Events

Upcoming Events

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

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Victoria Building, Room 125
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Ellen Ormond, PhD and Mamta Bhatnagar, MD
Title: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Advance Care Planning: Current Research Models

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Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
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
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick 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
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Seminar
Speaker: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction

The centromere is a central genetic element responsible for accurate chromosome segregation during cell division. Functional centromeres are specified epigenetically through the stable acquisition of CENP-A, a histone H3 variant found exclusively in nucleosomes at all active centromeres. Using genome-wide approaches, we recently discovered that DNA replication serves as an error correction mechanism that restricts CENP-A to centromeres by removing it from the ectopic sites of deposition at the chromosome arms, while maintaining the positions of centromere-bound CENP-A with high precision throughout DNA replication. This error correction mechanism explains how centromere identity is epigenetically maintained and restricted to one position on the chromosome, thereby suppressing genome instability and ensuring long-term faithful chromosome inheritance.

Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
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 27
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

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

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
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
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Daniel Petro, MD; Frank Czura, CPA; Cheryl Janov, BSN; Catherine Yunk, CPA CIA CFE CISA CGMA; Michele P. Jegasothy; Brad Baldridge, CPC
Lecture Title: Compliance Update: UPMC Cancer Centers physicians will meet the mandatory yearly compliance education requirement by attending this session

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Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
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

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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick 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
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

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

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
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
8:00 am – 9:00 am
CANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: October 9 Grand Rounds is canceled
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
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

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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
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