Events

Upcoming Events

October 10
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
October 14
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
October 15
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
Speaker: Thong Luong, PhD Candidate
Lecture Title: Non-enzymatic roles of human RAD51 at stalled replication forks

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Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
DNA Repair Interest Group Videoconference
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
Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
October 16
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
4:00 pm – Oct 18
University of Pittsburgh Innovation Showcase 2019

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

Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
October 17
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science 2019 Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture
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.

Alumni Hall, 7th Floor Auditorium
October 21
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
October 22
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
October 23
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
October 24
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series
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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BST 1695 Conference Room
October 28
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series

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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Nimick Conf Room (1st Fl) Hillman Cancer Center
October 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club – CANCELED

This meeting has been canceled.

Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
October 30
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Yi Nan Gong, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunology
Lecture Title: There is a crack: plasma membrane damage responses

Flier

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mini-Symposium – Precision Oncology at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Cooper Conference Center, Room D
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting

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

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Pitt Public Health, A638
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series
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).  

Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
October 31
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
November 1
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon

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.

Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room
November 4
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
November 5
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
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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Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Provost Inaugural and Distinguished Lecture

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”

University Club, Ballroom A
November 6
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
November 7
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
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