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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 

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  

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Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems 

Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems

PITTWIRE - Research duo Tushar Singh (EPI '14) and Pitt Medicine's P. S. Reddy accepted the 2018 Sheth International Achievement Award, which is given every year to a Pitt faculty member and alumnus who are increasing Pitt’s global footprint with their work. Singh referred to EPI's Anne Newman as a... (11/26/2018)
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Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue 

Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

PITT WIRE - Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands congregated at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed on October 27 in Squirrel Hill.  (11/06/2018)
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Cauley wins prestigious service award 

Cauley wins prestigious service award

PITT WIRE - The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded JANE CAULEY, vice-chair of EPI, with the 2018 Shirley Hohl Service Award. Cauley received the award after volunteering for numerous positions and projects with the society.  (11/01/2018)


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Pittsburgh analysis: recommendations to reduce recidivism in Allegheny County transgender women 

Pittsburgh analysis: recommendations to reduce recidivism in Allegheny County transgender women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - As part of her master’s thesis work, Stephanie Creasy (BCHS '17) performed a mixed-methods analysis that involved in-depth interviews with transgender women living in Allegheny County who had been previously incarcerated for nonviolent crimes, coupled with geospatial mapping o... (11/30/2018)
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Dean Burke honored with 2018 John Snow Award at APHA Annual Meeting 

Dean Burke honored with 2018 John Snow Award at APHA Annual Meeting

Named in honor of English physician John Snow (1813-1858), considered one of the founders of modern epidemiology, this annual award recognizes outstanding scientists for enduring contributions to public health through epidemiologic methods and practice. Burke said, "I find great personal satisfacti... (11/12/2018)
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Voting is Public Health 

Voting is Public Health

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - You have the power to choose who represents you in the government. Who you vote for on Tuesday can affect your health care and your ability to change policy on issues such as the right to carry firearms, LGBTQ rights, welfare programs. The list is endless.  (11/02/2018)
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