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July 9, 2015


Thursday 9

Medicine Grand Rounds
“HIV for the Primary Care Physician,”
Ken Ho, medicine;
UPMC-Shadyside west wing aud., noon

Community Relations Volunteer Event
Greater Pgh. Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne.
Shuttle leaves from Bigelow Blvd. at 3:30 pm.

Friday 10

SBDC Workshop
“The 1st Step: The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;
Mervis, 7:30-10 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Barb Folb;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am

Saturday 11

Czechoslovak Room Event
“600th Anniversary of Master Jan Hus’ Death,”
Jon Coulter;
113 CL, 5 pm
(RSVP: 412/667-1439)

Monday 13

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Jill Foust;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30 am

Tuesday 14

GI Lecture
“IV Sedation & Monitoring,”
Joseph Talarico;
Presby M2 C-wing conf. rm., 7:30 am

IRB Research Seminar
“The Changing Landscape: Requests for Use of Central IRBs,”
Jean Barone;
S120 BST, noon

Thursday 16

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Melissa Ratajeski;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am

Medicine Grand Rounds
“Cutaneous Drug Reactions,”
Timothy Patton, dermatology;
UPMC-Shadyside west wing aud., noon

Friday 17

• Summer 6-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

GI Lecture
“Evaluations & Management of Nonvariceal UGI & LGI Bleeding,”
Adam Slivka;
Presby M2 C-wing conf. rm., 7:45 am

SVC Research Seminar
“Reveal the Dark Matter in Cancer,”
Da Yang, pharmaceutical sciences;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

SAC Lunchtime Healthy Ride
Erin Potts, Pgh. Bike Share;
meet at Carnegie Library, noon

Allegheny Observatory Lecture
“50 Years of the Cosmic Microwave Background,”
Arthur Kosowsky, physics & astronomy;
159 Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm
(reservations: 412/321-2400)

Sunday 19

Pitt Day at Kennywood

Monday 20

Bradford Campus Exploration Day
10 am, UPB

Tuesday 21

GI Lecture
“Complications of Cirrhosis: Evaluations & Management (Part 1),”
Kapil Chopra;
Presby M2 C-wing conf. rm., 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Linda Hartman;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am

HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Conference Posters,”
Julia Dahm;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30 pm

Wednesday 22

• Summer 4-week-3 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

HSLS Workshop
“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”
Michele Klein Fedyshin;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am

Blood Drive
WPU lower lounge, 9 am-2 pm (4-7708)

CIDDE Workshops
“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement,” 11 am;
“Encouraging Student Participation,” 2 pm; 815 Alumni

PancreasFest Conf.
Through July 24;
U Club, 5:30-8:30 pm; July 23, 7:30 am-5:45 pm;
July 25, 6:30 am-2:30 pm

Thursday 23

Medicine Grand Rounds
“Cystic Fibrosis: From Salty Sweat to Personalized Medicine,”
Michael Myerburg, pulmonary, allergy & critical care medicine;
UPMC-Shadyside west wing aud., noon


Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Rational Design of Nanocarriers With Enhanced Carrier-Drug Interaction for Improved Cancer Chemotherapy,”
Peng Zhang;
July 9, 456 Salk, 1 pm

“Effect of Music Intervention During Daily Weaning Trials in a Long-term Acute Care Hospital: A 6-Day Prospective Randomized Crossover Trial,”
Zhan Liang;
July 13, 451 Victoria, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Improving Graduate Students’ Content & Pedagogical Content Knowledge,”
Emily Marshman;
July 13, 321 Allen, 5 pm

SHRS/Health Information Management
“Comprehensive Approach to Explaining Users’ Acceptance & Intention to Use Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a Practice Setting, Focusing Specifically on Rehabilitation Facilities With a Primary Emphasis on Saudi Arabia’s Health Care System,”
Abdullah Alanazi;
July 14, 6053 Forbes Twr., 10 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science
“A Quantitative Assessment of Atmospherically Generated Foam Cements: The Insights, Impacts & Implications of Wellbore Integrity & Stability,”
Richard Spaulding;
July 15, 214 SRCC, 1 pm

“3 Essays on Information Economics,”
Jae Won Kang;
July 16, 4716 Posvar, 9 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology
“Cell Type Dependent Effects on HSV Transcription,”
Justine Harkness;
July 16, 503 Bridgeside Point II, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Development & Assessment of Advanced Assistive Robotic Manipulators User Interfaces,”
Cheng Shiu Chung;
July 16, 4065 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Development & Evaluation of a Smartphone Virtual Seating Coach Application to Facilitate Powered Seat Function Usage for Powered Wheelchair Users,”
Yu-Kuang  Wu;
July 17, 4065 Forbes Twr., 3 pm

“Examination of ‘Primary’, ‘Secondary’ & ‘Tertiary’ Structural Elements of Bis-amino Acids: Progress Toward Fauxteins,”
Matthew Parker;
July 20, 307 Eberly, 11 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science
“Estimating the Limits of Infiltration in the Urban Appalachian Plateau,”
Sarah Lavin;
July 20, 214 SRCC, 1 pm

“Acceptability & Feasibility of Reiki for Symptom Management in Children Receiving Palliative Care,”
Susan E. Thrane;
July 20, 129 Victoria, 1 pm

Public Health/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
“Studies on the Cellular Factors & Hormones Controlling HIV Transmission in an Organ Culture Model,”
Soni Sankapal;
July 20, A115 Crabtree, 1 pm

SHRS/Physical Therapy
“Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation as a Supplement to Stabilization Exercises in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial,”
Muhammad Alrwaily;
July 21, 4014 Forbes Twr., 8 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders
“2f2-f1 DPOAE Sources in Contradiction to the 2-Source/2-Mechanism Model,”
Jennifer Horn;
July 21, 6081 Forbes Twr., 11 am

“Time-series Analysis & Clustering to Characterize Cardiorespiratory Instability Patterns in Step-down Unit Patients,”
Eliezer Bose;
July 21, 451 Victoria, 2 pm

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition
“The Evaluation of Scapular Kinematics & Muscular Characteristics of the Scapular Stabilizers in Overhead Athletes Presenting With Scapular Dyskinesis Compared to Healthy Controls,” Michelle Varnell;
July 21, 4060 Forbes Twr., 2 pm

“Development of a Measure of Self-advocacy Among Female Cancer Survivors,”
Teresa L. Hagan;
July 22, 117 Victoria, noon

Public Health/Epidemiology
“Health Disparities Between Whites & Japanese in Measures of Diabetes & Subclinical Atherosclerosis in an International Population-Based Study,”
Vasudha Ahuja;
July 23, 330 Bellefield Professional Bldg., 10:30 am

Testing a Model of Health-related Quality of Life in Women Living With HIV,”
Nahed Saad Alsayed;
July 23, 430 Victoria, 1 pm



PICT Production
“Sharon’s Grave”;
Heymann Theatre, July 16-Aug. 8
(times & tickets:


Pgh.’s Transformational Philanthropists Portrait Gallery
Nominations due to by July 14.

2016 Searle Scholars Program
Materials due to Michelle Broido by noon July 15.

NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award
Letters of intent due Aug. 9.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will be the last issue of the summer term. It will include University & on-campus events of July 23-Sept. 3. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on July 16. Send information to


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