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

Speakers

Springboard Speaker - Barbara 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.

Jeremy P. Somers, PhD
Scientific Director
Office of Research, Health Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

Springboard Speaker - Jennifer WoodwardJennifer E. Woodward, PhD is currently Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Research Operations and professor of surgery and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. As AVP, Dr. Woodward provides leadership and strategic direction for the University’s research operations and oversees the Office of Research. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Woodward  was assistant  dean  for  faculty  affairs  in  the  University  of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and executive director for research  and  academic  affairs  at  the  Thomas  E.  Starzl Transplantation Institute. Dr. Woodward’s academic career began in physiology-based orthopaedic research and evolved to  the  field  of  transplantation  immunology, where  she explored  the  models  and  mechanisms  of  transplantation tolerance. Dr.  Woodward’s teaching and mentoring have been multifaceted. From  her  breadth  of  experiences,  Dr. Woodward  has  a  strong  understanding  of  the  academic landscape and a long history and commitment to the professional development of faculty, staff, and students. She frequently is invited to present lectures and workshops for faculty and trainees on academic success, networking, and negotiation. Dr. Woodward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Presbyterian College, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a PhD in microbiology and immunology from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

About the Seminar

This interactive seminar for postdoctoral trainees, who are non-native English speakers, will give you the opportunity to:

  • Expand your cultural intelligence
  • Learn how to tell your science story
  • Practice describing your data
  • Improve your presentation skills

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Instructors

Mallory Fix Lopez, MS Ed/TESOL | Learn More
Applied Linguist

Owner, language connectED

Rebecca Toner, MS Ed/TESOL | Learn More
Applied Linguist

Chief Learning Officer (CLO), language connectED

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How to Apply

This seminar is FREE; however, enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Priority admission is based on number of years in training. This seminar involves a formal commitment and pre-work assignment in order to attend.

Requirement 1: Letter of Support

You must provide a letter of support from your PI that indicates his or her support of your career and provides permission for you to attend this half-day seminar.

Requirement 2: Pre-Work Assignment

In order to reach the highest level of effectiveness in the shortest amount of time, you will prepare a three- to five-minute presentation (no more than five PowerPoint slides) of your scientific work prior to the course.

Your presentation will answer:

1.      Who am I?
2.      What do I do?
3.      What is my current research focus?
4.      Where am I currently in my research?
5.      What direction do I hope to take in my research?

Please print your PowerPoint presentation (one slide per page) and take it to the workshop with you. 

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Application Deadline

Please apply no later than Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this seminar, please email dpcd@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-8486.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
University Club, College Room

Kick back and meet your colleagues at this optional, informal reception. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
O'Hara Student Union - Second Floor Ballroom

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools used to develop an effective network, yet many users do not know how to get the most out of the platform. This program will focus on the major concepts of LinkedIn; creating a profile, making connections and finding opportunities, for both first time and experienced users. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to ensure their profiles stand out and are targeted to attract the people or organizations who can help them advance their careers.

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DPCD Workshop Speaker - Sam Musselman

Sam Musselman is an internship associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance, where he assists students in finding and obtaining internships and other experiential learning opportunities. He leads the office’s LinkedIn programming and works closely with a wide range of students, alumni, staff, and employers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his BS in Psychology in 2011, and subsequently worked for WPIC-UPMC in a developmental psychopathology research lab for five years. Currently, he is pursuing his MBA part-time at Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

 

Add to Calendar 11/08/2017 03:00 PM 11/08/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence DPCD Professionalism Series Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Second Floor Ballroom 11/08/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will focus on appropriately organizing and budgeting time at any stage of training to maximize productivity. This is NOT just a time management workshop. The goal of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how to successfully juggle tasks--in both work and life--to be as effective as possible in the workplace. The workshop will be highly interactive and will encourage you to get started on the “re-sequencing” of work and life events for increased success.

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Speaker

Tullia C. Bruno, PhD is a research assistant professor in the Department of Immunology. She directs Dr. Dario Vignali’s translational lab at the Hillman Cancer Center and conducts her own research on the function of tumor infiltrating B cells in non-small cell lung cancer patients. She began her training in the lab as an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and decided to pursue a PhD in Immunology (with a focus in cancer immunology) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD as a result. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado where she was also actively involved in the postdoctoral association, serving as President in the last year of her fellowship. As a new faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, she is actively involved in all Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) programs, which provide funding for Dr. Bruno’s research. Outside of her academic research, she is also very interested in science policy and communication, and is an advocate for the postdoctoral community by serving on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors. Throughout her training, she has learned how to re-sequence work tasks to optimize productivity, which is the focus of this interactive workshop.  

 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Place

Overview

This interactive workshop, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development, 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 employment opportunities in today’s job market.

Dr. Urban will discuss how doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees can leverage their advanced scientific and analytic reasoning skills to solve challenging problems working in a wide variety of scientific professions. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of local professionals from science-related fields who will lead roundtable discussions about career prospects in a range of employment settings such as academia, industry, and government organizations.

Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote Speaker

SCIENCE2017 Speaker - Nathan UrbanNathan Urban, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology
Co-director of the Center for Neural Basis Cognition
Associate Director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute

Program Book

The SCIENCE 2017 Career Symposium book is exclusively online.
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Coffee

There will be light refreshments served during the Symposium. Looking for a Starbucks? Dunkin Donuts?

Lactation Rooms
The University Club has a lactation room on the Lower-Level, Nursing room. There are two chairs, a small table, and outlet/power source next to the restroom. Use is first-come, first-serve. Doors lock from the inside. Room contact is Rosemarie Basso, rob42@pitt.edu

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Restrooms

Guest bathrooms are located on the 2nd and 4th Floor. Single Occupancy Restrooms

Questions

If you need to speak to an event coordinator or have a general question during the Symposium, please tweet us at @dpcdatpitt.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Speakers

SPRINGBOARD Speaker - Sarah MorganSarah Morgan is currently the manager of the Recruiting and Client Services department within the Office of Human Resources at the University of Pittsburgh. Sarah has worked in this department since August of 2012 starting as a Recruiter and later a Senior Recruiter. Sarah has over 10 years of recruiting and hiring experience in various industries including staffing and retail. Sarah obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Oklahoma and recently completed her MBA from the KATZ Graduate School of Business. Sarah and her husband are both originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two old English bulldogs, Penny and Uno, going out to eat or going for hikes in the local parks or the many state parks near Pittsburgh.

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SPRINGBOARD Speaker - Darlene ZellersDarlene F. Zellers, PhD, is associate vice chancellor for academic career development, health sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh; director of the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD), Health Sciences; director of the Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences; and associate dean for postdoctoral affairs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In her leadership role with the OACD, she is responsible for developing professional career development programs and services for biomedical scientists and clinicians within the University’s six schools of the health sciences, and providing oversight to the university-wide Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. The OACD serves the University’s academic health science community, including graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows, and faculty at every level of experience, by providing full-spectrum academic career development guidance, training, and support. With regard to postdoctoral affairs, she is additionally responsible for overseeing postdoctoral training and professional career development across the schools of the health sciences.

Darlene joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 as director of the Office of Summer Sessions and Continuing Education, and, in 1997, became associate dean of continuing education and summer programs in the College of General Studies. She previously held administrative posts at the Community College of Allegheny County and Duquesne University. Throughout Darlene’s career, she has held leadership roles in continuing education professional organizations, has been recognized by the College Board Office of Adult Learning Services as a leading practitioner in continuing education, and has received national awards for academic program development and marketing. She has published in the fields of continuing higher education and professional career development and her research interests are academic cultures, professional career development, and program development. Darlene received a BS in individual and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She received an MA in administrative and policy studies and a PhD in higher education administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (All day) - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day)
University Club, Ballrooms A and B

October 3, 2017 | University Club | Day One

8am

Check-In Begins

8:30am
Ballroom B

Introduction and Welcome

Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
8:30–9:15am
Ballroom B

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices

Association of Women in Science

9:15–9:30am

Break

9:30–10:30am
Ballroom B

Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
Professor of Business Administration

University of Pittsburgh

Dean of School of Pharmacy
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Professor of
  Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

Senior Vice-Dean
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY                
10:30–10:45am
Break
10:45–11:45am
Ballroom B 

Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non‐Promotable Tasks

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
11:45am–1pm Lunch on Own
1–2pm
Ballroom B

 

The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia

Professor of Ophthalmology and Director
Office for Women's Careers
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2–2:15pm Break
2:15–3:15pm
Ballroom B

Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking

Association of Women in Science 
3:15–3:30pm Break
3:30–4:30pm
Ballroom B

 

Taking Your Networking to the Next Level: From Connections to Collaborations

Pitt Moderator and Panelists

Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
 
Panelists:
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Professor
Department of Immunology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean, Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean for Research
John A. Swanson Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
4:30–5:30pm
Ballroom A
Meet and Greet the Presenters and Panelists
Hors d’oeuvre Reception

October 4, 2017 | University Club | Day Two

8am
Ballroom A*
Continental Breakfast Reception
*Updated
8:30–9:45am
Ballroom A
 
9:45–10:00am Break
10–11:30am
Ballroom B

Saying No So You Can Say Yes

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
University of Oregon
11:30am Closing

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Presentations

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce:
Beyond Best Practices
Best practices have been developed that can make the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in science and engineering more gender equitable. This session will focus on how individuals can leverage those strategies into effective techniques for their own mentorship and sponsorship, networking, and professional interactions for career advancement. 

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Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion
Senior academic leaders will discuss the academic obstacles that impede the retention and advancement of women faculty and the institutional challenges to implementing transformative change. Pitt Policies and Practices For Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community Resource List

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling with "No"
Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non-Promotable Tasks
Gender differences in task allocations may sustain vertical gender segregation in labor markets. Dr. Vesterlund will report on studies examining the allocation of a task that everyone prefers be completed by someone else (writing a report, serving on a committee, etc.) and will present evidence that women more than men volunteer, are asked to volunteer, and accept requests to volunteer for such tasks. Beliefs that women, more than men, say yes to tasks with low promotability appear as an important driver of these differences. If women hold tasks that are less promotable than those held by men, then women will progress more slowly in organizations.

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The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia
You can look at the pipeline in a negative light (and that is appropriate), but Dr. Masur suggests that you should not stop there because, in addition, you can look at it another way. She argues that we are at a tipping point. In this presentation, Dr. Masur will examine a) case studies that illustrate how progress has been made, b) the role of diverse teams in improving scientific progress and impact, c) institutional and national programs that make a difference in gender equity, and d) how to celebrate success to create positive feedback loops.

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Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking
Networking is an important component for career success and, when strategically implemented, can be utilized to advance one’s career. This interactive workshop will cover the various forms of networking, incorporate small group discussions on the benefits and challenges related to networking, and provide tips and techniques that can immediately be put into action to improve one’s networking skills.

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Taking Your Networking to the Next Level:
From Connections to Collaborations
A panel of accomplished academic scientists will share their experiences building collaborative relationships and offer insights and advice on how to identify and cultivate relationships with potential collaborators.

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*Individual Career Consultations: Ask a Guide for Direction
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. *By prior appointment. Inquire at the check-in desk about possible cancellations.
2017 WIMS Forum Career Guides

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Saying No So You Can Say Yes
As women in academia, we’re conditioned to see opportunity as a scarce commodity. When one presents itself, no matter what it may be or how much time we may not have, we feel pressure to say yes because another one might not come along. However, not every yes is created equal. In fact, a no can often be the best thing for you and everyone involved. This workshop, "Saying No So You Can Say Yes", teaches how to embrace your true purpose, identify the projects that support it, and most importantly, say no to the ones that don’t. When all's said and done, you won’t be judged by how many things you did, but by how effective they were.
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Dress for Success

Dress for Success Pittsburgh LogoDress for Success (DFS) initiatives empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tool s to help women thrive in work and in life. DFS Pittsburgh is the primary advocate for at-risk women who are in the critical transition to re-employment. Their aim is to assist women in need by providing them professional clothing for interviews and career success. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2017 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

Participant Index

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 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, lawn games, etc. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 PM. This event requires advance registration.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The right journals can increase the dissemination and impact of your publications. In this interactive session, learn how to balance impact factors, publishing models, and other factors, and become familiar with free online tools to identify best-fit journals. Finally, defang predatory publishers and their journals by learning to recognize and avoid them!

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Speaker

DPCD Workshop Speaker - Andrea Ketchum

Andrea M. Ketchum, MS, MLIS is a Research and Instruction Librarian and the Scholarly Communication Liaison for the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), with a secondary appointment as Faculty Librarian at Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She teaches scholarly communication and data management and is a faculty member of the HSLS Systematic Review Workshop. As such, she presents classes and workshops on all aspects of academic publishing, research, research metrics, and public access management, often bridging the communication gaps between awardees and the NIH. She is currently co-chairing a new committee for the national Medical Library Association with support from the National Library of Medicine to update the MEDLINE Core Clinical Journals filter in PubMed. Her academic background is in Medical Informatics and Health Information Systems. She has served at HSLS since 2002. 

 

Add to Calendar 09/19/2017 03:00 PM 09/19/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications DPCD Professionalism Series Worskhop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 09/19/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST)

The Second 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

Friday, September 8, 2017

11:30 AM | Starzl BST South Lobby

Registration Opens

Noon to 1 PM | S100 Starzl BST

Keynote:
"Mitigating Unconscious Racial Bias in Medicine: at the Bedside, in the Lecture Hall, and During the Medical School Interview"

Keynote Speaker:
Quinn Capers IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Dean for Admissions,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine | View Biography

1 to 3 PM | Starzl BST South Lobby

Poster Session showcasing educational scholarship

3 to 4:30 PM | S100 Starzl BST

MED Talks describing educational innovations | Preview the Talks

4:30 to 6 PM
Starzl BST South Lobby

AME Networking Reception and Resource Fair
Meet the attendees, presenters, and members of the AME and browse SOM and University-wide resource support for educator development 

REGISTRATION

► Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

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CONTACT

UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean
Phone: (412) 648-9000
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Mentored Career Development Awards (a.k.a. K Awards) are the National Institute of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. 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.

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Speaker

Know Your K Speaker - Mark RobertsMark S. Roberts, MD, MPP | Learn More
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2017 03:00 PM 09/06/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application OACD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 09/06/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

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

About the 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

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.

 

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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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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

Add to Calendar 03/16/2017 03:00 PM 03/16/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Mock K Study Section S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/16/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

 

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.

Add to Calendar 03/02/2017 03:00 PM 03/02/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio--Grant Resources on the Web S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/02/2017 Office of Academic Career Development


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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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, 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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Add to Calendar 02/21/2017 12:00 PM 02/21/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room 02/21/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

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.

More about the Presenter

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Add to Calendar 02/17/2017 12:00 PM 02/17/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/17/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

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.

Add to Calendar 02/15/2017 12:00 PM 02/15/2017 01:00 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc Forum UPPDA Event S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/15/2017 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

 

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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Add to Calendar 02/09/2017 12:00 PM 02/09/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room 02/09/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

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.

Learn More about the Whitsell Innovations Internship Program >

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"

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 01/18/2017 12:00 PM 01/18/2017 01:00 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc UPPDA Seminar S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 01/18/2017 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

 

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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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 12/12/2016 12:30 PM 12/12/2016 01:30 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc Heather Buechel, PhD Location of the event 12/12/2016 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

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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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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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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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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 

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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!

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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