Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a $16.5 million international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have concluded a 12-year, multi-part study into a perceived increase in brain cancer at the Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing plant in North Haven, Conn., and have found no statistically significant elevations in the overall cancer rates among the workforce.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health invites the public health community to attend a memorial symposium on Friday May 31, in honor of Dr. Kim Sutton Tyrrell who passed away late last year.
Maria Brooks, associate professor in the epidemiology department has been awarded the 2013 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in and outside of the classroom, encouraging learning and professional growth of all of her students and advisees, ensuring that classroom content is meaningful and relevant, well thought out and organized, as well as being able to teach and convey concepts in the complex area of epide...
The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging.
Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence.
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Source: New Pittsburgh Courier
Coleen Boyle (BIOST '78, EPI ’81) was recognized with the Alumni Award for Research on March 28, 2013, during the annual Alumni Award dinner.
Mary Patricia Nowalk (EPI '81, ’93) was presented with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award on March 28, 2013, at the annual Alumni Awards ceremony.
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).
In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants.
Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
In many ways, 6-year-old Roman Salamon is like a lot of boys his age. He writes. He understands. But because of his autism, he doesn't speak.
Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.