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New Pitt Center to Advance Research on Technology, Media and Health

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH.) 

Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to offer two scholarship awards: one for a Master's Student and one for a Doctoral Student working in health equity. 

Model to Improve Diabetes Management Well-Received by Primary Care Physicians

Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association. 

Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Everette James Named to Pitt’s M. Allen Pond Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management

University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health.  

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. Publication

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., and Kurt Darr. have a new publication: Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6th edition. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2014. 

Call for Officers - Minority Student Organization

The MSO is recruiting new and continuing students to their 2014-2015 executive board. There are a variety of exciting positions available and any level of experience is welcomed. If you are interested in becoming a board member or have any questions, contact President Lauren Musgrove or the faculty advisor, Patricia Documet. You can also contact MSO via e-mail, or connect with us on Facebook! 

Become a Pitt Trailblazer

Become a Pitt Trailblazer The Graduate and Professional Student Government is seeking student volunteers to provide campus tours for prospective graduate students. Share your Pitt pride, meet awesome people, and get some sweet swag while helping prospective students make an informed decision about their academic career – on your schedule. Learn more at www.trailblazers.pitt.edu.   

"No Health Without Mental Health” Journal Club

Health is defined as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In this journal club, participants will review current research that highlights links between mental illness and other health conditions. The journal club will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 11am-12pm. For more information, to participate in planning and to reserve a spot, please contact Ahmed Kassem... 

Announcing the Group Lifestyle Balance Program

The Group Lifestyle Balance program supports our mission as a public health school. To register or simply learn more, contact dpsc@edc.pitt.edu by email, 412-383-1837 by phone, or visit the website:   http://www.diabetesprevention.pitt.edu/gethealthy.aspx . 

Screening and Drug Therapy Predicted to Make Hepatitis C a Rare Disease

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence (EIR) for AY 2014-2015.

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence (EIR) for AY 2014-2015.  Please see his bio below. Ray Grady is a healthcare executive with extensive experience in the field of health care management. Ray has previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Aurora Healthcare; a 15 hospital integrated delivery system.  In that position he provided st... 

Five Pitt Public Health Faculty Named to Highly Cited Researchers List

Five members of the Pitt Public Health faculty have been included in the 2014 list of most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences. The list, recognizing around 3,000 researchers worldwide, was compiled by Thomson Reuters.  

Pitt Study Finds Telephone Treatment of Depression After Cardiac Bypass Surgery Improves Outcomes, Saves Money

Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual care, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  

Dr. Kaleab Abebe Presented With Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award

Dr. Kaleab Abebe was presented with one of two annual Chancellor's Affirmative Action Awards on behalf of CEED, a program that helps underrepresented groups pursue academic careers.  

The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2014 Fellows

 

Pittsburgh Epidemiologist honored as a Gerontological Society of America Fellow

Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, was recently named a fellow with the Gerontological Society of America.  

Two BCHS postdoctoral fellows received University of Pittsburgh CTSI CEED awards for 2014-15.

The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program is designed for University of Pittsburgh faculty members and postdoctoral fellows who are from underrepresented minority groups. The goal of the program is to help trainees successfully compete for early career development awards by providing them with intensive training in grant writing, preparation of publications, mentoring, and development of leadership and... 

Sex Hormone Levels at Midlife Linked to Bad Cholesterol Carriers that Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered. 

Lowering Toxicity of New HIV Drugs Predicted to Improve Life Expectancy

While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. 

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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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