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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. 

Charles Christen (BCHS '10) Walks the Walk

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Over a long career, Chuck Christen, currently executive director of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) has managed research on environmental and community health topics from river water stewardship to air quality. But the heart of his mission, professionally and spiritually, is compassion and effective care for HIV-positive men, women, and youth in the region.  

Pitt Public Health Names First Katherine M. Detre Chair in Population Health Science

Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected as the first Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Simple Change to Medicare Part D Would Yield $5 Billion in Savings, Pitt Public Health Finds

The federal government could save over $5 billion in the first year by changing the way the government assigns Part D plans for Medicare beneficiaries eligible for low-income subsidies, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

fitUnited Pittsburgh

fitUnited Pittsburgh is an exciting new initiative launched by The United Way of Allegheny County to improve the health of our children by mobilizing and motivating our community. Find out more at http://www.uwacfitunited.org.  

HPM Receives Full Reaccredidation

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to share the great news that the MHA Program has received full reaccreditation for seven years (the highest level) from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education https://www.cahme.org/. 

Statistician of the Year Abdus Wahed Profiled in the Tribune Review

Department of Biostatistics faculty member and recent Statistician of the Year award winner Abdus Wahed was recently recognized as a Newsmaker by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  

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Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices 

Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study led by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16), assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.  (01/30/2019)
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Arthur Levine: 20 years of impact 

Arthur Levine: 20 years of impact

PITT WIRE - After more than two decades of transformative service to the University of Pittsburgh, Arthur S. Levine has announced his intent to exit his position as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean in the School of Medicine. In a message to the ... (01/24/2019)
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Hernandez among three Pitt students named to Forbes 30 Under 30 

Hernandez among three Pitt students named to Forbes 30 Under 30

PITT WIRE - Congratulations to Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16)! The list features 600 business and entrepreneurial leaders from 20 industries, including health care, energy, art and education, among others. (01/09/2019)


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Padiath and colleagues 'see' dual-layered scaffolding of cellular nuclei 

Padiath and colleagues 'see' dual-layered scaffolding of cellular nuclei

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Our cells sometimes have to squeeze through pretty tight spaces. And when they do, the nuclei inside must go along for the ride. Using super-sensitive microscopic imaging, HUGEN’s Quasar Padiath made a fundamental biological discovery that explains the structure of the nuclear... (03/04/2019)
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Scientists uncover dual-layered scaffolding of cellular nuclei (video) 

Scientists uncover dual-layered scaffolding of cellular nuclei (video)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES  - Using super-sensitive microscopic imaging, a team of scientists led by HuGen's Quasar Padiath has made a fundamental biological discovery that explains the structure of the nuclear envelope and gives tantalizing clues as to how cells squish throug... (02/19/2019)
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Pitt Public Health study uncovers why Rift Valley fever is catastrophic to developing fetuses  

Pitt Public Health study uncovers why Rift Valley fever is catastrophic to developing fetuses

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Like Zika, infection with Rift Valley fever virus can go unnoticed during pregnancy, all the while doing irreparable - often lethal - harm to the fetus. The results of a new study underscore the importance of disease prevention for pregnant woment and set the stage for vaccine... (01/24/2019)
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