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American Medical Association urges ban on TV drug ads

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THE WASHINGTON POST - ...“Something like a third of consumers who’ve seen a drug ad have talked to their doctor about it,” Julie Donohue, a professor of public health at the University of Pittsburgh, told NPR. “About two-thirds of those have asked for a prescription. And the majority of people who ask for a prescription have that request honored.”... 

Doctors vote to stop drug ads to consumers

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MARKETPLACE -  Situations like this are among the reasons the American Medical Association is calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices. The group says the commercials are boosting demand for expensive — and sometimes inappropriate — treatments, and fueling the rise in drug prices....  Julie Donohue , an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, has ... 

2014 Legacy Laureate Diane Peterson on “Taking the Lead” (video)

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While visiting Pitt to receive the University's 2014 Legacy Laureate award, Houston-based alumna Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) spoke with biostatistics chair Sally Morton. Her talk, entitled “Taking the Lead,” served as the kickoff event of this year’s Pitt Public Health’s One Book, One Community initiative. The  Legacy Laureate award  honors Pitt alumni who demonstrate the pinnacle of achievement in professional and civic leadership.  

Congratulations Adam Lonigro!

HPM is pleased to announce that Adam Lonigro (April 2017 MHA Candidate) has accepted a position as Director of Operations for UPMC Passavant St. Margaret.  

Congratulations Natalie Fisher!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Natalie Fisher will be the Manager of Operations at Oneview Healthcare in Cranberry http://www.oneviewhealthcare.com.  

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

Congratulations Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Cindy Bryce, PhD article published in Behavioral Science

Cindy Bryce, PhD has as article published in the Spring 2015 issue of Behavioral Science and Policy. The article is titled “Warning: You are about to be nudged”  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Adaobi Nwoka is a recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Congratulations Olivia Cupelli!

2015 MHA Alumna Olivia Cupelli will be an Associate Business Analyst in Project Management at Allegheny Health Network. 

New Executive-in-Residence, Mark Sevco!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Mark Sevco, President of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport (bio attached) will be the Executive-In-Residence  

Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice

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Patricia Maryland (HPM '82) was given the Award for Practice on May 29, 2015, at the annual Pitt Public Health  Alumni Awards dinner. 

Congratulations Kush Banerjee!

HPM is pleased to announce: Kush Banerjee (April 2015 MHA) has accepted a position as Marketing and New Business Development Coordinator at The Leapfrog Group 

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