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Educational Programs

In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, and after much disussion and careful consideration, all of the meetings and seminar series below have been placed on hold until further notice.  The health and safety of all of our STI and UPMC attendees comes first and we do not wish to take any risks at this time.  We will update this page as to when these will resume.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Transplantation Biology Seminar Series

Seminars are on Fridays at Noon in the BST 1595 Conference Room (exceptions are italicized on schedule below). Click on the speaker's name to see the full informational flyer.  A light lunch is provided. 
December 13, 2019
Jamil Azzi, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
January 10, 2020
Reza Abdi, MD; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
February 14, 2020
Special STI Seminar: Dr. Timothy Hand, University of Pittsburgh
March 6, 2020
Ana Konvalinka, PhD, MD; Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network
April 3, 2020
Thalachallour Mohanakumar, PhD; St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
May 1, 2020
William Drobyski, MD; Medical College of Wisconsin
June 12, 2020
Gilles Benichou, PhD; Harvard Medical School
For more information, please contact:
Amy Nye
(412) 383-5774

Research in Progress Seminars

Meetings take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the BST's 15th-floor conference room (room 1595). Light lunch is provided.

Note: There are 2 presenters on each date - the first presents from 12:00-12:30, and the second from 12:30-1:00

January 17, 2020

Craig Byersdorfer

 February 21, 2020

Heth Turnquist
David Rothstein

March 20, 2020
Kanishka Mohib
Qing Ding

David Rothstein

April 17, 2020
Ryosuke Nakano
Jun Tan

Angus Thomson
Geetha Chalasani

May 15, 2020
Hamza Yazdani
Tengfang Li

Samer Tohme
Heth Turnquist

June 19, 2020
Steve Sanders
Christof Kaltenmeier

Matt Nicotra
David Geller

July 17, 2020
Khodor Abou Daya

Fadi Lakkis /
Martin Oberbarnscheidt

August 21, 2020


September 18, 2020


October 16, 2020


November 20, 2020


December 18, 2020


For more information, please contact:

Janet Coulter
(412) 648-3926

Journal Club

Meetings take place on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the BST's 15th-floor conference room (room 1595).  Please click on the speaker's name below to access the paper being discussed/presented. A light lunch is provided.
Speaker #1:
Basic Scientist
Speaker #2:
January 24, 2020Dr. Hossam Abdelsamed

February 28, 2020Dr. Kanishka Mohib Dr. Martin Wijkstrom
April 24, 2020Dr. Doug Landsittel
May 22, 2020 Dr. Doug Landsittel
June 26, 2020Dr. Jason Ossart 
For more information, please contact:
Adrian Morelli
(412) 624-2193

Transplantation Grand Rounds

Transplantation Grand Rounds will take place every Friday at 8:00 a.m. in the MUH 7 Main LHAS Auditorium
(Note: Bolded text denotes External Speakers) 
September 13, 2019
Sundaram Hariharan
September 20, 2019
Adrian Morellil
September 27, 2019
Dorry Segev
October 4, 2019Amit Tevar
October 11, 2019
Diana Metes
October 18, 2019Christie Thomas, MBBS, University of Iowa Health Care
October 25, 2019
Christine Wu
November 1, 2019

November 8, 2019 
November 15, 2019
Peter Reese, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania
December 6, 2019
Jullie Ingelfinger, MD, Massachustts General Hospital
December 13, 2019
Anthony (Jake) Demetris
December 20, 2019
Winn Cashion
January 10, 2020
Dana Jorgensen
January 17, 2020
Mindi Styn
January 24, 2020Aravind Cherukuri
January 31, 2020David McMichael
February 7, 2020
 Fernanda Silveria
February 14, 2020
Akhil Sharma
February 21, 2020 Raman Venkataramanan
February 28, 2020

Angus Thomson

March 6, 2020


March 13, 2020 Spring Holiday, University Closed
March 20, 2020 Chethan Puttarajappa
March 27, 2020


Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, Duke Univeristy School of Medicine

     LOCATION CHANGE: UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC

April 3, 2020 Henkie Tan
April 10, 2020 Rohan Mehta
April 17, 2020 Nirav Shah
April 24, 2020 Jaideep Behari
May 1, 2020Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, Emory University School of Medicine
May 8, 2020 Chris Hughes
May 15, 2020 Naudia Jonassaint
May 22, 2020 Doug Landsittel
May 29, 2020 Michele Molinari
June 5, 2020Peter Abt, MD, University of Pennsylvania
June 12, 2020 

For more information, please contact Kristie Bowman at (412) 648-4058;  bowmankl2@upmc.edu