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OBOC: Colors of Support

COLORS OF SUPPORT! Our One Boo...
OBOC: Colors of Support

COLORS OF SUPPORT! Our One Book, One Community program presents cancer-awareness memorabilia of students, faculty, and staff in a special November display, part of this year’s communal read of Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (11/02/2017)

Burke: We didn’t lose the war on drugs. We surrendered.

POST-GAZETTE - In his October ...
Burke: We didn’t lose the war on drugs. We surrendered.

POST-GAZETTE - In his October 22, 2017 editorial, Dean DONALD BURKE writes, “As an epidemiologist, I’m exasperated. Facing a raging epidemic—of drug addiction and overdose deaths—we dither. Even an ounce of prevention would look good at this point. ... To bend the epidemic curve downward, we will ne... (10/23/2017)

Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh — Pop-up photo exhibit in Harrisburg

ACCEPTANCE JOURNEYS PITTSBURGH...
Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh — Pop-up photo exhibit in Harrisburg

ACCEPTANCE JOURNEYS PITTSBURGH is a Pitt Public Health photo-story project where community members share stories of love and acceptance for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) friends and family. The Pennsylvania Department of Health invited us to host a pop-up exhibit on Wednesday,... (10/18/2017)

Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Co...
Commons Cafe grand opening!

This morning we enjoyed the Commons Cafe Grand Opening, with none more excited than Dean Burke! Have you checked out the offerings? So good to have a welcoming place to connect and collaborate! (09/08/2017)

Bridging the Gaps Pittsburgh celebrates 20 years of promoting health in underserved communities (video)

Celebrating 20 years of servic...
Bridging the Gaps Pittsburgh celebrates 20 years of promoting health in underserved communities (video)

Celebrating 20 years of service, BRIDGING THE GAPS PITTSBURGH has focused on promoting health in underserved communities while training future health and social service professionals. More than 350 community health interns have collaborated with 58 community partners to provide over 10,255 days of s... (08/11/2017)

 

Thu
1/18
Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships
Thu 1/18


Applications for Nationality Room Scholarships are now open. For more information on scholarships and how to apply, please visit the University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms website here. Graduate applications are due by January 18, 2018

Thu
1/18
EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Cody Wolfe EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Cody Wolfe
Thu 1/18 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday January 18, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Cody Wolfe

Paper:  Microglia-derived ASC specks crossseed amyloid-β in Alzheimer’s disease

Authors: Venegas C, Kumar S, Franklin BS, Dierkes T, Brinkschulte R, Tejera D, Vieira-Saecker A, Schwartz S, Santarelli F, Kummer MP, Griep A, Gelpi E, Beilharz M, Riedel D, Golenbock DT, Geyer M, Walter J, Latz E, Heneka MT

Abstract: The spreading of pathology within and between brain areas is a hallmark of neurodegenerative disorders. In patients with Alzheimer’s disease, deposition of amyloid-β is accompanied by activation of the innate immune system and involves inflammasome-dependent formation of ASC specks in microglia. ASC specks released by microglia bind rapidly to amyloid-β and increase the formation of amyloid-β oligomers and aggregates, acting as an inflammation-driven cross-seed for amyloid-β pathology. Here we show that intrahippocampal injection of ASC specks resulted in spreading of amyloid-β pathology in transgenic double-mutant APPSwePSEN1dE9 mice. By contrast, homogenates from brains of APPSwePSEN1dE9 mice failed to induce seeding and spreading of amyloid-β pathology in ASC-deficient APPSwePSEN1dE9 mice. Moreover, co-application of an anti-ASC antibody blocked the increase in amyloid-β pathology in APPSwePSEN1dE9 mice. These findings support the concept that inflammasome activation is connected to seeding and spreading of amyloid-β pathology in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Thu
1/18
Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Thu 1/18 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Pitt Public Health and the Student Government Association will host the annual International Dinner on February 9 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale in the Office of Student Affairs in A519 Crabtree, plus they are available in the Public Health Commons. Specific times are listed on calendar. Tickets are just $8 (kids 5 and under are free). Stop by to purchase your tickets, so you don't miss all the fun!

Thu
1/18
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM
Thu 1/18 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Thu
1/18
Center for Global Health Lecture
Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014" Center for Global Health Lecture
Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014"
Thu 1/18 2:00PM - 3:30PM


Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter: Maarja Luhiste, Newcastle University
Location: 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by: European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:Free and open to the public
Contact Email: europeanstudies@pitt.edu
Funded by the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.
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