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University of Pittsburgh shares world stage with city of Pittsburgh, host of G-20 Summit

 

APHA Student Visit Day

 

Devra Davis to Focus on Environmental Research

 

Aging can negatively impact oral health

When was the last time you went to your dentist? How often do you brush your teeth? Have you ever lost any of your teeth or had a tooth ache right before a special occasion? 

NIDDK LABS study finds low short-term risks after obesity surgery

In the July issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM 361(5):445-454; July 30, 2009), a study coordinated in the Epidemiology Data Center indicates that weight loss surgery is safer than once believed. 

Exercise is the secret to living a longer life

Being active is not only a great way to stay healthy; it is also a secret to living longer. 

GSPH Receives $13.4 Million NIH Grant to Create Virtual Models to Gain Insight into Real-World Epidemics

 

Pitt study touts intensive glucose control for diabetics

The numbers are in, and the results are clear: Blood sugar control is key to preventing complications for people with type 1 diabetes.The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health tracked people with type 1 diabetes for three decades to determine the causes of diabetes complications, which can involve kidney and eye damage, cardiovascular disease and circulation problems. 

Swimming a good way to get some exercise

Who do you think would be a better swimmer: a 23-year-old or an 86-year-old? If the 23-yearold was me and the 86-year-old was my grandmother, I would put money on the 86-year-old! 

Take steps to protect your skin this summer

With the summer in full swing we look forward to hot days by the pool, picnics with friends and family, and many other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, while spending a lot of time in the sun, many of us have probably experienced bad sunburn. 

GSPH Study First to Examine Impact of Medicare Part D on Overall Medical Spending

 

Underground Railroad Bicycle Route Featured in Times

 

Vitamin D deficiency linked to disease during pregnancy

 

Learn truths about arthritis during May

 

Presentation given by Daniel Nagin, PhD. "An Overview of Recent Development of Group-Based Trajectory Modeling"

 

Center for Global Health Holds Inaugural Reception

 

Are you feeding your bones enough calcium?

 

Russell Rule Rycheck Fund

 

Pitt receives grant to study infections spread in hospitals

 

In Memoriam: Herman Cember, PhD, Founder of GSPH Radiological Health Program

 

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Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal 

Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal

PITT WIRE -  Chris Taylor (SHRS ’04, EPI ’10) originally started baking as a way to relax while studying at Pitt Public Health. After entering, and winning, their first competition on a whim, Taylor and husband Paul Arguin, who are both epidemiologists at the CDC, continued baking and competing as ... (09/11/2019)
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Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award 

Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award

Congratulations to HPM's Walid Gellad, who was recently named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exc... (08/12/2019)
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EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe. 

EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe.

PITT MAGAZINE - Lauren Chubb, DrPH, MPH (EOH ’16, ’13) occasionally dons a hard hat to see the results of her work in the lab. Her team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Mining Program has developed software to analyze respirable dust samples in just a few minutes, rath... (08/05/2019)


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Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth 

Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health conditions and violence victimization in sexual and gender minority youth, according to a research review led by BCHS's Robert Coulter (BCHS '17) published in... (08/25/2019)
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El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries 

El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from EPI's Samar El Khoudary reinforces the importance of tailoring hormone therapy to each patient, based on her individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In a study p... (08/25/2019)

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders 

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to research led by EPI's Wendy King. The study also found that fewer than half of those who died had triggered a sa... (06/27/2019)