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Training Opportunity for Junior Faculty

Magee-Womens Research Institute is the coordinating site for the University of Pittsburgh's NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Program (K12) training grant.  

CRAB Welcomes Researchers

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) hosts a monthly Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) meeting to offer guidance to researchers and students on their research projects. 

Mock Interview Sessions

Schedule one with Joan Anson on April 15 from 2-5 p.m. or April 17 from 9 a.m.-noon. You must sign up in advance by e-mailing anson@pitt.edu and requesting a half-hour time slot. 

Extended Walk-In Hours for CV/Resume Review

Applying for a job? We can help you finalize your CV or resume! 2015 graduates strongly encouraged to attend. March 11, 2-6 p.m. and March 12, 9 a.m.-noon.  

Regardless of the stage of your research, the Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) can help! CRAB provides guidance on development of your proposal, thesis, or dissertation, study design, recruitment strategies, and identifying community organizations for partnered research. The CRAB meets the third Wednesday of the month with open slots available at the April 15 and May 20, 2015 meetings. If you would like to learn more about the CRAB, please visit the CHE website at http://www.healthequity.pitt.edu/initiatives or contact Dr. Patricia Documet, CHE Scientific Director at pdocumet@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh will lead a $14 million clinical trial to determine how well an intervention that helps people better understand their back pain early on works toward promoting recovery and keeping the pain from becoming chronic down the road. UPMC will be the first in the trial to offer the intervention, followed by four other academic medical centers nationwide. 

Pitt to Lead $14M National Trial Comparing Approaches to Treat Back Pain, Avoid Surgery

The University of Pittsburgh will lead a $14 million clinical trial to determine how well an intervention that helps people better understand their back pain early on works toward promoting recovery and keeping the pain from becoming chronic down the road. UPMC will be the first in the trial to offer the intervention, followed by four other academic medical centers nationwide. 

Simulation Brings Facts to Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Debate

To bring facts and clarity to the public debate about immunization in light of the recent measles outbreak, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health today unveiled a computer simulation that explores the impact of measles outbreaks in cities across the U.S. Users can see how an outbreak would play out if their city had high or low vaccination rates. 

Biostatistics student SungHwan Kim receives ENAR Award

PhD Student SungHwan Kim (Advisors: George C. Tseng) was selected as the recipient of one of the ENAR student awards for his paper titled “Integrative multi-omics clustering for disease subtype discovery by sparse overlapping group lasso and tight clustering”.  

International LGBT Researchers Come to Pitt

International LGBT researchers come to Pitt to battle HIV-related stigma back home. 

Nominate Faculty for the Craig Excellence in Education Award

To recognize teaching excellence, nominate faculty whose teaching has made a difference in your life. Get a ballot in the Office of Student Affairs. March 2 deadline.  

Nominate Faculty for the Craig Excellence in Education Award

To recognize teaching excellence, nominate faculty whose teaching has made a difference in your life. Get a ballot in the Office of Student Affairs. March 2 deadline.  

DSO looking for new officers

Contact us at dsopph@pitt.edu to nominate yourself or someone else to be a DSO officer. There are 3 openings on the Executive Board. Deadline: Friday, February 13th 2015 

Recent BCHS Graduate Quoted in New York Times

Elian A. Rosenfeld, a recent BCHS graduate, was quoted in the New York Times regarding"expedited partner therapy" (EPT). 

CHE Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is accepting applications through February 23, 2015, for its Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant.  

Call for Applications:PHDL International Student Fellowships

The Public Health Dynamics Lab (PHDL) is requesting applications for an International Student Fellowship Award that provides $5,000 to a Pitt Public Health graduate student. 

Funding Opportunity with American Diabetes Association Pathway Program

The University of Pittsburgh may nominate one investigator for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway Program.  

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.  

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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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