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May 13, 2010


Thursday 13

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Conference

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist, Part 1,”

Sean Boynes & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 7:30 am-5 pm

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Using Capsid Mutants to Understand the Early Infection Pathway of HIV-1 in Macrophages,” Zandrea Ambrose;

6014 BST3, 11 am

GSPH Anne C. Sonis Lecture

“Tilting at Windmills: The Quest for Health Reform,”

Elizabeth McGlynn, RAND;

S100A Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Searching for Dollar$: Grant Resources,”

Barbara Folb;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

HSLS Orientation

“Introduction to HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library,”

Emily Johnson;

Falk Library entrance, 1 pm

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics & Pharmacology UPCI Lecture

“Selective Autophagy in Aging & Age-related Disorders,”

Ana Maria Cuervo;

4th fl. aud. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Friday 14

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (to register: 8-1542)

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Carotid Stenting Compared to Carotid Endarterectomy to Prevent Stroke (Including Results of the CREST Trial),”

Thomas Brott;

1105BC Scaife, 11 am

Health Sciences Lecture

“Translating Science Into Drug Control Policy in 2010,”

A. Thomas McLellan, Office of Nat’l Drug Control Policy;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“Regulation of AP-1B-dependent Membrane Trafficking in Polarized Epithelial Cells,”

Heike Fölsch;

F1145 Presby, 12:15 pm

Bradford Campus Police Memorial Day

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 1 pm

Law Commencement Ceremony

Speaker: Gordon Bonnyman, Tennessee Justice Ctr.;

Soldiers & Sailors Mem., 3 pm (8-1373)

Saturday 15

Greensburg Campus Katz Immersion MBA Info Session

102 Lynch, UPG, 9:30 am (also May 19, 6 pm; to register: 724/836-9893)

Dental Medicine Commencement Ceremony

Heinz Hall, Downtown, 1 pm (8-8422)

Tuesday 18

CVR Seminar

“Childhood Vaccinations & Autoimmune Diseases: Perceptions & Realities of Association,”

Pearay Ogra;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Are Geriatricians More Efficient Than Other Physicians at Managing Inpatient Care for Elderly Patients?”

Melony Sorbero;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Seminar

“Pre-eclampsia, the Obesity Epidemic & the Role of Asymmetric Dimethylarginine (ADMA),”

Robert Powers;

1st fl. conf. ctr. Magee, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Signatures of Rejection,”

Francesco Marincola, NIH;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

Postdoc Data & Dine Symposium

“Science Matters: The Role of the Postdoc in Shaping Future Science Policy,”

Alan Russell, McGowan Inst.;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 5-9 pm

Wednesday 19

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Total Elbow Arthroplasty,”

Bernard Morrey, U of TX;

7th fl. LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am-noon

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Manganese Superoxide Dismutase (MnSOD) Plasmid Liposome (PL) in Combination With Standard Chemoradiation in Surgically Unresectable Stage III NSCLC,”

Robert Schillo;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“The 21 Integrin: Odyssey With a Collagen Receptor,”

Samuel Santoro, Vanderbilt;

1105AB Scaife, noon

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3:30 pm

Thursday 20

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Evolving Biomarkers,” Jestin Carlson;

“EMS Cases,” Adam Tobias;

“Salicylates,” Tony Pizon;

“A Review of Intubation Technique & Tips for Difficult Intubation With Video Laryngoscopy,”

Frank Guyette;

5th fl. classrm. A 230 McKee Pl., 8 am-noon

Pathology Fetterman Lecture

“The Desire to Purge: A Historical View,”

F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Northwestern;

3rd fl. conf. rm. Rangos, 8 am

Finance & Retirement Seminar

“Are You Making Financial Mistakes Today That Could Spoil Your Retirement Tomorrow?”

Ron Wyatt, JFS Wealth Advisors;

U Club conf. rm. B, 8:30 am, noon & 6:30 pm (for reservations: 412/921-2970)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Insulin & Angiotensin II Regulation of Microcirculation in Diabetes,”

Zhenqi Liu;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Lecture

“Epidemiology of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Update on the Mon-Yough Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) Project,”

Mary Ganguli, psychiatry, neurology & epidemiology, & Beth Snitz, neurology;

S439 ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Paul Dowd Chemistry Lecture

“Chemical Approaches to Understanding Redox Biology in the Brain,”

Christopher Chang, UC-Berkeley;

157 Benedum, 5 pm

Friday 21

GI Research Rounds

“Halt C Trial: Lessons Learned,”

Anna S.F. Lok;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Paul Dowd Chemistry Lecture

“Metals on the Brain: Probing Their Chemistry With Molecular Imaging,”

Christopher Chang, UC-Berkeley;

157 Benedum, 2:30 pm

Saturday 22

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Conference

“Virtues of Profitable Dentistry,”

Howard Farran;

aud. 5 & 6 Scaife, 8:30 am-1 pm

Monday 24

Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Music Hall, 10 am (8-8935)

Tuesday 25

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Seminar

“Nitrite Regulates Mitochondrial Function,”

Sruti Shiva, pharmacology & chemical biology;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Improving Health Care Delivery Through Patient-facing Computerized Applications,”

Ralph Gonzales, UC-San Francisco;

305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Histone Lysine-specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer,”

Yi Huang, pharmacology & clinical biology;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

ReSET Tobacco Research Roundtable Seminar

“Interventions for Hospitalized Smokers: Translating Research to Practice,”

Nancy Rigotti, Harvard;

109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 26

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Entering an Era of Personalized Therapy for Head & Neck Cancer,”

Barbara Burtness;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Iron Homeostasis & Its Disorders: Hepatocytes as Endocrine Regulators,”

Tomas Ganz, UC;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Thursday 27

EOH Seminar

“How Retinol Lost Its ‘PATH’ & Found ‘WAY’ to Support Self Renewal of ES Cells,”

Jaspal Khillan;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Organization & Trafficking of Lipolytic Proteins in Fat & Muscle Cells,”

James Granneman;

1195 Starzl, noon

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Katrina Kurtz;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“Essays on Term Structure, Forward Premium Anomaly & Globalization,”

Ting Ting Huang;

May 13, 4940 Posvar, 11 am


“It’s Modern Kinesis: Motion Picture Technology, Embodiment & Replayability,”

Amy Borden;

May 14, 526 CL, 10:30 am

A&S/Slavic Languages & Literatures

“Between Philosophies: The Emergence of a New Intellectual Paradigm in Russia,”

Alyssa DeBlasio;

May 14, 1218 CL, 11 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Evaluation of Young Adults’ Preferences, Needs & the Understandability of the Personal Health Record Data Contents,”

Haya Al-Khatlan;

May 17, 6053 Forbes Tower, 10 am


“The Association of Affective, Behavioral & Cognitive Components of Hostility With Telomere Length, a Marker of Biological Aging,”

Judith Carroll;

May 17, 4127 Sennott, 2 pm


“Copper Ion-Based Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopic Rulers,”

Zhongyu Yang;

May 18, 715 Chevron, 1 pm


“The Wordsworthian Inheritance of Melville’s Poetics,”

Corey Goehring;

May 19, 526 CL, noon


“Mixture Synthesis & Spectroscopic Analysis of a Stereoisomer

Library of the Phytophthora Mating Hormone alpha1 & the Corresponding bis-MTPA Esters,”

Reena Bajpai;

May 21, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Prehispanic Social Organization in the Jamastran Valley, Southeastern Honduras,”

Eva Martinez;

May 24, 3107 Posvar, 3 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“b-Catenin: A Friend or Foe in Liver Pathobiology?”

Michael Thompson;

May 25, S123 BST, 2 pm


“Mortality Trends in a Population-based Type 1 Diabetes Cohort,”

Aaron Secrest;

May 25, 2nd fl. conf. rm. DLR Bldg., 3512 5th Ave., 3 pm


“Strategic Knowledge Disclosure: Its Effect on Competitive Response & Knowledge-Based Competencies in the Global Hard Disk Drive Industry,”

Donghun Lee;

May 26, 280 Mervis, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“The Relationship Between Ultrasonographic Median Nerve Characteristics, Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Wheelchair Propulsion Techniques Amongst Manual Wheelchair Users,”

Brad Impink;

May 27, 4065 Forbes Tower, noon


PICT Performance


May 20-June 12, Heymann, Foster Memorial, W-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Tue. 10 am (412/561-6000)

PICT Play Reading

“Parlour Song”;

May 24, Foster Memorial, 7 pm (412/394-3353)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Barn Swallow,”

through May 24;

“Olive-sided Flycatcher,”

May 25-June 7; Hillman Library ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Law School

“Negotiable Ambivalence,”

Michael Walter;

Barco Library, through May 28, 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

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 27-June 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 20 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


The University Times events calendar includes Pitt-sponsored events as well as non-Pitt events held on a Pitt campus. Each events calendar covers a two-week period; material must be submitted one week prior to publication.

For deadlines, see the current publication schedule.

Information submitted for the calendar should identify the type of event, such as lecture or concert, and the program’s specific title, sponsor, location and time. The name and phone number of a contact person should be included. Information should be sent by email to:, by FAX to: 412/624-4579, or by campus mail to: 308 Bellefield Hall. We cannot guarantee publication of events received after the deadline.

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