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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  

Over-the-Counter Medication Behaviors Workgroup

Steven Albert, PhD convened a workgroup representing industry, academia, and clinical practice to evaluate current research on over-the-counter (OTC) medication behaviors in older adults and identify gaps in the evidence base. 

Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease Deficits in Mice, Pitt Research Confirms

An anti-cancer drug reverses memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers confirm in the journal Science . 

Department of Biostatistics researchers find no increase in brain cancer related to working at Connecticut jet engine manufacturing plant.

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Pittsburgh Remembers Respected Epidemiologist with Memorial Symposium

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health invites the public health community to attend a memorial symposium on Friday May 31, in honor of Dr. Kim Sutton Tyrrell who passed away late last year. 

Pitt Public Health Graduate Receives Prestigious National Scholarship

Eight University of Pittsburgh students and one 2013 Pitt graduate will study abroad as award recipients in two prestigious national scholarship programs designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language skills. Between them, they will learn Hindi, Mandarin, Persian, Turkish, and Swahili. 

BCHS Professor Ron Stall's research on gay men and resilience was recently highlighted in a Huffington Post piece reflecting on the survivors of the HIV generation.

To read the entire article please click on the following link 

Brooks Receives the 2012 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Maria Brooks, associate professor in the epidemiology department has been awarded the 2013 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in and outside of the classroom, encouraging learning and professional growth of all of her students and advisees, ensuring that classroom content is meaningful and relevant, well thought out and organized, as well as being able to teach and convey concepts in the complex area of epide... 

Jessica Burke Discusses Disparities on Infant Mortality Rates Among Minorities

Watch Jessica Burke on a special episode of Horizons where she discusses disparities on infant mortality rates among minorities. 

Pittsburgh Epidemiologists Release Book on the "Silver Tsunami"

The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. 

Many Stressors Associated With Fracking Due to Perceived Lack of Transparency and Trust, Pitt Finds

Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area, according to a long-term analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. 

Dr. Yuting Zhang Invited to Present at the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China

Dr. Zhang will visit Huazhong University of Science and Technology between June 20 and June 28 in Wuhan China. She will present her research work to faculty members and students at Huazhong University and will discuss collaborations with faculty members in the School of Medicine and Health Management at Tongji Medical College. 

Dean's Day Competition 2013

Congratulations to the winners and presenters of the 2013 Dean’s Day competition! 

Pitt Researchers Plan CFAR Application for 2013

On December 18, 2012, twelve HIV-AIDS researchers from the University of Pittsburgh established a Pitt CFAR Planning Working Group (PCPWG) to prepare an application to the NIH for a CFAR. Such designation would allow the University to build on its 30 year history of HIV-AIDS research. It was agreed we will proceed with the development of a regular CFAR proposal for submission June, 2013. 

Mirta Roses Periago Delivers 2013 Pitt Public Health Convocation Address

Shaping Public Health Through 2050 

Maria Brooks to Receive the 2013 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Student selected to receive McAllister Award for Excellence in Community Research.

Keyonie James, an MPH student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is this year’s recipient of the Carol L. McAllister Award for Excellence in Community Research. 

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth?

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth? Source: New Pittsburgh Courier  

Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award

The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award was established to assist young investigators interested in health promotion. 

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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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