Events

Mon, Dec 2
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Dec 3
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Braulio Bonilla Villagran
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "ATR Signaling Uncouples the Role of RAD51 Paralogs in Homologous Recombination and Replication Stress Response"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Ka-Wei Tang, MD, PhD
Title: Principal Investigator, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Lecture Title: Seq and Destroy - Identifying Viral Targets in Cancer

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4:00 pm 2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series @ S100A, Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Speaker: Ivet Bahar, PhD
Title: Distinguished Professor, John K. Vries Professor, and Chair of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Network Models in Biology: From Biomolecular Mechanisms to Chromosomal Dynamics to Systems Pharmacology

Introducing Dr. Bahar and leading a discussion following the lecture will be Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine.

Dr. Bahar’s research has advanced our understanding of the basic principles and mechanisms of function of biological systems at multiple scales, from molecular to cellular and systems levels. She and colleagues have developed novel theoretical and computational models and methods, using fundamental theories and methods of physical sciences and engineering and advances in machine learning to help understand the dynamics of molecular machines, large complexes and assemblies, and biomolecular interactions in the cell.

Dr. Bahar explores protein–protein and protein–drug interactions and their effects on cellular signaling, regulation, and apoptotic events, using various theoretical and computational approaches. Broadly, Dr. Bahar seeks to translate knowledge from molecular-to-cellular computations and theoretical modeling into biomedical, clinical, and pharmacological applications. She and her colleagues also enable the effective dissemination of tools and training to a new generation of scientists to use cutting-edge methods of physical sciences, engineering, and machine learning to advance research and technology development in life sciences.

Dr. Bahar’s honors and awards include a Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from Pitt and the 2019 Kadir Has Outstanding Achievement Award from Kadir Has University in Istanbul, among many others. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and her chemistry PhD at Istanbul Technical University.

Please join us for the December 3 lecture by one of today’s renowned scientists.

Wed, Dec 4
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Frank Bontempo, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Lecture Title: TBA

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Title: Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Infectious Disease/Microbiology
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of telomerase inhibition by oxidized and therapeutic dNTPs

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Drs. Heidi Donovan, Grace Campbell, Young Ji Lee, and Teresa Thomas
Title: Women's Cancer Research Collaborative
Lecture Title: Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Caregiver Support on Health Outcomes

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Thu, Dec 5
8:30 am Oncomine Days: Clinical Oncology Education Series @ UPMC Shadyside Hospital--West Wing, Classroom A/B

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Please Join Thermo Fisher, UPMC, and the sciVelo/Innovation Institute for a day of seminars focusing on next generation sequencing for clinical and translational research. Dr. Steve Shapiro, UPMC’s CMO/CSO will kick off the day, followed by seminars related to precision genomics, immuno-oncology, and immune response profiling. During lunch, learn more about how NGS has been implemented at UPMC for solid tumor profiling and the impact is has on patients and treatment selection. Finish off the day with learning more about the use of methylation as a important biomarker for prostate cancer and other indications. Full agenda to follow.

8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center / Cancer Biology Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Brodsky, PhD
Title: Avinoff Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Molecular chaperones, cellular protein quality control and cancer

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: P. Daniel Patterson, PhD
Title: James O. Page Professor of Emergency Health Care Worker Safety, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: From Anecdote to Evidence: Fatigue and Teamwork in Emergency Medical Services

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Patterson’s research focuses on safety in emergency care settings.   

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Dec 6
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor Research Seminar Series @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Jeremy S. Tilstra, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: T Cell Exhaustion at the Crossroads of Autoimmunity and Cancer
12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

1:00 pm Pittsburgh Chromatin Club Mini-Symposium @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Classroom B/C
Speaker: See attached flier for list of presenters and times

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Mon, Dec 9
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: John A. Kellum, MD
Title: Professor of Critical Care Medicine Research, and Professor of Critical Care Medicine, of Medicine (Division of Renal-Electrolyte), School of Medicine; of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: The Inconvenient Truth about Acute Kidney Injury

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Kellum’s research focuses on treating critical illness, including acute kidney injury and sepsis.    

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Tue, Dec 10
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: William J. Kaiser
Title: Inzen Therapeutics, New York, New York
Lecture Title: Harnessing Anit-viral Necroptosis to Identify Host Cell Factors Essential for Infection

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Wed, Dec 11
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Diwakar Davar, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Melanoma/Phase I Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: TLR9 Agonism in Melanoma: Making Cold Tumors Hot, and Hot Tumors Hotter

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Dec 12
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Dec 13
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

11:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: David J. Konieczkowski, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture Title: Towards Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

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12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Dec 16
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Pilar Ramos, PhD
Title: Medical Science Liaison, Caris Life Sciences; Northeast Regional Medical Science Liaison
Lecture Title: Caris Precision Oncology and UPMC Neuro Oncology – Present and Future

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Tue, Dec 17
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Joel Rosenbaum, PhD
Title: Department of Biological Sciences
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "Effective mismatch repair depends on timely control of PCNA retention on DNA by the Elg1 complex"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Paul W. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, The University of Michigan Hospitals, Dept of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, University of Michigan Health System
Lecture Title: "Do Genomic Changes Predict Classification and Behavior of Cutaneous Carcinomas?

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1:30 pm Special Seminar @ Herberman Room 201A
Speaker: Li Lily Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Staff, Dept of Translational Hematology & Oncology, Research Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Lecture Title: VISTA, the next generation immune checkpoint protein for cancer immunotherapy

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3:00 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center, Room A, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Kelly L. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Dermatology, University of Michigan
Lecture Title: Updates in Multidisciplinary Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Experiences from Michigan Medicine

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Wed, Dec 18
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Priya Rastogi, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; NSABP Senior Associate Medical Director
Lecture Title: NSABP Foundation and NRG Clinical Trials

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Dec 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Allison Magnuson, DO
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Rochester
Lecture Title: Integrating Geriatric Principles into Oncology Care: A Focus on the Cognitive Domain

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Nam Vo, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Lactate-Dependent Metabolic Symbiosis in Intervertebral Discs

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Fri, Dec 20
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Dec 23
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Dec 24
12:30 pm HOLIDAY BREAK for Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

There is no Basic & Translational Research Seminar on December 24, 2019.

Wed, Dec 25
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Dec 26
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Dec 27
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Dec 30
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Dec 31
12:30 pm HOLIDAY BREAK for Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

There is no Basic & Translational Research Seminar on December 31, 2019.

Wed, Jan 1
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 2
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center / Cancer Biology Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Edward V. Prochownik, MD, PhD
Title: The Paul C. Gaffney Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Rangos Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Predicting Cancer Survival (and more?) Based on Tumor Transcript Expression Patterns

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Fri, Jan 3
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

Mon, Jan 6
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, Classroom C, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lecture Title: Supportive Care Interventions for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Lessons Learned

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5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Rivka Colen, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Radiomics and Radiogenomics in Cancer: Leveraging these new technologies in research, clinical trials and patient care

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Tue, Jan 7
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Program, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN
Lecture Title: New ways to Target EGFR Signaling in Lung Cancer

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Wed, Jan 8
8:00 am CANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium

January 8, 2020 Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds are canceled.

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Alparslan Asan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Dept of Medicine Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: Potentiation of PARP inhibition by Nitroalkenes as a Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 9
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series @ BST 1395 Conference Room
Speaker: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction
Fri, Jan 10
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

Mon, Jan 13
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Jan 14
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Bret D. Freudenthal, PhD
Title: Laboratory of Genome Maintenance and Structural Biology, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dept of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of nucleotide selection by the telomerase: implications for cancer therapy

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Wed, Jan 15
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Udai Kammula, MD, FACS
Title: Director of Solid Tumor Cell Therapy Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center; Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Hang Ruan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: Targeting mutant KRAS colon cancer

The January 15 Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress meeting is canceled.

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 16
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar @ BST 1395 Conference Room
Speaker: Daniel Durocher, PhD
Title: Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System
Lecture Title: Synthetic lethality and DNA repair networks

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Comparison of Cachectic and Non-Cachectic Sarcoma Patients Reveals Differences in the Notch Pathway but Similarities in Myogenesis Inhibition

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Fri, Jan 17
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Jan 20
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Jan 21
9:30 am Special Seminar @ Shadyside West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Daniel Hollern, PhD
Title: Post Doctoral Fellow, Perou Lab, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lecture Title: Using genomics and preclinical models to understand tumor progression and anti-tumor immune responses in breast cancer

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12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The January 21, 2020 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is canceled.

Wed, Jan 22
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Timothy Burns, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Liza Villaruz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Title: Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Update in Molecular Testing and Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Angela Marie Hinchie
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Lecture Title: A mutation in the Telomerase template leads to an altered telomere sequence

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 23
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jan 24
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Jan 27
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Hyun Jung Park, PhD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Alternative polyadenylation modifies microRNA target sites in cancer in association with viral infection

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Tue, Jan 28
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Yufei Huang, PhD
Title: Professor and Associate Chair on Research, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio
Lecture Title: Enabling Precision Oncology Using Artificial Intelligence

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Wed, Jan 29
7:30 am Computational and Systems Biology and Immunology Workshop @ University Club

Draft Agenda

Dear All,

We are excited to open registration for the joint Computational and Systems Biology and Immunology Workshop on January 29, 2020 at the University Club. A draft agenda is attached and the registration link is located below.

This year, all poster abstracts will be considered for brief talks at the beginning of the poster session. 

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Lezon at lezon@pitt.edu or Maninjay Atianand at atianand@pitt.edu. We are very excited for this event and look forward to your attendance.

Sincerely,

CSB-Immuno Workshop Planning Committee  

Registration Link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehw4gylOM1I5T6ZH5l1Ay2iWkPik35BRbp2zU652OpMdHjZw/viewform

 

8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Rivka Colen, MD
Title: Associate Professor; Director, Imaging Response Assessment Core; Director, Radiogenomics and Imaging Artificial Intelligence Core; Director of Radiomics, Radiogenomics and Therapeutics Lab, Department of Radiology/Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: Radiomics and Radiogenomics: How Can I Apply Novel Imaging Markers in Cancer?

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Samuel Johnson, PhD Candidate
Title: Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health
Lecture Title: Telomeric oxidative damage, secondary structure, and telomerase recruitment

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 30
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jan 31
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, S100A
Speaker: Kari Nejak-Bowen, PhD, MBA
Title: Assistant Professor of Pathology (Division of Experimental Pathology), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Novel Insights into the Role of Beta-Catenin in Biliary Pathophysiology
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