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May 26, 2016



Thursday 26

Pathology Fetterman Lecture
“Malignant Gastrointestinal Neuroectodermal Tumor as a Paradigm of Oncogenic Molecular Promiscuity,” Eduardo Zambrano, Stanford; Children’s Rangos 3rd fl. conf. rm., 8 am (412-648-1040)
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Managing Staff Performance: Addressing the Need for Improvement,” Jane Volk; 211 Lawrence, 9-11 am (register:
HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rebecca Abromitis; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (repeats June 1;
Medicine Murray Sachs Lecture
“Personalized Care of Sleep Disordered Breathing 2016,” Patrick Strollo, medicine; Shadyside west wing aud., noon (
Technology Planning Forum
WPU Assembly Rm., noon (
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Ophthalmology: An Odyssey,” Joel Schuman, ophthalmology; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm
People’s Oakland Gala
“Celebrate Recovery;” Schenley Plaza, 6-9 pm (

Saturday 28

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law & the first professional programs in medicine & dental medicine.

Monday 30

• Memorial Day, University closed.

Memorial Day Celebration
Soldiers & Sailors, 11 am-4 pm

Tuesday 31

Critical Care Medicine Research Conf.
“Nutrition & Critical Illness,” Nilesh Mehta, Harvard; 120 BST, noon (412-647-3136)
UPCI Research Seminar
“Ovarian Cancer: Biomarker & Biology,” Xin Huang, obstetrics; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (


Wednesday 1

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for withdrawal.

Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Writing With Style — Official University Style, That Is,” Sarah Rosenson; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:
UPCI/Stimulating Pittsburgh Research in Geroscience Retreat
“Healthy Aging Advance”; UClub ballrm. B, 11:45 am-6 pm (keynote: “Aging & Exosomes: Is Aging a Failure of Intercellular Communication?” Mark Tarnopolsky, McMaster U; UClub ballrm. B, 4 pm;
Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
Nilesh Mehta, Harvard; 1105AB Scaife, noon
Pathology Maud Menten Lecture
“Move Over Mice: How the Integration of Systems Biology With Organs on Chips May Humanize Drug Development,” Linda Griffith, MIT; 1104 Scaife, noon (412-648-1040)
Dental/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
Mark Ochs; G33 Salk, 4-6 pm

Thursday 2

Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Problem Solving for the Workplace,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon (register:
CTSI Workshop
“Responsible Data Visualization,” Lee Bash & Karen Schmidt; 7039 Forbes Twr., 2 pm (

Friday 3

UPCI/Flow Cytometry Workshop
Hillman 2.42 pod lunch area, 9 am (
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Telepsychiatry: Innovative & Evidence-Based Strategies in the Delivery of Health Care & Medical Education,” Shabana Khan; WPIC aud., noon (

Monday 6

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 1, 3:30 pm (

Tuesday 7

Provost’s Diversity Inst. for Faculty Development
“An Inclusive Classroom: Practical Lessons & Techniques for Constructing a Truly Open Learning Environment for LGBTQIA Students,” Susan Marine, Merrimack College; UClub Gold Rm., 8:30 am-5 pm (also June 8;
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Working Through Conflict,” Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:

Wednesday 8

Hepatology Lecture
“Multivisceral/Small Bowel Transplant,” Ruy Cruz, transplant surgery; Montefiore 7 east, pathology conf. rm., 7 am
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Cross-Cultural Awareness & Understanding”; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon (register:
Mid Atlantic Directors & Staff of Scientific Cores Conf.
“Innovation Through Collaboration,” WPU lower lounge, 11 am–9:30 pm (runs through June 10;
CTSI Workshop
“Establishing & Managing Multidisciplinary Research Teams,” Mindi Styn, transplantation; 7039 Forbes Twr., noon
Dental/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
“Infections I,” Richard Bauer; G33 Salk, 4 pm-6 pm

Thursday 9

CRSP Workshop
“Race & Child Welfare: National & Local Perspectives in Racial Disproportionality”; 2017 CL, 8:30 am-4 pm (
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Please Respect My Generation,” Warren McCoy; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:
SAC Year of the Humanities Workshop
“Work/Life Balance”; Ctr. for Creativity, U Store on 5th gr. fl., 11:30 am-1:30 pm (
HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Conference Posters,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm, (


“A Defense of Equilibrium Reasoning in Economics,” Jennifer Jhun; May 27, 1001B CL, 1 pm
“Sequenced Copolymers With Controlled Molecular Weights Prepared via Entropy-Driven Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization,” Amy Short; May 27, 307 Eberly, 2 pm
SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Physiological Predictors of Behavioral Dysregulation in Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Novel Ecological Momentary Assessment Method,” Ashlee McKeon; May 31, 4065 Forbes Twr., 10 am
A&S/Biological Sciences
“Investigating the Evolutionary Origins & Modification of Novel Morphologies & Their Developmental Networks,” William Glassford; May 31, A219B Langley, 1 pm
“What Is Inference? Or the Force of Reasoning,” Ulf Hlobil; May 31, 1001B CL, 2:30 pm
Public Health/Human Genetics
“Molecular Consequences of Elastin Gene Mutations in Autosomal Dominant Cutis Laxa & Supra Valvular Aortic Stenosis,” Sevinc Akcay; June 1, 109 Parran, 9 am
“Distant Loyalties: World War I & the Italian South Atlantic,” John Galante; June 2, 3703 Posvar, 11 am
“Working Around Ethnographic Entanglements: South Asian American Literature & Popular Culture,” Swathi Sreerangarajan; June 3, 501 CL, 11 am
Public Health/Human Genetics
“The Regulation & Function of Long-Chain Acyl-Coa Dehydrogenase & the Effect of the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism K333Q,” Megan Beck; June 3, 109 Parran, 1 pm
Medicine/Clinical & Translational Science
“Potential Diagnostic & Prognostic Biomarkers of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis & Correlation of E2F8 With Biomarkers & Its Implication in Collagen-1 Synthesis,” Lois Vuga; June 7, 152 CL, 2:30 pm
“Sensory Neuron Subpopulation-specific Regulation of Intracellular Calcium in a Rat Model of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy,” Eser Yilmaz; June 8, 1495 BST, 12:30 pm
SHRS/Health Information Managment
“A mHealth Platform for Supporting Clinical Data Integration & Service Delivery: An Example From Augmentative & Alternative Communication Intervention,” Erh-Hsuan Wang; June 9, 6081 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


Barco Law Library
“Oracles & Vesicles,” Michael Walter; through May 27.


MyHealth Home Run for Health Program
Registration deadline is May 27. (>My Resources>UPMC Health Plan>MyHealth Access)
UPCI & IPM Precision Medicine in Cancer & Other Disciplines Pilot Awards
Application deadline is June 1. (
Ronald W. Frisch Professional Development Award
Deadline for donations is June 14. (
Student Affairs’ Family Weekend
Office/department event submission for fall weekend due June 15. (

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