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Weekly Update: What's Happening at Pitt Public Health

2/16/17 Issue

Announcements

Reminder: Call for Abstracts - Dean's Day Submission Form Now Available

February 24 deadline
Dean's Day student research competition includes five poster sessions, April 5-7, with selected oral presentations, awards ceremony, and school-wide celebration on April 21. All students are encouraged to participate, and everyone that submits an abstract will present a poster. ►Read more

Dean's Day Participants are particularly encouraged to attend the upcoming Health Science's Library workshops,How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster (2/27) and PowerPoint for Conference Posters (3/3) ►Read more

Pitt Public Health Toastmasters - Schedule Change

If you are looking to improve your communication and public speaking skills, grow as a leader, build your confidence, and network, Pitt Public Health Toastmasters is the answer. Now meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Open to all. Contact Pitt Public Health Toastmasters.

Call for Nominations - American Public Health Association Awards

May 5 deadline
Help APHA identify the best among us by nominating a colleague who exemplifies outstanding contributions. Membership is not required for nomination to several awards. Presented at the Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8 in Atlanta. ►Read more

Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant

February 28 deadline
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. ►Read more

Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty

Various dates depending on subject matter 

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 Insitute 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. ►Read more

Upcoming Deadlines

Hot Picks

Opioid Pilot Grant Research Update - Session 2

Monday, February 20, 3-4:05 p.m., A115 Crabtree
Professors Evelyn Talbot (EPID) and Zan Dobson (HPM) present their research results from the 2016 Opioid Pilot Grants Program. ►Read more

Life after Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia

Thursday, February 23, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., S120 Starzl
A presentation of traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution and lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. Panelists will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions, plus audience Q and A. Moderated by Julie A. Phillipi, PhD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic Surgery, Pitt Medicine. 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. ►Read more

Film and Discussion - Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, And The NRA

Thursday, February 23, 5:45-8 p.m. 

A feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland. ►Read more

Mark your Calendar

How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster Workshop

Monday, February 27, noon, Falk Library classroom 2

Tips and tricks to design a quality poster to ensure a successful presentation of your data. Different formats and ideas will be discussed and the presenter will walk through the preparation of a mock poster. ►Read more

Day of Giving during Pitt's Founder's Day

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Public Health Community Commons
We are participating in the University-wide Day of Giving with a station set up for students and faculty to make a gift or write thank yous to school donors plus complimentary beverages!

PowerPoint for Conference Posters Workshop

Friday, March 3, 2-4 p.m., Falk Library classroom 2
A hands-on workshop focusing on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster. See poster examples, create a poster using PowerPoint, and perfect techniques on visual balance, poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. ►Read more

Mock K Study Session

Thursday, March 16, 3 p.m., Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Experience a live study section and receive inside information regarding the review process. Part of the Spring 2017 Research Series, presented by Pitt’s Office of Academic Career Development. ►Read more

Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health

Friday, March 17, 2 p.m., Public Health Auditorium (G023)
A panel discussion on the social determinants of health and health equity, including ways in which action has been taken to invoke change. ►Read more

Women in Medicine and Science Forum

Tuesday, March 21

An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University. Share strengths, talents, and experience.

Global Health Career Fair

Thursday, April 6, 1-6 p.m., Washington D.C.
Sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the Global Health Council. Registration details to follow at cugh.org.

Upcoming Events

Get a look at upcoming events on the school calendar or get a preview of major upcoming Pitt Public Health events (PDF) this term.

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AJPH focuses on academic public health and the firearm crisis 

AJPH focuses on academic public health and the firearm crisis

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH -  In its March 2017 edition, AJPH takes a closer look at academic public health and the firearm crisis. Click to view featured articles and plan to attend the Food for Thought screening and discussion of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA   on Thursday, 2... (02/20/2017)
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EPI and BIOST researchers find wearable fitness devices don't make you more fit 

EPI and BIOST researchers find wearable fitness devices don't make you more fit

NEW YORK TIMES - Work of epidemiology and biostatistics researchers WENDY KING, ABDUS WAHED, and STEVEN BELLE contributed to the IDEA Randomized Clinical Trial cited by the New York Times today. (02/20/2017)
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Arsenic work by EOH's Barchowsky cited as top paper of 2016 

Arsenic work by EOH's Barchowsky cited as top paper of 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR - The NIEHS journal signaled out work by AARON BARCHOWSKY and co-authors as one of the top 25 "Papers of the Year" among 2,700 research papers funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The research, published in Stem Cells, found that chronic exposure ... (02/16/2017)
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A short history of humans and germs: Episode 3 (video) 

A short history of humans and germs: Episode 3 (video)

NPR - For most of human history, we had a lot of bad ideas about how we were getting sick and how to prevent it. Things started changing only about 200 years ago when an English doctor invented vaccination, our first safe and effective way to fight disease. So what did that do for us? Consider that ... (02/16/2017)
More Pitt Public Health News

Teaching Tip of the Week

Identifying and Helping At-Risk Students

In a recent University Times article, Joel Brady, staff in the University Center for Teaching and Learning, provides advice on identifying both at-risk students and the resources on campus to assist them. The article also provides details about relevant new features in CourseWeb such as last login, time stamped assignments, and more. ►Read more

Upcoming Events

Here's a quick look at the events coming up next week.  For details and a complete, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health, see the full school calendar at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar.

Coming Up this Week:

  • Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH Exam) - February Testing Cycle | Community Notice 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
  • International Dinner Ticket Sales | Student Organization Notice 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. 

  • University Library System's ETD Workshop | April Graduation Workshop April Graduation Workshop
    University Library System's ETD Workshop
    Tue 2/21/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    Hillman Library

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

  • PBPC meeting | School Governance Meeting School Governance Meeting
    PBPC meeting
    Tue 2/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


    Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 
  • Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students | University of Pittsburgh Workshop University of Pittsburgh Workshop
    Introduction to Professional Development: Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students
    Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
    O'Hara Student Center

    This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development.
  • Not My Life Film and Discussion with GHSA | Student Organization Film Student Organization Film
    Not My Life Film and Discussion with GHSA
    Tue 2/21/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    Depicting the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Discussant: Todd M. Bear, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences. 

  • MPH Committee Meeting | School Governance Meeting School Governance Meeting
    MPH Committee Meeting
    Tue 2/21/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    Public Health 4128

    A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 
  • Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah | University of Pittsburgh Film University of Pittsburgh Film
    Diversity in Modern Culture - Pariah
    Tue 2/21/2017 4:00PM - 6:30PM
    Alumni Hall

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

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

  • Jonathan Mandell, MS Student / Urish Lab | IDM PhD & MS Journal Club IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
    Jonathan Mandell, MS Student / Urish Lab
    Wed 2/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A719

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

    Anildaliz Mullen, Helen J. Wieland, Eric S. Wieser.  Perioperative participation of orthopedic patients and surgical staff in a nasal decolonization intervention to reduce Staphylococcus spp surgical site infections.  Amer. J. Infection Control, 2017.

  • Council Meeting **revised date** | Public Health Graduate Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
    Council Meeting **revised date**
    Wed 2/22/2017 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.
  • DART Information Session | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    DART Information Session
    Wed 2/22/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    William Pitt Union

    Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice.

    A community organizer with The Direct Action & Research Training Center (DART) will be on campus Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 pm in WPU 310 to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. All Pitt students and alumni are welcome.  

    RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/pitt

    DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

    * Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline* Reining in predatory lending practices

    * Expanding access to primary health and dental care

    * Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training

    * Education reform in low-performing public schools

    * Fighting for immigrants' rights

     

    Full-time postions start August 14, 2017 in Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY, Topeka, KS, Daytona Beach, Ft.Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, FL.Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

  • Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) | April Graduation Deadline April Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
    Thu 2/23/2017


    The regular deadline to apply for April 2017 graduation (term 2174) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is March 30. 

  • Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia
    Thu 2/23/2017 9:30AM - 11:30AM
    Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

    A presentation of traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution and lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. Panelists will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions, plus audience Q and A. Moderated by Julie A. Phillipi, PhD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic Surgery, Pitt Medicine. 

    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.

  • EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting | EOH Journal Club EOH Journal Club
    EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting
    Thu 2/23/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Bridgeside Point - 339

    EOH Journal Club Seminar - Spring 2017

    Date: Thursday February 23, 2017

    Time: 11am - 12pm

    Presenter: Hsiu-Chi/Shawn Ting

    Paper: ACSL4 dictates ferroptosis sensitivity by shaping cellular lipid composition

    Authors: Doll S, Proneth B, Tyurina YY, Panzilius E, Kobayashi S, Ingold I, Irmler M, Beckers J, Aichler M, Walch A, Prokisch H, Trümbach D, Mao G, Qu F, Bayir H, Füllekrug J, Scheel CH, Wurst W, Schick JA, Kagan VE, Angeli JP, Conrad M.

    Abstract: Ferroptosis is a form of regulated necrotic cell death controlled by glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4). At present, mechanisms that could predict sensitivity and/or resistance and that may be exploited to modulate ferroptosis are needed. We applied two independent approaches-a genome-wide CRISPR-based genetic screen and microarray analysis of ferroptosis-resistant cell lines-to uncover acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 4 (ACSL4) as an essential component for ferroptosis execution. Specifically, Gpx4-Acsl4 double-knockout cells showed marked resistance to ferroptosis. Mechanistically, ACSL4 enriched cellular membranes with long polyunsaturated ω6 fatty acids. Moreover, ACSL4 was preferentially expressed in a panel of basal-like breast cancer cell lines and predicted their sensitivity to ferroptosis. Pharmacological targeting of ACSL4 with thiazolidinediones, a class of antidiabetic compound, ameliorated tissue demise in a mouse model of ferroptosis, suggesting that ACSL4 inhibition is a viable therapeutic approach to preventing ferroptosis-related diseases.

    Click Here For Article
  • Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th) | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Meditation Session with Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies (weekly on M/Th)
    Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


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

    Tony Silvestre for more information or visit the center online at mindfulnesspitt.org
  • Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise | Epidemiology Seminar Series Epidemiology Seminar Series
    Epidemiology Seminar - Lauren A. Wise
    Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health Auditorium (G023)

    Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

    Internet‐based Prospective Cohort Studies of Time‐To‐Pregnancy
  • GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease | EOH Seminar Series EOH Seminar Series
    GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
    Thu 2/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Bridgeside Point

  • University Library System's ETD Workshop | April Graduation Workshop April Graduation Workshop
    University Library System's ETD Workshop
    Thu 2/23/2017 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. 

  • CPR/AED Training Class | University of Pittsburgh Event University of Pittsburgh Event
    CPR/AED Training Class
    Thu 2/23/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM


    EHS Conference Room, Fourth Floor Public Safety Building

    Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Slots are limited. Contact Rick Schultz to register. 

  • Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond | April Graduation Workshop April Graduation Workshop
    Copyright for Graduate Students: ETDs and Beyond
    Thu 2/23/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    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. 

  • Grand Rounds INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids | Pitt Public Health Workshop Pitt Public Health Workshop
    INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
    Thu 2/23/2017 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.
  • Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA | Pitt Public Health Food for Thought Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
    Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
    Thu 2/23/2017 5:45PM - 8:00PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    Brave New Films has released this feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Through personal accounts of victims and their families, the film highlights important issues (domestic violence, unintentional shootings, firearms trafficking, suicide, and mass shootings) to tell the story of how guns - and the billions made from them - impact the lives of everyday Americans. 

    Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland 

    Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

  • To Boldly Go - Pgh Women in Bio | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    To Boldly Go - Pgh Women in Bio
    Thu 2/23/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


    SCOPE International, 3000 Sidney Street (South Side)

    What are employers looking for when they hire, review resumes, and conduct interviews? How should you deal with moments of uncertainty such as leaving academia for industry or losing a job? What do you need to know when negotiating your salary? Join the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio as Alethea Wieland, managing director/president, U.S. Office and North American Operations of SCOPE International USA, Inc. presents tips on how to pursue your career confidently! 

  • Cathedral Innovation Challenge | University of Pittsburgh Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
    Cathedral Innovation Challenge
    Fri 2/24/2017


    In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Learning the Pitt Alumni Association is pleased to announce this contest, open to alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Build, draw, or create replicas of the Cathedral of Learning of any size, shape, or material. Virtual replicas will also be allowed.
  • Dean's Day Abstract Submission Deadline | Pitt Public Health Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
    Dean's Day Abstract Submission Deadline
    Fri 2/24/2017


    Submit your abstract to present a poster at this year's student research competition, taking place April 5-7. 
  • 4th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    4th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
    Fri 2/24/2017 7:30AM - 10:00AM


    Connect with your future at the Fourth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills with alumni while learning about diverse career paths open to the future public health workforce.  

  • Focused Writing Sponsored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity | Center for Health Equity Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
    Focused Writing Sponsored by ILRI through Center for Health Equity
    Fri 2/24/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Public Health 4140

  • Public Health Practice in Action! | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    Public Health Practice in Action!
    Fri 2/24/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Public Health A425

    As a county epidemiologist, Kayleigh Blaney serves 1.3 million residents with disease surveillance, outbreak response, and day-to-day disease consultation to residents, schools, and hospitals. 

    As an analyst for the PA Dept of Health, Ashley Parsons serves the state by working on various large-scale projects and policies, such as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. 

    Hear more about their work and ask your questions about public health practice. Students from all departments are welcome! Register on Pitt Bridges

  • Ecuadorian Earthquake Dialogue | Center for Global Health Event Center for Global Health Event
    Ecuadorian Earthquake Dialogue
    Fri 2/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM


    3911 Posvar Hall

    Experience, lessons learned, and challenges since the April 2016 earthquake. Featuring Jeanette Fernandez Castro, expert engineer recovery team of the UNDP's Bureau for Programme and Policy Support and Col. EMC. Marco Tapia, member of the Ecuadorian Permanent Representation to the United Nations. 

  • CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series | Epidemiology Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
    CAPH Epidemiology of Aging Workshop Series
    Fri 2/24/2017 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)
  • ACHE Free Education February: Career Positioning- Proactively Managing Your Professional Development | HPM Event HPM Event
    ACHE Free Education February: Career Positioning- Proactively Managing Your Professional Development
    Fri 2/24/2017 2:00PM - 4:30PM
    Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

    Pursing a career in healthcare administration? Unsure about how to advance your career? Want to share your success story? This is an event for all of you! ACHE of Western PA is hosting an interactive event on "Career Positioning" at the University of Pittsburgh. We invite you all to register!


                                        
  • Honors Convocation | University of Pittsburgh Event University of Pittsburgh Event
    Honors Convocation
    Fri 2/24/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Carnegie Music Hall

    The University will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during the 41st annual Honors Convocation. Many Pitt Public Health students and faculty are honored and the school community is invited to attend to help celebrate their achievements. Time tentative and further details to be announced. 

     

  • On-campus Certified in Public Health Exam | Pitt Public Health Notice Pitt Public Health Notice
    On-campus Certified in Public Health Exam
    Sat 2/25/2017


    Pitt Public Health will pay for eligible students to sit for the CPU exam including this on-campus examination session.
  • Call for Nominations - 2017 Craig Teaching Award | Pitt Public Health Deadline 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. 
  • How to Create a Quality Scientific Poster | University of Pittsburgh Workshop 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 

  • Typhanye Dyer, PhD, MPH | IDM Seminar Series 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)"
     
     


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

  • Call for Applications - PAIN Research Challenge | University of Pittsburgh Deadline 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!
  • Day of Giving -- University of Pittsburgh Founder's Day | University of Pittsburgh Event 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.

  • Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity Program Applications | University of Pittsburgh Deadline 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. 
  • Call for Applications - International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant | University of Pittsburgh Application Deadline 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. 

  • Call for Applications - Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty | Professional Development Deadline 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. 

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

    "TBA"
  • Dan Lomauro & Abby Bartus / Megan Arden & Vessela Miladinova | IDM MPH Journal Club IDM MPH Journal Club
    Dan Lomauro & Abby Bartus / Megan Arden & Vessela Miladinova
    Wed 3/1/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
    Public Health A719

    "TBA"
  • Existing Course Proposals for Summer to EPCC | School Governance Deadline 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.

  • EOH Journal Club - Spring 2017 - Qiao Lin | EOH Journal Club 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.

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

    Nadine Melhem, PhD
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    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
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    Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio - Grant Resources on the Web
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    Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
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    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”.
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    INTER-GROUP DIALOGUE series on Social identities, Socio-economic status, Academia & Our Kids
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