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Pittsburgh’s Youth-Driven Food Boom

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  NEW YORK TIMES -  In December, Zagat named Pittsburgh the No. 1 food city in America. It hits you as soon as you get to town. There’s the purple-haired free spirit at the   Ace Hotel   who gives you the lowdown on outlaw poetry gatherings and killer pizza. There are the art kids offering tips at   the Andy Warhol Museum,   and the tyro entrepreneurs strategizing over cocktails at the   Tender Bar & Kitchen   in Lawrenceville, the neigh... 

Post Graduation Experiences of Pitt Doctoral Alumni Panel

Join DSO for a Grand Rounds approved panel of Pitt Public Health doctoral alumni to discuss their experiences and opportunities after graduate school. Refreshments will be served. 

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Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (R35) 

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Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGL&C): Track 2 - Call for Grant Applications (CGA) Knowledge Gaps in Post-Operative Pain 

Whole Health Conference - Biking, Walking and Good Nutrition

Are you ready for some Whole Health - the synergy of physical activity and good nutrition? Join us in Indiana, Pennsylvania to hear experts address moving toward a healthier lifestyle through active transportation and the benefits that walking has on memory, to learn from community-based organizations how they have developed walking routes and corresponding social support interventions within their communities, and to get unique perspectives on h... 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Roaming Photo-Story Exhibit Brings ‘Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh’ to Campus

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A free exhibit called “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh” will be popping up throughout the University of Pittsburgh campus over the next several weeks, spreading a message of love and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.Conducted by the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, the exhibit is a part of Pitt’s “Year of the Humanities” and addresses LGBT stigma through s... 

Dr. Husan Guclu's paper has just been accepted by Plos One

Dr. Hasan Guclu's paper, "Social contact networks and mixing among students in K-12 schools in Pittsburgh, PA." to appear soon in PLoS ONE 

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Biostat student receives award for paper at ENAR meeting

Biostats doctoral student Chien-Wei (Maskaki) Lin receives student paper award at International ENAR Spring Meeting. 

Biostat MS student is Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recipient

Biostatistics MS student, Peng Liu, is 2016 Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recpient 

Biostat PhD student receives honorable mention at JSM

Biostatistics PhD student, Geoffrey Johnson, Honorable Mention winner in the JSM 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Paper Award Competition. 

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Funding opportunity from Pivot 

State Laws Boost Flu Vaccination Rates in Health Care Workers

State laws mandating influenza immunization for people who work in health care increase their vaccination rates, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Lewis Kuller: To Reduce Risk of Dementia, Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Vascular diseases after age 80 is associated with a greater risk of dementia, as is simply living longer, according to new research out of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In a small group of participants, the researchers found an association between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead t... 

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Limited Submission Opportunity: NIH – NIGMS PAR-16-103: (IRACDA) (K12) Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award Program 

Biostats professor Jong-Hyeon Jeong Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal of Lifetime Data Analysis , which is the only journal specialized in and dedicated to analysis of time-to-event data. 

Students Binge Drink Less in Locales with More Affirmative LGBTQ School Climates

Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)
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BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use 

BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) has been awarded the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award by the University Center for Social and Urban Research to support her pilot research project entitled “Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding B... (07/19/2018)
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Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVA... (07/02/2018)


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Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported 

Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by Pitt Public Health. “Proper allocation of resources for the opioid e... (07/19/2018)
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Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women 

Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still us... (06/25/2018)
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