Health Sciences Diversity

Events Archive 2014 - December 9, 2016

Fri. Dec. 9, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm
PRIDE Health CMU-PITT Katz Alliance Mixer
Pride Health social event with CMU-Pitt Katz Alliance Outreach

Tue. Nov. 29, 2016 | 10:00-9:00pm
World AIDS Day Events: November 29 - December 2, 2016
Various events around Pittsburgh and surrounding communities commemorating World Aids Day.   

Sun. Oct. 30, 2016 | 4:00-6:00pm
ReelAbilities Film Festival Shorts Program
Seven short films totaling 70 minutes highlight diverse themes across the ability spectrum.

Tue. Oct. 25, 2016 | 7:00-9:00pm
ReelAbilities Film Festival - GABE
Film:  Gabe Director: Luke Terrell  

Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 | 8:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Healthcare Mosaic Conference
This conference will explore the concept of health equity and the relevance of cultural competence within healthcare,   

Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 | 6:30-8:00pm
Department of Africanna Studies Presents Acclaimed Scholar William Julius Wilson, PhD
Acclaimed Harvard Sociologist Explores Segregation, Unemployment, and Discrimination

Mon. Oct. 10, 2016 | 6:00-7:30pm
Simply Speaking HIV, An Expert Educator's CME Lecture Series
PrEp Dinner/Lecture with guest speaker W. David Hardy, MD, Senior Director of Evidence-Based Practices at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC and Adjunct Professor Medicine appointment at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  "Lessons Learned: PrEP in Clinical Practice"

Mon. Oct. 10, 2016 | 4:00-6:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity Celebration
Kick off event for the University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity 

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 | 12:00-12:00pm
African American Theatre Production at the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts presents its first play for the Year of Diversity, "Intimate Apparel" by Lynn Nottage. Show dates October 6-16. 

Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 | 10:00 am -11:00am
Sexual & Gender Minority Research Activities at NIH: An Overview
Officially established in September 2015, the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office coordinates sexual and gender minority--related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

Thu. Sep. 29, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
LGBTQA Health Stakeholder Meeting - Pittsburgh
You are invited to join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016, for a stakeholder meeting to discuss LGBTQA health in Pittsburgh, Southwest PA, and across the Commonwealth.  Space is limited, please RSVP by September 22 to  Please put "Southwest PA stakeholder meeting" in the subject line for your RSVP. 

Wed. Sep. 28, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presidential Election Panel Discussion
Equipoise is hosting a Presidential Election panel discussion.  The program is being presented in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity.

Wed. Sep. 28, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Under Represented Minorities In The Health Sciences Mixer
Join underrepresented minority student organizations in the health sciences for Happy Hour at Wyndham Hotel Bridges Lounge!  

Wed. Sep. 28, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Health Sciences Diversity "Diversity in Practice" Speaker Series
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  Guest speaker is Gysella Muniz Pujalt, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of UPMC

Sat. Sep. 17, 2016 | 8:30-5:30pm
This conference will educate medical and behavioral health professionals on Transgender-related issues.

Fri. Sep. 16, 2016 | 3:00-4:00pm
Understanding Our Students
Understanding Our Students, a series exploring the rich diversity of our student population.  This unique series features a Pitt faculty facilitator and a panel of students to discuss perspectives of specific student populations. 

Sun. Sep. 11, 2016 | 8:00-10:00am
Persad Center Donut Dash
Run, Walk, Eat Donuts.  Now is the time to get registered for Donut Dash 2016.  Registration is open and we'd love to see you there.  A benefit for PERSAD Center's services to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV.  Presented by PNC

Thu. Sep. 8, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm
SAVE THE DATE for the PRIDE HEALTH WELCOME EVENT for new Medical and Health Sciences students, as well as residents and fellows who are now members of PRIDE Health.

Fri. Sep. 2, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Center for Health Equity September Journal Club Meeting
Monthly Journal Club meeting to facilitate dialogue about health equity among faculty, students, staff and community members

Fri. Sep. 2, 2016 | 8:00 pm -7:00 pm
The University of Pittsburgh will host an exhibit to showcase the U. S. Army's medical expertise and PITT researchers' cutting-edge work in rehabilitation technology for wounded service members.

Thu. Jun. 30, 2016 | 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
UPMC's Employee Resource Group Annual Social Event
Employee Resources Social

Sun. Jun. 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm -3:00 pm
4 Wheel City at Three Rivers Arts Festival
4 Wheel City rocks the stage as part of the Welcome to Reality tour at Three Rivers Art Festival!

Sun. Jun. 12, 2016 | 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Pittsburgh PRIDE March
2016 Pittsburgh Pride Equality March/PrideFest Event (lineup begins at 10:45 am), the march is approximately one mile and begins at 12:00 pm.

Thu. Jun. 9, 2016 | (All day)-(All day)
15th Annual Philadephia Trans-Health Conference
The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is a program of Mazzoni Center. This free conference offers three full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people and their communities. Now in its 15th year, the conference draws a diverse group of over 3,500 people of many gender identities and expressions from across the country and around the globe.

Sat. Apr. 30, 2016 | 10:00 pm -1:00 pm
Community Empowerment Association Inc./Community College Job and Career Fair
The Community Empowerment Association Inc., in conjunction with Community College of Allegheny County, will host a Job and Career Fair on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Thu. Apr. 21, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development 2016
The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity issues on campus and develop the skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Whether it’s expanding your diversity mindfulness in classroom discussions, or designing learning activities that incorporate a variety of perspectives, these workshops are appropriate for anyone who wants to deepen, expand, or recalibrate their teaching practice

Fri. Apr. 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PRIDE HEALTH Meet Medical School Applicants at the School of Medicine 2nd Look Event!
Prospective applicants to Pitt Medical School will be joining students and hopefully also faculty and residents/fellows at an event on FRIDAY APRIL 15. We are hoping for a great turnout. Food provided by PRIDEHealth!!

Tue. Apr. 12, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pitt alumni, current students, faculty and University leaders will share their experiences and explore the evolving efforts of the University in working with LGBTQ students through its resources, programming, curriculum and culture.

Mon. Apr. 11, 2016 | (All day)-(All day)
Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development 2016
The Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity issues on campus and develop the skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Whether it's expanding your diversity mindfulness in classroom discussions, or designing learning activities that incorporate a variety of perspectives, these workshops are appropriate for anyone who wants to deepen, expand, or recalibrate their teaching practice.

Mon. Mar. 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences 2016 Health Disparities Poster Competition

Sat. Mar. 19, 2016 | 12:00 pm -10:00 pm
The 36th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival
Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies, the event will feature music, food, dance, arts, crafts, and children's activities from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Differences in Physicians' Verbal and Nonverbal Communication with Black and White Patients at the End of Life
Diversity in Practice Speaker Series

Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
African Genetic Ancestry is Associated with Sleep Depth in Older African Americans
Diversity in Practice Speaker Series

Thu. Feb. 11, 2016 | 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
2014 Tamil historical fiction film

ReelAbilities: Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival

We're excited to announce that the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival schedule is now available! The festival runs from October 22 - 29, and tickets go on sale October 1st. Visit our website for more information: 

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences 2015 Health Disparities Poster Competition Call for Abstracts:

Physician Inclusion Council of UPMC/Pitt (PICUP) Health Disparities Conference - Octobr 2, 2015   Submission Deadline February 20, 2015

University of Pittsburgh graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and first professional students (MD, DMD, PharmD, Rehabilitation Science, and Nursing) in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including psychology and social work, are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 HEALTH DISPARITIES POSTER COMPETITION.

Sponsored by the Schools of the Health Sciences, this event will give young researchers an opportunity to present their work and expand their scientific professional skill set. The term “disparities” applies to differences in health status in any studied population compared to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population. We expect to see work in disparities based upon race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and other parameters.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Starzl Biomedial Science Tower
South Lobby

The University of Pittsburgh, Office of Health Sciences Diversity and PRIDE Health present:

"DSD 101: Dealing with Reproductive Diversity"
Speaker: Arlene Baratz, MD, Allegheny Health Network.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1, 3550 Terrace Street in Oakland

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested but not required.

Faces of Diversity: A Social Justice Perspective, sponsored by the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development, University of Pittsburgh.

The topic for the workshop is "You Just Don't Know How Much it Hurts: A Discussion about Racial Microaggressions in the Context of Higher Education". The presenter is Janard Pendleton, Manager, Office of College and Career Readiness, Pittsburgh Public Schools. 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
6th Floor William Pitt Union

Deadline to RSVP is November 17 to or 412-648-7834

The University of Pittsburgh, Office of Health Sciences Diversity presents "Recruiting Prospective Faculty-Diversity and Legal Issues".

The speakers are Carol White Mohamed, Director, Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh and Alan M. Pittler, JD, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel.

Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1, 4th Floor

Salk Symposium 2014 - Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium on Sustainability: Survival of the Wisest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
William Pitt Student Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
All sessions except the luncheon will be held in the Assembly Room. The luncheon will be in the Ballroom.

Join us for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, showcasing his commitment to a sustainable human future. The program will be a look forward, addressing sustainability from a number of different perspectives with a focus on the environment, global health, and the human dimension of what will be required to bring about constructive change.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and Office of the Provost, and the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation, this event brings together academic and business leaders for a day-long program. Looking at the relationship between sustainability and public health, session topics will include population health, the nexus between sustainability and a green economy, and sustainable businesses in sustainable communities.

STEP AFRIKA! Steppin' Into National Donor Sabbath Celebration.

Proudly presented by CORE and The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Diversity

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm
University of Pittsburgh's Campus
Alumni Hall, 7th Floor
4227 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Event is free and open to the public

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Office of Health Sciences Diversity

 Present a talk with Carla White, Director, Innovative Leadership and Diversity, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. "Innovative Leadership and Diversity: Infrastructure for Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion, An Outcomes Approach"

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Salk Hall, Room 355
3501 Terrace Street in Oakland
Free and open to the public

JFILM and FISA Foundation

present the 2nd Annual "ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival", October 22, 26, & 30, 2014.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Founder and Director, Salud para Ninos "Providing Health Care for an Invisible Community: Salud Para Ninos 14 Years Making a Difference in the Community"
Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Scientific Director, Center for Health Equity Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies "Outcomes of a Male-to-Male Community Health Worker Intervention with Latinos"

US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health - Second United States Conference on African Immigrant Health

September 19-21, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA.
Doubletree Hotel
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

A Call to Men

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), with support from FISA Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, invite you to join us for "A Call to Men: A Call to Action", Thursday, September 11, 2014
9:00 am - 4 pm
Rodef Shalom, 4905
5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Join Tony Porter, internationally known author, activist and lecturer in conversation about healthy, respectful masculinity and men’s role in ending violence against women and girls. His agency “A CALL TO MEN” challenges communities to think differently about the ways we raise boys, including how rigid messages of manhood create pain and isolation and ultimately promote violence. This workshop will focus on how we can do better in supporting healthy individuals and vibrant communities and will highlight local men who are engaged in this work.
Lunch will be provided and there is free parking. There is no cost for the event

Kelly Strayhorn - Dance Alloy Presents Dance Performance on Mental Illness/Poverty/Addiction

“being Here…/this time”, Friday, August 15 at 8 PM artist and choreographer Marjani Forté examines the delicate intersections of mental illness, addiction and systemic poverty in her residency reworking of being Here.../this time at The Alloy Studios in East Liberty/Friendship. This event is pay-what-you-can, as part of KST’s East Liberty LIVE! summer series.

NOTE TIME SENSITIVE: University of Pittsburgh, Human Engineering Research Laboratories

present "Tech Link Lego-Robotics Summer Experience Camps for children ages five to fourteen. All camps are held at The University of Pittsburgh @ Bakery Square. Space is limited and the camps are free. Dates are August 11, 12, 14 and 15, 2014. Please click on the links to the flyer and the application link for additional information and to enroll.

Pittsburgh Pride Event

PRIDE EVENT INFO: On behalf of the Education, Outreach, and Diversity team (RST EOD), we want to thank you for joining us as we celebrated Pittsburgh Pride Week! Exploring intersections of diversity, disability, and athletics through tours, demos, and panel discussions. We began the day with a Tour of Human Engineering Research Laboratories and Pitt Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department’s research and fabrication facilities. The Event was co-hosted by Google, Pitt’s RST Department, and the Human Engineering Research Laboratories with lots of help from the Office of Health Sciences Diversity and Pitt's Student for Disability Advocacy Group. Special thanks to Gerry Katilius (Google), Paula Davis (Health Sciences Diversity), Nathan Hogaboom (SDA Group) for contributing their time and effort to this initiative. Please enjoy a few snapshots of the day!

Moderator, Gerry Katilius from Google; Dan McCoy, 2014 US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team; Joy Nix, Three Rivers Rowing; Dr. Liz Winter, Clinical Assistant Professor Academic Coordinator, Child Welfare Education for Leadership Program (CWEL) University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work; Dr. Michael Boniger, Professor and Chair, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Darnell J. Dinkins, from Pittsburgh, PA, former NFL player with The Pittsburgh Steelers and also played football with the University of Pittsburgh and Schenley High School.

Health Sciences Health Disparities Poster Competition

The fourth annual Health Sciences Health Disparities Poster Competition took place on April 7, 2014 in the Biomedical Science Tower. The competition provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their investigation in the very important area of health disparities. X posters with topics ranging from autism to global health to teen pregnancy were presented by graduate (masters and doctoral) and first professional students from across the Health Sciences, the School of Social Work and the departments of Psychology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. 

Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Social Work
Orrin F. Tiberi, GSPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Helena Edmonds, GSPH, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Molly Cannon, School of Nursing
All of the contestants who displayed their work for the poster session.

The 2014 LGBT Health Workforce Conference

will be held on May 1-3, 2014 in New York, NY. The focus is "Engineering Institutions and Empowering Individuals to Better Serve LGBT Communities." Although the conference is designed for health professionals, educators, and students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate), all who are interested are invited to attend. CME credit will be available. The

University of Pittsburgh School of Education Center for Urban Education

presents "Stakes Is High: Educating New Century Students", Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The speaker is Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD, Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information, contact Gretchen Hilderbrand, Center Administrator at The event is free and open to the public. Please bring new and gently used books to donate for children in pre-K through high school.

Schools of the Health Sciences

present Health Disparities Poster Competition. Join us as young researchers present their work and expand their scientific skill set in addressing "health disparities" - gaps in health status, quality, or equity in any studied population relative to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population. This fourth annual event will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm in the Thomas Starzl Biomedical Science Tower Lobby and S100. The event is free and open to the public. Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Psychology and Social Work will be represented. Prizes awarded for "Best Poster", Graduate Student, First Professional Student, Postdoctoral Trainee, Best Community Service Project. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please contact Health Sciences Diversity, 412-648-----2066 or

The Center for Health Equity invites you to the April Journal Club

Meeting, Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room A215 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health.The Center for Health Equity (CHE) hosts a monthly Journal club to facilitate dialogue about health equity among faculty, students, staff, and community members. We hope to spark an intellectualy enriching discussion regarding ways to research a problem or intervene to contribute to the solution. The April discussion facilitated by: Natalie C. Blais, Recruitment and Academic Affairs Administrator, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS), University of Pittsburgh and Martha A. Terry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS), University of Pittsburgh. Please help spread the word. Feel free to bring your lunch, coffee and treats will be served. All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome! Upcoming Journal Club Meetings: May 2, 2014 and June 6, 2014.

Faces of Diversity: A Social Justice Perspective

sponsored by the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development "Breaking Down Bars", a discussion on race and religion. Join us as Dr. R. Drew Smith, Professor of Urban Mnistry at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, leads a discussion on these "forbidden topics." The event will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm at the William Pitt Union, room 630. Free lunch provided. To RSVP, call Tynetta Hall no later than March 31, 2014 at 412-648-7831.

Our Health Matters, Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pennsylvania on behalf of Donate Life PA.

Join us for this discussion on the minority health crisis in Pittsburgh and how we can help our community. Diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity are affecting our neighborhoods, leading to African-Americans and Hispanics representing more than fifty-five percent of those on the organ transplantation waiting list. This important talk will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at The University Club, University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The time, 8:00 am - 11:30 am and the cost is free.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Office of Health Sciences Diversity

present "Recruiting Prospective Faculty - Diversity and Legal Issues", Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm, Graduate School of Public Health, Crabtree Hall, Room A522. The presenters of the talk are Carol White Mohamed, Director, Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion and Alan M. Pittler, JD, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel. A copy of the flyer is attached for your review. Mohamed Pittler Lecture Spring 14 Final_mb

Man-Up: A Men’s Leadership Program

Friday, March 14, 2014
Registration and networking at 8:30, program 9-11:30 a.m.
University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213

DESCRIPTION: Jackson Katz is an internationally recognized educator, author and filmmaker with a message worth hearing: We will not solve community-level violence until we address violence in the home and within the family. Rather than viewing sexual and domestic violence as women’s issues, he argues that these issues are vitally important to men, especially men in positions of family, community, professional, and political leadership.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America and the U.S. military. He is the creator of the film Tough Guise 2, and author of The Macho Paradox and Leading Men. For more information, see

INTENDED AUDIENCE: For men who are mentors, fathers, educators, coaches, health professionals, human service providers, business leaders, activists, change-makers, or community leaders: If you care about investing in character building for youth, combating gang violence, preventing child abuse and fostering a culture of respect toward women, and you are committed to preventing all forms of harassment, abuse and violence, this workshop is for you.

TO REGISTER: No cost but pre-registration is required by March 7.

Info about CEU’s and a complete list of program partners is available at the registration link.

QUESTIONS: For questions or to request accommodations, call Sue at 412-456-5550 

The Center for Health Equity

announces the following events for this week. Lecture on undocumented Latino students, in progress but available after the lecture at; LGBTQA panel discussion; lecture and panel discussion on Vietnam War; Brazillian jazz performance; educating teens about HIV/AIDS Third Annual Health Weekend and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert. Additional detailed information about the above events can be found on the Center for Health Equity website at

PITT Public Health Info Session: HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program (Revised!)

The Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for students interested in working on Hispanic health research. A Career Services Workshop, with guest speaker Michelle Quinteros, will address the students on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm in Room 109 Parran Hall. Registration is required by February 26 on Pitt Bridges or Facebook and at For additional information please contact Sonja Lane at The event flyer is attached for your review. Pitt Public Health Event Flyer

LEND of Pittsburgh Open House

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Martin Colloquium Conference Room, 4th floor, rooms 4125 and 4127, Sennott Square, Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street. During the Open House, you and interested students will be able to meet and chat with Co-Directors, Drs. Robert Noll and Miya Asato; LEND faculty, staff and current students. We will be there to answer your questions and to help you learn more about the LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh. We look forward to seeing you there! For additional information please contact Amy L. Wetmore, Program Coordinator, LEND Center of Pittsburgh, 412-692-6538, or 2014 Recruitment Flyer LEND

The AAMC will hold a webinar

entitled "Charting a Course as a Clinician Investigator: Many Alternatives to the Demands of Being a PI" on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 2:00-3:00pm EST. A second webinar, "Navigating through the AHRQ's Career Development Opportunities, Application Preparation and Review Process,” will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST.

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Office of Health Sciences Diversity

present Jeanette E. South-Paul, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh "Modern Academic Family: Archie Bunker, Cosby Show, Glee or Modern Family", Thursday, January 23, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Forbes Tower, Room 4060, 300 Meyran Avenue in Oakland. Light refreshments served, free and open to the public. South Paul SHRS Jan 2014

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Office of Health Sciences Diversity

present "Closing the Oral Health Gap: Diversity and Inclusion in Dental Education". The speaker is Kim C. D'Abreu, MPH, Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion, American Dental Education Association. The talk will take place on Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Salk Hall, Room 355, 3501 Terrace Street in Oakland. Free and open to the public. A copy of the flyer is attached for additional information. DAbreu Feb 7 2014

Black History Month Tea

Please join the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing for the Black History Month Tea, Monday, February 3, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at The University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland Campus. The Featured speaker is Dina L. Clark, Senior Director, YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, January 28 to 412-624-0856 or email

Bridges to Health Care Summit, January 31, 2014

Providing educational options, along with career awareness, all while promoting success inside the classroom and in the workplace, are just a few of the ways UPMC is helping students make an easier transition from their high school halls to the “real world.”

On Jan. 31, more than 100 high school students from schools all over the Greater Pittsburgh area attended the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion’s Next Steps Bridges to Health Care Careers Program summit at the Herberman Conference Center, in Shadyside, to gain insight from representatives from UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh, the Community College of Allegheny County and Kaplan Career Institute on how to pursue a career in the health care field upon graduation, while engaging with professionals from a variety of health care careers.

University of Pittsburgh Year of Healthy U

This year Pitt is studying, recognizing, and appreciating practices that promote good health, showing how a cross disciplinary understanding of health can lead to better lives. The Year of Healthy U will advance our understanding of health in all its forms and renew our commitment to fostering a healthy community.