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Patricia Opresko - Professional Organizations

Committees - University/Institute of Higher Education

Years

Committee

Position

Jan 2010, 2013 University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Faculty Search Committee Member
May 2010 Center For Nucleic Acids Science And Technology, Carnegie Mellon University Invited member
February 2010 Workshop “Advancing to an Academic Position: Being Prepared for the Job Market” Invited Panalist
October 2010 Organized a session on “Telomere, Aging and Human Disease” at the 41th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, Dallas, TX Co-Chair
August 2009 - present MSTP Enrichment Curriculum Committee Member
August 2009 Organized a session on “DNA Damage, Repair and Aging” at the 10th Annual International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, Florence, Italy Co-organizer and co-chair
May 2009 2009 UPPDA Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium Faculty dinner table host
February 2009 Interview students for MBSB graduate program Interviewer
November 2008 Interviewed for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette “The Thinkers” column.  Nov 3 issue “Researcher Seeks Clues to Aging in Our DNA” – Mark Roth Interviewee
October 2008 Organized a session on “DNA Damage in Neurodegration, Aging and Cancer” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, PR Co-organizer and Co-chair
June 2008 - present GSPH Academic Integrity Committee Member
August 2008 - present Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee – Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh Member
April 2008 - present Department of EOH STEER high school student summer internship.  Committee to select interns Member
April 2008 - present Department of EOH summer undergraduate internship program.  Committee to select interns. Member
May 2008 10th Annual Midwest DNA Repair Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA.  Committee to select oral presentations from submitted abstracts Member
April 2008 11th Annual NIEHS Career Fair Invited panelist for Tenure-track Academia
April 2008 2008 Course in Scientific Management and Leadership
University of Pittsburgh
Session: “Challenges and Barriers to Academic Career Success: What are They and How to Overcome Them”
Invited Panelist
May 2007 Pittsburgh Chromatin Club
Spring 2007 Mini-symposium, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Chair Session 1
May 2006 International Workshop on RecQ Helicases and Other Helicases in Telomere Maintenance and Related Pathways, Lansdowne Co-organizer
2006 - present Graduate Advisory Committee: Environmental Health Sciences  graduate program, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh Member
2006 Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Dean's Day Student Research Competition: Delta Omega Poster and Rosenkranz Awards Judge
2006 - present Curriculum Committee: Environmental Health Sciences graduate program, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh Member
2000-2005 Committee for Organizing Seminars in the Laboratory for Molecular Gerontology, NIA, NIH, Baltimore, MD Member

Journal Reviewing

2000 - 2004 Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Cancer Research, Human Genetics Chemico-Biological Interactions, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
2005 - 2006 FEBS Letters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Oncogene
2006 - 2007 DNA Repair, Central European Journal of Physics, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Oncogene, Cancer Research
2007 - 2008 Mechanisms of Aging and Development, EMBO J, BMC Medicine, Oncogene, Neurobiology of Aging, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
2008 - 2009 Biochimica and Biophysica acta, Cancer Research, EMBO J, IJCEM, Mechanisms of Aging and Development, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Molecular Biology, Journal Cell Science Molecular Microbiology
2009 - 2010 Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, EMBO J, PLoS Genetics, Toxicological Sciences, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, PNAS, DNA Repair, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, Journal of Cell Science, Mechanisms of Aging and Development
2010 - 2011 Biochemistry, Mechanisms of Aging and Development, EMBO J, Nucleic Acids Research, PLoS Genetics, DNA Repair
2011 - 2012 DNA Repair, Nucleic Acids Research, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, PLoS Genetics, Molecular Cancer, Biochemistry, Carcinogenesis, Frontiers in Life Science, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Mutation Research
2012 - 2013 PLoS ONE, PLoS Genetics, Carcinogenesis, Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, Nucleic Acids Research, Frontiers in Life Science, Aging Cell, Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology, DNA Repair

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

1999 - present American Association for Cancer Research
2005 - present Environmental Mutagen Society
2006 - present University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Molecular Oncology program
2010 - present Invited member of the Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

Study Sections, Review Panels, and Related Advisory Boards

Date Position Organization and Nature of Activity
5/22/13 Reviewer University of Pittsburgh CDRF research proposal
10/2/12 Reviewer Women’s Cancer Research Center and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pilot Project Program. University of Pittsburgh
5/30/12 External Reviewer Fondazione Telethon – Foundation funds research towards a cure for muscular dystrophies and genetic diseases
3/23/12 Reviewer CTSI(Clinical and Translational Science Institute) -PEIR program
2/21/12 External Reviewer Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Pilot proposals; for the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
2/10/12 External Reviewer Johns Hopkins University of Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core proposal
1/13/12 External Reviewer Diabetes UK charity, RD Lawrence Fellowship program
May 2011 Reviewer UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute Pilot Funding program
4/29/11 External Reviewer Fondazione Telethon – Foundation funds research towards a cure for muscular dystrophies and genetic diseases
2/24/11 Member Study Section, NIEHS, Special emphasis panel review of Outstanding New Environmental Scientist RFA 10-004, ZES1 TN-J R01
10/1-2/2007 Member Study Section, NIGMS, MBRS Support of Competitive Research Review Panel, ZGM1 MBRS-7 CC

Leadership in Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies

Date Position Organization
2012 Invited to chair a meeting session 2012 Gordon Conference on DNA Damage, Mutation and Cancer. Session on Role of Telomeres in Genomic Instability and Canver
2011 - 2013 Member Environmental Mutagen Society Awards and Honors Committee
2010 Invited to chair a meeting session 2011 FASEB meeting on Helicases and NTP-Driven Nucleic Acid Motors
2010 Chair of Plenary Lecture session Selected to introduce the Plenary Lecture speaker Dr. Thomas Kensler at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, Dallas, TX
2010 Co-Chair and organize a session on "Telomeres, Aging and Human Disease" Environmental Mutagen Society, 41st Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
2009 Co-chair and organized a session on "DNA Damage, Repair and Aging" 10th Annual International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, Florence, Italy.Co-organizer and co-chair
2008 Co-chair, Session on DNA repair, aging, neurodegeneration, and cancer Environmental Mutagen Society, 39th annual meeting program committee
2006 - 2010 Member, Program Committee Environmental Mutagen Society, 38th annual meeting program committee