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Higher Risk of GI, Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Taking Blood Thinner Dabigatran

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Alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16) finds that patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at greater risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at PittPublic Health. 

Sally Morton elected member of ISI

Dr. Sally Morton has been elected a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). She joins fellow department members Dr. Jong Jeong and Dr. George Tseng in this honor. 

Dr. Mitch Gail Visits Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Mitch Gail, Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute visited our department on October 23. 

HPM 2134: Introduction to Health Care Compliance

Professor Tina Batra Hershey will be offering a new course regarding corporate compliance for health care organizations through HPM in Spring 2015. 

New Spring Course HPM 2133: Law in Public Health Practice

Professor Elizabeth Bjerke will be offering a new practice based interdisciplinary course being offered in the Department of Health Policy and Management in Spring 2015. 

Pitt Public Health Expert Receives Career Achievement Award from Society for Medical Decision Making

A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health physician and health policy expert who devises mathematical models to assess the impact of medical decisions will receive one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Congratulations Phylicia McCalla

HPM is pleased to announce that HPM Student Phylicia McCalla has just accepted a 2015-2016 Administration Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Congratulations Kola Omotade

HPM is pleased to announce that MHA student Kola Omotade has just accepted an 18 month Global Administrative Fellowship at Houston Methodist. 

Longest has Book Published

Longest book is publiched: Health Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015. 

Diane Peterson: 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare

HPM Alumni, Diane Peterson was named one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine. 

Pitt Public Health Partners with the State to Increase Physical Activity in Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase physical activity in Pennsylvania. 

Biostatistics Department Ranked in Top 15 Nationwide

US News and World Report has ranked the Department of Biostatistics 13th in the country within other Biostatistics departments. 

Practicum Opportunity

Center for Health Equity partnering with the Allegheny County Health Department is offering a practicum opportunity! 

Russell Rule Rycheck Award for a Promising MPH Student

For MPH students to develop skills to add to their "professional bag." Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies

To support special projects that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

Join an SGA Committee

Seeking students for a service committee, an event planning committee, and a public relations committee. E-mail pph.sga@gmail.com and tell us why you're interested in joining.  

Donation Drive: Celebrate International Day of Non-Violence

DSO will be collecting new items for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support their mission of ending intimate partner violence in women and their children until October 23. Urgent need items : twin-fitted sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes, diapers, baby bibs, baby wipes, as well as underwear, sleepwear, slippers, socks and bathrobes for moms, girls, and boys. Please contact DSO at dsopph@pitt.edu or find us on... 

Goldstein Award

For students or postdocs working in environmental health disparities. Pick up an application outside of 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. November 15 deadline! 

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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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