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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). 

University of Pittsburgh Will Examine Influence of High Stress Neighborhoods on Mothers and Babies

In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants. 

Allegheny County acts to reduce diesel engine emissions

Health Department program has eliminated almost 400 tons of the pollutants a year 

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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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