Classes for January 2014

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.

No registration is required for any of these classes. Seating for classes is first-come, first-served, until the class is full. 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.

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.


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.)


EndNote Basics (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Thursday, January 23 10 a.m.-noon

Painless PubMed* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Tuesday, January 7 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 15 noon-1 p.m.
Friday, January 24 4-5 p.m.
Monday, January 27 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Prezi for Presentations (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Tuesday, January 28 12:30-2:30 p.m.


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

Wednesday, January 8 1-4 p.m.

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

Wednesday, January 15 1-4 p.m.

Genome Browsers 1* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, January 22 1-4 p.m.

Genome Browsers 2* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, January 29 1-4 p.m.


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