• Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
  • Physicians Earn 1 CME Credit / Other Health Care Professionals Earn 0.10 CEUs
  • Light lunch provided and registration is not required
  • Contact Kelli Lazar for questions at 412-641-6052 or klazar@mwri.magee.edu


“Is too much sitting a new behavioral risk factor in pregnancy?”

November 7, 2017

Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Activity, and Clinical and Translational Science; Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh

“Expression and function of the C19MC microRNAs in the placenta”

November 14, 2017

Jean-Francois Mouillet, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sadovsky Lab, Magee-Womens Research Institute, Department of Ob/Gyn/RS, University of Pittsburgh


November 14, 2017

Katrina Knight, Moalli Lab, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh

“The mighty mitochondrion: a hub of cardiovascular signaling”

November 21, 2017

Sruti Shiva, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology; Principle Investigator in the Vascular Medicine Institute; Co-Director of the Center for Metabolism and Mitochndrial Medicine

“The neural mechanisms of social bonding, empathy and social loss: Implications for autism”

November 28, 2017

Larry Young, PhD, William P. Timmie Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition

“Interoceptive Awareness Training Facilitates Emotion Regulation Among Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment”

December 5, 2017

Cynthia Price, PhD, MA, LMT, Research Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington


December 12, 2017

Miler Lee, University of Pittsburgh

“Using real-world data to optimize opioid use disorder treatment for pregnant women in Pennsylvania Medicaid”

December 19, 2017

Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

December 26, 2017 - NO MEETING

Distinguished External Speaker - Save the Date

February 5, 2018

Marisa Bartolomei, PhD, Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Co-Director Epigenetics Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Distinguished External Speaker - Save the Date

March 13, 2018

George Plitas, MD, Jeanne A. Petrek Junior Faculty Chair, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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April 3, 2018

Ilene Gipson, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School

Distinguished External Speaker - Save the Date

May 1, 2018

Eric Vilain, MD, PhD; A. James Clark Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National Medical Center; Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Systems Biology, George Washington University

Distinguished External Speaker - Save the Date

May 22, 2018

Serdar Bulun, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, John J. Sciarra Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine, Feinburg School of Medicine