There are many opportunities for you to make a difference by giving to Pitt Public Health. Areas of support you might consider include:
You can choose to designate an unrestricted gift to the school as a whole or to a specific department. The gift will be used in the area of greatest need.
Scholarships and Awards for Students
You generosity helps us to attract the most promising future public health professionals. Scholarships exist on a school-wide basis and for students in specific departments. You can contribute to an existing scholarship or create one of your own.
Areas of Research Excellence
Every day Pitt Public Health is developing strategies to build a healthier world through its interdisciplinary areas of excellence. Read more about our impact in our capabilities brochure.
Community outreach has long been a cornerstone of the mission of Pitt Public Health. In fact, our mission statement reads in part, “The mission of the Graduate School of Public Health is to provide leadership in health promotion, disease prevention, and the elimination of health disparities in populations.” Read more.
The Graduate School of Public Health is perhaps the most diverse of the six University of Pittsburgh schools of the health sciences. Its researchers include bench scientists; clinicians; investigators engaged in large, population-based studies; and those who study and develop health policy initiatives. Then there are those who work in the biggest laboratory of all, probing the nitty-gritty chemistry of our planet’s environment. Read more.
As Benjamin Franklin wryly noted in 1798, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In the public health arena, further certainties include the search for efficient use of those taxes and policy decisions to fund health care needs throughout life in ways that best serve the common good. Read more.
In the 1980s, the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health was an early proponent of research following the appearance of mysterious clusters of pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma cases—then considered rare—among homosexual men. Pitt Public Health has since emerged as a national leader in the science of HIV/AIDS. Read more.
Public Health Dynamics
The Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health promotes computational modeling and systems approaches to public health problems. Read more.
For faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, investigating women's health is more than just another day at the office; it’s a calling. Read more.
These enable Pitt Public Health to bring highly acclaimed speakers to the school to deliver top-quality lectures. Examples include the Jay L. Foster Memorial Lecture in Alzheimer's Disease, the Porter Prize, and the C.C. Li Lecture. All lectures are free and open to the public and many are archived for viewing on your computer.
Other giving opportunities include the Pitt Public Health global health initiative, endowing a professorship, sponsoring a student organization, or contributing to GSPH’s operating fund, to name just a few. If you would like to discuss how you can make an impact, e-mail Kristen de Paor, director of development.