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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. 

Pitt Public Health Expert Receives Career Achievement Award from Society for Medical Decision Making

A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health physician and health policy expert who devises mathematical models to assess the impact of medical decisions will receive one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Congratulations Phylicia McCalla

HPM is pleased to announce that HPM Student Phylicia McCalla has just accepted a 2015-2016 Administration Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Congratulations Kola Omotade

HPM is pleased to announce that MHA student Kola Omotade has just accepted an 18 month Global Administrative Fellowship at Houston Methodist. 

Longest has Book Published

Longest book is publiched: Health Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015. 

Diane Peterson: 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare

HPM Alumni, Diane Peterson was named one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine. 

Pitt Public Health Partners with the State to Increase Physical Activity in Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase physical activity in Pennsylvania. 

Biostatistics Department Ranked in Top 15 Nationwide

US News and World Report has ranked the Department of Biostatistics 13th in the country within other Biostatistics departments. 

Practicum Opportunity

Center for Health Equity partnering with the Allegheny County Health Department is offering a practicum opportunity! 

Russell Rule Rycheck Award for a Promising MPH Student

For MPH students to develop skills to add to their "professional bag." Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies

To support special projects that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

Join an SGA Committee

Seeking students for a service committee, an event planning committee, and a public relations committee. E-mail pph.sga@gmail.com and tell us why you're interested in joining.  

Donation Drive: Celebrate International Day of Non-Violence

DSO will be collecting new items for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support their mission of ending intimate partner violence in women and their children until October 23. Urgent need items : twin-fitted sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes, diapers, baby bibs, baby wipes, as well as underwear, sleepwear, slippers, socks and bathrobes for moms, girls, and boys. Please contact DSO at dsopph@pitt.edu or find us on... 

Goldstein Award

For students or postdocs working in environmental health disparities. Pick up an application outside of 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. November 15 deadline! 

Pitt Public Health Epidemiologists Walk to Cure Diabetes

Dr. Nancy Glynn will lead a team from Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistics Expert Appointed to National Organization Formed to Provide Better Health Care Information

Sally C. Morton, Ph.D., chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  

Pitt Shares in $17 Million Federal Grant to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trials

University of Pittsburgh researchers are key players in a national “dream team” that seeks to identify the best biological and imaging markers of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve the ability of clinical trials to find effective treatments for the condition, which annually affects 2.5 million people in the U.S., including athletes and soldiers. 

Pitt Public Health to Strengthen Public Health Workforce with $3.4 Million Training Center

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system.  

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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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