STEVEN ALBERT, professor and chair of Pitt Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief for Innovation in Aging , a new peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal launched by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
Three Pitt Public Health researchers will be honored at the March awards ceremony of the 2017 Society of Toxicology (SOT), which recognizes excellence in advancing the science of toxicology.
UNIVERSITY TIMES - Faculty member M. MICHALE BARMADA (HUGEN) died December 2, 2016, of gastroesophageal cancer.... Barmada was among the first Pitt researchers to tackle next-generation sequencing. Colleagues remember not only his intellect and skills in computational genetics, but also his strong desire to mentor others and share what he knew, “When he wasn’t teaching and mentoring, he was always ready to just sit around and talk about research,...
ABDUS S. WAHED presented a plenary speech and provided a three-hour workshop at the International Conference on Repeated Measures, organized by the East West University of Bangladesh.
MARIA ABUNTO, MD, MPH (MMPH '16) recently assumed a new position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland after completing her studies at Pitt Public Health. A medical doctor with years of experience in basic science and clinical research, Abunto pursued the MMPH and global health programs to augment clinical training and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to serve in a public health leadership position.
HISTORIC PITTSBURGH - Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System, Historic Pittsburgh comprises primary and secondary sources about the region, including publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research.
Associate Professor Linda Frank takes thoughtful look at responses to opioid epidemic. From our department and Pitt Public Health there can be many actions that can be taken.
INSIDE LIFE CHANGING MEDICINE - Pitt Public Health Dean DONALD S. BURKE discusses what he believes were the most important news developments in his field in 2016.
My positive experience at Pitt Public Health has had a lifelong impact on me as a public health professional. It’s given me the self-confidence to contribute to improvements in population health and health equity.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Teenage girls in Pittsburgh are falling more than a step behind -– they’re falling a few thousand steps behind in the area of physical activity, according to a study released today by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.
“Sadly, we found that only about 5 percent of the hundreds of girls who participated in our study met the minimum daily activity level rec...
HUFFINGTON POST - “These data suggest that Trump voters were expressing dissatisfaction with real problems that included shorter lives and less healthy living conditions,” said DONALD S. BURKE, dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health.
MEDICAL XPRESS - "Sadly, we found that only about 5 percent of the hundreds of girls who participated in our study met the minimum daily activity level recommended by national and international health agencies," said lead author BONNY ROCKETTE-WAGNER (EPI), director of physical activity assessment at Pitt Public Health. "Girls who were obese or had given birth in the last year were even less likely to achieve adequate levels of physical activity....
WESA 90.5 FM - The Department of Health Policy and Management's Public Health Leader in Residence, LAUREN HUGHES, weighs in on Pennsylvania’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. She serves as deputy secretary for health innovation at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
NATURE - In its " Nature' s 10" list of ten scientists who mattered this year, the international weekly journal of science recognized Cura Zika advisor, CELINA MARTELLI TURCHI for her work as the 'Zika detective' who raced to make sense of a medical mystery in northeast Brazil.
Compared with the total time spent on social media, use of multiple platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety among young adults, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health found in a national survey.
REGULATORY AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS SOCIETY - … Walid Gellad, co-director of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, told Focus: "If doctors had been adamantly supporting this pilot, I think it could have materialized despite pharma opposition. But organized medicine (the AMA, every specialty society impacted by reduced revenue) was opposed, and I think that is an important part of this story. We also just ran o...
HPM is pleased to announce that Dec 2016 MPH Candidate, Yara Elbeshbishi, will be a Project Analyst in the Marketplace Operations Department at the UPMC Health Plan.
THE NEW YORK TIMES - … Dr. Ernesto T. A. Marques Jr., an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, said that study was consistent with what he had seen in Recife, Brazil. …
STAT NEWS -- There’s no shortage of explanations for Donald Trump’s victory, but one possibility is that Trump voters viewed the election as a life-or-death matter. Using data from Pitt Public Health’s Mortality and Population Data System (MOIRA), researchers found that Trump swept the 16 states with the highest mortality rates, while people in 15 of the 18 states with lowest mortality voted for Clinton...
THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - Last weekend's frightening and widely reported string of overdoses in Philadelphia — nine deaths in 36 hours , according to police — was just part of what officials suspect was a devastating five days that left 35 people dead. It started Dec. 1, when 12 people died between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. [Pitt Public Health's Jeanine Buchanich responds to Philadelphia's disturbing spike in overdose deaths.]