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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017
Global Health and Innovation Conference Community Meeting
Global Health and Innovation Conference
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017


The world's leading and largest global health conference with 2,000 professionals and students from all over the world. A must-attend, thought-leading conference convening leaders, changemakers, professionals, and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. 


Community
Meeting
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017
Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference Center for Global Health Workshop
Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference
Sat 4/22/2017 to Sun 4/23/2017



Center for Global Health
Workshop
Mon 4/24/2017 to Fri 4/28/2017
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due April Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Mon 4/24/2017 to Fri 4/28/2017


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 4/24/2017
Grade Posting Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Grade Posting Begins
Mon 4/24/2017


Grade posting begins for spring semester

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 4/24/2017
Online Grade Rosters Available Academic Calendar Notice
Online Grade Rosters Available
Mon 4/24/2017


Online Grade Rosters available to instructors for 2174

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 4/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ART Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ART
Mon 4/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 4/24/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 4/24/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 4/24/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM
BCHS 2509 Showcase BCHS Event
BCHS 2509 Showcase
Mon 4/24/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

BCHS 2509 Showcase, Monday, April 24, 6 - 9 pm, Public Health Commons, featuring final poster projects completed by interdisciplinary teams of students in the class.

BCHS
Event
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay IDM Master's Defense
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 2140

Sarah Sandrian's Essay, Program Evaluation of a Structural Intervention Aimed at Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Zambia, aims to address the needs of pregnant women in resource poor settings as well as countries with similar health systems and challenges to improve maternal health and to engage communities in solving local problems through partnerships and collaboration. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Wed 4/26/2017
Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submission Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submission Deadline
Wed 4/26/2017


Are you going abroad this summer for a global health related practicum, trip, or project?
Don’t forget to take photos for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest. Submissions should be sent to cgh@pitt.edu by September 29, 2017. Up to 3 winners will receive a $100 prize.For more information, please view our Center for Global Health Photo Contest guidelines and submission form

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Wed 4/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
"Who Are You?: Racial Classification and the Instability of Race University of Pittsburgh Lecture
"Who Are You?: Racial Classification and the Instability of Race
Wed 4/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM


These talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. Lunch is provided; registration is not required; lectures are free and open to the public. Please contact Center Administrative Assistant Marita Johnson (412-624-7382) with any questions.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 4/26/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
IAN CASCI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
IAN CASCI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION
Wed 4/26/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 3140


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
Thu 4/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor 

Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds 14TH Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture : Sarah Tishkoff on "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
14TH Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture : Sarah Tishkoff on "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa..."
Fri 4/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Dr. Sarah A. Tishkoff, presents "Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease" for the 14th Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture.

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Sat 4/29/2017
Official Date for Award of Degree April Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 4/29/2017


Official date for award of degree for April 2017 graduation (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Sat 4/29/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Commencement University of Pittsburgh Event
Commencement
Sat 4/29/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Beginning this year, the University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the accomplishments of those who are graduating with two separate convocations. The Class of 2017 Master's, Professional Doctoral, or Doctoral Candidates  are eligible to attend the Graduate Ceremony, which will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum with a reception to follow. If you plan on attending, registration will be required.


Contact Sharon Malazich for more information at 412-624-7100.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 4/29/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Celebration of Student Awards Pitt Public Health Event
Celebration of Student Awards
Sat 4/29/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Graduates are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award. Awardees will be notified by the school. Awardees may bring guests ($25 for guests over 10 years old). Payment for guests attending the Celebration of Student Awards must be mailed or dropped off to the Office of Student Affairs prior to the event.


Pitt Public Health
Event
Sun 4/30/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt Public Health Convocation Pitt Public Health Event
Pitt Public Health Convocation
Sun 4/30/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM


Honoring Your Academic Achievements

Pitt Public Health's 66th Convocation honors graduates from the 2016-17 academic year. This year's speaker will be Deborah L. Birx, MD, coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. 

Graduates from June, August, December 2016 and April 2017 are invited to participate in the ceremonies. Doctoral students who will graduate in June of 2017 also may take part in the ceremony provided they've scheduled their defense in time for June graduation and their advisor notifies Mary Derkach. No tickets are required and there is no limit on the number of guests that a student can invite. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 5/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity EOH Seminar Series
Using Translational Science to Understand the Role of the Epigenome in Metals-Induced Toxicity
Mon 5/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Tue 5/2/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 5/2/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh sponsor the epiBRAIN Journal club, a multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies, with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. The Journal Club draws on expertise in Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Geriatric Medicine and Neuroscience.  

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/2/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System June Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Tue 5/2/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hillman Library

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

June Graduation
Workshop
Tue 5/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond June Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Tue 5/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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 the future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, 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. 


June Graduation
Workshop
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease
Tue 5/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/2 - Introduction to cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Wed 5/3/2017 to Thu 5/4/2017
STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium Community Event
STAR-Center's 30th-Year Research Symposium
Wed 5/3/2017 to Thu 5/4/2017
University Club

  The symposium focuses on the causes of youth  suicide, the best ways to assess risk, and a review of the latest
evidence-based  treatment and prevention approaches.

Community
Event
Wed 5/3/2017
QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017


Deadline to apply: May 3

The QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship is a series of learning sessions coupled with a competition designed to allow you to work closely with mentors and a multidisciplinary team to create and present a future health technology visual to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win $5,000. To apply, click here


Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017
Official University Grade Deadline Academic Calendar Notice
Official University Grade Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017


Official University grade deadline for Spring Term. All Grade Rosters must be in Approved status by 11:59 p.m.

Academic Calendar
Notice
Wed 5/3/2017 10:50AM - 10:55AM
Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
Patient Safety Fellowship Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017 10:50AM - 10:55AM


The Patient Safety Fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality by introducing them to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient CareSM methodology—a Lean-based quality improvement system that seeks to deliver patient-centered, error-free care to every patient, every time. Deadline: May 3. Click here to apply.

Career Services
Application Deadline
Wed 5/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System June Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 5/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hillman Library

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

June Graduation
Workshop
Thu 5/4/2017 1:00AM - 8:00PM
Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video University of Pittsburgh Notice
Maintenance Scheduled for CourseWeb & My Pitt Video
Thu 5/4/2017 1:00AM - 8:00PM


CourseWeb, the University of Pittsburgh's implementation of Blackboard Learn, will be unavailable during this maintenance period. Access to My Pitt Video will also be unavailable during this time.

Although a maintenance period has been scheduled during this time, the systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of the CourseWeb system.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

University of Pittsburgh
Notice
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise? EOH Seminar Series
Activity and asthma in the urban environ : Does air pollution offset the respir benefit of exercise?
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES Epidemiology Seminar Series
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MATERNAL HLTH: MEASUREMENT, PROMOTION, AND ITS ASSOCIATION W/HLTH OUTCOMES
Thu 5/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A522

Marquis Hawkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 5/4/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 5/4/2017 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 5/5/2017
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($25 fee)
Fri 5/5/2017


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until May 11. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health 7139

Abraham Apfel of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 5/8/2017
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Mon 5/8/2017


This is the final registration date for Summer 2017 term (2177). 
The final registration deadline for additional summer sessions are the following: 12 Week: May 15, 6Week1:  May 15,  6Week2: June 26. 

Continuing students must pay a late fee between May 8 and May 19. Add or drop classes until May 19.


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th) Pitt Public Health Event
Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (Weekly on M/Th)
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


These drop-in meditation gatherings for Pitt  faculty, staff, and students occur twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet in the Stoner Conference Room on the second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue. Contact Pitt Public Health professor Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org

Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Palliative Care in the Developing World
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD - "Environmental Neuroepidemiology: From Neurons to Populations." EOH Seminar Series
Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD - "Environmental Neuroepidemiology: From Neurons to Populations."
Mon 5/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Tue 5/9/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
: UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II) Career Services Workshop
: UPPDA Postdoc Career Club Presents: It's Your Turn! Self Branding with Social Media (Part II)
Tue 5/9/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Scaife Hall

During this session, we will  review and reinforce the key concepts for building a professional social media brand with a focus on peer-review of your LinkedIN profile. 

Career Services
Workshop
Wed 5/10/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Wed 5/10/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
University Club

This day is designed to:
-Provide an experiential introduction to Transformative Intergroup Dialogue (TIGD).
-Provide an opportunity to practice dialogue facilitation skills.
-Support faculty who may wish to create and institutionalize Intergroup Dialogue in their units, departments or schools at the University of Pittsburgh.
-Provide dialogic tools for faculty and staff who may wish to use them in other types of courses and programs.
-Build a cohort of individuals who share a common language and understanding regarding Intergroup Dialogue and similar educational strategies.
-Engage participants in exercises that demonstrate the use of TIGD and that invite self and group exploration regarding intergroup issues. 
This workshop will be useful for people with varying levels of knowledge and experience with Transformative Intergroup Dialogue.

University Club, Conference Room A
Speakers: Erika Gold Kestenberg and Mario C. Browne of the Pitt Intergroup Dialogue Collaborative at the University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 5/11/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
How Socioeconomic Factors Shape Student Learning and What We Can Do (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Thu 5/11/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This session looks at how poverty and socioeconomic challenges impact students. Looking holistically at their overall educational experience, we will explore how various aspects of poverty shape the student experience in and out of the classroom. Hear from a variety of faculty who examine the impact of poverty, and participate in a talk with Pittsburgh community leaders who work locally to alleviate poverty.

O’Hara Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Speakers: Gerald Dickinson (Pitt School of Law), Lori Delale-O’Connor (Pitt Center for Urban Education), Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (Pitt Dept. of Psychology), and Ken Regal (Just Harvest)


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 5/11/2017 10:55AM - 11:00AM
National Institutes of Health Career Symposium Career Services Event
National Institutes of Health Career Symposium
Thu 5/11/2017 10:55AM - 11:00AM


The OITE will again host the NIH Career Symposium! This year is special. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary. This event, which is held in Bethesda, MD, will highlight the multitude of career opportunities for biomedical scientists—and in the past decade over 7500 graduate students, postdocs and fellows have attended the event to propel their own careers. Invited speakers tell us about their career paths, how they got their jobs, and advice to attendees as they plan their careers.

Career Services
Event
Thu 5/11/2017 3:30PM - 6:00PM
May Food Bank Trip University of Pittsburgh Event
May Food Bank Trip
Thu 5/11/2017 3:30PM - 6:00PM


Hey Pitt Volunteers! Thursday, May 11, 2017 will be our monthly repackaging and redistribution event at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The University will be providing a shuttle leaving from Bigelow Blvd. by Soldiers and Sailors promptly at 3:30pm. Parking is also available at the Food Bank if you choose to drive yourself. The Food Bank is located at 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110. Closed toed shoes are required to participate in this event. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please register below and also note whether you will be using the University shuttle in your response. Hail to Pitt!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 5/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Final Graduation Application Deadline ($35 fee)
Fri 5/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until June 2. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Fri 5/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Board of Visitors Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
Board of Visitors Meeting
Fri 5/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Annual meeting of a Pitt Public Health advisory board to Dean Burke and Chancellor Gallagher.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Fri 5/12/2017 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Top Hat Audience Response System (Clicker) Training (Pitt UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Top Hat Audience Response System (Clicker) Training (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 5/12/2017 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Alumni Hall

Audience response systems help engage students and promote peer learning. Top Hat is a modern, bring-your-own-device platform, and Erin Humes from Top Hat will hold a demonstration of their application, which can now be integrated with Blackboard courses at Pitt. She’ll cover the range of questions types in Top Hat as well as automated attendance and grading workflows. 

During this workshop, you will be able to:

-Understand the major capabilities of Top Hat;
-Participate in a mini-lecture to see Top Hat from both the instructor and student perspectives;
-Use the Top Hat Grade Book to capture poll results;
-Create a Top Hat lecture.

Educational Technology Center Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 5/15/2017
Pitt Innovation Challenge Application Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pitt Innovation Challenge Application Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017


 PInCh 2017: How can we use wearable technology to address an important health problem?  Up to $555,000 in awards!

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Applications Due: 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition Career Services Deadline
Applications Due: 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition
Mon 5/15/2017 12:00PM - 12:00PM


Pitt’s Innovation Institute is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2017 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition! This Pitt Ventures Student Challenge is unique in that it requires an entrepreneurial student to represent an idea or innovation that has resulted from Pitt research.
So how does it work?

An entrepreneurial student represents an innovation with a faculty sponsor in a pitch competition on October 18th and the money is awarded to the department to advance the innovation towards commercialization.

The Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition awards $20,000 for 1st place and $10,000 and $5,000 for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Participants will get priceless entrepreneurial experience, hands-on mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and invaluable networking opportunities. Faculty members will get funding to help commercialize their innovation.

Career Services
Deadline
Mon 5/15/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Annual Faculty Meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine Pitt Public Health Meeting
Annual Faculty Meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine
Mon 5/15/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Dean Donald S. Burke will give a state-of-the-school update,
and then the senior vice chancellor will take questions. Submit questions in advance to Mary Brady at bradym1@pitt.edu.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 5/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease
Tue 5/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/16 - Pathobiology of cerebrovascular disease


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/16/2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium Career Services Event
Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium
Tue 5/16/2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

More information to follow

Career Services
Event
Wed 5/17/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 5/17/2017 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
Wed 5/17/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Wed 5/17/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at City of Asylum, 40. W North Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Community
Event
Thu 5/18/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 5/18/2017 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 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh community Discussion
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at CLP Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15216.

Community
Event
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
UPPDA Postdoc Career Club: Resume Writing and Cover Letter Essentials Career Services Workshop
UPPDA Postdoc Career Club: Resume Writing and Cover Letter Essentials
Thu 5/18/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Scaife Hall

During this session, we will review key concepts for writing a winning resume and cover letter.  These concepts were covered by Mark Burdsall at our April Career Club.  This hands-on and participant driven session will focus on resume development and refinement through peer review. 

Career Services
Workshop
Fri 5/19/2017
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 5/19/2017


Add or drop classes for Summer 2017 (term 2177) term, first session, or second session between February 13 and May 19, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are July 07 (term), July 07 (12 WK), June 02 (6 WK1), and July 21 (6WK2). 


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 5/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner Pitt Public Health Event
2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Fri 5/19/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
University Club

The annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of May 19 at the University Club.   A welcome reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner.  Each year, outstanding alumni from the Graduate School of Public Health are recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health, to the school, or to both.  Awards are presented in these five categories:

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

For additional details visit: www.publichealth.pitt.edu/alumni-awards 

View photos from last year's event

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Mon 5/22/2017 to Fri 5/26/2017
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week
Mon 5/22/2017 to Fri 5/26/2017


Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week brings together a diverse mix of life sciences groups - researchers, entrepreneurs, large corporations and investors - to connect and engage across the spectrum. This week-long series of innovation forums covers a wide range of current and emerging topics in the life sciences. Join us during Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week and learn why Pittsburgh is poised to become a national leader in life sciences.

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 5/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: TBD Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: TBD
Mon 5/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 5/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, early markers Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, early markers
Tue 5/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/23 - Imaging, early markers


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 5/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Tue 5/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at Alloy Studios 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206.

Community
Event
Wed 5/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55AM
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee) August Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee)
Wed 5/24/2017 12:00AM - 11:55AM


The regular deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until June 21. 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 5/25/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Biotechnology Entrepreneurs: War Stories from the Front - part of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week Human Genetics Panel Discussion
Biotechnology Entrepreneurs: War Stories from the Front - part of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week
Thu 5/25/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

The Department of Human Genetics at the Graduate School of Public Health is hosting a panel discussion featuring a group of experienced regional biotechnology founders and entrepreneurs. Research is the process of understanding the world around us, and it is a dramatically different skill set from translation or commercialization which births solutions that have never existed before into the world. Though critical to realizing the potential impact of the massive knowledge-generation of our regional universities, related skills are not taught, facilitated, or even actively endorsed at a level concomitant to the importance of this endeavor. This panel will highlight courageous and passionate individuals who have embarked on unchaperoned journeys – what drove them and what they endured. We will have a lively discussion about how they have translated new knowledge into products to positively impact health. The hope is that a pattern emerges through this interactive moderated session that enables the regional community of thousands of researchers to unlock the true potential of their work. 

Human Genetics
Panel Discussion
Thu 5/25/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion Community Event
Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion
Thu 5/25/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The Office of Mayor Peduto invites communities members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all! Community discussion will take place at YMCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Community
Event
Tue 5/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers
Tue 5/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 5/30 - Imaging, late markers


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Wed 5/31/2017
Transcripts Available April Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Wed 5/31/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. April 2017 graduates (term 2174).


April Graduation
Notice
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference Biostatistics Event
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

This conference is a unique event where statisticians who analyze and develop new tools for analyzing imaging data can come together to learn about emerging methodologies for working with imaging data and interact with researchers collecting novel imaging data. Topics include: Brain Connectivity, Imaging Genetics, Biological Imaging. Lecture series in: MRI, fMRI and Image Analysis Using R

Registration deadline has been extended to April 30, 2017. Click for more information or contact a.haydo@pitt.edu.


Biostatistics
Event
Wed 5/31/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda University of Pittsburgh Reception
Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda
Wed 5/31/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


The University of Pittsburgh Office of Health Sciences Alumni Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association are hosting a casual, alumni meet-up on the eve of NATIONAL NETWORKING DAY for all Pitt alumni working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All Pitt graduates of all NIH branches and campuses and guests are welcome.

THE BARKING DOG - BETHESDA, 4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro stop: Bethesda Station (Red Line)

We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meet your alumni colleagues at the NIH and representatives from the University. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah McMullen at 412-647-5307 or at skm45@pitt.edu


University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Thu 6/1/2017
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship Career Services Deadline
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship
Thu 6/1/2017


PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh by inviting talented university graduates to serve with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. 

PULSE has additional positions for the 2017-2018 program year, beginning August 26, 2017.  Applications can be submitted for immediate review, but no later than June 1st..  To learn more and to apply please visit our website. 

Career Services
Deadline
Thu 6/1/2017
Pitt Networking Day University of Pittsburgh Event
Pitt Networking Day
Thu 6/1/2017


Pitt Networking Day events will take place around the world . There will be over 50 Pitt Clubs participating!
Whether you’re staying in the area or journeying elsewhere, you’ll have the opportunity to establish new professional and social Pitt connections, and strengthen the worldwide Pitt alumni network! All events are free to attend. Family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to participate.

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 6/1/2017
Electronic Surplus Pick-up Pitt Public Health Event
Electronic Surplus Pick-up
Thu 6/1/2017
Pitt Public Health

There will be an electronic surplus pick-up on June 1st.   The collection areas will be near A724 Crabtree & Parran 4127-28.  The areas will be clearly marked.  Please have all items flush against the walls to allow for egress  and bundle/box loose and small items.  


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.

You can start placing items at these areas on May 30th.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 6/1/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 6/1/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Using video to teach can promote self-paced mastery learning for your students and reduce the number of times you have to cover the same content. Panopto provides instructors with both a video hosting and streaming service and a platform to record and upload lecture capture videos from your computer. Panopto also integrates directly into Blackboard, so your videos are as private and secure as your other course content. This workshop is designed to help instructors better understand how to use the handiest tools and master the most common workflows in Panopto.

By the end of this workshop, instructors will be able to:
-Navigate to Panopto’s web interface and upload video for streaming on the web;
-Download and use the Panopto Focus Recorder to record and upload video and screen casts;
-Integrate Panopto videos into your Blackboard course;
-Understand best practices for creating video for students;
-Learn about additional support resources for Panopto.

Educational Technology Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall 


Professional Development
Event
Thu 6/1/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 6/1/2017 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
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due June Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Mon 6/5/2017 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. June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

June Graduation
Deadline
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine PHDL Lecture
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

"Computer simulation to inform multi-level intervention design for HIV+ persons with alcohol use disorders in Maharashtra, India".

PHDL
Lecture
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 9:00AM
Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 9:00AM
Alumni Hall

In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

Alumni Hall, Room 528
Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies


Professional Development
Event
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

Alumni Hall, Room 528
Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies


Professional Development
Event
Tue 6/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain
Tue 6/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 6/6 - Clearance systems in the brain


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 6/6/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 6/6/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health A521

Pitt Public Health Toastmasters proudly hosts an open house. Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Join us!
Light refreshments will be served.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Wed 6/7/2017 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute) Professional Development Event
Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute)
Wed 6/7/2017 9:30AM - 12:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. Faculty will have the chance to hear what Pitt students have to say about these important topics, and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

Students on the Autism Spectrum features Shaun Eacck of the School of Social Work as the facilitator, as well as a live student panel. The workshop is part of the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.

Room 4024, O'Hara Student Center


Professional Development
Event
Wed 6/7/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management HPM Dissertation Defense
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management
Wed 6/7/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A312

Doctoral student Mina Kabiri of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management of Chronic Diseases". This event is open to the public.

HPM
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sally Wenzel - Leveraging a Lifetime of Asthma Transl Res into a New Paradigm for Environ Med EOH Seminar Series
Sally Wenzel - Leveraging a Lifetime of Asthma Transl Res into a New Paradigm for Environ Med
Thu 6/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Fri 6/9/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Chelsea Pallatino- "Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study" BCHS Dissertation Defense
Chelsea Pallatino- "Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study"
Fri 6/9/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Chelsea Pallatino will be defending her dissertation, “Hindu Asian Indian Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: A Mixed Methods Study.”

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 6/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Interesting Medical Cases Encountered Abroad Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: Interesting Medical Cases Encountered Abroad
Mon 6/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Tue 6/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Therapies and future directions Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
eBrain Summer Roundtable - Therapies and future directions
Tue 6/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 5140

Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

Topic for 6/13 - Therapies and future directions


Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 6/13/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Introduction to Blackboard (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Introduction to Blackboard (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 6/13/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

New to Blackboard? This workshop provides the information and skills you need to start using Blackboard, the University of Pittsburgh’s learning management system. After an overview of Blackboard and its major components, we'll work hands-on and step-by-step to build a course. 

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

-Log in to Blackboard, create and organize course content and make your course available to students;
-Use Blackboard workflows to streamline administrative tasks;
-Integrate and use the Grade Center within Blackboard;
-Use predictable course design principals to make course content easy to find and utilize.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Professional Development
Event
Thu 6/15/2017
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due
Thu 6/15/2017


The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Applications for Pilot/Feasibility Grants. The grants will fund new initiatives and/or support new investigators who are pursuing liver-related research that should lead to R01-type funding or other extramural support at a later date.

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Thu 6/15/2017 8:30AM - 2:00PM
Diversity Retreat - Diversity Moving Forward: Are You Ready? University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Diversity Retreat - Diversity Moving Forward: Are You Ready?
Thu 6/15/2017 8:30AM - 2:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host their Second Annual University Wide Diversity Retreat, with keynote address from Dr. Eddie Moore, titled "America is Changing: Are You Ready?"

Workshops will include:

  • Advancements in Physical Accessibility - Facilities Management and Inclusion - Owen Cooks, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment for Individuals with Disabilities - Leigh Culley, Director for the Office of Disability Resources and Services & Lavanya Devdas, Psychologist for the University Counseling Center
  • Inclusive Recruiting for Faculty and Staff - Kathleen Blee, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affair of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Cheryl Ruffin, Affirmative Action Manager
  • Responding to Bias Incidents - Pamela Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion & Summer Rothrock, Director for Cross Cultural Leadership Development
  • The Year of Diversity in Review - Wavery Duck, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Kacey Marra, Associate Professor for the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Bioengineering & Director for the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
  • How Title IX Works - Katie Pope, Title IX Coordinator
  • White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations - Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., America & Moore Diversity Education, Research & Consulting

Register for the event.

Contact 412-648-7860 or diversity@pitt.edu with questions. 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Juan Celedon - Asthma in Hispanics EOH Seminar Series
Juan Celedon - Asthma in Hispanics
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
EPIDEMIOLOGY DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE: LARA SIMINERIO LEMON Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
EPIDEMIOLOGY DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE: LARA SIMINERIO LEMON
Thu 6/15/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/15/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Chris Healy - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Chris Healy - MS Defense
Thu 6/15/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Chris Healy's Thesis, Evaluation of a Novel Computationally Designed Prophylactic against Pandemic Influenza Virus in the Ferret Model, provides compelling data for further evaluation of broadly protective novel therapeutics against influenza viruses.


IDM
Master's Defense
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 (G023)

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
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

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