Events

Thu, Mar 21
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 @ UPMC Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Classroom C
Speaker: Scott Beach, PhD
Title: Associate Director & Director of Survey Research Program, University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)
Lecture Title: Survey Research at Pitt’s University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR): Overview and Cancer-Relevant Examples from Research on Aging and Family Caregiving

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Depts of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Understanding the Relationship between Lung and Bone in COPD-related Osteoporosis

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Fri, Mar 22
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 University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Rebecca B. Price, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Targeting Neurocognitive Profiles in Anxiety and Depression: Toward Psychobiological Intervention
Mon, Mar 25
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, Mar 26
9:30 am Cytek Aurora Training Part I @ 201A Herberman Conference Center
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD
Title: Chair, Department of Immunology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Lecture Title: Spontaneous Humoral Responses Protect Against Ovarian Cancer Progression

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Wed, Mar 27
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Lin Zhang, PhD
Title: Professor, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: Cell Death Regulation in the Precision Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Frank Vendetti, PhD
Title: Dept of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: Targeting the DNA damage response impacts anti-tumor adaptive immune responses following radiation

March 2019 schedule

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
10:00 am Thermo Fisher Scientific Immunology Roadshow @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Fl, Nimick Conf Room
12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN
Title: Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement; Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Addressing cancer disparities in western PA

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1:00 pm Cytek Aurora Training Part II @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Mar 28
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Mar 29
8:30 am Center for Bioethics & Health Law — The Ethics of Seeking and Assessing “Quality of Life”, 2019 Annual Medical Ethics Conference @ Scaife Hall 11th Floor Conference Center
Speaker: See attached flyer for list of speakers and other information

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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, Apr 1
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.

1:00 pm Pitt Nursing Visiting Scholars Series & Cancer Survivorship Hub @ Room 129 Victoria Building
Speaker: Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, MPH
Title: University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Emerging Trends in Cancer’s Economic Consequences

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Tue, Apr 2
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Jeremy M. Stark, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics; Associate Dean of Assessment, Graduate School of Biological Sciences; Scientific Director, Analytical Cytometry Core, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Lecture Title: Etiology of Chromosomal Rearrangements

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Terence S. Dermody, MD
Title: Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: The Amazing Assembly Mechanism of a Viral Nanomachine

Additional information

Wed, Apr 3
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Robin Valpey, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Center for Counseling and Cancer Support, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: Benzodiazepine Use in Cancer Patients: Review of the Risks and Benefits

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Nicole Kaminski
Title: Graduate Student, Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: SUMO: A post-translational regulator of ALT

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Apr 4
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Magee Womens Research Institute Special Seminar @ Magee-Womens Hospital, Conf Room 2131
Speaker: Tan A Ince, MD, PhD
Title: Professor of Pathology; Director, Tumor Stem Cell Division, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami
Lecture Title: Primary Tumor Cultures and Cell Type Based Cancer Classification

Additional information

1:30 pm UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Genome Stability Program Mini-Symposium @ BST S100A
Speaker: Alan Tomkinson, PhD (keynote lecture)
Title: Professor, Division of Molecular Medicine, University of New Mexico, Dept of Internal Medicine
Lecture Title: Human DNA ligases; from mechanism to potential therapeutic targets

See attached flyer for additional information and list of other speakers

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4:00 pm Department of Medicine Special Seminar @ Scaife Hall, conference room 1103
Speaker: Romas Geleziunas, PhD
Title: Executive Director of Biology at Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, California
Lecture Title: Designing Therapies to Cure HIV

This seminar is hosted by John W. Mellors, MD, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor for Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS, and professor of medicine, School of Medicine.

4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Sundaram Hariharan, MD
Title: Robert J. Corry Professor of Transplantation Surgery, Professor of Medicine in the Renal-Electrolyte Division, and Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Progress in Kidney Transplant Survival over Three Decades and Future Directions

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Hariharan’s research focuses on renal transplantation practices, outcomes, and survival rates.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Apr 5
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.

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Mon, Apr 8
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, Apr 9
12:00 pm Sadie Gerson Distinguished Scholar Presentation @ LHAS Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore
Speaker: Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, FRCS, MPH
Title: Harrison McCrea Dickson, MD and Clifford C. Baker, MD Presidential Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Lecture Title: Eliminating preventable death from colorectal cancer by addressing modifiable failures of screening

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Davide Ruggero, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology; Helen Diller Family Endowed Chair of Basic Cancer Research, Helen Diller Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco
Lecture Title: Decoding the Cancer Genome One Codon at a Time and its Therapeutic Implications

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Wed, Apr 10
8:00 am CANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium

April 10 Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds is canceled.

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting (no meeting 4/10/19) @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: NO MEETING APRIL 10, 2019
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
9:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Peng Li, PhD
Title: Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes (NHLBI), NIH
Lecture Title: Complex interactions of transcription factors and chromatin in T cells

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Thu, Apr 11
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Apr 12
9:00 am Special Lecture @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room C
Speaker: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Title: Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University
Lecture Title: Molecular and Metabolic Pathways in Kidney Cancer: Current Therapies and Future Directions

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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 @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health
Lecture Title: Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic in the United States: 1979-2016
Mon, Apr 15
8:00 am Cancer Virology Symposium @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: See attached flyer for list of speakers and additional information

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration

Reception immediately following symposium

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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, Apr 16
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series (no seminar 4/16/19) @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED APRIL 16, 2019
Wed, Apr 17
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Ryan J. Sullivan, MD
Title: Associate Director, Melanoma Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Lecture Title: Emerging Tissue and Blood Based Biomarkers in Melanoma

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Jonathan Barroso-Gonzalez, PhD
Title: Department of Medicine - Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: RAD51AP1 is a critical mediator of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm Special Seminar @ West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital
Speaker: Mitesh Borad, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Phoenix, Arizona
Lecture Title: Clinical Translation of Oncolytic Virotherapy

This seminar will be available via livestream. Please see below to access the livestream.

Please mute your microphone.

Meeting Access

Web URL: https://meetme.upmc.com/A634e6CShL

UPMC Internal Video Meeting Room Number: 324732

External Video Dial-in Number: 324732@128.147.248.43

Audio Only Number: 412-647-0990 Room: 324732

DISCLAIMER:  This presentation may contain unpublished data.  Do not share this link or copy any materials from this presentation.

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Thu, Apr 18
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, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Kathryn A. Roecklein, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Cancer: Associations Between Circadian Timing and Oncogenesis, and Insights into Surgery Recovery and Tolerance of Chemotherapy from Circadian Rhythms Research

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Michael Whaby and Benjamin Martin
Title: Pitt Biomedical Masters Program and Pitt Biology Undergraduate Program
Lecture Title: Potential role of Hedgehog Receptor, Ptch1 in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer AND Organotypic Co-cultures to Study Bone Metastases of Breast Cancer

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Fri, Apr 19
9:00 am Special Lecture @ Herberman Conference Center, Room 201AB, UPMC Shadyside
Speaker: Victor H. Engelhard, PhD
Title: Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Immune Cell Infiltration and Tertiary Lymphoid Structures as Determinants of Antitumor Immunity

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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, Apr 22
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, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Robert W. Sobol, PhD
Title: Point Clear Charities Professor of Oncologic Sciences; Chief, Molecular & Metabolic Oncology Program; Abraham A. Mitchell Distinguished Investigator; Co-Director, Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research; Director, USAMCI GEED Lab, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Lecture Title: Advancing Base Excision Repair Mechanistic Insight to Reveal New Targets in Cancer Treatment

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Tue, Apr 23
12:00 pm Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Title: Director, Aging Institute; Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Geriatrics, G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Chair in Translational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC
Lecture Title: Mitochondria, metabolism and aging

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
Title: Associate Professor, Deputy Chair, Dept of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology; Co-Director, Dept of Cancer Biology, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Lecture Title: Evolution of Therapy for BRAF Mutated Colorectal Cancer

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Wed, Apr 24
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Carson, MD
Title: Provost-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Lecture Title: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds: How Low Can You Go?

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Tatiana Moiseeva, PhD
Title: Department of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: An ATR dependent mechanism that suppresses dormant origin firing during unperturbed DNA replication

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
9:00 am Special Lecture @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room A
Speaker: James Brugarolas, MD, PhD
Title: Director of the Kidney Cancer Program, The Sherry Wigley Crow Cancer Research Endowed Chair in Honor of Robert Lewis Kirby, MD, Dept of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lecture Title: Driving Novel Therapeutics from Molecular Genetics in Renal Cancer

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD
Title: Resident, Dept of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Financial Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

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Thu, Apr 25
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Special Seminar @ 1103 Scaife Hall
Speaker: Suzana Petanceska, PhD
Title: Program Director, Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology; Senior Advisor for Strategic Development and Partnerships, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Lecture Title: Transforming Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Development: From Targets to Trials

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Fri, Apr 26
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 Genome Stability Program Special Lecture @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Philip C. Hanawalt, PhD
Title: Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Lecture Title: Persons and Perspectives in the history of DNA Repair

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12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Anthony J. St. Leger, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and of Immunology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Alleviating Ocular Disease by Manipulating the Microbiome
Mon, Apr 29
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, Apr 30
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Russell Schwartz, PhD and Jian Ma, PhD
Title: Professor of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology (Schwartz) and Associate Professor of Computational Biology (Ma), Carnegie Mellon University
Lecture Title: Understanding Mechanisms of Cancer Progression via Clonal Evolution Models

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Wed, May 1
8:00 am CANCELED–Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: May 1 Grand Rounds CANCELED
9:00 am CANCELED–Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: CANCELED
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
10:00 am Cytek Aurora Training @ Hillman 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Michael Meyer and Paul Dascani, PhD
Title: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Cytometry Facility
Lecture Title: Intro to Spectral Cytometry, Panel Design and Workflow

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4:00 pm 2019 Laureate Lecture Series @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Michael W. Young, PhD
Title: Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Genetics, and Vice President of Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University
Lecture Title: Genes Controlling Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

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Thu, May 2
12:00 am Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium @ Grand Event Center
Speaker: Nicholas Navin, PhD and Gordon Mills, MD, PhD (keynote speakers)
Lecture Title: "Breast Cancer Evolution Through the Lens of Single-Cell Genomics" and "Delivering on the Promise of Precision Oncology"

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8:00 am Eighth Annual University of Pittsburgh and Tsinghua University Joint Symposium @ 11th Floor Conference Center, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Co-Organizers: Arthur S. Levine, MD and Chen Dong, PhD

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical and graduate students from Tsinghua University come to Pittsburgh for a two-year training program in biomedical research. The joint symposium is intended to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work. The symposium is held every year, annually alternating hosting between the two universities.

View the symposium program and talk abstracts and register to attend online.

Symposium Flyer

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, May 3
8:00 am Eighth Annual University of Pittsburgh and Tsinghua University Joint Symposium @ 11th Floor Conference Center, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Co-Organizers: Arthur S. Levine, MD and Chen Dong, PhD

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical and graduate students from Tsinghua University come to Pittsburgh for a two-year training program in biomedical research. The joint symposium is intended to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work. The symposium is held every year, annually alternating hosting between the two universities.

View the symposium program and talk abstracts and register to attend online.

Symposium Flyer

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, May 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.

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Ceren Tuzmen, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Improving EGFR-retargeted HSV resistance to neutralizing antibodies

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Tue, May 7
12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: May 7 seminar is CANCELED.
3:00 pm Pancreatic Cancer Minisymposium @ 2nd Floor Conference Room, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: George Miller, MD and Carlos Carvalho, MD (keynote speakers)
Title: Associate Professor; Depts of Surgery and Cell Biology, NYU Langone Health System and Director of the Digestive Unit, Champalimaud Clinical Centre
Lecture Title: "The Microbiome in Pancreatic Cancer Tolerizes the Adaptive and Innate Immune Response" and "Modern Chemotherapy and Management of the Pancreatic Cancer Patient"

Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Please contact Darren Gilmartin (gilmartind@upmc.edu) to register.

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Wed, May 8
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Cameron Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Title: Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lecture Title: Factors Governing Outcomes of CD19 CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Braulio Bonilla Villagran
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Dept of Microbiology Molecular Genetics
Lecture Title: The yeast Shu complex promotes error-free tolerance of alkylation DNA damage

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: James G. Herman, MD
Title: UPMC Professor of Lung Cancer and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology
Lecture Title: Epigenetic Changes in Cancer: From Discovery to Transforming Patient Care
Thu, May 9
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, May 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 Genome Stability Program Special Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Bruce Demple, PhD
Title: Professor, Pharmacological Science, SUNY Stony Brook
Lecture Title: Base Excision DNA Repair of Oxidative Damage: Pathways and Detours

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12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Peng Liu, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
Lecture Title: Predictive Models for Transition Metal-Catalyzed Organic Reactions
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