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Check this page for an archive of announcements from past issues of "Things To Know."  Announcements that have expired are listed in reverse chronological order by category.  

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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.

From the Dean ARCHIVE

Voting is Public Health

Public health and wellness are profoundly affected by the actions of our elected officials, so I encourage everyone who is registered to vote to go ahead and do so. You may also want to encourage your friends and relatives to vote; there is some evidence that voting is contagious!  

Dean Burke provides guidance on referring to the Public Health building

In light of the recent Board of Trustee decision removing the name "Parran Hall" from our main building, Dean Burke advises that the interim name for the building will simply be “Public Health.” Please avoid using building names for physical addresses in the Graduate School of Public Health, whether in the main building, laboratory annex, or Crabtree Hall.  Instead, use the unique room number followed by "Public Health"  

'New' iron lung at Pitt Public Health is symbol of the Salk achievement

Last Tuesday morning, you may have noticed the commotion around the arrival and uncrating of a 614-pound bright yellow, metallic cylinder in the lobby outside G23. This mechanical ventilator, or iron lung, was the common treatment for children unable to breathe due to poliomyelitis. On April 12, 1955, the polio vaccine developed  at the University of Pittsburgh by Jonas Salk and his team was announced as "Safe, effective, and potent." The widesp... 

Announcements ARCHIVE

It's time to review formatting of your essay, thesis, or dissertation

Reminder April Grad Applicants: Be sure to meet with Joann Pegher to review formatting of essay, thesis, or dissertation.  Email her before or no later than the week of April 16. 

Health Sciences Library System, Schedule of Classes

Faculty librarians provide a wide variety of informational and instructional services to meet the needs of the University’s health sciences community through regularly scheduled "Flash Classes" on timely topics such as Locating and Citing Research Data, Advanced EndNote, and Intro to Mapping for example.  

Career Services and Professional Development ARCHIVE

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) - Apply Feb 4-8

The PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Associates gain hands-on experience in public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Apply by Friday, 2/8.  

Professional Development Seminars for doctoral students

Presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development, these seminars invite doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they are responsible for their scholarly development. Sessions are customized for first and second-year doctoral students (2/15 or 2/21) and advanced doctoral students (2/27).  

Sixth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast: Register Today!

On Friday, February 22, meet with alumni to practice your networking skills and learn first-hand about the diverse career paths available within the field of public health. Advanced registration required. RSVP on Pitt Bridges by February 15.  

Phipps Science Communication Workshop: Call for Applications

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks graduate students and other professionals in science-related fields to participate in this learning opportunity designed to help you develop tools for communicating scientific concepts to the public. Apply by Monday, March 18.  

Spring 2019 Workshop Schedule

Log in to Pitt Bridges to view and RSVP for upcoming workshops and events from Pitt Public Health Career Services. Our spring schedule kicks off with an information session about the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, a one-year direct service, interdisciplinary fellowship that addresses the needs of citizens in southwest PA. Thurs, Jan 10, 11am-12pm, 1154 Public Health.  

Informational Webinar: Applying for ASPPH Fellowships and Internships

Students planning to apply for the ASPPH CDC Fellowship, NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program, Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program, or the Public Health Internship are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn more about the application process and hear from former ASPPH fellows and interns. Wed, Jan 9, 2-3pm.  

Resources for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to take advantage of seminars, workshops, and events hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Become acquainted with DPCD by attending an upcoming Introduction to Professional Development Seminar, customized for 1st & 2nd year doctoral students (2/15 or 2/21) and advanced doctoral students (2/27).  

Internship & Fellowship Opportunities from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

Current students may consider applying for the ASPPH Public Health Internship Program focused on health education and data analysis (due 1/25). Recent graduates are eligible to apply for the ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (due 1/31). Details about specific opportunities within each program and eligibility requirements are available on the website.  

International Student Career Conference: Register Today!

This exciting event aims to empower international students in their job and internship search, as well as provide helpful career advice from speakers, alumni and employers. The conference will take place on Friday, February 1st from 9:30am-2pm. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.    

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

This yearlong, direct service, interdisciplinary program addresses the needs of citizens in southwest PA. Fellows experience the benefits and challenges of working with disadvantaged populations while interacting with future professionals from a variety of disciplines. Attend an on-campus information session to learn more. Apply by February 8, 2019.   

School and University Updates ARCHIVE

The Death of Evidence? Implications for All of Us - Jonathan M. Samet

Colorado School of Public Health's Dean Jonathan Samet traces today's threats to evidence-based decision-making back to a strategy of deliberate "doubt creation" developed by the tobacco industry. This approach is increasingly employed by powerful stakeholders, jeopardizing both science and the public's health.   

Bring awareness to a current health disparity by entering the APTR student video competition

Think critically about how to address local health inequities through policy, legislation, and awareness and submit your team's video testimonial and policy brief by Feb.12. From the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Cash prizes for the top three teams!   

Summer 2019 course schedules are now available

Now available online - both interactive and printable schedules (PDFs). Registration for summer begins on Monday, February 11. There are no enrollment appointments for summer classes. Register by May 6. Add or drop classes until May 17 for full term (2197). Read more for additional dates.   

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