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Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health Announces New and Updated Degree Programs in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15 – For students interested in the role behavioral and social factors play in illness and health, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has established a Ph.D. program and made major revisions to its longstanding Dr.P.H. program. 

Short-Term Survival Benefit Found in Hospitals with Higher-Intensity Approaches to End-of-Life Care

Patients admitted to hospitals with higher-intensity end-of-life care live longer than those admitted to hospitals with low-intensity approaches, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published in the February issue of the journal Medical Care . Higher-intensity care refers to greater use of life-sustaining measures such as ICU admission, intubation or mechanical ventilation, kidney dialysis and feeding tubes. 

Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of Health Policy and Management at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 – Mark S. Roberts, M.D., M.P.P., has been recruited by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to lead the school’s Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of HPM at GSPH

 

BCHS faculty taking part in modeling core Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats

BCHS faculty is well represented in the Dynamic Behavioral Modeling core of the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS Center of Excellence, Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats.  

Dr. Steven Albert and co-author, Dr. Vicki Freedman publish 2nd edition of Public Health and Aging

This new edition (Springer Publishing Company, 2010) updates the 2004 book with new chapters on the aging services network as a public health intervention, prevention of chronic disease and disability, and public health efforts for long-term care populations. 

2010 Craig Award Nominations Open

 

Dementia in Older Women Linked to High Blood Pressure Years Earlier

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12 – High blood pressure may put women at greater risk for dementia later in life by increasing white matter abnormalities in the brain, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research 

Protecting the Heart at Menopause

It has long been known that a woman's risk for heart disease rises after the onset of menopause. But is that the result of falling levels of the hormone estrogen that accompany menopause or actually a consequence of aging? 

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics, Pitt Study Finds

 

Mackey Receives Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Womens Health

 

Quinn Served as Panelist at the National Academy of Sciences

 

CHEC Evaluates Childhood Asthma in Pittsburgh

 

Dementia in Older Women Linked to High Blood Pressure Years Earlier, GSPH Study Finds

 

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 – Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, say University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study published ahead-of-print and online in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The findings, developed from a series of computer simulations based on U.S. census data, indicate that schools may need to be closed for at least eight weeks in order ... 

Center for Healthy Aging Launches “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging Online Educational Program

The “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging online interactive educational program is now available free to all on the world-wide web. 

Pitt Receives $7.2 Million to Develop Microbicides Against HIV/AIDS

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 – The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has received a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop microbicides against HIV transmission. The grant will allow Pitt to test two microbicide formulations – a film and ring that release the active ingredient over time. 

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health to Evaluate Environmental Threats in Southwestern Pennsylvania

 

Pittsburgh GSPH Celebrates One Book, One Community

 

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Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition 

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition

PITTWIRE - Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student ALYSIA TUCKER of BCHS. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier. (07/07/2017)
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Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus 

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus

PITTWIRE - A team of Pitt scientists led by IDM's PHALGUNI GUPTA developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. (05/31/2017)
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