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Program Improves Diabetes Control in World’s Poorest Children, Pitt Public Health Finds

A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world’s poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. It is the first scientific evidence to show that improvement in long-term blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes is possible in sub-Saharan African yout... 

Congratulations Vincent Chiu!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Vincent Chiu has accepted a two-year Administrative Fellowship at Seattle Children’s. 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

International Team Reveals Barriers to Public Health Data-Sharing; Proposes Life-Saving Solutions

 Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats, an international team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced today. 

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Tell us what we're doing well and how we can improve. Survey respondents can enter to win a $25 gift card. www.publichealth.pitt.edu/new or www.publichealth.pitt.edu/continuing .  

Child Abuse, Adversity Associated With Poor Health and Employment Outcomes Later in Life

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic groups, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis of Allegheny County residents. 

Pitt Epidemiologist Honored for Innovations in Public Health

Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., former chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, today will receive the prestigious John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Royal Society for Public Health in England. 

Datasets Used by Policymakers, Scientists for Public Health Analyses Inconsistent

Commercially available datasets containing a wealth of information about food and alcohol establishments differ significantly, raising concerns about their reliability as sources of information that could be used to set public policy or conduct scientific research, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation. 

Help us collect for holiday Care Packages for PCMI students!

The Center for Global Health is collecting cards and other small items for current PCMI students. Please deliver items to room 205 before Friday, December 12, 2014. 

BCHS Professor Highlighted in Global Studies Annual Report

Martha Ann Terry, Assistant Professor in BCHS, is highlighted in the Faculty section of the annual report of the University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center.  

Congratulations Kolby Parent!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA Kolby Parent will be commissioned upon graduation as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. 

Congratulations Megan Suter!

Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Megan has just accepted a 2 year Administrative Fellowship with OhioHealth in Columbus Ohio. 

Mark Roberts received the Career Achievement Award

Please join us in congratulating Mark Roberts on receiving the Career Achievement Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making earlier this week. It is a tremendous honor. 

NEW Multidisciplinary Group! Pitt Trauma & Emergency League

The Pitt Trauma & Emergency League (PTEL) is a group of public health, nursing, medical, undergraduate emergency medicine and pre-health students. 

Higher Risk of GI, Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Taking Blood Thinner Dabigatran

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Alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16) finds that patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at greater risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at PittPublic Health. 

Sally Morton elected member of ISI

Dr. Sally Morton has been elected a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). She joins fellow department members Dr. Jong Jeong and Dr. George Tseng in this honor. 

Dr. Mitch Gail Visits Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Mitch Gail, Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute visited our department on October 23. 

HPM 2134: Introduction to Health Care Compliance

Professor Tina Batra Hershey will be offering a new course regarding corporate compliance for health care organizations through HPM in Spring 2015. 

New Spring Course HPM 2133: Law in Public Health Practice

Professor Elizabeth Bjerke will be offering a new practice based interdisciplinary course being offered in the Department of Health Policy and Management in Spring 2015. 

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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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