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Upcoming Events

December 4
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Frank Bontempo, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Lecture Title: TBA

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Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
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
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 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
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 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
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Diwakar Davar, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Melanoma/Phase I Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: TLR9 Agonism in Melanoma: Making Cold Tumors Hot, and Hot Tumors Hotter

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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
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
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
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
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
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
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Priya Rastogi, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; NSABP Senior Associate Medical Director
Lecture Title: NSABP Foundation and NRG Clinical Trials

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Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
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