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NIH Biosketch training

Got questions about how to use NCBI’s SciENcv to produce the new NIH biosketch?  

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools

Center for Health Equity Announces Membership to Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools 

Each Hour Watching Television Increases Diabetes Risk, Pitt Public Health Finds

 A well-known lifestyle intervention already proven to increase physical activity levels and decrease weight has now been shown to successfully reduce participants’ time spent sitting and watching television, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Faculty Scholars Program

The Howards Hughes Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation have partnered to establish the Faculty Scholars Program.  

Successful Housing Program Selects Second Replication Site

Prevention Point Philadelphia will replicate a housing first, harm reduction model of care that was created by The Open Door, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that has shown that its services improve adherence to HIV treatment through the provision of stable housing. With funding support from AIDS United and the MAC AIDS Fund, The Open Door will provide a sub-grant and technical assistance to Prevention Point Philadelphia to initiate its own ho... 

RAMP to K Program

The ICRE’s RAMP to K program http://www.icre.pitt.edu/ramp/index.html assists trainees in writing a competitive K award, and is geared towards fellows/very early faculty who might be planning to write a K award in the coming year.  

Updates on Public Access to Federally Funded Research

There has been a flurry of activity as federal agencies have been completing their plans for public access to federally funded research. HSLS will help you keep up on it. 

Siddhartha Mukherjee Wants People To Think Different About Cancer. Here’s How.

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FAST COMPANY - Cancer is a difficult topic, but Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies, was such a compelling look at the history and future of the disease that it turned into a critical hit and unexpected best seller (as well as the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction). Now Maladies is being turned into a three-part, six-hour documentary that will air on PBS starting March 30.  

NIH Guide to Peer Review

Insider' Guide to Peer Review fpr Applicants 

Dollars and Sense: The Value of Asking for What You Want

Thinking of negotiating salary? Learn what you're worth in the current job market on April 7 at 6:30, 2017 Cathedral. Register at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/negotiationregistration. 

Biostatistics Student Wins National Award

Xiaotian (Steven) Gao, a Masters student in the Department of Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health is the 2015 and inaugural winner of the Lingzi Liu memorial award.  

Notice of Upcoming Accreditation

The Graduate School of Public Health is accredited by the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH). The preliminary self-study for our 2015 re-accreditation was submitted to CEPH on December 18th, 2014. Our accreditation site visit is scheduled for May 18-20.  

Congratulations Michael Aaronson!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Michael Aaronson (2015 MHA Candidate) MLA47@pitt.edu has accepted a one-year Graduate Health Administration Training Program Fellowship at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. 

Congratulations 2015 UAB Case Competition team

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that the Pitt team of Second Year MHAs Marques Moore, Preston Allred and Brian Washburn (& First Year MHA observer Bill Buetler) was one of six finalists in the UAB Case Competition. Congratulations to them and their faculty advisor Anna Voelker. 

Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Program Improves Health, Reduces Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks

A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 

Pervasive chemical potentially alters levels of pregnancy hormone influencing sex development

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UPMC / YouTube - Research by Pitt Public Health epidemiology researcher JENNIFER ADIBI reveals that exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates—which are found in many plastics, foods, and personal care products—early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential pregnancy hormone and adversely affects the masculinization of male genitals in the baby.  

AWPH Executive Board Membership Nomination Deadline

The Association of Women in Public Health is looking for new members for their executive board! Be sure to email AWPH@PITT.EDU by March 6th to make board nominations!  

Robert Henkel (HPM '82)

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Alumnus Robert Henkel leads the largest nonprofit health care system in the country. Ascension Health is the health care delivery arm of Ascension, an enterprise comprising 131 hospitals in 23 states and the District of Columbia that bases its reputation for innovation on a spiritual mission to serve all, especially the poor and vulnerable. 

Medicare and Patients with Schizophrenia Could Save $150 Million on Part D Plans

Using an “intelligent,” rather than random, method for assigning people with schizophrenia to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans could save Medicare and patients a combined $150 million annually, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Graduate Student Assistant Opportunity in Student Health

The Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of several alcohol and other drug educational programs for Pitt students. 

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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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