Events

Tue, Apr 23
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
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

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

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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.

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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
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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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
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
Mon, May 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.

9:00 am Molecular Biophysics Structural Biology Research Symposium @ Frick Fine Arts Building
Speaker: Georgios Skiniotis
Title: Stanford University
Lecture Title: Cryo-EM Insights into G Protein Coupled Receptor Activation and Signaling

Register at mbsb.pitt.edu by April 15

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Catherine M. Bender, PhD, RN
Title: Nancy Glunt Hoffman Professor of Oncology Nursing; Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Coming Out of the Fog: Advances in the Science of Neurocognitive Function in Cancer
5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Gary Kohanbash, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery; Henry Cermak Fund St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: ImmunoPET for brain tumor immunotherapy
Tue, May 14
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Sheila S. David, PhD
Title: Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Lecture Title: When you are strange: Unusual features of the MUTYH glycosylases and implications in cancer

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Wed, May 15
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, May 16
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

4:00 pm Department of Medicine Special Seminar @ Scaife Hall, conference room 1104
Speaker: Robin Patel, MD
Title: Chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology, and Director of the Infectious Diseases Laboratory, the Mayo Clinic
Lecture Title: The Diagnostic Revolution in Clinical Microbiology

Robin Patel, MD, chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology, and director of the Infectious Diseases Laboratory, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will present “The Diagnostic Revolution in Clinical Microbiology” as an Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds special seminar sponsored by the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 in Scaife Hall, conference room 1104.

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 @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Alison Morris, MD, MS
Title: UPMC Professor of Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Dept of Medicine; and Professor of Immunology and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: HIV-Associated Lung Disease: From Pneumocystis to the Microbiome
Mon, May 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.

12:00 pm Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Room A/B, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD
Title: Instructor, Monga Lab, Division of Experimental Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Liver adherens junction regulates the activation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition

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12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Gloria V. Echeverria, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Lecture Title: CHALK TALK

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5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: David W. Andrews, MD, FACS, FAANS
Title: Anthony Alfred Chiurco, MD Professor of Neurological Surgery; Vice Chair of Clinical Services; and Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University
Lecture Title: A novel autologous cell vaccine for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: results of a Phase 1b trial

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Tue, May 21
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Riyue Bao, PhD
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics; Associate Director of Cancer Immunology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Lecture Title: Multi-dimensional Omics to Discover Resistance Mechanisms and Biomarkers in Immuno-Oncology

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Wed, May 22
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Elizabeth Hildreth
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Dept of Biological Sciences
Lecture Title: Mutations to the DNA entry-exit site of the nucleosome cause widespread transcription deregulation

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Thu, May 23
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, May 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.

Tue, May 28
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Daniel Normolle, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Biostatistics Facility, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: The Issues with p-Values

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Wed, May 29
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Darleny Lizardo, PhD
Title: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Microsatellite Instability in Colorectal Cancer Triggers Anti-Tumor Response

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3:30 pm 2019 Bernard Fisher Lecture @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Carl H. June, MD
Title: Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, Perelman School of Medicine, and director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Lecture Title: Updates in CAR T for Cancer: Solid Tumors on the Horizon?

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Introduction to NanoString Technologies @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Amy Wahba, PhD
Title: Field Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies

Mon, Jun 3
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: Daniel (David) R. Premkumar, PhD
Title: Research Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Strategies for Counteracting Apoptosis Resistance in Glioma

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Tue, Jun 4
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series: NO SEMINAR JUNE 4 @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Seminar canceled 6/4/19
Wed, Jun 5
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Norie Sugitani, PhD
Title: Department of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: How do CD8+ T cells proliferate every 6 hours?

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Thu, Jun 6
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jun 7
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, Jun 10
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, Jun 11
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Qing Chen, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program; Scientific Director, Imaging Facility, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Title: Understanding Brain Metastasis

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Wed, Jun 12
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Jun 13
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jun 14
12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Yvonne S. Eisele, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Shape Shifters: Protein Aggregation at the Crossroads of Health and Disease

Yvonne S. Eisele, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Cardiology), School of Medicine, will present the next SVC lecture on Friday, June 14, at noon, in Scaife Hall’s Lecture Room 6. The title of her talk is “Shape Shifters: Protein Aggregation at the Crossroads of Health and Disease.”

SVC lectures are live streamed for people with Pitt login credentials (the lecture will not be available after it has ended). A link to the live stream and more information on Dr. Eisele’s lecture will be available at svc-seminar.pitt.edu two weeks prior to the event.

Due to upcoming construction, the location of this lecture is subject to change.

Mon, Jun 17
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.

10:30 am Special Seminar @ West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital, Main Floor
Speaker: Amanda Lund, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Lecture Title: Lymphatic-Based Regulation of Melanoma Immunity

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Professor, Chair of the Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, of Bioengineering, and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Using Biology To Define Appropriate Treatments for Back Pain: The Right Treatment for the Right Patient at the Right Time
Tue, Jun 18
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Saumyadipta Pyne, PhD
Title: Scientific Director, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL); Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Data Fusion and Modeling Complexity in Cancer

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Wed, Jun 19
8:00 am UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 31st Annual Scientific Retreat @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Arthur S. Levine, MD
Title: Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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This year’s Retreat will focus on the topics of “Data Sharing and Data Analysis,” “Outreach, Screening and Catchment Area in Pennsylvania” and finally, “Cancer Immunology Intersection.” These three topics are of importance and relevance to all who are interested in cancer. We are also pleased to bring back the always-popular Lightning Round.

This year’s Ronald B. Herberman Lectureship Keynote Address will be given by Arthur S. Levine, MD, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine, who will be stepping down after two decades of distinguished leadership. As an oncologist and cancer researcher particularly focused on DNA damage and repair mechanisms during his career, and a major supporter of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Dr. Levine is a highly appropriate Keynote guest.

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Jun 20
8:00 am UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 31st Annual Scientific Retreat @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm 2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Aviv Regev, PhD
Title: Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chair of the Faculty and Director, Klarman Cell Observatory, Broad Institute
Lecture Title: Cell Atlases as Road Maps to Health and Disease

This seminar series is open to the public, including all interested University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University faculty, students, and staff. Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine, will introduce Young and lead the discussion following the lecture.

As a computational and systems biologist, Dr. Regev studies how gene regulation rewires when cells adapt to their environments, when they differentiate, and when species evolve. She and her lab members develop experimental and computational approaches to systematically decipher the mechanisms behind the transcriptional regulatory circuits in organisms ranging from yeast to humans. Dr. Regev investigates how these transcriptional circuits change on a variety of timescales: for example, when cells respond to changing growth conditions (within hours), when cells differentiate (within hours to days), and when species evolve (across millions of years). These studies have yielded detailed reconstructions and highlight key principles that govern the emergence of novel functions in gene regulation. Major research topics in the Regev lab include reconstructing the regulatory circuitry of mammalian cells, circuits controlling cell differentiation, the evolution of gene regulation, and understanding how specific genetic alterations in cancer-causing genes translate into the large-scale transcriptional changes that occur in tumor cells.

At Tel Aviv University, Dr. Regev studied biology, computer science, and mathematics, earning her MS in an interdisciplinary program and, later, her computational biology PhD. Dr. Regev, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, and the Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.

Fri, Jun 21
12:00 pm Seminar @ Cooper Conference Rooms B/C, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Daniel Trombly, PhD
Title: Gene Editing Specialist, Biocytogen Boston Corporation
Lecture Title: CRISPR /Cas9 Based Extreme Genome Editing (EGE™) and its Applications

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1:00 pm 2019 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium @ Herberman Conference Center, Room 202A, Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital
Speaker: Hosted by Michael T. Lotze, MD, FACS
Title: Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Bioengineering; Senior Advisor, Immune Transplant & Therapy Center, UPMC Enterprises

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Please join us for our second annual ITTC/UPMC advances in cancer immunotherapy meeting. Refreshments will be provided.

Herberman Conference Center, Room 202A, Second Floor
Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

To register, contact Darren Gilmartin at gilmartind@upmc.edu or Kathy Griffin at griffinka@upmc.edu.

Mon, Jun 24
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: Ravi B. Patel, MD, PhD
Title: Clinical Instructor, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Lecture Title: Combinatory Treatment Strategies: Investigating the Role of Radiotherapy to Augment Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Shari Rogal, MD, MPH
Title: John J. Fung/Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery and of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Lecture Title: Using Implementation Science To Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
Tue, Jun 25
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Laura Ferris, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh; Chief of Dermatology, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: The Use of Gene Expression Profiling in Diagnosing Melanoma

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Wed, Jun 26
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Jun 27
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

3:00 pm Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Title: Deputy Chief, Translational and Clinical Research, Thoracic Surgery; Head, Solid Tumor Malignancy, Cellular Therapeutics Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University, New York, New York
Lecture Title: CAR T-cell Therapy for Solid Tumors: Concepts to Clinical Translation

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Mon, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 2
12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Electra Paskett, PhD
Title: Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Lecture Title: A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia

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Wed, Jul 3
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Jul 4
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jul 5
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, Jul 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.

Wed, Jul 10
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
Thu, Jul 11
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, Jul 15
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, Jul 16
5:00 pm State of The Science Summit: Ovarian Cancer @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Speaker: Program Chair: Alexander Olawaiye, MD

Agenda and Presenters

Wed, Jul 17
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
Thu, Jul 18
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jul 19
12:00 pm Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds Special Seminar @ 1105A Scaife Conference Center
Speaker: Linfa Wang, PhD
Title: Professor & Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University-National University of Singapore Medical School, Singapore
Lecture Title: Bats: Is there a link between healthy gaining and unique virus hosting ability?

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Mon, Jul 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.

Wed, Jul 24
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
Thu, Jul 25
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, Jul 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.

Wed, Jul 31
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
Thu, Aug 1
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Aug 2
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.

Sun, Aug 4
8:00 am Big and Small Data in Hormone-Dependent Cancer: From Molecular Insights to Personalized Treatment @ Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD (Chair)
Lecture Title: see event website above for more information and to apply by July 7, 2019 deadline
Mon, Aug 5
8:00 am Big and Small Data in Hormone-Dependent Cancer: From Molecular Insights to Personalized Treatment @ Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD (Chair)
Lecture Title: see event website above for more information and to apply by July 7, 2019 deadline
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, Aug 6
8:00 am Big and Small Data in Hormone-Dependent Cancer: From Molecular Insights to Personalized Treatment @ Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD (Chair)
Lecture Title: see event website above for more information and to apply by July 7, 2019 deadline
Wed, Aug 7
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
Thu, Aug 8
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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