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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.


Call for Abstracts & Photos: Global Health Open House Poster Presentations

Don’t forget to submit your global health abstracts and photos by Wednesday, October 3  at noon to participate in the 2018 Global Health Open House Poster Presentation on Wednesday, October 11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Public Health Commons.  

Sign up today for Transformational Inter-group Dialogue 6-week series

Space is limited and pre-registration required for the upcoming six-week series of Transformational Inter-Group Dialogue (IGD) workshops to promote social justice by engaging in authentic conversations about identity, diversity, power, and privilege in our lives and our interactions with others.  (Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. 9-26-10/31) Click to find out more & sign up today!  

Public Health Reports Accepting Submissions

The ASPPH sponsored Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service, is accepting writing submissions on all aspects of advancing effective writing for public health. This publishing opportunity is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Follow the link for information regarding the submission process: link  

Minority Student Organization Mixer

Minorities in the Health Sciences Mixer October 3rd, 5pm - 8pm Wyndham Hotel Patio - 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages Included · Come mix and mingle with minority students, staff and faculty in health sciences · RSVP by Sept. 26 at *Rain Location: The Cove (Wyndham) 

The Heinz Journal Call for Submissions - Fall 2018 Issue

ABOUT THE HEINZ JOURNAL The Heinz Journal is Carnegie Mellon University’s student-run public policy journal. The Heinz Journal showcases original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across several disciplines. The Heinz Journal is dedicated to publishing relevant, high-quality research that offers insight into a current political issue and advances the policy debate. After a rigorous selection and editing proc... 

Academic Deadlines

Career Services and Professional Development

Monday 9/24 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Career Services Panel Discussion

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship: Informational Panel

Attend this informational panel to learn more about the application process for the 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Presented by Vice Provost Nathan Urban and panelists including faculty, mentors, and student recipients. Location: Cathedral of Learning, 35th floor

Wednesday 10/3 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Career Services Webinar/Online Event

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

Interested in becoming a faith-based community organizer? The Direct Action & Research Training Center will hold an online information session to discuss careers in community organizing, uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

Tuesday 10/9 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Career Services Workshop

LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable professional networking tools. This workshop will include tips on developing a strong profile, building and leveraging a strategic network, and identifying career opportunities. Register in advance on Pitt Bridges.

School and University Updates

Gain research experience and assist with a large-scale survey initiative!

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) needs help administering a health behavior survey to an estimated 7,000 Allegheny County high school students from October 15-19. Volunteers must be over 18 and have valid child abuse, FBI and criminal record clearances (the cost of which can be reimbursed) as well as attend a mandatory YRBS training session. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience with large-scale public healt... 


Whether first author or a contributor. Student, faculty, or alumnus. Speaker, moderator, or poster presenter. We want to recognize your participation in the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting! Share your session or poster title, authors, and date/time by emailing Jill Ruempler at .    

RSVP for the Fall Faculty Retreat

RSVP today and plan to participate in the annual school-wide faculty retreat on Monday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club.   

Idea to Impact Sign Up

i2I starts 9/25, register today by emailing  

William T Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies

The fall term 2018-19 William T. Green Jr. Award honors one of PItt Public Health's outstanding alumni. Apply in the attached form.  

Funding Opportunities

Applications open for Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF) grants

Applications are being accepted through January 7, 2019, for $25,000 grants from the UPMC Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF). The CMRF funds independent, junior scientists (assistant professors) from across the broad range of the biomedical sciences to develop the preliminary data and refined procedures and hypotheses to enable submission of highly competitive applications to national funders.  

Teaching Tips

Integrating mind mapping tools in your teaching

Mind mapping tools have become all the rage thanks to their ability to engage students, encourage brainstorming and generate discussions - not to mention that most are free and easy-to-use. Find out what they are and how to implement them into your teaching. (You can also see several mind mapping tools in action at the EdTech Extravangza on October 11.)  

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