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Fresh Take: Trump Dominated the Vote in States with the Highest Mortality Rates

STAT NEWS -- There’s no shortage of explanations for Donald Trump’s victory, but one possibility is that Trump voters viewed the election as a life-or-death matter. Using data from Pitt Public Health’s   Mortality and Population Data System   (MOIRA), researchers found that Trump swept the 16 states with the highest mortality rates, while people in 15 of the 18 states with lowest mortality voted for Clinton...  

Medical examiner: Philly overdose surge may have killed 35 over 5 days

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THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - Last weekend's frightening and widely reported string of overdoses in Philadelphia —  nine deaths in 36 hours , according to police — was just part of what officials  suspect was a devastating five days that left 35 people dead. It started Dec. 1, when 12 people died between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.  [Pitt Public Health's Jeanine Buchanich responds to Philadelphia's disturbing spike in overdose deaths.]  

1976 Biostatistics Alumni Return for Mini-reunion

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Biostatistics alumni from the class of 1976 Bill Brant, Jim Daley (pictured), and Steve Belle met-up at the school on September 9, 2016, for a mini-reunion... 

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... 

Professor Abdus Wahed Honored for Mentoring Excellence

Professor Abdus Wahed receives the 2016 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring 

The Opioid Epidemic: Numbers That Matter

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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 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Biostat student receives award for paper at ENAR meeting

Biostats doctoral student Chien-Wei (Maskaki) Lin receives student paper award at International ENAR Spring Meeting. 

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