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Pitt researchers form international alliance to combat Zika

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Potential federal funding delays in the fight against Zika have prompted scientists from the University of Pittsburgh to form an international alliance with their Brazil­ian counterparts as a way to speed up fundraising for research into the mosquito-borne virus.  Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health will formally launch “Cura Zika,” which means “Cure Zika” in Portuguese and Spanish, on May 5 in conjunction with FIOCRUZ, a science and ... 

Anne B. Newman,chair of epidemiology, Elected to Prestigious Medical Association

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Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H. , professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the   University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , was elected to the   Association of American Physicians   at the nonprofit organization’s annual meeting recently held in Chicago. Dr. Newman was inducted into the association for having “attained excellence” in the “pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation ... 

Doctor returns to Pittsburgh after trip To Brazil to study Zika virus

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ernesto Marques at the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research  recently traveled to Brazil  to study  Zika virus . In that time, the CDC announced a definitive relationship between Zika and microcephaly based on the timing, the virus in fluids and tissues, antibodies against the virus in the brains of these babies with small heads, and studies of cases and non-cases.   See full story  

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Celebrates 30 Years

The event honored Dr. Anthony Silvestre, who since 1984 has been involved in LGBTQ health and HIV prevention services and research.  

Professor Abdus Wahed Honored for Mentoring Excellence

Professor Abdus Wahed receives the 2016 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring 

Current Limited Submission Opportunities

The following limited submission funding opportunities have been added to the University’s internal competition site, Competition Space, accessible via the MyPitt Resources portal. Opportunity listings include program descriptions and deadlines, required internal application materials, and links to funder guidelines. 

Request for Pilot Projects

Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research A George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center Request for Pilot Projects 

Congratulations Ashley Oates!

HPM is pleased to announce that Ashley Oates (aao21@pitt.edu) has accepted a fellowship at Sutter Health. 

Congratulations Leah Goclano!

HPM is pleased to announce that Leah Goclano (leah.goclano@pitt.edu) has accepted a position as Data Analyst: Quality, Safety, and Value at West Penn Hospital. 

Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies

Mindfulness enhances one's concentration, reduces stress, and, in general, improves cognitive skills. 

Pitt Professor Awarded $6.4 Million for Cancer Research

Dr. Patrick Moore is one of only 60 people in the country to receive the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer.  

Pitt Report Suggests Urgent Need for Policies to Support Family Caregivers of Aging and Disabled Americans

Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness. Yet, according to “Addressing the Needs of Caregivers at Risk: A New Policy Strategy,” a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy, current policy efforts at the federal and state levels have not adapted to address significant health and economic risks that these caregive... 

The Opioid Epidemic: Pitt Public Health Tackles Knowledge Gaps

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The Pittsburgh region is at the center of an epidemic, but it isn’t an infectious disease. It’s an insidious illness that has been quietly spreading in communities, killing more people each year than car crashes – opioid drug overdoses. The number of people dying in the region has more than tripled in the past decade, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is piloting six research projects to address the knowledge gaps ... 

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Funding Opportunities

The following limited submission funding opportunities have been added to the University’s internal competition site, Competition Space, accessible via the MyPitt Resources portal. Opportunity listings include program descriptions and deadlines, required internal application materials, and links to funder guidelines. The most recently added items are: • The Moore Inventor Fellows Program : The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a comp... 

The Opioid Epidemic: Numbers That Matter

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JHF Patient Safety Fellowship - Applications Due 4/25

This fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality through introduction to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient methodology. 

Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. 

Want to take FREE Yoga classes this summer?!

The Stress Free Zone is a great resource on campus. They offer tons of FREE programming such as Yoga & meditation classes, a massage chair, and more! Interested? Take this survey! 

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, wins ASA poster award

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting 

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Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition 

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition

PITTWIRE - Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student ALYSIA TUCKER of BCHS. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier. (07/07/2017)
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Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus 

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus

PITTWIRE - A team of Pitt scientists led by IDM's PHALGUNI GUPTA developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. (05/31/2017)
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