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August 28, 2003


Thursday 28

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Spinal Cord Injury,” Peter Gerszten; 615 Scaife, noon

Immunology Seminar
“Investigating the Role of CD4+ T Lymphocytes in MUC1-Specific Anti-Tumor Immunity,” Michael Turner; “Differential Expression of PD-L1, PD-L2 & ICOSL on Hepatic & Lymphoid Tissue DC,” Audrey Lau; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
William Harbert; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Toastmasters Meeting
1105 Scaife, 6 pm (also Sept. 4, 11)

Friday 29

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Symptom Management in Dying ICU Patients,” Michael DeVita & David Barnard; 615 Scaife, noon

Pulmonary Fellows Lecture
John Kreit; 628 NW Montefiore, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting
Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm


Monday 1

• University closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday 2

Hepatology Lecture
“Evaluation & Management of Liver Transplant Patients,” Thomas Shaw-Stiffel; GI admin. conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Intracranial Hemorrhage,” Howard Yonas; 615 Scaife, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch
Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also Sept. 9)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar
“Improving Patient Safety by Examining Pathology Errors,” Stephen Raab; 1105 Scaife, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting
2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar
“Use of Quantitative RT-PCR in Cancer Diagnosis & Prognosis,” Anthony Godfrey; rm. C Copper Conf. Ctr., 3 pm

Wednesday 3

Oncology Grand Rounds
“Update on Breast Cancer Hormonal Therapy,” Eleftherios Mamounas; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Toastmasters Meeting
L5 Clapp, noon-1 (also Sept. 10)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar
“Cellular Remodeling During Human Fertilization & Assisted Reproduction: Are Developmental Consequences Correlated With Alt?” Laura Hewitson; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Thursday 4

Hepatology Lecture
“Viral Hepatitis,” Obaid Shakil; GI admin. conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture
“Congenital Anomalies of the Lung,” Natasha Kelly; 4A496 Children’s, 8 am

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Initial Assessment of Trauma Patients,” Andrew Peitzman; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference
“Ovarian Teratomas & the Role of Phosphatidylinositol Signaling,” Richard Chaillet; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar
“Consequences of the Interaction of the Tumor Antigen MUC1 With Dendritic Cells,” Casey Carlos; “Immunobiology of MAGE-6,” Lazar Vujanovic; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Chemistry Colloquium
“Design & Synthesis of Potent & Selective Tricyclic Isoxazole-Based Inhibitors of Multidrug Resistance Proteins (MRP1),” Lou Jungheim, Eli Lilly & Co.; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

GSPH Biostatistics Seminar
“Nonparametric Estimates of Center for Mixtures,” David Hunter, PSU; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Asian Studies Presentation
“Fieldwork & Food”; 2K56 Posvar, 4-5:30 pm

Friday 5

• Fall term add/drop period ends.

Endocrine Conference
“Humoral Hypercalcemia of Malignancy,” Andrew Stewart; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Endocrine Patient Care Conference
Michael Radin; 1195 BST, 10:30 am

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“CPR,” Sam Tisherman; 615 Scaife, noon

HPI Governance Briefing
“The Board’s Responsibility Regarding Capital Formation,” Kenneth Kaufman; Univ. Club, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
“Pharmaceutical Utility of Mouse Models Humanized for the Xenobiotic Receptor,” Wen Xie; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Saturday 6

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Training for Success”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm

Sunday 7

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service
John Walker, Shadyside Presbyterian; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 8

Medicine/WPIC Symposium
“Search for Treatments in Early Psychoses (STEP)”; Sheraton Station Square, 8 am-5 pm (8-7860)

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“GI Bleeding & Abdominal Sepsis,” Sam Tisherman; 615 Scaife, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting
2017 CL, noon-1:15 pm (RSVP 4-3711)

Biological Sciences Seminar
“The E.coli K12 Csp Proteins: Small Nucleic Acid Binding Proteins That Play a Role in Chromosome Condensation,” Nancy Trun, Duquesne; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 9

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive
1st fl. lounge Victoria, 8 am-2 pm; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8 am-4 pm

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Head Trauma,” Howard Yonas; 615 Scaife, noon

OIS Town Meeting
Ballrm. WPU, noon

Chemistry Colloquium
“Tracking Cellular Signal Transduction With Microanalytical Techniques,” Nancy Allbritton, UC Irvine; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting
109 Parran, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar
“Modulating the Cell Cycle to Enhance Platinating Agent Chemotherapy,” Eileen Dolan; rm. C Copper Conf. Ctr., 3 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar
“Procolipase in Fat Digestion & Obesity,” Mark Lowe; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 10

• 13th annual Pitt Day of Caring; 9 am-4 pm.

FSDP Workshop
“Workers’ Compensation for Supervisors,” Yvonne Keafer, Karl Kwolek & Rick Schultz; 342 Craig, 10-11:30 am

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Nutrition,” Sam Tisherman; 615 Scaife, noon

SAC Meeting
2M/2P56 Posvar, 12:15-2 pm

Heinz Chapel Recital
Heinz Chapel, 1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium
“Non-Linear Optical Spectroscopic Studies on Structure & Reactions at Solid/Liquid Interfaces,” Kohei Uosaki, Hokkaido U, 1:30 pm; “Recent Progress in Bronsted Base-Lewis Acid Asymmetric Catalysis,” Masakatsu Shibasaki, U of Tokyo; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 3 pm

Senate Council Meeting
2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

OIS Town Meeting
Ballrm. WPU, 4:30 pm

Thursday 11

Medical Grand Rounds
“Chronic Renal Failure/Renal Replacement Therapy,” David Levenson; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture
“Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia,” Barbara Gaines; 4A496 Children’s, 8 am

FSDP Workshop
“Traveling on University Business,” Vincent Johns & Mary Jane Ackerman; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Critical Care Fellows Lecture
“Critical Care Obstetrics,” Marie Baldisseri; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference
“Isolation & Characterization of a Novel Population of Muscle-Derived Stem Cells: Potential for Tissue Regeneration,” Johnny Huard; 1195 BST, noon

Office of Research/NCURA Web/Audio Conference
“NIH Commons & the ERA Environment”; 211 Lawrence, 12:30-2 pm (4-7410)

Asian Studies Welcome Reception
2M56 Posvar, 4-5 pm

Chemistry Colloquium
“Nitric Oxide-Releasing Sol-Gels: Towards More Biocompatible in Vivo Glucose Sensors,” Mark Schoenfisch, U NC; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

“Covariate Adjustment in Partial Least Squares for the Extraction of Spatial-Temporal Pattern for Positron Emission Tomography Data,” Lei Xu; Sept. 4, 109 Parran, 1 pm

SIS/Information Science & Telecommunications
“Design of Survivable Wireless Access Networks,” Chalermpol Charnsripinyo; Sept. 5, 503 IS, 1:30-3:30 pm

SIS/Information Science & Telecommunications
“A Neural Network Approach to Treatment Optimizations,” Siripun Sanguansintukul; Sept. 5, 1st fl. conf. rm. IS, 2:30-5:30 pm


Asian Studies/CMU Chinese Opera
Taipei Li-yuan Chinese Opera Theatre, “The Monkey King,” Sept. 9; “Farewell My Concubine” & “Golden Falcon,” Sept. 10; Philip Chosky Theatre, CMU, 7:15 pm (tickets: 412/268-2407)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys
Request forms due September 15 to G-39 CL. (4-6147)

ADRC Research Proposal Deadline
Proposal applications due Oct. 20 to Leslie Dunn at 4 West Montefiore. (412/692-2731)
Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept. 11. It will contain events of Sept. 11-25. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 4 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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