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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.


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School and University Updates

Electronic Surplus Pick Up

An electronic surplus pick-up will be held on January 30, 2019 in the a.m.  Items can be placed near rooms 4127 OR A432 starting on JANUARY 25 TH .  These areas will be clearly marked.  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. Please have all it... 

Electronic Surplus Pick Up

An pick up of electronic surplus will be held on the morning of January 30, 2019. Drop off sites are near A432 Crabtree and 4127 Public Health Hall.  These areas will be clearly marked.  Items can be placed in these areas starting on January 25th.  Small electronic lab equipment can also be placed in these areas provided that they have been decontaminated and have the decontamination form attached.  Please have all items flush against the walls ... 

RSVP for the BCHS Winter Mixer

BCHS students, faculty, and alumni are invited to this annual winter event. Bring your favorite dish to share at this family-friendly potluck. The theme is "Got Music?" and you are encouraged to sport the names/images of your favorite performer(s), whatever the genre. RSVP is required so register today! Contact with questions.   

Call for nominations: Pitt Public Health Alumni Awards

Each year, we recognize exemplary alumni for significant contributions to the field, the school, and the community in a variety of categories. These awards are the highest honor we bestow on our alumni. Consider nominating in the following categories: practice, research, teaching and dissemination, service, or early career excellence. Learn more at   

Call for abstracts: Submit your work for Prevention 2019 in Pgh

Submit your work to the American College of Preventive Medicine for an oral or poster presentation in one or more of these conference tracks: improvement and innovation; policy, evidence, and practice; engagement and change; models and health systems; lifestyle medicine and precision public health; the future of preventative medicine. This year's meeting to be held in Pittsburgh May 20-23.   

Sign up to participate in the Preventive Medicine DesignHack

Culminating with third-round final pitches on May 23, the American College of Preventive Medicine is hosting its first hackathon for innovative ideas for improving preventive medicine, public health, and health care systems. The multi-round competition features monetary prizes to kickstart actionable interventions and business ventures. Form your own team, or get added to one, and enter the contest by submitting a 3-minute narrated PowerPoint by... 

Applications open for Dickey McCamey & Chilcote Endowed Chair in Bioethics

The University is currently looking to fill a vacancy in the Dickey McCamey & Chilcote Endowed Chair in Bioethics, in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law. Interested applicants should submit their CV and relevant information to Dr. Douglas White, Chair of the Selection Committee, ( Applications are due by January 15, 2019. 

Grants, Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Partnerships of Distinction Award from SVC for Engagement

Recognizing outstanding partnerships that are exemplars of community engagement at Pitt. Up to five awardees may be chosen with each award consisting of a $2,000 grant to support partnership activities. Apply by February 4. This year's award will be conferred during the University's Community-Engagement Scholarship Forum on March 29.   

Chuck Cooper Foundation Scholarship -- Deadline 1/30/2019

The Chuck Cooper Foundation supports the community’s future leaders through annual graduate school scholarships to underserved students. Submission deadline is 1/30/2019.  

Career Services

Spring 2019 Workshop Schedule

Log in to Pitt Bridges to view and RSVP for upcoming workshops and events from Pitt Public Health Career Services. Our spring schedule kicks off with an information session about the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, a one-year direct service, interdisciplinary fellowship that addresses the needs of citizens in southwest PA. Thurs, Jan 10, 11am-12pm, 1154 Public Health.  

Informational Webinar: Applying for ASPPH Fellowships and Internships

Students planning to apply for the ASPPH CDC Fellowship, NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program, Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program, or the Public Health Internship are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn more about the application process and hear from former ASPPH fellows and interns. Wed, Jan 9, 2-3pm.  

Resources for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to take advantage of seminars, workshops, and events hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Become acquainted with DPCD by attending an upcoming Introduction to Professional Development Seminar, customized for 1st & 2nd year doctoral students (2/15 or 2/21) and advanced doctoral students (2/27).  

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