The Office of Student Affairs invites students, faculty, and staff to their annual Welcome Back event. Stop by the Public Health Commons August 26 or 27, 11am -1pm to learn about oppotunities available across the school, take a free health assessment, and more! Come dressed for a free professional headshot to use on your LinkedIn profile, e-Portfolio, or Webpage on Tuesday, August 27 from 11:30am-1pm.
Get to know our incoming class at our upcoming two socials! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Taste of Pittsburgh Social on Wednesday, August 21, 5:30pm and the Italian Ice Social on Thursday, August 22, 4pm. Both socials will be located in the 1st floor Commons.
Pitt students are required to be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox. Recent outbreaks of highly contagious and preventable diseases at other universities have highlighted the importance of this policy for protecting the Pitt community. Vaccination clinics will be held on August 20 and September 13. For questions regarding the immunization policy, contact the Student Health Service at 412-383-1800.
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Just ask the UTimes. We’ll try to an UTimes@pitt.edu swer those questions you keep meaning to ask about campus curiosities and historical happenings at Pitt. Send your queries to UTimes@pitt.edu.
Eating vegan can sometimes be a challenge, particularly when you’re eating away from home.
The Pitt Veg Collective, organized by Pitt Dining by Sodexo, has created a vegan master list to spotlight vegan options at all the dining facilities on campus. While the list is geared toward students, it also highlights vegan options in facilities open to faculty and staff, such as the Cathedral Café and Schenley Café and the Pete Food Court.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are looking for Pitt instructors to pilot Ally in Blackboard this fall.
Ally provides guidance on how to correct accessibility issues with digital course content — making learning materials work better with assistive technologies for students with disabilities as well as on mobile phones and tablets. Ally, which is embedded directly into Blackboard, id...
The University of Pittsburgh seeks an inspiring leader to serve as the next senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a leader who will contribute to the long and successful trajectory of the health sciences and of the UPMC clinical enterprise, championing University values and accelerating performance... (read more)
The cafe in the Public Health Commons is set to reopen with the start of the fall term classes on Monday, 8/26. Hours are expected to match last years, tentatively 7-5 Monday through Thursday and 7-3 on Fridays. The student computer lounge, meditation room, lactation room, and other facilities are also available on their regular hours.
Beth Macy, author of Dopesick , will discuss the book that takes us to the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. The NYT called it, "A harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency." Part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Get an introduction to harm reduction principles with Harm Reduction Approaches in Health and Public Health settings in the second half of this fall term. Build on lessons learned from the community and provider settings that have demonstrated success in engaging and caring for marginalized populations and extend the conversation to aspects of care that promote health among all populations.
If you have a passion for public health and would like to help others discover Pitt Public Health, we have a great opportunity for you.
The Brown Medical and Educational (MAE) Foundation is offering a non-renewable $1000 scholarship to underserved students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will be available next year starting February 1, 2020.
As part of the next Community Health Assessment, the Allegheny County Health Department and its advisory coalition ask residents to take a survey to help identify priority health issues impacting our communities. This survey has a focus on health equity and will be used to design a new Community Health Improvement Plan, which will outline goals and strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of all Allegheny County residents.