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Russell Rule Rycheck Award Application Deadline

For MPH students to develop skills to add to their professional tool bag. Get details at publichealth.pitt.edu/scholarships 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. 

Apply for JHF Summer Internship by Feb. 3rd

Graduate students can apply to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's summer internship program by February 3rd: http://www.qitcenter.org/2016-jhf-summer-internship.html  

Pitt-Led Cleft Lip and Palate Project Among the First Selected Under Federal Pediatric Research Act

An innovative federal initiative to accelerate research into pediatric diseases and conditions will fund aUniversity of Pittsburgh-led effort to examine the entire genomes of nearly 1,300 people to learn more about the causes of cleft lip and palate, and look for treatments. 

To Reduce Risk of Infant Death, Shed Excess Pounds Before Becoming Pregnant

Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

To Reduce Risk of Infant Death, Shed Excess Pounds Before Becoming Pregnant

Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

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