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Pitt Researchers Partner With Brazilian Government On Zika Research

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is stepping up its efforts to learn about the Zika virus, which has been linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. … 

The Opioid Epidemic: Pitt Public Health Examines the Data

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Western Pennsylvania is in the midst of a drug overdose epidemic, prompting the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to create a pilot grant project that funds several studies exploring different aspects of the problem. Jeanine Buchanich, Ph.D., deputy director of the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health, discusses her pilot project to examine data on overdose deaths. The results will be made availa... 

Doctor returns to Pittsburgh after trip To Brazil to study Zika virus

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ernesto Marques at the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research  recently traveled to Brazil  to study  Zika virus . In that time, the CDC announced a definitive relationship between Zika and microcephaly based on the timing, the virus in fluids and tissues, antibodies against the virus in the brains of these babies with small heads, and studies of cases and non-cases.   See full story  

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Celebrates 30 Years

The event honored Dr. Anthony Silvestre, who since 1984 has been involved in LGBTQ health and HIV prevention services and research.  

Pitt Report Suggests Urgent Need for Policies to Support Family Caregivers of Aging and Disabled Americans

Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness. Yet, according to “Addressing the Needs of Caregivers at Risk: A New Policy Strategy,” a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy, current policy efforts at the federal and state levels have not adapted to address significant health and economic risks that these caregive... 

The Opioid Epidemic: Pitt Public Health Tackles Knowledge Gaps

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The Pittsburgh region is at the center of an epidemic, but it isn’t an infectious disease. It’s an insidious illness that has been quietly spreading in communities, killing more people each year than car crashes – opioid drug overdoses. The number of people dying in the region has more than tripled in the past decade, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is piloting six research projects to address the knowledge gaps ... 

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

The Opioid Epidemic: Numbers That Matter

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Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. 

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, wins ASA poster award

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting 

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