: Postdoctoral Mentor Award Career Services Deadline
Call for Nominations: Postdoctoral Mentor Award
Sat 4/1/2017


The University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA) is seeking nominations for its Annual Postdoctoral Mentor Award.  Postdoctoral associates and scholars are invited to nominate their faculty mentors/PIs.  As effective mentoring is a key component of a successful postdoc experience, this award is intended to recognize and honor mentors who have engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral associates/scholars.  The recipient will receive his or her award at the annual UPPDA Data and Dine Symposium scheduled to be held on May 16th, 2017.  In addition, the recipient will be nominated for the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2018 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award. The recipient of the NPA Mentor Award will receive a plaque, an honorarium of $500, and complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend the 2018 NPA Annual Meeting.  In fact, our 2015 winner of the UPPDA Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Dr. Jennifer Silk, went on to be awarded the NPA Mentor Award that year. 

To learn about previous winners of the NPA Mentor Award, please visit the following sites:

2016 Mentor Award Recipient: Shannon Manning, Ph.D., M.P.H.

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news/268395/2016-NPA-Garnett-Powers--Associates-Inc.-Mentor-Award-Recipient-Announced.htm

 

2015 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Jennifer Silk (University of Pittsburgh)

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/27-news-items/front-page-news/924-2015-mentor-award-recipient-announced

 

2014 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Joel Elmquist

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news-241/news-archive/27-news-items/front-page-news/834-2014-mentor-award-recipient-announced

 

2013 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Munoz-Carpena 

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news-241/news-archive/27-news-items/front-page-news/735-2013-mentor

 

Nominations will be accepted from current University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates/scholars (anyone who is currently a postdoc or within five years of having completed postdoctoral training) from now through April 1, 2017.  The UPPDA will adhere to the National Postdoctoral Association guidelines listed below. 

To submit a nomination, please provide the following: 

1.    Brief description of the nominee (NIH Biosketch, etc).  Please include the nominee’s full name, title, and academic credentials.

  1. Short essay describing why you believe that your nominee should receive the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Mentor Award (1200-word limit). Consider addressing the following points:
    1. How your nominee provides "hands-on" professional development experiences for postdocs, such as writing papers or reviews and applying for grants/fellowships.
    2. How your nominee provides postdocs with guidance on networking and planning for their future careers.
    3. How your nominee maintains accessibility with postdocs by consistently providing open lines of communication and helping them to become competent in communication.
    4. The philosophy, activities, characteristics, or traits of your nominee that make this person a truly outstanding mentor. Be sure to give specific examples.
    5. How the nominee's mentoring has benefited you personally (if applicable).
    6. A summary of the nominee's mentoring efforts, including, for example, the length of time that she or he has served as a mentor, the number of postdocs that the nominee has mentored, and examples of the success that these postdocs have had under the mentor's guidance, especially regarding increased proficiency in any of the six NPA Core Competencies.
    7. How the nominee has influenced the quality of the postdoctoral experience on a local, regional, or national level.
  2. OPTIONAL:  Up to three (3) supporting documents (e.g., letters of support from former students and/or postdoctoral scholars and colleagues, and newspaper, magazine, or journal articles).

Submit the nomination package electronically by e-mailing it to­­­ uppda@pitt.edu .

The UPPDA Executive Board will be responsible for reviewing nominations and making a final selection.   The recipient will be notified no later than April 15, 2017.


Career Services
Deadline
Sun 4/2/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Coalition of Pre-Health Professions University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Coalition of Pre-Health Professions
Sun 4/2/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Bridging pre-health disciplines and providing a medium for meaningful discussion among the next generation of health care professionals. More information available soon!

University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 4/3/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017
National Public Health Week Community Event
National Public Health Week
Mon 4/3/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017


During the first full week of April each year, Pitt Public Health partners with APHA and communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.  Every year, the APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues and to raise awareness about public health and prevention.  Pitt Public Health organizes a variety of special events around NPHW including the annual Dean's Day student research competition. 

Community
Event
Mon 4/3/2017
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Mon 4/3/2017


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 4/3/2017
Nominate Your Peers for the Dean's Service Award Pitt Public Health Deadline
Nominate Your Peers for the Dean's Service Award
Mon 4/3/2017



Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference Epidemiology Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

Save the Date!
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH

Epidemiology
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
2nd Annual Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference University of Pittsburgh Event
2nd Annual Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference includes sessions on a number of scientific and methodologic topics pertaining to clinical research in cardiovascular disease broadly defined. The event is hosted by the Department of Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference Career Services Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH. 


Career Services
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Health Disparities Poster Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Health Disparities Poster Competition
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

University of Pittsburgh graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and first professional students (MD, DMD, PharmD, Rehabilitation Science, and Nursing) in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including psychology and social work, are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Health Disparities Poster Competition.

Sponsored by the Schools of the Health Sciences, this event gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work and expand their scientific professional skill set. The term "disparities" applies to differences in health status in any studied population compared to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population. They expect work in disparities based on race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and other parameters.

$100 prizes will be awarded in four categories: master's, doctoral, postdoctoral, and first professional.

Abstract submission information...

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Understanding Bias University of Pittsburgh Event
Understanding Bias
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

What are the differences of explicit and implicit biases? What is the impact of the preferences and inclinations related to race and gender that we develop early in childhood? What are the correlates between bias and brain research telling us? 

A luncheon and discussion sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Office of the Provost, and the UPMC Office of Engagement and Inclusion. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Jieru Wang, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Jieru Wang, MD, PhD
Mon 4/3/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"The Host Mechanism for Influenza Induced Lung Diseases"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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 an underrepresented minority and allies are welcome!


Student Organization
Meeting
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Robert Coulter - “Detecting, Understanding, & Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, & Violence..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Robert Coulter - “Detecting, Understanding, & Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, & Violence..."
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Keystone Building

Robert Coulter will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Detecting, Understanding, and Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, and Violence Disparities for Sexual- and Gender-Minority Youth and Emerging Adults."

Location: Stoner Conference Room, Second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/3/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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. 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Tue 4/4/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Tue 4/4/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 4/4/2017 8:00AM to Sun 4/9/2017 5:00PM
Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition
Tue 4/4/2017 8:00AM to Sun 4/9/2017 5:00PM


Click here for the guidelines for the Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition. 


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Tue 4/4/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 4/4/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

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, with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience.  

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 4/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Grand Rounds Jennifer M. Silva "Pain and Politics in the Heart of America" Pitt Public Health Lecture
Jennifer M. Silva "Pain and Politics in the Heart of America"
Tue 4/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Silva is assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University and was the lead qualitative researcher for Robert Putnam's book, Our Kids. Her current book project, We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America, examines working-class people’s political beliefs and behaviors in the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 4/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Graduation Information Session April Graduation Meeting
Graduation Information Session
Tue 4/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A521

Join Rick Hoover, special projects librarian; Joanne Pegher, graduation coordinator, and Mary Derkach, assistant dean for Student Affairs to discuss: word formatting and PDF conversion, D-Scholarship (ETD system), and finding ETD help.

April Graduation
Meeting
Tue 4/4/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Women's Professional Panel Student Organization Panel Discussion
Women's Professional Panel
Tue 4/4/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Panelists include: Margaret Palumbo, executive director for PAcares, Helen Hawkey, executive director of the PA Coalition for Oral Health, and Jennifer Fiddner, epidemiology research associate, ACHD.


Student Organization
Panel Discussion
Wed 4/5/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Wed 4/5/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 4/5/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
One Health, One Planet Symposium Community Workshop
One Health, One Planet Symposium
Wed 4/5/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM


Scientists, medical and public health professionals, animal health professionals, ecologists, architecture and green building professionals, community officials and organizers, educators, and students are invited to join us for One Health, One Planet, an exciting new symposium held at Phipps to explore the interconnectedness of environmental, human and animal health and examine the relationship between health and the built and natural environments in which we live, work, learn and play. Through this novel connection between the One Health Initiative and Phipps’s Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement, we seek to unite experts from disparate fields around the shared goals of tackling environmental issues, addressing disease prevention and improving health and well-being.

Community
Workshop
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness HPM Dissertation Defense
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

Doctoral student Kalyani Gopalan of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness". This event is open to the public.

HPM
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond April Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Wed 4/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing for future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright scholarship. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Renjian Xiao, MS Student / Ayyavoo Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Renjian Xiao, MS Student / Ayyavoo Lab
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

A. Yoder, K Guo, S. Dillon, et al.  The transcriptome of HIV infected intestinal CD4+ T cells exposed to enteric bacteria.  PLoS Pathog.  13:e1006226, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan"
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A216

Lauren Balmert of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Session I) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Session I)
Wed 4/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 4/5/2017 1:30PM to Wed 4/12/2017 2:30PM
MPH JC - CANCELLED IDM MPH Journal Club
MPH JC - CANCELLED
Wed 4/5/2017 1:30PM to Wed 4/12/2017 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 4/6/2017
New Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC
Thu 4/6/2017


To meet the registrars deadline, new course proposals for Summer (2177)  must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by Monday, May 1. All new course proposals must be submitted at the April 6 meeting.


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 4/6/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017
2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference Center for Global Health Workshop
2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Thu 4/6/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017



Center for Global Health
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Thu 4/6/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions II and III) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions II and III)
Thu 4/6/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Teresa Anguiano EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Teresa Anguiano
Thu 4/6/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday April 6, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Teresa Anguiano

Paper: Inhibition of PDGFR signaling prevents muscular fatty infiltration after rotator cuff tear in mice

Authors: Hideyuki Shirasawa, Noboru Matsumura, Masayuki Shimoda, Satoshi Oki, Masaki Yoda, Takahide Tohmonda, Yae Kanai, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura & Keisuke Horiuch

Abstract: Fatty infiltration in muscle is often observed in patients with sizable rotator cuff tear (RCT) and is thought to be an irreversible event that significantly compromises muscle plasticity and contraction strength. These changes in the mechanical properties of the affected muscle render surgical repair of RCT highly formidable. Therefore, it is important to learn more about the pathology of fatty infiltration to prevent this undesired condition. In the present study, we aimed to generate a mouse model that can reliably recapitulate some of the important characteristics of muscular fatty infiltration after RCT in humans. We found that fatty infiltration can be efficiently induced by a combination of the following procedures: denervation of the suprascapular nerve, transection of the rotator cuff tendon, and resection of the humeral head. Using this model, we found that platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α (PDGFRα)-positive mesenchymal stem cells are induced after this intervention and that inhibition of PDGFR signaling by imatinib treatment can significantly suppress fatty infiltration. Taken together, the present study presents a reliable fatty infiltration mouse model and suggests a key role for PDGFRα-positive mesenchymal stem cells in the process of fatty infiltration after RCT in humans.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 4/6/2017 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 4/6/2017 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 4/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Thu 4/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Observing the Unobservable: Novel Insights into the Molecular and Developmental Biology of the Early First Trimester

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Global Health Job Fair Career Services Event
Global Health Job Fair
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Location TBD

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Global Health Career Fair sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the Global Health Council. It will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1-6PM at the Washington Hilton Hotel – DuPont Circle in Washington, DC

Career Services
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Morgan Midgett - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Morgan Midgett - MS Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Morgan Midgett thesis "Enhancing Pulmonary Drug Dispersion Using Lipid Surfactants in a Murine Model of Klebsiella Pneumoniae" aims to develop an in vivo imaging model to assess pulmonary drug dispersion, and then to use this model to determine if our surfactant-based formulation also improves drug dispersion in a murine model. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Joan Eichner - "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation" BCHS Dissertation Defense
Joan Eichner - "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation"
Thu 4/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 6140

Joan Eichner will be defending her dissertation, "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Info Session Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Public Health Info Session
Thu 4/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A216

Join us and learn about the multidisciplinary field of public health!  Discover career opportunities and find out how you can identify the best graduate schools or programs to meet your goals, how to prepare for graduate school, and what steps are involved in the application process. Come early at 2 p.m. and check out Dean's Day, our annual student research competition. Pizza and cookies provided.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ali Shojaie, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Washington, will present, “Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models with Adaptive Truncation via a Convex Hierarchical Penalty”.



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
WIB-Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurship Workshop: Intellectual Property Community Workshop
WIB-Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurship Workshop: Intellectual Property
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Please join WIB-Pittsburgh and members of Pepper Hamilton LLP's  Corporate and Securities and Intellectual Property practice groups, for a discussion covering startup basics and intellectual property must-knows. During this interactive session, panelists will share their thoughts and answer questions regarding what your company should be doing as well as how to avoid common pitfalls. Register by March 31, 2017 – walk-ins cannot be accepted. More information here

Location: Pepper Hamilton LLP, 500 Grant Street, Suite #5000 Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 


Community
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Women in Bio Entrepreneurship Workshop #1 Career Services Event
Women in Bio Entrepreneurship Workshop #1
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


A discussion covering startup basics and intellectual property must-knows. 


Career Services
Event
Fri 4/7/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Fri 4/7/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 4/7/2017 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 4/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 4/7/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions IV and V) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions IV and V)
Fri 4/7/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/7/2017 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 4/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
CSTE Career Panel: Emerging Career Paths in Applied Epidemiology Career Services Webinar
CSTE Career Panel: Emerging Career Paths in Applied Epidemiology
Fri 4/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM


The field of epidemiology is constantly changing. The emergence of new public health issues can make navigating a career in epidemiology difficult. During this panel, professionals at the forefront of emerging career paths in epidemiology will discuss how they arrived at their chosen career path, what skills and experience they look for when they hire epidemiologists, and other emerging issues that early career epidemiologists should be aware of.

Career Services
Webinar
Fri 4/7/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds Post-Graduation Experiences of Doctoral Alumni Working in Public Health Student Organization Panel Discussion
Post-Graduation Experiences of Doctoral Alumni Working in Public Health
Fri 4/7/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Learn from some of our alums with doctoral degrees about working in public health - and finding their jobs in the first place. Plus Q and A! Hosted by the Doctoral Student Organization. 

Student Organization
Panel Discussion
Fri 4/7/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Global Health Student Association Game Night Student Organization Social
Global Health Student Association Game Night
Fri 4/7/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Join GHSA for a night of games and fun at the SkyVue Apartments. Food from Thai Hana will be provided. Feel free to bring your friends, and any of your favorite board games.

Student Organization
Social
Sat 4/8/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Sat 4/8/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sun 4/9/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Sun 4/9/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Henry Ma - MPH-PEL Defense IDM Master's Defense
Henry Ma - MPH-PEL Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM


Henry Ma's thesis "Investigation of the Natural History of Equine Encephalitis Viruses with Radiofrequency Telemetry for Detection of Subclinical Disease Patterns" seeks to establish and study a model of human equine encephalitis virus infection via the aerosol route in the nonhuman primate, the cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) with a focus on the natural history of disease through examination of radiofrequency electrocardiography data, and evaluates the feasibility of the use of such data to prognosticate severe disease courses which include encephalitis.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies" PHDL Seminar Series
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies"
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

A supervised consumption site is a legally sanctioned health facility that offers a hygienic environment where people can use illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff.  Although over 90 facilities have been implemented internationally to date, only two have been established in North America, both in Vancouver.  There is renewed interest across Canada and the US in supervised injection given the current marked rise in opioid overdoses and related deaths.  This talk will include discussion of how the intersection of evidence, research and policy moved the discussion of supervised injection in Toronto from a controversial idea to a widely supported policy recommendation with anticipated approval within the next few weeks.  This talk will focus on how modeling can inform decisions about uncertain and controversial interventions and thoughts about conducting policy-relevant research that is controversial and value-laden.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ABC's of Malaria Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ABC's of Malaria
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 4/10/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Linda Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN IDM Seminar Series
Linda Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN
Mon 4/10/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Workforce Development:  Meeting the Growing Challenges of HIV, STIs, Hep C and Substance Misuse"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds OjO Latino Photo Exhibition BCHS Panel Discussion
OjO Latino Photo Exhibition
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


BCHS
Panel Discussion
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139

Shannon Woolley of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 4/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 4/10/2017 4:15PM - 4:20PM
Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA
Mon 4/10/2017 4:15PM - 4:20PM
Scaife Hall

Laureate Lecture Series- Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNAZhijian "James" Chen, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology, George MacGregor Distinguished Professor of biomedical sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 4/11/2017 to Wed 4/12/2017
Graduation Central (Purchase Your Regalia!) April Graduation Event
Graduation Central (Purchase Your Regalia!)
Tue 4/11/2017 to Wed 4/12/2017
Alumni Hall Connolly Ballroom

11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 11 and 12. 

Purchase your cap and gown and receive instructions for Pitt's commencement ceremony. You can get graduation announcements and diploma frames as well. If you're participating in Commencement on April 29, you should attend! Regalia is required to participate in the University's Commencement and Pitt Public Health's Convocation. 


April Graduation
Event
Tue 4/11/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
MacKenzie Bryant, "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome..." IDM Master's Defense
MacKenzie Bryant, "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome..."
Tue 4/11/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

MacKenzie Bryant's thesis "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome Throughout the Course of M. Tuberculosis Infection" will show you how changes and disruptions in the lung microbiome may have public health relevance in regards to overall lung health and may also play a role in the outcome of Mtb infection.

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/11/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Blue Gold: World Water Wars Film and Discussion with GHSA Student Organization Film
Blue Gold: World Water Wars Film and Discussion with GHSA
Tue 4/11/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Blue Gold: World Water Wars sheds light on the world's rapidly approaching water crisis and suggests that wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. 
“The film paints a grim picture of the politics surrounding the exploitation of water resources.”                                                                                           - Science magazine
Sponsored by the Global Health Student Association and the Center for Global Health
www.facebook.com/pittghsa  www.globalhealth.pitt.edu


Student Organization
Film
Tue 4/11/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Graduate Student Union Informational Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Pitt Graduate Student Union Informational Meeting
Tue 4/11/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM


The Doctoral Student Organization is sponsoring an informational meeting about the Pitt Graduate Student Union.

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 4/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sajen Solberg, MS Student / Barratt-Boyes Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Sajen Solberg, MS Student / Barratt-Boyes Lab
Wed 4/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Dongming Zhao, Libin Liang, Shuai Wang, et al.  Glycoylation of the Hemagglutinin Protein of H5N1 Influenza Virus Increases its Virulence in Mice by Exacerbating the Host Immune Response.  J. Virol.  2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/12/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Volunteer Opportunity - Safe Sex Kits! Epidemiology Social
Volunteer Opportunity - Safe Sex Kits!
Wed 4/12/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


Epidemiology
Social
Wed 4/12/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Noreen Chatta & Alison Feathers / Tejas Paranjpe & Abby Bartus IDM MPH Journal Club
Noreen Chatta & Alison Feathers / Tejas Paranjpe & Abby Bartus
Wed 4/12/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

M. Sharma, K. Yadav, N. Yadav, et al.  Zika virus pandemic - analysis of Facebook as a social media health information platform.  Amer. J. Infect. Control  45:301-302, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in..." Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in..."
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

Yuvika Paliwal of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in Multi-reader Studies of Diagnostic Imaging"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
SANDEEP MANOHAR KHATRI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
SANDEEP MANOHAR KHATRI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yunhan Jiang, "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses..." IDM Master's Defense
Yunhan Jiang, "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses..."
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Yunhan Jiang defense "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses in Chronic HIV-1 Infected Individuals"  is to provide important information on the ability of HIV to escape CD8+ T lymphocyte detection and potentially contribute to the cure of the disease.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation HPM Lecture
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation
Thu 4/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The 2017 Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture featuring Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, of the University of Washington, Department of Bioethics and Humanities on "Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation." 
Reception following. For details, call 412-692-4853 or www.crhc.pitt.edu.

Thursday, April 13, Noon, BST South 120



HPM
Lecture
Thu 4/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Joe Albe, "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration ..." IDM Master's Defense
Joe Albe, "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration ..."
Thu 4/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Joe Albe's thesis "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration into the Central Nervous System as a Result of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection"  will show you how the findings of aerosol infected rats mainly exhibit innate leukocyte infiltration to the brain while subcutaneous have limited leukocyte infiltration and display a stronger adaptive immune response. The relative contributions of viral cytopathology versus immunopathology remain to be determined, but this study represent the first attempt to characterize the leukocytic component of RVFV infection.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards Biostatistics Seminar Series
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Carving out a niche in clinical trials as a collaborating (bio)statistician."

NOTE:  Biostatistics Student Awards Ceremony will be conducted before the seminar – ceremony starts at 3 pm.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry and Other Fields Career Services Event
Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry and Other Fields
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Since transitioning from a postdoc to positions in industry, government, scientific writing, and many other avenues outside of academia can seem challenging and confusing, learn from panelists who will describe their paths to their successful careers in other fields. Moderated by Julie Cramer, PhD, Scientist, NanoVision Diagnostics, Inc. 

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
Thu 4/13/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds Trevor Orchard: Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: A 30-year Pittsburgh Perspective Epidemiology Seminar Series
Trevor Orchard: Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: A 30-year Pittsburgh Perspective
Thu 4/13/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Provost Beeson invites you to an Inaugural Lecture
"The Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes:  A 30 Year Pittsburgh Perspective"
Trevor J Orchard, MD, MBBCh, MMedSci, FAHA, FACE

Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Pitt Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Fri 4/14/2017
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Letters of Intent due University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Letters of Intent due
Fri 4/14/2017


The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Applications for Pilot/Feasibility Grants. The grants will fund new initiatives and/or support new investigators who are pursuing liver-related research that should lead to R01-type funding or other extramural support at a later date.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 4/14/2017
RSVP for Convocation and Celebration of Student Awards April Graduation Deadline
RSVP for Convocation and Celebration of Student Awards
Fri 4/14/2017



April Graduation
Deadline
Fri 4/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
John M. Greally, MBBCh, PhD - "Epigenetics research in human disease" Human Genetics Seminar Series
John M. Greally, MBBCh, PhD - "Epigenetics research in human disease"
Fri 4/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Richard Duerr, MD, presents "Epigenetics research in human disease"



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/14/2017 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 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Impact of Clinic Closures on Women Obtaining Abortion Services Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Impact of Clinic Closures on Women Obtaining Abortion Services
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hawa Mariko, "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication..." IDM Master's Defense
Hawa Mariko, "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication..."
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Hawa Mariko's thesis "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication in Ectocervical Tissue Ex Vivo" reports that the public health significance of DMPA continuation requires balancing unintended pregnancy while diminishing HIV acquisition risk, especially when the risks of infection do not outweigh the contraceptive benefits.

IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 7139

Chien-Wei Lin of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/17/2017 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
Mon 4/17/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 4/17/2017 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 4/17/2017 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 4/17/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Tullia Bruno, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Tullia Bruno, PhD
Mon 4/17/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Dissecting the Similarities Between Tumor Infiltrating B Cells in Lung Cancer and Exhausted B cells in HIV+ Patients"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Government Association Blood Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Blood Drive
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Date and time tentative! 

Without blood donors like you, Central Blood Bank would be unable to fulfill its mission and provide blood products to the thousands of patients who need transfusions each year. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated, and bringing ID. 


Student Organization
Event
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Faculty Diversity Committee Workshop Pitt Public Health Workshop
Faculty Diversity Committee Workshop
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A522

"Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: The What, Why and How"

This workshop will focus on implicit bias and micro-aggression in the workplace. Facilitated by Warren McCoy and Cheryl Ruffin from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Pranali Ravikumar "Programming Dendritic Cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet ..." IDM Master's Defense
Pranali Ravikumar "Programming Dendritic Cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet ..."
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Pranali Ravikumar's thesis, "Programming Dendritic cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet to Enhance Function of Cytotoxic T Cells" will show that the immune mechanism of DC1 to CTL intercellular transfer can be exploited to enhance anti-HIV T cell response, or to correct their dysfunction of T cell exhaustion as supported by evidence in DC1-based cancer immunotherapy studies.

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/18/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Epi Gives Back and Pitt Public Health Marches for Science! Epidemiology Event
Epi Gives Back and Pitt Public Health Marches for Science!
Tue 4/18/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


Epidemiology
Event
Tue 4/18/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521

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
Tue 4/18/2017 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Dana Woell "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells ..." IDM Master's Defense
Dana Woell "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells ..."
Tue 4/18/2017 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Dana Woell's thesis, "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells and Innate Lymphoid Cell Populations" has demonstrated in a nonhuman primate model that aerosolized infection with H5N1 influenza virus leads to disease progression similar to that seen in human cases.  This study aims to characterize some of the innate immune cells that contribute to the response to severe H5N1 infection in this macaque model. 

 

 


IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/18/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Grand Rounds Timothy Lash:Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility Epidemiology Seminar Series
Timothy Lash:Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility
Tue 4/18/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Wed 4/19/2017
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments April Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Wed 4/19/2017


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Wed 4/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Noah Salama "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model..." IDM Master's Defense
Noah Salama "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model..."
Wed 4/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Noah Salama's thesis "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model for Encephalitic Alphaviruses EEEV, VEEV, and WEEV"  reports that the New World Alphaviruses Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus (VEEV), and Western Equine Encephalitis virus (WEEV) are all mosquito-borne pathogens originating in North and South America.

IDM
Master's Defense
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shivkumar Biradar, PhD Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Shivkumar Biradar, PhD Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Z. Yuan, X. Fan, B. Staitieh, et al.  HIV-related proteins prolong macrophage survival through induction of Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1.  Scientific Reports  7:42028, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Epidemiology Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Hsing Hua Lin, MS Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Epidemiology Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Hsing Hua Lin, MS
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/19/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Joan Anson, MS Ed, PC IDM MPH Journal Club
Joan Anson, MS Ed, PC
Wed 4/19/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Director of Career Services
University of Pittsburgh

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 4/19/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 4/19/2017 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
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until May 4. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 4/20/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense IDM Master's Defense
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM


Julie Laux's thesis "CCR5 Antagonists Used as Topical Microbicides Modulate CCF5 Expression and May Compound HIV Infection"  reports that the public health impact of improving topical HIV drugs would reduce global HIV prevalence and shift toward an HIV-free world.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Inaugural Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: Susan Everson-Rose | Psychosocial Factors & Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Seminar Series
Inaugural Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: Susan Everson-Rose | Psychosocial Factors & Cardiovascular Disease
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Drawing on her experience in psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, and epidemiology, Dr. Susan Everson-Rose (EPI '93) will discuss the roles that psychological and social factors play in cardiovascular health and disease risk. Using a Social Determinants of Health framework, she will present key findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and other epidemiologic studies that inform our current understanding of psychosocial risk pathways to cardiovascular disease and lay the foundation for future work.

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Hong Liu - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Hong Liu - MS Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Hong Liu MS thesis "Glucose Transporter Expression in Lung Granulomas from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Infected Monkeys"  focuses on expression of glucose transporters (Gluts), a diverse set of proteins involved in glucose metabolism, in granulomas from Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected monkeys.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay IDM Master's Defense
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Gregory Shedlock's essay "A Literature Review and Analysis of Organizational Frameworks and Systems-Level Outcomes of HIV Primary Care Integration" aims to review the current evidence-base for 1) frameworks and models of integration and how these may best be applied and 2) systems-level outcomes as a direct result of HPCI.


IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Baltimore Alumni and Friends Reception 2017 University of Pittsburgh Reception
Baltimore Alumni and Friends Reception 2017
Thu 4/20/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM


Join us for an evening reception at Royal Sonesta in Baltimore, Maryland and presentation by:
Bradley C. Nindl, PhD
Director, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Professor, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Bradley C. Nindl, PhD, FACSM, COL, MS, USAR, is director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance, Research Center and professor in the Department of Sports Medicine, and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Fri 4/21/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..." IDM Master's Defense
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..."
Fri 4/21/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Phil Han's thesis defense, "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency Reversing Agents"  will show you how he identified several kinase inhibitors that activated HIV-1 latent genes in a significant level individually, including CUDC-101, XMD8-92, PD173074, Quizartinib, and CUDC-907.


IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/21/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Fri 4/21/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/21/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Take A Health Professional To The People Day Center for Health Equity Event
Take A Health Professional To The People Day
Fri 4/21/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM



Center for Health Equity
Event
Fri 4/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/21/2017 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
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017
Global Health and Innovation Conference Community Meeting
Global Health and Innovation Conference
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017


The world's leading and largest global health conference with 2,000 professionals and students from all over the world. A must-attend, thought-leading conference convening leaders, changemakers, professionals, and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. 


Community
Meeting
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017
Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference Center for Global Health Workshop
Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017



Center for Global Health
Workshop
Mon 4/24/2017 to Fri 4/28/2017
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due April Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 4/24/2017 to Fri 4/28/2017


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 4/24/2017
Grade Posting Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Grade Posting Begins
Mon 4/24/2017


Grade posting begins for spring semester

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 4/24/2017
Online Grade Rosters Available Academic Calendar Notice
Online Grade Rosters Available
Mon 4/24/2017


Online Grade Rosters available to instructors for 2174

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 4/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ART Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ART
Mon 4/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 4/24/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 4/24/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 4/24/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM
BCHS 2509 Showcase BCHS Event
BCHS 2509 Showcase
Mon 4/24/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

BCHS 2509 Showcase, Monday, April 24, 6 - 9 pm, Public Health Commons, featuring final poster projects completed by interdisciplinary teams of students in the class.

BCHS
Event
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay IDM Master's Defense
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 2140

Sarah Sandrian's Essay, Program Evaluation of a Structural Intervention Aimed at Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Zambia, aims to address the needs of pregnant women in resource poor settings as well as countries with similar health systems and challenges to improve maternal health and to engage communities in solving local problems through partnerships and collaboration. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Wed 4/26/2017
Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submission Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submission Deadline
Wed 4/26/2017


Are you going abroad this summer for a global health related practicum, trip, or project?
Don’t forget to take photos for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submissions should be sent to cgh@pitt.edu by September 29, 2017. Up to 3 winners will receive a $100 prize.For more information, please view our Center for Global Health Photo Contest guidelines and submission form

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Wed 4/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
"Who Are You?: Racial Classification and the Instability of Race University of Pittsburgh Lecture
"Who Are You?: Racial Classification and the Instability of Race
Wed 4/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM


These talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. Lunch is provided; registration is not required; lectures are free and open to the public. Please contact Center Administrative Assistant Marita Johnson (412-624-7382) with any questions.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 4/26/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
IAN CASCI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
IAN CASCI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION
Wed 4/26/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 3140


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/27/2017 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 4/27/2017 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
Fri 4/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds 14TH Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture : Sarah Tishkoff on "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
14TH Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture : Sarah Tishkoff on "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa..."
Fri 4/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Dr. Sarah A. Tishkoff, presents "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease" for the 14th Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture.

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Sat 4/29/2017
Official Date for Award of Degree April Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 4/29/2017


Official date for award of degree for April 2017 graduation (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Sat 4/29/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Commencement University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement
Sat 4/29/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Beginning this year, the University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the accomplishments of those who are graduating with two separate convocations. The Class of 2017 Master's, Professional Doctoral, or Doctoral Candidates  are eligible to attend the Graduate Ceremony, which will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum with a reception to follow. If you plan on attending, registration will be required.


Contact Sharon Malazich for more information at 412-624-7100.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 4/29/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Celebration of Student Awards Pitt Public Health Event
Celebration of Student Awards
Sat 4/29/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Graduates are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award. Awardees will be notified by the school. Awardees may bring guests ($25 for guests over 10 years old). Payment for guests attending the Celebration of Student Awards must be mailed or dropped off to the Office of Student Affairs prior to the event.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sun 4/30/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health Convocation Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation
Sun 4/30/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM


Honoring Your Academic Achievements

Pitt Public Health's 66th Convocation honors graduates from the 2016-17 academic year. This year's speaker will be Deborah L. Birx, MD, coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. 

Graduates from June, August, December 2016 and April 2017 are invited to participate in the ceremonies. Doctoral students who will graduate in June of 2017 also may take part in the ceremony provided they've scheduled their defense in time for June graduation and their advisor notifies Mary Derkach. No tickets are required and there is no limit on the number of guests that a student can invite. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 5/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity EOH Seminar Series
Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity
Mon 5/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Tue 5/2/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 5/2/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

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, with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience.  

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/2/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System June Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Tue 5/2/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 

June Graduation
Workshop
Tue 5/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond June Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Tue 5/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing the future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship. 


June Graduation
Workshop
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Research Day- Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Event
Research Day- Department of Medicine
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Biomedical Sciences Tower 3 (BST3)

Please join us for the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
May 2nd at 12:00pm in BST S100 at 12:00pm
Keynote address: Dr. Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, "Lessons from Global Health"
Dr. Tadataka Yamada is a Venture Partner with Frazier Healthcare Partners.  Prior to joining Frazier he was Executive Vice-President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer and a Board Member of Takeda Pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Yamada has served as President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program.  In this position, he oversaw grants totaling more than $9 billion in programs directed at applying technologies to address major health challenges of the developing world including TB, HIV, malaria and other infectious diseases, malnutrition and maternal and child health.  He was formerly Chairman, Research and Development and a Member of the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline and before that he was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/2 - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Wed 5/3/2017 to Thu 5/4/2017
STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium Community Event
STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium
Wed 5/3/2017 to Thu 5/4/2017
University Club

  The symposium focuses on the causes of youth  suicide, the best ways to assess risk, and a review of the latest
evidence-based  treatment and prevention approaches.

Community
Event
Wed 5/3/2017
QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017


Deadline to apply: May 3

The QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship is a series of learning sessions coupled with a competition designed to allow you to work closely with mentors and a multidisciplinary team to create and present a future health technology visual to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win $5,000. To apply, click here


Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017
Official University Grade Deadline Academic Calendar Notice
Official University Grade Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017


Official University grade deadline for Spring Term. All Grade Rosters must be in Approved status by 11:59 p.m.

Academic Calendar
Notice
Wed 5/3/2017 10:50AM - 10:55AM
Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017 10:50AM - 10:55AM


The Patient Safety Fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality by introducing them to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient CareSM methodology—a Lean-based quality improvement system that seeks to deliver patient-centered, error-free care to every patient, every time. Deadline: May 3. Click here to apply.

Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System June Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 5/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University's Microsoft Word template. They'll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review. 

June Graduation
Workshop
Thu 5/4/2017 1:00AM - 8:00PM
Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video University of Pittsburgh Notice
Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video
Thu 5/4/2017 1:00AM - 8:00PM


CourseWeb, the University of Pittsburgh's implementation of Blackboard Learn, will be unavailable during this maintenance period. Access to My Pitt Video will also be unavailable during this time.

Although a maintenance period has been scheduled during this time, the systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of the CourseWeb system.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

University of Pittsburgh
Notice
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise? EOH Seminar Series
Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise?
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES Epidemiology Seminar Series
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A522

Marquis Hawkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 5/4/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 5/4/2017 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
Fri 5/5/2017
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Fri 5/5/2017


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until May 11. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health 7139

Abraham Apfel of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 5/8/2017
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Mon 5/8/2017


This is the final registration date for Summer 2017 term (2177). 
The final registration deadline for additional summer sessions are the following: 12 Week: May 15, 6Week1:  May 15,  6Week2: June 26. 

Continuing students must pay a late fee between May 8 and May 19. Add or drop classes until May 19.


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 5/8/2017 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 5/8/2017 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 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD - "Environmental Neuroepidemiology: From Neurons to Populations." EOH Seminar Series
Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD - "Environmental Neuroepidemiology: From Neurons to Populations."
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Tue 5/9/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
: UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II) Career Services Workshop
: UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II)
Tue 5/9/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Scaife Hall

During this session, we will  review and reinforce the key concepts for building a professional social media brand with a focus on peer-review of your LinkedIN profile. 

Career Services
Workshop
Wed 5/10/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Wed 5/10/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
University Club

This day is designed to:
-Provide an experiential introduction to Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (TIGD).
-Provide an opportunity to practice dialogue facilitation skills.
-Support faculty who may wish to create and institutionalize Intergroup Dialogue in their units, departments or schools at the University of Pittsburgh.
-Provide dialogic tools for faculty and staff who may wish to use them in other types of courses and programs.
-Build a cohort of individuals who share a common language and understanding regarding Intergroup Dialogue and similar educational strategies.
-Engage participants in exercises that demonstrate the use of TIGD and that invite self and group exploration regarding intergroup issues. 
This workshop will be useful for people with varying levels of knowledge and experience with Transformative Intergroup Dialogue.

University Club, Conference Room A
Speakers: Erika Gold Kestenberg and Mario C. Browne of the Pitt Intergroup Dialogue Collaborative at the University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 5/11/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Thu 5/11/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This session looks at how poverty and socioeconomic challenges impact students. Looking holistically at their overall educational experience, we will explore how various aspects of poverty shape the student experience in and out of the classroom. Hear from a variety of faculty who examine the impact of poverty, and participate in a talk with Pittsburgh community leaders who work locally to alleviate poverty.

O’Hara Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Speakers: Gerald Dickinson (Pitt School of Law), Lori Delale-O’Connor (Pitt Center for Urban Education), Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (Pitt Dept. of Psychology), and Ken Regal (Just Harvest)


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 5/11/2017 10:55AM - 11:00AM
National Institutes of Health Career Symposium Career Services Event
National Institutes of Health Career Symposium
Thu 5/11/2017 10:55AM - 11:00AM


The OITE will again host the NIH Career Symposium! This year is special. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary. This event, which is held in Bethesda, MD, will highlight the multitude of career opportunities for biomedical scientists—and in the past decade over 7500 graduate students, postdocs and fellows have attended the event to propel their own careers. Invited speakers tell us about their career paths, how they got their jobs, and advice to attendees as they plan their careers.

Career Services
Event
Thu 5/11/2017 3:30PM - 6:00PM
May Food Bank Trip University of Pittsburgh Event
May Food Bank Trip
Thu 5/11/2017 3:30PM - 6:00PM


Hey Pitt Volunteers! Thursday, May 11, 2017 will be our monthly repackaging and redistribution event at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The University will be providing a shuttle leaving from Bigelow Blvd. by Soldiers and Sailors promptly at 3:30pm. Parking is also available at the Food Bank if you choose to drive yourself. The Food Bank is located at 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110. Closed toed shoes are required to participate in this event. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please register below and also note whether you will be using the University shuttle in your response. Hail to Pitt!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 5/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee)
Fri 5/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until June 2. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 5/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Board of Visitors Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors Meeting
Fri 5/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Annual meeting of a Pitt Public Health advisory board to Dean Burke and Chancellor Gallagher.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Fri 5/12/2017 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Top Hat Audience Response System (Clicker) Training (Pitt UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Top Hat Audience Response System (Clicker) Training (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 5/12/2017 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Alumni Hall

Audience response systems help engage students and promote peer learning. Top Hat is a modern, bring-your-own-device platform, and Erin Humes from Top Hat will hold a demonstration of their application, which can now be integrated with Blackboard courses at Pitt. She’ll cover the range of questions types in Top Hat as well as automated attendance and grading workflows. 

During this workshop, you will be able to:

-Understand the major capabilities of Top Hat;
-Participate in a mini-lecture to see Top Hat from both the instructor and student perspectives;
-Use the Top Hat Grade Book to capture poll results;
-Create a Top Hat lecture.

Educational Technology Center Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 5/15/2017
Pitt Innovation Challenge Application Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pitt Innovation Challenge Application Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017


 PInCh 2017: How can we use wearable technology to address an important health problem?  Up to $555,000 in awards!

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Applications Due: 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition Career Services Deadline
Applications Due: 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition
Mon 5/15/2017 12:00PM - 12:00PM


Pitt’s Innovation Institute is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition! This Pitt Ventures Student Challenge is unique in that it requires an entrepreneurial student to represent an idea or innovation that has resulted from Pitt research.
So how does it work?

An entrepreneurial student represents an innovation with a faculty sponsor in a pitch competition on October 18th and the money is awarded to the department to advance the innovation towards commercialization.

The Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition awards $20,000 for 1st place and $10,000 and $5,000 for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Participants will get priceless entrepreneurial experience, hands-on mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and invaluable networking opportunities. Faculty members will get funding to help commercialize their innovation.

Career Services
Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Annual Faculty Meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine Pitt Public Health Meeting
Annual Faculty Meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine
Mon 5/15/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Dean Donald S. Burke will give a state-of-the-school update,
and then the senior vice chancellor will take questions. Submit questions in advance to Mary Brady at bradym1@pitt.edu.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease
Tue 5/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/16 - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/16/2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium Career Services Event
Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium
Tue 5/16/2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

More information to follow

Career Services
Event
Wed 5/17/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 5/17/2017 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 5/17/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Wed 5/17/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at City of Asylum, 40. W North Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Community
Event
Thu 5/18/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 5/18/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

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
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh community Discussion
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at CLP Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15216.

Community
Event
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
UPPDA Postdoc Career Club: Resume Writing and Cover Letter Essentials Career Services Workshop
UPPDA Postdoc Career Club: Resume Writing and Cover Letter Essentials
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

During this session, we will review key concepts for writing a winning resume and cover letter.  These concepts were covered by Mark Burdsall at our April Career Club.  This hands-on and participant driven session will focus on resume development and refinement through peer review. 

Career Services
Workshop
Fri 5/19/2017
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 5/19/2017


Add or drop classes for Summer 2017 (term 2177) term, first session, or second session between February 13 and May 19, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are July 07 (term), July 07 (12 WK), June 02 (6 WK1), and July 21 (6WK2). 


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 5/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Fri 5/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
University Club

The annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of May 19 at the University Club.   A welcome reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner.  Each year, outstanding alumni from the Graduate School of Public Health are recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health, to the school, or to both.  Awards are presented in these five categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Research
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice
  • The Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award
  • Early Career Excellence Award 

For additional details visit: www.publichealth.pitt.edu/alumni-awards 

View photos from last year's event

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 5/22/2017 to Fri 5/26/2017
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week
Mon 5/22/2017 to Fri 5/26/2017


Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week brings together a diverse mix of life sciences groups - researchers, entrepreneurs, large corporations and investors - to connect and engage across the spectrum. This week-long series of innovation forums covers a wide range of current and emerging topics in the life sciences. Join us during Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week and learn why Pittsburgh is poised to become a national leader in life sciences.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 5/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: TBD Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: TBD
Mon 5/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 5/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, early markers Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, early markers
Tue 5/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/23 - Imaging, early markers


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Tue 5/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at Alloy Studios 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206.

Community
Event
Wed 5/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55AM
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee)
Wed 5/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55AM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until June 21. The final deadline to apply is July 24. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


August Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 5/25/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Biotechnology Entrepreneurs: War Stories from the Front - part of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week Human Genetics Panel Discussion
Biotechnology Entrepreneurs: War Stories from the Front - part of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week
Thu 5/25/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

The Department of Human Genetics at the Graduate School of Public Health is hosting a panel discussion featuring a group of experienced regional biotechnology founders and entrepreneurs. Research is the process of understanding the world around us, and it is a dramatically different skill set from translation or commercialization which births solutions that have never existed before into the world. Though critical to realizing the potential impact of the massive knowledge-generation of our regional universities, related skills are not taught, facilitated, or even actively endorsed at a level concomitant to the importance of this endeavor. This panel will highlight courageous and passionate individuals who have embarked on unchaperoned journeys – what drove them and what they endured. We will have a lively discussion about how they have translated new knowledge into products to positively impact health. The hope is that a pattern emerges through this interactive moderated session that enables the regional community of thousands of researchers to unlock the true potential of their work. 

Human Genetics
Panel Discussion
Thu 5/25/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Thu 5/25/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at YMCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Community
Event
Tue 5/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers
Tue 5/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/30 - Imaging, late markers


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Wed 5/31/2017
Transcripts Available April Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Wed 5/31/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. April 2017 graduates (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference Biostatistics Event
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

This conference is a unique event where statisticians who analyze and develop new tools for analyzing imaging data can come together to learn about emerging methodologies for working with imaging data and interact with researchers collecting novel imaging data. Topics include: Brain Connectivity, Imaging Genetics, Biological Imaging. Lecture series in: MRI, fMRI and Image Analysis Using R

Registration deadline has been extended to April 30, 2017. Click for more information or contact a.haydo@pitt.edu.


Biostatistics
Event
Wed 5/31/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda University of Pittsburgh Reception
Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda
Wed 5/31/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


The University of Pittsburgh Office of Health Sciences Alumni Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association are hosting a casual, alumni meet-up on the eve of NATIONAL NETWORKING DAY for all Pitt alumni working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All Pitt graduates of all NIH branches and campuses and guests are welcome.

THE BARKING DOG - BETHESDA, 4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro stop: Bethesda Station (Red Line)

We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meet your alumni colleagues at the NIH and representatives from the University. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah McMullen at 412-647-5307 or at skm45@pitt.edu


University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Thu 6/1/2017
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship Career Services Deadline
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship
Thu 6/1/2017


PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh by inviting talented university graduates to serve with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. 

PULSE has additional positions for the 2017-2018 program year, beginning August 26, 2017.  Applications can be submitted for immediate review, but no later than June 1st..  To learn more and to apply please visit our website. 

Career Services
Deadline
Thu 6/1/2017
Pitt Networking Day University of Pittsburgh Event
Pitt Networking Day
Thu 6/1/2017


Pitt Networking Day events will take place around the world . There will be over 50 Pitt Clubs participating!
Whether you’re staying in the area or journeying elsewhere, you’ll have the opportunity to establish new professional and social Pitt connections, and strengthen the worldwide Pitt alumni network! All events are free to attend. Family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to participate.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 6/1/2017
Electronic Surplus Pick-up Pitt Public Health Event
Electronic Surplus Pick-up
Thu 6/1/2017
Pitt Public Health

There will be an electronic surplus pick-up on June 1st.   The collection areas will be near A724 Crabtree & Parran 4127-28.  The areas will be clearly marked.  Please have all items flush against the walls to allow for egress  and bundle/box loose and small items.  


Small electronic lab equipment can be placed for pick-up provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached.

You can start placing items at these areas on May 30th.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 6/1/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 6/1/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Using video to teach can promote self-paced mastery learning for your students and reduce the number of times you have to cover the same content. Panopto provides instructors with both a video hosting and streaming service and a platform to record and upload lecture capture videos from your computer. Panopto also integrates directly into Blackboard, so your videos are as private and secure as your other course content. This workshop is designed to help instructors better understand how to use the handiest tools and master the most common workflows in Panopto.

By the end of this workshop, instructors will be able to:
-Navigate to Panopto’s web interface and upload video for streaming on the web;
-Download and use the Panopto Focus Recorder to record and upload video and screen casts;
-Integrate Panopto videos into your Blackboard course;
-Understand best practices for creating video for students;
-Learn about additional support resources for Panopto.

Educational Technology Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 6/1/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 6/1/2017 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
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due June Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine PHDL Lecture
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

"Computer simulation to inform multi-level intervention design for HIV+ persons with alcohol use disorders in Maharashtra, India".

PHDL
Lecture
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 9:00AM
Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 9:00AM
Alumni Hall

In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

Alumni Hall, Room 528
Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies


Professional Development
Event
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

Alumni Hall, Room 528
Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies


Professional Development
Event
Tue 6/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain
Tue 6/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 6/6 - Clearance systems in the brain


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 6/6/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 6/6/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health A521

Pitt Public Health Toastmasters proudly hosts an open house. Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Join us!
Light refreshments will be served.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Wed 6/7/2017 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Wed 6/7/2017 9:30AM - 12:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. Faculty will have the chance to hear what Pitt students have to say about these important topics, and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

Students on the Autism Spectrum features Shaun Eacck of the School of Social Work as the facilitator, as well as a live student panel. The workshop is part of the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.

Room 4024, O'Hara Student Center


Professional Development
Event
Wed 6/7/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management HPM Dissertation Defense
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management
Wed 6/7/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Doctoral student Mina Kabiri of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management of Chronic Diseases". This event is open to the public.

HPM
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sally Wenzel - Leveraging a Lifetime of Asthma Transl Res into a New Paradigm for Environ Med EOH Seminar Series
Sally Wenzel - Leveraging a Lifetime of Asthma Transl Res into a New Paradigm for Environ Med
Thu 6/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Fri 6/9/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Chelsea Pallatino- "Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study" BCHS Dissertation Defense
Chelsea Pallatino- "Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study"
Fri 6/9/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Chelsea Pallatino will be defending her dissertation, “Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study.”

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 6/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Interesting Medical Cases Encountered Abroad Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Interesting Medical Cases Encountered Abroad
Mon 6/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 6/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Therapies and future directions Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Therapies and future directions
Tue 6/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 6/13 - Therapies and future directions


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 6/13/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Introduction to Blackboard (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Introduction to Blackboard (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 6/13/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

New to Blackboard? This workshop provides the information and skills you need to start using Blackboard, the University of Pittsburgh’s learning management system. After an overview of Blackboard and its major components, we'll work hands-on and step-by-step to build a course. 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

-Log in to Blackboard, create and organize course content and make your course available to students;
-Use Blackboard workflows to streamline administrative tasks;
-Integrate and use the Grade Center within Blackboard;
-Use predictable course design principals to make course content easy to find and utilize.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Thu 6/15/2017
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due
Thu 6/15/2017


The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Applications for Pilot/Feasibility Grants. The grants will fund new initiatives and/or support new investigators who are pursuing liver-related research that should lead to R01-type funding or other extramural support at a later date.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Thu 6/15/2017 8:30AM - 2:00PM
Diversity Retreat - Diversity Moving Forward: Are You Ready? University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Diversity Retreat - Diversity Moving Forward: Are You Ready?
Thu 6/15/2017 8:30AM - 2:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host their Second Annual University Wide Diversity Retreat, with keynote address from Dr. Eddie Moore, titled "America is Changing: Are You Ready?"

Workshops will include:

  • Advancements in Physical Accessibility - Facilities Management and Inclusion - Owen Cooks, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment for Individuals with Disabilities - Leigh Culley, Director for the Office of Disability Resources and Services & Lavanya Devdas, Psychologist for the University Counseling Center
  • Inclusive Recruiting for Faculty and Staff - Kathleen Blee, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affair of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Cheryl Ruffin, Affirmative Action Manager
  • Responding to Bias Incidents - Pamela Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion & Summer Rothrock, Director for Cross Cultural Leadership Development
  • The Year of Diversity in Review - Wavery Duck, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Kacey Marra, Associate Professor for the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Bioengineering & Director for the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
  • How Title IX Works - Katie Pope, Title IX Coordinator
  • White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations - Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., America & Moore Diversity Education, Research & Consulting

Register for the event.

Contact 412-648-7860 or diversity@pitt.edu with questions. 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Juan Celedon - Asthma in Hispanics EOH Seminar Series
Juan Celedon - Asthma in Hispanics
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
EPIDEMIOLOGY DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE: LARA SIMINERIO LEMON Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
EPIDEMIOLOGY DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE: LARA SIMINERIO LEMON
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/15/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Chris Healy - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Chris Healy - MS Defense
Thu 6/15/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Chris Healy's Thesis, Evaluation of a Novel Computationally Designed Prophylactic against Pandemic Influenza Virus in the Ferret Model, provides compelling data for further evaluation of broadly protective novel therapeutics against influenza viruses.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 6/19/2017
Diploma Mailing Begins April Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 6/19/2017


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to April 2017 graduates (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Mon 6/19/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments June Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Mon 6/19/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Mon 6/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense
Mon 6/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Marilee's defense, Siglec-10, CD1b, and Palladin are differentially expressed between HIV+ Progressors and Nonprogressors, aims to identify the underlying genetic factors that drive HIV-1 disease progression that could reveal potential therapeutic targets with the long term aim of improving HIV health outcomes. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 6/20/2017
Alzheimer’s Association Scholarship Community Deadline
Alzheimer’s Association Scholarship
Tue 6/20/2017


Graduate students in public health schools or programs are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is making up to four scholarships available to support projects for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a topic related to cognitive health, cognitive decline, and/or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as a public health issue.

Community
Deadline
Tue 6/20/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 6/20/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 6/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc: Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression Career Services Seminar Series
Postdoc to Postdoc: Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression
Wed 6/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. Complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register.

Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 6/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 6/21/2017 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
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until July 10. The final deadline to apply is July 24. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


August Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 6/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
EPIDEMIOLOGY DISSERTATION DEFENSE: CHUNZHE DUAN, MHS Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
EPIDEMIOLOGY DISSERTATION DEFENSE: CHUNZHE DUAN, MHS
Thu 6/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A523


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Healthy People 2030 Development Community Webinar
Healthy People 2030 Development
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will hold an informational webinar on the progress of Healthy People 2020 and the development of Healthy People 2030.  Officials from HHS will be joined by members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 to discuss the current activities of the Healthy People initiative. Dr. Georges Benjamin will also describe how APHA has supported and been involved in Healthy People over the last decade.

Community
Webinar
Thu 6/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
ACHE Workshop: Improving the Health Status of Your Community Community Workshop
ACHE Workshop: Improving the Health Status of Your Community
Thu 6/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Join ACHE of Western PA for a summer education event featuring Jim Withers, medical director of Operation Safety Net which provides Pittsburgh's homeless population with access to healthcare, hope and dignity.

LOCATION:  UPMC Mercy - Clark Auditorium, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Community
Workshop
Fri 6/23/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due June Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Fri 6/23/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Fri 6/23/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay IDM Master's Defense
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay
Fri 6/23/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Biomedical Sciences Tower 3 (BST3)

Tiffany Thompson will be presenting her essay on the 9th floor of the Center for Vaccine Research during one of her collaborative lab meetings. Her essay, A Literature Review of the Histology of Rift Valley Fever Virus Neurological Disease Comparing Rodent and NHP Models to Human Disease, will focus on the neurological disease seen in the developed animal models and the histology being used in the research of the Rift Valley Fever Virus.

IDM
Master's Defense
Sat 6/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Official Date for Award of Degree June Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 6/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Official date for award of degree for June 2017 graduation (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Mon 6/26/2017 to Fri 6/30/2017
Urban Health Summer Institute Community Event
Urban Health Summer Institute
Mon 6/26/2017 to Fri 6/30/2017


Four short courses in urban health are being offered at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, June 26-30, 2017. Early bird registration discount is half-off until April 30th. This is a great opportunity to dive into a public health topic and learn practical skills in a condensed format. Courses are held every day for one week either in the mornings or the afternoons. Please see the Summer Institute website for more information.

Community
Event
Mon 6/26/2017
Extended Diversity Experience Funding University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Extended Diversity Experience Funding
Mon 6/26/2017


Faculty members who are interested in incorporating what they have learned about diversity and inclusivity into a course they will be teaching in the coming year may apply to participate in the Extended Diversity Institute workshop series. This extended professional growth experience will connect a cohort of faculty with scholars who are studying diversity, librarians to help locate resources, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively to assist faculty in modifying their courses.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Thu 6/29/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 6/29/2017 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 6/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 6/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23



Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 6/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal Career Services Lecture
Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal
Fri 6/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Scientific editor, Ieva Gailite, PhD, will provide an overview of the editorial process of the four journals published by EMBO as an academic organization - The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular and Systems Biology, and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr. Gailite will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process at EMBO Press and The EMBO Journal in particular, and present a brief overview of the policies that EMBO has recently implemented. She will provide a brief insight into how manuscripts are evaluated and the role of scientific editors in this process.

Career Services
Lecture
Fri 6/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential Community Webinar
Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential
Fri 6/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


NBPHE presents a one hour informational webinar, “Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential”.

This webinar will cover everything from the benefits and importance of earning the credential, eligibility requirements, exam contents and materials, vouchers and discounts, exam dates and locations, as well as what happens after you pass the exam. 

The CPH webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for later viewing. 

Community
Webinar
Sat 7/1/2017
Urban Health Symposium-Early Bird Registration Career Services Deadline
Urban Health Symposium-Early Bird Registration
Sat 7/1/2017


The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.

Career Services
Deadline
Mon 7/3/2017
Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit Community Application Deadline
Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit
Mon 7/3/2017


The theme for this year’s summit is Collaboration. The summit will focus on the importance of communication and partnerships throughout the statewide emergency response community. This is an opportunity to come together for information sharing, learning and relationship building. Abstracts are currently being accepted for summit workshops, panel discussions, half-day courses, full-day courses and poster presentations. Abstract submissions should align with one of the following tracks: public health/emergency preparedness, emergency management, human services, or homeland security.

Community
Application Deadline
Tue 7/4/2017
Independence Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Independence Day Holiday
Tue 7/4/2017


University Closed

Academic Calendar
Notice
Thu 7/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Do you have international students who you would love to know more about and to engage more in classes? Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. You will see engaging your international students takes as few as 4 steps. You will also have an opportunity to make a specific plan to engage your international students based on the 4-step approach.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 7/7/2017
Call for Abstracts: Med Ed Day University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Abstracts: Med Ed Day
Fri 7/7/2017


They welcome educational and descriptive abstracts regarding innovative educational programs by students, residents, fellows, and faculty across all schools of the health sciences.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 7/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 7/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…

• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 7/10/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Transcripts Available June Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Mon 7/10/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Tue 7/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35) August Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35)
Tue 7/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until July 24. The final deadline to apply is July 24. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


August Graduation
Application Deadline
Tue 7/11/2017 to Thu 7/13/2017
2017 NACCHO Annual Conference Community Event
2017 NACCHO Annual Conference
Tue 7/11/2017 to Thu 7/13/2017
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 NACCHO Annual Conference, to be held July 11–13 in Pittsburgh, PA is the only national conference that speaks directly to the daily challenges and opportunities that local health officials and their staff face. The conference provides a venue for local public health department staff, partners, funders, and others who are interested and invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies in local public health. Attendees will gain practical and effective tools, strategies, and concepts to confront the ongoing public health challenges facing local health departments today.

The theme of this year’s conference, Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health, highlights the unique opportunity public health has to convene discussions and efforts around population health, clinical medicine, and the management of systems that measure health and healthcare outcomes. For more information regarding the Conference follow this link-  www.nacchoannual.org

 

Student Volunteers Needed! NACCHO will waive the student registration fee of $375 to students who volunteers to support the conference. 

Volunteers Roles: 
Session Monitors – 1 per session, 140 possible sessions 
This is arguably the most important staffing need. 
• Volunteers who choose this option will receive a link with session titles/ names and session description before the meeting. The link will allow a volunteer to sign up for the sessions they would like to monitor. 
• Once onsite, the volunteers will pick up a packet for each session they are monitoring from the registration desk. 
• They will work with the speakers’ onsite to monitor the timeliness of the session using timer cards. 
• Lastly, they will complete a short, three question survey about the session and return the timecards and survey to registration. 
• All session monitors are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours. 

Hospitality Desk 
• The Hospitality Desk is necessary to provide attendees with information regarding local restaurants and attractions. 
• This desk should be staffed with people knowledgeable of the area. 
• You may include local maps, restaurant listings, and attraction lists. 
• NACCHO may, on your behalf, request information from the State Convention & Visitors Bureau to include at the Hospitality Desk. 
• NACCHO will provide you with a NACCHO Annual Conference sign for the desk. 
• In the past we have seen multiple people working the desk or the same two people staffing the desk the entire time. 

If you are interested in volunteering contact Anne-Marie Burton 
Chief, Member Engagement, Outreach & Partnerships 
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 
1100 17th Street NW, 7th Floor │ Washington, DC 20036 
Direct: 202.507.4245 | Main: 202.783.5550 x 4245 │Fax: 202.783.1583 │Email: aburton@naccho.org 
www.naccho.org 


Community
Event
Tue 7/11/2017
SOPHAS Virtual Fair Community Recruitment Event
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Tue 7/11/2017


Chat with Pitt Public Health during SOPHAS' next virtual fair. Ask your admissions questions and learn more about our programs. Visit careereco.com/events/sophas for more information. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing Career Services Lecture
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

Career Services
Lecture
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 7/12/2017
Fall Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee)
Wed 7/12/2017


Continuing students should register for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions by July 12, 2017 to avoid a late fee. No registrations will be accepted after August 28. Add or drop classes until September 8.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Wed 7/12/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 7/12/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Would you like to assess your students more thoroughly and quickly? Blackboard’s assessment tools include assignments, tests, quizzes, and surveys. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use these tools to save time and measure and improve student learning.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

-Build and deploy tests and test item pools, quizzes, and surveys in Blackboard;
-Set adaptive release rules and create groups to limit student access to tests and quizzes;
-Create assignments and enable SafeAssign to review student work;
-Setup and grade assignments using the inline Grading tool;
-Grade and aggregate test, quiz, survey, and assignment results in the grade center, and analyze the quality of the questions themselves using Test Item Analysis.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/12/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Summer Alumni Reception with NACCHO Pitt Public Health Reception
Summer Alumni Reception with NACCHO
Wed 7/12/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and mingle with faculty, fellow alumni, ACHD partners, conference attendees, and friends of Pitt Public health at Eddie Merlot’s (Four Gateway Center,  444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) for a special reception in conjunction with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) annual conference.

Pitt Public Health
Reception
Sat 7/15/2017
Surma Scholarship for Long-Term Healthcare Administration in Policy and Aging Pitt Public Health Deadline
Surma Scholarship for Long-Term Healthcare Administration in Policy and Aging
Sat 7/15/2017


PA residents with a demonstrated interest in long-term health care administration or policies are encouraged to apply for this award endowed by alumnus and Board of Visitors member Becky Surma (MHA, ’81). Surma worked as a hospital administrator in her early career and has devoted most of her adult life to being a community volunteer.

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 7/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 7/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Looking for a way to move beyond traditional slides or add new life to old presentations? Prezi is an easy-to-use presentation tool (as easy to use as PowerPoint) that provides a fresh, new, interactive way to present information to your students. Driven by Flash animation, Prezi allows you to organize course content in logical ways, while at the same time establishing multiple connections between multiple fields of knowledge. You can use Prezi to give a presentation in a predetermined “Path,” or explore instead, in response to student interactions. You can even have your students navigate, contribute to, or create a Prezi on their own. Prezi also easily integrates media. This interactive workshop will familiarize you with the pedagogical and technical aspects of working with Prezi.


Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint.
• Use best practices in teaching with Prezi.
• Create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi.
• Avoid common pitfalls in the creation of Prezis

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139

Judah Abberbock of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A522

Alice Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

August Graduation
Workshop
Tue 7/18/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/18/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

PowerPoint is used in a majority of classrooms on campus today, but it is not often used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching. In this workshop, we will cover best practices for designing slides for use during lectures and review sessions that will help students better engage with (and better retain) course material, as well as the complexities of sharing slides and notes with students. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to design PowerPoint presentations which contribute to more effective learning.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Use best practices to inform use of presentation tools
• Identify and avoid common PowerPoint pitfalls
• Design and present an effective PowerPoint presentation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
2017 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference University of Pittsburgh Workshop
2017 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Scaife Hall

The Keynote Speaker, Dean Donald Burke, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will provide a broad perspective on the need to bridge the gap between public safety and public health in addressing the opioid epidemic. The other topics will examine the trends that cause overdose deaths, educate and examine trends on synthetic opioids and teach best practices for using naloxone. Prescribing guidelines and alternative pain management strategies will also be discussed.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
ACOPC Summer Conference 2017 - "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis" Community Event
ACOPC Summer Conference 2017 - "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis"
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Scaife Hall

Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) will host their 2017 summer conference, "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis," with a keynote address, "Forecasting and Deflecting the Opiod Epidemic Curve" from Dean Donald S. Burke, MD.

Other speeches include:

  • "Preventing Opioid Prescription Misuse and Alternative Therapies to Pain Management" - Ajay Wasen, MD, UPMC Pain Medicine at Centre Commons
  • "Trauma and Managing Chronic Pain" - Gregory Nicosia, PhD
  • "A Look at Trends in Overdose Data: The Rise of Synthetic Opioids Including Fentanyl" - Karl Williams, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Examiner, Allegheny County
  • "Primer on Synthetic Opioids" - Brian Dempsey, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • "Using Naloxone as an Antidote to Synthetic Opioids" - Alice Bell, LCSW, Overdose Prevention Projection Coordinator, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
  • "Citizen Science: Naloxone Availability in Allegheny County Pharmacies" - Mohamed Kashoush and Stephen Reber, Panthercare, University of Pittsburgh

Registration is from May 18 - July 1.
Location: Scaife Hall Lecture Rooms 5 & 6 (located directly inside the glass doors, right side of the building near Lothrop Street)
For more information: visit the ACOPC webpage or email sprice@pitt.edu.


Community
Event
Wed 7/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc: Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH Career Services Seminar Series
Postdoc to Postdoc: Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH
Wed 7/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Title: A Mixed Methods Study of Socioeconomic Standing, Masculinity, and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships among Black Men


Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 7/19/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 7/19/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

August Graduation
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright Workshop with University Library System August Graduation Workshop
Copyright Workshop with University Library System
Wed 7/19/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship.

August Graduation
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 7/19/2017 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
Thu 7/20/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 7/20/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

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
Thu 7/20/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..."
Thu 7/20/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Steven Meanley will be defending his dissertation, “Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older Adult Men Who Have Sex with Men from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study.”

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017


6 days of $6 lunches at various Oakland locations, such as Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, Peter's Pub, Top Shabu-Shabu, and many more. Sponsored by Only in Oakland.

Community
Event
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Students value the timely feedback on performance they receive through the Grade Center. Blackboard can help you record and track your students’ grades more efficiently and can automatically grade certain kinds of student work. In this workshop, we’ll review the grade center and how it accepts grades from within and outside Blackboard. We’ll cover the Grade Center’s options for customizing grades to meet your learning objectives, and you’ll learn how to control what grades your students see and when they see them. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

-Locate the Grade Center, create columns, enter grades, export grades, and upload grades from outside Blackboard;
-Create a new rubric – or reference an existing one – to clarify learning objectives and grade assignments;
-Create calculated columns that are customized to meet your learning objectives;
-Use Smart Views, grade history and statistics to get a deeper picture of student progress and assessment quality.
By the end of this course, you will be able toBy the end of this course, you will be able to

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

There are few things as painful as reading a poorly written student essay, and few things as rewarding as reading a well-crafted response to a writing assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event

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