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Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area, according to a long-term analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers.
Keyonie James, an MPH student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is this year’s recipient of the Carol L. McAllister Award for Excellence in Community Research.
The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award was established to assist young investigators interested in health promotion.
BCHS Associate Professor Jessica G. Burke was interviewed as part of special episode of Horizons airing on WQED called “Healthy Baby, Healthy Start”.
Monica Kohli is a first year Masters student in the Graduate School of Public Health in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.
Three alumni were inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the March 28, 2013, Alumni Awards dinner: CHARLES CHRISTEN (BCHS '10), GREGORY HOMISH (EPI ’03), and DANIEL PATTERSON (EPI ’12).
Beth Nolan, PhD, Assistant Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from Advanced Medical Electronics, Corp (AME, Corp) in Minneapolis, MN, were awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants in partnership with the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Edmund M. Ricci, PhD will be the 2013 UPMC Senior Services’ Caregiver Champion and will be recognized at the fifth annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Omni William Penn.
Ron Stall, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for LGBT Health, was interviewed in The Atlantic on efforts to build resiliency among urban homosexual and bisexual youth.
The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is pleased to offer two yearly awards to qualified Pitt Public Health students doing a thesis or dissertation in the field of health equity.
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Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently had their paper, "Visual Voices: A Participatory Method for Engaging Adolescents in Research and Knowledge Transfer" published in the Clinical and Translational Sciences journal.
Marquita Smalls (MPH expected in April 2013) will become the Program Monitor in the Ryan White AIDS Grantee Office for the City of Newark, NJ.
"Social/Environmental Determinants of Diabetes and Obesity"
Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health