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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.

School and University Updates

Health Department asks residents to complete Allegheny County Community Health Assessment

As part of the next Community Health Assessment, the Allegheny County Health Department and its advisory coalition ask residents to take a survey to help identify priority health issues impacting our communities. This survey has a focus on health equity and will be used to design a new Community Health Improvement Plan, which will outline goals and strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of all Allegheny County residents.  

Tableau software free for students and classroom use

Tableau data analytics software is now free for students and faculty for classroom use. If you do not know how to use Tableau or its potential, look out for an in-house Professional Development workshop in fall 2019. Check out the University of Pittsburgh Information Technology page for more information about Tableau or other software available.  

Classroom technology updates and reminder

A number of upgrades to classroom technology have been made at Pitt Public Health, including new wireless microphones and projectors. Please remember to turn off any tech that you are not using and/or shut everything down at the end of your lesson!  

Pittsburgh Summer Institute in Applied Public Health Practice annual event

Students from this year's PSI cohort presented their work - some at the Mid-Summer Showcase on July 16, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Allegheny County Health Department and the rest at the Closing Celebration on August 8, 2-4:30 p.m. (reception to follow presentations) here at Pitt Public Health. To learn more about their group project with WIC, their individual work, and the events, visit   

Career Services

Project Management Seminar Series

Fourth River Solutions (4RS) invites you to attend a seminar series on project management with Danielle Minteer, project manager of clinical trials run by the Department of Plastic Surgery at Pitt. This is a great opportunity to learn about PMP certification and the role of a project manager. Sessions will be held on 7/24, 8/1, and 8/6 at 5pm in Benedum 102 and will last 60-90 minutes.  

Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session

Meet the recruitment team from Doctors Without Borders and learn about how you can join a pool of dedicated aid workers. The organization is currently recruiting for a variety of medical and non-medical positions. The session will be held on Thursday, 7/25 from 6:30-8pm at the Thelma Lovette YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, 2114 Centre Ave.  

Tech, Healthcare, Finance: Life Changing Medicine for All with UPMC

Hear from UPMC representatives in various leadership roles about internship and full-time opportunities across the organization in healthcare, tech, business, and more. Grab food, network, and learn how you can be a part of life changing medicine! This event is part of the Pittsburgh Summer Passport Series. Friday, 7/26 from 5-6:30pm at the US Steel Tower, Floor 31 Conference Room, 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh.  

Faculty Focus

Join a Faculty Seminar cohort this academic year

If you are looking to develop a richer, more research-guided teaching practice, check out the Teaching Center’s Faculty Seminars. These educational experiences are designed to give faculty access to a community of practice that will nurture and develop their teaching practice.  

Hawk named 2019-20 Faculty Senate Executive Committee president

Congratulations to BCHS's Mary Hawk, whose term will begin on September 1. Hawk is associate professor and associate chair for research, co-director of the Evaluation Institute for Public Health, and an affiliated member of the Center for LGBT Health Research. Hawk has been on the faculty since 2013 and working in the nonprofit sector. She will bring leadership, communication skills, and extensive experience to the position. Thank you for voting... 

Presentation summary available online for APHA 2019 in Philadelphia

The American Public Health Association has published an online program for its annual meeting this November in Philadelphia. Check out a summary of over 60 presentations from Pitt Public Health, confirm that your work is listed, and find out about the Pitt reception planned for Monday evening, all at   

Teaching Tips

Produce your ywn teaching and learning resources with the Media Creation Lab

Enhance your courses by creating your own impactful multimedia asset at the Media Creation Lab located in Alumni Hall. The Teaching Center’s new Media Creation Lab is a broadcast-grade digital media studio designed for the development of a wide range of multimedia content to assist instructors in producing their own innovative and effective teaching and learning resources.  

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