Events

Upcoming Events

November 12
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
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

Flier

Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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

Flier

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Head and Neck SPORE meeting
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
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
November 13
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
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

Flier

Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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

Flier

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 – 1:00 pm
Brain, Behavior and Cancer Seminar Series
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)

Flier

Cooper Conference Room A, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
November 14
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Special Seminar
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

Flier

Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
November 15
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
Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
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
Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
November 18
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
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
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.

University Club, Ballroom A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Special Seminar
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

Flier

West Wing Auditorium, 1st Floor, Shadyside Hospital
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Brain Tumor Research Meeting
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

Flier

Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
November 19
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "Induction of Telomere Dysfunction Prolongs Disease Control of Therapy-Resistant Melanoma"

Flier

Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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

Flier

West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Medical Building
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series
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
1105AB, 11th floor, Scaife Hall
November 20
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
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

Flier

Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
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
November 21
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
Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series
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

Flier

Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series
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

Flier

BST 1695 Conference Room
November 22
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
November 25
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
Speaker: Alexander Marchetti
Title: PhD Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology
Lecture Title: Host DNA damage binding protein is involved in HBV cccDNA formation

Flier

Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
November 26
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series

The Nov 26 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is CANCELED.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
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