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Diane Peterson (HPM '75)

Diane Peterson, a member of Pitt Public Health’s Board of Visitors, recognizes the positive impact that her education in health administration has had on her career. Thanks to the Surma match, her gift will be valued at $50,000, giving her the opportunity to name a classroom in the renovated building. "I am proud to be an alumna of Pitt Public Health and to support the School as it grows. In order to recruit and retain outstanding faculty an... 

Congratulations 2015 officers for HPMA

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce the election of the following 2015 officers for HPMA (the department’s student organization): • President Alexandra Dulin • Vice President Nikita Sharma • Secretary Deborah Backman • Treasurer William Beutler Also, the department thanks the 2014 officers, President Kola Omotade, Vice President Marques Moore, Secretary Ashley Oates and Treasurer Caitlin Thayer for their excellent ... 

Congratulations Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke!

In March, 2014 Elizabeth Bjerke was named as one of 10 Faculty Fellows through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's The Future of Public Health Law. 

Congratulations Vincent Chiu!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Vincent Chiu has accepted a two-year Administrative Fellowship at Seattle Children’s. 

Congratulations Kolby Parent!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA Kolby Parent will be commissioned upon graduation as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. 

Congratulations Megan Suter!

Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Megan has just accepted a 2 year Administrative Fellowship with OhioHealth in Columbus Ohio. 

Mark Roberts received the Career Achievement Award

Please join us in congratulating Mark Roberts on receiving the Career Achievement Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making earlier this week. It is a tremendous honor. 

NEW Multidisciplinary Group! Pitt Trauma & Emergency League

The Pitt Trauma & Emergency League (PTEL) is a group of public health, nursing, medical, undergraduate emergency medicine and pre-health students. 

Higher Risk of GI, Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Taking Blood Thinner Dabigatran

Alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16) finds that patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at greater risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at PittPublic Health. 

HPM 2134: Introduction to Health Care Compliance

Professor Tina Batra Hershey will be offering a new course regarding corporate compliance for health care organizations through HPM in Spring 2015. 

New Spring Course HPM 2133: Law in Public Health Practice

Professor Elizabeth Bjerke will be offering a new practice based interdisciplinary course being offered in the Department of Health Policy and Management in Spring 2015. 

Pitt Public Health Expert Receives Career Achievement Award from Society for Medical Decision Making

A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health physician and health policy expert who devises mathematical models to assess the impact of medical decisions will receive one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student. 

Congratulations Phylicia McCalla

HPM is pleased to announce that HPM Student Phylicia McCalla has just accepted a 2015-2016 Administration Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Congratulations Kola Omotade

HPM is pleased to announce that MHA student Kola Omotade has just accepted an 18 month Global Administrative Fellowship at Houston Methodist. 

Longest has Book Published

Longest book is publiched: Health Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015. 

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