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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 

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 

Trevor Orchard appointed 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. 

Menopause Associated with More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time. 

Congratulations Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

This Year's One Book, One Community Program

Pick up Dreamland  by Sam Quinones to read along!  Listen to interviews and find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/OBOC   

Faculty advocate for BRCA screening on NBC

BRCA mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Should populations be screened to detect carriers now that treatments are available? 

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression, May Lead to New Therapy

Enhanced cholesterol metabolism in certain immune cells may help some people infected with HIV naturally control disease progression, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Lower Brain Connectivity Later in Life

People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences study.  

Early HIV Treatment Improves Survival in Some Patients with Newly Diagnosed TB

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis, or TB, improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Health. Those with strong immune systems, however, might benefit from waiting until after the end of the six-month TB treatment before initiating anti-HIV therapy, they found.   

Cindy Bryce, PhD article published in Behavioral Science

Cindy Bryce, PhD has as article published in the Spring 2015 issue of Behavioral Science and Policy. The article is titled “Warning: You are about to be nudged”  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Adaobi Nwoka is a recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

BCHS Faculty Published in the Journal BMC Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and colleagues published the first systematic review and meta-analysis in the Journal BMC Cancer. 

Pittsburgh: The Comeback - (video)

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TIME MAGAZINE -  This beautiful short video shows how Pittsburgh weathered the rocky transition from an economy built on manufacturing to one driven by cutting edge research. This is the story of its rebirth.  Innovators and luminaries quoted include Pitt's Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, Arthur Levine, MD who remarks, "This is a city that captures the sophistication of the East Coast, and retains the civility of the Midwest."... 

Congratulations Olivia Cupelli!

2015 MHA Alumna Olivia Cupelli will be an Associate Business Analyst in Project Management at Allegheny Health Network. 

A Rare Achievement: Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Named Fellow of Top Statistical Organization

Abdus Wahed, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). 

New Executive-in-Residence, Mark Sevco!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Mark Sevco, President of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport (bio attached) will be the Executive-In-Residence  

Funding Opportunity

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health 

Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

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Megan Kavanaugh (BCHS '05, '08) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. 

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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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