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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.

Announcements from the Office of Student Affairs

Dean's Day 2018

This year marks the 20th year of the annual student research competition. Poster sessions will be held on April 5, 6, and 9. Plan to submit a poster, attend a session, and learn about the exceptional research being conducted by our students.  

Health Sciences Library System, Schedule of Classes

Faculty librarians provide a wide variety of informational and instructional services to meet the needs of the University’s health sciences community through regularly scheduled "Flash Classes" on timely topics such as Locating and Citing Research Data, Advanced EndNote, and Intro to Mapping for example.  

William Green Award, Spring 2018-19

The William Green Award for support of special student projects will be given for the first time in the spring term 2018-19 Up to two awards of $500 each will be available.  

  • Council Meeting | Public Health Graduate Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
    Council Meeting
    Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
    Public Health A521

    The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.
  • Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) | April Graduation Deadline April Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
    Fri 2/23/2018


    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

  • Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) | April Graduation Deadline April Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
    Mon 3/19/2018


    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 19. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

Career Services

Resources for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to take advantage of professional development and career seminars, workshops, and events hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development within the Office of Academic Career Development. 

Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast

March 1 registration deadline; Practice your networking skills and learn how public health alumni have applied their education and experience across a range of employment sectors. Register on Pitt Bridges.  

School and University Updates

Submit an abstract for the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting

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Interested in presenting at APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo November 10-14 in San Diego? Abstract deadlines are approaching quickly and range from Feb. 19-23. Abstracts related to all areas of public health are welcome, especially those relating to this year's theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now."  

Deadlines (in the next two weeks)

Friday 2/23 - April Graduation Deadline

Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)

The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

Faculty Updates

Intel Science Fair seeks over 1,000 judges, interpreters, and general volunteers for May

The Society for Science and the Public is seeking interpreters, general volunteers and judges for the Intel Science Fair to be held in Pittsburgh May 13-18, 2018. Find out more...  

Update your directory listing after you move

Please update your location information in the school's Web directory by clicking on the "Update Your Profile" link at the bottom of any page on the school's site.  

Interested in upcoming events? Check out the events calendar...

Teaching Tip: Universal Design for Learning

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was developed by David Rose to help teachers make their course materials accessible to students with disabilities. According to the University Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL), only 2% of the student body have registered for disabilities, while around 11% of the student population have claimed to have a disability when surveyed.  The UDL has resources to help teachers design accessible course ma... 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health.  And keep an eye out for "Things to Know" a twice-monthly e-newsletter from the Office of Student affairs for students, faculty, and the entire Pitt Public Health Community.


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Upcoming Deadlines

Coming Up in the Next Two Months:

    Friday 2/23 April Graduation Deadline

    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

    Monday 3/19 April Graduation Deadline

    Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 19. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

    Friday 3/23 Community Application Deadline

    HSRProj Research Competition

    HSRProj Research Competition for invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

    Monday 4/2 April Graduation Deadline

    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)

    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until April 2. 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 te...

    Thursday 4/5 April Graduation Deadline

    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due

    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 2018 graduation. Term 2184.

    Wednesday 4/18 June Graduation Deadline

    Graduation Application Due (no fee)

    Apply for June 2018 graduation (term 2187) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is June 1. Fees apply in a tiered structure between April 19 and June 1. 

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One Book, One Community: an interdisciplinary cancer collaboration 

One Book, One Community: an interdisciplinary cancer collaboration

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Faculty, students, and staff are paying particularly close attention to cancer and working to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations to fight the disease. Each of Pitt Public Health's seven departments employs its own critical lens for exploring how to prevent disease and pr... (02/12/2018)
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Pittsburgh finds in-person license renewal, not physician reporting, associated with fewer crash hospitalizations among drivers with dementia 

Pittsburgh finds in-person license renewal, not physician reporting, associated with fewer crash hospitalizations among drivers with dementia

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Health data scientist Yll Agimi, and BCHS’s Steven Albert interprets interesting link, or lack thereof, between mandated licensing procedures and motor vehicle accidents by those afflicted with dementia. “Laws requiring physicians to report dementia patients to licensing aut... (02/12/2018)
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