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BCHS students are making an impact in all areas of public health. Here are a few profiles and some of the latest news about our students.

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SisterFriend and BCHS host "Periods Gone Public Pittsburgh" discussion(video)

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SisterFriend and the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences hosted an event to encourage discussions about menstrual hygiene in the region and to raise awareness about it as a critical public health issue. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, the author of Periods Gone Public , gave a talk about her first-hand account in the fight for menstrual equity.  

Meet Amber Chaudry, MPH student in BCHS

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Amber Chaudry, an MPH student in Pitt's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, shares some of her passion for a career in public health and how helping those around her is integral to her own vision of success.   

Meet Rosa De Ferrari of BCHS

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Rosa De Ferrari, an MPH student in Pitt's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, describes her "viviencias" (life experiences) in Ecuador and Nicaragua. She soon realized that immigrants in this country long for the kinds of social support inherent to their native communities. As she continues her journey at Pitt Public Health, she most appreciates the ready accessibility of faculty and the variety of research areas she can choo... 

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BCHS Student Profiles

Lycia Neumann - 2017 Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarship Recipient

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As an international student, LYCIA NEUMANN always had the intention to take the skills she has learned at Pitt Public Health back to her home in Brazil. Because of the scholarship, she was able to study the profile and unmet needs of cancer patients' family caregivers in Brazil. Her experience has taught her important lessons, such as, " Go with a good plan and a contact. Don't wait to develop your project until you get there."  

Meet BCHS's Sarah Sanders, Dean's Scholar

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Dean's Scholar Sarah Sanders (BCHS '18) chose to pursue a career in public health after she was exposed to the roadblocks women and families sometimes face when trying to access consistent, quality health care. “On a small scale I was able to address some of these barriers,” she says, “I envision a world, or at least a city, where culturally competent health care pervades on a community level, where folks are being cared for at every interval o... 

Meet Helen Ann Lawless, MPH student in BCHS and Dean's Scholar

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Like many high school students who excel in the quantitative sciences and express a desire to enter health care, HELEN ANN LAWLESS (BCHS '18) was encouraged to become a doctor. “Once I discovered the field of public health, I knew I could still be involved in the health field while exploring my interests in population health, I changed my major...and never looked back.” Today, she marvels on her journey from a Pitt undergraduate to a Pitt Public ... 

Wint Works to Understand Undeserved Population Health Needs

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Kristina Wint (BCHS '17) interned this summer at Community Human Services (CHS) in Oakland as part of the Bridging the Gaps program where Pitt Public Health students work directly with underserved populations to better understand their health needs.  

Neumann Studies Aging in Brazil

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Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann (BHCS '19) spent the summer studying in her home country of Brazil thanks to a grant she received from the 2015–16 CLAS Graduate Student Field Research Grants for her project “The Role of Community Support for Healthy Aging: A Study with Low-Income, Community-Dwelling Seniors in Brazil.”  

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SisterFriend and BCHS host "Periods Gone Public Pittsburgh" discussion(video) 

SisterFriend and BCHS host "Periods Gone Public Pittsburgh" discussion(video)

SisterFriend and the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences hosted an event to encourage discussions about menstrual hygiene in the region and to raise awareness about it as a critical public health issue. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, the author of Periods Gone Public , gave a talk about he... (03/28/2018)
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Lycia Neumann - 2017 Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarship Recipient 

Lycia Neumann - 2017 Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarship Recipient

As an international student, LYCIA NEUMANN always had the intention to take the skills she has learned at Pitt Public Health back to her home in Brazil. Because of the scholarship, she was able to study the profile and unmet needs of cancer patients' family caregivers in Brazil. Her experience has ... (03/19/2018)

BCHS student and faculty receive Hyperion Research Award on HPC Innovation Excellence 

BCHS student and faculty receive Hyperion Research Award on HPC Innovation Excellence

HPC WIRE - Alum JONATHAN RAVIOTTA (BCHS '18) and BCHS's RICHARD ZIMMERMAN are members of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center that received the Hyperion Research Award on High Performance Computing (HPC) Innovation Excellence for their papers using agent-based modeling to examine the effect of choi... (02/05/2018)
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Baumann documentary focuses on hygiene and menstruation for homeless women 

Baumann documentary focuses on hygiene and menstruation for homeless women

POST-GAZETTE - BCHS student SARAH BAUMANN’s first installment of her documentary series, “Cycle Series,” focuses on how homeless women deal with menstruation needs while on the streets. Costs, logistical issues and mental health issues are often unaddressed. “This is something that happens every mon... (11/13/2017)
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Hosman presents PSI expereince at second annual Pitt MED Ed Day 

Hosman presents PSI expereince at second annual Pitt MED Ed Day

BCHS student EMMA HOSMAN presented on September 8, 2017, at the second annual Pitt MED Ed Day. Her poster, titled Implementing Responder Safety Trainings at a Local Health Department: A Public Health Preparedness Initiative, was based on work at the Allegheny County Health Department during her part... (09/08/2017)
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Tucker’s pregnancy-focused startup wins $2500 at Blast Furnace Demo Day 

Tucker’s pregnancy-focused startup wins $2500 at Blast Furnace Demo Day

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Congratulations to BCHS student ALYSIA TUCKER, who took home $2,500 for her Best4Baby startup that connects soon-to-be mothers with local, affordable doulas. Tucker said her company will only match expecting mothers with fully-trained doulas who have undergone 30 ... (06/09/2017)
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BCHS student Emma Hosman leads ACHD CPR class 

BCHS student Emma Hosman leads ACHD CPR class

BCHS student EMMA HOSMAN is working with the Allegheny County Health Department through the Pittsburgh Summer Institute (bit.ly/2rVg2RO). This morning, in collaboration with ACHD's Emergency Preparedness Program, she helped to lead a CPR class for 17 community participants. (05/31/2017)
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Two students chosen as 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellows 

Two students chosen as 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellows

Two Pitt Public Health students have been selected as 2017-18 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows. EMMA GOSSARD and CAROLINE HAMILTON, both from BCHS, will be continuing a project started by a previous Fellow and will implement a social support network and health education program for LGBT youth ages 13 t... (05/10/2017)
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Meet Amber Chaudry, MPH student in BCHS  

Meet Amber Chaudry, MPH student in BCHS

Amber Chaudry, an MPH student in Pitt's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, shares some of her passion for a career in public health and how helping those around her is integral to her own vision of success.  (05/01/2017)
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Meet Rosa De Ferrari of BCHS 

Meet Rosa De Ferrari of BCHS

Rosa De Ferrari, an MPH student in Pitt's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, describes her "viviencias" (life experiences) in Ecuador and Nicaragua. She soon realized that immigrants in this country long for the kinds of social support inherent to their native communities. As s... (05/01/2017)
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