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The Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food! 

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Pitt Public Health Food for Thought

From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.

Monday 4/3 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 

Presented by Julie Donohue, PhD, associate professor and vice chair for research, and Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 


Last Updated On Friday, March 10, 2017 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Friday, March 10, 2017

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Thu 4/12/2018
Grand Rounds Practice Changing Clinical Trials for Cancer at Pitt: The NSABP Story, Greg Yothers, PhD Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Practice Changing Clinical Trials for Cancer at Pitt: The NSABP Story, Greg Yothers, PhD
Thu 4/12/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. Since then, this NCI-sponsored cooperative has conceived, conducted, analyzed, and reported results on practice-changing national and international randomized controlled trials in breast and colorectal cancer. Dr. Yothers will review landmark accomplishments, update the current status of NSABP, and look to the promise of current and future cancer trials.
Thu 3/22/2018
Grand Rounds Communicating About Public Health: A reporter’s view- Heather Boerner, Independent Journalist/Author Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Communicating About Public Health: A reporter’s view- Heather Boerner, Independent Journalist/Author
Thu 3/22/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

It’s easy for public health to get lost in the scandals and breaking news of every day life. How do you get heard? What grabs the media’s attention? Journalist and author Heather Boerner, whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic and elsewhere, will share how she selects stories, communicates clearly about complicated public health questions, and tries to bring abstract ideas of public health policy to the human level.

The ​Food for Thought Series brings together the entire Pitt Public Health community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for thoughtful discussion of today's issues--over food!

Tue 2/27/2018
Grand Rounds Food Security: It’s not only about the food - Marnie Schilken Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Food Security: It’s not only about the food - Marnie Schilken
Tue 2/27/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Join Marnie Schilken, Chief Impact Officer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as she engages us in thinking through the lives of three different individuals and how food secure or insecure they might be. We will think about the drivers that allow a household or individual to be more or less food secure, and brainstorm what can happen if we tweak each scenario here and there. Will people fare better or worse? Marnie will also describe to us the various programs at the Food Bank and share with us why and how the Food Bank keeps in mind the people and agencies it serves as it strives to “feed people in need and mobilize the community to end hunger.”

Wed 1/24/2018
Grand Rounds Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 3
Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 3, Finding the Achilles Heel, picks up the story at a moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many more to follow. Read more...

Tue 12/5/2017
Grand Rounds Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2
Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant, picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure... Read more...

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