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ACHE Congress Scholarship

 Congratulations Karalyn Smith from the MHA Class of 2014 

Bridging the Gap Applications are due February 8th!

Earn $2,800-$3,000 for an eight-week internship. Program dates: June 3—July 26, 2013. 

Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities

'“The word ‘disparities’ tends to only look at the differences between the incidence and prevalence of health conditions,” Moss said. “‘Inequities’ leads us look at things such as unjust policies and practices and what can be done so everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.”  

Low Vitamin D Levels Early in Pregnancy Associated with Lower Birth Weights

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research reveals. 

2 BCHS Students win Rycheck Award!

The Rycheck Award gives $500 to promising students pursuing an MPH degree and who are committed to the practice of public health.  

Sally Morton appointed Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee

Department of Biostatistics chair Sally Morton was appointed as a Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee. More details can be found here . 

'Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012

Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012.  Click here for link to the video of this conference. 

Gates Foundation helps Pitt advance HIV prevention projects

 

BCHS Facebook Page is Now Active

BCHS now has an active facebook page.  Please click on the above icon for the link and feel free to post any news concerning the department or comments you would like to share with fellow students. 

On the Record: A Conversation with Jessica Griffin Burke, a professor and researcher with University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

 

Allegheny County: The State of Our Health

On Dec. 3, medical researchers from across the region gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference entitled "Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012." The goal of the conference was to discuss the state of the health of Allegheny County residents.    BCHS Associate Professor Jessica Burke discussed the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the region and her approach to research with City Paper .  

American Foundation for AIDS Research Training Program

Four scholars from Lebanon, Vietnam, South Africa and China will be arriving next month to participate in "A Training Program for Research Among MSM in Developing World Settings" from January to May 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Ron Stall. This grant is funded by the American Foundation for AIDS Research to support an international scholar initiative that will not only conduct ground-breaking work in HIV risk among MSM, but also support... 

Dr. Longest new publications

Management Challenges at the Intersection of Public Policy Environments and Strategic Decision Making in Public Hospitals and The Process of Public Policymaking: A Conceptual Model 

Jesse Walters and Christine Gibert to accept positions.

The Department of Health Policy & Management and the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce that 

Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor in BCHS, has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth's Public Health Systems Research

Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor in BCHS, has been recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth’s Public Health Systems Research  (PHSR) Interest Group (IG). Public Health Systems Research is the emerging discipline that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services and the impact of these activities on population health. PHSR IG is the organization’s larg... 

Study Sheds New Light On Debilitating Virus

 

Dr. Kagan - Named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Four University of Pittsburgh professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for accomplishments in their fields. Honored are Bruce Freeman, Peyman Givi, Valerian Kagan and Allan Sampson. 

Professor Ron Stall to give the Developmental Center for AIDS Research Lecture in Honor of World AIDS day

Professor Ron Stall will give the Developmental Center for AIDS Research lecture in Honor of World AIDS day at the University of Chicago on December 3rd. His talk will address the the responses to AIDS among MSM at the start of the fourth decade of the epidemic. The lecture will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and is open to the general public. 

Congrats on being elected the new HPMA officers!

Congratulations Karalyn, Blair, Rachna & Elizabeth on being elected the new HPMA officers! We wish you the best in carrying on the excellent track record of the current student leaders. 

Epidemiology Department mourns the loss of longtime friend and colleague

A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church for faculty member Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, who died Dec. 3, 2012, of ocular melanoma. Tyrrell, vice chair for academics in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was 54. 

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Lara Siminerio Lemon delivers student address at Pitt's Commencement 2018 Graduate Ceremony 

Lara Siminerio Lemon delivers student address at Pitt's Commencement 2018 Graduate Ceremony

PITT WIRE - In Pitt's graduate student address, EPI doctoral graduate LARA  SIMINERIO LEMON told the audience: "You only have one life. So do what you choose with it but remember: it's the only chance you'll get ... Please do not lose the momentum that Pitt has provided to each one of us ... g... (04/26/2018)
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The HIV Prevention and Care Project turns 25 

The HIV Prevention and Care Project turns 25

PITT WIRE - Led by IDM's TONY SILVESTRE, the Pitt Public Health project serves as the facilitator of the HIV prevention and care community planning process in Pennsylvania. With initiatives like Acceptance Journeys and Project SILK, the work has received recognition from multiple federal health bod... (04/26/2018)
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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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Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador  

Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Thirty-five new ambassadors, including KYANNA WILLIAMS-PATE (BCHS ’19), are joining the program, representing the This Is Public Health brand and 23 ASPPH member institutions. Throughout the year, ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events along with p... (05/21/2018)

Racial disparity in premature deaths has narrowed since 1990 

Racial disparity in premature deaths has narrowed since 1990

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - The past quarter century has brought a striking decline in earlier-than-expected deaths among blacks in the U.S. “We were surprised by these findings because they demonstrated such dramatic improvement,” said DEAN DONALD BURKE. “Our study shows that racial disparity in health ... (05/07/2018)

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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