Dr. Vin-Raviv has an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Haifa University in Israel. Her M.P.H. thesis, examined cancer incidence and survival among Holocaust survivors who had immigrated to Israel after World War II and found that Israeli Holocaust survivors had a higher incidence of all cancers, especially breast and colorectal cancer, compared to Jewish immigrants from Europe who had not been interned during the Holocaust. Her Ph.D. thesis followed up this work with a case-control study among Holocaust survivors specifically with breast cancer and found an association between caloric restriction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and breast cancer later in life.
The Cooper Classrooms are located on the ground level of the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave, Shadyside. After entering the building walk to the left past the elevators and gift shop and make the first left down the hallway. Room A is the 1st door in the lobby area.
Parking is available in the garage at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion across the street from the Hillman Cancer Center (~$6 cash/credit for 1-2 hours). There are also parking meters along Centre Avenue, Cypress Street and Baum Boulevard in the blocks surrounding the Cancer Center. The 71A & 71C both travel from Oakland and stop at Cypress Street just beyond the Cancer Center entrance. UPMC and Pitt shuttles also run between Oakland and Shadyside: http://www.pc.pitt.edu/transportation/routes.html http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/visitor-info/Documents/blue-shuttle-schedule.pdf