Events

Fri,Oct4
12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pmUniversity 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 pmWomen 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,Oct7
8:00 amNeuro 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,Oct8
12:30 pmBasic & 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,Oct9
8:00 amCANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: October 9 Grand Rounds is canceled
9:00 amGenome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Chaoyuan (Charlie) Kuang, MD
Title: 3rd year Graduate Medical Fellow
Lecture Title: Overcoming Immune Checkpoint Therapy Resistance in Colon Cancer

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9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu,Oct10
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri,Oct11
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon,Oct14
8:00 amNeuro 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,Oct15
10:30 amDNA 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 pmBasic & 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 pmDNA 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,Oct16
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, FACP
Title: Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Hematology-Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Genomic Testing of Early Stage Breast Cancer in 2019: Does It Make a Difference?

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

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9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
4:00 pmUniversity 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,Oct17
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

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

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

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

Fri,Oct18
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon,Oct21
8:00 amNeuro 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,Oct22
12:30 pmBasic & 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,Oct23
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH
Title: Founder/CEO, Cancer Survivorship Training, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cancer Survivorship, Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control, Cancer Risk Counseling, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Expanding Cancer Survivorship and Genetics Across the Catchment Area

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9:00 amGenome 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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9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu,Oct24
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

4:00 pmPittsburgh 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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Fri,Oct25
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon,Oct28
8:00 amNeuro 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 pmCancer 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,Oct29
10:30 amDNA Repair Journal Club – CANCELED @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room

This meeting has been canceled.

12:30 pmBasic & 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,Oct30
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Pascal O. Zinn, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Associate Director, Adult Neurosurgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh and Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Biological Therapies for Glioblastoma

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9:00 amGenome 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 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
9:00 amMini-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 pmCancer 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 pmMagee-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,Oct31
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri,Nov1
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pmWomen 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,Nov4
8:00 amNeuro 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,Nov5
10:30 amDNA 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 pmBasic & 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 pmProvost 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,Nov6
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Carolyn De La Cruz, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Surgery, UPP Dept of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema: A New Vision for an Old Problem

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9:00 amGenome 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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9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu,Nov7
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pmImmunology 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 pmWomen’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,Nov8
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

4:00 pmProvost’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,Nov11
8:00 amNeuro 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 pmDistinguished 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,Nov12
10:30 amDNA 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 pmBasic & 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 pmHead 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,Nov13
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: M. Haroon A. Choudry, MD, FACS
Title: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: Updates on the Surgical Management of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

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9:00 amGenome 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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9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pmBrain, Behavior and Cancer Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Room A, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: David O. Wilson, MD, MPH
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Clinical & Translational Science, Associate Director, Lung Cancer Center, Hillman Cancer Center; Director, Georgia Cooper Memorial Lung Nodule/Lung Cancer Research Registry
Lecture Title: The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS): An Ongoing Prospective Longitudinal Investigation of Smoking and Biological Risk Factors for Lung Cancer Development (2003-Present)

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Thu,Nov14
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

9:00 amSpecial 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,Nov15
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pmSenior 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,Nov18
8:00 amNeuro 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 pmProvost’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 pmSpecial 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 pmBrain 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,Nov19
10:30 amDNA 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 pmBasic & 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 pm2019 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,Nov20
8:00 amClinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Nicole Scheff, PhD
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Functional Consequences of Peripheral Nerve Invasion in Cancer Progression and Pain

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9:00 amGenome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu,Nov21
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pmBrain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Linda B. Robertson, DPH, MSN, BSN and Todd M. Bear, PhD, MPH
Lecture Title: Rural and Urban differences in Cancer Attitudes and Screening Behaviors in Western Pennsylvania

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4:00 pmPittsburgh 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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Fri,Nov22
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon,Nov25
8:00 amNeuro 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 pmCancer 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,Nov26
12:30 pmCANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The Nov 26 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is CANCELED.

Wed,Nov27
8:00 amCANCELED due to Thanksgiving Holiday: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 amCANCELED: 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.

9:00 amMelanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu,Nov28
8:30 amOrthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri,Nov29
9:15 amMelanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pmBridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon,Dec2
8:00 amNeuro 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,Dec3
10:30 amDNA 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 pmBasic & 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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