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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for LGBT Health Research
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Title of This Month's Talk:

"A Mixed Methods Study of Socioeconomic Standing, Masculinity, and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships among Black Men"

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

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Speaker

Jill E. Kolesar, PhD
Associate Scientific Director, Complete Healthcare Communications, LLC

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Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Scientific editor, Ieva Gailite, PhD, will provide an overview of the editorial process of the four journals published by EMBO as an academic organization - The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular and Systems Biology, and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr. Gailite will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process at EMBO Press and The EMBO Journal in particular, and present a brief overview of the policies that EMBO has recently implemented. She will provide a brief insight into how manuscripts are evaluated and the role of scientific editors in this process.

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Ieva Gailite, PhD | Learn More about the Speaker >
Scientific Editor, EMBO Journal

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Add to Calendar 06/30/2017 11:00 AM 06/30/2017 12:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 06/30/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Shimrit Daches Yichye, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, The Childhood Depression Research Project
University of Pittsburgh

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Titles of This Month's Talk:

"Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression"

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room & Ballroom

Data & Dine is a scientific poster session and networking dinner for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates and scholars to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators. Due to the professional nature of the event, attendance is restricted to adults. Business casual attire.

Poster Session: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Register or Submit

*Registration and abstract submission are CLOSED*

Please select an option below to begin the registration process:

► I am a postdoctoral fellow registering for dinner AND submitting an abstract.

► I am a member of the University community registering for dinner, but I am NOT submitting an abstract. 

Poster Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Travel Awards for Best Poster Presentations

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Posters may feature work previously presented, planned to be presented at other local or national meetings, as well as works in progress (including experimental designs and preliminary results). Postdocs who do not yet have research at Pitt warranting a poster submission are also encouraged to attend.

 

Add to Calendar 05/16/2017 05:00 PM 05/16/2017 09:00 PM America/New_York Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium O'Hara Student Center - Ballroom and Dining Room 05/16/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1105 ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speakers

Jeremy M. Berg, PhDRead His Biography >
Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine and Journals
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning,
Health Sciences
Professor of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1105 ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Do you plan to be a 2017 Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium poster presenter? Want to gain some extra experience delivering your elevator pitch and entice more visitors to check out your poster?

Prepare a 5-minute talk to give an overview of the data you will present at Data & Dine. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so only the top abstracts in each category will be selected.

The deadline to sign-up for the Data Blitz presentation is Wednesday, April 19th by 12 PM.

Selected participants will be notified on the evening of Friday, April 19th.

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 I am a postdoc, who HAS submitted my Data & Dine abstract, and wish to participate in the Data Blitz. (Community members and postdocs who wish to attend but not present can also register here)

 I am a postdoc, and I HAVE NOT yet submitted my abstract to Data & Dine. (Once you submit your abstract to Data & Dine, you will receive a separate link to participate in the Data Blitz)

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Transitioning from a postdoc to positions in industry, government, scientific writing and many other avenues outside of academia can seem challenging and confusing. Join us as Dr. Julie Cramer and a panel of former postdocs describe how their training, as well as the proven tools of networking, specializing and volunteering successfully led them to their current positions outside of academia. After a brief PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Cramer and the panelists will provide insight that will help you take the necessary steps to find opportunities that will lead you to the next position in your career.

Moderator

Julie Cramer, PhD | Learn More >

Scientist, NanoVision Diagnostics, Inc.

Panelists

Marissa Kuzirian, PhD

Executive Associate, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Kelly Picchione, PhD

Research Investigator, Knopp Biosciences

John Watkins, PhD | Learn More >

Senior Electrochemist, LumiShield Technologies


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speakers

Anthony DeLitto, PhD, PT, FAPT | Learn More >

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Olivera J. Finn, PhD | Learn More >
Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery

School of Medicine

Thomas E. Smithgall, PhD | Learn More >
William S. McEllroy Professor and Chair
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

First, Watch

View the K Award video in advance of this workshop. View the Video >

Second, Join Us

Take a closer look at how a study section works.

Moderator

Christine Milcarek, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Department of Immunology

Panelists

Michael S. Gold, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Neurobiology, Center for Pain Research

Michael Tsang, PhD | Learn More >

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speaker

Nathan Urban | Learn More >

Professor and Vice Chair, Neurobiology
Co-Director, CNBC
Associate Director, UPBI
Vice Provost for Special Projects

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Barbara L. Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Researchers are familiar with the NIH and NSF when applying for a grant, but there are a multitude of other funding resources where you can submit your application to advance your science. Discover the differences and similarities between types of research funding mechanisms, searching methods for locating these opportunities, and alerting services that can keep you up to date on selected funding announcements.

About the Speaker

Barbara L. FolbBarbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, is the Public Health Informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She teaches grant seeking classes to researchers in the health sciences at the University and to public health practitioners in the Mid Atlantic region through Pitt’s HRSA-funded Public Health Training Center. As liaison to the Graduate School of Public Health, she provides reference, information services, and training to the school. In 1994 she received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in 2010, also at Pitt. In 2008 and 2009 she was a NLM Informationist Fellow, doing research on the information practices of disaster first responders. Prior to joining HSLS she served as a librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, and at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Library. When not working, she frequently can be found playing the horn with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Quinta Voce woodwind quintet, and the Pittsburgh Horn Club.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F946 Presbyterian University Hospital
Kathleen Sidorovich, CRA
Director, Financial Research Administration
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Christine A. White
Assistant Director of Training
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Join us for an optional session exploring the expertise of Ms. Sidorovich and Ms. White on budgeting grants. This session is recommended for faculty members who hold or will soon apply for NIH grants. Light refreshments will be served.

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction by Dr. Julie Phillippi describing traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution as well as highlighting other lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. She will be joined by several panelists who will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions in academia. The majority of the session will be spent addressing questions from the audience. 

Moderator

Julie A. Phillippi, PhD | Learn More >
Assistant Professor,

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Panelists

Phillip D. Palmer, PhD, MS | Learn More >
Assistant Dean
Affiliated Faculty

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University

Kimberly Payne, PhD
Lecturer

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Valerie L. Reeves, PhD | Learn More >
Research Program Coordinator,
Concussion Research Lab

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Add to Calendar 02/23/2017 09:30 AM 02/23/2017 11:30 AM America/New_York Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia DPCD Workshop S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/23/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. It is customized for students in the later stages of their graduate program. This program will provide an overview of career planning strategies modified for a shortened and more urgent timeline. We will also discuss how to identify resources from the vast array that exist at the University and online.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. This seminar will highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options, including careers in academia. Engaging in career planning and professional development early in one’s doctoral studies will provide Pitt graduates a competitive advantage when they are ready to enter the workforce, regardless of their career path.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Julieta Martino, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

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Titles of This Month's Talk:

"Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair"

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

HS Core Facilities

Paul G. Wood, MS
Assistant Director for Core Facilities, OORHS

University of Pittsburgh | 445 Scaife Hall | (412) 648-9618  | pgw@pitt.edu

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center (BioMS Center) www.bioms.pitt.edu
Nathan Yates, PhD

Scientific Director; yatesn@pitt.edu; Mobile: (732) 718-9739

Genomics Research Core (DNA, RNA) www.genetics.pitt.edu
Janette Lamb, PhD

Assistant Director; jal18@pitt.edu; (412) 383-3146

Health Sciences Tissue Bank (HSTB) www.tissuebank.pitt.edu
Susan Kelly, MEd, QLS (ASCP)

Assistant Director; smk133@pitt.edu; (412) 864-6658

Peptide and Peptoid Synthesis Core www.peptide.pitt.edu
Kazi Islam

Manager; kazi@pitt.edu; (412) 383-9015

Small Molecule Biomarker Core (SMBC) www.biomarkers.pitt.edu
Samuel Poloyac, PhD PMP

Scientific Director; poloyac@pitt.edu; (412) 624-4595

CTSI Research Resources

Regulatory Knowledge and Support
Karen L. Schmidt, PhD
Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Center

Research Facilitator 

Shannon Valenti
Research Facilitator

HSLS Services

Renae Barger
Associate Director, Research, Instruction and Clinical Information Services

Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
Middle Atlantic Region 

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. This seminar will highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options, including careers in academia. Engaging in career planning and professional development early in one’s doctoral studies will provide Pitt graduates a competitive advantage when they are ready to enter the workforce, regardless of their career path.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:30am
1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center
Melissa Christianson, PhD
Medical Writer and Consultant
Whitsell Innovations, Inc.

Melissa Christianson, PhD, Medical Writer and Consultant at Whitsell Innovations, will host an informational session providing an overview of potential medical writing careers that combine scientific acumen and writing skills. Dr. Christianson will then discuss the Whitsell Innovations Internship Program, an 18-month, part-time, paid internship available to researchers interested in medical writing careers in the life sciences. The internship program is designed to be completed remotely so that current Pitt postdoctoral trainees can participate.

Whitsell Innovations is a certified woman-owned, full-service medical and scientific writing company headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Add to Calendar 02/03/2017 09:00 AM 02/03/2017 10:30 AM America/New_York Scope of Medical Communications: Opportunities for Scientist Writers and the WI Internship Program DPCD Workshop 1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conferenece Center 02/03/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will discuss whether or not to do a postdoc -- the benefits of choosing a postdoc, as well as the critical consideration when selecting a postdoc position vs. another type of position. In addition, a host of candidate position parameters that will help you to determine the optimal environment to support your individual career success will be discussed, such as how to find opportunities to advance your own research area, as well as the importance of a good fit with a PI/Mentor and research group who will be instrumental to your career plans.

Speakers

Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH | Learn More >
Associate Professor, Center for Aging and Population Health

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health

Yamnia I. Cortes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC | Learn More >
Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health

Add to Calendar 01/25/2017 03:00 PM 01/25/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 01/25/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Derek M. Miller, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Title of This Month's Talk:

"Reticular Formation Neurons with Vestibular Inputs Respond to Hindlimb Movement"

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speaker

Ann E. Thompson, MD, MHCPM | Learn More >

Vice Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Panelists

Grace Campbell, PhDGrace Campbell, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Campbell’s clinical experience is as a rehabilitation staff nurse, manager, and clinical educator. She received her PhD from Pitt School of Nursing in 2013, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship also at the School of Nursing, in cancer survivorship research. Dr. Campbell’s focus is on researching ways to maintain and improve physical function and decrease fall risk in people with chronic conditions. Currently she is completing a pilot study funded through the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation that traces the development and progression of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, impaired physical function, and falls in women receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. She teaches two practicum courses in the Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s Degree program.

Michael Jurczak, PhDMichael Jurczak, PhD recently joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor and member of the newly formed Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine (2015). Dr. Jurczak received his BS in Physiological Science from UCLA (2002) and his PhD in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition from the University of Chicago (2008). He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale University, in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Shulman, where he specialized in performing isotopic infusion studies in transgenic mice to assess glucose homeostasis and insulin action while investigating the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (2008-2011). Prior to arriving at Pitt, Dr. Jurczak was an Instructor in Medicine at Yale University where he divided his time between his own research program and serving as co-Director of the NIH-funded In Vivo Metabolism Core of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (2011-2015). Dr. Jurczak’s lab is primarily interested in the relationship between nutrient excess, mitochondrial overload and the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases, such as fatty liver, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Seema Lakdawala, PhDSeema S. Lakdawala, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her BSc in Natural Sciences at the University ­­of Texas in Austin, Texas and her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of California in San Diego, California. Dr. Lakdawala’s lab studies the molecular properties contributing to the epidemiological success of influenza A viruses to better predict future pandemics. There are two main areas of research in her lab 1) exploring the intracellular dynamics of influenza viral RNA assembly and 2) defining the viral properties necessary for efficient airborne transmission of influenza viruses.

Derrick Matthews, PhDDerrick Matthews, PhD joined the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in September 2015. His research is focused upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. Specifically, his work examines those mechanisms that explain these health disparities with the goal of designing interventions aimed at interrupting those processes that facilitate HIV-related health disparities. His current work is focused on the integration of biological assessment of HIV health status, such as viral suppression and ART use, among HIV surveillance studies of Black MSM in order to more accurately characterize the HIV care continuum.

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1102 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center
Heather Buechel, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Immunology

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Titles of This Month's Talks:

"The Role and Regulation of NKT Cell Activation in Adipose Tissue"

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:30am - 6:00pm
7th Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall

PROGRAM

A Two-Part Professional Writing Workshop for Faculty, Fellows, Postdocs, Graduate Students and Staff Presented by the Office of Academic Career Development,
along with the Humanities Center, and Partially Supported by the Office of the Provost Year of the Humanities Grants

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 | 7th Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Part 1

Sentence Structure

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Break

Lunch On Your Own

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Part 2*

Paragraph Development

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Book Sale & Signing

"Gopen's Reader Expectation Approach to the English Language:
A New Tweetment" | View Book >
$12.99 with Your Pitt Discount 

Part 1 of this workshop is a pre-requisite for Part 2.

*For attendees of Dr. Gopen's 2013 workshop, Part 1 will be a repeat. Although a refresher is recommended, those who attended Dr. Gopen's 2013 presentation
could attend Part 2 alone.

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SPEAKER

George D. Gopen, JD, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Duke University

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OVERVIEW

This two-part lecture will present a way of understanding how readers turn prose on a page into ideas in their minds. Dr. George D. Gopen has developed his Reader Expectation Approach to writing over the past 35 years, dramatically improving the writing abilities of thousands of professionals around the world. His central discovery can be stated simply: readers take the majority of their clues for the interpretive process not from word choice nor word meaning, but rather from the structural location of words. Where a word appears in a sentence will control most of the use to which that word will be put. We all know this intuitively as readers; Dr. Gopen will make it conscious in us as writers.

Reading and writing are not, as most people assume, 85% word choice and 15% structure; rather, they are 15% word choice and 85% structure. In trying to make sense of any English sentence, readers need to answer five essential questions correctly. If the reader gets even one wrong, the interpretation arrived at will not be the one the writer intended.

The five questions:

    1.    What is going on here?
    2.    Whose story is this?
    3.    How does this sentence connect backwards to the previous sentence?
    4.    How does this sentence lean forwards to the next sentence?

    5.    What are the pieces of information in this sentence that should be read 
           with special emphasis?

Remarkably, the interpretive clues to the answers to all five of these essential questions are sent to the reader not through word choice, but rather through structural location. Where a particular word shows up in a sentence -- and not what that word is -- controls the way that word will be interpretively processed. Readers of professional English prose have relatively fixed expectations of where in the structure of any unit of discourse to look for the arrival of certain kinds of substance. Stated more simply, readers know where to look for what.

The Reader Expectation Approach has been recognized as a paradigm shift in the teaching of writing. Dr. Gopen is the recipient of the Legal Writing Institute’s 2011 Golden Pen Award – a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the field of legal writing. His article “The Science of Scientific Writing” has been recognized by American Scientist as one of the 36 “Classic Articles” in its 100-year history of publication. The Canadian government now uses this new approach in the drafting and revision of all of its federal legislation. In sum, it works.

TESTIMONIALS

2013 Workshop Attendees

"This has been the most useful professional development seminar I have attended in years. It gave me tools to use for improving my writing in a clear,
no-nonsense way."

"This program brought to light issues that I have never even considered problematic in regards to my writing."

"Everyone who writes needs this seminar."

REGISTRATION

Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED.

This workshop is FREE.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2016 08:30 AM 11/30/2016 06:00 PM America/New_York Academic Writing from the Reader's Perspective A Two-Part Professional Writing Workshop for Faculty, Fellows, Postocs and Graduate Students Presented by the Office of Academic Career Development, along with the Humanities Center and Partially Supported by the Office of the Provost and the Year of the Humanities Grants 7th Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall 11/30/2016 Office of Academic Career Development

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
John D. Merriman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, School of Nursing

The development of a Career Development Plan (also known as an Individual Development Plan –IDP) is a critical component of your advanced training. Join a panel of your peers as they share how they used their career development plans to stay focused upon their career goals. A significant portion of the session will be devoted to addressing questions posed by members of the audience.

Add to Calendar 11/17/2016 03:00 PM 11/17/2016 05:00 PM America/New_York Career Development Plan: A Purposeful Approach to Achieving Your Career Goals The development of a Career Development Plan (also known as an Individual Development Plan –IDP) is a critical component of your advanced training. Join a panel of your peers as they share how they used their career development plans to stay focused upon their career goals. A significant portion of the session will be devoted to addressing questions posed by members of the audience. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fuel & Fuddle Restaurant

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Contact

Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Elise Fouquerel, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Timothy N. Perkins, PhD
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Titles of This Month's Talks:

Elise Fouquerel, PhD | "Deciphering the Mechanisms of Oxidative DNA Damage Repair at Telomeres"

Timothy N. Perkins, PhD | "The Role of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products (RAGE) in Asthma and Allergic Airways Disease"

To learn more about the speakers, click here.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2016 12:30 PM 11/14/2016 01:30 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 11/14/2016 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Speakers

Jeremy P. Somers, PhD

Scientific Director, Office of Research, Health Sciences

Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD Learn More >

Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
Office of Research, Health Sciences

Barbara L. Folb, MM, MLS, MPH Learn More >
Public Health Informationist, University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System 

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Calendar

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Contact

Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peter A. Friedman, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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.

Learn More about Bruce Freeman and Peter Friedman >

Add to Calendar 11/3/2016 08:30 AM 11/3/2016 10:30 AM America/New_York Developing Competitive Grant Applications 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. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Brooke LaFlamme, PhD
Senior Editor, Nature Genetics

This presentation will provide an overview of the editorial process at Nature Genetics, including how we prioritize papers in our current focus areas. Dr. LaFlamme will discuss specific case studies and provide advice for how to prepare your manuscript for priority at your target journal. Finally, she will briefly introduce some of the current and ongoing initiatives at Nature journals that are aimed at providing the highest quality author and referee services.  

Learn More About Our Speaker >

Add to Calendar 10/27/2016 08:30 AM 10/27/2016 10:30 AM America/New_York Workshop: Publishing in High-Impact Journals: An Editor's Perspective S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 10/27/2016 Office of Academic Career Development

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Brooke LaFlamme, PhD
Senior Editor, Nature Genetics

This presentation will provide an overview of the editorial process at Nature Genetics, including how they prioritize papers in their current focus areas and how the publication process works at scientific journals more generally. Dr. LaFlamme will discuss how to best organize and present your manuscript prior to submission, from an editor’s perspective.

Learn More About Our Speaker >

Add to Calendar 10/26/2016 03:00 PM 10/26/2016 5:00 PM America/New_York The Scientific Publication Process: An Editor's Perspective This presentation will provide an overview of the editorial process at Nature Genetics, including how they prioritize papers in their current focus areas and how the publication process works at scientific journals more generally. Dr. LaFlamme will discuss how to best organize and present your manuscript prior to submission, from an editor’s perspective. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alumni Hall, Auditorium and Cathedral Views Gallery, 7th floor
Dennis Yablonsky
CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

This interactive workshop, presented by the Office of Academic Career Development–Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging opportunities in today’s job market. The featured guest speaker, Dennis Yablonsky, Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its Affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, will be joined by professionals from science-related fields who will facilitate roundtable discussions about career prospects in a variety of
employment settings.

Register for the SCIENCE2016 Career Symposium >

Add to Calendar 10/19/2016 03:00 PM 10/19/2016 05:00 PM America/New_York SCIENCE2016 Career Symposium This interactive workshop is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging opportunities in today’s job market. Alumni Hall, 7th Floor 10/19/2016 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Derek M. Miller, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Title of This Month's Talk:

"Reticular Formation Neurons with Vestibular Inputs Respond to Hindlimb Movement"

To learn more about the speaker, click here.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Add to Calendar 10/19/2016 12:30 PM 10/19/2016 01:30 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc "Reticular formation neurons with vestibular inputs respond to hindlimb movement" by Derek M. Miller, PhD S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 10/19/2016 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1105 BC Scaife Hall

Speakers

Sarah Morgan | Learn More >

Manager of Recruiting and Client Services, Pitt Office of Human Resources

Darlene F. Zellers, PhD | Learn More >
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

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This session's registration is now closed.

Calendar

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Contact

Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
11th Floor Scaife Hall

The First Annual Med Ed Day celebrates the educational innovations and scholarship of students, fellows, residents, and faculty across all Schools of the Health Sciences. The event is sponsored by the UPSOM Academy of Master Educators (AME), in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs, UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean and the Office of Academic Career Development.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE *UPDATED*

Friday, September 30, 2016

12 to 1 PM | Scaife Hall Lecture Room 5

Keynote Speaker:
Steven L. Kanter, MD

Dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City, SOM, Former Vice Dean, University of Pittsburgh, SOM | View Biography  

1 PM | Remainder of Program on 11th Floor Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Registration Opens

1:30 to 2:30 PM

FIRST Poster Session showcasing educational scholarship 

2:30 to 4:15 PM

MED Talks describing educational innovations | View the Speakers

4:30 to 5:30 PM

Educational Resource Fair featuring SOM and University-wide resource support for Educator Development 

5:30 to 6:30 PM

SECOND Poster Session showcasing educational scholarship

5:30 to 7 PM

AME Networking Reception
Meet the attendees, presenters, and members of the AME 

PROGRAM BOOK

Download the 2016 Med Ed Day Program Book >

REGISTRATION

I am a member of the University community registering for Med Ed Day AND submitting an abstract. *ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED*

► I am a member of the University community registering for Med Ed Day, but I am NOT submitting an abstract. *REGISTRATION CLOSED*

CONTACT

UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean
Phone: (412) 648-9000


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Vietnam Veteran's Pavilion, Schenley Park

Postdocs and their friends and families are invited to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. Enjoy a variety of free activities for everyone including caricature drawings, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, lawn games, etc. This event requires advance registration. The deadline to register is Sunday, September 18th!

Get Directions to the Veteran's Pavilion >

Add to Calendar 09/22/2016 05:00 PM 09/12/2016 8:00 PM America/New_York UPPDA Fall Picnic Postdocs and their friends and families are invited to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. Veteran's Pavilion, Schenley Plaza 09/29/2016 aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC
Director of Career Services, Student Affairs
Graduate School of Public Health

How does one prepare written documents that communicate relevant experience to those who offer employment outside of the Academy? This workshop will reveal and explore strategies used to effectively prepare and market oneself to those in industry, government and non-profit organizations. 

Learn More about the Speaker >

Add to Calendar 09/20/2016 03:00 PM 09/20/2016 5:00 PM America/New_York CV to Resume: What Employers Look For This workshop will reveal and explore strategies used to effectively prepare and market oneself to those in industry, government and non-profit organizations. S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

Learn More about the Speaker >

Add to Calendar 09/14/2016 03:00 PM 09/14/2016 5:00 PM America/New_York Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents. S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower MM/DD/YYYY aNhizTZmrziWHUSRwmVQ18446

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Joseph E. Candiello, PhD
Department of Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Title of This Month's Talk:

"Engineering Islet Organoids: Chemical, Mechanical, and Cellular Considerations"

To learn more about the speaker, click here.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Cassandra L. Thiel, PhD
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Title of This Month's Talk:

"Improving Efficiency in Medicine: Quantifying Environmental Emissions and Resource-Use of Surgery"

To learn more about the speaker, click here.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room & Ballroom

Data & Dine Logo

How Postdoctoral Training Contributes to
Advancing the University’s Research Enterprise

Data & Dine is a scientific poster session and networking dinner for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates and scholars to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators. Due to the professional nature of the event, attendance is restricted to adults. Business casual attire.

Poster Session: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
                         Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
                         Associate Professor of Surgery

 

Poster Registration Deadline: 12 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016

Please select an option below to begin the registration process:

 I am a postdoctoral fellow registering for dinner AND submitting an abstract.

► I am a member of the University community registering for dinner, but I am NOT submitting an abstract. 

Travel Awards for Best Poster Presentations

Click HERE for Judging Guidelines

Posters may feature work previously presented, planned to be presented at other local or national meetings, as well as works in progress (including experimental designs and preliminary results). Postdocs who do not yet have research at Pitt warranting a poster submission are also encouraged to attend.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1105 Scaife Hall

*THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THIS EVENT*

Are you a 2016 Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium poster presenter? Want to gain some extra experience delivering your elevator pitch and entice more visitors to check out your poster?

Prepare a 5-minute talk to give an overview of the data you will present at Data & Dine. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so only the top abstracts in each category will be selected.

The deadline to sign-up for the Data Blitz presentation has been extended to May 6th at 12 PM. Selected participants will be notified on the evening of May 6th.

 I am a postdoc, who HAS submitted my Data & Dine abstract, and wish to participate in the Data Blitz.

 I am a postdoc, and I HAVE NOT yet submitted my abstract to Data & Dine. (Once you submit your abstract to Data & Dine, you will receive a separate link to participate in the Data Blitz)

► I am a member of the University community registering to attend the Data Blitz. I am NOT giving a talk.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1105 AB Scaife Hall
John S. Maier, PhD, MD
Director of Research and Development
Department of Family Medicine

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Click here to view full program curriculum.

For questions or additional information, contact:
Ora Weisz, PhD
Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine | Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences | Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Fax: 412-383-8956 | Email:weisz@pitt.edu | website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room
Judy L. Cameron, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Pitt Science Outreach
Director, Working For Kids: Building Skills
University of Pittsburgh
This workshop will provide strategies and tips for presenting posters to a wide audience. You will learn how to engage your audience, emphasize your message, and deliver your poster as an easily understandable story. Developing your confidence with these skills is critical to communicate your story efficiently and effectively to advance your career. 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Frances Belmonte, PhD
Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine and Vascular Medicine Institute

Title of This Month's Talk:

"PIF1 Helicase Ablation Causes Mitochondrial Complex I Deficiency and Obesity"

To learn more about the speaker, click here.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall
Thomas J. Songer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
School of Public Health

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For questions or additional information, contact:
Ora Weisz, PhD
Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine | Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences | Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Fax: 412-383-8956 | Email:weisz@pitt.edu | website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lecture Rooms #5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall

Special Feature Presentation

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall

Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Time

Presenter:

Brigid Schulte - Author and award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine; Director, New America Foundation's Better Life Lab

Discover how the pressure of feeling like we never have enough time to do it all distorts our experience of time and stresses our relationships within and outside our workplaces.

Book Signing & Reception

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lobby

"Overwhelmed" copies may be purchased or you may bring your own copy to be signed by Brigid Schulte. Light refreshments will be served.

View the PDF Flyer >

NOTE: If you have already registered for these sessions on the Women in Medicine and Science Forum form, you do not need to re-register.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 (All day) - Friday, April 8, 2016 (All day)
UPMC Conference Center, 11th Floor Scaife Hall; Lecture Rooms 5 & 6 Scaife Hall

DAY ONE: Thursday, April 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Check-In Begins
Conference Center, 11th Floor Scaife Hall

1:00 p.m.

Welcome
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD - Director, Office of Academic Career Development

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Presentation

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Presenter: Laura VanderkamAuthor and Speaker

“Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be a confirmed truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make huge sacrifices. She’s unlikely to have a happy marriage, quality time with her kids (assuming she can have kids at all), a social life, hobbies, or even a decent night’s sleep. But what if that’s not the whole story? What if all those tragic anecdotes ignore the women who quietly but consistently do just fine with the juggle? Instead of relying on scattered stories, Laura Vanderkam, in her book, "I know How She Does It", adds hard data to the debate. Based on hour-by-hour time logs from 1001 days in the lives of working mothers earning at least $100,000 a year, this book shows how these women spend the 168 hours that every one of us has each week. Case studies and interviews document how women make time to advance in their careers, enjoy family activities, and pursue their own passions. Based on these strategies, "I Know How She Does It" offers a framework for anyone who wants to thrive at work and life. 

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Making Connections Through Strategic Networking
Presenter:

Kathy W. Humphrey - Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Chief of Staff, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, University of Pittsburgh

Discover how professional journeys are shaped by personal experiences with networking.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Networking Exercise
Facilitators:
 Anne M. Robertson, PhD - William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering - Director of the Center for Faculty Experience - Swanson School of Engineering

Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Research Associate Professor of Immunology - School of Medicine - Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations, University of Pittsburgh

Enhance your networking capabilities and discover the enjoyment of networking through this hands-on speed networking session.  

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dinner Break On Your Own

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall
 

Featured Special Presentation

Overwhelmed:  Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Presenter: Brigid Schulte - Author and award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine; Director of the New America Foundation's Better Life Lab

Overwhelmed is a book about time pressure and modern life. It is a deeply reported and researched, honest and often hilarious journey from feeling that, as one character in the book said, time is like a “rabid lunatic” running naked and screaming as your life flies past you, to understanding the historical and cultural roots of the overwhelm, how worrying about all there is to do and the pressure of feeling like we never have enough time to do it all, or do it well, is “contaminating” our experience of time, how time pressure and stress is resculpting our brains and shaping our workplaces, our relationships and squeezing the space that the Greeks said was the point of living a Good Life: that elusive moment of peace called leisure. Author Brigid Schulte was driven by two questions, "Why are things the way they are?" and "How can they be better?" The answers she found are illuminating, perplexing and ultimately hopeful. The book both outlines the structural and policy changes needed – already underway in small pockets – and mines the latest human performance and motivation science to show the way out of the overwhelm and toward a state that time use researchers call Time Serenity.

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Book Signing and Reception
"Overwhelmed" copies may be purchased or you may bring your own copy to be signed by Brigid Schulte. Light refreshments will be served.

DAY TWO: Friday, April 8, 2016

7:45 a.m.

Check-In Begins

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Individual Career Consultations - Ask a Guide for Direction

You will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus. Have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. Registration for this session will close March 18th. Those registrants will be contacted the following week via email and given instructions for choosing a career guide.

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED*

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed: Where Does Your Time Go?

Presenter: Cheryl SchmidtConsultant

You’re buried in work, right? Too many emails, crazy-impossible deadlines looming, and projects on your to-do list--which keeps expanding! Do you sometimes look at your workspace with utter dread? This  stress-busting, sanity-saving workshop, Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed!, delivers practical tips, techniques, and strategies for getting organized and taking control of your time — right away!

12:00 p.m.

Closing

Participants are encouraged to donate to Dress for Success Pittsburgh. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2016 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

NOTE: As of Monday, March 28th, participants are still welcome to register for sessions, excluding the Individual Career Guide Consultations, but your names will not be able to be printed in the 2016 Women in Medicine and Science program book.