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Educational Programs

UPDATE, as of 04/20/2020:  We will hold Virtual Meetings for STI Grand Rounds, beginning on May 1st.  Please see the schedule below.

UPDATE: We will begin holding Virtual Meetings for Research In Progress Seminars and Journal Club, beginning on April 17th.  Please see the schedule below. 


In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, and after much disussion and careful consideration, all of the in-person 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.


Research in Progress Seminars

Effective April 17th, meetings will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

Note: There are 2 presenters on each date - the first presents from 2:00-2:30, and the second from 2:30-3:00.

January 17, 2020

Craig Byersdorfer

 February 21, 2020

Heth Turnquist
David Rothstein

March 20, 2020
Kanishka Mohib
Qing Ding

David Rothstein

April 17, 2020 (via Zoom)

David Geller and Angus Thomson
David Rothstein

May 15, 2020
Hamza Yazdani
Tengfang Li

Samer Tohme
Heth Turnquist

June 19, 2020

David Geller

July 17, 2020

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

Effective April 17th, meetings will take place on Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Please click on the speaker's name below to access the paper being discussed/presented.
Speaker #1:
Basic Scientist
Speaker #2:
January 24, 2020Dr. Hossam Abdelsamed

February 28, 2020Dr. Kanishka Mohib Dr. Martin Wijkstrom
April 24, 2020 (via Zoom)Dr. Fadi LakkisDr. Sundaram Hariharan
May 29, 2020 (via Zoom)Dr. Heth TurnquistDr. Ivy Melgarejo
June 26, 2020 (via Zoom)Dr. Jason Ossart 
For more information, please contact:
Adrian Morelli
(412) 624-2193

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.

*This series will resume in the Fall of 2020*

For more information, please contact:
Amy Nye
(412) 383-5774

Transplantation Grand Rounds

Beginning May 1st, Transplantation Grand Rounds will take place every Friday at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom.
(Note: Bolded text denotes External Speakers) 
May 1, 2020Chethan Puttarajappa
May 15, 2020Akhil Sharma
May 22, 2020Jaideep Behari
May 29, 2020Naudia Jonassaint
June 5, 2020Nawras Alshoubaki and Ripudaman Munjal
June 12, 2020Christopher Hughes
June 19, 2020To be determined

For more information, please contact:
Kristie Bowman
(412) 648-4058