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Pepper Center Announces Multidisciplinary Journal Club Exploring Brain Imaging in Epidemiological Studies of Older Adults

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh have established a new, multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. 

Life expectancy for those with Type 1 diabetes improving, Pitt study says

The life expectancy of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes dramatically increased during the course of a 30-year, long-term prospective study, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study being presented at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. 

Pitt Study Shows Inequitable Access to Flu Vaccinations Could Worsen Flu Epidemic

Giving wealthier counties greater access to influenza vaccine than poorer counties could worsen a flu epidemic because poor areas have fairly high population densities with higher levels of interaction among households and communities, enabling the infection to spread faster, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. 

Pitt Study Examines Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has launched a multi-year study to help identify environmental and other factors that may put children at risk for developing conditions within the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism is being conducted throughout southwestern Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. 

Two Current GSPH Students Selected as 2010-11 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows

As the nation embarks on the largest children’s health study ever undertaken in the United States, Pitt is among the institutions playing a role in collecting data. 

Nobel Laureate Receives Porter Prize from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, May 20 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D ., a virologist who accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine for research that led to the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is the 2011 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s (GSPH) Porter Prize in recognition of her outstanding achievements promoting health and preventing disease through her many contributions to HIV/AIDS research. 

Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, received the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health. The award is given by the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention to recognize the top three abstracts related to cardiovascular research in women’s health accepted to their annual conference. 

Cauley Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Jane Cauley, DrPH and faculty member within the GSPH Department of Epidemiology, is being recognized for her commitment to mentoring and her successes in working with doctoral students. 

National Children’s Study Begins Recruiting in Westmoreland County

Media event discussing the National Children’s Study , the largest long-term examination of children’s health ever conducted in the United States. This study, currently being conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has begun recruiting participants in Westmoreland County and 149 other counties nationwide. 

Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., Appointed Chair of Epidemiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2010  – An internationally known expert in aging and public health, Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been chosen to lead the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). Through research and clinical practice, Dr. Newman has shown people how to remain productive, active and healthy as they age.  

Pitt Researcher to Receive Sadie Gerson Distinguished Scholar Award

 

Death Rates from Type 1 Diabetes Steadily Improving, Says GSPH Study

 

Many Pennsylvania Children on Medicaid Lack Adequate Dental Care, According to Pennsylvania Medicaid Policy Center Report

 

Improving Family Health in India Focus of Second Global Health Conference at University of Pittsburgh

 

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