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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.
Dr. Anthony Fabio, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA), spoke at the Health Across the Lifespan Conference sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Health, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Pennsylvania State Health Department.
A first-of-its-kind vaccine developed by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers successfully prompted the immune system to respond to early indications of colon cancer in people at high risk for the disease.
A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church for faculty member Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, who died Dec. 3, 2012, of ocular melanoma. Tyrrell, vice chair for academics in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was 54.
Sheryl F. Kelsey, Ph.D., the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University , retired last week from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , following an illustrious career in epidemiology.
Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health .
The accomplishments of Eunha Shim, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member were recently highlighted in the October 2012 edition of Pittsburgh Magazine.