All Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 BST
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD
Peter A. Friedman, PhD

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science – you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. 


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl BST
Steven K. Wendell, PhD, PC

Make your connections work for you! This workshop will explore best practices for developing and expanding your network and how you can utilize your contacts to enhance your career experience. Learn how you can be a “Connector” to facilitate networking between your colleagues and friends, and how this can help your own career development.



Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Scaife Hall-1105 ABC
Andrew J. Lepisto
Executive Medical Science Liaison, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrew Lepisto, PhD, did his undergraduate training at Washington and Jefferson College, obtaining his BA in Molecular Biology in 1999. He then entered the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduate program where he did his PhD work in the laboratory of Robert L. Hendricks, studying the evolution of the immune response in the corneas of mice following herpes simplex infection. The focus of his work was on the activation of helper T cells; more specifically, he examined the role of T cell costimulatory interactions, including OX40/OX40L in the immunopathological response in the eye leading to blindness. Following completion of his PhD in 2005, he then spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Olivera Finn in the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, studying pre-clinical mouse models of pancreatic cancer, as well as analyzing samples from a Phase I clinical trial in pancreatic cancer. During his postdoctoral fellowship, Andy was a visiting adjunct professor at Washington and Jefferson College where he taught immunology as well as a visiting assistant professor at Duquesne University where he team-taught immunology to undergraduate students and pharmacy students. In 2007, Andy took a position with Bristol-Myers Squibb as a medical science liaison (MSL) and has subsequently been promoted to senior MSL and now executive MSL. 


Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day) - Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)
UPMC Conference Center, 11th Floor of Scaife Hall

The goals of this annual event are to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the university; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.

SAVE THE DATE: April 23 - 24, 2015, 11th Floor Scaife Conference Center

More information to follow.