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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
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
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 2/27/2017
Call for Nominations - 2017 Craig Teaching Award Pitt Public Health Deadline
Call for Nominations - 2017 Craig Teaching Award
Mon 2/27/2017


Take advantage of this opportunity to show appreciation for a deserving faculty member! Think about those faculty whose teaching has made a difference in your life and nominate them for the 2017 Craig Teaching Award. 

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 2/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster University of Pittsburgh Workshop
How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster
Mon 2/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster PowerPoint for Conference Posters

February 27, 12p.m.-1p.m. Falk Library, Classroom 2 

In this workshop we will go through tips and tricks to design a quality poster to ensure a successful presentation of your data. Different formats and ideas will be discussed and we will walk through the preparation of a mock poster. Registration not required.

 The Dean’s Day abstract deadline is Friday, February 24.

 Learn more at: www.publichealth.pitt.edu/deans-day 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Mon 2/27/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Typhanye Dyer, PhD, MPH IDM Seminar Series
Typhanye Dyer, PhD, MPH
Mon 2/27/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Examination of Psychosocial and Behavioral Correlates of STI and HIV Risk Among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) and Black Menwho have Sex with Men and Women (BMSMW)"
 
 



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 2/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 2/27/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 2/27/2017 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Call for Applications - PAIN Research Challenge University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Call for Applications - PAIN Research Challenge
Mon 2/27/2017 5:00PM - 5:00PM


What is your solution to ease the burden of pain? Submit your solution to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's research challenge. Up to $150,000 in awards!

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Tue 2/28/2017
Day of Giving -- University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day University of Pittsburgh Event
Day of Giving -- University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day
Tue 2/28/2017


Pitt is far more than a university…we are a community.

On February 28, 2017, we will come together—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends—for a special Pitt Day of Giving. We’ll celebrate the University’s founding, the accomplishments of those who have gone before us, and the bright future ahead for today’s students.


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 2/28/2017
Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity Program Applications University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity Program Applications
Tue 2/28/2017


A 12-month career development program for underrepresented minorities that provides critical information for a successful research career. Attending junior faculty and fellows will enhance their current post-doctoral fellowship, T32 fellowship, or clinical research fellowship. 

University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Tue 2/28/2017
Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline
Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant
Tue 2/28/2017


Seed funding to develop new international collaborations that advance work in solving pressing sustainability problems. An alliance between the University Center for International Studies and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation. 


University of Pittsburgh
Application Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017
Call for Applications - Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty Professional Development Deadline
Call for Applications - Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty
Wed 3/1/2017


Junior faculty or scientists with a background that is underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences with research interests compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders are encouraged to apply for a variety of training sessions with varied research emphases. 


Professional Development
Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017
Call for Candidates & Info Session: Graduate & Professional Student Government Student Organization Deadline
Call for Candidates & Info Session: Graduate & Professional Student Government
Wed 3/1/2017


To apply, you must submit the following materials via email [gpsg@pitt.edu] no later than 8 pm EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 


Student Organization
Deadline
Wed 3/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Matthew Good, MS Student / Mailliard Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Matthew Good, MS Student / Mailliard Lab
Wed 3/1/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Remzi Onur Eren, Marta Reverte, Matteo Rossi.  Mammalian Innate Immune Response to a Leishmania-Resident RNA Virus Increases Macrophage Survival to Promote Parasite Persistence.  Cell Host & Microbe
20:318–328,2016.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden / Emily Schmitz & Vessela Miladinova IDM MPH Journal Club
Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden / Emily Schmitz & Vessela Miladinova
Wed 3/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

M.L. Barnett, A.R. Olenski, A.B. Jena.  Opioid-Prescribing Patterns of Emergency Physicians and Risk of Long-Term Use.  N. Engl. J. Med.  376:663-673, 2017.



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/1/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Wed 3/1/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521

How are you dealing with school and current events? What creative ideas do you have about directions or activities you'd like to see from Pitt Public Health? What types of changes would you like to see in facilities, events, curriculum, or community engagement?  

A second meeting will be held on March 13 at 10 a.m. Join us on either (or both!) of these dates. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 3/2/2017
Existing Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC School Governance Deadline
Existing Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC
Thu 3/2/2017


To meet the registrars deadline, existing course modifications for Summer (2177)  must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by March 17. All modifications must be submitted at the March 2 meeting.


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 3/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Qiao Lin EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Qiao Lin
Thu 3/2/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday March 2, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Qiao Lin

Paper: Combating multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria with structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers

Authors: Lam SJ, O'Brien-Simpson NM, Pantarat N, Sulistio A, Wong EH, Chen YY, Lenzo JC, Holden JA, Blencowe A, Reynolds EC, Qiao GG.

Abstract: With the recent emergence of reports on resistant Gram-negative 'superbugs', infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria have been named as one of the most urgent global health threats due to the lack of effective and biocompatible drugs. Here, we show that a class of antimicrobial agents, termed 'structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers' (SNAPPs) exhibit sub-μM activity against all Gram-negative bacteria tested, including ESKAPE and colistin-resistant and MDR (CMDR) pathogens, while demonstrating low toxicity. SNAPPs are highly effective in combating CMDR Acinetobacter baumannii infections in vivo, the first example of a synthetic antimicrobial polymer with CMDR Gram-negative pathogen efficacy. Furthermore, we did not observe any resistance acquisition by A. baumannii (including the CMDR strain) to SNAPPs. Comprehensive analyses using a range of microscopy and (bio)assay techniques revealed that the antimicrobial activity of SNAPPs proceeds via a multimodal mechanism of bacterial cell death by outer membrane destabilization, unregulated ion movement across the cytoplasmic membrane and induction of the apoptotic-like death pathway, possibly accounting for why we did not observe resistance to SNAPPs in CMDR bacteria. Overall, SNAPPs show great promise as low-cost and effective antimicrobial agents and may represent a weapon in combating the growing threat of MDR Gram-negative bacteria.

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Nadine Melhem
Thu 3/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Nadine Melhem, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Maladaptive Stress Responses in Children of Parents Diagnosed with Cancer

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 3/2/2017 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 3/2/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio - Grant Resources on the Web Career Services Event
Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio - Grant Resources on the Web
Thu 3/2/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Discover research funding mechanisms and strategies for locating funding opportunities, as well as alerting services to keep you up-to-date on selected funding announcements. Presented by Barb Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, public health informationist.

Part of The Spring 2017 Research Series, presented by Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ...
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Rebecca Hubbard, PhD,  Associate Professor Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care Continuum”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/2/2017 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 3/2/2017 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 3/3/2017
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline Extended Community Deadline
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
Fri 3/3/2017


Don’t miss this chance to share your work with thousands of public health professionals.  If your abstract is accepted, you will be joining us as a presenter in Atlanta from Nov. 4-8. Regardless of your abstract status, we hope to see you in Atlanta for an exciting conference. 

Community
Deadline
Fri 3/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic BCHS Seminar Series
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic
Fri 3/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A216


BCHS
Seminar Series
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/3/2017 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 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Amia Downes- "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Amia Downes- "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's..."
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 6140

Amia Downes will be defending her dissertation, "A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Respirator Approval Process."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse
Fri 3/3/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 3/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop University of Pittsburgh Workshop
PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop
Fri 3/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM


PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop
March 3, 2p.m.-4p.m. Falk Library, Classroom 2 

This class focuses on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster. In this hands-on workshop, you will see poster examples, create a poster using PowerPoint, and perfect techniques on visual balance,  poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. Registration not required. 


University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Sun 3/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
2017 APHA Awards Nomination Deadline Career Services Deadline
2017 APHA Awards Nomination Deadline
Sun 3/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Help us identify the best among us by nominating a colleague who exemplifies outstanding contributions. Membership is not required for nomination of several of APHA’s Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo., Nov. 4-8, in Atlanta.   Nominations must be received no later than Friday, May 5. Awards descriptions, criteria and nomination forms are available on our website.

  For additional information, contact Deborah Dillard at 202-777-2442 or via email. 


Career Services
Deadline
Mon 3/6/2017 to Fri 3/10/2017
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition Career Services Webinar
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition
Mon 3/6/2017 to Fri 3/10/2017


Our PhD Career Panel discussions are like a combination of an AMA and an informational interview. They take place in our discussion forums, so it all happens online and in writing. Each discussion takes a five-day work week; because it is asynchronous, you can participate anytime during the week.



Career Services
Webinar
Mon 3/6/2017 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
Mon 3/6/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 3/6/2017 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 3/6/2017 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 3/10/2017
Call for Submissions - Student Research Paper Contest Community Deadline
Call for Submissions - Student Research Paper Contest
Fri 3/10/2017


Preventing Chronic Disease, a peer-reviewed e-journal published by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, seeks papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic diseases. The winning manuscript will be published with an upcoming editorial, podcast interview, and social media promotion of the manuscript. 


Community
Deadline
Fri 3/10/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/10/2017 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 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Grand Rounds Sander Greenland - "Evidence Wars: Statistical Ergonomics and the Information Content of a P-value" Epidemiology Seminar Series
Sander Greenland - "Evidence Wars: Statistical Ergonomics and the Information Content of a P-value"
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Mon 3/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A521

How are you dealing with school and current events? What creative ideas do you have about directions or activities you'd like to see from Pitt Public Health? What types of changes would you like to see in facilities, events, curriculum, or community engagement?  

A second meeting will be held on March 1 at 2 p.m. Join us on either (or both!) of these dates. 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED Sara Del Valle: "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
CANCELLED Sara Del Valle: "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

CANCELLED: Sara Del Valle, PhD, is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research focuses on using mathematical and computational approaches to improve our understanding of human behavior and its impact on disease spread. Most recently, she has been investigating the role of Internet data on monitoring
and forecasting disease spread and disease-related behaviors.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
For the Sake of All: Translating Evidence into Action for Community Health University of Pittsburgh Seminar Series
For the Sake of All: Translating Evidence into Action for Community Health
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Center on Race and Social Problems: Reed Smith LLP Spring 2017 Speaker Series 

For the Sake of All: Translating Evidence into Action for Community Health
Presented by Jason Q. Purnell,  Assistant Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis 

Monday March 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning 

Seating is limited; Lunch provided. Late arrivals will be directed to Overflow Room in Room 2101.

No RSVP required; lunch provided. Overflow room will be available during the event in Room CL 2101.  All lectures are recorded and uploaded to crsp.pitt.edu in the days following the lecture. Contact Center Administrative Assistant Marita Johnson at maj135@pitt.edu  or 412-624-7382 with any questions.


University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Series
Mon 3/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 3/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 3/14/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 3/14/2017 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
Wed 3/15/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017
2017 ASPPH annual meeting Community Meeting
2017 ASPPH annual meeting
Wed 3/15/2017 to Fri 3/17/2017


The 2017 ASPPH Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity for leaders, students, faculty, and staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health to network, learn, and focus on common goals, opportunities, and challenges in academic public health. The meeting will have programming relevant to CEPH-accredited public health education, research, and practice.

March 15, 2017 - March 17, 2017
2017 ASPPH Annual Meeting
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

Pitt Public Health will participate in the annual meeting and host a concurrent alumni reception in Washington DC.

Community
Meeting
Wed 3/15/2017
OpTIX Title IX Focus Groups University of Pittsburgh Event
OpTIX Title IX Focus Groups
Wed 3/15/2017
O'Hara Student Center

Join in a conversation and share your thoughts on how we can improve students' safety at Pitt. Free pizza, beverages, and giveaways. Sessions: noon-12:50 p.m; .2-2:50 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 3/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Wed 3/15/2017 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 3/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Yee, MS Student / Kinchington Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Michael Yee, MS Student / Kinchington Lab
Wed 3/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Anne Terry, Anna Kilbey, Asif Naseer, et al.  Barriers to Infection of  Human Cells by Feline Leukemia Virus: Insights into Resistance to Zoonosis.  J. Virol.  91:e02119, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Henry Ma & Stephanie Snodgrass / Vatsala Srinivasa & JT Stoner IDM MPH Journal Club
Henry Ma & Stephanie Snodgrass / Vatsala Srinivasa & JT Stoner
Wed 3/15/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Christopher M. Petrilli, Elisabetta Mantengoli, Sanjay Saint, et al.  The effect of merging two infectious disease units on hand hygiene adherence in Italy.  J. Infection Prevention, 2017.


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/15/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pitt Science Policy Group Meet and Greet University of Pittsburgh Event
Pitt Science Policy Group Meet and Greet
Wed 3/15/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hemingway's Cafe

Grab a drink and meet your PSPG officers.The group welcomes graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to get involved in this open, data-based discourse at the intersection of scientific research and policy formation with individuals spanning diverse interests at Pitt. Visit them on Facebook or contact PSPG for more information. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 3/15/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Washington, DC Alumni Reception at ASPPH Pitt Public Health Reception
Washington, DC Alumni Reception at ASPPH
Wed 3/15/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Pitt Public Health invites all alumni (and those visiting for the ASPPH Annual Meeting) to join us for this special event at Penn Social, 801 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Hear an update on research, department happenings, and new programs at Pitt Public Health from Dean Donald Burke, and meet some of the over 300 Pitt Public Health alumni in the DC area.

Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration for the ASPPH meeting is not required.



Pitt Public Health
Reception
Thu 3/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Chai-Hsin/Aaron Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Chai-Hsin/Aaron Liu
Thu 3/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday March 16, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Chai-Hsin/Aaron Liu

Paper: Combined inhibition of DDR1 and Notch signaling is a therapeutic strategy for KRAS-driven lung adenocarcinoma

Authors: Ambrogio C, Gómez-López G, Falcone M, Vidal A, Nadal E, Crosetto N, Blasco RB, Fernández-Marcos PJ, Sánchez-Céspedes M, Ren X, Wang Z, Ding K, Hidalgo M, Serrano M, Villanueva A, Santamaría D, Barbacid M.

Abstract:
Patients with advanced Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS)-mutant lung adenocarcinoma are currently treated with standard chemotherapy because of a lack of efficacious targeted therapies. We reasoned that the identification of mediators of Kras signaling in early mouse lung hyperplasias might bypass the difficulties that are imposed by intratumor heterogeneity in advanced tumors, and that it might unveil relevant therapeutic targets. Transcriptional profiling of Kras(G12V)-driven mouse hyperplasias revealed intertumor diversity with a subset that exhibited an aggressive transcriptional profile analogous to that of advanced human adenocarcinomas. The top-scoring gene in this profile encodes the tyrosine kinase receptor DDR1. The genetic and pharmacological inhibition of DDR1 blocked tumor initiation and tumor progression, respectively. The concomitant inhibition of both DDR1 and Notch signaling induced the regression of KRAS;TP53-mutant patient-derived lung xenografts (PDX) with a therapeutic efficacy that was at least comparable to that of standard chemotherapy. Our data indicate that the combined inhibition of DDR1 and Notch signaling could be an effective targeted therapy for patients with KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma.

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/16/2017 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 3/16/2017 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 3/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea Kriska, PhD and Bonny Rockette‐Wagner, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea Kriska, PhD and Bonny Rockette‐Wagner, PhD
Thu 3/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Andrea Kriska, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh. PA
and
Bonny Rockette‐Wagner, PhD
Director of Physical Activity Assessment, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Title: TBA


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/16/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Mock K Study Session Career Services Event
Mock K Study Session
Thu 3/16/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Experience a live study section and receive inside information regarding the study section review process. 

Part of The Spring 2017 Research Series, presented by Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development.


Career Services
Event
Thu 3/16/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Repeal, Repair, or Replace? The Future of the Affordable Care Act HPM Panel Discussion
Repeal, Repair, or Replace? The Future of the Affordable Care Act
Thu 3/16/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall Auditorium

Join the University Forum on Current Issues as experts in health policy and law, health care delivery, and insurance markets lead an in-depth, interactive discussion on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

HPM
Panel Discussion
Fri 3/17/2017
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
Fri 3/17/2017


The regular deadline to apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 17. The final deadline to apply is March 30. 


April Graduation
Deadline
Fri 3/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Roderick J. O’Sullivan, PhD - “Hijacking DNA Repair Mechanisms for Alternative Telomere Elongation" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Roderick J. O’Sullivan, PhD - “Hijacking DNA Repair Mechanisms for Alternative Telomere Elongation"
Fri 3/17/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Roderick J. O’Sullivan, PhD, presents “Hijacking DNA Repair Mechanisms for Alternative Telomere Elongation Mechanisms"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/17/2017 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 3/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health Center for Health Equity Panel Discussion
Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health
Fri 3/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Center for Health Equity
Panel Discussion
Mon 3/20/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Jenna C. Carlson: "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Jenna C. Carlson: "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies"
Mon 3/20/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health A522

Jenna C. Carlson of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 3/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Ted Pierson, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Ted Pierson, PhD
Mon 3/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM


Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 3

“Zika Virus Vaccination Immunity”




IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 3/20/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 3/20/2017 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 3/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 3/20/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Tue 3/21/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Tue 3/21/2017 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 3/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 3/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 3/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond April Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Tue 3/21/2017 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 for 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 scholarship. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Wed 3/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
CANCELLED
Wed 3/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

"TBA"

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/22/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 3/22/2017 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. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Wed 3/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Jocelin Teachout & Harley Roth / Alison Feathers, Vatsala Srinivasa, Noreen Chatta IDM MPH Journal Club
Jocelin Teachout & Harley Roth / Alison Feathers, Vatsala Srinivasa, Noreen Chatta
Wed 3/22/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Theophilus Nwankwo Ogochukwu, Jude Akabueze, Ijeoma Victoria Ezeome, et  al.  Vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus in Adolescent Girls:  Mother’s Knowledge, Attitude, Desire and Practice in Nigeria.  J. Inf.
Dis. & Preve. Med.  5:1, 2017


IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 3/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices Professional Development Workshop
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices
Wed 3/22/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

Build practical skills that faculty can implement in their teaching. It can be particularly helpful in preparing for and addressing difficult situations that may arise related to today's social and political climate. From tweaking your syllabus to rewording your assignments, the workshop focuses heavily on the use of language, wording, and tone in the learning environment. 


Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 3/22/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting **revised date** Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting **revised date**
Wed 3/22/2017 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 3/23/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Heng Bai EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Heng Bai
Thu 3/23/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017
Date: Thursday March 23, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Heng Bai

Paper: 
In vivo activation of a T helper 2-driven innate immune response in
lung fibrosis induced by multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Authors: Dong J, Ma Q

Abstract:
Pulmonary exposure to certain forms of carbon nanotubes (CNT) induces
fibrosing lesions in the lungs that manifest an acute inflammation
followed by chronic interstitial fibrosis. The mechanism of CNT-induced
fibrogenesis is largely unknown. The biphasic development with
drastically distinct pathologic manifestations suggests a junction of
acute-to-chronic transition. Here we analyzed the molecular pathways and
regulators underlying the pathologic development of CNT-induced lung
fibrosis. Mice were exposed to multi-walled CNT (MWCNT; XNRI MWNT-7,
Mitsui; 40 μg) by pharyngeal aspiration for 7 days along with vehicle
and carbonaceous controls. Genome-wide microarray analyses of the lungs
identified a range of differentially expressed genes that potentially
function in the acute-to-chronic transition through pathways involving
immune and inflammatory regulation, responses to stress and
extracellular stimuli, and cell migration and adhesion. In particular, a
T helper 2 (Th2)-driven innate immune response was significantly
enriched. We then demonstrated that MWCNT induced the expression of Th2
cytokines interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, and a panel of signature
downstream genes, such as Il4i1, Chia, and Ccl11/Eotaxin, time
dependently. Induction of Th2 cytokines took place in CD4+ T lymphocytes
indicating activation of Th2 cells. Furthermore, induction involved
activation of a Th2 cell-specific signaling pathway through
phosphorylation of STAT6 and up-regulation of GATA-3 to mediate the
transcription of Th2 target genes. Our study uncovers activation of a
Th2-driven immune/inflammatory response during pulmonary fibrosis
development induced by MWCNT. The findings provide novel insights into
the molecular events that control the transition from an acute
inflammatory response to chronic fibrosis through Th2 functions in
CNT-exposed lungs

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Jennifer J. Adibi, Mph, ScD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Jennifer J. Adibi, Mph, ScD
Thu 3/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Jennifer J. Adibi, Mph, ScD
Assistant Professor, Department Epidemiology, GSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Observing the Unobservable: Novel Insights into the Molecular and Developmental Biology of the Early First Trimester

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Fri 3/24/2017
Submit Photos for International Dinner Slideshow Student Organization Deadline
Submit Photos for International Dinner Slideshow
Fri 3/24/2017


Each year at the International Dinner we feature a slide show from current students' experiences abroad. These photos can be from living abroad, vacations, practicums/internships, or study abroad. To submit e-mail your name, the photo(s), and the location of the photo(s) to Ben Hampton. 

Student Organization
Deadline
Fri 3/24/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Event
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/24/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Accepted applicants are invited to learn more about Pitt Public Health, Pitt, and the city of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 3/24/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Book Discussion: Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner University of Pittsburgh Event
Book Discussion: Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner
Fri 3/24/2017 11:30AM - 1:00PM
William Pitt Union

Discussion facilitated by Pitt faculty Karen Gilmer (Theatre Arts) and Gabby Yearwood (Anthropology). Registration required. 

Part of Pitt's Year of Diversity programming.  


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 3/24/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/24/2017 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 3/24/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advanced EndNote Professional Development Workshop
Advanced EndNote
Fri 3/24/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 4140

Barbara L. Folb, Public Health Informationist, Health Sciences Library System

REGISTER NOW

This class builds on the skills taught in EndNote Basics. In addition, you may submit questions to the instructor in advance of class to be addressed during the session. This is a hands-on class. You must bring a laptop with EndNote installed on it to participate, or let us know that you will need a laptop by Thursday, March 23 and one will be provided during the session. 

Part of the Professional Development Workshop series


Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 3/24/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative- Networking Meeting
Fri 3/24/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Sat 3/25/2017 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Spring 2017 Mindfulness Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Spring 2017 Mindfulness Fair
Sat 3/25/2017 10:00AM - 4:30PM
University Club

The Fair will showcase resources and activities available to both the campus community and the Pittsburgh region, and will feature a variety of talks, yoga, and Tai Chi demonstrations, information tables, and family activities.





University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 3/27/2017 to Thu 3/30/2017
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2017 World Hospital Congress Community Meeting
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2017 World Hospital Congress
Mon 3/27/2017 to Thu 3/30/2017


ACHE's 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership offers endless possibilities and unlimited opportunities to collaborate and "think outside of the box," and to help leaders understand and prepare for the myriad challenges awaiting them inside a transformative healthcare environment.
Pitt Public Health will sponsor a Chicago-area alumni reception in conjunction with the event.

Community
Meeting
Mon 3/27/2017
Registration for Fall Term Begins Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Registration for Fall Term Begins
Mon 3/27/2017


Enrollment appointments for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions begins on March 26 at midnight. Check your enrollment appointment times on my.pitt. Open enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 27. Enrollment appointments for veteran students begin on Friday, March 24 at 12:01 a.m.  Add or drop classes until Friday, September 8, 2017.

publichealth.pitt.edu/courses


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Mon 3/27/2017 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
Mon 3/27/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 3/27/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices Professional Development Workshop
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices
Mon 3/27/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Alumni Hall

Build practical skills that faculty can implement in their teaching. It can be particularly helpful in preparing for and addressing difficult situations that may arise related to today's social and political climate. From tweaking your syllabus to rewording your assignments, the workshop focuses heavily on the use of language, wording, and tone in the learning environment. 


Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 3/27/2017 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)
Mon 3/27/2017 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
Mon 3/27/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Global Human Trafficking Today: A Workshop for Regional College Faculty and Students Center for Global Health Workshop
Global Human Trafficking Today: A Workshop for Regional College Faculty and Students
Mon 3/27/2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM



Center for Global Health
Workshop
Tue 3/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Professionalism and Making the Most out of Your Practicum/Internship Career Services Workshop
Professionalism and Making the Most out of Your Practicum/Internship
Tue 3/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Tips on how to find a practicum, develop your professional image, and keep in touch after your practicum/internship experience is over.


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 3/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
'Autonomous' Decisions and the Ethics of Nudging - Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD University of Pittsburgh Lecture
'Autonomous' Decisions and the Ethics of Nudging - Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD
Tue 3/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Drawing on findings from behavioral science research, Dr. Blumenthal-Barby will call into question the ideal of the autonomous decision maker. She will then explain various “nudge” tools that may be employed to shape patients’ medical decisions and analyze the ethical considerations involved in employing such tools.


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 3/28/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Creating a Federal Resume for Government Positions and Tips on the Application Process Career Services Workshop
Creating a Federal Resume for Government Positions and Tips on the Application Process
Tue 3/28/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A521

Join Joanna Weber, human resources specialist in workforce development and career services, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, for tips and tricks on applying to federal jobs including: creating a federal resume, formatting, and reading job announcements. 


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 3/28/2017 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Hope, Unrealistic Optimism, and Denial - Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Hope, Unrealistic Optimism, and Denial - Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD
Tue 3/28/2017 1:30PM - 3:00PM


Dr.Blumenthal-Barby will examine the differences between hope and unrealistic optimism, denial, and self-deception. She will then discuss clinical cases to further elucidate these subjectively experienced feelings,before evaluating arguments in favor of and against encouraging (or allowing) hope, unrealistic optimism, and denial.


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 3/28/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Create and Cultivate a Start-up - WIB Pittsburgh Women's History Month Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Create and Cultivate a Start-up - WIB Pittsburgh Women's History Month Event
Tue 3/28/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Oprah Winfrey once said, "Passion is energy; feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."Science comes in many shapes and sizes and WIB-Pittsburgh is here to help you explore the possibilities. If you are thinking of getting into your first entrepreneurial venture or just want to hear what it’s like to work for a start-up, seek no more! We are kick-starting the new year with a trailblazing panel event, 'Create and Cultivate a Start-up'


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 3/28/2017 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Chicago Alumni Reception at ACHE Pitt Public Health Reception
Chicago Alumni Reception at ACHE
Tue 3/28/2017 6:30PM - 10:00PM


Pitt Public Health alumni from the Chicago area, HPM alumni visiting for the 2017 ACHE Congress, and guests are invited to a cocktail reception at the Palmer House Hilton, Spire Room, 6th floor, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

Visit with faculty, fellow alumni, and current students and hear the latest on the research and programs happening on campus. Attendance at the ACHE Congress is not required. If you know of other Pitt Public Health alumni who will be in the area, bring them along. Please click to RSVP.



Pitt Public Health
Reception
Wed 3/29/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Grand Rounds Lauren Hughes - "Pennsylvania Department of Health's Rural Health Initiative" Pitt Public Health Lecture
Lauren Hughes - "Pennsylvania Department of Health's Rural Health Initiative"
Wed 3/29/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health A215

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is exploring an innovative budgeting process to help save some of our rural hospitals in danger of closing. Losing these hospitals would remove access to health care and public health services for many, worsening the health of the state. 

Presented by Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP, a practicing family physician and deputy secretary for health innovation, PA Dept. of Health. 


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Wed 3/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Renee Anderko, MS Student / Mailliard Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Renee Anderko, MS Student / Mailliard Lab
Wed 3/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Robert K. Strother, Derek B. Danahy, Dmitri I. Kotov, et al.  Polymicrobial Sepsis Diminishes Dendritic Cell Numbers and Function Directly Contributing to Impaired Primary CD8 T Cell Responses In Vivo.  J. Immunol.  197:4301–4311, 2016.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 3/29/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Erica Berry, Emily Schmitz, Tejas Paranjpe / Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden IDM MPH Journal Club
Erica Berry, Emily Schmitz, Tejas Paranjpe / Dan Lomauro & Megan Arden
Wed 3/29/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

A. Javaid, Z. Shaheen, M. Shafqat, et al.  Risk factors for high death and loss-to-follow-up rates among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis at a programmatic management unit.  Amer. J. Inf. Control  45:190-193, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 3/30/2017
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee) April Graduation Deadline
Final Deadline for Application ($35 fee)
Thu 3/30/2017


The regular deadline to apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until March 30. This is the absolute final deadline to apply for graduation. If you miss this final deadline, you will not be able to graduate until the following term.


April Graduation
Deadline
Thu 3/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Shuo Cao EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Shuo Cao
Thu 3/30/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday March 30, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Shuo Cao

Paper: Structural and transcriptomic response to antenatal corticosteroids in an Erk3-null mouse model of respiratory distress

Authors: Pew BK, Harris RA, Sbrana E, Guaman MC, Shope C, Chen R, Meloche S, Aagaard K.

Abstract:
BACKGROUND:
Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants is a leading cause of neonatal death. Pulmonary insufficiency-related infant mortality rates have improved with antenatal glucocorticoid treatment and neonatal surfactant replacement. However, the mechanism of glucocorticoid-promoted fetal lung maturation is not understood fully, despite decades of clinical use. We previously have shown that genetic deletion of Erk3 in mice results in growth restriction, cyanosis, and early neonatal lethality because of pulmonary immaturity and respiratory distress. Recently, we demonstrated that the addition of postnatal surfactant administration to antenatal dexamethasone treatment resulted in enhanced survival of neonatal Erk3-null mice.

OBJECTIVE:
To better understand the molecular underpinnings of corticosteroid-mediated lung maturation, we used high-throughput transcriptomic and high-resolution morphologic analysis of the murine fetal lung. We sought to examine the alterations in fetal lung structure and function that are associated with neonatal respiratory distress and antenatal glucocorticoid treatment.

STUDY DESIGN:
Dexamethasone (0.4 mg/kg) or saline solution was administered to pregnant dams on embryonic days 16.5 and 17.5. Fetal lungs were collected and analyzed by microCT and RNA-seq for differential gene expression and pathway interactions with genotype and treatment. Results from transcriptomic analysis guided further investigation of candidate genes with the use of immunostaining in murine and human fetal lung tissue.

RESULTS:
Erk3(-/-) mice exhibited atelectasis with decreased overall porosity and saccular space relative to wild type, which was ameliorated by glucocorticoid treatment. Of 596 differentially expressed genes (q < 0.05) that were detected by RNA-seq, pathway analysis revealed 36 genes (q < 0.05) interacting with dexamethasone, several with roles in lung development, which included corticotropin-releasing hormone and surfactant protein B. Corticotropin-releasing hormone protein was detected in wild-type and Erk3(-/-) lungs at E14.5, with significantly temporally altered expression through embryonic day 18.5. Antenatal dexamethasone attenuated corticotropin-releasing hormone at embryonic day 18.5 in both wild-type and Erk3(-/-) lungs (0.56-fold and 0.67-fold; P < .001). Wild type mice responded to glucocorticoid administration with increased pulmonary surfactant protein B (P = .003). In contrast, dexamethasone treatment in Erk3(-/-) mice resulted in decreased surfactant protein B (P = .012). In human validation studies, we confirmed that corticotropin-releasing hormone protein is present in the fetal lung at 18 weeks of gestation and increases in expression with progression towards viability (22 weeks of gestation; P < .01).

CONCLUSION:
Characterization of whole transcriptome gene expression revealed glucocorticoid-mediated regulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone and surfactant protein B via Erk3-independent and -dependent mechanisms, respectively. We demonstrated for the first time the expression and temporal regulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone protein in midtrimester human fetal lung. This unique model allows the effects of corticosteroids on fetal pulmonary morphologic condition to be distinguished from functional gene pathway regulation. These findings implicate Erk3 as a potentially important molecular mediator of antenatal glucocorticoid action in promoting surfactant protein production in the preterm neonatal lung and expanding our understanding of key mechanisms of clinical therapy to improve neonatal survival

Click Here For Article

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 3/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Thu 3/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Mark Pearce, PhD, MSc
Professor of Applied Epidemiology, Newcastle University, England, UK

Thousand Families Study

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139


Zhiguang Huo of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation...
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Martin A. Lindquist, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, will present, “High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation with Application to Neuroimaging Data”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/30/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Diversity Book Club Meeting - Bad Feminist University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Diversity Book Club Meeting - Bad Feminist
Thu 3/30/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
William Pitt Union

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Diversity Book Club is an organization for all Pitt faculty, staff, and students. Our organization focuses on authors and works that promote critical thinking within the realm of diversity and inclusion. In Honor of Women's History Month, this March we will be be reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.


University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 3/30/2017 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Perspectives and Challenges in Science Policy with Pitt Science Policy Group University of Pittsburgh Panel Discussion
Perspectives and Challenges in Science Policy with Pitt Science Policy Group
Thu 3/30/2017 5:30PM - 7:00PM
William Pitt Union

Panelists include Sandra Mitchell, B. Guy Peters, William Dunn, and Ron Idoko. The group welcomes graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to get involved in this open, data-based discourse at the intersection of scientific research and policy formation with individuals spanning diverse interests at Pitt. Visit them on Facebook or contact PSPG for more information. 

University of Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion
Thu 3/30/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Applied Public Health Networking Social with SPHERE Student Organization Social
Applied Public Health Networking Social with SPHERE
Thu 3/30/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Shady Grove Restaurant and Bar (Shadyside)

Students and Alumni: Register today!

The Student Public Health Epidemic Response Effort invites students to network with alumni who have pursued careers in applied public health (i.e. federal, state and local health departments, applied research, emergency preparedness, and health care). Alumni will also have the opportunity to discuss internships and potential job opportunities with students. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a discounted cash bar. 


Student Organization
Social
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Deadline to Apply: University Research Council Funding University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Deadline to Apply: University Research Council Funding
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Office of the Provost and the University Research Council announces a funding opportunity for research in diversity. We invite faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to submit proposals that support high quality research in the area of diversity.This includes, but is not limited to, issues concerning:Race and ethnicity
Intersectionality
LGBTQIA
Persons with disabilities
Veterans
Ageism
Gender equity
Social justice
International populations

The goal of this one-year project is to not only develop or advance research in the area of
diversity and inclusion, but also to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and new research
partnerships.It is anticipated that 15-20 projects will be funded at $1,000-$5000 each.
The online application deadline is March 31, 2017. Notice of awards is expected to occur in
May 2017, with the one year funding to begin on July 1, 2017 and end on June 30, 2018.

To apply please go to the University of Pittsburgh Competition Space (InfoReady) web site:
https://upitt.infoready4.com and choose “University Research Council Research in
Diversity.


University of Pittsburgh
Deadline
Fri 3/31/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference University of Pittsburgh Event
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference
Fri 3/31/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Scaife Hall

Ethical Issues in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations
26th Annual Medical Ethics Conference – 2017 

Friday, March 31, 2017  |  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Scaife Hall – 11th Floor Conference Center, University of Pittsburgh Campus ·         

Continuing education credit is available in law, medicine & dental medicine, nursing, and social work ·       Lectures by local and national speakers, panels, small group discussion, and case studies.  

Designed for students and faculty in the health sciences, humanities, social sciences, and law, as well as members of the public .

All are welcome. Talks focused on caring for addicted patients, elderly patients, incarcerated patients, and transgender patients, as well as patients living with violence, patients with autism, and patients who are immigrants. Discussion of advance care planning, behavioral emergencies, palliative care, policy development, and unconscious bias in healthcare. 

FOR REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM INFORMATION VISIT: https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT: bioethics@pitt.edu or 412-648-7007


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Richard Duerr, MD - "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS: From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic..." Human Genetics Seminar Series
Richard Duerr, MD - "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS: From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic..."
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Richard Duerr, MD presents "Inflammatory Bowel Disease GWAS:  From Genetic Associations to Mechanistic Understanding"


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context BCHS Seminar Series
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A216


BCHS
Seminar Series
Fri 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 3/31/2017 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 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management Professional Development Workshop
Mendeley: Cloud Based Citation Management
Fri 3/31/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM


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

Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 3/31/2017 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Annual International Dinner Student Organization Event
Annual International Dinner
Fri 3/31/2017 4:30PM - 8:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

You're invited to celebrate diversity at Pitt Public Health's Annual International Dinner featuring international cuisine, trivia, and live performances. Tickets will be $5 sold in advance at the Office of Student Affairs, by the Global Health Student Association at coffee sales, and in the first floor lounge beginning February 13, 2017 and ending March 17, 2017 or until the event sells out.

Student Organization
Event
Sat 4/1/2017
Call for Nominations: Postdoctoral Mentor Award Career Services Deadline
Call for Nominations: Postdoctoral Mentor Award
Sat 4/1/2017


The University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA) is seeking nominations for its Annual Postdoctoral Mentor Award.  Postdoctoral associates and scholars are invited to nominate their faculty mentors/PIs.  As effective mentoring is a key component of a successful postdoc experience, this award is intended to recognize and honor mentors who have engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral associates/scholars.  The recipient will receive his or her award at the annual UPPDA Data and Dine Symposium scheduled to be held on May 16th, 2017.  In addition, the recipient will be nominated for the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2018 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award. The recipient of the NPA Mentor Award will receive a plaque, an honorarium of $500, and complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend the 2018 NPA Annual Meeting.  In fact, our 2015 winner of the UPPDA Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Dr. Jennifer Silk, went on to be awarded the NPA Mentor Award that year. 

To learn about previous winners of the NPA Mentor Award, please visit the following sites:

2016 Mentor Award Recipient: Shannon Manning, Ph.D., M.P.H.

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news/268395/2016-NPA-Garnett-Powers--Associates-Inc.-Mentor-Award-Recipient-Announced.htm

 

2015 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Jennifer Silk (University of Pittsburgh)

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/27-news-items/front-page-news/924-2015-mentor-award-recipient-announced

 

2014 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Joel Elmquist

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news-241/news-archive/27-news-items/front-page-news/834-2014-mentor-award-recipient-announced

 

2013 Mentor Award Recipient:  Dr. Munoz-Carpena 

http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news-241/news-archive/27-news-items/front-page-news/735-2013-mentor

 

Nominations will be accepted from current University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates/scholars (anyone who is currently a postdoc or within five years of having completed postdoctoral training) from now through April 1, 2017.  The UPPDA will adhere to the National Postdoctoral Association guidelines listed below. 

To submit a nomination, please provide the following: 

1.    Brief description of the nominee (NIH Biosketch, etc).  Please include the nominee’s full name, title, and academic credentials.

  1. Short essay describing why you believe that your nominee should receive the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Mentor Award (1200-word limit). Consider addressing the following points:
    1. How your nominee provides "hands-on" professional development experiences for postdocs, such as writing papers or reviews and applying for grants/fellowships.
    2. How your nominee provides postdocs with guidance on networking and planning for their future careers.
    3. How your nominee maintains accessibility with postdocs by consistently providing open lines of communication and helping them to become competent in communication.
    4. The philosophy, activities, characteristics, or traits of your nominee that make this person a truly outstanding mentor. Be sure to give specific examples.
    5. How the nominee's mentoring has benefited you personally (if applicable).
    6. A summary of the nominee's mentoring efforts, including, for example, the length of time that she or he has served as a mentor, the number of postdocs that the nominee has mentored, and examples of the success that these postdocs have had under the mentor's guidance, especially regarding increased proficiency in any of the six NPA Core Competencies.
    7. How the nominee has influenced the quality of the postdoctoral experience on a local, regional, or national level.
  2. OPTIONAL:  Up to three (3) supporting documents (e.g., letters of support from former students and/or postdoctoral scholars and colleagues, and newspaper, magazine, or journal articles).

Submit the nomination package electronically by e-mailing it to­­­ uppda@pitt.edu .

The UPPDA Executive Board will be responsible for reviewing nominations and making a final selection.   The recipient will be notified no later than April 15, 2017.


Career Services
Deadline
Sun 4/2/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Coalition of Pre-Health Professions University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Coalition of Pre-Health Professions
Sun 4/2/2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Bridging pre-health disciplines and providing a medium for meaningful discussion among the next generation of health care professionals. More information available soon!

University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 4/3/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017
National Public Health Week Community Event
National Public Health Week
Mon 4/3/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017


During the first full week of April each year, Pitt Public Health partners with APHA and communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.  Every year, the APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues and to raise awareness about public health and prevention.  Pitt Public Health organizes a variety of special events around NPHW including the annual Dean's Day student research competition. 

Community
Event
Mon 4/3/2017
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due April Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Mon 4/3/2017


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Mon 4/3/2017
Nominate Your Peers for the Dean's Service Award Pitt Public Health Deadline
Nominate Your Peers for the Dean's Service Award
Mon 4/3/2017



Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference Epidemiology Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

Save the Date!
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH

Epidemiology
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
2nd Annual Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference University of Pittsburgh Event
2nd Annual Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference includes sessions on a number of scientific and methodologic topics pertaining to clinical research in cardiovascular disease broadly defined. The event is hosted by the Department of Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference Career Services Event
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Conference
Mon 4/3/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM


Featuring a plenary lecture by Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH. 


Career Services
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Health Disparities Poster Competition University of Pittsburgh Event
Health Disparities Poster Competition
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

University of Pittsburgh graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and first professional students (MD, DMD, PharmD, Rehabilitation Science, and Nursing) in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including psychology and social work, are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Health Disparities Poster Competition.

Sponsored by the Schools of the Health Sciences, this event gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work and expand their scientific professional skill set. The term "disparities" applies to differences in health status in any studied population compared to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population. They expect work in disparities based on race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and other parameters.

$100 prizes will be awarded in four categories: master's, doctoral, postdoctoral, and first professional.

Abstract submission information...

 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Understanding Bias University of Pittsburgh Event
Understanding Bias
Mon 4/3/2017 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

What are the differences of explicit and implicit biases? What is the impact of the preferences and inclinations related to race and gender that we develop early in childhood? What are the correlates between bias and brain research telling us? 

A luncheon and discussion sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Office of the Provost, and the UPMC Office of Engagement and Inclusion. 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/3/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Jieru Wang, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Jieru Wang, MD, PhD
Mon 4/3/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"The Host Mechanism for Influenza Induced Lung Diseases"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Minority Student Organization (MSO) Member Meeting
Mon 4/3/2017 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 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Robert Coulter - “Detecting, Understanding, & Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, & Violence..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Robert Coulter - “Detecting, Understanding, & Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, & Violence..."
Mon 4/3/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Keystone Building

Robert Coulter will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Detecting, Understanding, and Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, and Violence Disparities for Sexual- and Gender-Minority Youth and Emerging Adults."

Location: Stoner Conference Room, Second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/3/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S. Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.
Mon 4/3/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Tue 4/4/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Tue 4/4/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 4/4/2017 8:00AM to Sun 4/9/2017 5:00PM
Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition
Tue 4/4/2017 8:00AM to Sun 4/9/2017 5:00PM


Click here for the guidelines for the Ford Institute for Human Security Research Grant Competition. 


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Tue 4/4/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
epiBrain Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBrain Journal Club
Tue 4/4/2017 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 4/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Grand Rounds Jennifer M. Silva "Pain and Politics in the Heart of America" Pitt Public Health Lecture
Jennifer M. Silva "Pain and Politics in the Heart of America"
Tue 4/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Silva is assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University and was the lead qualitative researcher for Robert Putnam's book, Our Kids. Her current book project, We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America, examines working-class people’s political beliefs and behaviors in the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Tue 4/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Graduation Information Session April Graduation Meeting
Graduation Information Session
Tue 4/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A521

Join Rick Hoover, special projects librarian; Joanne Pegher, graduation coordinator, and Mary Derkach, assistant dean for Student Affairs to discuss: word formatting and PDF conversion, D-Scholarship (ETD system), and finding ETD help.

April Graduation
Meeting
Tue 4/4/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Women's Professional Panel Student Organization Panel Discussion
Women's Professional Panel
Tue 4/4/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Panelists include: Margaret Palumbo, executive director for PAcares, Helen Hawkey, executive director of the PA Coalition for Oral Health, and Jennifer Fiddner, epidemiology research associate, ACHD.


Student Organization
Panel Discussion
Wed 4/5/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Wed 4/5/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 4/5/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
One Health, One Planet Symposium Community Workshop
One Health, One Planet Symposium
Wed 4/5/2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM


Scientists, medical and public health professionals, animal health professionals, ecologists, architecture and green building professionals, community officials and organizers, educators, and students are invited to join us for One Health, One Planet, an exciting new symposium held at Phipps to explore the interconnectedness of environmental, human and animal health and examine the relationship between health and the built and natural environments in which we live, work, learn and play. Through this novel connection between the One Health Initiative and Phipps’s Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement, we seek to unite experts from disparate fields around the shared goals of tackling environmental issues, addressing disease prevention and improving health and well-being.

Community
Workshop
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 4/5/2017 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
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness HPM Dissertation Defense
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness
Wed 4/5/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

Doctoral student Kalyani Gopalan of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness". This event is open to the public.

HPM
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond April Graduation Workshop
Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
Wed 4/5/2017 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 for 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 scholarship. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Renjian Xiao, MS Student / Ayyavoo Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Renjian Xiao, MS Student / Ayyavoo Lab
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

A. Yoder, K Guo, S. Dillon, et al.  The transcriptome of HIV infected intestinal CD4+ T cells exposed to enteric bacteria.  PLoS Pathog.  13:e1006226, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric Inference and Regression on Quantile Lost Lifespan" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric Inference and Regression on Quantile Lost Lifespan"
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A216

Lauren Balmert of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Nonparametric Inference and Regression on Quantile Lost Lifespan"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Session I) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Session I)
Wed 4/5/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Wed 4/5/2017 1:30PM to Wed 4/12/2017 2:30PM
MPH JC - CANCELLED IDM MPH Journal Club
MPH JC - CANCELLED
Wed 4/5/2017 1:30PM to Wed 4/12/2017 2:30PM
Public Health A719



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 4/6/2017
New Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC
Thu 4/6/2017


To meet the registrars deadline, new course proposals for Summer (2177)  must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by Monday, May 1. All new course proposals must be submitted at the April 6 meeting.


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 4/6/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017
2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference Center for Global Health Workshop
2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Thu 4/6/2017 to Sun 4/9/2017



Center for Global Health
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Thu 4/6/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions II and III) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions II and III)
Thu 4/6/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Teresa Anguiano EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Teresa Anguiano
Thu 4/6/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Bridgeside Point - 339

EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

Date: Thursday April 6, 2017

Time: 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Teresa Anguiano

Paper: Inhibition of PDGFR signaling prevents muscular fatty infiltration after rotator cuff tear in mice

Authors: Hideyuki Shirasawa, Noboru Matsumura, Masayuki Shimoda, Satoshi Oki, Masaki Yoda, Takahide Tohmonda, Yae Kanai, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura & Keisuke Horiuch

Abstract: Fatty infiltration in muscle is often observed in patients with sizable rotator cuff tear (RCT) and is thought to be an irreversible event that significantly compromises muscle plasticity and contraction strength. These changes in the mechanical properties of the affected muscle render surgical repair of RCT highly formidable. Therefore, it is important to learn more about the pathology of fatty infiltration to prevent this undesired condition. In the present study, we aimed to generate a mouse model that can reliably recapitulate some of the important characteristics of muscular fatty infiltration after RCT in humans. We found that fatty infiltration can be efficiently induced by a combination of the following procedures: denervation of the suprascapular nerve, transection of the rotator cuff tendon, and resection of the humeral head. Using this model, we found that platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α (PDGFRα)-positive mesenchymal stem cells are induced after this intervention and that inhibition of PDGFR signaling by imatinib treatment can significantly suppress fatty infiltration. Taken together, the present study presents a reliable fatty infiltration mouse model and suggests a key role for PDGFRα-positive mesenchymal stem cells in the process of fatty infiltration after RCT in humans.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 4/6/2017 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 4/6/2017 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 4/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Thu 4/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Andrea L. Rosso, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Observing the Unobservable: Novel Insights into the Molecular and Developmental Biology of the Early First Trimester

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Global Health Job Fair Career Services Event
Global Health Job Fair
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Location TBD

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Global Health Career Fair sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the Global Health Council. It will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1-6PM at the Washington Hilton Hotel – DuPont Circle in Washington, DC

Career Services
Event
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System April Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Thu 4/6/2017 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. 


April Graduation
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Morgan Midgett - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Morgan Midgett - MS Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Morgan Midgett thesis "Enhancing Pulmonary Drug Dispersion Using Lipid Surfactants in a Murine Model of Klebsiella Pneumoniae" aims to develop an in vivo imaging model to assess pulmonary drug dispersion, and then to use this model to determine if our surfactant-based formulation also improves drug dispersion in a murine model. 

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Joan Eichner - "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation" BCHS Dissertation Defense
Joan Eichner - "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation"
Thu 4/6/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 6140

Joan Eichner will be defending her dissertation, "Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation."

BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Info Session Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Public Health Info Session
Thu 4/6/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A216

Join us and learn about the multidisciplinary field of public health!  Discover career opportunities and find out how you can identify the best graduate schools or programs to meet your goals, how to prepare for graduate school, and what steps are involved in the application process. Come early at 2 p.m. and check out Dean's Day, our annual student research competition. Pizza and cookies provided.

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ali Shojaie, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Washington, will present, “Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models with Adaptive Truncation via a Convex Hierarchical Penalty”.



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
WIB-Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurship Workshop: Intellectual Property Community Workshop
WIB-Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurship Workshop: Intellectual Property
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


Please join WIB-Pittsburgh and members of Pepper Hamilton LLP's  Corporate and Securities and Intellectual Property practice groups, for a discussion covering startup basics and intellectual property must-knows. During this interactive session, panelists will share their thoughts and answer questions regarding what your company should be doing as well as how to avoid common pitfalls. Register by March 31, 2017 – walk-ins cannot be accepted. More information here

Location: Pepper Hamilton LLP, 500 Grant Street, Suite #5000 Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 


Community
Workshop
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Women in Bio Entrepreneurship Workshop #1 Career Services Event
Women in Bio Entrepreneurship Workshop #1
Thu 4/6/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


A discussion covering startup basics and intellectual property must-knows. 


Career Services
Event
Fri 4/7/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Fri 4/7/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Fri 4/7/2017 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 4/7/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 4/7/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions IV and V) Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition (Sessions IV and V)
Fri 4/7/2017 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. View the full schedule at publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday. 


Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/7/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/7/2017 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 4/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
CSTE Career Panel: Emerging Career Paths in Applied Epidemiology Career Services Webinar
CSTE Career Panel: Emerging Career Paths in Applied Epidemiology
Fri 4/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM


The field of epidemiology is constantly changing. The emergence of new public health issues can make navigating a career in epidemiology difficult. During this panel, professionals at the forefront of emerging career paths in epidemiology will discuss how they arrived at their chosen career path, what skills and experience they look for when they hire epidemiologists, and other emerging issues that early career epidemiologists should be aware of.

Career Services
Webinar
Fri 4/7/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds Post-Graduation Experiences of Doctoral Alumni Working in Public Health Student Organization Panel Discussion
Post-Graduation Experiences of Doctoral Alumni Working in Public Health
Fri 4/7/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Learn from some of our alums with doctoral degrees about working in public health - and finding their jobs in the first place. Plus Q and A! Hosted by the Doctoral Student Organization. 

Student Organization
Panel Discussion
Fri 4/7/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Global Health Student Association Game Night Student Organization Social
Global Health Student Association Game Night
Fri 4/7/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Join GHSA for a night of games and fun at the SkyVue Apartments. Food from Thai Hana will be provided. Feel free to bring your friends, and any of your favorite board games.

Student Organization
Social
Sat 4/8/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Sat 4/8/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sun 4/9/2017
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event University of Pittsburgh Event
Baltimore - A Year of Diversity Event
Sun 4/9/2017


How about a play that deals with race incidents on a college campus from the perspective of the college students? And how about supporting our own theatre department at Pitt? Go see Baltimore!

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 4/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Henry Ma - MPH-PEL Defense IDM Master's Defense
Henry Ma - MPH-PEL Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM


Henry Ma's thesis "Investigation of the Natural History of Equine Encephalitis Viruses with Radiofrequency Telemetry for Detection of Subclinical Disease Patterns" seeks to establish and study a model of human equine encephalitis virus infection via the aerosol route in the nonhuman primate, the cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) with a focus on the natural history of disease through examination of radiofrequency electrocardiography data, and evaluates the feasibility of the use of such data to prognosticate severe disease courses which include encephalitis.


IDM
Master's Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies" PHDL Seminar Series
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies"
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

A supervised consumption site is a legally sanctioned health facility that offers a hygienic environment where people can use illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff.  Although over 90 facilities have been implemented internationally to date, only two have been established in North America, both in Vancouver.  There is renewed interest across Canada and the US in supervised injection given the current marked rise in opioid overdoses and related deaths.  This talk will include discussion of how the intersection of evidence, research and policy moved the discussion of supervised injection in Toronto from a controversial idea to a widely supported policy recommendation with anticipated approval within the next few weeks.  This talk will focus on how modeling can inform decisions about uncertain and controversial interventions and thoughts about conducting policy-relevant research that is controversial and value-laden.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ABC's of Malaria Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health & Underserved Populations: ABC's of Malaria
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Center for Global Health
Lecture
Mon 4/10/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Linda Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN IDM Seminar Series
Linda Frank, PhD, MSN, ACRN, FAAN
Mon 4/10/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Workforce Development:  Meeting the Growing Challenges of HIV, STIs, Hep C and Substance Misuse"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Grand Rounds OjO Latino Photo Exhibition BCHS Panel Discussion
OjO Latino Photo Exhibition
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


BCHS
Panel Discussion
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health 7139

Shannon Woolley of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 4/10/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521


Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 4/10/2017 4:15PM - 4:20PM
Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA
Mon 4/10/2017 4:15PM - 4:20PM
Scaife Hall

Laureate Lecture Series- Enemy Within: Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNAZhijian "James" Chen, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology, George MacGregor Distinguished Professor of biomedical sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 4/11/2017 to Wed 4/12/2017
Graduation Central (Purchase Your Regalia!) April Graduation Event
Graduation Central (Purchase Your Regalia!)
Tue 4/11/2017 to Wed 4/12/2017
Alumni Hall Connolly Ballroom

11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 11 and 12. 

Purchase your cap and gown and receive instructions for Pitt's commencement ceremony. You can get graduation announcements and diploma frames as well. If you're participating in Commencement on April 29, you should attend! Regalia is required to participate in the University's Commencement and Pitt Public Health's Convocation. 


April Graduation
Event
Tue 4/11/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
MacKenzie Bryant, "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome..." IDM Master's Defense
MacKenzie Bryant, "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome..."
Tue 4/11/2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

MacKenzie Bryant's thesis "Determining the Variability in the Lung Microbiome Throughout the Course of M. Tuberculosis Infection" will show you how changes and disruptions in the lung microbiome may have public health relevance in regards to overall lung health and may also play a role in the outcome of Mtb infection.

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/11/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Blue Gold: World Water Wars Film and Discussion with GHSA Student Organization Film
Blue Gold: World Water Wars Film and Discussion with GHSA
Tue 4/11/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Blue Gold: World Water Wars sheds light on the world's rapidly approaching water crisis and suggests that wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. 
“The film paints a grim picture of the politics surrounding the exploitation of water resources.”                                                                                           - Science magazine
Sponsored by the Global Health Student Association and the Center for Global Health
www.facebook.com/pittghsa  www.globalhealth.pitt.edu


Student Organization
Film
Tue 4/11/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Graduate Student Union Informational Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Pitt Graduate Student Union Informational Meeting
Tue 4/11/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM


The Doctoral Student Organization is sponsoring an informational meeting about the Pitt Graduate Student Union.

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 4/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sajen Solberg, MS Student / Barratt-Boyes Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Sajen Solberg, MS Student / Barratt-Boyes Lab
Wed 4/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Dongming Zhao, Libin Liang, Shuai Wang, et al.  Glycoylation of the Hemagglutinin Protein of H5N1 Influenza Virus Increases its Virulence in Mice by Exacerbating the Host Immune Response.  J. Virol.  2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/12/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Volunteer Opportunity - Safe Sex Kits! Epidemiology Social
Volunteer Opportunity - Safe Sex Kits!
Wed 4/12/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


Epidemiology
Social
Wed 4/12/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Noreen Chatta & Alison Feathers / Tejas Paranjpe & Abby Bartus IDM MPH Journal Club
Noreen Chatta & Alison Feathers / Tejas Paranjpe & Abby Bartus
Wed 4/12/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

M. Sharma, K. Yadav, N. Yadav, et al.  Zika virus pandemic - analysis of Facebook as a social media health information platform.  Amer. J. Infect. Control  45:301-302, 2017.

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Response in..." Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Response in..."
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

Yuvika Paliwal of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Generalized Linear Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Response in Multi-reader Studies of Diagnostic Imaging"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
SANDEEP MANOHAR KHATRI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION Human Genetics Dissertation Defense
SANDEEP MANOHAR KHATRI - PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE AND FINAL EXAMINATION
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Human Genetics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yunhan Jiang, "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses..." IDM Master's Defense
Yunhan Jiang, "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses..."
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Yunhan Jiang defense "Characterization of Memory Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses in Chronic HIV-1 Infected Individuals"  is to provide important information on the ability of HIV to escape CD8+ T lymphocyte detection and potentially contribute to the cure of the disease.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation HPM Lecture
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation
Thu 4/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The 2017 Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture featuring Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, of the University of Washington, Department of Bioethics and Humanities on "Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation." 
Reception following. For details, call 412-692-4853 or www.crhc.pitt.edu.

Thursday, April 13, Noon, BST South 120



HPM
Lecture
Thu 4/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Joe Albe, "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration ..." IDM Master's Defense
Joe Albe, "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration ..."
Thu 4/13/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Joe Albe's thesis "Viral Encephalitis: Phenotyping Leukocyte Infiltration into the Central Nervous System as a Result of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection"  will show you how the findings of aerosol infected rats mainly exhibit innate leukocyte infiltration to the brain while subcutaneous have limited leukocyte infiltration and display a stronger adaptive immune response. The relative contributions of viral cytopathology versus immunopathology remain to be determined, but this study represent the first attempt to characterize the leukocytic component of RVFV infection.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards Biostatistics Seminar Series
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Carving out a niche in clinical trials as a collaborating (bio)statistician."

NOTE:  Biostatistics Student Awards Ceremony will be conducted before the seminar – ceremony starts at 3 pm.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry and Other Fields Career Services Event
Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry and Other Fields
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Since transitioning from a postdoc to positions in industry, government, scientific writing, and many other avenues outside of academia can seem challenging and confusing, learn from panelists who will describe their paths to their successful careers in other fields. Moderated by Julie Cramer, PhD, Scientist, NanoVision Diagnostics, Inc. 

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
Thu 4/13/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds Trevor Orchard: Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: A 30-year Pittsburgh Perspective Epidemiology Seminar Series
Trevor Orchard: Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: A 30-year Pittsburgh Perspective
Thu 4/13/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Provost Beeson invites you to an Inaugural Lecture
"The Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes:  A 30 Year Pittsburgh Perspective"
Trevor J Orchard, MD, MBBCh, MMedSci, FAHA, FACE

Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Pitt Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Fri 4/14/2017
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Letters of Intent due University of Pittsburgh Deadline
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Letters of Intent due
Fri 4/14/2017


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
Fri 4/14/2017
RSVP for Convocation and Celebration of Student Awards April Graduation Deadline
RSVP for Convocation and Celebration of Student Awards
Fri 4/14/2017



April Graduation
Deadline
Fri 4/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
John M. Greally, MBBCh, PhD - "Epigenetics research in human disease" Human Genetics Seminar Series
John M. Greally, MBBCh, PhD - "Epigenetics research in human disease"
Fri 4/14/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Richard Duerr, MD, presents "Epigenetics research in human disease"



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/14/2017 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 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Impact of Clinic Closures on Women Obtaining Abortion Services Center for Health Equity Journal Club
Impact of Clinic Closures on Women Obtaining Abortion Services
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hawa Mariko, "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication..." IDM Master's Defense
Hawa Mariko, "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication..."
Fri 4/14/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Hawa Mariko's thesis "Medroxyprogesterone Acetate has Minimal Impact on HIV-1 Replication in Ectocervical Tissue Ex Vivo" reports that the public health significance of DMPA continuation requires balancing unintended pregnancy while diminishing HIV acquisition risk, especially when the risks of infection do not outweigh the contraceptive benefits.

IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 7139

Chien-Wei Lin of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/17/2017 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
Mon 4/17/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Mon 4/17/2017 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 4/17/2017 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 4/17/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Tullia Bruno, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Tullia Bruno, PhD
Mon 4/17/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

"Dissecting the Similarities Between Tumor Infiltrating B Cells in Lung Cancer and Exhausted B cells in HIV+ Patients"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Government Association Blood Drive Student Organization Event
Student Government Association Blood Drive
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Date and time tentative! 

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 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Faculty Diversity Committee Workshop Pitt Public Health Workshop
Faculty Diversity Committee Workshop
Mon 4/17/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health A522

"Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: The What, Why and How"

This workshop will focus on implicit bias and micro-aggression in the workplace. Facilitated by Warren McCoy and Cheryl Ruffin from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Pitt Public Health
Workshop
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Pranali Ravikumar "Programming Dendritic Cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet ..." IDM Master's Defense
Pranali Ravikumar "Programming Dendritic Cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet ..."
Tue 4/18/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Pranali Ravikumar's thesis, "Programming Dendritic cells for Intercellular Delivery of T-bet to Enhance Function of Cytotoxic T Cells" will show that the immune mechanism of DC1 to CTL intercellular transfer can be exploited to enhance anti-HIV T cell response, or to correct their dysfunction of T cell exhaustion as supported by evidence in DC1-based cancer immunotherapy studies.

IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/18/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Epi Gives Back and Pitt Public Health Marches for Science! Epidemiology Event
Epi Gives Back and Pitt Public Health Marches for Science!
Tue 4/18/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health Community Commons (1151)


Epidemiology
Event
Tue 4/18/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521

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

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 4/18/2017 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Dana Woell "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells ..." IDM Master's Defense
Dana Woell "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells ..."
Tue 4/18/2017 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Dana Woell's thesis, "Impact of H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection of Macaques on Natural Killer Cells and Innate Lymphoid Cell Populations" has demonstrated in a nonhuman primate model that aerosolized infection with H5N1 influenza virus leads to disease progression similar to that seen in human cases.  This study aims to characterize some of the innate immune cells that contribute to the response to severe H5N1 infection in this macaque model. 

 

 


IDM
Master's Defense
Tue 4/18/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Grand Rounds Timothy Lash:Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility Epidemiology Seminar Series
Timothy Lash:Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility
Tue 4/18/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Wed 4/19/2017
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments April Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Wed 4/19/2017


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. April 2017 graduation. Term 2174.


April Graduation
Deadline
Wed 4/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Noah Salama "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model..." IDM Master's Defense
Noah Salama "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model..."
Wed 4/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Noah Salama's thesis "Analysis of Peripheral Immune Responses for the Development of an NHP Animal Model for Encephalitic Alphaviruses EEEV, VEEV, and WEEV"  reports that the New World Alphaviruses Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus (VEEV), and Western Equine Encephalitis virus (WEEV) are all mosquito-borne pathogens originating in North and South America.

IDM
Master's Defense
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Shivkumar Biradar, PhD Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Shivkumar Biradar, PhD Student / Sluis-Cremer Lab
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Z. Yuan, X. Fan, B. Staitieh, et al.  HIV-related proteins prolong macrophage survival through induction of Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1.  Scientific Reports  7:42028, 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Epidemiology Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Hsing Hua Lin, MS Epidemiology Dissertation Defense
Epidemiology Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Hsing Hua Lin, MS
Wed 4/19/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces


Epidemiology
Dissertation Defense
Wed 4/19/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Joan Anson, MS Ed, PC IDM MPH Journal Club
Joan Anson, MS Ed, PC
Wed 4/19/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Public Health A719

Director of Career Services
University of Pittsburgh

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 4/19/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 4/19/2017 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 4/20/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) June Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The regular deadline to apply for June 2017 graduation (term 2177) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until May 4. The final deadline to apply is June 2. 

June Graduation
Application Deadline
Thu 4/20/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense IDM Master's Defense
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM


Julie Laux's thesis "CCR5 Antagonists Used as Topical Microbicides Modulate CCF5 Expression and May Compound HIV Infection"  reports that the public health impact of improving topical HIV drugs would reduce global HIV prevalence and shift toward an HIV-free world.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Inaugural Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: Susan Everson-Rose | Psychosocial Factors & Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Seminar Series
Inaugural Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture: Susan Everson-Rose | Psychosocial Factors & Cardiovascular Disease
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Drawing on her experience in psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, and epidemiology, Dr. Susan Everson-Rose (EPI '93) will discuss the roles that psychological and social factors play in cardiovascular health and disease risk. Using a Social Determinants of Health framework, she will present key findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and other epidemiologic studies that inform our current understanding of psychosocial risk pathways to cardiovascular disease and lay the foundation for future work.

Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Hong Liu - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Hong Liu - MS Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Hong Liu MS thesis "Glucose Transporter Expression in Lung Granulomas from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Infected Monkeys"  focuses on expression of glucose transporters (Gluts), a diverse set of proteins involved in glucose metabolism, in granulomas from Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected monkeys.

IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay IDM Master's Defense
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Gregory Shedlock's essay "A Literature Review and Analysis of Organizational Frameworks and Systems-Level Outcomes of HIV Primary Care Integration" aims to review the current evidence-base for 1) frameworks and models of integration and how these may best be applied and 2) systems-level outcomes as a direct result of HPCI.


IDM
Master's Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Baltimore Alumni and Friends Reception 2017 University of Pittsburgh Reception
Baltimore Alumni and Friends Reception 2017
Thu 4/20/2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM


Join us for an evening reception at Royal Sonesta in Baltimore, Maryland and presentation by:
Bradley C. Nindl, PhD
Director, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Professor, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Bradley C. Nindl, PhD, FACSM, COL, MS, USAR, is director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance, Research Center and professor in the Department of Sports Medicine, and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Fri 4/21/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..." IDM Master's Defense
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..."
Fri 4/21/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Phil Han's thesis defense, "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency Reversing Agents"  will show you how he identified several kinase inhibitors that activated HIV-1 latent genes in a significant level individually, including CUDC-101, XMD8-92, PD173074, Quizartinib, and CUDC-907.


IDM
Master's Defense
Fri 4/21/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Grand Rounds Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony Pitt Public Health Event
Dean's Day Student Research Competition - Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Fri 4/21/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Learn about student research as presenters compete for prizes and students complete peer evaluations for GR credit during multiple poster sessions over three days. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 4/21/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Take A Health Professional To The People Day Center for Health Equity Event
Take A Health Professional To The People Day
Fri 4/21/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM



Center for Health Equity
Event
Fri 4/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series Epidemiology Journal Club
CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
Fri 4/21/2017 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
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