Classes September 2013

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.

Classes are held on the first floor of Falk Library (200 Scaife Hall) in Classroom 1 and on the upper floor of the library in Classroom 2. All classes are open to faculty, staff, and students of the schools of the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. They are also open to UPMC residents and fellows.

Faculty, staff and students of the schools of the health sciences will need a valid Pitt ID or e-mail account to attend these classes. UPMC residents/fellows will need to show their UPMC IDs.

No registration is required, except where noted. Seating for classes is first-come, first-served, until the class is full. Classes marked with an asterisk (*) qualify for American Medical Association Category 2 continuing education credit.

Class schedules are subject to change. Please consult the online class calendar for the most current information.


Current Climate of Regulations Concerning Data Management (102 Benedum Hall)
(Registration required)

Wednesday, September 11 Noon-1 p.m.

EndNote Basics (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Thursday, September 19 2-4 p.m.

Introduction to HSLS Resources and Services at Falk Library
(Meet inside entrance to Library)

Friday, September 20 9-10 a.m.

Also offered upon request to groups or individuals. Call 412-648-8866.

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Boot Camp (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Thursday, September 19 Noon-1 p.m.

Painless PubMed* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Monday, September 10 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 18 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26 4-5 p.m.
Monday, September 30 Noon-1 p.m.

PowerPoint for Conference Posters (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Tuesday, September 24 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Prezi for Presentations (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, September 18 10 a.m.-noon


Locating Gene/Protein Information 1: Literature* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, September 18 1-3 p.m.

Locating Gene/Protein Information 2: Databases* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, September 25 1-3 p.m.


DNA/RNA Immunoprecipitation (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Monday, September 9 10:30 a.m.-noon

How to Process Histology Images in Photoshop-the Basics (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Tuesday, September 17 1-2:30 p.m.


Customized classes can be developed for your department, course, or other group.


FlashClass is a “deal of the week” Groupon-like offer of timely and useful learning. Each week’s offer proposes one or two topics, and you’re invited to sign up to attend a one-hour class the following week. If at least three people sign up, we’ll hold the class. (We’ll notify you either way.)