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EOH's Barchowsky explains Arsenic exposure and muscle regeneration (VIDEO)

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WILEY VIDEO ABSTRACTS - Professor of environmental and occupational health Aaron Barchowsky and Fabrisia Ambrosio of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine explain new research detailing how chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration. The full report is published online in STEM CELLS , "Arsenic Promotes NF-Κb-Mediated Fibroblast Dysfunction and Matrix Remodeling to Imp... 

Prof. Sally Morton publishes on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Sally C. Morton, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Vice Chair, IOM Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research published a review article entitled “ Comparative Effectiveness Research The Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: 4 Years Later ”.  (http://growthevidence.com/growth-commentaries/)    

Chronic Arsenic Exposure Can Impair Ability of Muscle to Heal After Injury, Says Pitt Study

Chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration, according to an animal study conducted by researchers at theUniversity of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. In a report published online in STEM CELLS, they noted that inhibiting a certain protein in an inflammatory pathway can reverse the harmful effects and that environmental exposures might explain why... 

Study Identifies Patients Most Likely to Have Joint Pain Reduction After Bariatric Surgery

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis presented today in Los Angeles at ObesityWeek, the annual international conference of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society. 

Therapies Against Biowarfare Subject of $7.6M Defense Grant to Pitt Center for Vaccine Research Scientists

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $7.6 million grant to a collaborative group of scientists in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) for groundbreaking work that could lead to countermeasures against bioterrorism attacks. 

Interdisciplinary Latino Research Network (ILRI)

The Center for Health Equity has initiated a mentoring and networking program for faculty and students who are Latino or are interested in working in Latino health.  

Evans Fellowship

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox? 

IDM Student Wins Pitt Sigma Xi Poster Award at Science2015

Congratulate Infectious Disease and Microbiology Doctoral Student, Zachary D. Swan, MS for winning a Pitt Sigma Xi Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Poster Award at Science2015. 

Healthy ‘Aging with HIV’ Strategies Focus of Federal Grant to Pitt Public Health

As the U.S. reaches an important milestone this year in the fight against HIV with more than half the people living with the virus older than age 50, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is launching a study to determine ways to promote health among aging gay and bisexual men, who make up about two-thirds of the people aging with HIV. 

Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program

$100,000 in competitive funding for collaborative research teams. Submissions due October 19. www.engineering.pitt.edu/coulter  

CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to announce its Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award. 

Professor Sally C. Morton receives ASA Founders Award

Professor Sally C. Morton receives the prestigious ASA Founders Award 

An Interview with Professor Rod Little

Our faculty member interviews Professor Rod Little in the AmStat News 

Professor Sally C. Morton writes about Influence of Institut

Professor Sally C. Morton writes about Influence of Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews 

Gong Tang presents his research in National Institute of

Gong Tang presents his research in National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) 

The Most Critical Factor in Medicine? Human Bias

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TED.COM - Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases. 

American Statistical Association Presents Prestigious Founders Award To Pitt Public Health Professor

The American Statistical Association  (ASA)  presented the association’s prestigious Founders Award to Sally C. Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Evans Fellowship

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox? 

Pitt Public Health Leads International Team in Linking Dengue Epidemics to High Temperatures During Strong El Niño Season

An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon.  

Pitt Awarded Federal Grant to Facilitate Massive Pulmonary Clinical Trials Program

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, five-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders. The effort is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program 

Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program

PITT WIRE - Three students from Pitt Public Health were selected for the inaugural class of The Milken Institute’s Future Health Leaders Program. The students, ASHLEY SIMENSON (EPI '19), JESSICA SALERNO (IDM '20), and KAITLYN SAAL-RIDPATH (HPM '20), are among a dozen of fellows selected nationwid... (10/18/2018)
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Aging Institute leadership marches on 

Aging Institute leadership marches on

PITT WIRE - Baby boomers have long been known as one of the largest generations, and now they are living longer and healthier than any generation before, says Epi's ANNE NEWMAN, newly appointed clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. “We’re going through a... (10/09/2018)
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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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Pittsburgh finds current liver allocation system disadvantages children awaiting liver transplants 

Pittsburgh finds current liver allocation system disadvantages children awaiting liver transplants

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Children are at a considerable disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the U.S. allocation system. “Using national, long-term data, our report is the first to demonstrate that the scoring system, on its own, dramatically underestimates ... (09/24/2018)
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Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016 

Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016

SCIENCE - In an effort to understand the epidemic dynamics and perhaps predict its future course, Pitt Public Health researchers analyzed records of nearly 600,000 overdose deaths. Dean DONALD BURKE, HPM's HAWRE JALAL, and colleagues concluded that the U.S. drug overdose epidemic has been inexorabl... (09/21/2018)
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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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