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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.  

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. 

Low Cholesterol in Immune Cells Tied to Slow Progression of HIV

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection. 

Pitt Public Health Analysis Challenges Assumptions About Bisexual Men and HIV Transmission

The number of HIV positive men who have sex with both men and women is likely no higher than the number of HIV positive heterosexual men, according to a U.S.-based analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. The finding challenges a popular assumption that bisexual men are responsible for significant HIV transmission to their female partners.  

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