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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Sun 10/15/2017 to Sat 10/21/2017
Celebrate International Education Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Celebrate International Education Week
Sun 10/15/2017 to Sat 10/21/2017


Join the University Center for of International Studies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, plus students at universities and colleges across the U.S. to celebrate and experience the benefits of international education. This year's theme is Displacement. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sun 10/22/2017 to Wed 10/25/2017
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting
Sun 10/22/2017 to Wed 10/25/2017
Pittsburgh, PA

Taking place at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, the Society for Medical Decision Making's 2017 Annual Meeting will explore themes to ensure the credibility and usability of our Society’s efforts and to promote our vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data. With scientific advancement is increasingly dependent on complex data systems (the present-day giant), robust procedures are necessary to ensure that insights from data are not obscured from future scientists and real-time users but are used to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation.

HPM
Conference
Mon 10/23/2017
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) December Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
Mon 10/23/2017


The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until October 23. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Mon 10/23/2017 to Thu 10/26/2017
Sit In on Courses During Pitt's Grad School Week University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Sit In on Courses During Pitt's Grad School Week
Mon 10/23/2017 to Thu 10/26/2017


Sit in on Pitt Public Health courses like Public Health Biology, Intro to Community Health, Principles of Epidemiology, Capstone: Problem Solving in Public Health, and more! 

University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 10/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD
Mon 10/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Ivona Pandrea, MD, PhD
Professor
Center for Vaccine Research
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh


"Causes and Consequences of SIV-Related

Immune Activation/Inflammation"



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Tools for Creating Personalized Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Tools for Creating Personalized Learning (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hillman Library

This workshop will be held in the Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, on the ground floor.

This workshop will demonstrate several tools for creating simulations, personalized learning and mastery learning modules using Blackboard, Qualtrics and VPSim. Using these tools, you can create innovative online and blended learning experiences for your students that allow them to work at their own pace to master content, use formative assessments to personalize their learning path, and participate in rich simulations that encourage active learning and decision-making. To get the most out of this session, attendees should have a basic working knowledge of Blackboard and Qualtrics. (For an introduction to Qualtrics, please register for our Qualtrics Survey System workshop on August 7September 5 or October 3.) 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of personalized learning and simulations in the classroom
  • Use advanced adaptive release and achievements in Blackboard
  • Use the Survey Flow and Embedded Data to create branching in Qualtrics
  • Request a VPSim account and build a basic simulation

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition BCHS Seminar Series
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


BCHS
Seminar Series
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display Pitt Public Health Event
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We're requesting loans and/or donations of items from cancer awareness events - walk or race t-shirts, scarves, or other memorabilia - to incorporate into a special display at Pitt Public Health during the month of November as part of this year's One Book, One Community selection, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Every member of the Pitt Public Health community who donates or loans an item for the display will receive a copy of the book!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 10/24/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair
Tue 10/24/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Boston University, on Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm

Register at www.facebook.com/events/1865905753682266


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 10/25/2017
Department of Health Services Case Competition Registration Career Services Deadline
Department of Health Services Case Competition Registration
Wed 10/25/2017


Are you a graduate student in the fields of public policy, social work, business or law?  Are you interested in a career in the public sector? Consider registering for the DHS Case Competition. As a participant, you will be assigned to an interdisciplinary team; work with team members to solve a real-world problem related to human services delivery; receive the case, analyze it and present your plan to a panel of distinguished judges after less than 72 hours; be eligible to win a team prize (courtesy of the Human Services Integration Fund) of up to $3,000 after final presentations. Resumes should be emailed to Natalia Mejia at natalia.majia@alleghenycounty.us. 


Career Services
Deadline
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jenna Malinauskas IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jenna Malinauskas
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Zi-Ning Zhang, Jun-Jie Xu, Ya-Jing Fu, et al.  Transcriptomic Analysis of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Rapid Progressors in Early HIV Infection Identifies a Signature Closely Correlated with Disease Progression.  Clin. Chem.  59:1175-1186, 2013.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Parental Human-Capital, Low Skilled Jobs, Racial Disparities in Child Poverty in Immigrant Families University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Parental Human-Capital, Low Skilled Jobs, Racial Disparities in Child Poverty in Immigrant Families
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Kevin Thomas, PhD, Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Pennsylvania State University. 

Part of the School of Social Work's Center for Race and Social Problems' lecture series, an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. 


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Vladimir Rafalsky, Alexander Averyanov, Boris Bart, et al.  Efficacy and safety of Ergoferon versus oseltamivir in adult outpatients with seasonal influenza virus infection: a multicenter, open-label, randomized trial.  Interntl. J. Infect. Dis.  51:47-55, 2016.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display Pitt Public Health Event
Donate to OBOC Colors of Support Display
Wed 10/25/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We're requesting loans and/or donations of items from cancer awareness events - walk or race t-shirts, scarves, or other memorabilia - to incorporate into a special display at Pitt Public Health during the month of November as part of this year's One Book, One Community selection, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Every member of the Pitt Public Health community who donates or loans an item for the display will receive a copy of the book!


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 10/25/2017 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Graduation Information Session December Graduation Meeting
Graduation Information Session
Wed 10/25/2017 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A216

Join Rick Hoover, special projects librarian; Joanne Pegher, graduation coordinator; and Mary Derkach, assistant dean for Student Affairs to discuss general graduation requirements, preparing and submitting an essay or ETD, plus any questions from students.

December Graduation
Meeting
Wed 10/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 10/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Jason E. Farley, Laura E. Starbird, Jill Anderson et al.  Methodologic considerations of household-level methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonization among persons living with HIV.  Amer. J. Inf. Control.  45:1074-1080, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/25/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Best Practices in Online Teaching (pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/25/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

Best Practices in Online Teaching – Faculty who teach online or hybrid classes want to know how to design and teach courses that are pedagogically effective. This workshop will summarize and synthesize research about the most effective practices in teaching learner-centered courses and point to CourseWeb tools that can help you implement engaging teaching strategies. Topics covered will include strategies and tools for planning sequenced assignments and activities, managing the course, and evaluation. The workshop will be of interest to faculty who teach online or who are interested in incorporating online components into their traditional courses. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences to share.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Organize materials for your course in CourseWeb
• Use CourseWeb to communicate with your students
• Design collaborative learning activities by selecting tools such as Groups, Discussion Board, Wiki, Blog or Journal
• Provide feedback to students with tools such as the rubric or quizzes

Professional Development
Event
Wed 10/25/2017 5:00PM - 5:05PM
Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program -Letters of Intent University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program -Letters of Intent
Wed 10/25/2017 5:00PM - 5:05PM


The Coulter Program provides translational research funding and support to collaborative teams of engineers, scientists, researchers, and clinical practitioners.  The program offers between $50,000 and $100,000 investments for later-stage device, diagnostic, healthcare IT/software, and drug delivery projects that are close to commercialization.  Awards are to be used to validate potential product concepts and proposed commercial pathways, thereby increasing the likelihood of licensing the technology or forming a new company.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Wed 10/25/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Public Health Graduate School Fair
Wed 10/25/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Columbia University, on Wednesday October 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Register at www.facebook.com/events/277838679333915


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
DEA Drug Take Back Day University of Pittsburgh Event
DEA Drug Take Back Day
Thu 10/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/26/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Meghan Matlack EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Meghan Matlack
Thu 10/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday October 26, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Meghan Matlack

Paper:  Reduced biological effect of e-cigarette aerosol compared to cigarette smoke evaluated in vitro using normalized nicotine dose and RNA-seq-based toxicogenomics

Authors: Linsey E. Haswell, Andrew Baxter, Anisha Banerjee, Ivan Verrastro, Jessica Mushonganono, Jason Adamson, David Thorne, Marianna Gaça & Emmanuel Minet

Abstract: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) use has increased globally and could potentially offer a lower risk alternative to cigarette smoking. Here, we assessed the transcriptional response of a primary 3D airway model acutely exposed to e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette (3R4F) smoke. Aerosols were generated with standard intense smoking regimens with careful consideration for dose by normalizing the exposures to nicotine. Two e-cigarette aerosol dilutions were tested for equivalent and higher nicotine delivery compared to 3R4F. RNA was extracted at 24 hrs and 48 hrs post exposure for RNA-seq. 873 and 205 RNAs were differentially expressed for 3R4F smoke at 24 hrs and 48 hrs using a pFDR < 0.01 and a [fold change] > 2 threshold. 113 RNAs were differentially expressed at the highest dose of e-cigarette aerosol using a looser threshold of pFDR < 0.05, 3 RNAs exceeded a fold change of 2. Geneset enrichment analysis revealed a clear response from lung cancer, inflammation, and fibrosis associated genes after 3R4F smoke exposure. Metabolic/biosynthetic processes, extracellular membrane, apoptosis, and hypoxia were identified for e-cigarette exposures, albeit with a lower confidence score. Based on equivalent or higher nicotine delivery, an acute exposure to e-cigarette aerosol had a reduced impact on gene expression compared to 3R4F smoke exposure in vitro.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/26/2017 11:45AM - 11:50AM
Epidemiology Seminar - Julie Downs, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Julie Downs, PhD
Thu 10/26/2017 11:45AM - 11:50AM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Transitioning regulatory immune cell thereapy to the clinic in organ transplantation EOH Seminar Series
Transitioning regulatory immune cell thereapy to the clinic in organ transplantation
Thu 10/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 10/26/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Looking for a way to move beyond traditional slides or add new life to old presentations? Prezi is an easy-to-use presentation tool (as easy to use as PowerPoint) that provides a fresh, new, interactive way to present information to your students. Driven by Flash animation, Prezi allows you to organize course content in logical ways, while at the same time establishing multiple 
connections between multiple fields of knowledge. You can use Prezi to give a presentation in a predetermined “Path,” or explore instead, in response to student interactions. You can even have your students navigate, contribute to, or create a Prezi on their own. Prezi also easily integrates media. (To see sample Prezis, see: http://prezi.com/explore/.) This interactive workshop will familiarize you with the pedagogical and technical aspects of working with Prezi.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint.
• Use best practices in teaching with Prezi.
• Create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi.
• Avoid common pitfalls in the creation of Prezis

Professional Development
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance Career Services Seminar Series
Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will focus on appropriately organizing and budgeting time at any stage of training to maximize productivity. This is NOT just a time management workshop. The goal of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how to successfully juggle tasks--in both work and life--to be as effective as possible in the workplace. The workshop will be highly interactive and will encourage you to get started on the “re-sequencing” of work and life events for increased success.

Career Services
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Special Seminar - P Jeemon, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Event
Special Seminar - P Jeemon, MPH, PhD
Thu 10/26/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Dr. Jeemon’s current research projects include:
2015-2020: Principal Investigator: A family based RCT on lifestyle interventions. Funded by the Wellcome Trust - Division of Biotechnology.
2015-2020: Co-principal Investigator: A worksite-based lifestyle program for reducing diabetes and cardiovascular disease in India. Funded by US National Institutes of Health.
2016-2018:  Co-investigator: Population Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in Urban and Rural Delhi and its Association with Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors. Funded by Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
2016-2018: Principal Investigator: The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Programme. Funded by World Diabetes Federation.
2012-2018: Role-Co-investigator: DISHA Study-Diet and lifestyle interventions for hypertension risk reduction through anganwadi workers and accredited social health activists. Funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research.
2014-2017: Co-investigator (India): Enhanced integration of primary and secondary health systems and patient empowerment through improved continuity of patient care and clinical handover. Funded by Medical Research Council UK.
2014-2017: Principal Investigator: Factors influencing recruitment in public health studies in India. Funded by the Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy.


Epidemiology
Event
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present, "Inferential Procedures for the Use of Biomarkers in Treatment Selection".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Pitt Graduate School Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Pitt Graduate School Fair
Thu 10/26/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
William Pitt Union

Get answers to questions about admissions, tuition, fees, finance and career opportunities! All Pitt students in attendance are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. Light refreshments will be provided. 

University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/26/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Public Health Graduate School Fair (Drexel University, Philadelphia PA) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Public Health Graduate School Fair (Drexel University, Philadelphia PA)
Thu 10/26/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Meet reps from Pitt Public Health School and other CEPH-accredited schools, and ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process all at the same location! This event will be held at Drexel University. 

Register at www.facebook.com/events/599776583561819

 


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/26/2017 6:45PM - 8:15PM
Democracy and the Judicial Branch: Meet the Candidates Panel University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Democracy and the Judicial Branch: Meet the Candidates Panel
Thu 10/26/2017 6:45PM - 8:15PM
Cathedral of Learning

Join the School of Social Work for a panel discussion moderated by Jeffrey Shook, JD. The panel will focus on how the judicial branch directly impacts many aspects of social work, including health care, mental health, veterans, and housing. Free and open to the public.

University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 10/26/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Student Government Association Spooky Social Student Organization Social
Student Government Association Spooky Social
Thu 10/26/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Get your best costume and get ready for SGA's Spooky Social at the Thirsty Scholar. It's free to enter for Pitt Public Health Students. $5 entry fee for guest of students (Must be 21, pay at the door). Free food and drinks. There will be a costume contest with a prize for first place so don't forget to dress up! All proceeds will be donated to Ma;gee Women Hospital. Support a great cause while having a spooky good time!

Student Organization
Social
Fri 10/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Robin Grubs, PhD, LCGC - Huntington’s disease panel discussion Human Genetics Seminar Series
Robin Grubs, PhD, LCGC - Huntington’s disease panel discussion
Fri 10/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 10/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Professional Development
Event
Fri 10/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Humanitarian Exploits: Ordinary Displacement and the Political Economy of the Global Refugee Regime Center for Global Health Lecture
Humanitarian Exploits: Ordinary Displacement and the Political Economy of the Global Refugee Regime
Fri 10/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM


Dr. Georgina Ramsay will present this lecture in 3106 Posvar Hall.

Can the displacement of refugees continue to be understood as exceptional? The recent global increase in refugees has prompted calls to develop new solutions to displacement that focus on integrating refugees into the local economies of nations that receive them. Transforming refugees from economic burdens to economic benefits does not, however, resolve displacement: doing so only shifts the project of refugee protection from a supposedly humanitarian imperative to an economic incentive. Examining how political economy intersects with moral economy in the global refugee regime by drawing on fieldwork conducted with refugees in Uganda and Australia, Dr. Ramsay will describe efforts to incorporate refugees into local economies not only fail to resolve their displacement but serve to exacerbate it, with such “humanitarian exploits” transforming refugees from recipients of humanitarian aid to highly exploitable workers who are, in their words, unable to “make a life.” Not only is the displacement of refugees not exceptional: it is emblematic of an increasingly globalized experience of ordinary displacement through which citizenship and civic rights are stratified by reducing the value of human life to the potential to extract economic productivity.


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Fri 10/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Here to Help: Sexual Violence Resource Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Here to Help: Sexual Violence Resource Fair
Fri 10/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

Get to know the resources available to those affected by sexual misconduct. Gain insight into the support resources and reporting options available both on and off campus. SHARE, Title IX, SECCS, Pitt PD, and PAAR will all be tabling. Stop by Litchfield Towers Lobby to participate in the whiteboard campaign and learn more about these wonderful resources!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/30/2017
Registration for Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Spring Term Begins
Mon 10/30/2017


Enrollment appointments for Spring 2018 term (2184) and all sessions begins on October 30 at midnight. Check your enrollment appointment times on my.pitt. Open enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. Enrollment appointments for veteran students begin on Friday, October 27. Add or drop classes until January 19, 2018.

publichealth.pitt.edu/courses


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 10/30/2017
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Community Deadline
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
Mon 10/30/2017


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarships in the humanities and social sciences are the only one of its scope and stature in Canada. Each year, the Foundation awards up to fifteen scholarships to Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars are outstanding students who are interested in growing in a multidisciplinary learning environment and in addressing important questions for Canada and the world.


Community
Deadline
Mon 10/30/2017
Certified Lactation Counselor Training Scholarship Community Deadline
Certified Lactation Counselor Training Scholarship
Mon 10/30/2017


The Maternal and Child Health Program at the Allegheny County Health Department has available three host scholarships for CLC training in Pittsburgh in March. The training is offered through Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding. This training prepares attendees for the Certified Lactation Counselor exam provided through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. 



Community
Deadline
Mon 10/30/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Tamala Gondwe - C Section Delivery in India: An Analysis of Maternal Factors and Infant Outcomes Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Tamala Gondwe - C Section Delivery in India: An Analysis of Maternal Factors and Infant Outcomes
Mon 10/30/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

Committee chair -  Dr. Catherine L. Haggerty

Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Mon 10/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joanna Shaw / Sajen Solberg IDM Seminar Series
Joanna Shaw / Sajen Solberg
Mon 10/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/30/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/30/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 10/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 10/31/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
International Dinner Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
International Dinner Meeting
Tue 10/31/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A521

Students, faculty, and staff of Pitt Public Health are invited to a gathering to brainstorm and share ideas about our International Dinner. If you are unable to make it to the meeting, share your ideas by emailing the Office of Student Affairs at satemp3@pitt.edu.


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 10/31/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Preventing & Monitoring Cheating and Plagiarism (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Preventing & Monitoring Cheating and Plagiarism (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/31/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Hillman Library

One national study conducted by the Academic Integrity Center at Duke University suggests that 3 in 4 college students cheat. And cheating is more likely when a teaching assistant gives the exam. Why? Because they thought they could get away with it. Be prepared! By the end of this workshop participants will be better able to identify and prevent cheating in general, and to manage violations of the University of Pittsburgh’s academic integrity policy.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Define academic integrity, cheating and plagiarism
• Discuss ways to prevent plagiarism and cheating
• Describe how to deal with cheating and plagiarism at the University of Pittsburgh

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Linking Black Lives & Black Minds (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Linking Black Lives & Black Minds (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Linking Black Lives and Black Minds
Facilitator: Dean Larry E. Davis, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center |  2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/31/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Peace Corps Story Slam Center for Global Health Event
Peace Corps Story Slam
Tue 10/31/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Join us for the RPCV Story Slam in 4131 Posvar Hall! Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

For questions about this event, contact Kaitlin Powers at pcorps@pitt.edu.


Center for Global Health
Event
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Christina Martins IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Christina Martins
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Satyanarayana Swamy Cheekatla, Deepak Tripathi, Sambasivan Venkatasubramanian, et al.  IL-21 Receptor Signaling Is Essential for Optimal CD4+ T Cell Function and Control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Mice.  J. Immunol.  199:2815-2822, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 11/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Matthew Biggerstaff, Michael Jhung, Laurie Kamimoto, et al.  Self-Reported Influenza-Like Illness and Receipt of Influenza Antiviral Drugs During the 2009 Pandemic, United States, 2009–2010.  Amer. J. Pub. Hlth.  102:e21, 2012.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Jietao Zheng, Weixiao Han, Baofa Jiang, Wei Ma* and Ying Zhang.    Infectious Diseases and Tropical Cyclones in Southeast China.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14:494, 2017.


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Graduate and Professional School Fair (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Graduate and Professional School Fair (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA)
Wed 11/1/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM


Meet Pitt Public Health representatives at this free graduate school fair on 

Wednesday November 1 from 1-4 PM  
Howard Gittis Student Center
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer Student Organization Social
Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

All underrepresented minority students are invite to come mix and mingle with other minority students, staff and faculty in the health sciences. Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. RSVP by October 20 at diversity@hs.pitt.edu. 


Student Organization
Social
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Under Represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer Center for Health Equity Social
Under Represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 11/1/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center


Center for Health Equity
Social
Thu 11/2/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Graduate School Fair (Howard University, Washington DC ) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Graduate School Fair (Howard University, Washington DC )
Thu 11/2/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Meet Pitt Public Health representatives at this free graduate school fair on Thursday, November 2 from 9 a.m.-noon at Howard University, in Washington DC at the Blackburn University Center. 

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 11/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shawn Ting EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shawn Ting
Thu 11/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday November 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Shawn/Hsiu-Chi Ting

Paper:  PEBP1 Wardens Ferroptosis by Enabling Lipoxygenase Generation of Lipid Death Signals

Authors: Sally E. Wenzel, Yulia Y. Tyurina, Jinming Zhao, ..., Ivet Bahar, Hulya Bayır, Valerian E. Kagan

Abstract: Ferroptosis is a form of programmed cell death that
is pathogenic to several acute and chronic diseases
and executed via oxygenation of polyunsaturated
phosphatidylethanolamines (PE) by 15-lipoxygenases
(15-LO) that normally use free polyunsaturated
fatty acids as substrates. Mechanisms
of the altered 15-LO substrate specificity are enigmatic.
We sought a common ferroptosis regulator
for 15LO. We discovered that PEBP1, a scaffold
protein inhibitor of protein kinase cascades,
complexes with two 15LO isoforms, 15LO1 and
15LO2, and changes their substrate competence
to generate hydroperoxy-PE. Inadequate reduction
of hydroperoxy-PE due to insufficiency or dysfunction
of a selenoperoxidase, GPX4, leads to
ferroptosis. We demonstrated the importance of
PEBP1-dependent regulatory mechanisms of ferroptotic
death in airway epithelial cells in asthma,
kidney epithelial cells in renal failure, and cortical
and hippocampal neurons in brain trauma. As master
regulators of ferroptotic cell death with profound
implications for human disease, PEBP1/15LO complexes
represent a new target for drug discovery.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH
Thu 11/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

A teaching philosophy statement is a concise, compelling illustration of you as an instructor, a useful exercise in reflexive examination of your teaching, and a necessary component of many academic job applications. This workshop will give those just beginning to write a teaching philosophy statement a place to start and tools with which to move forward. Students who have developed teaching philosophy statements in the past will take a fresh look at those and implement effective revisions. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
• Articulate teaching objectives
• Describe personal teaching methods 
• Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness 
• Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impact

Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/2/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/2/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

The University of Pittsburgh makes two methods of plagiarism detection available to Pitt faculty: Turnitin and SafeAssign. Both of these services are integrated with Blackboard, while Turnitin also offers a stand-alone web interface as well. This workshop will cover the pros and cons of both services, how to set up assignments so your students can submit their work, how to view the reporting on student work, and how to leave feedback and comments for students to view.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • Interpret Turnitin’s and SafeAssign's originality reports;
  • Use Turnitin and Blackboard to make written and verbal annotations to student work;
  • Create and manage a Turnitin Direct Assignment in Blackboard
  • Create and manage a SafeAssign Assignment in Blackboard

Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, will present, "Continuous Monitoring of Patient Accrual in Multi-center Clinical Trials".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/3/2017
Call for Pilot Project Grants - Center for AIDS Research University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Pilot Project Grants - Center for AIDS Research
Fri 11/3/2017


A unique pilot grant funding opportunity, encompassing all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, but with interest in 1) HIV persistence and curative strategies, 2) AIDS-related cancers, co-infections and co-morbidities, 3) novel approaches to prevent HIV infection. 

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 11/3/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 11/3/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128, Meeting Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Talkowski, PhD - "Alterations to Genome Structure and Function across the Neuro......" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Michael Talkowski, PhD - "Alterations to Genome Structure and Function across the Neuro......"
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Black Male Research & Practice (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Black Male Research & Practice (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Alumni Hall Auditorium

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Black Male Research & Practice
Facilitator: TBD
Location: Alumni Hall | 7th floor Auditorium

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Fri 11/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Effects Of Unionization On Graduate Student Employees: Faculty-Student Relations, Academic Freedom Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Effects Of Unionization On Graduate Student Employees: Faculty-Student Relations, Academic Freedom
Fri 11/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521



Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 11/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

PowerPoint is used in a majority of classrooms on campus today, but it is not often used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching. In this workshop, we will cover best practices for designing slides for use during lectures and review sessions that will help students better engage with (and better retain) course material, as well as the complexities of sharing slides and notes with students. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to design PowerPoint presentations which contribute to more effective learning.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Use best practices to inform use of presentation tools
• Identify and avoid common PowerPoint pitfalls
• Design and present an effective PowerPoint presentation

Professional Development
Event
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th) Community Conference
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th)
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Save the date for the 2017 APHA Meeting and Expo in Atlanta for APHA 2017, Nov. 4-8 which is themed "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, the school plans to organize an exhibition and will host an alumni reception for all in the Atlanta area.  Click for details or to RSVP.


Community
Conference
Sat 11/4/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Dissertation Writers' Workshop for Doctoral Candidates University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Dissertation Writers' Workshop for Doctoral Candidates
Sat 11/4/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Have you wanted to attend one of the Writing Center's Dissertation Boot Camps, but have been unable? Consider their one-day workshop. You'll learn about using citation software more effectively for your work, research resources and strategies for staying sane while writing, and long- and short-term planning. In addition, you'll write for about three hours. All participants will be eligible to participate in future Dissertation Writers' Days, which are offered monthly by the Writing Center. Graduate students with approved proposals in any Pitt school are eligible to participate. RSVP is required and seating is limited.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 11/6/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner: Food & Entertainment Voting Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner: Food & Entertainment Voting
Mon 11/6/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by the International Dinner table during a two-day voting event. Ballots will be collected to decide on what food and entertainment will be featured at the International Dinner in February 2018. You can vote online, too!

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Colleen Zaccard, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Colleen Zaccard, PhD
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Colleen Zaccard, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Physiology at Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Fast and Furious: Imaging Dendritic Spinule Dynamics in Cortical Mouse Neurons
Using Rapid Three Dimensional Structured Illumination Microscopy



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 12:05PM
Presidential Management Fellows program Career Services Application Deadline
Presidential Management Fellows program
Mon 11/6/2017 12:00PM - 12:05PM


The PMF Class of 2018 application will open over a 10-day period beginning October 23. Once the application opens, you will be able to access the PMF application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS.
 You must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for any of the following that apply to you: requesting reasonable accommodations, claiming veterans' preference, and/or claiming Native American/Indian preference. Please review the Application Tips for specifics on resumes and transcripts.

NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period, October 23-November 6.


Career Services
Application Deadline
Mon 11/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY) Professional Development Event
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY)
Mon 11/6/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This workshop is intended for full- or part-time faculty only.
Location: O'Hara Student Center | Ballroom (2nd fl.)

What is the connection between the practice of improv and the practice of teaching? What happens when an instructor adopts some of the techniques used by actors and performance artists in the college classroom? How can a more improvisational approach to your teaching improve your ability to connect and communicate with your students? Come and work out your own answers to these questions in one of two sessions for Pitt faculty. If you are hoping to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, or reinvigorate your course – one of these workshops can help get your started.

**Participants are required to fully participate, arrive on time, and wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. No one gets to watch from the sidelines!**

Due to the popularity of this event, we ask that faculty only attend one session to come to (Nov. 6 or 7).

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Mon 11/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 11/6/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA Pitt Public Health Reception
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA
Mon 11/6/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM


Pitt Public Health invites all alumni (and those visiting for the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo) to join us for this special event. Hear an update on research, department happenings, and new programs at Pitt Public Health. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration for the meeting is not required, but please click to RSVP online.




Pitt Public Health
Reception
Tue 11/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY) Professional Development Event
Using improvisation to bring your classroom to life: Communication and Creativity (FACULTY ONLY)
Tue 11/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This workshop is intended for full- or part-time faculty only.
Location: O'Hara Student Center | Ballroom (2nd fl.)

What is the connection between the practice of improv and the practice of teaching? What happens when an instructor adopts some of the techniques used by actors and performance artists in the college classroom? How can a more improvisational approach to your teaching improve your ability to connect and communicate with your students? Come and work out your own answers to these questions in one of two sessions for Pitt faculty. If you are hoping to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, or reinvigorate your course – one of these workshops can help get your started.

**Participants are required to fully participate, arrive on time, and wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. No one gets to watch from the sidelines!**

Due to the popularity of this event, we ask that faculty only attend one session to come to (Nov. 6 or 7).

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 11/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

The traditional exam has been much-maligned in higher education.  Educators bulk at the notion of “teaching to the test.”  But are tests, or teaching to tests, really bad things when the test questions are well-designed, challenging, and provoke critical thinking?

During this workshop, we’ll explore how to create better test questions and practice composing test questions which are both clear and rigorous.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

  • Recognize when it is appropriate to assess students using exams
  • Identify different types of objective test questions
  • Explain the pros and cons of different types of objective test questions in order to determine when each type might be appropriate to use
  • Explain how test results can be used as an instructional tool 
  • Begin to compose clear, appropriately challenging objective test questions which align with learning objectives and learning objective levels

Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/7/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner: Food & Entertainment Voting Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner: Food & Entertainment Voting
Tue 11/7/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by the International Dinner table during a two-day voting event. Ballots will be collected to decide on what food and entertainment will be featured at the International Dinner in February 2018. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 11/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Teaching with PowerPoint Professional Development Event
Teaching with PowerPoint
Tue 11/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Have PowerPoint slides become your safety net as you plan your courses? Have you considered how PowerPoint can enhance - or detract - from student learning? Many faculty members rely on PowerPoint to deliver their lectures but at the same time question how best to leverage the program to enhance their students' learning.  This workshop will focus on research-based multimedia principles that you can easily apply to create engaging PowerPoint presentations.  
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
* Use best practices to inform your use of PowerPoint as a presentation tool
* Identify and avoid common PowerPoint pitfalls
* Design and present a PowerPoint presentation that effectively engages students

Part of the School of Dental Medicine's Teaching and Learning Series
Location: Salk Room 458


Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/7/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Lead in the Local Water Supply: A Policy Case Studey University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Lead in the Local Water Supply: A Policy Case Studey
Tue 11/7/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM


As part of our local case study series, guest speaker, Linnea May, Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation, will discuss policy options and solutions regarding Pittsburgh's lead contamination problem in drinking water sources.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 11/8/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds SPHERE: Atmospheric Dispersion of Anthrax: History and Fundamentals of a Bio-aerosol Warfare Agent Student Organization Lecture
SPHERE: Atmospheric Dispersion of Anthrax: History and Fundamentals of a Bio-aerosol Warfare Agent
Wed 11/8/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Americans have been alerted to a new, potential danger in the wake of anthrax attacks on the U.S. in the fall of 2001. The threat: the dispersal of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) material in populated areas. If anthrax or other CBRN material is released, how would the material disperse through the atmosphere? What are the potential health impacts? What preparedness is  possible for anthrax and other deadly bioaerosol and chemical warfare agents? Answers to these questions will be explored in this session along with a brief look at the history of the production and use of weaponized anthrax. Presented by Anthony J. Sadar, CCM, Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program. Sponsored by Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort

Student Organization
Lecture
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Nicole Grant IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Nicole Grant
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Moguche, A.O., Musvosvi, M., Penn-icholson, A., et al.  Antigen availability shapes T cell differentiation and function during tuberculosis.  Cell Host & Microbe 21:695-706, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 1)
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

S.B. Kennedy, F. Bolay, M. Kieh, et al.  Phase 2 Placebo-Controlled Trial of Two Vaccines to Prevent Ebola in Liberia.  N Engl J Med 377:1438-1447, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Black Minds Matter: Ascription of Intelligence (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Black Minds Matter: Ascription of Intelligence (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 11/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Black Minds Matter
Topic: Ascription of Intelligence
Facilitator: School of Education
Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation


Professional Development
Event
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentation (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentation (Group 2)
Wed 11/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Addisu Melese and Habtamu Demelash.  The prevalence of tuberculosis among prisoners in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.   Archives of Public Health  75:37, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 11/8/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence Career Services Seminar Series
Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence
Wed 11/8/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools used to develop an effective network, yet many users do not know how to get the most out of the platform. This program will focus on the major concepts of LinkedIn; creating a profile, making connections and finding opportunities, for both first time and experienced users. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to ensure their profiles stand out and are targeted to attract the people or organizations who can help them advance their careers.

Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 11/8/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Free Graduate School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Graduate School Fair
Wed 11/8/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Know somebody interested in pursuing a career in Public Health? Meet reps from Pitt Public Health and other CEPH-accredited schools, ask a SOPHAS team member about the application process, and learn more about the 35 CEPH-accredited schools and programs all in one location!

This event will be taking place at Emory University.

Register at www.facebook.com/events/243663689439417


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 11/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shuo Cao EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Shuo Cao
Thu 11/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Shuo Cao

Paper: TLR4 signaling induces TLR3 up-regulation in alveolar macrophages during acute lung injury

Authors: Ding X, Jin S, Tong Y, Jiang X, Chen Z, Mei S, Zhang L, Billiar TR, Li Q

Abstract: Acute lung injury is a life-threatening inflammatory response caused by severe infection. Toll-like receptors in alveolar macrophages (AMΦ) recognize the molecular constituents of pathogens and activate the host's innate immune responses. Numerous studies have documented the importance of TLR-TLR cross talk, but few studies have specifically addressed the relationship between TLR4 and TLR3. We explored a novel mechanism of TLR3 up-regulation that is induced by LPS-TLR4 signaling in a dose- and time-dependent manner in AMΦ from C57BL/6 mice, while the LPS-induced TLR3 expression was significantly reduced in TLR4-/- and Myd88-/- mice and following pretreatment with a NF-κB inhibitor. The enhanced TLR3 up-regulation in AMΦ augmented the expression of cytokines and chemokines in response to sequential challenges with LPS and Poly I:C, a TLR3 ligand, which was physiologically associated with amplified AMΦ-induced PMN migration into lung alveoli. Our study demonstrates that the synergistic effect between TLR4 and TLR3 in macrophages is an important determinant in acute lung injury and, more importantly, that TLR3 up-regulation is dependent on TLR4-MyD88-NF-κB signaling. These results raise the possibility that bacterial infections can induce sensitivity to viral infections, which may have important implications for the therapeutic manipulation of the innate immune system.



EOH
Journal Club
Thu 11/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Sonya Borrero, MD, MS Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Thu 11/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 11/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It University of Pittsburgh Lecture
How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It
Thu 11/9/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM


Understanding reproductive rights as protecting mainly choice overlooks the importance of reproduction and sexuality to women’s health. Through the lens of women’s health, Professor Shepherd reviews recent abortion rights cases—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the woefully inadequate. She asks, “How could a right to health make a woman “whole”? A Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, and Psychiatry presented by Lois Shepherd, JD.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Thu 11/9/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 11/9/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

There are few things as painful as reading a poorly written student essay, and few things as rewarding as reading a well-crafted response to a writing assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Professional Development
Event
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Wu, Merck & Co., Inc., will present, "Challenges and Prospect in the Drug Development – A Statistician’s Perspective."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/9/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Doctoral Student Organization International Potluck Student Organization Event
Doctoral Student Organization International Potluck
Thu 11/9/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Pitt Public Health is not only about studies and research, but also community. Our students come from many nations and backgrounds. DSO will celebrate this diversity with an International Potluck. Doctoral students are encouraged to bring their favorite dish or snack to share. Contact Antonella Marrocco to RSVP and for more information.

Student Organization
Event
Thu 11/9/2017 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series presents Victor Lavalle Community Lecture
Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series presents Victor Lavalle
Thu 11/9/2017 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection “Slapboxing With Jesus,” four novels, “The Ecstatic,” “Big Machine,” “The Devil in Silver” and “The Changeling” and two novellas, “Lucretia and the Kroons” and “The Ballad of Black Tom.” He has received numerous awards, including a Whiting Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award and an American Book Award. Free and open to the public. 


Community
Lecture
Fri 11/10/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/10/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Understanding Our Students: The Diversity of Pitt's Military-Affiliated Community

Facilitated by Edwin Hernandez, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Veteran Services.

 

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience.  This uniques series features a Pitt faculty facilitator and a panel of students.


Professional Development
Event
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Open House for Prospective Applicants Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Open House for Prospective Applicants
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Meet faculty, staff, and students; discover career opportunities; explore the application process; learn about our departments and programs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/openhouse. 

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Fri 11/10/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management Professional Development Workshop
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management
Fri 11/10/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

This 2 hour session will get you up and running with Mendeley, a document management, citation and discovery tool. Mendeley allows you to store your citations on the cloud and access them from desktop computers, iOS and Android devices. 

Class content:
•          Installing Mendeley desktop, and creating a Mendeley Web account
•          Installing Mendeley Web Importer
•          Adding citations to Mendeley
•          Organizing your content 
•          Attaching files to citations
•          Citing and referencing with Word and Mendeley

Participants must bring a laptop to this session in order to participate in the class activities. We will install the Mendeley Desktop software and set up your Mendeley account as part of the class. If you already have a username and password for any Elsevier product (Scopus, Mendeley, ScienceDirect, etc.) please bring it to class.

Presented by: Barb Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Librarian 
Register in advance.


Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 11/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Seema Lakdawala, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Seema Lakdawala, PhD
Fri 11/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/10/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 11/10/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 11/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 11/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Alumni Hall

Do you have international students who you would love to know more about and to engage more in classes? Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. You will see engaging your international students takes as few as 4 steps. You will also have an opportunity to make a specific plan to engage your international students based on the 4-step approach.

Professional Development
Event
Sun 11/12/2017 11:55PM - 11:55PM
Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date Center for Global Health Deadline
Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date
Sun 11/12/2017 11:55PM - 11:55PM



Center for Global Health
Deadline
Mon 11/13/2017
Grand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/13/2017
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.   
Eligible for 3 CPH-CE credits and Grand Rounds credit.

HPM
Lecture
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
2017 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA Community Conference
2017 Shale & Public Health Conference presented by the League of Women Voters of PA
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
University Club

Organized annually by the League of Women’s Voters of PA  and hosted by Pitt Public Health, the "Shale & Public Health Conference” features new research on shale and public health presented by local and national experts.
Conference itself is free; $14 for buffet lunch. Featured speakers include Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia

Community
Conference
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenting Your Research in English - A Seminar for Non-native English Speakers Career Services Workshop
Presenting Your Research in English - A Seminar for Non-native English Speakers
Mon 11/13/2017 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This interactive seminar for postdoctoral trainees, who are non-native English speakers, will give you the opportunity to expand your cultural intelligence, learn how to tell your science story, practice describing your data, and improve your presentation skills. This seminar is FREE; however, enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Priority admission is based on number of years in training. This seminar involves a formal commitment and pre-work assignment in order to attend. 

Career Services
Workshop
Mon 11/13/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 11/13/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health A521

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

School Governance
Meeting
Mon 11/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 11/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Professional Development
Event
Mon 11/13/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Nayana Nagaraj - Reproductive Health in Musculoskeletal Aging Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Nayana Nagaraj - Reproductive Health in Musculoskeletal Aging
Mon 11/13/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A523

Committee chair - Jane Cauley

Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Mon 11/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Xiao Renjian / Michael Yee IDM Seminar Series
Xiao Renjian / Michael Yee
Mon 11/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 11/14/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 11/14/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Professional Development
Event
Tue 11/14/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
EndNote Basics Professional Development Workshop
EndNote Basics
Tue 11/14/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

This class is geared to beginners, but those already using EndNote and their questions are welcome.
EndNote is a software application that stores, organizes, and formats bibliographic references. This class will walk you step-by-step through the program’s main functions: creating and working with references and reference libraries; using EndNote to search a bibliographic database (PubMed), then import the results into EndNote; adding citations to a manuscript; and generating a bibliography.

Got a laptop? Before class, download these:

1. A recent version of EndNote (X7 or X8). Log in to the Pitt Portal (my.pitt.edu), then choose My Resources > Software Downloads. EndNote is free to students and faculty.
2. Files we will be using during the class:

  • EndNote library, diabetesX7.enlx
  • Word document, paperX7.docx
  • ·        
    Need a laptop? Contact the instructor, Pat Weiss, no later than Tuesday, November 7.

    Registration in advance is required.

    Professional Development
    Workshop
    Tue 11/14/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    Grand Rounds Cycle Series: Homelessness & Menstruation Short Film Screening & Panel Discussion BCHS Film
    Cycle Series: Homelessness & Menstruation Short Film Screening & Panel Discussion
    Tue 11/14/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)


    BCHS
    Film
    Wed 11/15/2017
    Call for Abstracts for the American Osler Society Meeting Community Deadline
    Call for Abstracts for the American Osler Society Meeting
    Wed 11/15/2017


    The American Osler Society is an international meeting, primarily of physicians, that honors the memory of Sir William Osler, a key founder of modern internal medicine. Papers examine various aspects of the medical humanities broadly defined, with most having a history of medicine aspect in their coverage. Abstract for paper presentation for the May 13-16, 2018 American Osler Society meeting in Pittsburgh, PA should be sent by e-mail to: aosrenee@gmail.com.

    Community
    Deadline
    Wed 11/15/2017
    Volunteer Nicaragua Event Center for Global Health Event
    Volunteer Nicaragua Event
    Wed 11/15/2017



    Center for Global Health
    Event
    Wed 11/15/2017
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs Career Services Deadline
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs
    Wed 11/15/2017


    The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. 

    Career Services
    Deadline
    Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Diana Campbell IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Diana Campbell
    Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A719

    Nicholas L. Cianciola, Stacey Chung, Danny Manor, and Cathleen R. Carlin.  Adenovirus Modulates Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling by Reprogramming ORP1L-VAP Protein Contacts for Cholesterol Transport from Endosomes to the Endoplasmic Reticulum.  J. Virol.  91:e01904-16, 2017.


    IDM
    PhD & MS Journal Club
    Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Training (Groups 1 & 2) FIRST YEARS ONLY IDM MPH Journal Club
    Training (Groups 1 & 2) FIRST YEARS ONLY
    Wed 11/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




    IDM
    MPH Journal Club
    Wed 11/15/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
    Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
    Council Meeting
    Wed 11/15/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
    Public Health A521

    The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month.  Attendance at  is open to all.

    Public Health Graduate Council
    Meeting
    Wed 11/15/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
    Minority Student Organization General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
    Minority Student Organization General Body Meeting
    Wed 11/15/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
    Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

    Join the MSO for their second meeting of the year. All students in the health sciences who identify as an underrepresented minority and allies are welcome.

    Student Organization
    Meeting
    Thu 11/16/2017
    Goldstein Award Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
    Goldstein Award
    Thu 11/16/2017


    A $2,000 scholarship for tuition, travel, professional organization membership, books, courses, etc. available to students or postdocs working in public health practice with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Public Health Practice (available to students working in environmental health disparities in alternate years). 


    Pitt Public Health
    Application Deadline
    Thu 11/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Brandy Hill EOH Journal Club
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Brandy Hill
    Thu 11/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
    Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm
    Presenter: Brandy Hill

    Paper:  Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Telomere Length in Children and Adolescents Living in Fresno, CA: A Pilot Study

    Authors: Eunice Y. Lee, MS, Jue Lin, PhD, Elizabeth M. Noth, PhD, S. Katharine Hammond, PhD, Kari C. Nadeau, MD, PhD, Ellen A. Eisen, ScD, and John R. Balmes, MD

    Abstract:
    Objective: The main objective of this pilot study was to gather preliminary information about how telomere length (TL) varies in relation to exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in children living in a highly
    polluted city.

    Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study of children living in Fresno, California (n¼14). Subjects with and without asthma were selected based on their annual average PAH level in the 12-months prior to their blood draw. We measured relative telomere length from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC).

    Results: We found an inverse linear relationship between average PAH level and TL (R2¼0.69), as well as between age and TL (R2¼0.21). Asthmatics had shorter mean telomere length than non-asthmatics (TLasthmatic¼1.13, TLnon-asthmatic¼1.29).

    Conclusions: These preliminary findings suggest that exposure to ambient PAH may play a role in telomere shortening.

    EOH
    Journal Club
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Epidemiology Seminar - Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
    Epidemiology Seminar - Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)



    Epidemiology
    Seminar Series
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Black Minds Matter: Assumptions of Criminality (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Black Minds Matter: Assumptions of Criminality (Pitt UCTL)
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Cathedral of Learning

    Black Minds Matter
    Topic: Assumptions of Criminality
    Facilitator: TBD
    Location: Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

    Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

    If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


    Professional Development
    Event
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays. EOH Seminar Series
    Analysis of quantitative High Throughput Screening (qHTS) assays.
    Thu 11/16/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM



    EOH
    Seminar Series
    Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo Biostatistics Seminar Series
    Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
    Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)

    Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present, "Dynamic treatment regimes and reward ignorant modelling".

    Biostatistics
    Seminar Series
    Thu 11/16/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    Changes to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Pitt Public Health Meeting
    Changes to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
    Thu 11/16/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    Public Health A521

    Join Human Research Protection Office leadership to hear an overview of the changes and the types of research they may affect.   The informational session will deliver a broad stroke on the changes with upcoming sessions focusing on HRPO policies, implementation and the practical considerations of the changes.


    Pitt Public Health
    Meeting
    Thu 11/16/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    Preview changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Professional Development Lecture
    Preview changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
    Thu 11/16/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    Public Health A521

    Revisions have been made to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (The Common Rule, 45 CFR 46).  Join Jean Barone, CIP, director of Pitt's Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) to hear an overview of the changes and the types of research they may affect.  This will be an informational session intending to deliver a broad stroke on the changes with upcoming sessions focusing on HRPO policies, implementation and the practical considerations of the changes. 

    Professional Development
    Lecture
    Fri 11/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Ed Prochownik, MD PhD - "Ribosomopathy-Like Features of Human Cancers" Human Genetics Seminar Series
    Ed Prochownik, MD PhD - "Ribosomopathy-Like Features of Human Cancers"
    Fri 11/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


    Human Genetics
    Seminar Series
    Fri 11/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Megan Breski: Engineering Lysine Demethylases to Orthogonally Probe Cellular Functions Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
    Megan Breski: Engineering Lysine Demethylases to Orthogonally Probe Cellular Functions
    Fri 11/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Public Health 3140, Li Seminar Room


    Human Genetics
    Dissertation Defense
    Fri 11/17/2017 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Cultures of Healing in Practice and the Archive Center for Global Health Event
    Cultures of Healing in Practice and the Archive
    Fri 11/17/2017 2:30PM - 4:30PM


    This symposium, workshop, and performance asks, how do we define healing? With student presentations and a performance manifesto by Chicana playwright and author Virginia Grise, we will open conversation about the relationship between healing practices from indigenous cultures across the Americas including Inuit, Navajo, and curanderismo traditions.

    Virginia Grise’s recently published book Your Healing is Killing Me directly confronts the gap between modern and indigenous healing as well as between access. Grise is a recipient of the Yale Drama Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing.

    This event will take place in the Latin American Lecture Room in the Hillman Library. 


    Center for Global Health
    Event
    Fri 11/17/2017 7:30PM - 11:55PM
    Graduate and Professional Student Government Fall Formal Student Organization Social
    Graduate and Professional Student Government Fall Formal
    Fri 11/17/2017 7:30PM - 11:55PM
    Carnegie Music Hall

    Ready for a break? Come celebrate and clink your glasses with fellow graduate and professional students from all across the University! GPSG is hosting its annual fall formal! Tickets (early bird $25; $30 after 11/10) include: 3 alcoholic beverage tickets, DJ & dancing, photo booth, all-you-can-eat apps, coat check, plus endless fun and memories!

    Student Organization
    Social
    Sat 11/18/2017 7:30AM - 4:00PM
    Annual Thanksgiving Distribution Volunteers Needed Community Event
    Annual Thanksgiving Distribution Volunteers Needed
    Sat 11/18/2017 7:30AM - 4:00PM


    A Thanksgiving Distribution is an annual festive food distribution and health fair hosted by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Together we engage about 1,000 families. Those who attend ATD receive a wide variety of non-perishable food items to complement their holiday meal. As part of the event, there is also a Health Care & Human Services Village offering many other services such as blood pressure screening, free flu shots, and insurance information and sign-up

    Volunteers are important to the success of this event! Throughout the day, 400 volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks. There are two volunteer shifts to choose from, morning and afternoon. We highly encourage volunteers to stay for both sessions.

    Community
    Event
    Mon 11/20/2017
    Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards Pitt Public Health Deadline
    Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards
    Mon 11/20/2017


    Alumni Awards are given annually in recognition of exemplary contributions: 

    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice
    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Research
    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination
    • Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award
    • Early Career Excellence Award

    Nominations are also open for induction into Delta Omega, the national honor society for graduate studies in public health. 

    Find more information and nomination forms at publichealth.pitt.edu/AlumniAwards. 


    Pitt Public Health
    Deadline
    Mon 11/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    David C. Bloom, PhD IDM Seminar Series
    David C. Bloom, PhD
    Mon 11/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    David C. Bloom, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
    College of Medicine, University of Florida


    "Role of ncRNAs in Regulating Herpes Simplex Virus
    Pathogenesis and Latency"


    IDM
    Seminar Series
    Mon 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
    Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
    Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
    Mon 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
    Public Health A521

    The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

    Epidemiology
    Subclinical CVD Journal Club
    Tue 11/21/2017
    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) December Graduation Deadline
    Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
    Tue 11/21/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until November 21. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following term.


    December Graduation
    Deadline
    Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
    PBPC meeting
    Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

    School Governance
    Meeting
    Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017
    Thanksgiving Recess for Students Academic Calendar Notice
    Thanksgiving Recess for Students
    Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017


    No classes Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24. The University is closed November 23-24. 


    Academic Calendar
    Notice
    Wed 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS) IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Thanksgiving Break (NO CLASS)
    Wed 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




    IDM
    PhD & MS Journal Club
    Fri 11/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break Human Genetics Seminar Series
    No HUGEN seminar. Thanksgiving break
    Fri 11/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



    Human Genetics
    Seminar Series
    Mon 11/27/2017
    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due December Graduation Deadline
    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
    Mon 11/27/2017


    Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. 

    December 2017 graduation. Term 2181. 


    December Graduation
    Deadline
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Matthew Good / Jonathan Mandell IDM Seminar Series
    Matthew Good / Jonathan Mandell
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



    IDM
    Seminar Series
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    TBA IDM Seminar Series
    TBA
    Mon 11/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



    IDM
    Seminar Series
    Mon 11/27/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
    Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid HPM Dissertation Defense
    Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid
    Mon 11/27/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
    Public Health A622


    HPM
    Dissertation Defense
    Tue 11/28/2017
    Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 Career Services Deadline
    Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
    Tue 11/28/2017


    The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.This initiative is geared toward expanding the diversity of those entering academic public health. The program creates a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby fellow. Applications are now being accepted online for the 2018-2019 cohort.

    Career Services
    Deadline
    Tue 11/28/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Ultrasound for Primary Care Center for Global Health Event
    Ultrasound for Primary Care
    Tue 11/28/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM



    Center for Global Health
    Event
    Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
    ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

    December Graduation
    Workshop
    Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Krissy Moehling - Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
    Krissy Moehling - Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality...
    Tue 11/28/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM


    Associations of Frailty, Quality of Life Indicators, and Spirituality on Immune System Response to Influenza Vaccine in Adults 50 Years of Age and Older.

    Committee chair - Marnie Bertolet, PhD

    Location - University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine, 4420 Bayard St., Suite 520, Pittsburgh, PA  15260


    Epidemiology
    Dissertation Defense
    Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation December Graduation Workshop
    Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation
    Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Hillman Library

    What do you need to know about copyright for your thesis or dissertation? Join us for a workshop specifically about copyright and graduate student work. We'll cover copyright issues specific to theses and dissertations, including your rights as a user of others' work, the permissions you need to gain, and your own rights over your ETD. This workshop will include a 40 minute lecture followed by 20 minutes to answer questions.  

    December Graduation
    Workshop
    Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    Stephen Liu - Classifications, Re-visits, and Mortality for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in PA... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
    Stephen Liu - Classifications, Re-visits, and Mortality for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in PA...
    Tue 11/28/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A312


    Epidemiology
    Dissertation Defense
    Tue 11/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
    Coffee Talk with the deans
    Tue 11/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Commons (1st floor)

    Pitt Public Health 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. Dean Burke will kick the program off on November 28.


    Pitt Public Health
    Meeting
    Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Parichat Duangkhae IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Parichat Duangkhae
    Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A719

    Glasner, D.R., Ratnasiri, K., Peurta-Guardo, H., et al.  Dengue virus NS1 cytokine-independent vascular leak is dependent on endothelial glycocalyx components.  PLoS Pathog.  13:e1006673, 2017.

    IDM
    PhD & MS Journal Club
    Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Black Minds Matter: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Black Minds Matter: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes (Pitt UCTL)
    Wed 11/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Cathedral of Learning

    Black Minds Matter
    Topic: Campus Climate & Non-Cognitive Outcomes
    Facilitator: TBD
    Location: Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

    Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

    If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


    Professional Development
    Event
    Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

    December Graduation
    Workshop
    Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    What Graduate Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know Career Services Webinar
    What Graduate Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know
    Wed 11/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM


    The ability to write successful grant applications for extramural support is now more important than ever, especially with regard to funding the research training and career development of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This webinar will address best practices for effective grantsmanship, approaches for competitive applications, common mistakes made by junior investigators, and tips to increase chances for success. The focus will be on NIH’s individual fellowships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Topics that will be discussed include key required application components, specific content that should be included when completing these sections, and NIH’s fellowship grant review process, scoring system, and review criteria.

    Career Services
    Webinar
    Wed 11/29/2017 3:00PM - 3:05PM
    Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer Course Center for Global Health Event
    Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer Course
    Wed 11/29/2017 3:00PM - 3:05PM



    Center for Global Health
    Event
    Wed 11/29/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    Grand Rounds One Book, One Community Main Event: Many Disciplines, One Discussion Pitt Public Health Panel Discussion
    One Book, One Community Main Event: Many Disciplines, One Discussion
    Wed 11/29/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)

    Panelists will present current research, giving a disciplinary perspective. Moderated by Dean Burke. 

    Pitt Public Health
    Panel Discussion
    Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Pattra Chunon EOH Journal Club
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Pattra Chunon
    Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
    Date: Thursday November 30, 2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm
    Presenter: Pattra Chunon

    Paper:  Temporal Tracking of Microglia Activation in Neurodegeneration at Single-Cell Resolution

    Authors: Hansruedi Mathys, Chinnakkaruppan Adaikkan, Fan Gao, Richard M. Ransohoff, Aviv Regev, Li-Huei Tsai

    Abstract: Microglia, the tissue-resident macrophages in the brain, are damage sensors that react to nearly any perturbation, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here, using single-cell RNA sequencing, we determined the transcriptome of more than 1,600 individual microglia cells isolated from the hippocampus of a mouse model of severe neurodegeneration with AD-like phenotypes and of control mice at multiple time points during progression of neurodegeneration. In this neurodegeneration model, we discovered two molecularly distinct reactive microglia phenotypes that are typified by modules of co-regulated type I and type II interferon response genes, respectively. Furthermore, our work identified previously unobserved heterogeneity in the response of microglia to neurodegeneration, discovered disease stagespecific microglia cell states, revealed the trajectory of cellular reprogramming of microglia in response to neurodegeneration, and uncovered the underlying transcriptional programs.


    EOH
    Journal Club
    Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization Professional Development Workshop
    Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization
    Thu 11/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Public Health A312

    You've collected your data. Now what? In this class we will learn how to use access Tableau as a student or faculty, connect to data sources, and how to use Tableau to maximize the visual impact of your data.

    Participants must bring a laptop to this session in order to participate in the class activities. You should install the Tableau software prior to the class.


    Presented by: Rose Turner, MLS, HSLS Librarian
    Register in advance.


    Professional Development
    Workshop
    Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD  Epidemiology Seminar Series
    Epidemiology Seminar - Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD 
    Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)



    Epidemiology
    Seminar Series
    Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Black Minds Matter: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Black Minds Matter: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL)
    Thu 11/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Cathedral of Learning

    Black Minds Matter
    Topic: Promising Practices for Teaching & Learning
    Facilitator: School of Education
    Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

    Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

    If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


    Professional Development
    Event
    Fri 12/1/2017
    Call for Abstracts - Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018 Community Deadline
    Call for Abstracts - Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018
    Fri 12/1/2017


    The overall aim of KCHC is to promote health communication research and practice; the conference is an internationally-recognized venue for researchers, practitioners, and students to come together to share research on a variety of health-related topics, discuss current health communication issues, and develop working relationships to promote the health communication research and practice agenda. The 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC) will be held April 12-14, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Community
    Deadline
    Fri 12/1/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Holiday Care Package Collection for PCMI students Center for Global Health Deadline
    Holiday Care Package Collection for PCMI students
    Fri 12/1/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM



    Center for Global Health
    Deadline
    Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*. William Stauffer, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
    No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*. William Stauffer, PhD
    Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



    Human Genetics
    Seminar Series
    Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Hemant Mahajan - Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol... Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
    Hemant Mahajan - Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol...
    Fri 12/1/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Public Health A719

    Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Lipoprotein Particles, Alcohol Consumption, and Long-Chain N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Among Healthy Middle-Aged Men in an International Population-Based Study.

    Committee chair - Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD


    Epidemiology
    Dissertation Defense
    Sat 12/2/2017 8:00PM - 11:00PM
    Jingle and Mingle: The Finals Countdown University of Pittsburgh Social
    Jingle and Mingle: The Finals Countdown
    Sat 12/2/2017 8:00PM - 11:00PM


    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. 

    University of Pittsburgh
    Social
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
    Diabetes Journal Club
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    Pittsburgh, PA

    The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

    Epidemiology
    Journal Club
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
    Blood Drive with SGA
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Public Health Commons (1st floor)

    Schedule your appointment in advance to save time by visiting centralbloodbank.org or calling 866-366-6771 and using code CU190022. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to stay hydrated on the day of your donation. And remember to bring your ID. All participants will receive an "ugly holiday sweater" t-shirt, while supplies last. 

    Student Organization
    Event
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
    Grand Rounds Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh Epidemiology Seminar Series
    Enrique F. Schisterman - SERtalks - PIttsburgh
    Mon 12/4/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G23)

     

    Epidemiology
    Seminar Series
    Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 11:50AM
    ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 11:50AM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

    December Graduation
    Workshop
    Tue 12/5/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    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...


    Pitt Public Health
    Food for Thought
    Tue 12/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    Ruhee Jain - Understanding the Role of Astrocytes in HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis: Novel strategies to... IDM Master's Defense
    Ruhee Jain - Understanding the Role of Astrocytes in HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis: Novel strategies to...
    Tue 12/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    Public Health 2140, Cen Seminar Room

    Ruhee Jain's Thesis, Understanding the Role of Astrocytes in HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis: Novel strategies to target astrocyte function and HIV-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorder, aims to generate and characterize the astrocyte cell lines expressing candidate miRNAs along with appropriate control and to determine whether the overexpression of these candidate miRNA block virus replication. 


    IDM
    Master's Defense
    Tue 12/5/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
    Tue 12/5/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM


    This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews.

    Professional Development
    Event
    Tue 12/5/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
    Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
    Tue 12/5/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    Public Health A312

    Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills? Join PITT PUBLIC HEALTH TOASTMASTERS to build your leadership and public speaking capabilities. Meetings are open to the public. 


    Pitt Public Health
    Meeting
    Wed 12/6/2017 8:30AM - 10:30AM
    Developing Competitive Grant Applications Professional Development Event
    Developing Competitive Grant Applications
    Wed 12/6/2017 8:30AM - 10:30AM
    Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

    Presented by Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, and director, Public Health Dynamics Lab, Pitt Public Health. Part of the Office of Academic Career Development's Research Series for early or mid-career and senior investigators. 

    Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science - you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. 


    Professional Development
    Event
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Roberta Reis IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Roberta Reis
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A719

    A Sami Saribas, Stephanie Cicalese, Taha Mohseni Ahooyi.  HIV-1 Nef is released in extracellular vesicles derived from astrocytes: evidence for Nef-mediated neurotoxicity.  Cell Death and Disease  8:e2542, 2017.



    IDM
    PhD & MS Journal Club
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Black Minds Matter: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Black Minds Matter: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners (Pitt UCTL)
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    Cathedral of Learning

    Black Minds Matter
    Topic: Holistic Support for Black Male Learners
    Facilitator: Derrick D. Matthews, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health
    Location: School of Social Work Conference Center | 2017 Cathedral of Learning

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to join this open course that looks at issues facing black boys and men in education. Each session features a nationally-recognized scholar, and is followed by discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty.

    Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

    If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


    Professional Development
    Event
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
    Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Public Health 7139, Simmons Seminar Room

    Song Zhang of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface".


    Biostatistics
    Dissertation Defense
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session Career Services Workshop
    The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A312

    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.  

    Career Services
    Workshop
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 12:30PM
    JT Stoner - Investigating the Impact of Human Rights Violations on Access to HIV Prevention... IDM Master's Defense
    JT Stoner - Investigating the Impact of Human Rights Violations on Access to HIV Prevention...
    Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 12:30PM
    Public Health A425

    JT Stoner's MPH-MIC Essay, Investigating the Impact of Human Rights Violations on Access to HIV Prevention & Treatment Services For Men Who Have Sex With Men in Africa, aims to contextualize the extent to which criminalization of homosexuality and human rights violations impact access to HIV-related healthcare and risk for HIV infection among MSM in African countries and to compare these findings within and between the various regions of Africa. 


    IDM
    Master's Defense
    Wed 12/6/2017 1:30PM - 2:00PM
    Erica Berry - Factors influencing the utilization of intermittent preventative treatment in pregnant IDM Master's Defense
    Erica Berry - Factors influencing the utilization of intermittent preventative treatment in pregnant
    Wed 12/6/2017 1:30PM - 2:00PM
    Public Health A425

    Erica Berry's MPH-MIC Essay, Factors influencing the utilization of intermittent preventative treatment in pregnant women for malaria in the African region: A literature review, aims to inform interventions to increase rates of utilization and adherence by reducing barriers to ANC, implementing consistent guidelines for administration, and incorporating IPTp into malaria education.


    IDM
    Master's Defense
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
    ETD Workshop
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    Hillman Library

    Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

    December Graduation
    Workshop
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
    Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
    Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
    Alumni Hall

    Students value the timely feedback on performance they receive through the Grade Center. Blackboard can help you record and track your students’ grades more efficiently and can automatically grade certain kinds of student work. In this workshop, we’ll review the grade center and how it accepts grades from within and outside Blackboard. We’ll cover the Grade Center’s options for customizing grades to meet your learning objectives, and you’ll learn how to control what grades your students see and when they see them. This workshop meets in Alumni Hall, B26.

    By the end of this course, you will be able to

    • Locate the Grade Center, create columns, enter grades, export grades, and upload grades from outside Blackboard;
    • Create a new rubric – or reference an existing one – to clarify learning objectives and grade assignments;
    • Create calculated columns that are customized to meet your learning objectives;
    • Use Smart Views, grade history and statistics to get a deeper picture of student progress and assessment quality.

    Professional Development
    Event
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Lauren Torso Orkis - The Epidemiology of Sporadic, Community-Acquired Legionnaires' Disease Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
    Lauren Torso Orkis - The Epidemiology of Sporadic, Community-Acquired Legionnaires' Disease
    Wed 12/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Public Health A521

    Committee chair - Lee Harrison, MD

    Epidemiology
    Dissertation Defense
    Thu 12/7/2017
    New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC School Governance Deadline
    New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
    Thu 12/7/2017


    To meet the registrars deadline, new course proposals for Spring 2018 must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by December 12. All proposals must be submitted at the December 7 meeting.


    School Governance
    Deadline
    Thu 12/7/2017 to Fri 12/15/2017
    Toys for Tots Collection Student Organization Event
    Toys for Tots Collection
    Thu 12/7/2017 to Fri 12/15/2017


    The Pitt Public Health Student Government Association and the Global Health Student Association are sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots collection of toys for disadvantaged children. Toys for Tots is a program of the U.S. Marine Corps.
    Toys will be collected through December 15. Collection boxes are located in the first floor Commons, Parran Hall, and also the ground floor lobby. All toys contributed should be new and unwrapped. 

    For more details, visit the Toys for Tots website.

    Thank you for your generosity and for brightening a child’s holidays!

    Student Organization
    Event
    Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Omar Tahtamooni EOH Journal Club
    EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Omar Tahtamooni
    Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
    Date: Thursday December 7, 2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm
    Presenter: Omar Tahtamooni

    Paper:  Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

    Authors: Qian Di, M.S., Yan Wang, M.S., Antonella Zanobetti, Ph.D., Yun Wang, Ph.D., Petros Koutrakis, Ph.D., Christine Choirat, Ph.D., Francesca Dominici, Ph.D., and Joel D. Schwartz, Ph.D.

    Abstract:

    BACKGROUND
    Studies have shown that long-term exposure to air pollution increases mortality. However, evidence is limited for air-pollution levels below the most recent National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Previous studies involved predominantly urban populations and did not have the statistical power to estimate the health effects in underrepresented groups.

    METHODS
    We constructed an open cohort of all Medicare beneficiaries (60,925,443 persons) in the continental United States from the years 2000 through 2012, with 460,310,521 person-years of follow-up. Annual averages of fine particulate matter (particles with a mass median aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 μm [PM2.5]) and ozone were estimated according to the ZIP Code of residence for each enrollee with the use of previously validated prediction models. We estimated the risk of death associated with exposure to increases of 10 μg per cubic meter for PM2.5 and 10 parts per billion (ppb) for ozone using a two-pollutant Cox proportionalhazards model that controlled for demographic characteristics, Medicaid eligibility, and area-level covariates.

    RESULTS
    Increases of 10 μg per cubic meter in PM2.5 and of 10 ppb in ozone were associated with increases in all-cause mortality of 7.3% (95% confidence interval [CI], 7.1 to 7.5) and 1.1% (95% CI, 1.0 to 1.2), respectively. When the analysis was restricted to person-years with exposure to PM2.5 of less than 12 μg per cubic meter and ozone of less than 50 ppb, the same increases in PM2.5 and ozone were associated
    with increases in the risk of death of 13.6% (95% CI, 13.1 to 14.1) and
    1.0% (95% CI, 0.9 to 1.1), respectively. For PM2.5, the risk of death among men, blacks, and people with Medicaid eligibility was higher than that in the rest of the population.

    CONCLUSIONS
    In the entire Medicare population, there was significant evidence of adverse effects related to exposure to PM2.5 and ozone at concentrations below current national standards. This effect was most pronounced among self-identified racial minorities and people with low income. (Supported by the Health Effects Institute and others.)

    EOH
    Journal Club
    Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    Ben Policicchio - Dissertation Defense IDM Dissertation Defense
    Ben Policicchio - Dissertation Defense
    Thu 12/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    Ben's dissertation, Use of Integrase Inhibitor to Assess the Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Response During Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Rhesus Macaques, hopes to aid in the hunt for an elusive vaccine and/or cure against HIV by showing CD8+ cells kill cells containing virus prior to integration.


    IDM
    Dissertation Defense
    Thu 12/7/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Epidemiology Holiday Research Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
    Epidemiology Holiday Research Symposium
    Thu 12/7/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    University Club - Ballroom A


    Epidemiology
    Seminar Series
    Thu 12/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
    epiBRAIN Journal Club
    Thu 12/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    Public Health A521

    For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

    Epidemiology
    epiBRAIN Journal Club
    Thu 12/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
    EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
    EPCC Meeting
    Thu 12/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
    Public Health A521

    Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

    School Governance
    Meeting
    Fri 12/8/2017
    Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments December Graduation Deadline
    Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
    Fri 12/8/2017