As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered.
While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals.
Over a long career, Chuck Christen, currently executive director of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) has managed research on environmental and community health topics from river water stewardship to air quality. But the heart of his mission, professionally and spiritually, is compassion and effective care for HIV-positive men, women, and youth in the region.
Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected as the first Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
The federal government could save over $5 billion in the first year by changing the way the government assigns Part D plans for Medicare beneficiaries eligible for low-income subsidies, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
fitUnited Pittsburgh is an exciting new initiative launched by The United Way of Allegheny County to improve the health of our children by mobilizing and motivating our community. Find out more at http://www.uwacfitunited.org.
The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to share the great news that the MHA Program has received full reaccreditation for seven years (the highest level) from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education https://www.cahme.org/.
Department of Biostatistics faculty member and recent Statistician of the Year award winner Abdus Wahed was recently recognized as a Newsmaker by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Department of Biostatistics faculty members Ying Ding, Ruosha Li, and Sally Morton; and students Qing Liu and Yi Ren attended the first Women in Statistics conference in Raleigh, NC May 15 – 17.
On May 17, 2014, Susan Ott (HPM ’76) was honored with the Dean's Special Achievement Award for Service to the Profession at the annual Pitt Public Health Alumni Awards dinner.
Mary Herbert (BCHS '05) was recognized on May 20, 2016, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
James Clise (EOH ’63) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 17, 2014, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Karen Cruickshanks (EPI ’87) was honored with the 2014 Alumni Award for Research on May 17 at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Chung-Chou "Joyce" H. Chang (BIOST '98) was recognized on May 17 with the 2014 Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Three alumni were inducted into Pitt Public Health's Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega at the 2014 Alumni Awards dinner: Aaron Mendelsohn (EPI '96), Sean Rinella (EPI 0'10), and Adam Straub (EOH 0'08). “It is an honor to recognize these distinguished alumni for their commitment to advancing public health through research, teaching and community service,” said Donald S. Burke, Pitt Public Health dean and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair of Global Health.
The Department of Health Policy and Management is pleased to announce the recent approval of a Master of Science in Health Services Research and Policy. The program will be in place for the start of the fall 2014 term. Graduates from this program will be prepared to apply research design and quantitative methods to address problems in health service delivery and policy and/or to begin doctoral study.
Our congratulations go out to Julie Donohue, Associate Professor in HPM who was awarded the 2014 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. The James L. Craig Endowed Excellence in Education award was established through the generosity of a distinguished Pitt Public Health alumnus to recognize teaching excellence in the school.
People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection.
Three Biostatistics students were awarded travel grants for recent seminars.
About 25 HPM alumni, students, and friends gathered for the annual ACHE reception in Chicago on Tuesday, March 25. HPM department chair Dr. Mark Roberts provided an update on the program. Outgoing HPM Alumni Association President Mike Blackwood and incoming president Mike Evans gave remarks. Mr. Evans also spoke about the newly created Donna Lee Schultz Memorial Fund and presented a $1,000 donation. Established to honor the late Donna Schultz wh...