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Classes April 2016

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Prezi, bibliographic management, and molecular biology and genetics. 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, who will need a valid Pitt ID or e-mail account. They are also open to UPMC residents and fellows, who will need to show their UPMC IDs.

No registration is required, except where noted. 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, April 14 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Tuesday, April 12 9-10:30 a.m.

Painless PubMed* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Tuesday, April 5 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Monday, April 11 Noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26 9-10 a.m.


Literature Mining: InfoBoosters, Molecular Databases, & F1000Workspace* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 13 1-4 p.m.

Variant Detection & Analysis: CLC Genomics workbench, dbSNP, COSMIC, & more* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, April 27 1-4 p.m.


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