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May 15, 2003


Thursday 15

Medical Grand Rounds

“Emerging Concepts in Cardiac Imaging: Cardiac MRI,” Robert Biederman; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

ADRC Lecture

“ABCA1 Transporter & Apolipoprotein A-I: Role in Ab Generation & Toxicity,” Radosveta Koldamova, pharmacology; ADRC Conf. Rm., noon

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Temperature Emergencies, Part 1,” Samuel Tisherman; “Temperature Emergencies, Part 2,” Harvey Slater; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Leptin Signaling in the Hypothalamus,” Abhiram Sahu; 1195 BST, noon

EOH Seminar

“Studying the Effects of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection on the Pulmonary Immune Environment Using Molecular & Histologic Approaches,” Todd Reinhart, infectious disease & microbiology; conf. rm. 210, 3343 Forbes Ave., noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“The Immune System of Zebrafish,” Lisa Steiner, MIT; S120 BST, noon

Frontiers in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Symposium

“Embryonic Stem Cell Biomedicine: The Journey From Mice to Patients”; 0 level conf. aud. Magee, 1-9 pm (also May 16, 8:30 am-7 pm, May 17, 8:30 am-3:15 pm,

Jay L. Foster Alzheimer’s Disease Community Lecture

“Alzheimer’s Disease in the Community,” Mary Ganguli, psychiatry & epidemiology; IBEW Conf. Ctr., South Side, 1 pm (412/383-8849)

Chemistry Lectures

“Furan Derived Building Blocks in Synthesis,” Dennis Wright, U of FL, 2:30 pm; “Nanoscale Charge Transfer: Insights From Electrochemical Studies on Monolayers,” Stephen Creager, Clemson, 4 pm; 12B Ashe Aud. Chevron


Vs. OU; Trees Field, 3 pm

Jay L. Foster Alzheimer’s Disease Scientific Lecture

“Adventures in Dementia Epidemiology,” Mary Ganguli, psychiatry & epidemiology; A115 Crabtree, 4:30 pm (412/383-8849)

Pediatric Research Seminar

“Abdominal Pain: What Have We Learned So Far?” Carlo Dilorenzo; B213-214 Children’s, 4:30 pm

UPMC Cancer Ctrs. Talk

“A Reason to Hope: Clinical Trials & the Early Detection of Cancer,” Joel Weissfeld; Hillman Cancer Ctr., 6:30-8 pm

Friday 16

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

WPIC STAR Conference

“Helping & Healing Those Who Hurt”; WPU, 8 am-3:30 pm

Medical Grand Rounds

“Coping With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recent Advances & Future Prospects,” David Fox; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar

“Invasive Mycelial Infections in Organ Transplant Recipients: Emerging Importance of Non-Aspergillus Moulds,” Nina Singh; 1105 Scaife, noon

Rheumatology Didactic Conference

“Hand Surgery Lecture,” Andrew Lee; S712 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

512 CL, noon-2 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“The X-ray Universe,” Richard Griffiths, CMU; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm

Monday 19

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

Medicine Diploma Day Ceremony

Carnegie Museum Music Hall, 10 am (8-9040)

Critical Care Medicine Research Conference

“Ringers Ethyl Pyruvate in Murine Sepsis,” Ramesh Venkataraman; 615 Scaife, noon

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“Discovery of a Novel Class of Non-Nucleoside Inhibitors That Demonstrate Broad-Spectrum,” Fred Homa; E1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Tuesday 20

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also May 27)

Research on Health Care/Ctr. for Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Special Populations & Health Care,” Roslyn Stone; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, noon

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

“Skewed X Chromosome Inactivation & Pregnancy Failure,” Tracey Prosen; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday 21

Endocrine Thyroid Cancer Conference

“Percutaneous Ethanol Injection of Recurrent & Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer,” Robert Ferris & Jonas Johnson; 1195 BST, 8 amOncology Grand Rounds

“Chemotherapy in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma,” Bruce Roth; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Benefits Education Session

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-2 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Panoramic Views of Methods for the Analysis of Global Gene Expression Patterns,” James Lyons-Weiler, UPCI; 1105 Scaife, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also May 28)

FAS/Medicine/PSC Biological Ion Channels Workshop

“From Structure to Function: Frontiers of Biological Ion Channels”; Mellon Inst., 1-6:30 pm (May 22, 9 am-8 pm, May 23, 9 am-12:45 pm )

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“Alpha Herpesvirus Neuroinvasiveness: A Neuroscience Perspective,” Patrick Card; E1295 BST, 1 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Coupled Conformational Changes in Voltage & Calcium Dependent Potassium Channel Activation,” Richard Aldrich; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Thursday 22

Vanguard One on One Investing Sessions

200B Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (also May 23, 800/662-0106)

Endocrine Conference

“Leptin, Adiponectin & Insulin Action,” Robert O’Doherty; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Somatic Hypermutation of Immunoglobulin Genes,” Ursula Storb, U of Chicago; S123 BST, noon

Renal Grand Rounds

“A WT1 Co-Regulator Controls Podocyte Phenotype,” John Sedor; F1145 Presby, noonProvost’s Inaugural


“Novel Strategies in the Classification & Treatment of Brain Tumors,” Ian Pollack, neurosurgery; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Friday 23

Pathology Lecture

“The Role of VEGF Isoforms in Lung Development,” Csaba Galambos, Harvard; 3850 main tower Children’s, 11 am-noon

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar

“Molecular Epidemiology of Bacterial Diseases: Rapid Evolution,” Lee Harrison; LHAS Aud. Montefiore, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Transcriptional Regulation of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes by Orphan Nuclear Receptor PXR,” Wen Xie; 1395 BST, noon

Memorial Service

For Henry Bahnson, surgery; Heinz Chapel, 1 pm

Saturday 24

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law & the first professional programs in the Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine.

Law School Commencement

Keynote speaker: William Lerach, Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach LLP; Soldiers & Sailors, 11 am

Monday 26

• Memorial Day, University closed.

Tuesday 27

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

“Fishing Expeditions & Chips: Understanding Complex Disease in the Post-Genomic Era,” David Peters; 628 NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

Research on Health Care/Ctr. for Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications,” Judith Erlen; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Magee Seminar

“Histologically Normal Non-Tumor Adjacent Tissue in Cancer: What Can This Tissue Tell Us About the Pathway of Carcinogenesis?” Jean Latimer; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday 28

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

Oncology Grand Rounds

“MnSOD-PL Gene Therapy for Normal Tissue Protection During Radiotherapy of Head, Neck & Lung Cancer,” Joel Greenberger; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Pathology Seminar

“Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer,” Francis Giardiello, John Hopkins; 1105 Scaife, noon

Thursday 29

Magee Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Day Lecture

“The Placenta: Master of Mimicry?” Susan Fisher, UC San Francisco; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 8:30-9:30 am

Endocrine Conference

“Cytoskeletal Adaptors in Vertebrate Development,” Jeffrey Hildebrand; 1195 BST, noon

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Creating a Teaching Portfolio,” Paul Rogers; 615 Scaife, 12:15 pm

Pediatric Research Seminar

“End-Tidal in CO2 in Pediatrics,” Mananda Bhende; B213-214 Children’s, 4:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) Production From Rhesus Macaque CD4+ T Lymphocytes in Vitro: Insights Into the Host Factors Controlling the Rate of Progression to AIDS in Vivo,” Amy Hartman; May 16, 1104 Scaife, 2 pm


“Identifying the Traitor Among Us: The Rhetoric of Espionage & Secrecy,” Karen Taylor; May 20, 1109B, noon

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehabilitation Science

“Factors Affecting Physicians’ Attitudes About the Medical Information System Usage & Acceptance Through the Mandated Implementation of Integrated Medical Information System at the Saudi Arabia National Guard Health System: A Modified Technology Acceptance Model,” Bakheet Aldosari; May 22, 6050 Forbes Tower, 1 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehabilitation Science

“The Development of the Foot & Ankle Ability Measure,” RobRoy Martin; May 22, 4060 Forbes Tower, 1:30 pm

Information Sciences/Library & Information Science

“Information Seeking & Communication Behavior of Social Science Faculty in an Academic Environment With Special Reference to the Use of Electronic Journals: A Field Study,” Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat Abouserie; May 22, 503 IS, 2-4 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehabilitation Science

“Relationship of Pelvis & Hip Neuromechanical Characteristics to the Knee During a Stop-Jump Task,” Cheryl Ferris; May 23, 5047 Forbes Tower, 10 am


“Regional Settlement Patterns & Political Complexity in the Cinti Valley, Bolivia,” Claudia Susana Rivera-Casanovas; May 23, 3D10 Posvar, noon


“Quality of Life, Health Status & Survival in Patients Prescribed Long-Term Oxygen Therapy,” Colleen Paul; May 29, 331 Victoria, 1 pm


Repertory Theatre Production

“And Then There Was Nin,” by Jennifer Ewing Pierce; through May 25, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-7529)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Difficult Days Ahead in a Blaze,” by Rob Penny; May23-June 7, Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)


Barco Law Library Gallery Exhibit

“One Hundred Days—Semester at Sea Fall 2001,” photographs by Jim Burke; through July 11, M-Th 8 am-8 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Barco Law Library (8-1376)


Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Nominations papers due to 1234 CL by May 16.

Benefits Enrollment

Enroll online by May 23 at

Teaching Evaluation Survey Requests

Request forms due May 16 for 4-week-1 & 6-week-1, June 13 for 4-week-2, 12-week & term, & July 11 for 4-week-3 to G39 CL.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 29. It will contain events of May 29-June12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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