A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health.
Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., and Kurt Darr. have a new publication: Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6th edition. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2014.
The MSO is recruiting new and continuing students to their 2014-2015 executive board. There are a variety of exciting positions available and any level of experience is welcomed. If you are interested in becoming a board member or have any questions, contact President Lauren Musgrove or the faculty advisor, Patricia Documet. You can also contact MSO via e-mail, or connect with us on Facebook!
Become a Pitt Trailblazer The Graduate and Professional Student Government is seeking student volunteers to provide campus tours for prospective graduate students. Share your Pitt pride, meet awesome people, and get some sweet swag while helping prospective students make an informed decision about their academic career – on your schedule. Learn more at www.trailblazers.pitt.edu.
Health is defined as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In this journal club, participants will review current research that highlights links between mental illness and other health conditions. The journal club will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 11am-12pm. For more information, to participate in planning and to reserve a spot, please contact Ahmed Kassem...
The Group Lifestyle Balance program supports our mission as a public health school. To register or simply learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by email, 412-383-1837 by phone, or visit the website: http://www.diabetesprevention.pitt.edu/gethealthy.aspx .
Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence (EIR) for AY 2014-2015. Please see his bio below.
Ray Grady is a healthcare executive with extensive experience in the field of health care management. Ray has previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Aurora Healthcare; a 15 hospital integrated delivery system. In that position he provided st...
Five members of the Pitt Public Health faculty have been included in the 2014 list of most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences. The list, recognizing around 3,000 researchers worldwide, was compiled by Thomson Reuters.
Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual care, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Kaleab Abebe was presented with one of two annual Chancellor's Affirmative Action Awards on behalf of CEED, a program that helps underrepresented groups pursue academic careers.
Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was recently named a fellow with the Gerontological Society of America.
The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program is designed for University of Pittsburgh faculty members and postdoctoral fellows who are from underrepresented minority groups. The goal of the program is to help trainees successfully compete for early career development awards by providing them with intensive training in grant writing, preparation of publications, mentoring, and development of leadership and...
As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered.
While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals.
Over a long career, Chuck Christen, currently executive director of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) has managed research on environmental and community health topics from river water stewardship to air quality. But the heart of his mission, professionally and spiritually, is compassion and effective care for HIV-positive men, women, and youth in the region.
Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected as the first Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
The federal government could save over $5 billion in the first year by changing the way the government assigns Part D plans for Medicare beneficiaries eligible for low-income subsidies, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.