Festschrift Symposium honoring Donald S. Burke

Festschrift Symposium honoring Donald S. Burke

Please mark your calendars for a Festschrift Symposium honoring Donald S. Burke on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh. Burke served as dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and associate vice chancellor for global health at the University of Pittsburgh from 2006 to 2019, making him the longest-serving dean in school history. 

Invited speakers representing Dr. Burke’s major areas of scientific contribution include Jeanine Buchanich of Pitt, Derek Cummings of University of Florida Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Nelson Michael of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Nathan Wolfe of Global Viral.

The half-day program will conclude with a luncheon at the University Club during which the 2019 Porter Prize will be awarded to Dr. Burke in recognition of his exemplary performance in health promotion and disease prevention over the course of his career (luncheon pre-registration required).

Luncheon registration

Event Questions?

Contact Jill Reumpler at ruempler@pitt.edu or call 412-383-8849.

Grand Rounds Event

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Webcast video

Video of the symposium will be made available after the event via the following link: View video.


8:30 a.m.       Arrival & Continental Breakfast
Pitt Public Health, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh PA
9 a.m.            Welcome
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
9:15-10:15     Speakers 1 & 2
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
10:30-11:45   Speakers 3 & 4
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
12-1:30 p.m.  Porter Prize Luncheon & Award Presentation
University Club, Ballroom A  (pre-registration required)

Some definitions

Fest·schrift  /ˈfes(t)ˌSHrift/ 
- a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar. noun.

Sym·po·si·um  /simˈpōzēəm/  
- a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject. noun.
- a drinking party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet (and notable as the title of a work by Plato). noun.