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Pitt Vaccine Researcher Among First to Study Zika Virus Causing Birth Defects in Brazil

When Ernesto Marques, M.D., Ph.D., first started hearing of strange rashes in Brazilian patients, he didn’t think much of it – perhaps it was a mild strain of dengue.So the University of Pittsburgh scientist and Brazilian citizen was quite surprised when his laboratory tests came back revealing it was a mosquito-borne virus called Zika that had most recently been implicated in outbreaks nearly half a world away in Polynesia.And now, nine months l... 

Funding Opportunity

National Institutes of Health: Limited Submissions- One Application per University 

Pitt Public Health Part of International Study that Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. 

CRAB Invite

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) invites any faculty member or student doing research to utilize its Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) for assistance. 

Russell Rule Rycheck Award Application Deadline

For MPH students to develop skills to add to their professional tool bag. Get details at and apply by December 4. 

Velpandi Ayyavoo appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Velpandi Ayyavoo , PhD, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, has agreed to serve as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Pitt Public Health,  taking the reins from Todd Reinhart, ScD, who will be leaving the University of Pittsburgh to take a position as Dean of Sciences and Health Professions at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  The associate dean for faculty affairs oversees all faculty activities including the appointments... 

Dr. Buchanich Interviewed About Increase in Drug Overdoses

Faculty member Dr. Jeanine Buchanich was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about the increase in drug overdoses in Pennsylvania. 

Pitt study looks at HIV+ older adults leading healthy lives

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor in BCHS and Director of the Center for LGBT Health Research, was featured in the Pittsburgh Trib Total Media for his HIV study.  

Pilot Grants for Research on Opioid Drug and Heroin Addiction

Given the intensity of the overdose epidemic, Dean Burke has launched a new Pilot Grant Program entitled Advancing Research on Opioid Drug and Heroin Addiction. Awards will be for $25,000 for one year, and we expect to fund 3 projects. Projects should address important aspects of opioid drug and/or heroin drug addiction and build on existing studies in the Graduate School of Public Health, adding new science by obtaining novel measures or outcome... 

Apply for JHF Fellowships on End of Life and IT Innovation

Graduate students from different disciplines can apply to JHF's 2016 QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship and/or the Fellowship on Death and Dying by Friday, December 11, 2015. 

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