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Congratulations Adam Lonigro!

HPM is pleased to announce that Adam Lonigro (April 2017 MHA Candidate) has accepted a position as Director of Operations for UPMC Passavant St. Margaret.  

Pitt Opens Evidence-Based Policy Center; Releases Major Report on Health Needs of Aging America

The University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute today launched the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy and released its first report, “Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America.” 

2015 Academic Medicine Career Development Conferences

CHE with HSHPS announce the 2015 Academic Medicine Career Development Regional Conferences 

Extended Work Hours for EMS Workers Lead to More On-The-Job Injuries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who work 12- to 24-hour shifts may be at significant risk for fatigue that could lead to occupational injury, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Pitt Center Awarded $10.7 Million to Improve the Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS

A center based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is being awarded a four-year, $10.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of HIV/AIDS to continue its award-winning work preventing the spread of HIV and improving care to people infected with the virus. 

CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award

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

Fellow Students and Staff, Please Help with Evaluation Study

Pitt Public Health students, staff, and alumni, Help is needed for an evaluation study. If you have time, please read description, watch a short video, and take the survey below. 

CRAB Student Nomination Form

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) requests department chairs nominate students for consideration of membership on it's Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB).  

Trevor Orchard has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

I am delighted to announce that Trevor Orchard, MD, M.Med.Sci. has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  

TV Viewing Linked to Obesity and Violence, Pitt Public Health Determines in Two Separate Studies

People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Pitt Partnership Named Center of Excellence for Rare Genetic Disorder

A UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences clinical and academic partnership has earned international recognition as a premier center for treatment of and research into hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a rare genetic disorder that can cause sudden, catastrophic internal bleeding and stroke. 

Obesity-Related Causes of Stillbirth Detailed in Pitt Analysis

Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Healthanalysis reveals. 

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey. 

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey.  

Pitt Public Health is now a member of HSHPS

The Graduate School pf Public Health is now a member of the Hispanic Serving Professions Schools (HSHPS). http://www.hshps.org/programs/gftp 

Toyota Foundation Grant for Public Health Research on Trialect

Toyota Foundation Grant for Public Health Research on Trialect 

Research on marijuana dispensaries and hospitalization

People who live in areas with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence. 

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Congratulations Natalie Fisher!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Natalie Fisher will be the Manager of Operations at Oneview Healthcare in Cranberry http://www.oneviewhealthcare.com.  

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

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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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