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Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

PGH POST-GAZETTE - An invest...
Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

PGH POST-GAZETTE - An investigation agreement by 39 states into Juul, the company blamed for the teenage vaping epidemic, has ramped up pressure to reach a global settlement. “I think at this point we’re at that stage in this process that there is enough feeling that this goes across party lines ... (02/27/2020)

Roberts and Hoffman featured in Hulu documentary on anti-vaccine movement

HULU - Available now on the s...
Roberts and Hoffman featured in Hulu documentary on anti-vaccine movement

HULU - Available now on the streaming service, Vice Investigates “Anti-Vaxx Fever” explores the growing anti-vaccine movement. The documentary features in-depth looks at the varied work of professor Mark Roberts and of student Beth Hoffman (BCHS ’19 ’23). Each uses system science methods to investi... (02/26/2020)

O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role

PITTWIRE - Pitt Public Health...
O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role

PITTWIRE - Pitt Public Health staff member Scott O'Neal recently took center stage to sing the title role in the world premiere of "Satan's Fall," composed by Steward Copeland, founder of the iconic New Wave band The Police. The metal opera, based on "Paradise Lost", was co-commissioned by the Mend... (02/24/2020)

King confirms relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking

NEWS-MEDICAL – “Smoking cessa...
King confirms relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking

NEWS-MEDICAL – “Smoking cessation prior to surgery is strongly recommended to reduce surgical complications. But there isn't the same emphasis on maintaining cessation after surgery. Our findings show that there is a need for ongoing support in order to reduce and quickly respond to relapses," says... (02/23/2020)

Alumna profile: Diane Peterson

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE —...
Alumna profile: Diane Peterson

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE — Looking back, Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) says her unconventional academic journey ended up being the perfect foundation for a career that has taken her all over the world and to the height of her profession. “I’m very proud to be a Pitt grad,” she says. “Even with the ci... (02/20/2020)

 

Thu
2/27
Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Research Day 2020 Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Research Day 2020
Thu 2/27
1155 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics Research Day is an annual departmental event that showcases student research and promotes interdisciplinary research among graduate students and faculty in Public Health.
This year's speaker is James Dignam, PhD (BIOST '94).

Thu
2/27
EOH Journal Club
VISTA is a checkpoint regulator for naïve T cell quiescence and peripheral tolerance EOH Journal Club
VISTA is a checkpoint regulator for naïve T cell quiescence and peripheral tolerance
Thu 2/27 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Qi Wei

Paper: VISTA is a checkpoint regulator for naïve T cell quiescence and peripheral tolerance

Authors: Mohamed A. ElTanbouly, Yanding Zhao, Elizabeth Nowak, Jiannan Li, Evelien Schaafsma, et Al.

Abstract:
Negative checkpoint regulators (NCRs) temper the T cell immune response to self-antigens and limit the development of autoimmunity. Unlike all other NCRs that are expressed on activated T lymphocytes, V-type immunoglobulin domain-containing suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA) is expressed on naïve T cells. We report an unexpected heterogeneity within the naïve T cell compartment in mice, where loss of VISTA disrupted the major quiescent naïve T cell subset and enhanced self-reactivity. Agonistic VISTA engagement increased T cell tolerance by promoting antigen-induced peripheral T cell deletion. Although a critical player in naïve T cell homeostasis, the ability of VISTA to restrain naïve T cell responses was lost under inflammatory conditions. VISTA is therefore a distinctive NCR of naïve T cells that is critical for steady-state maintenance of quiescence and peripheral tolerance.

Thu
2/27
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Melissa A. Somma McGivney and John S. Maier - Community Engagement Activities at the University...Melissa A. Somma McGivney and John S. Maier - Community Engagement Activities at the University... Epidemiology Seminar Series
Melissa A. Somma McGivney and John S. Maier - Community Engagement Activities at the University...
Thu 2/27 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Community Engagement Activities at the University of Pittsburgh: Update on Current Activities and Discussion of Opportunities

Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA
Professor and Associate Dean for Community Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy; Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Task Force, University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Centers

John S. Maier, MD, PhD
Director of Research & Development, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Task Force, University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Centers

Thu
2/27
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Big Clinical Trials: The NCI National Clinical Trials Network - James Dignam, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
Big Clinical Trials: The NCI National Clinical Trials Network - James Dignam, University of Chicago
Thu 2/27 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Thu
2/27
Career Services Event
Never a Spectator: Networking and Civic Engagement Forum Never a Spectator: Networking and Civic Engagement Forum Career Services Event
Never a Spectator: Networking and Civic Engagement Forum
Thu 2/27 4:00PM - 7:30PM
University Club - Ballroom B

Do you want to develop your leadership skills and help your community? Do you want to meet regional leaders who have done just that and can provide you with guidance on how to start or ramp up your community engagement? Register to attend the Never A Spectator: Networking & Civic Engagement Forum! Never a Spectator allows students to network with local executives and connect with like-minded peers to focus on making a difference through active citizenship and promoting the idea of starting where you are, with what you have, to do what you can in your community.