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May 12, 2011


Thursday 12

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Search Clinic,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Chemistry Lecture

“From Inhibitors to Mechanism, Spying on HIV Entry,”

Carole Bewley, NIH;

12A Chevron, 2:30 pm

OPDC “Oakland 2025” Action Forum

St. Nicholas Church, 419 S. Dithridge St., 6-8:30 pm

(RSVP: 412/621-7863, ext. 17)

Friday 13

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

American Heart Assn. “Go Red for Women” Conference

“Life From the Inside Out,”

Judith Balk, Magee;

Fairmont Pgh., Downtown., 9 am (412/702-1194)

CIDDE Workshop

“What’s New in Blackboard 9.1?”

B23 Alumni, 10 am

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Does Bipolar Disorder Exist in Children? Evidence & Current Controversies,”

Boris Birmaher;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Wnt Signaling in Mammalian Aging,”

Hongjun Liu;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Intro to the HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library,”

Priya Shenoy;

Falk Library, 1 pm (8-8796)

Psychology Lecture

“Social Identity, Motivation & Well Being Among Adolescents From Asian & Latin American Backgrounds,”

Andrew Fuligni, UCLA;

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Law Commencement

Soldiers & Sailors, 3 pm, followed by reception in CL Commons Rm.

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Economic Gardening: Economic Development the Smart Way”;

162 Swarts, UPB, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Saturday 14

A Taste of Oakland

Browse Oakland shops while sampling area restaurant fare;

central Oakland, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (412/683-6243)

Monday 16

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

Tuesday 17

CIDDE Workshop

“Introduction to CourseWeb”;

B23 Alumni, 9-11 am

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“DNA Damage Responses: Bedside to Bench (to Bedside?),”

Michael Kastan, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital;

Cooper classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

CVR Seminar

“Bioprocess Development & cGMP Manufacturing at the U of Nebraska-Lincoln,”

Michael Meagher;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Retail Clinic Visits’ Effects on Primary Care Relationships,”

Rachel Reid;

305 Parkvale, noon

MMG Seminar

“In Situ Analysis of DNA Damage Responses: DNA Repair & Chromatin Remodeling & Their Relationship to Genome Instability,”

Li Lan & Satoshi Nakajima;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 1:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“A Systems Approach to the Chemistry & Biological Consequences of Lipid Electrophile-Protein Damage,”

Lawrence Marnett, Vanderbilt Inst. of Chemical Biology;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

AAUP Membership Mtg.

Lutheran U Ctr., 4515 Forbes, 4 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Of Mice & Men: Development of Amyloid Imaging Agents,”

Chester Mathis, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 18

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Charles Lupo;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Surgery Research Day/Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science

“Memory, Surgery & Surgical Research,”

Daniel Meldrum, IN U;

UClub Ballrm. A & B, 7:30 am-2 pm

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Biomarker Evaluation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma,”

Usha Malhotra;

“Indolent Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Lessons From UPCI Experience,”

Dhaval Mehta;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, 8 am

Dental Medicine Research Symposium

“Connecting the (Digital) Dots: How Informatics Is Changing Health Care & Biomedical Research,”

Justin Starren;

Scaife aud. 6, 9 am-noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Evolution of Imprinting & Cognitive Ability in Mice & Men,”

Randy Jirtle, Duke;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Migraine as a Systemic Vasculopathy: The Role of the Endothelium & Platelet,”

Gretchen Tietjen;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday 19

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“PSQI Lecture,”

Jen Dorfman & Sarah Parker;

“Traumatic Neck Injuries,”

Jess Nassar;

“Morbidity & Mortality,”

Jen Hickey;

230 McKee Place suite 500 classrm. A, 8 am-noon

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 1”;

B23 Alumni, 9-11 am

ReSET Workshop

“Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act: Developing a Multi-Disciplinary Agenda”;

Martin Rm. Sennott, 1:30-5 pm (

Gut Club Lecture

“Altering the Natural History of IBD: Assessing & Treating Inflammation,”

Edward Loftus;

UClub Ballrm. A, 6-8:15 pm

Friday 20

Research Day in Reproductive Biology & Women’s Health

“Epigenetic Patterning in the Germline & Early Embryo: Role in Normal Fetal Development,”

Jacquetta Trasler;

“The Human Microbiome: Diversity, Resilience & Premature Birth,”

David Relman;

Magee zero level aud., 7:30 am-3 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Therapeutic Use & Abuse of Anabolic Steroids,”

Alvin Matsumoto; 1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

GSPH Porter Prize Lecture

“The Enigma of Diverse Host Responses to HIV/SIV Infection,”

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi; UClub Ballrm. A, 10:30 am

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Personalizing Treatments for Bipolar II Depression: The Right Treatments for the Right People,” Holly Swartz; WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

512 CL, 12:10 pm

Saturday 21

UPMC Robotic Surgery Conference

“Improving Patient Outcomes”;

UPMC Shadyside, Herberman Conf. Ctr., 8 am (412/623-5993)

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Job Hunting”;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

Monday 23

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Ester Saghafi;

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

Tuesday 24

GI Journal Club

“Randomized Controlled Trials II: Other Interventions,”

Jeffrey Easler & Dhiraj Yadav;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Immunotherapy of Human Cancer Using Gene-Engineered Lymphocytes,”

Steven Rosenberg, NCI;

Cooper classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“The Nuts & Bolts of Publishing an Article: Resources & Strategies for Aspiring Authors,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Why Should We Be Wary of Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness?”

Eric Bass;

305 Parkvale, noon

MMG Seminar

“Protein Footprinting: The 4th Pillar of Proteomics,”

Lisa Jones;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Improving Survival From Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Pittsburgh,”

Clifton Callaway, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 25

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

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Sarah Henry;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“ASCO, AACR & Society of Behavioral Medicine Presentations,”

Leonard Appleman, Gurkamal Chatta, Michal Krauze, Suzanne Lentzsch & Donna Posluszny;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 2”;

B23 Alumni, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9:30-11 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Many Roles of Tight Junction Proteins in Mucosal Homeostasis: Lessons Learned From Junctional Adhesion Molecule-A,”

Charles Parkos, Emory;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NTI,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Thursday 26

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Ultrasound,” Bob Hyde;

“Toxicology,” Tony Pizon;

“The Rules of Emergency Medicine,” Tom Martin;

“Morbidity & Mortality,” John Peoples;

230 McKee suite 500 classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Fibrous Tumors & Cancer Predisposition in Children: Benign Today, but What About Tomorrow?”

Cheryl Coffin, Vanderbilt;

Children’s Hospital Rangos Research Bldg. 3rd fl. main conf. rm., 8 am

ADRC Lecture

“Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment & Pre-Mild Cognitive Impairment: Implications of the New Diagnostic Recommendations,”

Eric McDade, neurology;

S439 Montefiore ADRC conf. rm., noon

GSPH Sonis Lecture

“Comparative Effectiveness Research: The Essentials,”

Harold Sox, Dartmouth;

S120 Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Back to the Future With Apologies to Sir William Osler,”

Basil Zitelli, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

PhD Defenses

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Conversations With Curriculum: One Resource Teacher Negotiates With Curricular Agents as She Plans & Enacts Professional Development,”

Wendy Sink;

May 16, 5152 Posvar, 10 am


“Grave Negotiations: The Rhetorical Foundations of American World War I Cemeteries in Europe,”

David Seitz;

May 17, 1128 CL, noon


“Neuronal Correlates of Metacognition in Frontal Cortex,”

Paul Middlebrooks;

May 18, LRDC 2nd. fl. aud., 10 am


“Sequence Engineering: Fine Tuning Material Properties at the Microstructural Level,”

Ryan Stayshich;

May 18, 307 Eberly, noon


“Design & Synthesis of Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbenes With Applications to Asymmetric Syntheses & Synthesis of Dibenzazepinones by Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Arylation of O-(2’-Bromophenyl)Anilide Enolates,”

Xiaohong Pan;

May 18, 325 Eberly, 1 pm


“Role of the Primate Basal Ganglia in Eye Movements,”

SooYoon Shin;

May 20, LRDC 2nd. fl. aud., 10 am


“Statistical Issues in Combining Multiple Genomic Studies: Quality Assessment, Dimension Reduction & Integration of Transcriptomic & Phenomic Data,”

Dongwan Kang;

May 20, 308 Parran, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“A Study of School Board Members’ Views on Affiliations With Private Charitable Foundations Supporting Public Education: A Regional Study Situated in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County,”

James Palmiero;

May 24, 4321 Posvar, noon


“The Development of a Comprehensive Fidelity Monitoring Plan for a Web-Based Psycho-Educational Intervention: The Write Symptoms Study,”

Phensiri Dumrongpakapa Korn;

May 25, 459C Victoria, 9 am

Medicine/Clinical & Translational Science

“Overcoming Melanoma Immune Tolerance: Non-specific CTLA-4 Blockade/IFN-a Therapy & Antigen Specific Immunization With TLR-9 Stimulation/Local GM-CSF Adjuvants as Components of a Melanoma Immunotherapeutic Strategy & Associate Biomarkers of Therapeutic Benefit,”

Ahmad Tarhini;

May 25, UPMC Cancer Pavilion 5th fl. exec. boardrm., 5 pm


“Statistical Methods for Discovering Biomarkers Subject to Detection Limit,”

Yeonhee Kim;

May 26, 308 Parran, 1 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“The Roles of the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Paf1 Complex in Regulating Transcriptional Repression,”

Elia Crisucci;

May 26, A219B Langley, 2 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“The House That Carol Built”;

through May 21;

Pgh. Playwrights Theatre Co., 542 Penn Ave., Downtown, Th.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, also May 14 at 1 pm  & May 19 at 11 am (4-8498)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Labrador Falcon,”

through May 23;

“American Crossbill,”

May 24-June 6;

Hillman ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Law Library Exhibit

“Landscapes: Imagined/Real,” Timothy Thompson;

through May 20;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)


Conflict of Interest Forms

Supervisors must send the Conflict of Interest management reporting forms & annual data summary reports for their units to the provost or sr. VC for Health Sciences by May 16.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 26-June 9. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 19 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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