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Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

New process for NIH Modular Budget Submissions

The Office of Research continues to address efficiency on the Grants Management Team. Effective immediately, the following process has been streamlined.  

Grubs Receives the 2015 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Robin Grubs, director of the genetic counseling program, won the award for her dedication to her students and her constant pursuit of the most comprehensive and current training. 

Mallinckrodt Grant Program

The University of Pittsburgh may submit two grant applications to the Mallinckrodt Grant Program of the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation. A grant from this program provides $60,000 per year in direct costs for three years.  

NIH Biosketch training

Got questions about how to use NCBI’s SciENcv to produce the new NIH biosketch?  

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools

Center for Health Equity Announces Membership to Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools 

Each Hour Watching Television Increases Diabetes Risk, Pitt Public Health Finds

 A well-known lifestyle intervention already proven to increase physical activity levels and decrease weight has now been shown to successfully reduce participants’ time spent sitting and watching television, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Faculty Scholars Program

The Howards Hughes Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation have partnered to establish the Faculty Scholars Program.  

Successful Housing Program Selects Second Replication Site

Prevention Point Philadelphia will replicate a housing first, harm reduction model of care that was created by The Open Door, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that has shown that its services improve adherence to HIV treatment through the provision of stable housing. With funding support from AIDS United and the MAC AIDS Fund, The Open Door will provide a sub-grant and technical assistance to Prevention Point Philadelphia to initiate its own ho... 

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