Events

Mon, Aug 19
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.

Wed, Aug 21
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds will resume Wed, Sept 4, 2019 @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meetings will resume in September 2019 @ 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, Aug 22
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Aug 23
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, Aug 26
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.

Wed, Aug 28
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds will resume Wed, Sept 4, 2019 @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meetings will resume in September 2019 @ 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, Aug 29
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Aug 30
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, Sep 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, Sep 3
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Retreat Poster Winners

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Wed, Sep 4
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Tullia C. Bruno, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Distinct B Cell Signatures and Tertiary Lymphoid Structures are Driven by Two Etiologies in Head and Neck Cancer

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Huaiying Zhang, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Lecture Title: Liquid Phase Separation Drives Telomere Clustering in ALT Cells

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 5
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/CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar @ MWRI 1st floor conference room
Speaker: Hatice Osmanbeyoglu, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Lecture Title: Predictive Gene Regulatory Models for Precision Medicine
Fri, Sep 6
9:00 am 1st Annual Pittsburgh Sarcoma Research Collaborative (PSaRC) Sarcoma Symposium: Building Bridges Between Pittsburgh’s Sarcoma Experts @ University Club, Conference Room A

Presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh

PROGRAM GOAL: To increase both researchers’ and health care providers’ knowledge of the biology, translational science and clinical management of soft tissue, and bone sarcomas and emerging treatments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Physicians, researchers, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other health care providers who take care of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Kelly Bailey, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 Melissa Burgess, MD, Assistant Professor

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Anette Duensing, MD, Assistant Professor

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rebecca Watters, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh

Kurt Weiss, MD, Associate Professor

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

MORE INFORMATION / REGISTRATION:

For questions, please contact Melissa Burgess at burgessma@upmc.edu or 412-623-7277. Registration will soon be available at https://cce.upmc.com in the catalog tab.

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, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 10
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Valerie Weaver, PhD
Title: Professor, Depts of Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Lecture Title: Forcing Tumor Risk and Progression

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Wed, Sep 11
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology; Co-Director, Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Leveraging Early Detection of Pancreatobiliary Neoplasms to Improve Treatment

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Alexander Deiters, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Optical Control of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor

Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series

“Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals markers of stem/progenitor spermatogonia in higher primates”

Sarah Munyoki

Graduate Student, Orwig Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Research Institute

Objective: The presentation will focus on the use of single cell RNA sequencing data from adult human and monkey testis tissue to identify protein markers of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). I will discuss our work investigating whether these markers can be exploited for sorting, enhancing survival and expansion in culture of SSCs or other applications that improve the fundamental knowledge about SSCs in higher primates, and may enable applications in the male infertility clinic.

“Are Dietary/Reproductive factors associated with Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Risk?”

Ming Lei

Visiting Scholar, Linkov Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Research Institute

Objective: Singapore Chinese Health study is a population-based prospective cohort study. We would like to share our results of the secondary analysis of the data, mainly focused on ovarian and endometrial cancer.

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Location: Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor

For program questions, please contact Dr. Mellissa Mann @ 412-641-7950.  A light lunch will be provided.

CME and CEU credits can be earned by attending WIP and providing required information. 

Thu, Sep 12
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 13
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, Room S100A
Speaker: Dennis Kostka, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology and of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Computational Genomics Yields Insights into Developmental Gene Regulation
Mon, Sep 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: Michael R Zalutsky, PhD
Title: Jonathan Spicehandler, M.D. Professor of Neuro-Oncology Research and Professor of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Lecture Title: Single-Domain Antibody Fragments and Other Platforms for Molecular Targeted Radiotherapy of CNS Malignancies

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Tue, Sep 17
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Retreat Poster Winners

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Wed, Sep 18
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Mark Gladwin, MD, Jack D. Myers Professor & Chair and Gregory Kato, MD, Professor of Medicine
Title: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Sickle Cell Pulmonary Hypertension and Transfusion Therapy and Why Do Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Die Young, and What Can We Do About It?

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9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room

There is no Genome Stability Program WIP meeting today, September 18.

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 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, Sep 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.

12:30 pm Special Seminar @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Mark Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS
Title: Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Social Medicine, Founding Director, Center for Global Surgery Evaluation, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecture Title: Sustainable Development in Global Surgery

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Tue, Sep 24
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Kara Bernstein, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Women’s Task Force Climate Survey Report

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Wed, Sep 25
7:00 am 2019 Donald Blechman Lecture in Surgical Oncology @ Victoria Building, Room 125
Speaker: Daniel G. Coit, MD
Title: Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Lecture Title: The Evolving Understanding of Regional Lymph Nodes in Surgical Oncology

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8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Ellen Ormond, PhD and Mamta Bhatnagar, MD
Title: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Advance Care Planning: Current Research Models

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Megan Mahlke, MS
Title: Doctoral Candidate, Cellular and Molecular Biology University of Texas at San Antonio
Lecture Title: Validating the Baboon as a Model for Translational Stem Cell Research

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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 @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Lauren Lin
Title: MD Candidate 2020
Lecture Title: Medicaid expansion and the Health Insurance Marketplace: Effects on cancer diagnoses in the United States

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12:00 pm Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction

The centromere is a central genetic element responsible for accurate chromosome segregation during cell division. Functional centromeres are specified epigenetically through the stable acquisition of CENP-A, a histone H3 variant found exclusively in nucleosomes at all active centromeres. Using genome-wide approaches, we recently discovered that DNA replication serves as an error correction mechanism that restricts CENP-A to centromeres by removing it from the ectopic sites of deposition at the chromosome arms, while maintaining the positions of centromere-bound CENP-A with high precision throughout DNA replication. This error correction mechanism explains how centromere identity is epigenetically maintained and restricted to one position on the chromosome, thereby suppressing genome instability and ensuring long-term faithful chromosome inheritance.

Thu, Sep 26
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Immunology Seminar Series @ 123 Victoria Building
Speaker: John C. Cambier, PhD
Title: Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado
Lecture Title: Silencing autoreactive B cells in mouse and man
4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Hang Lin, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Bone regeneration through endochondral ossification of mesenchymal stem cells within their own extracellular matrix

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Fri, Sep 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, Sep 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, Oct 1
10:30 am Genome Stability Program DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Mariarosaria DeRosa, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: “CtIP is essential for telomere replication”

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital
Speaker: Jian Yu, PhD
Title: Professor, Departments of Pathology and Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Lecture Title: Translation Licensing of Myc-driven Oncogenesis

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4:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Title: Edmund R. McCluskey Professor of Pediatric Medical Education and Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health; and Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: When Researchers Invite Communities to Dance: A Story about Preventing Sexual Violence
Wed, Oct 2
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Daniel Petro, MD; Frank Czura, CPA; Cheryl Janov, BSN; Catherine Yunk, CPA CIA CFE CISA CGMA; Michele P. Jegasothy; Brad Baldridge, CPC
Lecture Title: Compliance Update: UPMC Cancer Centers physicians will meet the mandatory yearly compliance education requirement by attending this session

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Emily Beckwitt, PhD candidate
Title: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: DNA bending by APE1

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 3
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 / CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Farzad Esni, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Surgery, Departments of Surgery, Developmental Biology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: P as in Prolactin and Pancreatic Cancer
4:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Howard J. Aizenstein, MD, PhD
Title: Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G. Detlefsen Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Professor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; and Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Insights and Images: Computational and Neuroimaging Studies of Mental Health in Older Adults

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Aizenstein’s research focuses on cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging, late-life depression, and multimodal neuroimaging methods.  

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Oct 4
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 @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Amantha Thathiah, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Selective Modulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Function in Alzheimer’s Disease
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, Oct 7
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, Oct 8
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Adam L. Marcus, PhD
Title: Professor of Hematology & Medical Oncology; Director, Emory Integrated Cellular Imaging Core; Associate Director for Basic Research and Shared Resources, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Cooperation is in our Nature: Using Image-guided Genomics to Probe Collective Cancer Invasion

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Wed, Oct 9
8:00 am CANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: October 9 Grand Rounds is canceled
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Chaoyuan (Charlie) Kuang, MD
Title: 3rd year Graduate Medical Fellow
Lecture Title: Overcoming Immune Checkpoint Therapy Resistance in Colon Cancer

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 10
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 11
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, Oct 14
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, Oct 15
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Thong Luong, PhD Candidate
Lecture Title: Non-enzymatic roles of human RAD51 at stalled replication forks

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Justin Kline, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago
Lecture Title: Immunogenomic Characterization of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

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12:30 pm DNA Repair Interest Group Videoconference @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Jacob Stewart-Ornstein, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Computational and Systems Biology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Genome Stability Program
Lecture Title: DNA damage and p53: target gene selection and signaling
Wed, Oct 16
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, FACP
Title: Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Hematology-Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Genomic Testing of Early Stage Breast Cancer in 2019: Does It Make a Difference?

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Udai S. Kammula, MD, FACS
Title: Division of Surgical Oncology; Director, Solid Tumor Cell Therapy Program
Lecture Title: TILs to TCRs: Adoptive Immunotherapy Strategies for Poorly Immunogenic Cancers

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
4:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Innovation Showcase 2019 @ Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Science2019 Agenda

THURSDAY, 17 OCTOBER

9:00 a.m. SPOTLIGHT SESSION 1: Inflammation, Immunology, and Disease

Moderator: Mark Shlomchik, MD

PhD Mark Shlomchik, MD, PhD Greg Delgoffe, PhD, Mandy McGeachy, PhD, Fadi Lakkis, MD

FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER

2:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT SESSION 11: Oxidative Stress

Moderator: Bruce Freeman, PhD

Patricia Opresko, PhD, Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, Patrick Pagano, PhD, Sruti Shiva, PhD

2:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT SESSION 12: Tumorigenesis—Speeding It Up and Putting on the Brakes

Moderator: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD

Alan Wells, MD, DMSc, Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD, Yi-Nan Gong, PhD, Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD

Thu, Oct 17
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

11:00 am Science 2019 Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture @ Alumni Hall, 7th Floor Auditorium
Speaker: Rusland Medzhitov, PhD
Title: Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
Lecture Title: Host Defense Strategies

Rusland Medzhitov, PhD, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will present the 2019 Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture, “Host Defense Strategies,” as part of Science 2019, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of science and technology. The Dickson Prize in Medicine is the highest honor awarded by Pitt’s School of Medicine.

Medzhitov is credited with many fundamental discoveries concerning the importance of Toll-like receptors in controlling adaptive immunity, infections, chronic inflammation, and tumor growth. Many drug companies are actively targeting these receptors in hopes of treating cancer, sepsis, and inflammatory disease.

Fri, Oct 18
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, Oct 21
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, Oct 22
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Hatice Osmanbeyoglu, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Linking Signaling and Transcriptional Programs for Precision Cancer Therapy

Flier

Wed, Oct 23
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH
Title: Founder/CEO, Cancer Survivorship Training, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cancer Survivorship, Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control, Cancer Risk Counseling, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Expanding Cancer Survivorship and Genetics Across the Catchment Area

Flier

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Ryan Barnes, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health
Lecture Title: Targeted Oxidative Telomere Base Damage Induces Growth Arrest and Senescence in Normal Human Cells

Flier

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 24
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Yong (Roy) Wan, PhD
Title: Dept of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Prickle1 regulates chondrocyte polarity through protein-protein interactions with Dishevelled 2 and 3

Flier

Fri, Oct 25
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

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