Epi Seminars

Spring 2021
Thursdays 12:10-1:10 PM
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97236148112
Epidemiology Events Calendar


January 21

John Hopkins University Center for Health Security
Amesh Aldaja, MD. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security

 


January 28 grand rounds

Development of Vaccines for COVID-19
Sharon Riddler, MD. Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Director, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases Division, University of Pittsburgh.

This event is approved for Grand Rounds credit

 


February 4

Aging in the Monongahela Valley 
Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH. Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & Graduate School of Public Health.
AND Beth E. Snitz, PhD. Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 


February 11

The Epidemiology of Sarcopenia
Peggy M. Cawthon, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics. California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, University of California San Francisco.  

 


February 18

Menopause and Its Implications for Women’s Health as they Age: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation Aging Study
Rebecca C Thurston, PhD. Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Clinical and Translational Science and Psychology University of Pittsburgh. Chair of Women’s Health and Dementia, Pittsburgh Foundation. Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Program.

 


February 25

Machine Learning Utility in Studying Problematic Opioid Use
Jingchuan (Serena) Guo, PhD, MD, MPH. Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida. Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, University of Pittsburgh.

 


March 4 grand rounds

Sleep in Older Adults: Results from the MrOS Sleep Study and Future Directions
Katie L. Stone, PhD. Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, University of California San Francisco.  

This event is approved for Grand Rounds credit

 


March 11

Blood Based Screening for Cancer
Robert. E Schoen, MD, MPH. Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh. 

 


March 18

Cutting the size of osteoporosis trials from 15,000 to 500: Bone Mineral Density as an FDA-qualified, surrogate endpoint to replace fracture in future RCTs
Dennis M. Black, PhD. Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics. University of California San Francisco. 

 


March 25 grand rounds

Black Women’s Health Study
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD. 
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement, Professor of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University. 

This event is approved for Grand Rounds credit

 


April 1

Fracture Prediction in Late-Life Adults
Kristine E. Ensrud, MD, MPH. Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Community Health, University of Minnesota. Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System 

 


April 8

Ovarian Cancer Epidemiology: Current Findings and New Directions
Francesmary Modugno, MS, PhD, MPH. Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.         


April 15

Racial Disparities in Osteoporosis Management
Nicole Wright, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

 


April 22

Tackling Obstacles to Development of Strategies to Prevent Poor Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis
Leena Sharma, MD. Chang-Lee Professor of Preventive Rheumatology Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University.  

 


April 29

Prevention and Treatment of Thromboembolic Events in those with a COVID-19 Infection: The ACTIV4 Experience
Maria M. Brooks, PhD. Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Co-Director, EDC. Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh.
AND Stephen R Wisniewski, PhD. Professor, Epidemiology. Vice Provost for Budget and Analytics, Office of the Provost. Co-Director, EDC. Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh.