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Weekly Update: What's Happening at Pitt Public Health

5/19/2017 Issue

Announcements

Convocation Pictures Now Available on Flickr

All convocation photos are finally available for viewing and download via our public Flickr account (no login required) at publichealth.pitt.edu/flickr. 

Consider Registering for These New BCHS Courses This Fall

BCHS 2991 Multilevel Analysis in Public Health
Fridays, 10:00AM-12:50PM. Instructors: Christina Mair, Robert Coulter. 1 cr.  Multilevel analysis is an essential statistical tool that can simultaneously investigate the effects of factors at multiple social ecological levels on individual-level outcomes. Learn to identify scientific problems that necessitate the use of multilevel statistical modeling techniques and understand the essential theoretical underpinnings of multilevel analysis. 

BCHS 2612 Project Management in Public Health (2 credits)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:20PM, first session. Instructor: Angela Lucente-Pronko. 2 cr. 
Learn to effectively manage a range of projects and immediately apply the skills and tools gained through the industry standard body of knowledge supplemented by case studies and examples including new program development, proposal or manuscript development, program implementation, scaling a pilot to larger implementation, research projects, and program evaluation. ►Read more

Upcoming Deadlines

Fogarty Applications Open | Center for Global Health Application Deadline (multiple grants with multiple deadlines)
Summer Add/Drop Period Ends | Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Graduation Application Deadline ($15 fee) | August Graduation Application Deadline (May 24)
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship | Career Services Deadline (June 1)
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due | June Graduation Deadline (June 5)
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center- Pilot/Feasibility Grant Applications due | University of Pittsburgh Deadline (June 15)
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due | June Graduation Deadline (June 23)

Hot Picks 

Identity Politics in the Classroom Workshop

Monday 5/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 528 ALUMNI HALL
Facilitated by Gabby Yearwood, Department of Anthropology, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.  ►Register 

Human Genetics Panel Discussion During Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week – Biotechnology Entrepreneurs: War Stories from the Front

Thursday 5/25, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Public Health Auditorium (G023)
Featuring a group of experienced regional biotechnology founders and entrepreneurs. Part of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week. ►Read more

Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussion

Thursday 5/25 6:00PM - 8:00PM, YMCA Greater Pittsburgh (Wood Street)
The Office of Mayor Peduto invites community members to play a role in continually advancing Pittsburgh as a more vibrant and inclusive place for all. 

Mark Your Calendar 

Quasar Padiath – “Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function Disease

Friday 6/9/2017 12:00 PM, Lecture Room 6 Scaife Hall
Presented by Pitt Public Health’s Quasar Saleem Padiath, assistant professor of human genetics. Part of the 2017 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series. 50-minute presentation followed by a short question-and-answer session. 

Center for Global Health Lecture – Global Health & Underserved Populations: Interesting Medical Cases Encountered Abroad

Monday 6/12 12:00PM - 1:00PM  727N Berkman Board Room, MUH
Presented by GH Residents. 

Diversity Retreat – Diversity Moving Forward: Are You Ready? 

Thursday 6/15 8:30AM - 2:00PM. University Club - Ballroom B
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host their Second Annual University Wide Diversity Retreat, with keynote address from Dr. Eddie Moore, titled "America is Changing: Are You Ready?" Workshops will include: Accessibility on Campus, Bias Incident Response, Inclusive Recruiting, Individuals with Invisible and Visible Disabilities, The Year of Diversity in Review, and White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations. Contact 412-648-7860 or diversity@pitt.edu with questions. 

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.

Recent Job Postings

School News

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Alumna Johnson: CDC/CSTE Allplied Epidemiology Fellow 

Alumna Johnson: CDC/CSTE Allplied Epidemiology Fellow

Alumna STEPHANIE JOHNSON (EPI '16) has been accepted into the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship. The mission of this national fellowship-training program is to meet the nation's ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments. Johnson will be ser... (05/26/2017)
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New walking route, thanks to WalkWorks 

New walking route, thanks to WalkWorks

ENDEAVOR NEWS - A walking route in Emporium will be inaugurated as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has teamed with the Pa. Dept. of Health and Pitt Public Health's WALKWORKS program to create a 1.67-mile walking loop through the county seat marked ... (05/26/2017)
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Epidemiologists' SWAN Study "Change" data 

Epidemiologists' SWAN Study "Change" data

PITT MED - A team of researchers, including epidemiology's REBECCA THURSTON, SAMAR EL KHOUDARY, and KAREN MATTHEWS, recruited about 400 premenopausal women for a multi-institutional study in 1996. They were asking a lot: an extra doctor’s visit once a year, forever. Yet about 400 from Pittsburgh vol... (05/26/2017)
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Accelerated approval and expensive drugs — a challenging combination says HPM's Gellad 

Accelerated approval and expensive drugs — a challenging combination says HPM's Gellad

NEJM - Despite the uncertain evidence of clinical benefit, drugs receiving accelerated approval enter the market as FDA-approved products, and insurers must decide whether and how to pay for them. Those decisions are becoming increasingly complex in light of the rising prices of new drugs. Read abou... (05/25/2017)
More Pitt Public Health News

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:

  • eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers | Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
    eBrain Summer Roundtable - Imaging, late markers
    Tue 5/30/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health 5140

    Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

    Topic for 5/30 - Imaging, late markers

  • Transcripts Available | April Graduation Notice April Graduation Notice
    Transcripts Available
    Wed 5/31/2017


    Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. April 2017 graduates (term 2174).

  • 3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference | Biostatistics Event Biostatistics Event
    3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference
    Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
    Public Health Auditorium (G023)

    This conference is a unique event where statisticians who analyze and develop new tools for analyzing imaging data can come together to learn about emerging methodologies for working with imaging data and interact with researchers collecting novel imaging data. Topics include: Brain Connectivity, Imaging Genetics, Biological Imaging. Lecture series in: MRI, fMRI and Image Analysis Using R

    Registration deadline has been extended to April 30, 2017. Click for more information or contact a.haydo@pitt.edu.

  • Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda | University of Pittsburgh Reception University of Pittsburgh Reception
    Pitt NIH Alumni Reception in Bethesda
    Wed 5/31/2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM


    The University of Pittsburgh Office of Health Sciences Alumni Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association are hosting a casual, alumni meet-up on the eve of NATIONAL NETWORKING DAY for all Pitt alumni working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All Pitt graduates of all NIH branches and campuses and guests are welcome.

    THE BARKING DOG - BETHESDA, 4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
    Metro stop: Bethesda Station (Red Line)

    We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meet your alumni colleagues at the NIH and representatives from the University. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah McMullen at 412-647-5307 or at skm45@pitt.edu

  • Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship | Career Services Deadline Career Services Deadline
    Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellowship
    Thu 6/1/2017


    PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh by inviting talented university graduates to serve with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. 

    PULSE has additional positions for the 2017-2018 program year, beginning August 26, 2017.  Applications can be submitted for immediate review, but no later than June 1st..  To learn more and to apply please visit our website. 
  • Pitt Networking Day | University of Pittsburgh Event University of Pittsburgh Event
    Pitt Networking Day
    Thu 6/1/2017


    Pitt Networking Day events will take place around the world . There will be over 50 Pitt Clubs participating!
    Whether you’re staying in the area or journeying elsewhere, you’ll have the opportunity to establish new professional and social Pitt connections, and strengthen the worldwide Pitt alumni network! All events are free to attend. Family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to participate.
  • Electronic Surplus Pick-up | Pitt Public Health Event Pitt Public Health Event
    Electronic Surplus Pick-up
    Thu 6/1/2017
    Pitt Public Health

    There will be an electronic surplus pick-up on June 1st.   The collection areas will be near A724 Crabtree & Parran 4127-28.  The areas will be clearly marked.  Please have all items flush against the walls to allow for egress  and bundle/box loose and small items.  


    Small electronic lab equipment can be placed for pick-up provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached.

    You can start placing items at these areas on May 30th.
  • Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Panopto Video Hosting and Streaming (Pitt UCTL)
    Thu 6/1/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
    Alumni Hall

    Using video to teach can promote self-paced mastery learning for your students and reduce the number of times you have to cover the same content. Panopto provides instructors with both a video hosting and streaming service and a platform to record and upload lecture capture videos from your computer. Panopto also integrates directly into Blackboard, so your videos are as private and secure as your other course content. This workshop is designed to help instructors better understand how to use the handiest tools and master the most common workflows in Panopto.

    By the end of this workshop, instructors will be able to:
    -Navigate to Panopto’s web interface and upload video for streaming on the web;
    -Download and use the Panopto Focus Recorder to record and upload video and screen casts;
    -Integrate Panopto videos into your Blackboard course;
    -Understand best practices for creating video for students;
    -Learn about additional support resources for Panopto.

    Educational Technology Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall 

  • EPCC Meeting | School Governance Meeting School Governance Meeting
    EPCC Meeting
    Thu 6/1/2017 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
  • Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due | June Graduation Deadline June Graduation Deadline
    Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
    Mon 6/5/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


    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. June 2017 graduation. Term 2177.
  • R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine | PHDL Lecture PHDL Lecture
    R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
    Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health A521

    "Computer simulation to inform multi-level intervention design for HIV+ persons with alcohol use disorders in Maharashtra, India".
  • Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Teaching Race to College Students – 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
    Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 9:00AM
    Alumni Hall

    In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

    Alumni Hall, Room 528
    Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies

  • Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Teaching Race to College Students - 2017 Black/White Update (Provost's Diversity Institute)
    Tue 6/6/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Alumni Hall

    In June 2015, Ralph Bangs conducted a workshop for Pitt faculty and staff on how to teach race. The 2017 update will suggest additional topics and the latest best sources, especially for teaching related to black-white issues. In the workshop, we will view the documentary “13th”, examine the Black Lives Matter movement, review research on race and politics in the age of Obama, discuss the role of race in the 2016 presidential election, summarize the legacy of the first U.S. black president, and identify several new books.

    Alumni Hall, Room 528
    Facilitator: Ralph Bangs, University Center for International Studies

  • eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain | Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
    eBrain Summer Roundtable - Clearance systems in the brain
    Tue 6/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Public Health 5140

    Please join the eBrain group for our annual summer roundtable.

    Topic for 6/6 - Clearance systems in the brain

  • Pitt Public Health Toastmasters | Pitt Public Health Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
    Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
    Tue 6/6/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    Public Health A521

    Pitt Public Health Toastmasters proudly hosts an open house. Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Join us!
    Light refreshments will be served.
  • Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute) | Professional Development Event Professional Development Event
    Understanding Our Students- Students on the Autism Spectrum (Provost's Diversity Institute)
    Wed 6/7/2017 9:30AM - 12:00PM
    O'Hara Student Center

    The Understanding Our Students series focuses on understanding the intersection of various identities within the student experience. Faculty will have the chance to hear what Pitt students have to say about these important topics, and to reflect on what it means for their teaching practice.

    Students on the Autism Spectrum features Shaun Eacck of the School of Social Work as the facilitator, as well as a live student panel. The workshop is part of the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.

    Room 4024, O'Hara Student Center

  • Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management | HPM Dissertation Defense HPM Dissertation Defense
    Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management
    Wed 6/7/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Public Health A312

    Doctoral student Mina Kabiri of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management of Chronic Diseases". This event is open to the public.

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