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Funding Opportunities with The National Institutes of Health

2015 NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program.  

Pitt Effort Seeks to Combat ‘Sitting Disease,’ Diabetes with $3M NIH Grant

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called “sitting disease.” 

Congratulations Brian Washburn!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA candidate Brian Washburn has just accepted a Business Consulting Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. 

Summer Internships with State and County Health Departments

Apply for opportunities to one or both departments in a single application by January 23 at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/pio.  

Bridging the Gaps Internship, Summer 2015

Impact underserved communities while learning about at-risk populations through experiential learning. Apply at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/bridgingthegaps by February 11.  

AWPH: Looking for Executive Board Members

The Association of Women in Public Health is looking for new board members for the 2015-2016 school year! Email awph@pitt.edu if interested in this leadership opportunity! 

Congratulations Alexandra Dulin!

Alexandra Dulin received the Asian Studies Center scholarship, she is doing public health research in Asia. Alex plans to conduct research on Thailand’s health system this summer. 

Pittsburgh: The coolest american city you haven’t been to

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Huffington Post - Infused with an authentic, indie-spirited vibrancy you don’t see much in cities anymore. In this era of homogenized cities, Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air. It embraces its industrial past while simultaneously wrapping its strong arms around progressive green developments, an enlightened foodie reputation, and its birthright as one of America’s quirkiest cities. Here are eight reasons to check out Pittsburgh now: 

Landmark Trial Shows Early Blood Glucose Control Extends Lifespan in People with Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a recent report led by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigator revealed. 

Join PA SOPHE for $15 in 2015

PA SOPHE is a professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students that are working, living, or attending school in Pennsylvania. 

Coupling Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Lung Cancer Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival

Adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings would likely improve early detection and survival, according to a multidisciplinary team led by scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter. 

Fellowship on Death and Dying (Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

The deadline for graduate students to apply for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Fellowship on "Death and Dying: the Elephant in the Room" has been extended to 1/15/15. 

Fellowship on Death and Dying (Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

The deadline for graduate students to apply for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Fellowship on "Death and Dying: the Elephant in the Room" has been extended to 1/15/15. 

Patricia Maryland (HPM '82)

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Alumna Patricia Maryland is president of health care operations and COO of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health care system in the country that bases its reputation for innovation on a spiritual mission to serve all, especially the poor and vulnerable. 

Diane Peterson (HPM '75)

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Diane Peterson, a member of Pitt Public Health’s Board of Visitors, recognizes the positive impact that her education in health administration has had on her career. Thanks to the Surma match, her gift will be valued at $50,000, giving her the opportunity to name a classroom in the renovated building. "I am proud to be an alumna of Pitt Public Health and to support the School as it grows. In order to recruit and retain outstanding faculty an... 

Win a Starbucks Gift Card! Tell Us About Your Honors

Students: provide information on awards or honors received in 2014 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/honorsconvo by December 15 and be entered to win one of two gift cards! 

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.  

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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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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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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 finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women 

Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still us... (06/25/2018)
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