Events

Upcoming Events

November 27
9:00 am – 10:00 am
CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting

The November 27 Genome Stability Program WIP meeting is canceled. The meeting resumes Wed, December 4.

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
November 28
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
December 2
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
December 3
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
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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Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
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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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series
Speaker: Ivet Bahar, PhD
Title: Distinguished Professor, John K. Vries Professor, and Chair of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Network Models in Biology: From Biomolecular Mechanisms to Chromosomal Dynamics to Systems Pharmacology

Introducing Dr. Bahar and leading a discussion following the lecture will be Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine.

Dr. Bahar’s research has advanced our understanding of the basic principles and mechanisms of function of biological systems at multiple scales, from molecular to cellular and systems levels. She and colleagues have developed novel theoretical and computational models and methods, using fundamental theories and methods of physical sciences and engineering and advances in machine learning to help understand the dynamics of molecular machines, large complexes and assemblies, and biomolecular interactions in the cell.

Dr. Bahar explores protein–protein and protein–drug interactions and their effects on cellular signaling, regulation, and apoptotic events, using various theoretical and computational approaches. Broadly, Dr. Bahar seeks to translate knowledge from molecular-to-cellular computations and theoretical modeling into biomedical, clinical, and pharmacological applications. She and her colleagues also enable the effective dissemination of tools and training to a new generation of scientists to use cutting-edge methods of physical sciences, engineering, and machine learning to advance research and technology development in life sciences.

Dr. Bahar’s honors and awards include a Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from Pitt and the 2019 Kadir Has Outstanding Achievement Award from Kadir Has University in Istanbul, among many others. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and her chemistry PhD at Istanbul Technical University.

Please join us for the December 3 lecture by one of today’s renowned scientists.

S100A, Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
December 4
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Title: Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Infectious Disease/Microbiology
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of telomerase inhibition by oxidized and therapeutic dNTPs

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Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting
Speaker: Drs. Heidi Donovan, Grace Campbell, Young Ji Lee, and Teresa Thomas
Title: Women's Cancer Research Collaborative
Lecture Title: Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Caregiver Support on Health Outcomes

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Pitt Public Health, A638
December 5
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oncomine Days: Clinical Oncology Education Series

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Please Join Thermo Fisher, UPMC, and the sciVelo/Innovation Institute for a day of seminars focusing on next generation sequencing for clinical and translational research. Dr. Steve Shapiro, UPMC’s CMO/CSO will kick off the day, followed by seminars related to precision genomics, immuno-oncology, and immune response profiling. During lunch, learn more about how NGS has been implemented at UPMC for solid tumor profiling and the impact is has on patients and treatment selection. Finish off the day with learning more about the use of methylation as a important biomarker for prostate cancer and other indications. Full agenda to follow.

UPMC Shadyside Hospital--West Wing, Classroom A/B
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 / Cancer Biology Program Work-in-Progress Seminar
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Brodsky, PhD
Title: Avinoff Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Molecular chaperones, cellular protein quality control and cancer

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Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: P. Daniel Patterson, PhD
Title: James O. Page Professor of Emergency Health Care Worker Safety, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: From Anecdote to Evidence: Fatigue and Teamwork in Emergency Medical Services

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Patterson’s research focuses on safety in emergency care settings.   

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

University Club, Ballroom A
December 6
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Senior Vice Chancellor Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Jeremy S. Tilstra, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: T Cell Exhaustion at the Crossroads of Autoimmunity and Cancer
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
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh Chromatin Club Mini-Symposium
Speaker: See attached flier for list of presenters and times

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Classroom B/C
December 9
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: John A. Kellum, MD
Title: Professor of Critical Care Medicine Research, and Professor of Critical Care Medicine, of Medicine (Division of Renal-Electrolyte), School of Medicine; of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: The Inconvenient Truth about Acute Kidney Injury

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Kellum’s research focuses on treating critical illness, including acute kidney injury and sepsis.    

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

University Club, Ballroom A
December 10
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: William J. Kaiser
Title: Inzen Therapeutics, New York, New York
Lecture Title: Harnessing Anit-viral Necroptosis to Identify Host Cell Factors Essential for Infection

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
December 11
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
December 12
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
December 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Seminar
Speaker: David J. Konieczkowski, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture Title: Towards Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

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Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
December 16
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
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Brain Tumor Research Meeting
Speaker: Pilar Ramos, PhD
Title: Medical Science Liaison, Caris Life Sciences; Northeast Regional Medical Science Liaison
Lecture Title: Caris Precision Oncology and UPMC Neuro Oncology – Present and Future

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Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
December 17
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DNA Repair Journal Club
Speaker: Joel Rosenbaum, PhD
Title: Department of Biological Sciences
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "Effective mismatch repair depends on timely control of PCNA retention on DNA by the Elg1 complex"

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Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Paul W. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, The University of Michigan Hospitals, Dept of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, University of Michigan Health System
Lecture Title: "Do Genomic Changes Predict Classification and Behavior of Cutaneous Carcinomas?

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Special Seminar
Speaker: Li Lily Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Staff, Dept of Translational Hematology & Oncology, Research Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Lecture Title: VISTA, the next generation immune checkpoint protein for cancer immunotherapy

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Herberman Room 201A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Kelly L. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Dermatology, University of Michigan
Lecture Title: Updates in Multidisciplinary Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Experiences from Michigan Medicine

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Cooper Conference Center, Room A, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
December 18
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
December 19
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: Nam Vo, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Lactate-Dependent Metabolic Symbiosis in Intervertebral Discs

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BST 1695 Conference Room
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