Schedule at a Glance

The Pittsburgh Study retreat begins with an incredible line-up of speakers. In the afternoon, we will break into working groups, dive into the different facets of the study, and develop a game plan for moving forward. The day will end with a report out from each subcommittee on the goals of their team and a look ahead to the next steps. RSVP here by June 19.

7:30 - 8 a.m.


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Morning Session


Welcome and Introductions

Terence S. Dermody, MD

Host: Terence S. Dermody, MD
Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director,
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics,
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Opening Remarks

Rich Fitzgerald
County Executive


How Can The Pittsburgh Study Serve the Public Health Needs of Allegheny County Children?

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH 

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Director, Allegheny County Health Department


Precision Genomic Medicine: Emerging Lessons from Population Cohorts and MegaBiobanks

Christopher J. O’Donnell, MD, MPH 

Keynote Speaker: Christopher J. O’Donnell, MD, MPH
Scientific Director, Boston CSPEC & MVP, VA Boston Healthcare System
Director, Center for Population Genomics, VA Boston Healthcare System
Chief, Cardiology Section Administration, Department of Medicine, Boston Healthcare System
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Guest Researcher, Intramural Administration Management Branch,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH


The Pittsburgh Girls Study

Stephanie D. Stepp, PhD 

Stephanie D. Stepp, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


From 9 Months to 90+ Years: The Origin of Human Health

Yoel Sadovsky, MD 

Yoel Sadovsky, MD
Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute
Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women's Health Research,
Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,
Vice Chair (Research), Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences,
Associate Dean, Women’s Health Research and Reproductive Sciences,

University of Pittsburgh


Synergies Between All of Us Pennsylvania and The Pittsburgh Study

Steven E. Reis, MD 

Steven E. Reis, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, Health Sciences,
Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Clinical and, Translational Science,
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Pittsburgh

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.



Informal discussion can continue over a buffet lunch.

1:15 - 4 p.m.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Subcommittees will work in teams to delve into the details of their specific area of study.

4 - 5 p.m.


Wrap-up and Subcommittee Report Out

Subcommittees will reconvene over wine and cheese and review the takeaways from the day.