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Event Category
Mon 6/19/2017
Diploma Mailing Begins April Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Mon 6/19/2017


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to April 2017 graduates (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Mon 6/19/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments June Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Mon 6/19/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Mon 6/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Marilee Clunk - MS Defense
Mon 6/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Marilee's defense, Siglec-10, CD1b, and Palladin are differentially expressed between HIV+ Progressors and Nonprogressors, aims to identify the underlying genetic factors that drive HIV-1 disease progression that could reveal potential therapeutic targets with the long term aim of improving HIV health outcomes. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 6/20/2017
Alzheimer’s Association Scholarship Community Deadline
Alzheimer’s Association Scholarship
Tue 6/20/2017


Graduate students in public health schools or programs are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is making up to four scholarships available to support projects for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a topic related to cognitive health, cognitive decline, and/or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as a public health issue.

Community
Deadline
Tue 6/20/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 6/20/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 6/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc: Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression Career Services Seminar Series
Postdoc to Postdoc: Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression
Wed 6/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. Complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register.

Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 6/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 6/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school which meets monthly except in August. Attendance is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until July 10. The final deadline to apply is July 24. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


August Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 6/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
EPIDEMIOLOGY DISSERTATION DEFENSE: CHUNZHE DUAN, MHS Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
EPIDEMIOLOGY DISSERTATION DEFENSE: CHUNZHE DUAN, MHS
Thu 6/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A523


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Healthy People 2030 Development Community Webinar
Healthy People 2030 Development
Thu 6/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will hold an informational webinar on the progress of Healthy People 2020 and the development of Healthy People 2030.  Officials from HHS will be joined by members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 to discuss the current activities of the Healthy People initiative. Dr. Georges Benjamin will also describe how APHA has supported and been involved in Healthy People over the last decade.

Community
Webinar
Thu 6/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
ACHE Workshop: Improving the Health Status of Your Community Community Workshop
ACHE Workshop: Improving the Health Status of Your Community
Thu 6/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Join ACHE of Western PA for a summer education event featuring Jim Withers, medical director of Operation Safety Net which provides Pittsburgh's homeless population with access to healthcare, hope and dignity.

LOCATION:  UPMC Mercy - Clark Auditorium, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Community
Workshop
Fri 6/23/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due June Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Fri 6/23/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Fri 6/23/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay IDM Master's Defense
Tiffany Thompson - MPH PEL Essay
Fri 6/23/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Biomedical Sciences Tower 3 (BST3)

Tiffany Thompson will be presenting her essay on the 9th floor of the Center for Vaccine Research during one of her collaborative lab meetings. Her essay, A Literature Review of the Histology of Rift Valley Fever Virus Neurological Disease Comparing Rodent and NHP Models to Human Disease, will focus on the neurological disease seen in the developed animal models and the histology being used in the research of the Rift Valley Fever Virus.

IDM
Master's Defense
Sat 6/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Official Date for Award of Degree June Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 6/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Official date for award of degree for June 2017 graduation (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Mon 6/26/2017 to Fri 6/30/2017
Urban Health Summer Institute Community Event
Urban Health Summer Institute
Mon 6/26/2017 to Fri 6/30/2017


Four short courses in urban health are being offered at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, June 26-30, 2017. Early bird registration discount is half-off until April 30th. This is a great opportunity to dive into a public health topic and learn practical skills in a condensed format. Courses are held every day for one week either in the mornings or the afternoons. Please see the Summer Institute website for more information.

Community
Event
Mon 6/26/2017
Extended Diversity Experience Funding University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Extended Diversity Experience Funding
Mon 6/26/2017


Faculty members who are interested in incorporating what they have learned about diversity and inclusivity into a course they will be teaching in the coming year may apply to participate in the Extended Diversity Institute workshop series. This extended professional growth experience will connect a cohort of faculty with scholars who are studying diversity, librarians to help locate resources, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively to assist faculty in modifying their courses.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Thu 6/29/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 6/29/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 6/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 6/29/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23



Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 6/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal Career Services Lecture
Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal
Fri 6/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Scientific editor, Ieva Gailite, PhD, will provide an overview of the editorial process of the four journals published by EMBO as an academic organization - The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular and Systems Biology, and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr. Gailite will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process at EMBO Press and The EMBO Journal in particular, and present a brief overview of the policies that EMBO has recently implemented. She will provide a brief insight into how manuscripts are evaluated and the role of scientific editors in this process.

Career Services
Lecture
Fri 6/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential Community Webinar
Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential
Fri 6/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


NBPHE presents a one hour informational webinar, “Everything You Need to Know About the CPH Credential”.

This webinar will cover everything from the benefits and importance of earning the credential, eligibility requirements, exam contents and materials, vouchers and discounts, exam dates and locations, as well as what happens after you pass the exam. 

The CPH webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for later viewing. 

Community
Webinar
Sat 7/1/2017
Urban Health Symposium-Early Bird Registration Career Services Deadline
Urban Health Symposium-Early Bird Registration
Sat 7/1/2017


The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.

Career Services
Deadline
Mon 7/3/2017
Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit Community Application Deadline
Call for Abstracts: Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit
Mon 7/3/2017


The theme for this year’s summit is Collaboration. The summit will focus on the importance of communication and partnerships throughout the statewide emergency response community. This is an opportunity to come together for information sharing, learning and relationship building. Abstracts are currently being accepted for summit workshops, panel discussions, half-day courses, full-day courses and poster presentations. Abstract submissions should align with one of the following tracks: public health/emergency preparedness, emergency management, human services, or homeland security.

Community
Application Deadline
Tue 7/4/2017
Independence Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Independence Day Holiday
Tue 7/4/2017


University Closed

Academic Calendar
Notice
Thu 7/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 7/7/2017
Call for Abstracts: Med Ed Day University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Abstracts: Med Ed Day
Fri 7/7/2017


They welcome educational and descriptive abstracts regarding innovative educational programs by students, residents, fellows, and faculty across all schools of the health sciences.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 7/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 7/7/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…

• Identify the important characteristics of a teaching portfolio
• Make decisions about portfolio contents, structure, and framing based on an understanding of its likely audience
• Strategically compile teaching materials for use in a teaching portfolio
• Streamline information for more impactful presentation in a teaching portfolio

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B26


Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 7/10/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Transcripts Available June Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Mon 7/10/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Tue 7/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35) August Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35)
Tue 7/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until July 24. The final deadline to apply is July 24. 

NOTE: To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration.


August Graduation
Application Deadline
Tue 7/11/2017 to Thu 7/13/2017
2017 NACCHO Annual Conference Community Event
2017 NACCHO Annual Conference
Tue 7/11/2017 to Thu 7/13/2017
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 NACCHO Annual Conference, to be held July 11–13 in Pittsburgh, PA is the only national conference that speaks directly to the daily challenges and opportunities that local health officials and their staff face. The conference provides a venue for local public health department staff, partners, funders, and others who are interested and invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies in local public health. Attendees will gain practical and effective tools, strategies, and concepts to confront the ongoing public health challenges facing local health departments today.

The theme of this year’s conference, Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health, highlights the unique opportunity public health has to convene discussions and efforts around population health, clinical medicine, and the management of systems that measure health and healthcare outcomes. For more information regarding the Conference follow this link-  www.nacchoannual.org

 

Student Volunteers Needed! NACCHO will waive the student registration fee of $375 to students who volunteers to support the conference. 

Volunteers Roles: 
Session Monitors – 1 per session, 140 possible sessions 
This is arguably the most important staffing need. 
• Volunteers who choose this option will receive a link with session titles/ names and session description before the meeting. The link will allow a volunteer to sign up for the sessions they would like to monitor. 
• Once onsite, the volunteers will pick up a packet for each session they are monitoring from the registration desk. 
• They will work with the speakers’ onsite to monitor the timeliness of the session using timer cards. 
• Lastly, they will complete a short, three question survey about the session and return the timecards and survey to registration. 
• All session monitors are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours. 

Hospitality Desk 
• The Hospitality Desk is necessary to provide attendees with information regarding local restaurants and attractions. 
• This desk should be staffed with people knowledgeable of the area. 
• You may include local maps, restaurant listings, and attraction lists. 
• NACCHO may, on your behalf, request information from the State Convention & Visitors Bureau to include at the Hospitality Desk. 
• NACCHO will provide you with a NACCHO Annual Conference sign for the desk. 
• In the past we have seen multiple people working the desk or the same two people staffing the desk the entire time. 

If you are interested in volunteering contact Anne-Marie Burton 
Chief, Member Engagement, Outreach & Partnerships 
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 
1100 17th Street NW, 7th Floor │ Washington, DC 20036 
Direct: 202.507.4245 | Main: 202.783.5550 x 4245 │Fax: 202.783.1583 │Email: aburton@naccho.org 
www.naccho.org 


Community
Event
Tue 7/11/2017
SOPHAS Virtual Fair Community Recruitment Event
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Tue 7/11/2017


Chat with Pitt Public Health during SOPHAS' next virtual fair. Ask your admissions questions and learn more about our programs. Visit careereco.com/events/sophas for more information. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing Career Services Lecture
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

Career Services
Lecture
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Navigating the Path to a Career in Science Writing
Tue 7/11/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 7/12/2017
Fall Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Registration Deadline for Continuing Students (no late fee)
Wed 7/12/2017


Continuing students should register for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions by July 12, 2017 to avoid a late fee. No registrations will be accepted after August 28. Add or drop classes until September 8.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Wed 7/12/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 7/12/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Would you like to assess your students more thoroughly and quickly? Blackboard’s assessment tools include assignments, tests, quizzes, and surveys. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use these tools to save time and measure and improve student learning.

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

-Build and deploy tests and test item pools, quizzes, and surveys in Blackboard;
-Set adaptive release rules and create groups to limit student access to tests and quizzes;
-Create assignments and enable SafeAssign to review student work;
-Setup and grade assignments using the inline Grading tool;
-Grade and aggregate test, quiz, survey, and assignment results in the grade center, and analyze the quality of the questions themselves using Test Item Analysis.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/12/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Summer Alumni Reception with NACCHO Pitt Public Health Reception
Summer Alumni Reception with NACCHO
Wed 7/12/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and mingle with faculty, fellow alumni, ACHD partners, conference attendees, and friends of Pitt Public health at Eddie Merlot’s (Four Gateway Center,  444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) for a special reception in conjunction with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) annual conference.

Pitt Public Health
Reception
Sat 7/15/2017
Surma Scholarship for Long-Term Healthcare Administration in Policy and Aging Pitt Public Health Deadline
Surma Scholarship for Long-Term Healthcare Administration in Policy and Aging
Sat 7/15/2017


PA residents with a demonstrated interest in long-term health care administration or policies are encouraged to apply for this award endowed by alumnus and Board of Visitors member Becky Surma (MHA, ’81). Surma worked as a hospital administrator in her early career and has devoted most of her adult life to being a community volunteer.

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 7/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 7/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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


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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139

Judah Abberbock of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A522

Alice Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Tue 7/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

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

August Graduation
Workshop
Tue 7/18/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/18/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
2017 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference University of Pittsburgh Workshop
2017 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Scaife Hall

The Keynote Speaker, Dean Donald Burke, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will provide a broad perspective on the need to bridge the gap between public safety and public health in addressing the opioid epidemic. The other topics will examine the trends that cause overdose deaths, educate and examine trends on synthetic opioids and teach best practices for using naloxone. Prescribing guidelines and alternative pain management strategies will also be discussed.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
ACOPC Summer Conference 2017 - "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis" Community Event
ACOPC Summer Conference 2017 - "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis"
Wed 7/19/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Scaife Hall

Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) will host their 2017 summer conference, "New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis," with a keynote address, "Forecasting and Deflecting the Opiod Epidemic Curve" from Dean Donald S. Burke, MD.

Other speeches include:

  • "Preventing Opioid Prescription Misuse and Alternative Therapies to Pain Management" - Ajay Wasen, MD, UPMC Pain Medicine at Centre Commons
  • "Trauma and Managing Chronic Pain" - Gregory Nicosia, PhD
  • "A Look at Trends in Overdose Data: The Rise of Synthetic Opioids Including Fentanyl" - Karl Williams, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Examiner, Allegheny County
  • "Primer on Synthetic Opioids" - Brian Dempsey, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • "Using Naloxone as an Antidote to Synthetic Opioids" - Alice Bell, LCSW, Overdose Prevention Projection Coordinator, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
  • "Citizen Science: Naloxone Availability in Allegheny County Pharmacies" - Mohamed Kashoush and Stephen Reber, Panthercare, University of Pittsburgh

Registration is from May 18 - July 1.
Location: Scaife Hall Lecture Rooms 5 & 6 (located directly inside the glass doors, right side of the building near Lothrop Street)
For more information: visit the ACOPC webpage or email sprice@pitt.edu.


Community
Event
Wed 7/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc: Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH Career Services Seminar Series
Postdoc to Postdoc: Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH
Wed 7/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Title: A Mixed Methods Study of Socioeconomic Standing, Masculinity, and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships among Black Men


Career Services
Seminar Series
Wed 7/19/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 7/19/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hillman Library

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

August Graduation
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright Workshop with University Library System August Graduation Workshop
Copyright Workshop with University Library System
Wed 7/19/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship.

August Graduation
Workshop
Wed 7/19/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 7/19/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school which meets monthly except in August. Attendance is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 7/20/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 7/20/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 7/20/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..."
Thu 7/20/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Steven Meanley will be defending his dissertation, “Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older Adult Men Who Have Sex with Men from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study.”

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017


6 days of $6 lunches at various Oakland locations, such as Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, Peter's Pub, Top Shabu-Shabu, and many more. Sponsored by Only in Oakland.

Community
Event
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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

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

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

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and...
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139

Yi Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and Gene-based Markers, with an Application to a Genetic Study of AMD Progression"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.

Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Human Library Launch Community Event
Human Library Launch
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM


The Human Library is an initiative for social change growing from the power of a person's story. Community members who have lived with and been affected by behavioral health will share their stories. Come listen and deepen your understanding of the breadth of mental and behavioral health. Engage in honest dialogue to move past silence and toward connection. 

Community
Event
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Thu 8/3/2017
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC
Thu 8/3/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, new course proposals for Fall 2017 (2181) must be submitted by August 18. The summer EPCC schedule is TBD. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..."
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Maria Catrina D. Jaime will be defending her dissertation, "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender Attitudes related to Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Involved in the Juvenile Justice System."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments August Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Mon 8/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Mariah Cole - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Mariah Cole - MS Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Mariah's thesis, Pre- and Post Seroconversion Gut Microbiome Analysis in HIV-infected individuals, investigates the gut microbiome of 16 untreated HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) at time-points that are ~6 months pre-seroconversion and ~6 months post-seroconversion to assess bacterial changes that may make individuals more susceptible to the development of AIDS, using Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) fecal samples from 1984-1985.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

All Pitt faculty and staff have free unlimited access to Qualtrics, a tool for easily creating sophisticated, anonymous online surveys. These surveys can be used to collect information from your students, get anonymous feedback or evaluation, or for human subjects research.

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

-Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item survey;
-Use and understand multiple item types;
-Use logic statements to deploy survey items;
-View and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 7139

Zhaowen Sun of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 8/9/2017 to Tue 8/15/2017
Electronic Surplus Pick-up Pitt Public Health Notice
Electronic Surplus Pick-up
Wed 8/9/2017 to Tue 8/15/2017
Pitt Public Health

Items can be placed in one of THREE PLACES:

*Near A724 Crabtree
*New A300 Crabtree &
*Near 4128 Parran

These areas will be clearly marked!!! Small electronic lab equipment can be placed for pick-up provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached.

Please have all items flush against the walls to allow for egress and bundle/box loose and small items.

Pitt Public Health
Notice
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due August Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Official Date for Award of Degree August Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Official date for award of degree for August 2017 graduation (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM
International Graduate Student Orientation University of Pittsburgh Event
International Graduate Student Orientation
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM


Orientation for new International Graduate students will take place on August 14th, starting at 9:30AM. In-person appointments will take place on August 15th and there will be a make-up orientation on August 16th (if applicable). OIS will send orientation details and information to international students in their Pre-Arrival Checklist. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Whether it’s scribbled on the back of a napkin or filed in a formal record of course instruction, planning ahead for a class session makes for a more effective class. A detailed description of instructional activities for each class provides a roadmap for the instructor and structure for the students. It can also help you determine how well class goals have been met. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the major components of a lesson plan
• Develop a lesson plan based on their own course’s learning objectivesLocation: Alumni Hall, Room 815

Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Meeting
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

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

August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hillman Library

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

August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright Workshop with University Library System August Graduation Workshop
Copyright Workshop with University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship.

August Graduation
Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

A well written, clear, and concise syllabus is one of your best tools for ensuring your course gets off to a good start. It sets the tone for your course, and gives students clear expectations on assignments, behavior, and grading. This workshop can help you focus on the details that every syllabus should have. You can also continue working on the syllabus with an Instructional Designer after the workshop. Put your best foot forward with your best syllabus!This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only.Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

The first day of class sets the tone for the whole semester. Your students will form their first impression of you, and it is your opportunity to establish the classroom environment that sustains the class for the term. In this workshop, we cover strategies for making good use of this time, including establishing the relevance of the course, articulating student and instructor expectations, introducing course materials, and designing “icebreaker” activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan for their first day of class.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the common mistakes of first-time instructors
• Set goals and determine a plan of action for the first day of class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop Career Services Event
Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Have you struggled with articulating your vision and creating momentum as a leader? Attend this workshop led consultant Diana Petrovich. 

Career Services
Event
Mon 8/21/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM
AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County Community Event
AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County
Mon 8/21/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Join PA State President Joanne Grossi and a panel of local experts for a community conversation on the future of health care in Allegheny County. Including Noble A-W Maseru, director of Pitt Public Health's Center for Health Equity. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. 

Community
Event
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

The vast majority of faculty at Pitt use Blackboard. Students appreciate having a single place to go for course content; however, Blackboard is so feature rich, with so many places to post items, it can be confusing to know where certain course materials should be placed. When items are placed in the wrong (or hidden and rarely used spaces), students get frustrated. This short workshop will help you get things in the right place—whether you are creating a new course from scratch or are using an inherited or cloned course--in a way that supports best practices in student learning through Blackboard.It will also help you organize your class materials – and who doesn’t need a little extra organizational help at the beginning of the semester? Additional help is available after the workshop in the Educational Technology Center (basement of Alumni Hall). This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration Career Services Lecture
CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Graduate students and postdocs, are you interested in pursuing a career in academia, enhancing your teaching skills, or obtaining certification in STEM teaching?

Join CIRTL to discover how they can enrich your professional development in preparation for a faculty career!

Career Services
Lecture
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Do you sometimes get stumped in the classroom? Do you feel like you aren’t reaching your students, even though you are giving it your best shot? This quick workshop will focus on some of the most effective teaching strategies you can use – all based on research, and all practiced by our teaching consultants. After the workshop, you can get additional help with your specific course(s) with a Teaching Consultant. This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided. 

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Orientation Sneak Peek Pitt Public Health Event
Orientation Sneak Peek
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Fifth Avenue Lobby (Ground Floor)

Join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek. Meet your future school, colleagues, and friends, tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges, knock out your first semester to-do list. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
New Student Orientation Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
University Club

Two days of new student orientation and Plunge activities begin at the University Club and continue at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Event
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL)
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Location TBD

New Faculty Orientation takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Registration for the event is now open. We look forward to seeing you there.

You may contact Laura McCarthy-Blatt via email or (412) 383-9729, if you have specific requests or have questions about the event.


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mikhail Shchepinov - Stop lipid peroxidation without antioxidants: heavy handling of Neuro diseases EOH Seminar Series
Mikhail Shchepinov - Stop lipid peroxidation without antioxidants: heavy handling of Neuro diseases
Thu 8/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A)
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017
Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Career Services Application Deadline
Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
Fri 8/25/2017


A postdoctoral research and leadership training program open to researchers, scientists, and clinicians with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B)
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Event
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL)
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
University of Pittsburgh

At the start of the fall and spring terms, the University Center for Teaching and Learning holds an orientation for new Teaching Assistants from across campus.

The orientation consists of workshops led by experienced teaching assistants and is designed to prepare graduate student teachers for their new roles at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshops are designed to provide new TAs with the practical skills they will need and to familiarize them with University policies and resources. All new teaching assistants are required to take part in the orientation unless their department has received an exemption from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

If you do not yet know your University of Pittsburgh Computing Account Username, please contact Computing Services and Systems Development at 412-624-HELP [4357].

Location: David Lawrence Hall Lobby


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop Community Event
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Broaden Your Impact: Bring Science to the Public at Phipps! Attend the Science Communication Workshop on Sat., Aug. 26! 

As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering a science communication workshop to graduate students and other professionals in STEM. The program includes the opportunity to return to Phipps to share your work with our guests. 


Community
Event
Sun 8/27/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Health by ZIP Code: Where You Live Matters Community Event
Health by ZIP Code: Where You Live Matters
Sun 8/27/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

A person’s ZIP code can be a predictor of overall health in addition to other factors, including race and genetics. And it’s not just life expectancy—access to quality care, healthy behaviors, safety and quality of life are all affected by where one lives. Hear from the leading experts on health issues that impact the African-American community and how we can become healthier no matter where we live. 

This community reception and health forum is presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Highmark Foundation at the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Click to pre-register or call 412-263-3850.


Community
Event
Mon 8/28/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Welcome Back 2017 Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back 2017
Mon 8/28/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, August 28 and 29. (And at Bridgeside on September 5!)  

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 8/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NO CLASS IDM Seminar Series
NO CLASS
Mon 8/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 8/29/2017
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Tue 8/29/2017


This is the final registration date for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between July 12 and August 29. Add or drop classes until September 8.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Tue 8/29/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Welcome Back 2017 Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back 2017
Tue 8/29/2017 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, August 28 and 29. (And at Bridgeside on September 5!)  

Get a free head shot during Tuesday's session between noon and 2 p.m.! Use on your LinkedIn profile and for other professional uses. Brought to you by Career Services! 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 8/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NO CLASS IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
NO CLASS
Wed 8/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 8/30/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Student Employment Fair 2017 Career Services Event
Student Employment Fair 2017
Wed 8/30/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
William Pitt Union

The Student Employment Fair is a great opportunity for Pitt departments and units, as well as companies located within the greater Pittsburgh area, to recruit Pitt students and alumni for Federal Work Study and part-time jobs, as well as internship opportunities.

Career Services
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 8/31/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Jane A Cauley, DrPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Jane A Cauley, DrPH
Thu 8/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Introduction to Career Services Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Career Services
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

For new and current students and inquiring minds. Overview of our services and an introduction to the new Pitt Bridges system. Food will be provided. Bring your laptop!

Career Services
Workshop
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Interdisciplinary Programs Welcoming Event Pitt Public Health Event
Interdisciplinary Programs Welcoming Event
Thu 8/31/2017 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Graduate Program for Cultural Studies cordially invites graduate students and faculty to the Annual Welcoming Event it shares with Film Studies, GSWS, Jewish Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the fourth floor suite of the Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 4:00PM - 9:30PM
Prevention Point Pittsburgh presents "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs" Community Event
Prevention Point Pittsburgh presents "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs"
Thu 8/31/2017 4:00PM - 9:30PM


Join Prevention Point Pittsburgh at Row House Cinema for screenings of "A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs" on International Overdose Awareness Day. First showing: 4:00 PM
 Second Showing: 7:00 PM
 Third Showing: 9:30 PM

 All showings will be FREE. 

 Please RSVP!

Community
Event
Thu 8/31/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Back to School Social Student Organization Social
Back to School Social
Thu 8/31/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Join Pitt Public Health's Student Government Association, Global Health Student Association, Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort, and Epi Gives Back at Mario's Shadyside. Free for students, $5 for guests. Food and drinks provided. Bring a school supply donation to benefit the Pittsburgh Education Partnership. 

Student Organization
Social
Fri 9/1/2017
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal Community Deadline
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal
Fri 9/1/2017


Submit to Carnegie Mellon's student-run public policy journal, showcasing original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across disciplines. The Heinz Journal is dedicated to publishing relevant, high-quality research that offers insight into a current political issue and advances the policy debate. 

Community
Deadline
Fri 9/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN Seminar Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN Seminar
Fri 9/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Urban Youth Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Lead Poisoning Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Urban Youth Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Lead Poisoning
Fri 9/1/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) hosts a monthly Journal Club meeting to facilitate dialogue about health equity among faculty, students, staff, and community members.  We hope to spark an intellectually enriching discussion regarding ways to research a problem or intervene to contribute to the solution.

Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Mon 9/4/2017
Labor Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Labor Day Holiday
Mon 9/4/2017


The University is closed for Labor Day. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 9/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
LABOR DAY (NO CLASS) IDM Seminar Series
LABOR DAY (NO CLASS)
Mon 9/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM




IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 9/5/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Welcome Back at Bridgeside Point Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back at Bridgeside Point
Tue 9/5/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff working at studying at Bridgeside for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello!  


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 9/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Barbara Hopkins - "A PRDX1-FOXO3 Signaling Pathway Acts as a Redox Sensor Controlling FOXO3...." Human Genetics Essay/Thesis/Dissertation Deadline
Barbara Hopkins - "A PRDX1-FOXO3 Signaling Pathway Acts as a Redox Sensor Controlling FOXO3...."
Tue 9/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 3140

PhD candidate, Barbara Hopkins  of the Department of Human Genetics


Human Genetics
Essay/Thesis/Dissertation Deadline
Wed 9/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Martinson) IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Martinson)
Wed 9/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Blood Drive with SGA Student Organization Event
Blood Drive with SGA
Wed 9/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Schedule your appointment in advance to save time by visiting centralbloodbank.org or calling 866-366-6771 and using code CU190022. Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to stay hydrated on the day of your donation. And remember to bring your ID. All participants will receive a stainless steel cup! 

Student Organization
Event
Wed 9/6/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application Professional Development Event
Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application
Wed 9/6/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

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

Mentored Career Development Awards (aka K Awards) are the National Institute of Health's primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applications must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents. 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017
Urban Health Symposium Career Services Event
Urban Health Symposium
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017


The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.

Career Services
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL Professional Development Event
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This highly interactive workshop builds practical skills that faculty can implement in their teaching. It can be particularly helpful in preparing for and addressing difficult situations that may arise related to today’s social and political climate.  From tweaking your syllabus to rewording your assignments, the workshop focuses heavily on the use of language, wording, and tone in the learning environment. Faculty will leave with new techniques they can implement right away or over time to improve classroom civility, to promote honest conversations, and to highlight common ground on sensitive topics. This workshop applies various conflict mediation techniques to face-to-face and hybrid learning environments.

At the conclusion of this workshop, faculty will be able to:
  • Negotiate rules of engagement in the classroom with their students
  • Build trust with their students
  • Make smart word choices in a syllabus, learning activity, or facilitated dialogue
  • Implement mediation techniques in their teaching style
  • Bring more peace into their classroom

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/7/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Cody Wolfe EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Cody Wolfe
Thu 9/7/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday September 7, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Cody Wolfe
Paper: A Unique Microglia Type Associated with Restricting Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Abstract: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a detrimental neurodegenerative disease with no effective treatments. Due to cellular heterogeneity, defining the roles of immune cell subsets in AD onset and progression has been challenging. Using transcriptional single-cell sorting, we comprehensively map all immune populations in wild-type and AD-transgenic (Tg-AD) mouse brains. We describe a novel microglia type associated with neurodegenerative diseases (DAM) and identify markers, spatial localization, and pathways associated with these cells. Immunohistochemical staining of mice and human brain slices shows DAM with intracellular/phagocytic Aβ particles. Single-cell analysis of DAM in Tg-AD and triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (Trem2)-/- Tg-AD reveals that the DAM program is activated in a two-step process. Activation is initiated in a Trem2-independent manner that involves downregulation of microglia checkpoints, followed by activation of a Trem2-dependent program. This unique microglia-type has the potential to restrict neurodegeneration, which may have important implications for future treatment of AD and other neurodegenerative diseases

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Introduction to Career Services (repeat session) Career Services Workshop
Introduction to Career Services (repeat session)
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

For new and current students and inquiring minds. Overview of our services and an introduction to the new Pitt Bridges system. Food will be provided. Bring your laptop!

Career Services
Workshop
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - John M. Jakicic, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - John M. Jakicic, PhD
Thu 9/7/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

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

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health 4128

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

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 9/8/2017
Transcripts Available August Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 9/8/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Fri 9/8/2017
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 9/8/2017


Add or drop classes for Fall 2017 (term 2181) term, first session, or second session between August 28 and September 8, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are October 27 (term), September 29 (first session), and November 27 (second session).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 9/8/2017
Call for Submissions - Healthy U Fair University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Submissions - Healthy U Fair
Fri 9/8/2017


New this year at the annual Healthy U Fair, display your contributions to the health and wellness field with a demonstration, video, hands-on exhibit, etc. Space is limited, so selected students will be notified by September 13. 

The September 25 fair focuses on the nine dimensions of wellness to help Pitt students become happier and healthier, sponsored by Pitt's Healthy U division of Student Affairs. 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 9/8/2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Free Coffee in the Commons Cafe Pitt Public Health Reception
Free Coffee in the Commons Cafe
Fri 9/8/2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

To celebrate the opening of the coffee bar and cafe on the first floor of Parran Hall, free coffee with be available in the public health commons this Friday morning from 8-10 a.m.

Pitt Public Health
Reception
Fri 9/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/8/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Med Ed Day Career Services Meeting
Med Ed Day
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM


Poster sessions, Med talks, networking reception and resource fair in addition to a keynote by Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI, associate dean of admissions, The Ohio State University SOM. Register today! 

Career Services
Meeting
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar, HUGEN Retreat at Pymatuning Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar, HUGEN Retreat at Pymatuning
Fri 9/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/8/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Meet and Greet with Global Health Student Association Student Organization Social
Meet and Greet with Global Health Student Association
Fri 9/8/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM


GHSA welcomes you with free food and great company at Schenley Park (across from Phipps). Games appreciated!


Student Organization
Social
Fri 9/8/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Department of Epidemiology-New Student Fundamentals Workshop Epidemiology Workshop
Department of Epidemiology-New Student Fundamentals Workshop
Fri 9/8/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Workshop
Sun 9/10/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Sewing Party to Help Girls Thrive in Zimbabwe Through Girl Empowerment Pad Program Community Event
Sewing Party to Help Girls Thrive in Zimbabwe Through Girl Empowerment Pad Program
Sun 9/10/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM



Community
Event
Mon 9/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 9/11/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

This talk will discuss a framework that combines clinical surveillance data with social Internet data and mathematical models to provide probabilistic forecasts of disease incidence and will demonstrate the value of Internet data and the real-time utility of epidemiological modeling approaches.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Hartman) IDM Seminar Series
Welcome/Introduction (Dr. Hartman)
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

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

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4140

All are welcome to join AWPH at their first meeting! Your input is highly valued, as it will help set the tone for what AWPH aims to achieve this year.  For more information contact Noreen Chatta.

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 9/12/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4128

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


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 9/12/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Wisconsin Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Wisconsin
Tue 9/12/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


University of Wisconsin 

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at

publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Wed 9/13/2017 to Sat 9/16/2017
NSGC 36th Annual Conference (Columbus, OH) Human Genetics Conference
NSGC 36th Annual Conference (Columbus, OH)
Wed 9/13/2017 to Sat 9/16/2017


 Organized by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the 36th NSGC Annual Conference showcases advancements across the breadth of the genetic counseling profession to provide education and build community. Attendees in Columbus will gain knowledge of clinical and scientific best practices and insights into emerging research. The conference provides a unique opportunity to engage and network with colleagues and pursue professional development.

Human Genetics
Conference
Wed 9/13/2017
Graduation Application Due (no fee) December Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due (no fee)
Wed 9/13/2017


Submit your graduation application and prior degree form by September 13 to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) with no fee. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Volunteer Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Volunteer Fair
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
William Pitt Union

Connecting Pitt student volunteers with community agencies offering volunteer opportunities. Sponsored by Pitt Serves. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Introduction & Discussion (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Introduction & Discussion (Group 1)
Wed 9/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Introduction & Discussion (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Introduction & Discussion (Group 2)
Wed 9/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/13/2017 5:30PM - 5:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Ohio Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Ohio
Wed 9/13/2017 5:30PM - 5:30PM
Pitt Public Health

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/14/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/14/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Heng Bai EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Heng Bai
Thu 9/14/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 14, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Heng Bai
Paper: Role of subcellular calcium redistribution in regulating apoptosis and autophagy in cadmium-exposed primary rat proximal tubular cells
Authors: Fei Liu, Zi-Fa Li, Zhen-Yong Wang, Lin Wang
Abstract: Ca2+ signaling plays a vital role in regulating apoptosis and autophagy.We previously proved that cytosolic Ca2+ overload is involved in cadmium(Cd)-induced apoptosis in rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the source of elevated cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]c) and the effect of potential subcellular Ca2+ redistribution on apoptosis and autophagy remain to be elucidated. Firstly, data showed that Cd-induced elevation of [Ca2+]c was primarily generated intracellularly. Moreover, elevations of [Ca2+]c and mitochondrial Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]mit) with depletion of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2+ levels ([Ca2+]ER) were revealed in Cd-treated rPT cells, but this subcellular Ca2+ redistributionwas significantly suppressed by 2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB). Elevated inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) levels with up-regulated IP3 receptor (IP3R) protein levels were shown in Cd-exposed cells, confirming that IP3R-mediated ER Ca2+ release results in the elevation of [Ca2+]c. Up-regulated sequestosome 1 (p62) protein levels and autophagic flux assay demonstrated that Cd impaired autophagic degradation, while N-acetylcysteine (NAC) markedly attenuated Cd-induced p62 and microtubule- associated protein 1 light chain 3-II (LC3-II) accumulation, implying that the inhibition of autophagic flux was due to oxidative stress. Furthermore, pharmacological modulation of [Ca2+]c with 1,2-Bis (2- aminophenoxy) ethane-N,N,N′,N′-tetraacetic acid acetoxymethyl ester (BAPTA-AM) and 2-APB alleviated Cdmediated apoptosis, inhibition of autophagic degradation and subsequent cytotoxicity, while thapsigargin (TG) had the opposite regulatory effect on them. In summary, cytosolic calcium overload originated from IP3R-mediated ER Ca2+ release has a negative impact on Cd nephrotoxicity through its promotion of apoptosis and inhibition of autophagic flux.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
IDM Research Day IDM Event
IDM Research Day
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Students from the Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology will present their research project at IDM's ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the open reception portion taking place from 12-3 p.m. at the O’Hara Student Center Dining Room & Ballroom. Alumni planning to attend are asked to RSVP online.

IDM
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean Donald Burke Schoolwide Address: Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve Epidemiology Seminar Series
Dean Donald Burke Schoolwide Address: Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Donald S Burke, MD
Dean, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health, Health Sciences
Jonas Salk Professor of Global Health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
** School-Wide Lecture – All Faculty, Students and Staff Invited **

Forecasting and Deflecting the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Curve 

(An update on research activities at Pitt Public Health)

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The role of micro-and macro-environmental factors on muscle stem cell function EOH Seminar Series
The role of micro-and macro-environmental factors on muscle stem cell function
Thu 9/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching with Prezi (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the advantages of Prezi over traditional presentation tools, like PowerPoint.
• Use best practices in teaching with Prezi.
• Create their own new Prezi or convert an old PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi.
• Avoid common pitfalls in the creation of PrezisThis workshop may be counted toward the Educational Technology concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Meet in Alumni B23
Meet in Alumni B23


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health, will present, "Integrating multidimensional omics data for cancer prognosis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Pittsburgh Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) - Pittsburgh
Thu 9/14/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt Public Health

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/14/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Genetic Counseling Program Reunion at the NSGC Annual Conference in Columbus Human Genetics Reception
Genetic Counseling Program Reunion at the NSGC Annual Conference in Columbus
Thu 9/14/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Join genetic counseling program alumni, faculty staff, and guests for a special reception in conjunction with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Conference. You are invited to enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant located at 401 N. Front Street in Columbus, OH.

Human Genetics
Reception
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease" University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease"
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

The 2017 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Quasar Saleem Padiath, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, on “Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease.”

Friday, September 15, 12-1 PM
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

(50-minute presentation followed by a short question-and-answer session)



University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Navigating a Career Fair Career Services Workshop
Navigating a Career Fair
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Vital tips and advice on networking at the fall Career Fair and beyond, including how to do employer research, prepare an elevator speech, follow up with employers, and more.


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Quasar Padiath, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Quasar Padiath, PhD
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Meeting
Your Voice, Your Story, Your Future: How Latino Youth Voice Shapes Programming in Pittsburgh
Fri 9/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 9/15/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Department of Epidemiology Fall Reception Epidemiology Reception
Department of Epidemiology Fall Reception
Fri 9/15/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Commons (1st floor)


Epidemiology
Reception
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017
Postdoc Appreciation Week Career Services Event
Postdoc Appreciation Week
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017


The NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world, including Pitt, participate by holding special events.


Career Services
Event
Mon 9/18/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/18/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
• Articulate teaching objectives
• Describe personal teaching methods 
• Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness 
• Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impactThis workshop may be counted toward the Professional Development concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://www.teaching.pitt.edu/teaching-support/ta-services/achievement-in-pedagogy-badge// or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Meet at Alumni room 815


Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Research Day Winner Presentations IDM Seminar Series
Research Day Winner Presentations
Mon 9/18/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/18/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Health Reform Speakers Series with Michael Millenson Community Lecture
Health Reform Speakers Series with Michael Millenson
Mon 9/18/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Health Activist Network invites you to their September Speakers Series Event featuring Michael Millenson. The event will be an engaging and candid conversation with a leading health expert and activist, AND will be an opportunity to meet and network with fellow local health activists! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. 

Community
Lecture
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
William Pitt Union

Students, meet prospective employers at this annual, University-wide career fair. Useful for students at every level - whether you are job hunting or not! September 19 and 20 focus on STEM-related employers. Hosted by the Pitt Office for Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA). Student registration information available in the fall. Check Pitt Bridges for updates. 


Career Services
Event
Tue 9/19/2017
SOPHAS Virtual Fair Community Recruitment Event
SOPHAS Virtual Fair
Tue 9/19/2017


Chat with Pitt Public Health during SOPHAS' next virtual fair. Ask your admissions questions and learn more about our programs. Visit careereco.com/events/sophas for more information. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 9/19/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 9/19/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

The University of Pittsburgh makes two methods of plagiarism detection available to Pitt faculty: Turnitin and SafeAssign. Both of these services are integrated with Blackboard, while Turnitin also offers a stand-alone web interface as well. This workshop will cover the pros and cons of both services, how to set up assignments so your students can submit their work, how to view the reporting on student work, and how to leave feedback and comments for students to view.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able toInterpret Turnitin’s and SafeAssign's originality reports;Use Turnitin and Blackboard to make written and verbal annotations to student work;Create and manage a Turnitin Direct Assignment in BlackboardCreate and manage a SafeAssign Assignment in BlackboardIf you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.

Meet at Educational Technology Center Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications Career Services Seminar Series
Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications
Tue 9/19/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The right journals can increase the dissemination and impact of your publications. In this interactive session, learn how to balance impact factors, publishing models, and other factors, and become familiar with free online tools to identify best-fit journals. Finally, defang predatory publishers and their journals by learning to recognize and avoid them!

Career Services
Seminar Series
Tue 9/19/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 9/19/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4128

Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Pitt Public Health Toastmaster meetings are open to the public.  Please join us to develop your leadership and public speaking skills. Join us! 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 7:00PM - 11:55PM
Graduate and Professional Student Government's Welcome Back Student Organization Social
Graduate and Professional Student Government's Welcome Back
Tue 9/19/2017 7:00PM - 11:55PM


Guten tag, Pitt Graduate and Professional Students!

One of the most anticipated events of the year is back! Meet your fellow graduate and professional students by joining GPSG at our Welcome Back Happy Hour… Bavarian-style! Come to Pittsburgh's beloved Hofbräuhaus Brewery for Bavarian food, German bier, wine, and an all-around great time! Tickets to the event cost $10 and include all you-can-eat Bavarian appetizers and two bier or wine tickets!


Student Organization
Social
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Microbiome Bootcamp University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Microbiome Bootcamp
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
University Club

Learn the A-B-Cs of Microbiome cutting edge research. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lyndsay Avery IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Lyndsay Avery
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Example Presentations (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Example Presentations (Group 1)
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Example Presentations (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Example Presentations (Group 2)
Wed 9/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

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

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 9/21/2017
Pitt Johnstown Grad Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Pitt Johnstown Grad Fair
Thu 9/21/2017


Visit us at Pitt Johnstown to learn more about a Pitt Public Health education. 


University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/21/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM
West Virginia University Grad Fair Community Recruitment Event
West Virginia University Grad Fair
Thu 9/21/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Visit us at the WVU Grad Fair to find out more about a Pitt Public Health education. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/21/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/21/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Travis Lear EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Travis Lear
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Travis Lear
Paper: Opposing effects of cancer-type-specific SPOP mutants on BET protein degradation and sensitivity to BET inhibitors
Authors: Hana Janouskova, Geniver El Tekle, Elisa Bellini, Namrata D Udeshi, Anna Rinaldi,
Anna Ulbricht, Tiziano Bernasocchi, Gianluca Civenni, Marco Losa, Tanya Svinkina,
Craig M Bielski, Gregory V Kryukov, Luciano Cascione, Sara Napoli, Radoslav I Enchev,
David G Mutch, Michael E Carney, Andrew Berchuck, Boris J N Winterhoff, Russell R Broaddus,
Peter Schram, Holger Moch, Francesco Bertoni, Carlo V Catapano, Matthias Peter, Steven A Carr,
Levi A Garraway, Peter J Wild & Jean-Philippe P Theurillat

Abstract: It is generally assumed that recurrent mutations within a given cancer driver gene elicit similar drug responses. Cancer genome studies have identified recurrent but divergent missense mutations affecting the substrate-recognition domain of the ubiquitin ligase adaptor SPOP in endometrial and prostate cancers. The therapeutic implications of these mutations remain incompletely understood. Here we analyzed changes in the ubiquitin landscape induced by endometrial cancer–associated SPOP mutations and identified BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 proteins (BETs) as SPOP–CUL3 substrates that are preferentially degraded by endometrial cancer–associated SPOP mutants. The resulting reduction of BET protein levels sensitized cancer cells to BET inhibitors. Conversely, prostate cancer–specific SPOP mutations resulted in impaired degradation of BETs, promoting their resistance to pharmacologic inhibition. These results uncover an oncogenomics paradox, whereby mutations mapping to the same domain evoke opposing drug susceptibilities. Specifically, we provide a molecular rationale for the use of BET inhibitors to treat patients with endometrial but not prostate cancer who harbor SPOP mutations.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Alumni Hall

End of semester teaching evaluations can be extremely helpful for implementing course improvements next semester, but mid-semester surveys can provide you with information upon which you can act now, so that you can make adjustments and improvements benefiting your current students. Mid-semester surveys can provide insights into student perceptions about which teaching strategies and methods are most effective, which aspects of your teaching are most helpful, and what you should keep doing…or consider doing differently. This workshop is designed to provide you with the technical information necessary to deploy an anonymous, online survey via CourseWeb, to analyze the responses you receive, to communicate those results to your students, and to formulate a strategy to make any necessary adjustments for the second half of the semester. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to….          
  • Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.         
  • Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.          
  • Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.

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.


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - David D. Salcido, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - David D. Salcido, MPH, PhD
Thu 9/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Accessibility for Digital Course Materials (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Accessibility for Digital Course Materials (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hillman Library

This workshop will be held in the Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, on the ground floor. Accessibility for Digital Course Materials. Whether you teach an in-person or online course, any course content you offer digitally must be accessible to students with disabilities. This workshop explains what accessibility looks like in the context of Blackboard and other methods of digital content delivery, why accessibility is important, and how accessible design can help all students, not just those with disabilities. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Create and upload accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents to Blackboard. 
  • Create captions and transcripts for instructional videos. 
  • Format and design your Blackboard course site with accessibility and usability in mind. 
  • Understand the assistive technology that your students may be using

Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

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

Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Scott Bruce, of Temple University, will present, "Conditional Adaptive Spectral Analysis of Nonstationary Biomedical Time Series"

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) Welcome Back Event Student Organization Social
Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) Welcome Back Event
Thu 9/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM


DSO would like to invite all PhD students, new or old, from any department at Pitt Public Health to their annual Welcome Back Social gathering at Peter's Pub, 116 Oakland Ave. 1 free drink and free food will be provided. Students must be age 21 or old. Bring your ID. 

Student Organization
Social
Thu 9/21/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Requiem for Rice 2017: Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unamarked Center for Global Health Film
Requiem for Rice 2017: Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unamarked
Thu 9/21/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


‘Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked’ is inspired by the history of African and African American forced laborers who cultivated rice in the Lowcountry. Colour of Music Festival commissioned Dr. Trevor Weston to compose ‘Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked’.  This piece for string orchestra takes inspiration from traditional African music and traditional folk music by African Americans: fiddle music, long-meter hymns and Gullah music. The string
work will eventually become a longer dramatic work for voices and full orchestra, Requiem for Rice.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017- staging of ‘Unburied’, ‘Unmourned’, and ‘Unmarked’ played by string ensemble, a dramatic reading of excerpts from the Requiem libretto by VANESSA GERMAN, and discussion of the score (in development) and libretto by Drs. Trevor Weston, composer, and Edda L. Fields-Black, librettist (7pm at Carnegie Mellon University Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). 


Center for Global Health
Film
Fri 9/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dennis Kostka, PhD - "Gene expression regulation during development" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Dennis Kostka, PhD - "Gene expression regulation during development"
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Information Session: Opportunities at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Career Services Workshop
Information Session: Opportunities at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn more about the DHS Local Government Student Case Competition, the Scholars and Fellows in Local Government Program, and other exciting opportunities available through the Department of Human Services.  


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 9/22/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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)
Fri 9/22/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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. Participants will have the opportunity to revise learning objectives, evaluate assessments for alignment, improve assignment descriptions, and practice offering effective feedback.  We will also 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

Professional Development
Event
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast Community Webinar
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM


The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Political Times 

Community
Webinar
Fri 9/22/2017 4:30PM - 7:15PM
CAUSE Annual Fall Reception & Opening Lecture Center for Global Health Lecture
CAUSE Annual Fall Reception & Opening Lecture
Fri 9/22/2017 4:30PM - 7:15PM


Friday, September 22, 2017-kick-off reception for Requiem hosted by CMU’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) and lecture by Pulitzer Prize Winning historian, Dr. Edward E. Baptist, and author of ‘The Half Has Never Been Told’: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  Baptist’s work was influential to both Fields-Black and Weston in the creation of the Requiem libretto and score respectively.  Baptist is a Professor at Cornell University, Department of History.  (4:30-5:30pm Reception; 5:30-6:45pm CAUSE annual reception remarks, introduction and lecture; 6:45-7:15pm Q&A, discussion at Carnegie Mellon University, Singleton Room in Roberts Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Fri 9/22/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Postdocs Pirates Game at PNC Park Career Services Event
Postdocs Pirates Game at PNC Park
Fri 9/22/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Limited Number of discounted tickets available for $10.

Career Services
Event
Sat 9/23/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
PITT ARTS Arts Fest 2017 University of Pittsburgh Event
PITT ARTS Arts Fest 2017
Sat 9/23/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
William Pitt Union

Come one come all to the PITT ARTS Arts Fest! Bigger and Better- AND coordinated with Pitt Program Council’s Fall Fest. FREE cookies and photo booth on the William Pitt Union Porch. You can screen your own t-shirt, have your caricature drawn, get a henna tattoo, take part in a color blast, and much more! A number of arts organizations' representatives will also be there with hands-activities and information on upcoming shows and other events.  Don’t miss it! 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 9/23/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Premedical Organization for Minority Students (POMS) Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Premedical Organization for Minority Students (POMS) Fair
Sat 9/23/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM



University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 9/25/2017
Healthy U Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Healthy U Fair
Mon 9/25/2017
William Pitt Union

Focusing on the nine dimensions of wellness to help Pitt students become happier and healthier, sponsored by Pitt's Healthy U division of Student Affairs. 

Featuring displays from Pitt graduate and professional students showcasing their contributions to health and wellness! 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 9/25/2017
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) December Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Mon 9/25/2017


The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until September 25. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Stimulation Devices University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Stimulation Devices
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
University Club

Keynote speaker: Hank Greely, JD

Invasive brain stimulation devices have great, and to some extent, already demonstrated potential, but, like all technologies, they come with a set of challenges. This talk will talk about ethical challenges arising from the relationship between the patients, doctors, and companies; the impact such technology may have on our sense of being human and being the source of our individuality; the legal issues arising from possible unintended effects of invasive brain stimulation; and practical issues, ranging from FDA and reimbursement considerations to public fears. It will also try to situate this technology, and the issues it raises, in relation to similar emerging neurotechnologies.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Mon 9/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Peer Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Peer Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Research indicates that having students review and assess their own and each others' work can increase both student engagement and achievement. This workshop will demonstrate three peer assessment tools available to all instructors at Pitt: Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark, and the Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment tool. This workshop meets in Alumni Hall, B26.By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 
  • Understand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment
  • Select the right peer assessment tool for your course
  • Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment
  • Integrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with Blackboard
    Understand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentSelect the right peer asssessment tool for your course.Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentIntegrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with BlackboardUnderstand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentSelect the right peer asssessment tool for your course.Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentIntegrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with Blackboard

Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Phalguni Gupta, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Phalguni Gupta, PhD
Mon 9/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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

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

Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/25/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/25/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

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

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 9/25/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds Moving Upstream: Addressing Social Determinants to advance the Quadruple Aim and Health Equity Center for Health Equity Lecture
Moving Upstream: Addressing Social Determinants to advance the Quadruple Aim and Health Equity
Mon 9/25/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Center for Health Equity
Lecture
Mon 9/25/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Grand Rounds Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series Student Organization Event
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series
Mon 9/25/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Come join the Global Health Student Association for their first film series screening of the new academic year, Out and Around. Food and light refreshments will be served!





Student Organization
Event
Tue 9/26/2017
Idealist Grad Fair - Philadelphia Community Recruitment Event
Idealist Grad Fair - Philadelphia
Tue 9/26/2017



Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Toxic Inequality University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Toxic Inequality
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Tom Shapiro, PhD, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University. 

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


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Poster Preparation Training (Groups 1 & 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Poster Preparation Training (Groups 1 & 2)
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM




IDM
MPH Journal Club
Tue 9/26/2017 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs Center for Global Health Event
Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs
Tue 9/26/2017 4:30PM - 6:00PM


Join development economist and advocate Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University) for a discussion with Pitt faculty experts about the purpose and process of Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from global health and natural resource management to gender inequality and the role of data itself, including the implications for the transformation of Pittsburgh and the globalization of universities like ours.

This event will be held in the Frick Fine Arts building. 


Center for Global Health
Event
Tue 9/26/2017 6:00PM - 8:15PM
Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally Career Services Event
Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally
Tue 9/26/2017 6:00PM - 8:15PM



Career Services
Event
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Navigating Work Authorization as an International Student Career Services Workshop
Navigating Work Authorization as an International Student
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Presented by Sara Jones, associate director, Office of International Services. This is a brown bag lunch and learn - bring your own lunch and we will provide cookies and beverages. 

Career Services
Workshop
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Kujawa IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Michael Kujawa
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Ashwini Brahmsa, Rajini Mudhasanib, Chelsea Pinkhama, Krishna Kotab, Farooq Nassarb,  Rouzbeh Zamanib, Sina Bavarib and Kylene Kehn-Hall.  Sorafenib impedes Rift Valley fever virus egress by inhibiting Valosin-containing protein function in the cellular secretory pathway.   JVI Accepted Manuscript Posted Online 9 August 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare (Katz lecture) University of Pittsburgh Lecture
A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare (Katz lecture)
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

Columbia University professor and best-selling author Jeffrey Sachs will discuss a practical pathway to reforming U.S. healthcare and public health with aims of reducing disease, increasing longevity, and substantially cutting health care costs. The event will be moderated by CB Bhattacharya, H. J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, will start at noon in in MERVIS HALL 115. 

** Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. **


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 9/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 9/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Whether it’s scribbled on the back of a napkin or filed in a formal record of course instruction, planning ahead for a class session makes for a more effective class. A detailed description of instructional activities for each class provides a roadmap for the instructor and structure for the students. It can also help you determine how well class goals have been met. 
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the major components of a lesson plan
• Develop a lesson plan based on their own course’s learning objectives

Professional Development
Event
Wed 9/27/2017 5:50PM - 7:30PM
SPHERE- Medical Reserve Corps Orientation Student Organization Meeting
SPHERE- Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Wed 9/27/2017 5:50PM - 7:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is hosting an orientation for individuals interested in joining the Medical Reserves Corps. Contact Kailey Hughes, if interested in participating in this upcoming training.

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 9/27/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC
Wed 9/27/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The HPM alumni association will be hosting a reception in Washington, DC at Clyde’s of Gallery Place
(707 7th Street NW).  Connect with fellow HPM alumni, get an update from department chair, Mark Roberts, and meet new graduate programs director, Kevin Broom.

HPM
Reception
Wed 9/27/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Grove City College Grad Fair Community Recruitment Event
Grove City College Grad Fair
Wed 9/27/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM



Community
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins August Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Thu 9/28/2017
Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day
Thu 9/28/2017


For information on abstract submissions, including qualifications, categories, and submission forms, please visit the Global Health Day website


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Thu 9/28/2017 9:00AM - 12:30PM
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training Student Organization Workshop
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training
Thu 9/28/2017 9:00AM - 12:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting volunteers to learn how to assist in operating local Point of Dispensing (POD) sites for delivery of medications in certain public health emergencies or disasters.

Student Organization
Workshop
Thu 9/28/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/28/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Antonella Marrocco EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Antonella Marrocco
Thu 9/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 28, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Antonella Marrocco
Paper: Succinate Dehydrogenase Supports Metabolic Repurposing of Mitochondria to Drive Inflammatory Macrophages
Authors: Evanna L. Mills, Beth Kelly, Angela Logan, Christian Frezza, Michael P. Murphy, Luke A. O’Neill
Abstract: Activated macrophages undergo metabolic reprogramming, which drives their pro-inflammatory phenotype, but the mechanistic basis for this remains obscure. Here, we demonstrate that upon lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation, macrophages shift from producing ATP by oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis while also increasing succinate levels. We show that increased mitochondrial oxidation of succinate via succinatedehydrogenase (SDH)andanelevation of mitochondrial membrane potential combine to drive mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. RNA sequencing reveals that this combination induces a pro-inflammatory gene expression profile, while an inhibitor of succinate oxidation, dimethyl malonate (DMM), promotes an anti-inflammatory outcome. Blocking ROS production with rotenone by uncoupling mitochondria or by expressing the alternative oxidase (AOX) inhibits this inflammatory phenotype, with AOX protecting mice from LPS lethality. The metabolic alterations that occur upon activation of macrophages therefore repurpose mitochondria from ATP synthesis to ROS production in order to promote a pro-inflammatory state.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Panagiotis (Takis) Benos, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Panagiotis (Takis) Benos, PhD
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Engineering Vasculature for the Lung EOH Seminar Series
Engineering Vasculature for the Lung
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Grand Rounds A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA
Thu 9/28/2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Rachel Levine, physician general and acting secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will speak on health topics in the LGBTQ community, about her background as a transgender physician, and her efforts to combat the state's ongoing opioid epidemic. As physician general, Levine has made significant strides in combating the opioid epidemic and advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ population.  
Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Pre-Health Professions and the Rainbow Alliance. 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Fri 9/29/2017
Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest
Fri 9/29/2017


Submissions for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest are due by 5 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017. Judging will be held at the 2017 Global Health Day on October 12 in the BST South Foyer. 
For guidelines and information on submitting photos, please click here


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 9/29/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/29/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Laura Hercher, MS, MA - "Long reads and short straws: crystal ball gazing in 2017" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Laura Hercher, MS, MA - "Long reads and short straws: crystal ball gazing in 2017"
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CPH Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Certified in Public Health Credential Professional Development Webinar
CPH Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Certified in Public Health Credential
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


This one hour webinar will cover everything from determining eligibility, exam contents and study materials, exam schedule and testing locations, along with CPH recertification.

Register in advance.


Professional Development
Webinar
Fri 9/29/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 9/29/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching isn’t always or even usually “easy,” and a wide array of challenging situations can arise in the course of a semester. You may encounter students who are disengaged, distressed, combative, or suffering from addiction. Perhaps you find that you are not connecting with your students, or that some students do not get along with one another. You may have students who frequently complain—justifiably or not—about various aspects of your teaching, such as grading. While you may not encounter all of these issues, it is best to be prepared beforehand with some strategies for addressing such challenges.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
• Evaluate possible courses of action that can be taken in the difficult situations;
• Apply the University of Pittsburgh’s policies in dealing with difficult situations;
• Identify distress in students and respond accordingly.

Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/2/2017
Idealist Grad Fair - Washington, D.C. Community Recruitment Event
Idealist Grad Fair - Washington, D.C.
Mon 10/2/2017



Community
Recruitment Event
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL Workshop
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

"Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science" is a one-day, national workshop sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Presentations will examine the problem at different scales from the biological, to the individual human, to population-wide. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please register by September 18, 2017.

Grand Rounds credit will be given for attendance at one or more of the workshop sessions. Check CourseWeb for details. This event is offered for 8 CPH CE credits.


PHDL
Workshop
Mon 10/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD
Mon 10/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"MyD88/Type 1 IFN-Mediated Regulation of
Inflammasome Activation and Consequences for Ehrlichia Infection"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 10/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 10/2/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM
The Opioid Addiction Crisis: What You Need to Know Community Lecture
The Opioid Addiction Crisis: What You Need to Know
Mon 10/2/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Join other community members at Shadyside Presbyterian Church to hear speakers Dr. Mitchell West, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, and Detective Calvin Kennedy, from the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. 

Community
Lecture
Tue 10/3/2017
NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications Career Services Application Deadline
NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications
Tue 10/3/2017


Applications must be submitted via the Fi2 funding mechanism. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the Institute’s mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal.  
PRAT fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows. 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Tue 10/3/2017 to Wed 10/4/2017
Women in Science and Medicine Career Services Conference
Women in Science and Medicine
Tue 10/3/2017 to Wed 10/4/2017
University Club

This annual two-day event celebrates and highlights the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; provides a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and fosters an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science. Registration deadline is September 27.

Career Services
Conference
Tue 10/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

All Pitt faculty and staff have free unlimited access to Qualtrics, a tool for easily creating sophisticated, anonymous online surveys. These surveys can be used to collect information from your students, get anonymous feedback or evaluation, or for human subjects research. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item survey
  • Use and understand multiple item types;Use logic statements to deploy survey items
  • View and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.
    Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item surveyUse and understand multiple item types;Use logic statements to deploy survey itemsView and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/3/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training Student Organization Workshop
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training
Tue 10/3/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting volunteers to learn how to assist in operating local Point of Dispensing (POD) sites for delivery of medications in certain public health emergencies or disasters.

Student Organization
Workshop
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Renee Anderko IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Renee Anderko
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

M. Salio, O. Gasser, C. Gonzalez-Lopez, et al.  Activation of Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells Induces CD40L-Dependent Maturation of Monocyte-Derived and Primary Dendritic Cells.   J. Immunol., 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 4128

 

How's the semester going? What kinds of activities or changes would you like to see at Pitt Public Health? Meet with Associate Deans Cindy Bryce and Jessie Burke, and share your ideas for getting the most out of graduate school. 

 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mentorship 101 (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Mentorship 101 (Group 1)
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Presentations given by Drs. Friedman & Krier

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Mentorship 101 (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Mentorship 101 (Group 2)
Wed 10/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Presentations given by Drs. Friedman and Krier

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/4/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

End of semester teaching evaluations can be extremely helpful for implementing course improvements next semester, but mid-semester surveys can provide you with information upon which you can act now, so that you can make adjustments and improvements benefiting your current students. Mid-semester surveys can provide insights into student perceptions about which teaching strategies and methods are most effective, which aspects of your teaching are most helpful, and what you should keep doing…or consider doing differently. This workshop is designed to provide you with the technical information necessary to deploy an anonymous, online survey via CourseWeb, to analyze the responses you receive, to communicate those results to your students, and to formulate a strategy to make any necessary adjustments for the second half of the semester.By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to….
  • Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.
  • Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.
  • Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.
    Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.

Professional Development
Event
Thu 10/5/2017
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC School Governance Deadline
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
Thu 10/5/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, existing course modifications for spring 2018 must be submitted by October 19. Existing course modifications must be presented at the October 5 EPCC meeting. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 10/5/2017 to Fri 10/6/2017
TriMAD Regional Symposium 2017 University of Pittsburgh Conference
TriMAD Regional Symposium 2017
Thu 10/5/2017 to Fri 10/6/2017
University Club

The TriMAD Regional Symposium is an annual conference to promote cross-talk and collaboration between mitochondrial/metabolism and aging-centered research groups in the greater northeast region. TriMAD 2017 promises to be an exciting two-day symposium comprising keynote lectures, plenary talks from speakers representing at least nine institutions, poster sessions and lively discussions centered around metabolism and mitochondria in aging and disease. Registration is required.

University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Thu 10/5/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/5/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Arron Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Arron Liu
Thu 10/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Arron Liu
Paper: Activation of tumor suppressor protein PP2A inhibits KRAS-driven tumor growth
Authors: Jaya Sangodkar, Abbey Perl, et Al.

Abstract: Targeted cancer therapies, which act on specific cancer-associated molecular targets, are predominantly inhibitors of oncogenic kinases. While these drugs have achieved some clinical success, the inactivation of kinase signaling via stimulation of endogenous phosphatases has received minimal attention as an alternative targeted approach. Here, we have demonstrated that activation of the tumor suppressor protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), a negative regulator of multiple oncogenic signaling proteins, is a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of cancers. Our group previously developed a series of orally bioavailable small molecule activators of PP2A, termed SMAPs. We now report that SMAP treatment inhibited the growth of KRAS-mutant lung cancers in mouse xenografts and transgenic models. Mechanistically, we found that SMAPs act by binding to the PP2A Aα scaffold subunit to drive conformational changes in PP2A. These results show that PP2A can be activated in cancer cells to inhibit proliferation. Our strategy of reactivating endogenous PP2A may be applicable to the treatment of other diseases and represents an advancement toward the development of small molecule activators of tumor suppressor proteins.

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
EPI In Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
EPI In Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium
Thu 10/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
O'Hara Student Center


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/5/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
International Dinner Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
International Dinner Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A312

Students, faculty, and staff of Pitt Public Health are invited to a gathering to brainstorm and share ideas about our International Dinner. Contact Mary Derkach for more information.


 

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

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

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
PowerPoint for Conference Posters University of Pittsburgh Workshop
PowerPoint for Conference Posters
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM


Focused on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster, this hands-on workshop will show examples while you create a poster and perfect techniques on visual balance, poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. 

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Hongtu Zhu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Robin Lee, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Robin Lee, PhD
Fri 10/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A Pedagogy of Political Trauma in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Center for Health Equity Journal Club
A Pedagogy of Political Trauma in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Fri 10/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A622


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 10/6/2017 5:00PM to Sat 10/7/2017 3:00PM
Startup Blitz University of Pittsburgh Event
Startup Blitz
Fri 10/6/2017 5:00PM to Sat 10/7/2017 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

At this 24-hour startup-athon, you could have a chance to win $4,000 in cash prizes. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/9/2017
Fall Break for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Fall Break for Students
Mon 10/9/2017


No classes. Make-up for fall break classes on Tuesday, October 10 (Monday classes are held on Tuesday. No Tuesday classes this week). 

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 10/9/2017
2017 Faculty Retreat Pitt Public Health Meeting
2017 Faculty Retreat
Mon 10/9/2017
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Schenley Ballroom
Details and agenda to be announced.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Mon 10/9/2017
CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award Center for Health Equity Application Deadline
CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award
Mon 10/9/2017



Center for Health Equity
Application Deadline
Tue 10/10/2017 to Sun 10/15/2017
Homecoming Events All Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Homecoming Events All Week
Tue 10/10/2017 to Sun 10/15/2017


From special art exhibits and performances to walking tours and mixers - check out what's happening on campus during this year's Homecoming festivities. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 10/10/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Tue 10/10/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Hillman Library

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

December Graduation
Workshop
Tue 10/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Burwinkel / Bethany Flage IDM Seminar Series
Jennifer Burwinkel / Bethany Flage
Tue 10/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Differences in in vitro Infection of Macrophages and Lung Epithelium
by Virulent and Attenuated Strains of F. tularensis"
          and
"Heme Induced Acute Lung Injury by Inflammasome Activation in Vascular Endothelium"


IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/10/2017 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Grand Rounds Steve Albert on “The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality” Pitt Public Health Lecture
Steve Albert on “The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality”
Tue 10/10/2017 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

To mark his installation as the Philip Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, BCHS’s STEVEN ALBERT will revisit Rousseau’s 1754 "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men," or “Second Discourse.” We have moved beyond early philosophical speculation to an emerging science of inequality, where the emergence of hierarchy can be explored experimentally. Health disparities can be viewed through this same lens and offer lessons on remediating inequality. 
Lecture also viewable via webcast. Reception to follow in the Public Health Commons.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Wed 10/11/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/11/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Windows Live Movie Maker is a free application available for Windows computers. It offers a variety of useful features for editing and enhancing videos, and in this workshop, we will take a look at some of these features. We will learn how to create, save and finalize a video project, and how to integrate video, audio and image files into your project. We will take a look at the editing tools available within the program and review a couple of quick tips and tricks for making your video editing experience as quick and easy as possible. Windows Live Movie Maker is not available on Macs, it is a Windows-only application.By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Cut smaller video clips from larger video files
  • Add captions, titles, or credits to a video
  • Add a music track to the background of a video
  • Enhance a video with pictures and cinematic effects
  • Publish a video either to DVD or to upload to Youtube or Panopto

Professional Development
Event
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools! Career Services Workshop
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools!
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

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


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jan Kristoff IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jan Kristoff
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

A.E. Baxter, J. Niessl, R. Fromentin, et al.  Single-cell characterization of viral translation-competent reservoirs in HIV-infected individuals.  Cell Host & Microbe  20:368-380, 2016. 

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Artlicle Presentations (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Artlicle Presentations (Group 1)
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentations (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentations (Group 2)
Wed 10/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425





IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Hillman Library

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

December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation December Graduation Workshop
Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation
Wed 10/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

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

December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Wed 10/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM


October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, and October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Topics of discussion will be focused on related issues and snacks will be provided to anyone attending! 

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 10/11/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council Reception University of Pittsburgh Reception
Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council Reception
Wed 10/11/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
University Club

Join Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council during Pitt Homecoming Week and on National Coming Out Day to reflect on the past LGBTQIA+ Pitt experience, celebrate the present, and organize for the future. Food will be provided. Partners, family, and/or friends are all welcome! 

University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Thu 10/12/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/12/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Free Graduate and Professional School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet Pitt Public Health School reps at Free Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday October 12th from 11am-1pm 

This event will be held at Pitt Greensburg, Chambers Hall Gym


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Qiao Lin EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Qiao Lin
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Qiao Lin
Paper:  Metabolic co-dependence gives rise to collective oscillations within biofilms
Authors: Liu J, Prindle A, Humphries J, Gabalda-Sagarra M, Asally M, Lee DY, Ly S, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM



Abstract: Cells that reside within a community can cooperate and also compete with each other for resources. It remains unclear how these opposing interactions are resolved at the population level. Here we investigate such an internal conflict within a microbial (Bacillus subtilis) biofilm community: cells in the biofilm periphery not only protect interior cells from external attack but also starve them through nutrient consumption. We discover that this conflict between protection and starvation is resolved through emergence of long-range metabolic co-dependence between peripheral and interior cells. As a result, biofilm growth halts periodically, increasing nutrient availability for the sheltered interior cells. We show that this collective oscillation in biofilm growth benefits the community in the event of a chemical attack. These findings indicate that oscillations support population-level conflict resolution by coordinating competing metabolic demands in space and time, suggesting new strategies to control biofilm growth.



EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Daniel Edmundowicz, MS, MD, FACP, FACC Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Daniel Edmundowicz, MS, MD, FACP, FACC
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mesenchymal Stem Cells shape Dendritic & T cell function by multiple mechanisms EOH Seminar Series
Mesenchymal Stem Cells shape Dendritic & T cell function by multiple mechanisms
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Global Health Day Center for Global Health Workshop
Global Health Day
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

This year's Global Health Day will feature poster presentations and keynote speaker, Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. A former undersecretary in the Philippines Department of Health, Dr. Belizario is a professor in the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines, Manila. For more details, contact Rachel Mauer at rmm133@pitt.edu.


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Thu 10/12/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview Career Services Workshop
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview
Thu 10/12/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Scaife Hall

Learn how to enhance the skills that you already have for effective job interviews both inside and specifically outside of academia. 

Career Services
Workshop
Fri 10/13/2017
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Pitt Public Health Deadline
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Fri 10/13/2017


We want to ensure you have all the resources needed to participate in your education with the highest standards of academic integrity.

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Fri 10/13/2017 7:45AM - 7:00PM
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit HPM Conference
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit
Fri 10/13/2017 7:45AM - 7:00PM


The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit is a one-day event that will feature keynote speakers from the industry's leading professionals as well as two separate educational tracks, one focusing on the advancements in healthcare administration and financial management and the other highlighting upcoming improvements to healthcare information technology and providing a detailed look into the technology's applications. 


HPM
Conference
Fri 10/13/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 10/13/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 10/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeff Gross, PhD - "Development, disease, and regeneration in the zebrafish eye" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Jeff Gross, PhD - "Development, disease, and regeneration in the zebrafish eye"
Fri 10/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/13/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 10/13/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 10/13/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 10/13/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

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

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


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

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 10/16/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 4128

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

School Governance
Meeting
Mon 10/16/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1
Mon 10/16/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

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 1, Magic Bullets, explores the search for a "cure" for cancer - the greatest epic in the history of science - spanning centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. Read more...


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Taylor Poston (PhD Defense) IDM Seminar Series
Taylor Poston (PhD Defense)
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"T-Cell Dependent and Independent Mechanisms of Chlamydial Eradication and Control"

IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional Career Services Workshop
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A622

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable professional networking tools. This workshop, customized for the field of public health, will include tips on developing a strong profile, building and leveraging a strategic network, and identifying career opportunities. 


Career Services
Workshop
Mon 10/16/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/16/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching isn’t always or even usually “easy,” and a wide array of challenging situations can arise in the course of a semester. You may encounter students who are disengaged, distressed, combative, or suffering from addiction. Perhaps you find that you are not connecting with your students, or that some students do not get along with one another. You may have students who frequently complain—justifiably or not—about various aspects of your teaching, such as grading. While you may not encounter all of these issues, it is best to be prepared beforehand with some strategies for addressing such challenges.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
• Evaluate possible courses of action that can be taken in the difficult situations;
• Apply the University of Pittsburgh’s policies in dealing with difficult situations;
• Identify distress in students and respond accordingly.

Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 1:15PM - 1:20PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/16/2017 1:15PM - 1:20PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

The traditional exam has been much-maligned in higher education. Educators bulk at the notion of teaching to the test. But are tests, or teaching to tests, really bad things when the test questions are well-designed, challenging, and provoke critical thinking?
During this workshop, we explore how to create better test questions and practice composing test questions which are both clear and rigorous.

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

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

This is the third 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 Better Test Questions 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 mor