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Lawrence A. Kingsley: HIV-positive men at higher risk of developing heart disease indicator

Men with HIV were at significantly higher risk for development of coronary artery calcium (CAC), an early sign of coronary heart disease, according to a large national study led by the  University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health . In addition, the study identified two modifiable risk factors independently associated with increased incidence of CAC: smoking and increased insulin resistance. “Taken together, these findings undersc... 

Velpandi Ayyavoo appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Velpandi Ayyavoo , PhD, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, has agreed to serve as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Pitt Public Health,  taking the reins from Todd Reinhart, ScD, who will be leaving the University of Pittsburgh to take a position as Dean of Sciences and Health Professions at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  The associate dean for faculty affairs oversees all faculty activities including the appointments... 

Therapies Against Biowarfare Subject of $7.6M Defense Grant to Pitt Center for Vaccine Research Scientists

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $7.6 million grant to a collaborative group of scientists in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) for groundbreaking work that could lead to countermeasures against bioterrorism attacks. 

IDM Student Wins Pitt Sigma Xi Poster Award at Science2015

Congratulate Infectious Disease and Microbiology Doctoral Student, Zachary D. Swan, MS for winning a Pitt Sigma Xi Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Poster Award at Science2015. 

Pitt Center Awarded $10.7 Million to Improve the Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS

A center based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is being awarded a four-year, $10.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of HIV/AIDS to continue its award-winning work preventing the spread of HIV and improving care to people infected with the virus. 

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression, May Lead to New Therapy

Enhanced cholesterol metabolism in certain immune cells may help some people infected with HIV naturally control disease progression, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Early HIV Treatment Improves Survival in Some Patients with Newly Diagnosed TB

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis, or TB, improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Health. Those with strong immune systems, however, might benefit from waiting until after the end of the six-month TB treatment before initiating anti-HIV therapy, they found.   

Call for Applications:PHDL International Student Fellowships

The Public Health Dynamics Lab (PHDL) is requesting applications for an International Student Fellowship Award that provides $5,000 to a Pitt Public Health graduate student. 

Special Epidemiology Seminar - Perspectives on Ebola

A special seminar on the Ebola Outbreak hosted by the Department of Epidemiology. 

Experts examine HIV/AIDS epidemic in Pittsburgh area

“It’s important to remember that the epidemic is not over and still growing in the United States and around the world,” said Linda Frank, director of the Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.Read the Post-Gazette article.  

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