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.
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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...
Watch Jessica Burke on a special episode of Horizons where she discusses disparities on infant mortality rates among minorities.
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.
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. 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.
Congratulations to the winners and presenters of the 2013 Dean’s Day competition!
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.
Shaping Public Health Through 2050
Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence.
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?
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier
The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award was established to assist young investigators interested in health promotion.
BCHS Associate Professor Jessica G. Burke was interviewed as part of special episode of Horizons airing on WQED called “Healthy Baby, Healthy Start”.
Dean's Day 2013 consisted of six poster sessions April 1-3, with selected participants giving oral presentations of their work during the awards ceremony on April 15. All students that submitted abstracts gave a poster presentation during one of the six sessions. Presentations were scored by faculty judges to determine the winners.
Monica Kohli is a first year Masters student in the Graduate School of Public Health in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.
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:
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.
Jeanine Buchanich, Department of Biostatistics, was featured on the Allegheny Front Radio program.