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BCHS MPH Student elected to Pitt's Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)

Monica Kohli is a first year Masters student in the Graduate School of Public Health in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. 

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences often are recognized by academic and scientific societies and other prestigious organizations for their significant achievements and exceptional leadership. Among those whose work has been acknowledged recently with awards and accolades are the following: 

Dean Burke Endorses Comprehensive Polio Eradication Strategy

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair of Global Health, today joined hundreds of scientists, doctors and other experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication. 

Is Coal Mining Bad for Your Health?

Jeanine Buchanich, Department of Biostatistics, was featured on the Allegheny Front Radio program. 

Systems Thinking in Public Health - and Everything Else!

Provost's Inaugural Lecture "System Thinking in Public Health and Everything Else" presented by Donald S. Burke, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, University of Pittsburgh. 

Congratulations Pragna Prahalad!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Pragna Prahalad (MHA anticipated April 3013; pkp11@pitt.edu) will be a Financial Analyst through the UPMC Financial Management Rotation Program. 

Organ Donors Matter Campaign

The Department of Health Policy and Management, in collaboration with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), will have major presence at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and GNC Live Well Health and Fitness Expo on May 3, 2013-May 5, 2013 with their Organ Donors Matter Campaign. 

The Pan African Graduate and Professional Student Union Executive Board Nominations

PanAf GPSU serves all graduate & professional students at Pitt with research and/or cultural interests in Black America, the African Continent, the Caribbean, West Indies, Latin America, and the entire Diaspora. 

Pennsylvania lags in public health spending

Pennsylvania lags in public health spending 

Elizabeth Bjerke presentations

April 10, 2013 Wait! The Public Health System Looks Like That? Public Health System & Systems Research Keeneland Conference Lexington, Kentucky March 12, 2013 Real Tools for Emergency Preparedness NACCHO Preparedness Summit Atlanta, Georgia 

Yuting Zhang Invited to be a Visitor Professor in Peking University in Beijing China

Dr. Zhang will visit Peking University in Beijing China in June 2013. She will present her research and actively collaborate with faculty members at Peking University. She will serve as primary research mentor for 2 junior faculty members in the Peking University China Center for Health Development Studies. 

Congratulations Sumaiya Ahmed!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Sumaiya Ahmed (December 2012 MPH; sumaiya0420@gmail.com) will work as an Interactive Patient Care Manager for the GetWellNetwork 

National Public Health Week

On April 1, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will kick off the morning with the first in a series of poster sessions sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. In this annual student research competition, students will present their findings during one of six poster sessions throughout the week where faculty will judge presentations. The winners will be invited to deliver oral presentations during the Dean’s Day Awar... 

Pitt Faculty Lend Expertise to Institute of Medicine for Report That Could Influence How Medicare Pays Providers

Pitt Faculty Lend Expertise to Institute of Medicine for Report That Could Influence How Medicare Pays Providers 

Holman Receives 2013 Alumni Award for Practice

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William Holman (HPM ’79) was honored with the 2013 Alumni Award for Practice during the March 28 Alumni Awards event. 

Boyle Receives 2013 Alumni Award for Research

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Coleen Boyle (BIOST '78, EPI ’81) was recognized with the Alumni Award for Research on March 28, 2013, during the annual Alumni Award dinner. 

Caufield Earns Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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Anita Caufield (HPM ’84) received the 2013 Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination during the March 28 Alumni Awards dinner. 

Nowalk Honored with 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

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Mary Patricia Nowalk (EPI '81, ’93) was presented with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award on March 28, 2013, at the annual  Alumni Awards ceremony. 

Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health

Four University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s Alumni Awards ceremony tonight. 

Alumni Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society during 2013 ceremony

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Three alumni were inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the March 28, 2013, Alumni Awards  dinner: CHARLES CHRISTEN (BCHS '10), GREGORY HOMISH (EPI ’03), and DANIEL PATTERSON (EPI ’12). 

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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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