'“The word ‘disparities’ tends to only look at the differences between the incidence and prevalence of health conditions,” Moss said. “‘Inequities’ leads us look at things such as unjust policies and practices and what can be done so everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.”
Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research reveals.
The Rycheck Award gives $500 to promising students pursuing an MPH degree and who are committed to the practice of public health.
Department of Biostatistics chair Sally Morton was appointed as a Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee. More details can be found here .
Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012. Click here for link to the video of this conference.
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On Dec. 3, medical researchers from across the region gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference entitled "Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012." The goal of the conference was to discuss the state of the health of Allegheny County residents. BCHS Associate Professor Jessica Burke discussed the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the region and her approach to research with City Paper .
Four scholars from Lebanon, Vietnam, South Africa and China will be arriving next month to participate in "A Training Program for Research Among MSM in Developing World Settings" from January to May 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Ron Stall.
This grant is funded by the American Foundation for AIDS Research to support an international scholar initiative that will not only conduct ground-breaking work in HIV risk among MSM, but also support...
Management Challenges at the Intersection of Public Policy Environments and Strategic Decision Making in Public Hospitals and The Process of Public Policymaking: A Conceptual Model
The Department of Health Policy & Management and the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce that
Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor in BCHS, has been recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth’s Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Interest Group (IG). Public Health Systems Research is the emerging discipline that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services and the impact of these activities on population health. PHSR IG is the organization’s larg...
Four University of Pittsburgh professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for accomplishments in their fields. Honored are Bruce Freeman, Peyman Givi, Valerian Kagan and Allan Sampson.
Professor Ron Stall will give the Developmental Center for AIDS Research lecture in Honor of World AIDS day at the University of Chicago on December 3rd. His talk will address the the responses to AIDS among MSM at the start of the fourth decade of the epidemic. The lecture will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and is open to the general public.
Congratulations Karalyn, Blair, Rachna & Elizabeth on being elected the new HPMA officers! We wish you the best in carrying on the excellent track record of the current student leaders.
A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church for faculty member Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, who died Dec. 3, 2012, of ocular melanoma. Tyrrell, vice chair for academics in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was 54.