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Weekly Update: What's Happening at Pitt Public Health

8/11/17

Announcements

Student Computer Lab

The student computer lab in A438 Crabtree will be closed for term break, starting Monday, August 14. It will reopen on August 28. 

LinkedIn Group for Current Trainees and Alumni

Pitt's Doctoral and Postdoctoral Network invites you to build the right connections that can lead you to your next career move or opportunity. Job postings or career opportunities for PhD-level professionals posted by people with connections to the opportunities! Capitalize on your Pitt connections by joining today

Get ETD Support

ETD support page. Workshops are also available, typically a few times a month. Upcoming dates include August 16 and August 17 (copyright workshop).

Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

August 25 deadline
A postdoctoral research leadership training program open to researchers, scientists, and clinicians with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. ►Read more

CDC Fellowships

August 21 deadline

  • CDC's Division of STD Prevention has an open fellowship focused on data utilization, translation, and evaluation. Housed in the program evaluation team. 
  • ORISE fellowship - Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch Fellow
  • ORISE fellowship - Congenital Syphilis Fellow

Check Pitt Bridges for more information and to apply. 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Final Upload and all Paperwork Due | August Graduation Deadline (August 11)
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal | Community Deadline (September 1)
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC | School Governance Deadline (October 5)

 

Hot Picks

Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop

Monday, August 21, 5-7:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (South Side)
Have you struggled with articulating your vision and creating momentum as a leader? Attend this workshop led consultant Diana Petrovich. ►Read more

CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration

Tuesday, August 22; noon-1 p.m., 102 Benedum Hall
Graduate students and postdocs, are you interested in pursuing a career in academia, enhancing your teaching skills, or obtaining certification in STEM teaching?
Join CIRTL to discover how they can enrich your professional development in preparation for a faculty career! ►Read more

AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County

Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Bethel Park Community Center
Join PA State President Joanne Grossi and a panel of local experts for a community conversation on the future of health care in Allegheny County. Including Noble A-W Maseru, director of Pitt Public Health's Center for Health Equity. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. 

Welcome Back

Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Public Health Lobby
Tuesday, September 5, 10 a.m.- 1p.m., Bridgeside Point, 5th Floor Mezzanine

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! Stay tuned for details on free professional head shots for students during the Tuesday session!  

 

Minimize Upcoming Deadlines

Coming Up in the Next Two Months:

  • Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    Call for Applications: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
    Fri 8/25/2017


    A postdoctoral research and leadership training program open to researchers, scientists, and clinicians with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. 
  • Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal | Community Deadline Community Deadline
    Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal
    Fri 9/1/2017


    Submit to Carnegie Mellon's student-run public policy journal, showcasing original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across 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. 
  • Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC | School Governance Deadline School Governance Deadline
    Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
    Thu 10/5/2017


    To meet the registrar's deadline, existing course modifications for spring 2018 must be submitted by October 19. Existing course modifications must be presented at the October 5 EPCC meeting. 

  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism | Pitt Public Health Deadline Pitt Public Health Deadline
    Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
    Fri 10/13/2017


    We want to ensure you have all the resources needed to participate in your education with the highest standards of academic integrity.

Submissions

Submit events and announcements at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/submit

Recent Job Postings

This Week from ASPPH

Read the letter from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health featuring the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) 2017 Fall Institute, NIH funding opportunities, and more.

School News

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CHE’s Maseru to address AARP forum on health care issues in Pennsylvania  

CHE’s Maseru to address AARP forum on health care issues in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - With just a week under his belt at Pitt Public Health, incoming director of the Center for Health Equity, NOBLE A-W MASERU, is to join an AARP-sponsored, 90-minute public panel discussion of how older adults (and younger ones with disabilities) could be affected by change... (08/15/2017)
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HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change 

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change

THE MORNING CALL -- After over 30 years at the helm of St. Luke's University Health Network, RICHARD A. ANDERSON (HPM '71) is among a handful of the longest-serving top health care executives nationally. With Anderson at the helm, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital with an annual budget of ... (08/15/2017)
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Van Panhuis offers wisdom on some common myths about vaccines for kids 

Van Panhuis offers wisdom on some common myths about vaccines for kids

CONSUMER REPORTS - Myth 2: It’s Safer to Space Out Kids’ Vaccines. Truth: No. Epidemiologist WILBERT VAN PANHUIS says that’s unwise. The CDC bases the schedule on disease risks and vaccine effectiveness at specific ages, and the way vaccines may interact with each other. To start mixing this up is c... (08/15/2017)

NIH awards five-year R01 support to EOH’s Di for antibiotics research 

NIH awards five-year R01 support to EOH’s Di for antibiotics research

The NIH has just announced a five-year award to Y. PETER DI of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) for his group’s research on developing a new class of antibiotics. Di also serves as the director of the Inhalation Exposure Facility and president of theChinese American Lung... (08/15/2017)
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Upcoming Events

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar for a detailed, searchable list of events at Pitt Public Health.
Preview major upcoming events for the term (PDF). 

Coming Up this Week:

  • Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
    Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    Alumni Hall

    Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

    Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
    • Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
    • Identify optional features of a syllabus 
    • Construct a syllabus for a class

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815

  • Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL)
    Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Alumni Hall

    A well written, clear, and concise syllabus is one of your best tools for ensuring your course gets off to a good start. It sets the tone for your course, and gives students clear expectations on assignments, behavior, and grading. This workshop can help you focus on the details that every syllabus should have. You can also continue working on the syllabus with an Instructional Designer after the workshop. Put your best foot forward with your best syllabus!This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only.Lunch will be provided.

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815

  • Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
    Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    Alumni Hall

    The first day of class sets the tone for the whole semester. Your students will form their first impression of you, and it is your opportunity to establish the classroom environment that sustains the class for the term. In this workshop, we cover strategies for making good use of this time, including establishing the relevance of the course, articulating student and instructor expectations, introducing course materials, and designing “icebreaker” activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan for their first day of class.

    Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
    • Identify some of the common mistakes of first-time instructors
    • Set goals and determine a plan of action for the first day of class

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815

  • Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop | Career Services Event Career Services Event
    Women in Bio - Leadership Success: Maximize Your Potential Entrepreneurship Workshop
    Mon 8/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


    Have you struggled with articulating your vision and creating momentum as a leader? Attend this workshop led consultant Diana Petrovich. 
  • AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County | Community Event Community Event
    AARP PA Community Conversation - The Future of Health Care in Allegheny County
    Mon 8/21/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM


    Join PA State President Joanne Grossi and a panel of local experts for a community conversation on the future of health care in Allegheny County. Including Noble A-W Maseru, director of Pitt Public Health's Center for Health Equity. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. 
  • Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
    Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Alumni Hall

    The vast majority of faculty at Pitt use Blackboard. Students appreciate having a single place to go for course content; however, Blackboard is so feature rich, with so many places to post items, it can be confusing to know where certain course materials should be placed. When items are placed in the wrong (or hidden and rarely used spaces), students get frustrated. This short workshop will help you get things in the right place—whether you are creating a new course from scratch or are using an inherited or cloned course--in a way that supports best practices in student learning through Blackboard.It will also help you organize your class materials – and who doesn’t need a little extra organizational help at the beginning of the semester? Additional help is available after the workshop in the Educational Technology Center (basement of Alumni Hall). This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided.

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23

  • CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration | Career Services Lecture Career Services Lecture
    CITRL: Preparing Future Faculty for Teaching, Research Mentoring, and Career Exploration
    Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


    Graduate students and postdocs, are you interested in pursuing a career in academia, enhancing your teaching skills, or obtaining certification in STEM teaching?

    Join CIRTL to discover how they can enrich your professional development in preparation for a faculty career!
  • Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
    Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


    Do you sometimes get stumped in the classroom? Do you feel like you aren’t reaching your students, even though you are giving it your best shot? This quick workshop will focus on some of the most effective teaching strategies you can use – all based on research, and all practiced by our teaching consultants. After the workshop, you can get additional help with your specific course(s) with a Teaching Consultant. This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided. 

    Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23

  • Orientation Sneak Peek | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Orientation Sneak Peek
    Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
    Public Health Lobby (G021)

    Join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek. Meet your future school, colleagues, and friends, tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges, knock out your first semester to-do list. 
  • New Student Orientation | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    New Student Orientation
    Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
    University Club

    Two days of new student orientation and Plunge activities begin at the University Club and continue at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh.
  • New Faculty Orientation (UCTL) | University of Pittsburgh Event University of Pittsburgh Event
    New Faculty Orientation (UCTL)
    Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
    Location TBD

    New Faculty Orientation takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Registration for the event is now open. We look forward to seeing you there.

    You may contact Laura McCarthy-Blatt via email or (412) 383-9729, if you have specific requests or have questions about the event.

  • Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A) | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A)
    Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Pittsburgh, PA

    DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

    Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 

  • Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B) | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B)
    Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Pittsburgh, PA

    DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

    Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 

  • New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL) | University of Pittsburgh Event University of Pittsburgh Event
    New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL)
    Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
    University of Pittsburgh

    At the start of the fall and spring terms, the University Center for Teaching and Learning holds an orientation for new Teaching Assistants from across campus.

    The orientation consists of workshops led by experienced teaching assistants and is designed to prepare graduate student teachers for their new roles at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshops are designed to provide new TAs with the practical skills they will need and to familiarize them with University policies and resources. All new teaching assistants are required to take part in the orientation unless their department has received an exemption from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

    If you do not yet know your University of Pittsburgh Computing Account Username, please contact Computing Services and Systems Development at 412-624-HELP [4357].

    Location: David Lawrence Hall Lobby

  • Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop | Community Event Community Event
    Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop
    Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


    Broaden Your Impact: Bring Science to the Public at Phipps! Attend the Science Communication Workshop on Sat., Aug. 26! 

    As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering a science communication workshop to graduate students and other professionals in STEM. The program includes the opportunity to return to Phipps to share your work with our guests. 

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Recent Headlines

CHE’s Maseru to address AARP forum on health care issues in Pennsylvania  

CHE’s Maseru to address AARP forum on health care issues in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - With just a week under his belt at Pitt Public Health, incoming director of the Center for Health Equity, NOBLE A-W MASERU, is to join an AARP-sponsored, 90-minute public panel discussion of how older adults (and younger ones with disabilities) could be affected by change... (08/15/2017)

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change 

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change

THE MORNING CALL -- After over 30 years at the helm of St. Luke's University Health Network, RICHARD A. ANDERSON (HPM '71) is among a handful of the longest-serving top health care executives nationally. With Anderson at the helm, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital with an annual budget of ... (08/15/2017)

Van Panhuis offers wisdom on some common myths about vaccines for kids 

Van Panhuis offers wisdom on some common myths about vaccines for kids

CONSUMER REPORTS - Myth 2: It’s Safer to Space Out Kids’ Vaccines. Truth: No. Epidemiologist WILBERT VAN PANHUIS says that’s unwise. The CDC bases the schedule on disease risks and vaccine effectiveness at specific ages, and the way vaccines may interact with each other. To start mixing this up is c... (08/15/2017)

NIH awards five-year R01 support to EOH’s Di for antibiotics research 

NIH awards five-year R01 support to EOH’s Di for antibiotics research

The NIH has just announced a five-year award to Y. PETER DI of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) for his group’s research on developing a new class of antibiotics. Di also serves as the director of the Inhalation Exposure Facility and president of theChinese American Lung... (08/15/2017)

Donohue on the causes of explosive growth in opioid prescription sales 

Donohue on the causes of explosive growth in opioid prescription sales

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Garland and Fabio want more data to understand neighborhood variations in the deadliness of Pittsburgh shootings 

Garland and Fabio want more data to understand neighborhood variations in the deadliness of Pittsburgh shootings

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Newman contributes to study on how genes affect body mass 

Newman contributes to study on how genes affect body mass

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Pitt Men’s Study contributes to aging and cognition finding 

Pitt Men’s Study contributes to aging and cognition finding

THE LANCET - As the demographics of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. shift toward older age, IDM’s Pitt Men’s Study contributed to an article in Lancet on neurocognition in older HIV patients. (08/11/2017)
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