Events

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.

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
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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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
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
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.

Thu, Sep 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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
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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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.

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

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Wed, Oct 23
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

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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

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Mon, Oct 28
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 @ Nimick Conf Room (1st Fl) Hillman Cancer Center

Event Speaker: Rui Sun, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Chang Moore Lab, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Mitosis-related 4E-BP1 phosphorylation and its interaction with eIF4E—Peer into the complexity of protein multisite phosphorylation”

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Tue, Oct 29
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club – CANCELED @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room

This meeting has been canceled.

12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Katie Pope
Title: Katie Pope, Title IX Coordinator, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Implicit Bias and Microaggression Training

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Wed, Oct 30
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Yi Nan Gong, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunology
Lecture Title: There is a crack: plasma membrane damage responses

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9:00 am Mini-Symposium – Precision Oncology at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Cooper Conference Center, Room D

Speaker: Ulrich Keilholz, MD

Speaker Title: Professor of Medical Oncology and Director, Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany

Lecture Title: “The Charité Precision Oncology Program”

RSVP to Lola Thompson at thompsonla3@upmc.edu.

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638

Event Speaker: Avi Maganty, MD, Department of Urology, UPMC
Lecture Title: “Undertreatment of Prostate Cancer in Rural Residents”

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12:00 pm Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Moses Turkle Bility, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Modeling sexually transmitted diseases and immuno-oncology in rodents with human organ systems

It is well established that species differences exist in susceptibility to infectious diseases. Additionally, significant species-specific differences exist in the immune response to infectious agents and neoplasia. To overcome the species-specific difference between rodents and humans, we have reconstituted immunodeficient rodents with requisite human organ systems for investigating sexually transmitted diseases (i.e. HIV) and immuno-oncology (i.e. ovarian cancer).  

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Nov 1
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, Nov 4
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, Nov 5
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Sanjana Thosar, Graduate Student (Opresko Lab)
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article "Senescent human melanocytes drive skin ageing via paracrine telomere dysfunction"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Sawa Ito, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Harnessing Graft-versus-Leukemia Effect to Prevent and Treat Relapse after Stem Cell Transplantation

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4:00 pm Provost Inaugural and Distinguished Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A

Event Speaker: David Lewis, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “A Neural Circuitry Substrate for Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia”

Wed, Nov 6
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Marilina Raices, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral associate, Magee Women’s Research Institute
Lecture Title: Break or not to break: Characterization of the DNA double-strand break pathway

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Thu, Nov 7
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Immunology Seminar Series @ Victoria 123
Speaker: Xiaoxia Li, PhD
Title: Paul L. Fox, PhD, Endowed Chair in Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Lecture Title: IL-17 signaling in inflammation and cancer
2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center/CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor

Event Speaker: Xiaosong Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: “Integral Genomic Signature Analysis to Predict Cancer Targeted Therapy Response from Multi-OMIC Big Data”

Fri, Nov 8
4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: Volker Musahl, MD
Title: Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine; Professor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; and Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Towards ACL Center of Excellence

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Musahl’s research focuses on the biomechanics of the knee and shoulder.

Mon, Nov 11
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

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

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

4:00 pm Distinguished Lecture in Neurobiology @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Title: Janelia Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lecture Title: Pathways of Organelle-Organelle Cross Talk and Their Role(s) in Cell Metabolism and Homeostasis
Tue, Nov 12
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Sarah Hengel, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Lecture Title: In vitro role of Rad54 in Rad51-ssDNA filament-dependent homology search and synaptic complexes formation

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Edward (Ned) Patz, Jr., MD
Title: James and Alice Chen Professor of Radiology; Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Professor in Pathology, Dept of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
Lecture Title: Developing Novel Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Cancer: Cues from the Host Response

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5:00 pm Head and Neck SPORE meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Dan Zandberg, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Hypoxia as a Targetable Barrier to Immunotherapy in HNSCC
Wed, Nov 13
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Marcel P. Bruchez, PhD
Title: Professor, Biological Sciences and Chemistry; Director, Molecular Biosensors and Imaging Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Lecture Title: Out With a Bang or a Whimper: Dying the Light Death

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Thu, Nov 14
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

9:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Christine Elissa Eyler, MD, PhD
Title: Instructor, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture Title: Nevertheless, They Persist: Defining Epigenetic Contributions to Treatment Resistance in Cancer Models

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Fri, Nov 15
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Jacob Stewart-Ornstein, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Dynamics in DNA Damage Signaling Regulate the Response to Radiation
Mon, Nov 18
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

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

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

4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Title: G. Nicholas III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Professor of Translational Medicine; Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiology), School of Medicine; and Director of the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Aging Institute
Lecture Title: Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Aging

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Finkel’s research focuses on mitochondrial function, cellular metabolism, oxidative stress, and aging.    

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

4:00 pm Special Seminar @ West Wing Auditorium, 1st Floor, Shadyside Hospital
Speaker: Abhishek Maiti, MBBS
Title: Hematology-Oncology Fellow, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Lecture Title: Venetoclax with Hypomethylating Agents in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Lanxin Luo
Title: Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Dandan Sun, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: Tumor-Associated Reactive Astrocytes in Low-Grade Gliomas

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Tue, Nov 19
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "Induction of Telomere Dysfunction Prolongs Disease Control of Therapy-Resistant Melanoma"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Medical Building
Speaker: Katherine A. Hoadley, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Genetics; Associate Director of Cancer Genomics, UNC High-Throughput Sequencing Facility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lecture Title: A Pan-Cancer Perspective to Cancer Classification

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4:00 pm 2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series @ 1105AB, 11th floor, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Robert G. Roeder, PhD
Title: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University
Lecture Title: Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms in Animal Cells
Wed, Nov 20
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Nov 21
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: Mairobys Claret Socorro Gonzalez, PhD
Title: Dept of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Trps1 transcription factor represses phosphate-induced expression of SerpinB2 in osteogenic cells

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Mon, Nov 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.

12:00 pm Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Alexander Marchetti
Title: PhD Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology
Lecture Title: Host DNA damage binding protein is involved in HBV cccDNA formation

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Tue, Nov 26
12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The Nov 26 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is CANCELED.

Wed, Nov 27
9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room

The November 27 Genome Stability Program WIP meeting is canceled. The meeting resumes Wed, December 4.

Thu, Nov 28
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, Dec 4
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Title: Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Infectious Disease/Microbiology
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of telomerase inhibition by oxidized and therapeutic dNTPs

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Drs. Heidi Donovan, Grace Campbell, Young Ji Lee, and Teresa Thomas
Title: Women's Cancer Research Collaborative
Lecture Title: Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Caregiver Support on Health Outcomes

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

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

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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