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Commissioner Award Presented to Pitt Public Health Alumnus Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton, a child-abuse pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, has been recognized nationally for her “leadership, significant contributions, dedication and accomplishments” in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

A Conversation with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Herrick

To read the interview in the City Paper click here. 

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs 

Pitt Public Health Alumnus Wins Recognition from Gov. McDonnell Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

Michelle Clayton, a pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, was recognized Monday by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect for her exceptional work in prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Cindy Bryce published in Health Affairs

ABSTRACT Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. 

Pitt Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

A new study published online today in the American Journal of Managed Care found that in Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost-saving compared to no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while also improving health outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC note that policymakers and insurers should ... 

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. 

Dr. Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, Publishes Paper with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Colleagues in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Journal

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently had their paper, "Visual Voices: A Participatory Method for Engaging Adolescents in Research and Knowledge Transfer" published in the Clinical and Translational Sciences journal. 

Apply to The Edge in Public and Global Health Program by February 15

This program will provide a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the field of public health. Students will learn to analyze and tackle critical world health problems through the integrated application of biological, social, and quantitative sciences. It will focus on the critical thinking skills and real-world tools used by health professionals to track outbreaks of emerging disease, evaluate environmental threats, and develop community-based ... 

BCHS MPH Candidate Lands job as the AIDS Program Monitor for the City of Newark

Marquita Smalls (MPH expected in April 2013) will become the Program Monitor in the Ryan White AIDS Grantee Office for the City of Newark, NJ. 

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region 

Visit the HPMA Linked in page

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Researchers Seek Public's Help in Halting the Spread of Flu

Researchers Seek Public’s Help in Halting the Spread of Flu 

BCHS Speaker Series

"Social/Environmental Determinants of Diabetes and Obesity" Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 11-11:50am; A115 

CSSD to offer cloud storage, collaboration tools

Box for Pitt, which enables users to store files online and Microsoft Lync, which will replace WebEx for Pitt’s web conferencing services 

BCHS MPH selected for an award

Jennifer Sloan, a first-year MPH student, receives the William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies for her project entitled "Birmingham Free Clinic Integrated Health Services Program." 

Associate Professor of BCHS, Dr. Jessica Burke, publishes paper with Bloomberg colleagues in Journal of Urban Health.

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently had their paper, "The syndemic effects of intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse on depression among low-income urban women" accepted for publication in the Journal of Urban Health . 

Physical Activity Counseling Can Result in Better Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

People who lose weight with bariatric surgery may have better results if they receive counseling about increasing physical activity before and after surgery, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Pitt Public Health Representatives to Serve on ASPH Councils

Change in ASPH Councils Leadership 

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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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