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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Mon 1/23/2017
Pittsburgh Summer Institute - Practica/Internships at ACHD Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Pittsburgh Summer Institute - Practica/Internships at ACHD
Mon 1/23/2017


Address real public health problems within the day-to-day operations of an active health department. A wide variety of projects are available.

Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Mon 1/23/2017
Gateway Health Summer Practica/Internships Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
Gateway Health Summer Practica/Internships
Mon 1/23/2017


Eight projects available for summer 2017 with Gateway HealthSM, a medical assistance managed care organization providing Medicaid and Medicare to over 450,000 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Pitt Public Health
Application Deadline
Mon 1/23/2017 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 1/23/2017 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 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom
Mon 1/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Center on Race and Social Problems is proud to announce Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose of Pitt Law as the speaker for the first lecture in the Reed Smith LLP Spring 2017 Speaker Series.


Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a critical proceduralist and is particularly interested in the intersections of race and language with two areas: juries and Evidence law. She is the nation's leading expert on juror language disenfranchisement and juror language accommodation and recently discussed this topic on NPR's LatinoUSA.

"Criminal defendants have the most to lose when they are sitting trial," Gonzales Rose says. "They're not having a jury pool that is fairly representative of the community. They are not having the opportunity to be judged by a jury of their peers, which is a fundamental right under the fair cross-section requirement of the Sixth Amendment."


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Mon 1/23/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Tatiana Garcia-Bates, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Tatiana Garcia-Bates, PhD
Mon 1/23/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Revisiting the PD-1/PDL-1 Pathway as a Therapeutic Strategy in Chronic Viral Infections"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/23/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/23/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 1/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series Student Organization Event
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series
Tue 1/24/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Come join the Global Health Student Association for our next film series screening, Jungle Mamas.  Food and light refreshments will be served!




Student Organization
Event
Tue 1/24/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Donald Burke - Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads. University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Donald Burke - Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads.
Tue 1/24/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Scaife Hall

As part of the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society's an annual lecture series, Donald S. Burke, MD, Dean of Graduate School of Public Health and Associate Vice Chancellor in Global Health will present a talk entitled "Origins of the World Health Organization’s Definition of Health: Pittsburgh Threads" in Scaife Hall Lecture Room 5.  A dinner for Society members and their guests will follow the lecture in Scaife Hall's 11th-floor Conference Center. (Society membership is $25 annually)

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 1/25/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Wed 1/25/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

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
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jenna Malinauskas, PhD Student / Martinson Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jenna Malinauskas, PhD Student / Martinson Lab
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

S.B. Beres, P. Kachroo, W. Nasser, et al.  Transcriptome Remodeling Contributes to Epidemic Disease Caused by the Human Pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes.  mBio  7:e00403, 2016.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Lunch and Learn - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Wed 1/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Come get all your questions answered about competing in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Compete for up to $100,000 in prizes! Pizza provided. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 1/25/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Drs. Ayyavoo, Frank and Martinson IDM MPH Journal Club
Drs. Ayyavoo, Frank and Martinson
Wed 1/25/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 1/25/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely Career Services Event
To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely
Wed 1/25/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Presenters will discuss whether or not to do a postdoc, including the benefits of doing a postdoc and what to consider when selecting a postdoc position vs. another type of position. Plus candidate position parameters that will help you determine the optimal environment to support your individual career success. Presented by Elsa Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology, Pitt Public Health and Yamnia I. Cortes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, postdoctoral scholar in epidemiology, Pitt Public Health.

Part of the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development in Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Wed 1/25/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Under-represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer University of Pittsburgh Social
Under-represented Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer
Wed 1/25/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM


Wyndham Hotel, Bridges Lounge

Come mix and mingle with minority students interested in networking with staff, faculty, and fellow students and promoting the welfare and interest of minority students in the health sciences. A buy-your-own event. RSVP by January 17.



University of Pittsburgh
Social
Thu 1/26/2017 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Grand Rounds Achieving Equity & Successfully Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health & Healthcare Center for Health Equity Lecture
Achieving Equity & Successfully Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health & Healthcare
Thu 1/26/2017 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Glenn Flores, Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is an expert on racial/ethnic and linguistic disparities in healthcare, insuring the uninsured, and overcoming language barriers in the clinical setting. Dr. Flores will discuss the successful elimination of health and healthcare disparities in three clinical trials.

Center for Health Equity
Lecture
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Amrita Sahu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Amrita Sahu
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

 

Date: Thursday January 26, 2017

 

Time: 11am - 12pm Presenter: Amrita Sahu 

 

Paper:  A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old bloodAuthors: Justin Rebo, Melod Mehdipour, Ranveer Gathwala, Keith Causey, Yan Liu, Michael J. Conboy & Irina M. Conboy

 

Abstract: Heterochronic parabiosis rejuvenates the performance of old tissue stem cells at some expense to the young, but whether this is through shared circulation or shared organs is unclear. Here we show that heterochronic blood exchange between young and old mice without sharing other organs, affects tissues within a few days, and leads to different outcomes than heterochronic parabiosis. Investigating muscle, liver and brain hippocampus, in the presence or absence of muscle injury, we find that, in many cases, the inhibitory effects of old blood are more pronounced than the benefits of young, and that peripheral tissue injury compounds the negative effects. We also explore mechanistic explanations, including the role of B2M and TGF-beta. We conclude that, compared with heterochronic parabiosis, heterochronic blood exchange in small animals is less invasive and enables better-controlled studies with more immediate translation to therapies for humans.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Presentation for Faculty on the Central Research and Development Fund Pitt Public Health Workshop
Presentation for Faculty on the Central Research and Development Fund
Thu 1/26/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health A521

Ryan Champagne, Grants Development Coordinator for the Office of Research, will present this workshop for all faculty.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"Microglia and Astrocyte in Alzheimer's Disease: Partners in crime?" EOH Seminar Series
"Microglia and Astrocyte in Alzheimer's Disease: Partners in crime?"
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 540


EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Lee H. Harrison
Thu 1/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Lee H. Harrison, MD
Professor, Department Epidemiology, GSPH, Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
HPV Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out Biostatistics Seminar Series
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Abdus S. Wahed, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Diversity in Modern Culture - Cache University of Pittsburgh Film
Diversity in Modern Culture - Cache
Thu 1/26/2017 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Alumni Hall

A psychological thriller about a TV talk show host and his wife who are terrorized by surveillance videos of their private life. Discussion to follow, led by Pitt faculty Neepa Majumdar (English) and Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology). RSVP required. 

Part of the Diversity in Modern Culture Film Series, sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning as part of Pitt's Year of Diversity. 


University of Pittsburgh
Film
Fri 1/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Phuong L. Mai, Associate Professor - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent P Human Genetics Seminar Series
Phuong L. Mai, Associate Professor - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent P
Fri 1/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Phuong L. Mai, MD, Associate Professor, presents “Li-Fraumeni Syndrome – An Overview and Updates on Recent Progress”


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 1/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 1/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 1/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field BCHS Event
BCHS Alumni Stories from the Field
Fri 1/27/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Join us to hear stories from recent MPH graduates of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) working in a variety of settings to promote community health and equity in the Pittsburgh region.

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of conversational anecdotes about what inspired their pursuit of public health and what inspires their daily work.


BCHS
Event
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 1/30/2017 to Sat 2/4/2017


Six days of $6 lunches at participating Oakland Restaurants. Plus raffles and the opportunity to win free lunches for a month. Check OnlyinOakland.org for details.

Community
Event
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD, PhD
Mon 1/30/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Data Integration to Counter Epidemic Threats:  Computational Models of Vector-Borne Diseases"



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 1/30/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Student Government Association Food Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Food Drive
Tue 1/31/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

SGA will be collecting donations for The Greater Pittsburgh Community food Bank.  Come donate your cans or dry goods! Light snacks will be provided.

Student Organization
Event
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Global Health Student Association General Body Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 12:00PM - 12:55PM
Public Health A215

Join us to discuss upcoming events. Food and refreshments will be served!  

Student Organization
Meeting
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop Center for Global Health Workshop
Student Travel Scholarship Workshop
Tue 1/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A215


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle Community Notice
Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle
Wed 2/1/2017 to Tue 2/28/2017


The National Board of Public Health Examiners will be offering the CPH Exam.  Pitt Public Health will pay for eligible students to sit for the exam and provide access to the CPH study guide. Rebates towards examination fees are also available for alumni who choose to become certified in public health. For details, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/cph

Community
Notice
Wed 2/1/2017
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Applications - Randall Family Big Idea Competition
Wed 2/1/2017


Compete in the largest student innovation competition in the region. Up to $100,000 in prizes! 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Bowling, PhD Student / Reed Lab
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

B.A. Satterfield, R.W. Cross, K.A. Fenton, et al.  Nipah Virus C and W  Proteins Contribute to Respiratory Disease in Ferrets.  J. Virol.  90:6326, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore? University of Pittsburgh Seminar Series
Center on Race and Social Problems Series: White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore?
Wed 2/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Dr. Paul Croll of Augustana College, an expert in the field of critical race and whiteness studies, and co-author of Race and Ethnicity: The Basics. 

University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Series
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell IDM MPH Journal Club
Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary / Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell
Wed 2/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

B. Pilmis, V. Thepot-Seegers, C. Angebault, et al.  Could we predict airborne Aspergillus contamination during construction work?   American Journal of Infection Control  45:39–41, 2017.

Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Rahel Birru
Thu 2/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Rahel Birru

Paper:   Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency

Authors:
Richmond BW, Brucker RM, Han W, Du RH, Zhang Y, Cheng DS, Gleaves L,
Abdolrasulnia R, Polosukhina D, Clark PE, Bordenstein SR, Blackwell TS,
Polosukhin VV

Abstract: Mechanisms driving persistent airway
inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are
incompletely understood. As secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) deficiency
in small airways has been reported in COPD patients, we hypothesized
that immunobarrier dysfunction resulting from reduced SIgA contributes
to chronic airway inflammation and disease progression. Here we show
that polymeric immunoglobulin receptor-deficient (pIgR(-/-)) mice, which
lack SIgA, spontaneously develop COPD-like pathology as they age.
Progressive airway wall remodelling and emphysema in pIgR(-/-) mice are
associated with an altered lung microbiome, bacterial invasion of the
airway epithelium, NF-κB activation, leukocyte infiltration and
increased expression of matrix metalloproteinase-12 and neutrophil
elastase. Re-derivation of pIgR(-/-) mice in germ-free conditions or
treatment with the anti-inflammatory phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor
roflumilast prevents COPD-like lung inflammation and remodelling. These
findings show that pIgR/SIgA deficiency in the airways leads to
persistent activation of innate immune responses to resident lung
microbiota, driving progressive small airway remodelling and emphysema.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Detecting Plagiarism Professional Development Workshop
Detecting Plagiarism
Thu 2/2/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Turnitin’s OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark are available in CourseWeb, and are fully integrated the Blackboard learning management system. 

Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 2/2/2017 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 2/2/2017 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
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Francis X. Guyette
Thu 2/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Francis X. Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of STAT MedEvac , University of Pittsburgh, PA
Prevention of Secondary Injury in Trauma

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 2/2/2017 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 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data...
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Amita Manatunga, Emory University, will present, “A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data in the Absence of a Gold Standard.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Self Branding with Social Media Career Services Event
Self Branding with Social Media
Thu 2/2/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Are you ready to incorporate social media into your job search? Then this masterclass is for you! During this session we will cover the essence of building brand credibility, online job search tactics and building virtual relationships! The tools we will cover include: Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and more! Additionally, the session will also highlight the advantage of having a personal website and online portfolio.

 

 


Career Services
Event
Fri 2/3/2017
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program Career Services Deadline
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program Fellowship Program
Fri 2/3/2017


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories

Career Services
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM
Care Package Collection Center for Global Health Deadline
Care Package Collection
Fri 2/3/2017 8:30AM - 4:50PM


Our PCMI students have enjoyed their care packages in the past, so please help us collect treats this year!

Favorite items include:

  • candy
  • magazines
  • lightweight books
  • small personal care items (lip balm, hair ties, etc.)

Center for Global Health
Deadline
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Watchlist - Navigating Classroom Political Discourse in the Era of Charged Social Media
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Alumni Hall

A panel of students facilitated by Andrew Lotz of the Political Science Department. Part of the Year of Diversity programming. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going” Human Genetics Seminar Series
Janette Lamb- “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”
Fri 2/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Janette Lamb, PhD, presents “Genomics Research Resources: Getting Your Project Going”

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Parent Mentors And Insuring Uninsured Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial BCHS Journal Club
Parent Mentors And Insuring Uninsured Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Fri 2/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


BCHS
Journal Club
Mon 2/6/2017 to Fri 2/10/2017
Upcoming PhD Careers in Conservation Career Services Webinar
Upcoming PhD Careers in Conservation
Mon 2/6/2017 to Fri 2/10/2017


STEM PhDs can make a positive impact on the planet by working in Conservation- the protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources toward sustainable use for future generations. Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on PhD Careers in Conservation. All panelists are PhDs or ABD in STEM disciplines and currently working in conservation in a variety of settings. 

Career Services
Webinar
Mon 2/6/2017
APHA Abstract Submission Deadline Community Deadline
APHA Abstract Submission Deadline
Mon 2/6/2017


Abstract Submission Deadline!

This is your opportunity to share research or best practices on a grand stage, enhance your CV and expand your career. We welcome abstracts related to all areas of public health, including those that coincide with the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.”  Abstracts submissions are due by 11:59PM.


Community
Deadline
Mon 2/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
UPPDA's Postdoc to Postdoc Forum Career Services Seminar Series
UPPDA's Postdoc to Postdoc Forum
Mon 2/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

"Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair"
Presented by Julieta Martino, PhDPostdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
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. Register here

Career Services
Seminar Series
Mon 2/6/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/6/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

“Space, Place and Location: Spatial Correlates of HIV Risk Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men”


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Updated: Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Updated: Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 2/6/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

Join the Minority Student Organization at our monthly member meetings. We discuss issues facing minorities of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, and religions. Students who identify as an underrepresented minority and allies are welcome!


Student Organization
Meeting
Mon 2/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 1 (Donohue, Mair, Buchanich) Pitt Public Health Lecture
Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 1 (Donohue, Mair, Buchanich)
Mon 2/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Professors Julie Donohue (HPM), Christina Mair (BCHS), and Jeanine Buchanich (BIOST) present their research results from the 2016 Opioid Pilot Grants Program.

Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 2/7/2017
"Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture" (National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit) Pitt Public Health Event
"Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture" (National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit)
Tue 2/7/2017
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

The Center for LGBT Health Research and the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) present the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture.  HSLS is hosting the exhibit from Jan 17- Feb 25 with a special display in the lobby of Parran Hall on Feb 7 in conjunction with an evening lecture by Dr. Derrick Matthews on current research developments in HIV prevention in the black MSM community.
For details see - www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/survivingandthriving/

 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 2/7/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 2/7/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 5140

Beth Shaaban, MPH, PhD student in Neuropidemiology will lead the discussion. Ted Huppert, PhD, PI of the NIRS Brain Imaging Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh will be present to help us understand the interplay of CBF, CBV, CBRO2, and CVR, implications on BOLD imaging methods, and consequences of aging and disease for these markers.

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Tue 2/7/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 2/7/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Develop your PUBLIC SPEAKING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS! Join Us: our meetings are open!


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Tue 2/7/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
"Surviving & Thriving" - Derrick Matthews on HIV prevention in the black MSM community BCHS Lecture
"Surviving & Thriving" - Derrick Matthews on HIV prevention in the black MSM community
Tue 2/7/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Pitt Public Health

In conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Dr. Derrick Matthews of BCHS will address current developments in the research on HIV prevention in the black MSM community.

Lecture sponsored by The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) and the  Center for LGBT Health Research  in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Jan 17- Feb 25 with a one-day appearance in the lobby of Parran Hall on Feb 7.


BCHS
Lecture
Wed 2/8/2017
Diploma Mailing Begins December Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 2/8/2017


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to December 2016 graduates (term 2171). 


December Graduation
Notice
Wed 2/8/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00 am in conference room 2700 at Magee-Womens Hospital. Details and the article for discussion will be sent to participants via the journal club mailing list the week prior to meeting.

Contact: Tamala Gondwe, Facilitator
Email: tamala.gondwe@pitt.edu


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Red Cross CPR and AED Certification Training Pitt Public Health Workshop
Red Cross CPR and AED Certification Training
Wed 2/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128

Would you know how to respond if someone's heart stops beating, or when they are not breathing normally?  Red Cross CPR and AED Certification training is available to PITT Public Health faculty, staff, & students. However, slots are limited, so register now! 

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Wed 2/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Burwinkel, MS Student / Reed Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jennifer Burwinkel, MS Student / Reed Lab
Wed 2/8/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Awasthi, S., Hook, L.M., Shaw, C.E., et al.  An HSV-2 Trivalent Vaccine is Immunogenic in Rhesus Macaques and Highly Efficacious in Guinea Pigs.  PLOS Pathogens  13(1): e1006141, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/8/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Abby Bartus & Stephanie Snodgras / Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary IDM MPH Journal Club
Abby Bartus & Stephanie Snodgras / Josh Feldmiller & Megan Beary
Wed 2/8/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Cristina Cigana, Paola Melotti, Rossella Baldan, et al.  Genotypic and phenotypic relatedness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates among the major cystic fibrosis patient cohort in Italy.  BMC Microbiol.  16:142, 2016.

Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 2/9/2017
Support GHSA's Service Trip to Peru Student Organization Deadline
Support GHSA's Service Trip to Peru
Thu 2/9/2017


The Global Health Student Association promotes global health awareness, provides forums to discuss issues on global health, fosters partnerships with local and international organizations, and advocates for students to engage in global health work and research. They are raising money for their first international volunteer service trip. Contact Julia Carter, jdc121@pitt.edu, with questions. Support GHSA today! 


Student Organization
Deadline
Thu 2/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Travis Lear EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Travis Lear
Thu 2/9/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 9, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Travis Lear

Paper: Genome-wide in vivo screen identifies novel host regulators of metastatic colonization

Authors:
Louise van der Weyden, Mark J. Arends, Andrew D. Campbell, Tobias Bald,
Hannah Wardle-Jones, Nicola Griggs, Martin Del Castillo
Velasco-Herrera, Thomas Tüting, Owen J. Sansom, Natasha A. Karp, Simon
Clare, Diane Gleeson, Edward Ryder, Antonella Galli, Elizabeth Tuck,
Emma L. Cambridge, Thierry Voet, Iain C. Macaulay, Kim Wong, Sanger
Mouse Genetics Project, Sarah Spiegel, Anneliese O. Speak & David J.
Adams

Abstract: Metastasis is the leading cause of death for
cancer patients. This multi-stage process requires tumour cells to
survive in the circulation, extravasate at distant sites, then
proliferate; it involves contributions from both the tumour cell and
tumour microenvironment (‘host’, which includes stromal cells and the
immune system1). Studies suggest the early steps of the metastatic
process are relatively efficient, with the post-extravasation regulation
of tumour growth (‘colonization’) being critical in determining
metastatic outcome2. Here we show the results of screening 810 mutant
mouse lines using an in vivo assay to identify microenvironmental
regulators of metastatic colonization. We identify 23 genes that, when
disrupted in mouse, modify the ability of tumour cells to establish
metastatic foci, with 19 of these genes not previously demonstrated to
play a role in host control of metastasis. The largest reduction in
pulmonary metastasis was observed in sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)
transporter spinster homologue 2 (Spns2)-deficient mice. We demonstrate a
novel outcome of S1P-mediated regulation of lymphocyte trafficking,
whereby deletion of Spns2, either globally or in a lymphatic
endothelial-specific manner, creates a circulating lymphopenia and a
higher percentage of effector T cells and natural killer (NK) cells
present in the lung. This allows for potent tumour cell killing, and an
overall decreased metastatic burden.


EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Laura Germine Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Laura Germine
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Laura Germine, PhD
Assistant Neuroscientist, Psychiatry (Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders) McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Mobile Assessment of Brain and Behavior for Population‐based Studies

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students
Thu 2/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 2/9/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Latino Student Perspective: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Latino Student Perspective: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom
Thu 2/9/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM


A panel of students facilitated by Gina Garcia, School of Education's Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. Part of the Year of Diversity programming, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. Registration required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Thomas R. Fleming, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington, will present, “Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials.”



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/9/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 2/9/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Thu 2/9/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM
4RS Presents Dr. Benjamin Matta: An Evening with an MSL Career Services Event
4RS Presents Dr. Benjamin Matta: An Evening with an MSL
Thu 2/9/2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM


Have you ever considered a career as a Medical Science Liaison?Perhaps you should! MSLs are an integral component of pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare-related companies. They use their medical and scientific expertise to inform healthcare professionals, policy makers, and opinion makers alike. This is a great way to put your PhD skills to use in a non-academic atmosphere. This seminar will focus on career opportunities as an MSL, hosted by current MSL Dr. Benjamin Matta, a Pitt alumnus from the Department of Immunology. Dr. Matta will be accompanied by Ashley Gulledge, a pharmaceutical recruiter, so if you are on the job hunt, this could prove to be a very useful seminar. 

Career Services
Event
Fri 2/10/2017
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Career Services Application Deadline
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Fri 2/10/2017


Make your life your argument! Apply for this one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service and leadership development. The program addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.


Career Services
Application Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Abstracts - Health Disparities Poster Competition
Fri 2/10/2017


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Students and postdocs from the biomedical and behavioral sciences can submit abstracts of their work addressing health disparities - gaps in health status, quality, or equity in any studied population relative to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population.

 

 

 


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017 8:00AM - 11:55PM
Global Health Student Travel Scholarships Due Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Global Health Student Travel Scholarships Due
Fri 2/10/2017 8:00AM - 11:55PM



Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 2/10/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sponspored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
Fri 2/10/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED - Peace Corps Panel Career Services Workshop
CANCELLED - Peace Corps Panel
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Hear from health care professionals who've been in the Peace Corps. Learn about the Peace Corps Response program, which sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in areas where you're needed most. Presented by Nick Langston, Peace Corps representative. A light lunch will be provided and the first three people to register will win a door prize!


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
Jeffrey Kahn - “Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues ..."
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, presents "Personalized Public Health? Ethics and Policy Issues in the Application of Genomics to Infectious Disease"

Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joint Seminar - Depts. of HuGen & IDM IDM Seminar Series
Joint Seminar - Depts. of HuGen & IDM
Fri 2/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins
Berman Institute of Bioethics

“Personalized Public Health?
Ethics and Policy Issues in the Application of Genomics
to Infectious Disease” 


IDM
Seminar Series
Fri 2/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017
Registration for Summer Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Summer Term Begins
Mon 2/13/2017


Registration begins Monday, February 13. There are no enrollment appointments for summer classes. Register by May 8. Add or drop classes until May 19, 2017.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 2/13/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017
International Dinner Ticket Sales Student Organization Notice
International Dinner Ticket Sales
Mon 2/13/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017


Get your ticket for this annual event between February 13 and March 17 (or until they sell out!) by either stopping by the Office of Student Affairs (A519 Crabtree), or picking one up during the Global Health Student Association's coffee sales, or during sales in the first floor lounge. Tickets are $5 and children under 5 are free (cash only, exact amount). 

You must have a ticket for admission and tickets will not be sold at the door. 


Student Organization
Notice
Mon 2/13/2017 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 2/13/2017 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 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications" PHDL Seminar Series
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications"
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Network analysis supports the assessment of power and influence within and between groups, and identification of key actors and ideas.  In dynamic network analysis, this is extended to look at changes over time and space in these networks.  In this talk, the nature of dynamic network analysis is described as are the challenges to this form of analysis posed by massive data.  A set of application problems from the health area or relevant to health data is used for illustration.

 



PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion Webinar University of Pittsburgh Webinar
Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion Webinar
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM


The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 will meet on February 13, 2017, regarding the development of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. The Committee will discuss the development of the nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives, provide recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure, and discuss approaches to improve health status and reduce health risks for the nation by the year 2030.

University of Pittsburgh
Webinar
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Critical Public Health: Quantifying Selves BCHS Journal Club
Critical Public Health: Quantifying Selves
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health 4128


BCHS
Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Lawrence Kingsley IDM Seminar Series
Lawrence Kingsley
Mon 2/13/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"HIV and a Few Metabolic Problems"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/13/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Government Association Blood Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Blood Drive
Mon 2/13/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Without blood donors like you, Central Blood Bank would be unable to fulfill its mission and provide blood products to the thousands of patients who need transfusions each year. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated, and bringing ID. 

Student Organization
Event
Mon 2/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 2/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial Career Services Workshop
Networking and the One-Minute Commercial
Tue 2/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Prep for the networking breakfast and learn how to market yourself to potential employers in one minute or less. 

Career Services
Workshop
Tue 2/14/2017 4:30PM - 6:30PM
International Speed Friending Event University of Pittsburgh Event
International Speed Friending Event
Tue 2/14/2017 4:30PM - 6:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Meet with international students to help provide increased cultural understanding, foreign language support, and the potential to develop great friendships with diverse backgrounds. Contact Suzanne Meyer, elicomm@pitt.edu, for more information or with questions. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 2/15/2017
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Career Services Deadline
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
Wed 2/15/2017


A prestigious fellowship that enables recipients to devote full time to graduate study, available for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portugese, Swahili, and Turkish. 

Career Services
Deadline
Wed 2/15/2017 to Thu 2/16/2017
Pitt Spring Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Spring Career Fair
Wed 2/15/2017 to Thu 2/16/2017
William Pitt Union

Hosting employers interested in STEM students from across the University. Graduate students welcome. 

Details and registration available from Career Development and Placement Assistance Office:
studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/events/


Career Services
Event
Wed 2/15/2017
Register for the Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast by February 15 Career Services Deadline
Register for the Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast by February 15
Wed 2/15/2017


Registration is required and space is limited so register by February 15 to connect with your future at the annual breakfast. Practice networking skills with alumni while learning first-hand about the diverse career paths within the future public health workforce. 

Career Services
Deadline
Wed 2/15/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Envisioning the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Envisioning the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education
Wed 2/15/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

Keynote by Dr. Roderick Carey, Pitt's Center for Urban Education.

Moderator: Keith Caldwell, Pitt Social Work. 

Panelists: Angela Allie, Pittsburgh Public School District, Gail Edwards, Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School, Saleem Ghubril, The Pittsburgh Promise, Darryl T. Wiley, Fund for the Advancement of Minorities Through Education, Linda Williams-Moore, Pitt Student Life. 


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
JoAnna Shaw, MS Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
JoAnna Shaw, MS Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Katharina Heim, Benjamin Dälken, Stefanie Faust, et al. High thioredoxin-1 levels in rheumatoid arthritis
patients diminish binding and signalling of the monoclonal antibody Tregalizumab.  Clinical & Translational Immunology  5, e129; 2016.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Postdoc to Postdoc Forum Career Services Event
Postdoc to Postdoc Forum
Wed 2/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Julieta Martino, PhD, presents, "Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair. Light lunch provided to those who register in advance. 


Career Services
Event
Wed 2/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Drs. Matthews, Egan and Coulter IDM MPH Journal Club
Drs. Matthews, Egan and Coulter
Wed 2/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 2/15/2017 7:00PM - 8:00PM
PITT GREENSBURG LECTURE - “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?” Pitt Public Health Lecture
PITT GREENSBURG LECTURE - “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?”
Wed 2/15/2017 7:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present renowned epidemiologist Donald S. Burke, MD, dean of Pitt Public Health in a discussion entitled, “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?” The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theater (Smith Hall) at the Greensburg campus. To ensure a seat, people planning to attend are asked to call 724-836-7980 by Monday, February 13.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Thu 2/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Antonella Marrocco EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Antonella Marrocco
Thu 2/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday February 16, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Antonella Marrocco

Paper: Mitochondrial respiratory-chain adaptations in macrophages contribute to antibacterial host defense

Authors:
Johan Garaude, Rebeca Acín-Pérez, Sarai Martínez-Cano, Michel
Enamorado, Matteo Ugolini, Estanislao Nistal-Villán, Sandra
Hervás-Stubbs, Pablo Pelegrín, Leif E Sander, José A Enríquez &
David Sancho  

Abstract: Macrophages tightly scale their core
metabolism after being activated, but the precise regulation of the
mitochondrial electron-transport chain (ETC) and its functional
implications are currently unknown. Here we found that recognition of
live bacteria by macrophages transiently decreased assembly of the ETC
complex I (CI) and CI-containing super-complexes and switched the
relative contributions of CI and CII to mitochondrial respiration. This
was mediated by phagosomal NADPH oxidase and the reactive oxygen species
(ROS)-dependent tyrosine kinase Fgr. It required Toll-like receptor
signaling and the NLRP3 inflammasome, which were both connected to
bacterial viability–specific immune responses. Inhibition of CII during
infection with Escherichia coli normalized serum concentrations of
interleukin 1β (IL-1β) and IL-10 to those in mice treated with dead
bacteria and impaired control of bacteria. We have thus identified ETC
adaptations as an early immunological-metabolic checkpoint that adjusts
innate immune responses to bacterial infection.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 2/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Amy Millen Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Amy Millen
Thu 2/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Amy Millen, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Current Evidence for a Role of Vitamin D in Age‐Related Macular Degeneration Prevention

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized...
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ilya Lipkovich, PhD, Advisory Services, QuintilesIMS, will present, “Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized medicine.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/16/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids Pitt Public Health Workshop
INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
Thu 2/16/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Students are invited to a four-week series of Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops on the relationship between social identities, socioeconomic status (SES) and academia. Designed to compliment the One Book, One Community selection, the series’ broad objective is to explore through sustained, interdisciplinary dialogue how membership in different social identities (including SES/class) affects academic progress and success while building connections among a diverse group of students.

Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Fri 2/17/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Building Collaborations for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Event
Building Collaborations for Health Equity
Fri 2/17/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
University Club


Center for Health Equity
Event
Fri 2/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for First & Second Year Doctoral Students
Fri 2/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Fri 2/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 2/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series offered in conjunction with the Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH)  is offered every Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm during the fall term and 1:00pm-2:00pm during the spring term and is held in the CAPH Offices, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, 5th floor conference room. (EPIDEM 2950)

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 2/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
SPHERE Tours Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center Student Organization Event
SPHERE Tours Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center
Fri 2/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM


Please join SPHERE for a tour of Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center.  During our tour, we will receive an in-depth introduction to emergency management and learn about the operation of the 911 communications center.  Please RSVP to sphere@pitt.edu if you would like to attend.  

Student Organization
Event
Mon 2/20/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Paolo Piazza, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Paolo Piazza, PhD
Mon 2/20/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Cross-Reactive Immunity to Flaviviruses"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 2 (Hawk, Songer, Talbott, Dodson) Pitt Public Health Lecture
Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 2 (Hawk, Songer, Talbott, Dodson)
Mon 2/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Professors Mary Hawk (BCHS), Tom Songer (EPI), Evelyn Talbott (EPI), and Zan Dodson (HPM) present research results from the 2016 Opioid Pilot Grants Program.

Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 2/21/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
University Library System's ETD Workshop April Graduation Workshop
University Library System's ETD Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 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. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students
Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
O'Hara Student Center

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Tue 2/21/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health 4128

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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah University of Pittsburgh Film
Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah
Tue 2/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Alumni Hall

Powerful coming-of-age tale that captures the poignant sense of feeling like a pariah. Discussion to follow, led by Pitt faculty Diana Anselmo Sequeira (Film Studies) and Ashley Woodson (Educatoin). RSVP required. 

Part of the Diversity in Modern Culture Film Series, sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning as part of Pitt's Year of Diversity. 


University of Pittsburgh
Film
Wed 2/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
CANCELLED
Wed 2/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 2/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell / Jocelin Teachout & Erica Berry IDM MPH Journal Club
Ruhee Jain & Scott Chadwell / Jocelin Teachout & Erica Berry
Wed 2/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Anildaliz Mullen, Helen J. Wieland, Eric S. Wieser.  Perioperative participation of or