Health Sciences Diversity

MWPs are MVPs Minority Women Professionals are MVPs Conference Series

October 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

In Pittsburgh, PA, we have partnered with the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Women and Girls Foundation, and African American Leadership Association for a bona fide Steel City adventure. Our Keynote will be delivered by Marita Garrett, Wilkinsburg City Councilwoman and candidate for Mayor of Wilkinsburg. Other Speakers and workshop leaders include: Paula K. Davis, MA, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh, Kyshira M. Moffett, MBA, Digital brand strategist and Chief Bombshell Officer of The KSM Group Founder, #HerMovement, Samantha Hartzman, Senior Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility, BNY Mellon, , Darcel Madkins, President of African American Employee Business Resource Group(AA EBRG) and Business Analyst for PNC Bank, Lee Ann Munger, Interim Executive Director, Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh, Sandra A. Murray,Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology, Weisz Ora Anna,Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Ashli Molinero DSc, Director, UPMC Disabilities Resource Center, Rachel Kallem Whitman EdD, Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Deptartment, Duquesne University, Disability Advocate and Mental Health Blogger, Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, MPH, CHES, Community Health Director, American Heart Association, Kenya Matthews, Digital Product Manager for PNC Financial Services, Nicole Webster, Corporate Citizenship Lead, Pittsburgh Office of Accenture, Tara Simmons, Vice President, Women and Girls Foundation, Esa Matius Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science and Director UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service. We will also have a special workshop on integrating yoga and mindfulness into your busy day by Jamie DeMarco.

University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Diversity's Scaife Hall 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA     

Early bird Special Rates, register before Friday, September 1, 2017.  Space is limited to 125 people.  This event has been approved for Continuing Medical Education credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

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Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh, Scaife Hall Conference Center, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA, located on the 11th floor of Scaife Hall.  Enter on Terrace Street to the lobby and take elevators to the 11th floor.  Conference Center is located on your left as you exit the elevators. 

Directions and Parking Information

Looking at the map included in the directions brochure, Scaife Hall is located above UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, main entrance on Terrace Street, directly across from the Petersen Event Center.  P1 and P2 is the parking garage.  Entrances are located on Lothrop Street and Terrace Street.  There is also on street parking on Lothrop Street and De Soto Street at the city parking kiosks.  Port Authority of Allegheny County offers bus service to the Oakland area at  There are two bus routes to Terrace Street from Fifth Avenue, #81 Oak Hill and #83 Bedford Hill.  If accessing the bus schedules, make sure you check times for Saturday as they may differ from the regular service Monday - Friday. 

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.