Thanksgiving Recess: No classes Wednesday-Friday of this week. The University is closed on Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Starting Monday, November 20, floors 3, 6, and 7 will all be available for transit between Parran and Crabtree. As before, all rooms on those corridors remain part of the construction zone until December 4, and cannot be occupied. They are only open as walk-through spaces. The stairwell at the north end of Parran remains an emergency exit only.
ImaginePhD: A Career Planning and Exploration Tool
Assess your career-related skills, interests, and values. Explore career paths appropriate to your discipline. Create self-defined goals. Map out next steps. ►Read more
Passport Career Tool
This Pitt tool provides job/internship search strategies, guidance, and resources for 75+ countries (250+ cities). It includes a robust database of job/internship opportunities, an H1B database of U.S. employers, and country-by-country portfolios of key content and resources to help you with your career/job/internship interests around the world as well as across the USA. And Pitt students and alumni have free access! Get started today:
- Visit Passport Career
- Create an account using your Pitt email address & a password of your choice
- Use Site Registration Key: upitt789
Alumni: Contact email@example.com for login information
Coffee Talk With the Deans
Students are invited to meet the school's deans during informal office hours held once each month in the Public Health Commons. Bring your coffee and your concerns, or just stop by to say hi. ►Read more
Information Session - Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Wednesday, December 6, noon-1 p.m, A312 Crabtree
Learn about this exciting local fellowship opportunity and get ready to apply for the April 2018-19 cohort. The program addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Register in advance on Pitt Bridges.
Course Adds/New for Spring 2018 (2184)
EOH 3210 Pathophysiology of Environmental Disease
Instructor: Bruce Pitt, 2-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4140 Parran
PUBHLT 2019 Special Topic Title: Humanities in the Health Science Professions: Literature and Film to Understand Patient-Practitioner Experience
Instructor: Cindy Bryce, 6-8 p.m.,Tuesdays, Location TBD
Description: This course is designed to integrate humanities into the curriculum and training for graduate and professional students of the health sciences. Similar courses are being designed in other schools of the health sciences so that enrollment can be combined to facilitate interprofessional learning and discussion. The course will review selected works of literature and film to address aspects of “being human” in the context of the public health workforce, community residents/constituents, and “people as patients” in the healthcare system. A group of interprofessional health sciences faculty have selected the works and developed an instructor’s guide for each selection. The course requires students to read and/or watch selected works, identify and analyze critical humanistic components of the works, and participate in group discussions and other activities related to the works.
PUBHLT 3000 Introduction to Translational Research in the Health Sciences
Instructor: Samual Poloyac, 5-7 p.m., Thursdays, 524 Salk Hall
Work as part of an interprofessional group to address a major research problem that could impact patient lives over the next ten years. Students are to develop an idea and work as an interprofessional group to make decisions and prepare a research plan. Develop power skillls - key to career success - such as interprofessional communication, teamwork, and innovate/critical thinking.
Mark Your Calendar
What Graduate Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know
Wednesday, November 29, 2-3 p.m.
Best practices for effective grantsmanship, approaches for competitive applications, common mistakes made by junior investigators, and tips to increase chances for success. ►Read more
Care Package Collection for Peace Corps Students
December 1 deadline
The Center for Global Health is collecting cards and small items for the PCMI students in the field. Drop off your cards or small non-perishable items to Meredith Mavero in A310 Crabtree Hall. ►Read more
Jingle and Mingle: The Finals Countdown
Saturday, December 2, 8-11 p.m., O'Hara Dining Room
An ugly sweater contest, holiday mocktails, raffles, cookie decorating, dancing, holiday card creation, games, (life size jenga!), food, and treats from Pitt's Student Health Service and The Year of Healthy U. A substance-free event.
UPDATED! Annual Practicum/Internship and Research Experience Symposium
Friday, December 8, 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., A115 and Public Health Commons
Locate an experience at a new site, apply for a practicum at the county or state department of health, hear from students who have just completed their experiences, talk to local sites looking for students at this year's event. To register, see the full schedule, and browse attending organizations, ►Read more
School-wide Holiday Party - Nutcracker Sweets!
Friday, December 15, 1-3 p.m., Public Health Commons
Let's get this party crackin'!