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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018
Winter Recess - University Closed Academic Calendar Notice
Winter Recess - University Closed
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018


Winter recess for faculty and staff. University closed. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Sun 12/31/2017
Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale Community Application Deadline
Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale
Sun 12/31/2017


Featuring a series of lectures surveying the field of bioethics plus intensive seminars on topics such as neuroethics, end-of-life care, law, philosophy, and technology, including one seminar in Spanish for native speakers. Visit the Hastings Center and receive weekly classes in professional development. Full program runs June 1-July 21, 2018. Rolling admissions will continue beyond this deadline if space allows. 

Community
Application Deadline
Fri 1/5/2018
New Student Orientation for Spring 2018 Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation for Spring 2018
Fri 1/5/2018


New students starting spring term are invited to get an important overview of Pitt Public Health. Meet department faculty, new, and continuing students and learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education. Time and other details TBD and further information will be sent to all incoming students by admissions staff.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 1/5/2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Re-Gift and Thrift Sale to Benefit United Way University of Pittsburgh Event
Re-Gift and Thrift Sale to Benefit United Way
Fri 1/5/2018 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cathedral of Learning

Cathedral Commons

Donate or participate - or both! Drop of your unwanted gifts and other donation items to the Croghan Schenley Room, 156 Cathedral of Learning, on Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4. Then come shopping during the event on the 5th! Cash or check BYO(Bag). All proceeds will go to the United Way of Southwestern PA. 

New and gently used books, electronics, clothing, toys, home goods, sports equipment, etc. (please, no furniture)


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 1/8/2018
Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Term Begins
Mon 1/8/2018


Classes begin for Spring 2018. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 1/8/2018
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Mon 1/8/2018


This is the final registration date for spring 2018 term (2184) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between December 8 and January 8. Add or drop classes until January 19.


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 1/8/2018
Public Health Associate Program with CDC Career Services Application Deadline
Public Health Associate Program with CDC
Mon 1/8/2018


Work with public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations alongside other professionals across a variety of settings. Gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for your public health career.

Career Services
Application Deadline
Mon 1/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeremy Martinson, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Jeremy Martinson, PhD
Mon 1/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Should Dr. Martinson Be Dead?  What Happens When You Look at Your Own Genome"

IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 1/9/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite Pitt Public Health Event
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite
Tue 1/9/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

The suggestions are in, and it's time to vote for your favorite café name! If you are unable to vote in person, visit tinyurl.com/cafename.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 1/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session Career Services Workshop
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session
Tue 1/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

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
Tue 1/9/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
How to Organize Your Job Campaign and Find a Match Career Services Workshop
How to Organize Your Job Campaign and Find a Match
Tue 1/9/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

Daunted by the process of applying to jobs and finding the right fit? Come to this workshop to learn about the resources you can use for a successful job search. Have your questions ready!

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 1/10/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite Pitt Public Health Event
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite
Wed 1/10/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

The suggestions are in, and it's time to vote for your favorite café name! If you are unable to vote in person, visit tinyurl.com/cafename.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/11/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Amrita Sahu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Amrita Sahu
Thu 1/11/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday January 11, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Amrita Sahu

Paper: Bioengineered constructs combined with exercise enhance stem cell-mediated treatment of volumetric muscle loss

Authors: Marco Quarta, Melinda Cromie, Robert Chacon, Justin Blonigan, Victor Garcia, Igor Akimenko, Mark Hamer, Patrick Paine, Merel Stok, Joseph B. Shrager & Thomas A. Rando

Abstract: Volumetric muscle loss (VML) is associated with loss of skeletal muscle function, and current treatments show limited efficacy. Here we show that bioconstructs suffused with geneticallylabelled muscle stem cells (MuSCs) and other muscle resident cells (MRCs) are effective to treat VML injuries in mice. Imaging of bioconstructs implanted in damaged muscles indicates MuSCs survival and growth, and ex vivo analyses show force restoration of treated muscles. Histological analysis highlights myofibre formation, neovascularisation, but insufficient innervation. Both innervation and in vivo force production are enhanced when implantation of bioconstructs is followed by an exercise regimen. Significant improvements are also observed when bioconstructs are used to treat chronic VML injury models. Finally, we demonstrate that bioconstructs made with human MuSCs and MRCs can generate functional muscle tissue in our VML model. These data suggest that stem cell-based therapies aimed to engineer tissue in vivo may be effective to treat acute and chronic VML.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/11/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite Pitt Public Health Event
Our Café Needs a Name: Vote for your Favorite
Thu 1/11/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

The suggestions are in, and it's time to vote for your favorite café name! If you are unable to vote in person, visit tinyurl.com/cafename.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/11/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, FAHA Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, FAHA
Thu 1/11/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/11/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 1/11/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health

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
Thu 1/11/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Xiaoxiao Sun, Univ. of Georgia on Smoothing Parameters for large Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Xiaoxiao Sun, Univ. of Georgia on Smoothing Parameters for large Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models
Thu 1/11/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Xiaoxiao Sun, University of Georgia, will present, "Theory Informs Practice: Smoothing Parameters Selection for Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models in Large Samples."  


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/12/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Maternal Sources Of Stress Within Her Combined Individual & Neighborhood Environment & Preeclampsia Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Maternal Sources Of Stress Within Her Combined Individual & Neighborhood Environment & Preeclampsia
Fri 1/12/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 1/12/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 1/12/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 1/15/2018
Collaborative, Inter-institutional, Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS-related Catalytic Project Grants University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
Collaborative, Inter-institutional, Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS-related Catalytic Project Grants
Mon 1/15/2018


The Center for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals and the University of Pittsburgh are inviting applications for a unique, inter-institutional catalytic grant opportunity, encompassing all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, but with particular interest in HIV persistence and cure strategies, HIV-related cancers, co-infections, and co-morbidities, novel approaches to prevent HIV infection, and substance abuse in HIV-infected populations. Contact Dr. Nic Sluis-Cremer for more information.

University of Pittsburgh
Application Deadline
Mon 1/15/2018
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April Graduation
Notice
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 1/16/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Coffee Talk with the deans
Tue 1/16/2018 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. 

This month will be hosted by Nobel Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity; Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean; and Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Social Media in Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Social Media in Teaching & Learning (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 1/16/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

This workshop is designed to help faculty identify solutions to social media issues that arise in course design. We will explore three platforms found often in teaching and learning environments - Twitter, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia. Our focus will be on looking at ways to connect these platforms to learning objectives in a variety of disciplines. Please be sure to bring a laptop or tablet with internet access in order to participate in all of the workshop activities. 

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.

This workshop is available to remote participants (you must have a computer and internet connection).  If you are from a regional campus, or not able to travel in to Oakland for the workshop, please email us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu at least 5 business days prior to this workshop.  Please register for the event as you normally would if you were attending in-person.


Professional Development
Event
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis" Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis"
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Biostatistics guest speaker, Lu Tang, University of Michigan, will present, "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/16/2018 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Analytic approaches in the post-GWAS era: an Introduction of genetic studies in schizophrenia Human Genetics Seminar Series
Analytic approaches in the post-GWAS era: an Introduction of genetic studies in schizophrenia
Tue 1/16/2018 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 2121C


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Wed 1/17/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Wed 1/17/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/17/2018 11:30AM - 12:50PM
CHE Seeks Research Presenter: January 17 CRAB Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
CHE Seeks Research Presenter: January 17 CRAB Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 11:30AM - 12:50PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Orientation - First Year Students ONLY IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Orientation - First Year Students ONLY
Wed 1/17/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/17/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Corey Hayes & Kelsey Messerschmidt IDM MPH Journal Club
Corey Hayes & Kelsey Messerschmidt
Wed 1/17/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Shin H-Y, Chung JH, Hwang H-J and Kim TH.  Factors influencing on influenza vaccination and its trends of coverage in patients with diabetes in Korea:  A population-based cross-sectional study.  Vaccine  36:91-97, 2018.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/17/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Global Health Practicum Information Session Center for Global Health Event
Global Health Practicum Information Session
Wed 1/17/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A312


Center for Global Health
Event
Wed 1/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 1/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health 1146, Surma Board Room

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
Thu 1/18/2018
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Graduate Nationality Room Scholarships
Thu 1/18/2018


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


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Thu 1/18/2018
Graduation Application Due (no fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Thu 1/18/2018


Apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is April 2. Fees apply in a tiered structure between January 19 and April 2.


April Graduation
Deadline
Thu 1/18/2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Social Justice Symposium (University of Pittsburgh Cross Cultural and Leadership Development) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Social Justice Symposium (University of Pittsburgh Cross Cultural and Leadership Development)
Thu 1/18/2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

Each year the Office of Cultural and Leadership Development honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting a Social Justice Symposium. This year’s theme is “Creating a Just Community Across the Ages.”  

There is the potential of having five generations in the workplace at the same time. While you may, or may not be familiar with their different names the symposium will take an in-depth look at understanding how each generation thinks, their work ethics, and how working together can create a healthy inclusive environment for faculty and staff.

January 18, 2018 at the William Pitt Union  
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am in the Ballroom 
Session starts promptly at 9:00 am in the Assembly Room. 
Lunch will be at 1:00 pm in the Ballroom. 

 The day will be filled with fun creative ways for participants to be educated about generations and  from one another.  To RSVP go to www.mlksjs2018.eventbrite.com before January 12.  This year's symposium is for faculty and staff only.


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 1/18/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Cody Wolfe EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Cody Wolfe
Thu 1/18/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

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

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

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

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

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/18/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Thu 1/18/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/18/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar -Ana Maria Malinow, MD, MSHCPM
Thu 1/18/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/18/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014" Center for Global Health Lecture
Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014"
Thu 1/18/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM


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

Center for Global Health
Lecture
Thu 1/18/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session Career Services Workshop
The Schweitzer Fellowship Program Info Session
Thu 1/18/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM


4015 Forbes Tower

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
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Statistical Methods in Microbiome Data Analysis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/19/2018
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Spring Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 1/19/2018


Add or drop classes for spring 2018 (term 2184) term, first session, or second session between October 30 and January 19, 2018. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are March 14 (term), February 15 (first session), and April 12 (second session); January 25 (5 WK1), March 1 (5WK2), April 12 (5WK3).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 1/19/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION Center for Health Equity Workshop
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION
Fri 1/19/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 1/19/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Event
MPH Committee Meeting
Fri 1/19/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


MPH Committee Meeting Parran 1149 11a.m.-12p.m.

School Governance
Event
Fri 1/19/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Ebola's Objects: Care, Memory, and Immunity in the Fever Museum Center for Global Health Conference
Ebola's Objects: Care, Memory, and Immunity in the Fever Museum
Fri 1/19/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series
Environment, Health, and Healing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Ebola's Objects: Care, Memory, and Immunity in the Fever Museum
Dr. Adia Benton
Friday, January 19 2 - 4 PM 
3800 Posvar HallCome and listen to Dr. Benton discuss two museum's depiction of the Ebola response in different ways. Hear her analysis of the presentation and commemoration of the epidemic response. 

Center for Global Health
Conference
Mon 1/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Mon 1/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Public Health in Allegheny County"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/22/2018 1:00PM - 2:50PM
PERIS MyFunding Training session Pitt Public Health Meeting
PERIS MyFunding Training session
Mon 1/22/2018 1:00PM - 2:50PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

The Office of Research PERIS training team will present another session on using the MyFunding platform to submit proposals. It will take place in the GSPH Auditorium G23 on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:50 pm, and will cover all content but will focus on faculty interactions with the system.

This session is open to all faculty, research and department administrative staff, as well as other support staff that generally work with the faculty to prepare proposal submissions.

Since this session will take place after many of you have already submitted proposals for deadlines in early January, please be certain to attend and bring any questions or concerns you have on the process or the system so that we can get a better understanding of it and be sure that our needs are met.


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 1/23/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Tue 1/23/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 1/23/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
PowerPoint for Conference Posters University of Pittsburgh Workshop
PowerPoint for Conference Posters
Tue 1/23/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM


Falk Library Classroom 2

Focusing on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster. In this hands-on workshop, you will see poster examples, create a poster using PowerPoint, and perfect techniques on visual balance, poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A522

Biostatistics guest speaker, Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University, will present, "Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/23/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health Alumni Reception in Houston HPM Reception
Pitt Public Health Alumni Reception in Houston
Tue 1/23/2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Join hosts Diane Peterson (HADM '75) and Larry Mathis in their lovely River Oaks home to mingle with faculty, fellow alumni, and friends of Pitt Public Health. Hear an update on research, departmental happenings, and new programs from health policy and management chair, Mark Roberts.

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


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

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

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


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Wed 1/24/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Roberta Reis IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Roberta Reis
Wed 1/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Saribas AS, Cicalese S, Ahooy TM, et al.  HIV-1 Nef is released in extracellular vesicles derived from astrocytes:  evidence for Nef-mediated neurotoxicity.  Cell Death & Dis.  8, e2542, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Thu 1/25/2018
Call for Papers-Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Papers-Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U
Thu 1/25/2018


You are invited to submit abstracts to present and share collaborative work that you have performed or are in the process of performing on topics related to Family and Health in all its forms.  Event takes place on March 28, 2018 at the University Club.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Thu 1/25/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 1/25/2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

When we think of grading, we often think of assigning a value to a piece of student work (or a stack of student work, come finals week). Grading is actually a process that, with some instructor planning, yields information that both students and instructors can use to improve student learning.
This workshop will introduce participants to types of student assessment and the steps in the grading process. Employing the alignment model, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate an assignment prompt and practice offering effective feedback. We will briefly discuss models of grading, including grading on a curve.

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

  • Define assessment.
  • Articulate the difference between formative and summative assessment.
  • Describe characteristics of an effective assessment
  • Explain steps in the grading process
  • Create an assignment prompt which aligns with a learning objective and communicates grading criteria to students
  • Provide effective feedback to students
  • Identify situations in which grading on a curve might be appropriate

This is the first workshop in the Become a Grading Guru series. The series includes:

  1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
  2. Designing Rubrics
  3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. This workshop includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in the Designing Rubrics and Designing Better Test Questions workshops; We recommend taking this workshop prior to the others if possible.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://teaching.pitt.edu/pedagogy-credential/ or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

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 1/25/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Hsiu-Chi Ting EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Hsiu-Chi Ting
Thu 1/25/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday January 25, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Hsiu-Chi Ting

Paper: Selenium Utilization by GPX4 Is Required to Prevent Hydroperoxide-Induced Ferroptosis

Authors: Ingold I, Berndt C, Schmitt S, et. Al.

Abstract: Selenoproteins are rare proteins among all kingdoms of life containing the 21st amino acid, selenocysteine. Selenocysteine resembles cysteine, differing only by the substitution of selenium for sulfur. Yet the actual advantage of selenolate- versus thiolate-based catalysis has remained enigmatic, as most of the known selenoproteins also exist as cysteine-containing homologs. Here, we demonstrate that selenolate-based catalysis of the essential mammalian selenoprotein GPX4 is unexpectedly dispensable for normal embryogenesis. Yet the survival of a specific type of interneurons emerges to exclusively depend on selenocysteine-containing GPX4, thereby preventing fatal epileptic seizures. Mechanistically, selenocysteine utilization by GPX4 confers exquisite resistance to irreversible overoxidation as cells expressing a cysteine variant are highly sensitive toward peroxide-induced ferroptosis. Remarkably, concomitant deletion of all selenoproteins in Gpx4cys/cys cells revealed that selenoproteins are dispensable for cell viability provided partial GPX4 activity is retained. Conclusively, 200 years after its discovery, a specific and indispensable role for selenium is provided


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/25/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Thu 1/25/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Brandie DePaoli Taylor, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Brandie DePaoli Taylor, PhD, MPH
Thu 1/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Lecture by Susan Evans, author of “Don’t Write the Obituary Yet” Pitt Public Health Lecture
Lecture by Susan Evans, author of “Don’t Write the Obituary Yet”
Thu 1/25/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Pitt Public Health

1149 PUBHL



SUSAN EVANS tells her story in a somewhat humorous way about her ovarian cancer journey in her widely acclaimed book, Don’t Write The Obituary Yet. Dr. Thomas Krivak, one of Pittsburgh’s noted gynecologists/oncologists, collaborated on the book.

    Ovarian cancer claims 14,000 lives a year. It is the hard-to-detect “silent killer” among all cancers in the United States. Susan is a lucky survivor, now in remission. She talks about her adventures in health care as she reveals her inner feelings with frank, unabashed candor.

    The book and presentation have earned coverage among popular media, including KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cranberry and Butler Eagle, WSEE-TV, FAITH Magazine cover, Cranberry Life, Diamond Run Magazine, and a growing word-of-mouth network.

    Her proposal to declare the month of September a “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” throughout Pennsylvania was approved in bipartisan resolutions by the Senate and House. And, Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh proclaimed Sept. 12 as “Susan Evans Day” throughout the city in recognition of Susan’s tireless efforts to bring about awareness of ovarian cancer.



Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Thu 1/25/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 1/25/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
David Gerard, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
David Gerard, University of Chicago
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, David Gerard, University of Chicago, will present, " Better Genotyping for Polyploids."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/25/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
CPHS presents 'Pizza and Healthcare Policy: An Evening with Everette James' (RSVP) University of Pittsburgh Lecture
CPHS presents 'Pizza and Healthcare Policy: An Evening with Everette James' (RSVP)
Thu 1/25/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students presents Everett James, professor in Pitt Public Health's Department of Health Care Policy and Management and director of both the Health Policy Institute and the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy. Former Secretary of Health of Pennsylvania and DC-lobbyist, Professor James is not someone who solely preaches “how it should be”, but is instead uniquely positioned to share “how it is”. His frank and engaging style promises a stimulating hour, especially for students interested in health care, public policy, and politics. Plus, free pizza!   (Registration requested)


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Fri 1/26/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION Center for Health Equity Workshop
FOCUSED WRITING SESSION
Fri 1/26/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 1/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Ethical and Policy Considerations and the Use of Biomedical Approaches to Preventing HIV Infection Pitt Public Health Lecture
Ethical and Policy Considerations and the Use of Biomedical Approaches to Preventing HIV Infection
Fri 1/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Pitt Public Health and the Center for Bioethics and Health Law present a joint lecture by Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA on “Ethical and Policy Considerations and the Use of Biomedical Approaches to Preventing HIV Infection.”

 


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Fri 1/26/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field: Careers with Impact BCHS Panel Discussion
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field: Careers with Impact
Fri 1/26/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


BCHS
Panel Discussion
Mon 1/29/2018
Innovation in Education Award Proposals University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Innovation in Education Award Proposals
Mon 1/29/2018


The Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) is now accepting proposals for 2018 Innovation in Education Awards, which are granted to University faculty for projects that enhance teaching and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods. The annual program assists faculty with funding for the development of advanced and innovative teaching techniques. The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 29, 2018. You can read more about the Innovation and Education Awards on the Teaching Center website. 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Mon 1/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Samantha Sanford IDM Seminar Series
Samantha Sanford
Mon 1/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Deciphering the Consequences of
HIV Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI)
Treatment on Telomere Maintenance"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/29/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Strategic Partnerships and Global Reproductive Health at the UN Population Fund Center for Global Health Webinar/Online Event
Strategic Partnerships and Global Reproductive Health at the UN Population Fund
Mon 1/29/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM


To register, please use this link. The University of Pittsburgh is a CUGH Institutional Member. 

Reproductive health is a lifetime concern for both women and men, from infancy to old age. Evidence shows that reproductive health in any of these life stages has a profound effect on one's health later in life. UNFPA supports programs tailored to the different challenges people face at different times in their lives, including comprehensive sexuality education, family planning, antenatal and safe delivery care, post-natal care, services to prevent sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), and services facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health illnesses (including breast and cervical cancer).

UNFPA works with governments, the private sector, other UN agencies, and donors to develop comprehensive efforts to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care. UNFPA advocates for integrating the delivery of these services into primary health care, so it is as accessible as possible. This means, for instance, that a woman could address her family planning, antenatal care, HIV testing and general health needs all in one place.

Join Mariarosa Cutillo, Chief, Strategic Partnerships at UNFPA, as she walks us through the global partnerships that facilitate for the achievement of UNFPA's mandate towards universal access to reproductive health services. Ms. Cutillo's presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A session moderated by CUGH Executive Director Dr. Keith Martin.


Center for Global Health
Webinar/Online Event
Tue 1/30/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Tue 1/30/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 1/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Resume and Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools Career Services Workshop
Resume and Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools
Tue 1/30/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn how to market yourself with these crucial job search tools. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 1/31/2018
James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Career Services Application Deadline
James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Wed 1/31/2018


Work on projects related to infectious disease treatment, prevention, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, and epidemiology with research mentors from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Maryland Department of Health, and Bureau of Prisons (Washing D.C. and Baltimore, MD). 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 1/31/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Dinner Ticket Sales Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Wed 1/31/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

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


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 1/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Henry Ma IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Henry Ma
Wed 1/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Banga R, Procopio FA, Noto A, et al. PD-1+ and follicular helper T cells are responsible for persistent HIV-1 transcription in treated aviremic individuals.  Nature Med.  22:754,761, 2016.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup HPM Workshop
Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup
Wed 1/31/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521


HPM
Workshop
Wed 1/31/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Presentations IDM MPH Journal Club
Presentations
Wed 1/31/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Costa-Veiga A, Briz T, Numes C.  Unsuccessful treatment in pulmonary tuberculosis: factors and a consequent predictive model.  European J. Publ. Hlth.  1-7, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/31/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
PSI Q & A Drop In Session with Jamie Sokol (ACHD) Pitt Public Health Notice
PSI Q & A Drop In Session with Jamie Sokol (ACHD)
Wed 1/31/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Pitt Public Health
Notice
Thu 2/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Qiao Lin EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Qiao Lin
Thu 2/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 1, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Qiao Lin

Paper: Ion channels enable electrical communication in bacterial communities

Authors: Prindle A, Liu J, Asally M, Ly S, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM

Abstract: The study of bacterial ion channels has provided fundamental insights into the structural basis of neuronal signalling; however, the native role of ion channels in bacteria has remained elusive. Here we show that ion channels conduct long-range electrical signals within bacterial biofilm communities through spatially propagating waves of potassium. These waves result from a positive feedback loop, in which a metabolic trigger induces release of intracellular potassium, which in turn depolarizes neighbouring cells. Propagating through the biofilm, this wave of depolarization coordinates metabolic states among cells in the interior and periphery of the biofilm. Deletion of the potassium channel abolishes this response. As predicted by a mathematical model, we further show that spatial propagation can be hindered by specific genetic perturbations to potassium channel gating. Together, these results demonstrate a function for ion channels in bacterial biofilms, and provide a prokaryotic paradigm for active, long-range electrical signalling in cellular communities


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Thomas J. Songer, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Thomas J. Songer, MPH
Thu 2/1/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 2/1/2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Pitt Public Health

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
Thu 2/1/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/1/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 2/2/2018 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds The future of post-industrial cities: health equity, resilience & diseases of despair Center for Health Equity Panel Discussion
The future of post-industrial cities: health equity, resilience & diseases of despair
Fri 2/2/2018 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

As part of the PGH-GLA Project, Dr. Kenneth Thompson will present on "The future of post-industrial cities, with a focus on health equity, resilience and diseases of despair". Thompson's talk will be followed by a panel, featuring: Dr. Duncan Booker, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Glasgow; Lou Ann Jeremko, Executive Director, Consumer Health Coalition; and Dr. Pete Seaman, Associate Director of the Glasgow Center for Population Health.


Center for Health Equity
Panel Discussion
Fri 2/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Poking Undruggable Targets - Peter Wipf Human Genetics Seminar Series
Poking Undruggable Targets - Peter Wipf
Fri 2/2/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/2/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Keynote Address: A Woman for the 21st Century Center for Global Health Event
Keynote Address: A Woman for the 21st Century
Fri 2/2/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM


Time: 6:00 pm 
Presenter: Rhodessa Jones 
Location:Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 
Sponsored by: Global Studies Center along with Sponsored by PITT ARTS and co-sponsored by: The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Africana Studies, Global Studies and and The Department of Music.

Jones will discuss The Medea Project: Theater  for Incarcerated Women and the process of creating productive dialogue to examine such conditions as racism, sexism, homophobia, addictions, and fear that greatly affect our daily lives. In addition, she will play video excerpts from her work and perform excerpts from her various writings and scripts.

Center for Global Health
Event
Mon 2/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Roberta Reis / Mike Kujawa IDM Seminar Series
Roberta Reis / Mike Kujawa
Mon 2/5/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/5/2018 3:00PM - 3:45PM
Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort (SPHERE) - Information Session Student Organization Meeting
Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort (SPHERE) - Information Session
Mon 2/5/2018 3:00PM - 3:45PM
Public Health A731

Come learn about SPHERE and share your ideas for the new year! SPHERE is a a student group dedicated to give students exposure to careers in public health practice. Student members are involved in emergency preparedness, health department activities, opioid overdose prevention and MORE! Free pizza will be served. For more information contact sphere@pitt.edu. 


Student Organization
Meeting
Mon 2/5/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/5/2018 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.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 2/6/2018
Bridging the Gaps Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Bridging the Gaps Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships
Tue 2/6/2018


Deadline for application submission for summer 2018 opportunities with Bridging the Gaps. 

Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Tue 2/6/2018 8:30AM - 10:30AM
How to Plan for a Career in Industry: Where to Start? - Babs Carryer Career Services Workshop
How to Plan for a Career in Industry: Where to Start? - Babs Carryer
Tue 2/6/2018 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Scaife Hall

During this interactive workshop, discover how to develop effective strategies for transitioning from academic training to a professional position in industry. Speakers include Dottie Clower, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Cohera Medical and Babs Carryer, Director of Education & Outreach for the University of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career.

1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 2/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Creating a Federal Resume and Tips on the Application Process Career Services Workshop
Creating a Federal Resume and Tips on the Application Process
Tue 2/6/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

Interested in working for the federal government? Join this workshop to learn the difference between a federal resume and a private sector resume, how to format your resume in a way that makes you stand out, and tips for navigating USAJobs.gov. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 2/6/2018 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond Center for Global Health Lecture
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond
Tue 2/6/2018 4:30PM - 6:00PM


Join Dr. Tracy Neumann in 3911 Posvar Hall on Tuesday, February 6 at 4:30 pm. Dr. Neumann specializes in transnational and global approaches to twentieth-century North American history, with an emphasis on cities and the built environment. She teaches courses on twentieth-century U.S. history, urban history, research methods, and public history. Before pursuing a PhD, she worked for several years as a consultant for a cultural resource management firm, and her professional experience as a public history practitioner led her to help develop Wayne State's MA Program in Public History, for which she serves as the coordinator. She also co-edits the Global Urban History blog and sits on the editorial boards of Urban History and Temple University Press's Pennsylvania History book series.

More information about the event TBA.


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 2/6/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM
HPM Alumni Association Reception in NYC HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in NYC
Tue 2/6/2018 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Come out and visit with Mark Roberts (Department Chair), Kevin Broom (MHA Program Director) and your fellow alumni to hear the latest news on the research, programs and alumni initiatives happening back on campus and across the country. If you know of any other HPM alumni who will be in the area, please invite them to join us. Hospital for Special Surgery (2nd Floor, Richard Menschel Conference Center),  535 E. 70th St, New York, NY 10021

HPM
Reception
Tue 2/6/2018 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Film Screening: The Interrupters Center for Health Equity Film
Film Screening: The Interrupters
Tue 2/6/2018 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Center for Health Equity
Film
Wed 2/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Priyanka Talukdar IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Priyanka Talukdar
Wed 2/7/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Athman JJ, Sande OJ, Groft SG, et al.  Mycobacterium tuberculosis membrane vesicles inhibit T cell activation.  J. Immunol.  198:2028-2037, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/7/2018 12:15PM - 1:45PM
Grand Rounds "Interrupting the Cycle of Violence" with Tio Hardiman of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters BCHS Panel Discussion
"Interrupting the Cycle of Violence" with Tio Hardiman of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters
Wed 2/7/2018 12:15PM - 1:45PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The Violence Prevention Initiative at Pitt Public Health is pleased to host Tio Hardiman, executive director of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters, Inc. whose model treats firearm violence as an infectious process and uses street-savvy interventionists to interrupt violence. 

Firearm injury is a major public health challenge.In 2015 rates of homicide were 2.1 per 100,000 for whites but 17.2 per 100,000 for African Americans. Nonfatal firearm injuries by race were 4.7 vs. 58.6 per 100,000, respectively. 

Hardiman's talk on “Interrupting the Cycle of Violence” will be followed by a discussion with panelists including BCHS's Richard Garland and Taili Thompson of the Allegheny County Health Department.


BCHS
Panel Discussion
Wed 2/7/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Presentations IDM MPH Journal Club
Presentations
Wed 2/7/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Numazaki K, Asanuma H, Niida Y.  Chlaydia trachomatis infection in early neonatal period.  BMC Infect. Dis.  3:2, 2003.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/8/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ambient air pollution and thrombosis - Omar Tahtamooni EOH Journal Club
Ambient air pollution and thrombosis - Omar Tahtamooni
Thu 2/8/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 8, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm

Authors: Robertson S1, Miller MR

Abstract: Air pollution is a growing public health concern of global significance. Acute and chronic exposure is known to impair cardiovascular function, exacerbate disease and increase cardiovascular mortality. Several plausible biological mechanisms have been proposed for these associations, however, at present, the pathways are incomplete. A seminal review by the American Heart Association (2010) concluded that the thrombotic effects of particulate air pollution likely contributed to their effects on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. The aim of the current review is to appraise the newly accumulated scientific evidence (2009-2016) on contribution of haemostasis and thrombosis towards cardiovascular disease induced by exposure to both particulate and gaseous pollutants.Seventy four publications were reviewed in-depth. The weight of evidence suggests that acute exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) induces a shift in the haemostatic balance towards a pro-thrombotic/pro-coagulative state. Insufficient data was available to ascertain if a similar relationship exists for gaseous pollutants, and very few studies have addressed long-term exposure to ambient air pollution. Platelet activation, oxidative stress, interplay between interleukin-6 and tissue factor, all appear to be potentially important mechanisms in pollution-mediated thrombosis, together with an emerging role for circulating microvesicles and epigenetic changes.Overall, the recent literature supports, and arguably strengthens, the contention that air pollution contributes to cardiovascular morbidity by promoting haemostasis. The volume and diversity of the evidence highlights the complexity of the pathophysiologic mechanisms by which air pollution promotes thrombosis; multiple pathways are plausible and it is most likely they act in concert. Future research should address the role gaseous pollutants play in the cardiovascular effects of air pollution mixture and direct comparison of potentially susceptible groups to healthy individuals.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Quest to Identify Patients Who Benefit from a Given Treatment Strategy - Maria Brooks Epidemiology Seminar Series
The Quest to Identify Patients Who Benefit from a Given Treatment Strategy - Maria Brooks
Thu 2/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Maria Brooks, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, speaks on "The Quest to Identify Patients Who Benefit From a Given Treatment Strategy: The BARI 2D Experience."


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/8/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/8/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/8/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Black Women In Medicine Center for Health Equity Film
Black Women In Medicine
Thu 2/8/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Scaife Hall


Center for Health Equity
Film
Fri 2/9/2018
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018


An exciting local fellowship opportunity that addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Applications are being accepted for the April 2018-19 cohort. Learn more at pittsburghschweitzer.org. 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018


 

The Global Health Travel Scholarship program partially supports international travel expenses for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in one of Pitt’s  six health science schools for conducting projects in a middle- or low-income country or resource-poor setting. Projects must address a health issue of importance to the host organization and the local populace. Application details and guidelines are found on the CGH site.
Applications are due Friday, February 9, 2018 to cgh@pitt.edu by 11:50 PM

 


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018
Academic Integrity Module Deadline for New Spring 2018 Students Pitt Public Health Deadline
Academic Integrity Module Deadline for New Spring 2018 Students
Fri 2/9/2018



Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018
Pittsburgh Summer Institute Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Institute Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships
Fri 2/9/2018



Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Deadline for Summer 2018 Internships
Fri 2/9/2018



Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Fri 2/9/2018 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence: Protecting Communities, First Amendment, Preventing Copycats Pitt Public Health Event
Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence: Protecting Communities, First Amendment, Preventing Copycats
Fri 2/9/2018 8:30AM - 4:00PM


Barco Law Building - First Floor

A symposium to bring together experts in mental health, violence prevention and public health, law and law enforcement, and media studies to examine ways to report gun violence to the public responsibly. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 2/9/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Session Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing Session
Fri 2/9/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 2/9/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia Center for Global Health Lecture
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
Fri 2/9/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM


Interested in a career with a non-profit—or in developing a new NGO that will change lives? You’re sure to gain insight and inspiration from Samir Lakhani, a 24 year old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh who created Eco-Soap Bank, a Squirrel Hill-based organization that sterilizes and repackages discarded soap. 

Samir Lakhani witnessed the spread of disease firsthand while volunteering in Cambodia. His non-profit, Eco-Soap Bank, has supplied more than 650,000 individuals with soap and hygiene education since 2014. 

Join Samir in room 630 of the William Pitt Union on Friday, February 9 from 3 - 4 pm. 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Fri 2/9/2018 5:00PM - 8:00PM
International Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
International Dinner
Fri 2/9/2018 5:00PM - 8:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Pitt Public Health for an evening of international food, entertainment and fun.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 2/12/2018
Registration for Summer Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Summer Term Begins
Mon 2/12/2018


Registration begins Monday, February 12 for summer term (2187), 12WK, 6WK1, and 6WK2 sessions. 

There are no enrollment appointments for summer classes. Register by May 7 (term), May 14 (12WK and 6WK1), or June 25 (6WK2).

Add or drop classes until May 18 (term), May 16 (6WK1), May 21 (12 WK), June 27 (6WK2). 

publichealth.pitt.edu/courses


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 2/12/2018
Pitt Health Sciences 2018 Health Disparities Poster Competition - Call for Abstracts University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pitt Health Sciences 2018 Health Disparities Poster Competition - Call for Abstracts
Mon 2/12/2018


Pitt health sciences graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and first professional students are invited to submit abstracts electronically by Monday, February 12 to  diversity@hs.pitt.edu. 
$100 prizes will be awarded in each category.  

 

 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Mon 2/12/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Contraceptive and Family Planning for Women with Mental Illness - Cara E. Nikolajski BCHS Dissertation Defense
Contraceptive and Family Planning for Women with Mental Illness - Cara E. Nikolajski
Mon 2/12/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A638

Cara E. Nikolajski will defend her dissertation, "Contraceptive and Family Planning Experiences, Priorities, and Preferences of Women with Serious Mental Illness." 


BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM PhD Student Presentations IDM Seminar Series
IDM PhD Student Presentations
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Nicole Grant (Dr. Flynn Lab):  "Identifying Mycobacterium Specific T Cells in NHP TB Granulomas"

Jenna Malinauskas (Dr. Martinson Lab):  "Using the MinION for SNP Characterization of the
Palladin Gene from AIDS Progressors
and Non-Progressors"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Geospatial pattern analyses of drug poisoning deaths to inform substance use disorder research PHDL Seminar Series
Geospatial pattern analyses of drug poisoning deaths to inform substance use disorder research
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Pitt Public Health




A521 Crabtree Hall
Dr. Kathleen Stewart, Director of the Center for Geospatial Information Science and Associate Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, will discuss geospatial approaches used to reveal geographic patterns of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin and other illicit drugs in the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 2/12/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/12/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 2/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Digital Accessibility of Course Materials Professional Development Workshop
Digital Accessibility of Course Materials
Tue 2/13/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Teaching in the Information Age generates and makes use of a great deal of digital content, including, but not limited to: Word documents; PDF files; PowerPoint slides; audio and video recordings; and web pages. Students with disabilities may have difficulty using such materials. This workshop will provide you with the tools and resources to help you evaluate and improve the accessibility of your course materials in order to better serve the vibrant and diverse community at Pitt.  

Presented by: Cressida Magaro, Instructional Technology Support Specialist, University Center for Teaching and Learning

Register in advance.

Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 2/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Antiparasitic treatment induces an improved CD8+ T cell response in chagasic patients - Brad Roland IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Antiparasitic treatment induces an improved CD8+ T cell response in chagasic patients - Brad Roland
Wed 2/14/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Mateus J, Perez-Anton E, Lasso P, et al.   Antiparasitic treatment induces an improved CD8+ T cell response in chronic chagasic patients.  J. Immunol.  198:3170-3180, 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/14/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Thesis & Essay Panel Discussion IDM MPH Journal Club
Thesis & Essay Panel Discussion
Wed 2/14/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/14/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Job Talks: Scientists in Start-Ups Career Services Workshop
Job Talks: Scientists in Start-Ups
Wed 2/14/2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

As a scientist, you have experience working in a team environment, a wealth of knowledge in your discipline, and the ability to communicate your science. Learn how to leverage these skills and your current training experience in a start-up or small company. Sponsored by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD). This presentation is intended for doctoral students and postdocs.


Career Services
Workshop
Thu 2/15/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Data 101: Introduction to Mapping (HSLS) Professional Development Event
Data 101: Introduction to Mapping (HSLS)
Thu 2/15/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Mapping is a great way to visualize and analyze information – and to tell stories. In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn the principles of mapmaking using the latest in paper and marker-based technologies. You’ll understand how computers are used to plot addresses on a map, conduct basic spatial analysis, and update records in a database based on location. Along with a deeper-appreciation for computers, this class will provide you with a solid foundation of mapping concepts and processes, and get you prepared to take your first computer-based mapping class.

No computers will be used in this class, and there are no prerequisites.

The workshop was developed by the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Instructor: Bob Gradeck, Project Manager, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
Location: Falk Library, Conference Room B

Register here.


Professional Development
Event
Thu 2/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Brandy Hill EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Brandy Hill
Thu 2/15/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 15, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Brandy Hill

Paper:  Comparison of umbilical cord tissue and meconium for the confirmation of in utero drug exposure
Authors: Jennifer M.Colby

Abstract:
Objectives
Drug screening in neonates is traditionally performed using meconium, but cord tissue has been proposed as an alternative specimen. This study compares the detection of drugs in a large number of paired meconium and umbilical cord tissue samples from subjects at risk of in utero drug exposure.

Design and Methods
Physician-ordered toxicology results and clinical information were collected in a retrospective review of subject medical records. All toxicology testing was performed by a national reference laboratory using a combination of immunoassays and chromatography-mass spectrometry. The comparison was limited to drugs present in both cord and meconium panels.

Results
Overall agreement between cord and meconium ranged from 76% (cannabinoids) to 100% (barbiturates), but Cohen's kappa was < 65% for 5 of the 6 drug classes we studied. Considering meconium as the gold standard, cord was less sensitive for the detection of 5 of the 6 drug classes, and for the detection of all 5 individual opioids. For 3 of the 5 individual opioids, the concentration of drug measured in meconium did not correlate well with qualitative detection in cord.

Conclusions
This study reveals different sensitivities of drug detection in umbilical cord tissue and meconium. For the drugs studied here, meconium provides greater sensitivity, and is likely to remain the specimen of choice when sensitivity is of greatest importance. These results can help clinicians, laboratorians, and epidemiologists to (1) select the most appropriate test to confirm a suspected drug exposure and (2) interpret discordant results when testing is performed in multiple matrices.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
HIV and Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter - Matthew S. Freiberg Epidemiology Seminar Series
HIV and Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter - Matthew S. Freiberg
Thu 2/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Thu 2/15/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Build a framework for career planning and professional development early in your training and gain a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce. This event is intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.


Career Services
Seminar Series
Thu 2/15/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility Center for Global Health Event
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility
Thu 2/15/2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM


Matiangai Sirleaf, JD is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Sirleaf will be presenting her critical research on Africa, Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses, in  4130 Posvar on Thursday, February 15 at 2 pm.

 
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses- presents challenges the conventional understanding that international crises are limited to instances of direct physical violence. Instead, it argues that the disproportionate distribution of infectious diseases like Ebola are a form of structural violence that warrants international intervention. In the field of global public health, structural violence is a concept used to describe health inequities and to draw attention to the differential risks for infection in the Global South, and among those already infected, for adverse consequences including death, injury and illness. 

This Article clarifies how the concept of structural violence can be operationalized in law. In particular, it illustrates the ways in which the international actors can facilitate conditions for structural violence by analyzing the international public health and peace and security regimes. This Article has several important contributions. First, the way crises are conceptualized needs to be expanded beyond merely addressing direct physical violence internationally, but to also include remedying structural violence. Additionally, this study indicates that the complicated relationship between infectious diseases and conflict warrants more robust attention and resources. Finally, shared international responsibility norms should be developed to assist in expanding the tools available for the protection of human rights and the alleviation of large-scale human suffering caused by infectious diseases like Ebola.


Center for Global Health
Event
Thu 2/15/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/15/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Shyamal D. Peddada, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Biostatistics, will present, "Nonparametric procedures for testing order among multivariate distributions."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Session Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing Session
Fri 2/16/2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 2/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Event
MPH Committee Meeting
Fri 2/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


MPH Committee Meeting Parran 1149 11a.m.-12p.m.

School Governance
Event
Fri 2/16/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
From Epigenetics to Immune Suppresion: Combating Immune Escape in IDH mutant B - Nduka Amankulor Human Genetics Seminar Series
From Epigenetics to Immune Suppresion: Combating Immune Escape in IDH mutant B - Nduka Amankulor
Fri 2/16/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Mon 2/19/2018 to Fri 2/23/2018
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL) Professional Development Event
Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment (UCTL)
Mon 2/19/2018 to Fri 2/23/2018


The ninth annual virtual conference, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment, is underway! Through Feb. 23, there will be 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions on topics like gamification, mobile learning, flipped classrooms and emerging technologies, hosted by the University of Idaho. This is a great way to engage with education professionals from all over the world.

Click here to find the full agenda and connection instructions. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity!



Professional Development
Event
Mon 2/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shivkumar Biradar / Jan Kristoff IDM Seminar Series
Shivkumar Biradar / Jan Kristoff
Mon 2/19/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/19/2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/19/2018 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.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 2/20/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Faculty Diversity Committee meeting School Governance Meeting
Faculty Diversity Committee meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 1154, JHF Conference Room

A monthly meeting of the FDC, charged with identifying and implementing a broad range of activities directed to increasing faculty diversity. 


School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Coffee Talk with the deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Coffee Talk with the deans
Tue 2/20/2018 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. 

This month will be hosted by Nobel Maseru, Associate Dean for Diversity; Eleanor Feingold, Senior Associate Dean; and Velpandi Ayyavoo, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students Career Services Seminar Series
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for 1st and 2nd Year Doctoral Students
Tue 2/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Build a framework for career planning and professional development early in your training and gain a competitive advantage when you are ready to enter the workforce. This event is intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies. Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Presented by Darlene F. Zellers, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences.


Career Services
Seminar Series
Tue 2/20/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman) Center for Global Health Event
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman)
Tue 2/20/2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM


February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Speaker/Participants: Ponni Arasu

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial

Karuppi (The Dark Woman) is a one-woman performance in English/Tamil/Creole performed by Ponni Arasu.

The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th Century to the present day. While translating the play in English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers. While the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories.

Karuppi is a production of Marapachchi Theatre, a feminist theatre collective based in Madras, India. The play is mostly in English with some Tamil sections. Written translation of Tamil will be provided.

Ponni Arasu is a queer feminist researcher, historian, and activist from Tamilnadu, India. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Law. Ponni has worked on issues related to sexuality, labour, law and caste in South Asia as an activist, researcher and legal practitioner. She has worked in multiple capacities as an activist and theatre practitioner in northern and eastern Sri Lanka for the past twelve years.  Her last major project was to initiate the creation of an archive of oral history on women in social movements in different parts of India in the 1970s. This project was commissioned by the Indian Association of Women Studies and Zubaan Books. Her PhD research addresses the history of Tamil Nadu in Southern India (1950-70) studying the formation of publics from a gender perspective.


Center for Global Health
Event
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Interviewing Essentials Career Services Workshop
Interviewing Essentials
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

This workshop will cover all phases of the interview process: before, during, and after. 

Register in advance on Pitt Bridges. 


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jonathan Mandell IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jonathan Mandell
Wed 2/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Du Y, Xin L, Shi Y, et al.  Genome-wide identification of interferon-sensitive mutations enables influenza vaccine design.  Science 359:290-296, 2018.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Rubrics (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 2/21/2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

Asking students to perform authentic, complex tasks can provoke higher-level learning, but how can we assess a complicated assignment when it has no “correct” answer? Using rubrics can help you assess the seemingly-unassessable. Rubrics also help clarify and communicate your expectations to your students and make for a simpler, faster, and fair grading process. In this workshop, we’ll present different types of rubric, review rubric design best practices, and guide participants through the process of beginning to create a rubric to use in their courses.

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

  • Define a rubric and identify its components
  • Recognize when it might be appropriate to use a rubric
  • Describe types of rubrics
  • Describe best practices in rubric creation
  • Explain how rubrics can be used as instructional tools
  • Begin to create a rubric which demonstrates alignment to a learning objective, clear performance criteria, and distinct levels of performance

This is the second workshop in the Becoming a Grading Guru series. The series includes:

1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
2. Designing Rubrics
3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. We recommend that participants enroll in the first workshop in the series, The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback, before completing Designing Rubrics if possible, because it includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in other workshops in this series.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://teaching.pitt.edu/pedagogy-credential/ or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

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 2/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Association of viral load and CD4+ count with infection of intestinal emerging parasites... IDM MPH Journal Club
Association of viral load and CD4+ count with infection of intestinal emerging parasites...
Wed 2/21/2018 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 2/21/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room

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 2/21/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The Write Stuff: Resume Writing & Cover Letter Essentials - Mark Burdsall Career Services Workshop
The Write Stuff: Resume Writing & Cover Letter Essentials - Mark Burdsall
Wed 2/21/2018 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

This interactive workshop offers practical steps to develop an effective resume and cover letter. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA). Presented by Mark Burdsall, Director of Organization Development, University of Pittsburgh. Registration required.


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 2/21/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
HPMA Wine and Cheese Networking Event HPM Social
HPMA Wine and Cheese Networking Event
Wed 2/21/2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health 1149, Foster Conference Room


HPM
Social
Thu 2/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2018 - Arron Chia-Hsin Liu
Thu 2/22/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140, Young Seminar Room

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2018
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Arron Chia-Hsin Liu

Paper: Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors

Authors: Routy B, Le Chatelier E, et Al.

Abstract: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis induce sustained clinical responses in a sizable minority of cancer patients. We found that primary resistance to ICIs can be attributed to abnormal gut microbiome composition. Antibiotics inhibited the clinical benefit of ICIs in patients with advanced cancer. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from cancer patients who responded to ICIs into germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice ameliorated the antitumor effects of PD-1 blockade, whereas FMT from nonresponding patients failed to do so. Metagenomics of patient stool samples at diagnosis revealed correlations between clinical responses to ICIs and the relative abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila Oral supplementation with A. muciniphila after FMT with nonresponder feces restored the efficacy of PD-1 blockade in an interleukin-12-dependent manner by increasing the recruitment of CCR9+CXCR3+CD4+ T lymphocytes into mouse tumor beds.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Enhanced Detection System for Healthcare-Acquired Transmission - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Justice and the Global City Center for Global Health Lecture
Justice and the Global City
Thu 2/22/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Join Dr. Joe Hoover in 4130 Posvar Hall at noon on Thursday, February 22.

Dr. Hoover is a lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked previously at City University London, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also received his PhD. For the past several years he has focused on the use of human rights by diverse political movements in order to take the measure of both their limitations and their promise for a more radically democratic world. His latest research project rethinks questions of global justice by focusing on the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life to develop an argument in favor of more inclusive and democratic cities. Dr. Hoover's work on the human right to housing and the right to the city have led to collaborations with housing rights groups in the USA and the UK, including the FOCUS E15 campaign in East London. He is also the co-convener and chair of the BISA Ethics and World Politics Working Group.


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Thu 2/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia Pitt Public Health Event
Inter-Group Dialogue - Social Identities and Academia
Thu 2/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students. Food provided. Capacity is limited, so registration is required. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 2/22/2018 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools Center for Global Health Panel Discussion
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools
Thu 2/22/2018 4:00PM - 6:30PM


Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel discussion and reflection examining health issues and disparities, and how they influence educational outcomes.Moderated by Dr. A. Dex Samuels and Dr. John Jakicic

Register now!

Location and Address
CUE Commons
4310 Posvar Hall


Center for Global Health
Panel Discussion
Thu 2/22/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Grand Rounds Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes - One Book, One Community Event w/ Theresa Brown Pitt Public Health Event
Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes - One Book, One Community Event w/ Theresa Brown
Thu 2/22/2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Naked Cancer: Seeing Past the Emperor's New Clothes

with Theresa Brown, RN, former oncology nurse and breast cancer patient

Known for recent works “Breast Cancer Is Serious. Pink Is Not.” & The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 2/23/2018
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Fri 2/23/2018


The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applica