Events

Upcoming Events

September 24
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
September 25
7:00 am – 8:00 am
2019 Donald Blechman Lecture in Surgical Oncology
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

Flier

Victoria Building, Room 125
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup
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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Pitt Public Health, A638
September 26
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh Immunology Seminar Series
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
123 Victoria Building
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series
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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BST 1695 Conference Room
September 30
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 1
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Genome Stability Program DNA Repair Journal Club
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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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
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
University Club, Ballroom A
October 2
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Emily Beckwitt, PhD candidate
Title: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: DNA bending by APE1

Flier

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
October 3
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women’s Cancer Research Center / CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar
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
Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
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.

Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
October 4
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
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
Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
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
October 7
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 8
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
October 9
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Chaoyuan (Charlie) Kuang, MD
Title: 3rd year Graduate Medical Fellow
Lecture Title: Overcoming Immune Checkpoint Therapy Resistance in Colon Cancer

Flier

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
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
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