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Congratulations Kathleen Slavish!

Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MPH graduate Kathleen Slavish has started the position of Project Coordinator, Sr. in the Chief Medical and Scientific Office at UPMC. 

EOH in the News: WPXI Channel 11 News report - Pitt Public Health to monitor downtown pollution levels

Dr. Jane Clougherty's Lab was featured in the following WPXI Channel 11 news report: Click here for the article and associated video  

Pitt Public Health Deploys Air Pollution Monitors

A successful method for characterizing complex air pollution patterns that rewrote laws in New York City is being used to collect data in Pittsburgh this summer. 

Dr. Ron Stall Interviewed on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5 FM) regarding the latest research in LGBTQ Health Issues.

An interview with our very own Ron Stall, PhD will be aired on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5) at 12pm and 8pm today. The topic is LGBT Health, benefits for same sex couples, and the latest research being done to understand LGBTQ health issues. 

The City Paper features the University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health

The University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health has been featured in the July 10, 2013 issue of Pittsburgh City Paper. 

First Malaysian to be granted prestigious fellowship!

Dr. Howie (Sin How) Lim, (PhD in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh), has become the first Malaysian to be granted the prestigious IAS-NIDA fellowship for his research on linking substance abuse and sexual risk-taking in MSM via innovative technologies. 

PCOR, CER, and CBPR: Alphabet Soup or Complementary Fields of Health Research

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Academic Resources on Latinos in Western Pennsylvania

The Center for Health Equity, located in the Graduate School of Public Health, has created a new research database on Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania . 

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Redmond, who was elected a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials.

For more on this story, click here . 

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. 

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Katz School of Business Deans Honor Distinguished Alumni in Thailand

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., presented the 225th Anniversary Medallion for distinguished service in their respective careers to Pitt alumni Vichit Yamboonruang, Ph.D., and Margaret McMillion, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. 

Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries Substantially More Likely to Use Brand-Name Drugs than Comparable VA Patients

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. 

Dr. Goldstein appointed to advisory group that will lead national academy of sciences' new Gulf of Mexico Program

The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf of Mexico program has appointed an advisory group to create a strategic vision and guide the program's development and implementation. 

Congratulations Laura Griffin!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Laura Griffin (MHA April 2013) became the Nursing Finance and Operations Analyst at West Penn Hospital. 

Shilpi Oberoi wins "Best Poster" at AESOT 2013

Congratulations to Shilpi Oberoi who presented and won the "Best Poster" award at the Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology's 2013 Annual meeting! 

After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?

On May 30th, BCHS faculty Jessica Burke and Donna Almario Doebler presented “After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?” as part of the 2013 Strengthening Healthcare and Public Health through Collaboration, Coordination and Communication Conference in State College, PA. 

Debra Cen (IDM '91)

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A passion for science, business, and American culture has propelled Hui “Debra” Cen (ScDHy ’91) to a sweet spot. Having sold one successful biotech start-up and handed off another, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur is now turning her attention to a high-tech way to promote the cultural strength of the United States and China to each other. 

EOH in the News

Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4052467-74/mice-alzheimer-researchers#ixzz2UDLsfLNm  

Pitt Researchers Find No Increase in Brain Cancer Related to Working at Connecticut Jet Engine Manufacturing Plant

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have concluded a 12-year, multi-part study into a perceived increase in brain cancer at the Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing plant in North Haven, Conn., and have found no statistically significant elevations in the overall cancer rates among the workforce. 

Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a feature story involving research done in the Koldamova/Lefterov Lab: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4052467-74/mice-alzheimer-researchers#ixzz2UDLsfLNm  

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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)
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BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use 

BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) has been awarded the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award by the University Center for Social and Urban Research to support her pilot research project entitled “Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding B... (07/19/2018)
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Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVA... (07/02/2018)


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Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported 

Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by Pitt Public Health. “Proper allocation of resources for the opioid e... (07/19/2018)
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Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women 

Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still us... (06/25/2018)
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