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Antibiotics -- friend or foe?

 

Students carry devices to help Pitt monitor spread of flu

 

Pitt identifies heart disease signal

 

Groundbreaking Epidemiologist Retires from Pitt Public Health

 

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

 

Medicare Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation In Health Care Spending

 

Medicare cost cutting needs new approach

 

Groundbreaking Epidemiologist Retires from Pitt Public Health

Sheryl F. Kelsey, Ph.D., the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University , retired last week from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , following an illustrious career in epidemiology. 

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health . 

School Children Wear Proximity Sensors to Help Pitt Researchers Fight Flu

 

Off-Label Antipsychotic Use Common in VA Nursing Home Residents, Pitt Study Finds

 

Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation in Health Care Spending

 

Professor Steve Albert's commentary advocating for the use of agent-based modeling to examine the mechanisms linking community context to health outcomes was recently accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine

According to Dr. Albert, multilevel models are limited in their ability to test pathways and identify mediators of individual-community associations. We need more flexible analytic tools that can take into account mediation, multi-directional causation, and nonlinear relations... 

Associate Professor Jessica Burke is co-author on a chapter in the recently published "Community Development in the Steel City: Democracy, Justice and Power in Pittsburgh" edited by Akwugo Emejulu

'The chapter builds on work between the Community Human Services Corporation and the University of Pittsburgh and offers a practical example of how community-based organizations can work together with universities to democratize the research process while simultaneously developing better strategies for tackling key social problems. 

BCHS Faculty presented their research at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) conference held in Pittsburgh and the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held in San Francisco.

At the PPHA conference, Dr. Jeanette Trauth and doctoral student Elian Rosenfeld along with their community partner, Consumer Health Coalition, shared their work titled: Reducing Hospital Readmissions by Improving Health Literacy among Elderly and Caregivers. 

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) recently established the BCHS Concept Mapping Institute

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) recently established the BCHS Concept Mapping Institute and became a designated concept mapping center of practice by the Concept Systems Centers of Practice (CS COP) Program. Concept mapping is a participatory, mixed method research approach that yields a conceptual framework for how a group views a particular topic or aspect of a topic... 

Epidemiology Faculty Member Highlighted in Pittsburgh Magazine

The accomplishments of Eunha Shim, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member were recently highlighted in the October 2012 edition of Pittsburgh Magazine. 

Pitt Public Health Alumna on The Doctors

 

We will now be offering HUGEN 2051 "Inborn Errors of Development"

HuGen 2051 "Inborn Errors of Development" next semester (Spring 2013). This is an advanced course which explores the relationship between development and human inherited disease. 

Pitt experts say federal research cutbacks contribute to waste

 

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HuGen alumna's creation aims to reduce radiation exposure from stress tests 

HuGen alumna's creation aims to reduce radiation exposure from stress tests

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna MALIHA ZAHID ( HUGEN  '09) aims to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing diagnostic imaging. Her creation, to be used during cardiac stress tests, was a previous Pitt PInCh winner. (04/17/2018)
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Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together 

Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together

PITT WIRE - While learning English at Pitt, 25 Japanese students missed out on the annual Coming of Age Ceremony, a national holiday in Japan. The Asian Studies Center threw them a party. “So many people support me here in Pittsburgh,” said Nanami Moriyasu, a Yasuda student majoring in English lite... (02/07/2018)
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Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women 

Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women

PITT WIRE - When we consider the determinants of women’s cardiovascular health, we need to think beyond biology alone,” said epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston. She recently led a study that demonstrates how traumatic experiences in life are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at ri... (12/12/2017)

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ASPPH data center visits Pittsburgh 

ASPPH data center visits Pittsburgh

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Last Thursday, ASPPH Data Center staff visited Pitt Public Health, meeting with administrators, staff, and the university-wide Tableau business intelligence user group. The consultation focused on upcoming ASPPH Annual Data Reporting, ASPPH resources for diversity studies, usi... (04/23/2018)
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Pitt Public Health partners with PA and the Aetna Foundation on Opioid Data Dashboard 

Pitt Public Health partners with PA and the Aetna Foundation on Opioid Data Dashboard

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - "In as near-real time as possible, this dashboard will give health officials, policymakers, law enforcement and the public a more complete, dynamic picture of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania," Dean Burke said. "This should allow us to maximize limited resources to stem thi... (04/04/2018)
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Dean Burke among ASPPH members that issued joint letter to Governor Wolf, urging for the removal of bans to syringe service programs 

Dean Burke among ASPPH members that issued joint letter to Governor Wolf, urging for the removal of bans to syringe service programs

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Pennsylvania leaders of ASPPH member schools issued a joint letter to Governor Tom Wolf, urging him to remove barriers to syringe service programs in the Commonwealth. DEAN DONALD BURKE was among the signers. Syringe service programs are among responses the opioid crisis recom... (03/14/2018)
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