Events

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

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

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Dec 6
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor Research Seminar Series @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Jeremy S. Tilstra, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: T Cell Exhaustion at the Crossroads of Autoimmunity and Cancer
12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

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

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Wed, Dec 11
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 12
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Dec 13
11:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: David J. Konieczkowski, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture Title: Towards Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed, Dec 18
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, Dec 25
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 26
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, Jan 2
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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Fri, Jan 3
12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed, Jan 8
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Alparslan Asan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Dept of Medicine Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: Potentiation of PARP inhibition by Nitroalkenes as a Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Thu, Jan 9
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series @ BST 1395 Conference Room
Speaker: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction
Fri, Jan 10
12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed, Jan 15
9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Hang Ruan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: Targeting mutant KRAS colon cancer

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

Thu, Jan 16
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Draft Agenda

Dear All,

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

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

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

Sincerely,

CSB-Immuno Workshop Planning Committee  

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

 

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

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jan 31
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, S100A
Speaker: Kari Nejak-Bowen, PhD, MBA
Title: Assistant Professor of Pathology (Division of Experimental Pathology), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Novel Insights into the Role of Beta-Catenin in Biliary Pathophysiology
Mon, Feb 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: Adrian Lee, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Human Genetics, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Director, Institute for Precision Medicine
Lecture Title: Genomic evolution in breast cancer metastasis to brain

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Tue, Feb 4
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD
Title: Professor, Depts of Pathology and Neurosurgery; Director, Neuropathology Division; Director, Northwestern Nervous System Tumor Bank; Director, Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Lecture Title: Bedside to Bench (and back again) in Gliomas

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