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Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..."
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, presents "Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues in the Application of Genomics to Infectious Disease"

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 12/2/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Seth Weinberg - Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Human Facial Shape Human Genetics Seminar Series
Seth Weinberg - Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Human Facial Shape
Fri 12/2/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Seth Weinberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine presents "Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Human Facial Shape."


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 11/14/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Samantha Rosenthal - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Samantha Rosenthal - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination
Mon 11/14/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A312


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 11/4/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Vence Bonham - Precision Medicine's Contribution to Public Health: An Infectious Disease Case Study Human Genetics Seminar Series
Vence Bonham - Precision Medicine's Contribution to Public Health: An Infectious Disease Case Study
Fri 11/4/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Vence L. Bonham, J.D., of the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute presents "Precision Medicine's Contribution to Public Health : An infectious disease case study."

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/28/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Robert Resta, MS, Certified/Licensed Genetic Counselor, Hereditary Cancer Clinic Human Genetics Seminar Series
Robert Resta, MS, Certified/Licensed Genetic Counselor, Hereditary Cancer Clinic
Fri 10/28/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/14/2016 12:05PM - 1:00PM
Beth L. Roman - BMP Signaling in Vascular Development and Disease Human Genetics Seminar Series
Beth L. Roman - BMP Signaling in Vascular Development and Disease
Fri 10/14/2016 12:05PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Beth Roman, PhD, Associative Professor, Department of Human Genetics presents "BMP signaling in vascular development and disease"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/7/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dennis McNamara - Pharmacogenomics of Heart Failure Therapy in African Americans Human Genetics Seminar Series
Dennis McNamara - Pharmacogenomics of Heart Failure Therapy in African Americans
Fri 10/7/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Dennis McNamara presents "Pharmacogenomics of Heart Failure Therapy in African Americans"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/30/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine of Veterinary Med Human Genetics Seminar Series
Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine of Veterinary Med
Fri 9/30/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 9/26/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Subhara Raveendran - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Subhara Raveendran - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination
Mon 9/26/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A215


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 9/16/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Huntington Disease Panel discussion Human Genetics Seminar Series
Huntington Disease Panel discussion
Fri 9/16/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/2/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joint presentation with Nathan Clark and Wynn Meyer Human Genetics Seminar Series
Joint presentation with Nathan Clark and Wynn Meyer
Fri 9/2/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Joint presentation with Nathan Clark, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh, and Wynn Meyer, PhD.

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 6/3/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Megan Beck - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Megan Beck - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination
Fri 6/3/2016 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

PhD Candidate, Megan Beck of the Department of Human Genetics

Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 6/1/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Sevinc Akcay - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Sevinc Akcay - PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination
Wed 6/1/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

PhD Candidate, Sevinc Akcay of the Department of Human Genetics

Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 4/29/2016 9:30AM - 11:00AM
The Genetic Counseling Class of 2016 Thesis Presentations Human Genetics Event
The Genetic Counseling Class of 2016 Thesis Presentations
Fri 4/29/2016 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

Please come attend the Class of 2015 Genetic Counseling Student Thesis Presentations!


Human Genetics
Event
Fri 4/15/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
CVs & IBDs (Only for students in the course) Human Genetics Journal Club
CVs & IBDs (Only for students in the course)
Fri 4/15/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


April 15  - CVs & IBDs 

(Only for students in the course)


The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


 



Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 4/15/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Adele Schneider - MAC (Microphthalmia/Anophthalmia/Coloboma): It’s Genetic! Human Genetics Seminar Series
Adele Schneider - MAC (Microphthalmia/Anophthalmia/Coloboma): It’s Genetic!
Fri 4/15/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

 

Adele Schneider, M.D., 
Director, Clinical Genetics, 
Director, Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases
Albert Einstein Medical Center

“MAC (Microphthalmia/Anophthalmia/Coloboma): It’s Genetic!”

 


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/8/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Bijun Li - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
Bijun Li - tba
Fri 4/8/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


April 8  - Bijun Li - tba


The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


 


Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 4/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds CC Li Memorial Lecture-Neil Risch: Genetic Epidemiology Research Based in Electronic Health Records Human Genetics Seminar Series
CC Li Memorial Lecture-Neil Risch: Genetic Epidemiology Research Based in Electronic Health Records
Fri 4/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

13th Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture

 “Genetic Epidemiology Research Based in Electronic Health Records”         

Dr. Neil Risch, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF
Lecture, G23.  Reception to follow, 109 Parran Hall



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Wed 4/6/2016 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Amir BAHREINI: Identifying DNA sequence variants in the estrogen receptor pathway in breast cancer Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Amir BAHREINI: Identifying DNA sequence variants in the estrogen receptor pathway in breast cancer
Wed 4/6/2016 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

AMIR BAHREINI of the Department of Human Genetics defends his dissertation on 

IDENTIFICATION OF DNA SEQUENCE VARIANTS IN THE ESTROGEN RECEPTOR PATHWAY IN BREAST CANCER

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 

  • STEFFI OESTERREICH, chair
  • CANDACE M. KAMMERER
  • ADRIAN V. LEE
  • RYAN L. MINSTER

Graduate faculty of the University and all other interested parties are invited to attend.


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 4/1/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Annie Arockiaraj - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
Annie Arockiaraj - tba
Fri 4/1/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


April 1 - Annie Arockiaraj - tba


The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


 

 


Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 4/1/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Yoel Sadovsky - Micro RNA-based Maternal-Fetal Communication Human Genetics Seminar Series
Yoel Sadovsky - Micro RNA-based Maternal-Fetal Communication
Fri 4/1/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.
Scientific Director, Magee Womens Research Institute
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

 “MicroRNA-based Maternal-Fetal Communication”

 


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Tue 3/29/2016 10:00AM - 11:00AM
N. Mukhopadhyay: Computational Methods for Calculating Meiotic Recombination from Nuclear Pedigrees Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
N. Mukhopadhyay: Computational Methods for Calculating Meiotic Recombination from Nuclear Pedigrees
Tue 3/29/2016 10:00AM - 11:00AM


Nandita Mukhopadhyay of the Department of Human Genetics defends her dissertation on "Computational Methods for Calculating Meiotic Recombination from Nuclear Pedigrees."  Graduate faculty of the University and all other interested parties are invited to attend.

Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 3/25/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Teresa Capasso - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
Teresa Capasso - tba
Fri 3/25/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


March 25 - Teresa Capasso  - tba


The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


 

 


Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 3/25/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kyle Orwig - Stem Cell and Transplantation Approaches to Male Infertility Human Genetics Seminar Series
Kyle Orwig - Stem Cell and Transplantation Approaches to Male Infertility
Fri 3/25/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Kyle Orwig, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh 

“Stem Cell and Transplantation Approaches to Male Infertility” 


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/18/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Kathy Gopalakrishna - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
Kathy Gopalakrishna - tba
Fri 3/18/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


March 18 - Kathy Gopalakrishna - tba

 


 

The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)



 


Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 3/18/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
J. Timothy Greenamyre - Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease... Human Genetics Lecture
J. Timothy Greenamyre - Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease...
Fri 3/18/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Movement Disorders Division, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

“Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease: Pathogenesis, Experimental Therapeutics and Biomarkers”


Human Genetics
Lecture
Mon 3/14/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Briana Heath: MT1 Receptor-mediated Neuroprotection in R6/2 Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
Briana Heath: MT1 Receptor-mediated Neuroprotection in R6/2 Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease
Mon 3/14/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

Briana Heath of the Department of Human Genetics defends her dissertation on "MT1 Receptor-mediated Neuroprotection in R6/2 Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease."  Graduate faculty of the University and all other interested parties are invited to attend.

Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 3/4/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Douglas A. Marchuk - Exploiting Mouse Genome Variation to Identify Genetic Modifiers of Cardiovasc Human Genetics Seminar Series
Douglas A. Marchuk - Exploiting Mouse Genome Variation to Identify Genetic Modifiers of Cardiovasc
Fri 3/4/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

G23 Parran

Douglas A. Marchuk, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center. “Exploiting Mouse Genome Variation to Identify Genetic Modifiers of Cardiovascular Disease”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Wed 3/2/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
HuGen Dissertation Defense Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
HuGen Dissertation Defense
Wed 3/2/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM


109 Parran

Lora McClain will present "HSV-1 INFECTION IN HUMAN IPSC-DERIVED NEURONS:
CELLULAR MODELS FOR QUIESCENCE AND DRUG DISCOVERY."

 


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 2/26/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Teresa Capasso - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Teresa Capasso - tba
Fri 2/26/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


PRESENTER | TITLE or TOPIC | ABSTRACT
March 25
Teresa Capasso
tba




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


March 25
Teresa Capasso
tba




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Tue 2/23/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barbara Koenig “Using ‘Deliberative’ Community Engagement to Guide Newborn Screening Policy” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Barbara Koenig “Using ‘Deliberative’ Community Engagement to Guide Newborn Screening Policy”
Tue 2/23/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Center for Bioethics and Health Law Joint Lecture: Barbara Koenig

A115 Crabtree Hall


Barbara Koenig, PhD, professor of Medical Anthropology and Bioethics, at the University of California San Francisco will speak on  “Using ‘Deliberative’ Community Engagement to Guide Newborn Screening Policy” in the annual joint lecture presented by Pitt Public Health and the Center for Bioethics and Health Law.

More information at >> publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar

 

 

 

 


Barbara Koenig

“Using ‘Deliberative’ Community Engagement to Guide Newborn Screening Policy”

Objectives:

  • Explain how novel sequencing technologies trouble existing compromises in state newborn screening programs. 
  • Describe how approaches based on deliberative democracy theory can help assess the “democratic deficit” in contemporary health policy debates.  
  • Clarify the distinction between diagnostic vs screening applications of whole genome sequencing technologies in newborns. 
  • Consider how best to balance individual informed consent by parents with community governance of
    newborn screening, a critical case study in public health ethics. 

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/19/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Nandini Ramesh - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Nandini Ramesh - tba
Fri 2/19/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


PRESENTER | TITLE or TOPIC | ABSTRACT

Nandini Ramesh
tba



The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 2/19/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ryan L. Minster, Ph.D., - “A Major Locus for Obesity in Samoans” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Ryan L. Minster, Ph.D., - “A Major Locus for Obesity in Samoans”
Fri 2/19/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Ryan L. Minster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh. “A Major Locus for Obesity in Samoans”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/12/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Megan Eshbach - tba Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Megan Eshbach - tba
Fri 2/12/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT
Megan Eshbach - tba




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 2/5/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Emily Russell - Strong et al. Symmetrical dose-dependent DNA-methylation profile Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Emily Russell - Strong et al. Symmetrical dose-dependent DNA-methylation profile
Fri 2/5/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 2/5/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Robert Friedlander - “Role of Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Neurological Diseases” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Robert Friedlander - “Role of Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Neurological Diseases”
Fri 2/5/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Robert Friedlander, M.D., M.A., Chairman, Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurological Surgery, Head of Cerebrovascular Surgery. “Role of Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Neurological Diseases”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/29/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Celeste Shelton - Gharahkhani et al. Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease... Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Celeste Shelton - Gharahkhani et al. Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease...
Fri 1/29/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 1/22/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club:Katya Orlova--Van Driest et al. Association of arrhythmia-related genetic variant Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club:Katya Orlova--Van Driest et al. Association of arrhythmia-related genetic variant
Fri 1/22/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT




The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 1/22/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joint Seminar with the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology Dr. Irene Eckstrand - “Who Human Genetics Seminar Series
Joint Seminar with the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology Dr. Irene Eckstrand - “Who
Fri 1/22/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Joint Seminar with the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology Dr. Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D. Former Scientific Program Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences. “Who Do You Think You Are?” 


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/15/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Barbara Hopkins - Michailidou et al. Genome-wide association analysis of… Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Barbara Hopkins - Michailidou et al. Genome-wide association analysis of…
Fri 1/15/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT

January 15
Barbara Hopkins - Michailidou et al. Genome-wide association analysis of more than 120,000 individuals identifies 15 new susceptibility loci for breast cancer.  Nat Genet. 2015 April ; 47(4): 373–380. doi:10.1038/ng.3242.



The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.






The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 1/15/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dr. Lei Yang - “Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modeling Inherited Heart Disease” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Dr. Lei Yang - “Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modeling Inherited Heart Disease”
Fri 1/15/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Dr. Lei Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh “Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modeling Inherited Heart Disease” 


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/8/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
HuGen Journal Club: Candy Kammerer - Brief Introduction Human Genetics Journal Club
HuGen Journal Club: Candy Kammerer - Brief Introduction
Fri 1/8/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM


A215 Crabtree Hall

Questions/Comments: Please contact Candy Kammerer (cmk3@pitt.edu)


TOPIC/ABSTRACT





The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.







The Human Genetics Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays, from 4-5pm in A215 Crabtree Hall. Journal club starts promptly at 4:00, and discussion is cut off at 5:00 (or moved to a more appropriate after-5:00 venue).  Students who are taking journal club for credit should see Courseweb for a full syllabus and assignments.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS - SPRING 2016

March 4  - No Journal Club - Friday before Spring Break

March 11 -  No Journal Club - Spring Break

April 15  - Only for students in the courseCVs & IBDs


Journal Club "Rules and Regulations"

  • The goal of journal club is to provide an informal venue for scientific interaction in the Department of Human Genetics.  
  • Students are advised to get advice from a faculty member when choosing a paper to present. The ideal journal club article is something that is of both scientific importance and general interest.
  • Let the faculty facilitator (Candy Kammerer) know what your choice is 2 weeks before your presentation so that the link can be posted on the web site.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE a presentation, it is YOUR responsibility to find a substitute.
  • Please let the faculty facilitator know if you need a laptop or other media needs.
  • Presentations should begin with an introduction to the general topic area and what is interesting or important about the work being presented. Try to explain key concepts and definitions. Do not assume everyone in the audience is an expert or that everyone in the audience has read the paper.


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Human Genetics
Journal Club
Fri 1/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Student-Organized Seminar Jehannine Austin - “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Genetics: From Mo Human Genetics Seminar Series
Student-Organized Seminar Jehannine Austin - “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Genetics: From Mo
Fri 1/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Student-Organized Seminar Jehannine Austin Ph.D, M.Sc., NSGC President, Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia. “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Genetics: From Molecular Genetics to the World’s First Specialist Psychiatric Genetic Counseling Clinic” 


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