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May 14, 2009


Thursday 14

HSLS Workshop
“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Force-Induced DNA Interactions: From Small Molecule Binding to Retroviral Replication,”
Mark Williams;
6014 BST3, 11 am

RCCO Research Network Seminar
“Highlights of Good Research Practice,”
Kelly Dornin-Koss, Patricia Erb, Cynthia Kern, Nancy Nagel & Nita Missig-Carroll;
Cooper classrm. D Hillman Cancer Ctr., noon

NIH Postdoc Training Programs in Translational Neuroscience
“Creating Knowledge: Discovering the Seasons of Your Career,”
Lee Limbird, Meharry Medical College;
Detre aud., 4 pm

SHRS Workshop
“Cervical Manipulation & Stroke,”
Pierre Cote;
GSPH aud., 4:30-6:30 pm

Friday 15

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
“Tarsal Coalition,”
Daniel Martin;
LHAS 7th fl. aud. Montefiore, 7 am

UCIS Intracellular Membrane Traffic Symposium
Keynote: “Regulation of Membrane Fusi by SNARE Proteins,”
James Rothman, Yale, 1:30 pm;
S120 Starzl BST, 8 am-5:30 pm

SBDC Workshop
“Show Me the Money! SBIR/STTR: The Basics”;
115 Mervis, 8-10 am (8-1542)

Clinical Grand Rounds
“Debates in Psychiatry,”
Lalith Solai;
2nd fl. aud Detre, 11 am-12:30 pm

Prosthodontics Lecture
“CAD/CAM Frameworks in Implant Restorative Dentistry,”
Carl Drago;
CE Center aud. Salk, 12:30 pm

Psychology Colloquium
“Stress, Glucocorticoids & Inflammation: Resolving the Paradox,”
Gregory Miller, U of British Columbia;
4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Law Commencement
Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP president & CEO;
S&S aud, 3 pm

Monday 18

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Tuesday 19

Gastroenterology Educational Program
“GI Fellow Tuesday Educational Program: Journal Club,”
Kofi Clarke;
M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.
272 Hillman, noon

Basic Research Seminar
“DNA Interstrand Crosslink Repair as a Modulator of Cancer & Aging,”
Laura Nierdernhofer;
Cooper conf. ctr. B&C, noon

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Humanized SCID Mice in Biomedical Research,”
Leonard Shultz;
3rd fl. conf. rm. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Social Network Effects on Physician Practice: Implications for the Evaluation & Enhancement of Quality Improvement Efforts,”
David Meltzer;
305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Neuromodulation of Bladder Activity by Tibial Nerve Stimulation,”
James Roppolo;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

UPPDA Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium
“Stepping Stones to Innovation: Celebrating Postdoctoral Creativity,”
Nancy Davidson;
WPU Assembly Rm. & Ballrm., 5-9 pm (8-9613)

Wednesday 20

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day
“Translational Research Using Animal Models of Human Disease,”
Regis O’Keefe, U of Rochester;
LHAS 7th fl. aud. Montefiore, 7 am

CIDDE Web Broadcast
“Using the Grade Center: Entering Grades”;, 12:15 pm

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.
1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Prosthodontics Lecture
“Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Hypodontia,”
Azfar Siddiqui;
CE Center aud. Salk, 12:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“On the Origins of Red Tide Toxins,”
Tim Jamison, MIT;
343 Alumni, 5 pm

Thursday 21

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Are You Making an Impact?”
Linda Hartman;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

IRB Workshop
“Ask the IRB for Exempt/Expedited Research,”
Christopher Ryan;
211 DL, noon

ADRC Lecture
“The Role of Cerebrovascular Disease & Amyloid Pathology in the Links Between Late-Life Depression, MCI & Future Dementia,”
Meryl Butters, psychiatry;
S439 Montefiore ADRC conf. rm., noon (412/692-2721)

Chemistry Lecture
“Epoxide-Opening Cascades: Development, Applications & Mechanism,”
Tim Jamison, MIT;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Integrative Medicine Lecture
“Balance in Action,”
Mark Shefsiek;
580 S. Aiken Ave., suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Friday 22

Clinical Grand Rounds
“Behavioral Medicine Services,”
Marsha Marcus;
2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am-12:30 pm

Saturday 23

• Official date for degrees awarded in law & first professional programs in medicine & dental medicine.

Monday 25

• University closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday 26

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Pat Weiss;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Basic Research Seminar
“Redox Modification of Fatty Acids to Signaling Mediators,”
Bruce Freeman;
Cooper conf. ctr. B & C, noon

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Interplay Between Myeloid Cells in Regulating Lung Immune Responses,”
Prabir Ray;
3rd fl. conf. rm. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

CVR Seminar
“Developing Vaccines for Emerging & Global Infectious Diseases,”
Andrea Gambotto;
6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Estimating the Impact of Value-Based Insurance Design on US Life Expectancy, Health Care Costs & Incidental Costs of Providing Universal Health Insurance,”
Mark Roberts;
305 Parkvale, noon

ReSET Roundtable Discussion
“How Nicotine Changes Other Reinforcers,”
Eric Donny, psychology;
109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 27

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“The Epigenetics of Melanoma & Response to Chemotherapy,”
Hussein Tawbi;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“Integrated Genomic Approaches to Human Cancers,”
Marc Ladanyi, Mem. Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., NY;
1105AB Scaife, noon

CIDDE Web Broadcast
“Using the Grade Center: Smart Views”;, 12:15 pm

Thursday 28

GSPH/Clinical & Translational Science Institute Lecture
“Group-Based Trajectory Modeling Extended to Account for Non-Random Subject Attrition,”
Daniel Nagin;
A115 Crabtree, 11 am-12:30 pm

Institute for Rehabilitation & Research Day 2009
“Attention Deficits After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multidimensional Analysis,”
John Whyte;
“Innovations in Rehabilitation Outcome Assessment,”
Alan Jette;
S100 & lobby Starzl BST, 11:45 am-5 pm

EOH Seminar
“Systems Tools Applied to Lung Health & Disease,”
Clay Marsh;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

PhD Defenses

“Nation, Nostalgia & Masculinity: Clinton/Spielberg/Hanks,”
Molly Brown;
May 14, 527 CL, 11 am

A&S/Religious Studies
“Weapons Upon Her Body: The Female Heroic in the Hebrew Bible,”
Sandra Collins;
May 18, 2628 CL, 10 am

“Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes: Determinants & Clinical Consequences,”
Christina Shay;
May 18, 2nd fl. DLR Bldg., 3512 Fifth Ave., 1 pm

“Psychosocial, Cognitive & Physiological Protective Factors & the Absence of Antisocial Behavior in a Longitudinal Study of Low Income Boys,” Ella Vanderbilt-Adriance;
May 21, 4127 Sennott, 10 am

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures
“Self-Reconstruction Through Alternative Genres of Personal Writing,”
Sandrine Arons;
May 26, 1218 CL, 10 am

“Alterations in GABA-Related Transcripts in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Subjects With Schizophrenia,”
Harvey Morris;
May 27, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 11 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre
“Among the Best”;
May 28-June 13, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, Alumni 7th fl. aud. (4-7298)


Photography Exhibit
James Wesley Morar;
through May 31, Barco Law Library Gallery, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)


Pharmacy Celebration
Event will be held May 30. Register by May 15 at (info: 8-3304)

Teaching Evaluation Surveys
Faculty members or grad students who would like to schedule a survey should log on to, click on My Communities & then select OMET Evaluations. Deadline is May 15 for 4WK1 & 6WK1, May 29 for 12WK or term, June 12 for 4WK 2, June 26 for 6WK2 & July 10 for 4WK3. (4-6440)

Event Deadline

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