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Run for SGA Office!

SGA will soon hold elections for all officer positions. If you're interested in running, e-mail pph.sga@gmail.com before January 26 and describe why you should be elected.   

Special Epidemiology Seminar - Perspectives on Ebola

A special seminar on the Ebola Outbreak hosted by the Department of Epidemiology. 

Congratulations 2015 officers for HPMA

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce the election of the following 2015 officers for HPMA (the department’s student organization): • President Alexandra Dulin • Vice President Nikita Sharma • Secretary Deborah Backman • Treasurer William Beutler Also, the department thanks the 2014 officers, President Kola Omotade, Vice President Marques Moore, Secretary Ashley Oates and Treasurer Caitlin Thayer for their excellent ... 

Experts examine HIV/AIDS epidemic in Pittsburgh area

“It’s important to remember that the epidemic is not over and still growing in the United States and around the world,” said Linda Frank, director of the Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.Read the Post-Gazette article.  

Birmingham Free Clinic Community Health Fellowship

BHL is seeking spring Health Fellows. As a Fellow, you will provide social service resources to individuals, with an integrated focus on continuity, prevention and education.  

Congratulations Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke!

In March, 2014 Elizabeth Bjerke was named as one of 10 Faculty Fellows through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's The Future of Public Health Law. 

Youngstown Ministry to Replicate Successful HIV/AIDS Housing Program

The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, in Youngstown, Ohio, will replicate a successful program developed in Pittsburgh that improves adherence to HIV treatment by providing stable housing. 

Toys for Tots with SGA

Donate a new, unwrapped toy to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays. Accepted through finals week. Donation bin located in the Office of Student Affairs. 

Program Improves Diabetes Control in World’s Poorest Children, Pitt Public Health Finds

A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world’s poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. It is the first scientific evidence to show that improvement in long-term blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes is possible in sub-Saharan African yout... 

Congratulations Vincent Chiu!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Vincent Chiu has accepted a two-year Administrative Fellowship at Seattle Children’s. 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

International Team Reveals Barriers to Public Health Data-Sharing; Proposes Life-Saving Solutions

 Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats, an international team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced today. 

Give Us Your Feedback - Win a Gift Card

Tell us what we're doing well and how we can improve. Survey respondents can enter to win a $25 gift card. www.publichealth.pitt.edu/new or www.publichealth.pitt.edu/continuing .  

Child Abuse, Adversity Associated With Poor Health and Employment Outcomes Later in Life

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic groups, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis of Allegheny County residents. 

Pitt Epidemiologist Honored for Innovations in Public Health

Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., former chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, today will receive the prestigious John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Royal Society for Public Health in England. 

Datasets Used by Policymakers, Scientists for Public Health Analyses Inconsistent

Commercially available datasets containing a wealth of information about food and alcohol establishments differ significantly, raising concerns about their reliability as sources of information that could be used to set public policy or conduct scientific research, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation. 

Help us collect for holiday Care Packages for PCMI students!

The Center for Global Health is collecting cards and other small items for current PCMI students. Please deliver items to room 205 before Friday, December 12, 2014. 

BCHS Professor Highlighted in Global Studies Annual Report

Martha Ann Terry, Assistant Professor in BCHS, is highlighted in the Faculty section of the annual report of the University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center.  

Congratulations Kolby Parent!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA Kolby Parent will be commissioned upon graduation as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. 

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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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Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost  

Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost

PITTWIRE - Pitt’s new provost and senior vice chancellor, ANN E. CUDD (A&S ’84G, ’86G, ’88G) has explored topics including capitalism, feminism, inequality and oppression in more than 50 books, articles and chapters. “Ann has a rare capacity to move among the roles of scholar, leader, collaborator a... (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 surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony 

Pitt Public Health surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony

On Sunday, April 29, Pitt Public Health welcomed over 200 graduates into the school's alumni community at our annual Convocation. “Our alumni cohort is now 7,000 people deep, since the school’s founding 70 years ago. Our impressive alumni give the school an international network of influence and th... (06/13/2018)
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