EPI's ANDREA KRISKA has been honored with a 2017 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. As a committed and effective advisor, she has served as the primary advisor and committee chair for 14 doctoral students, 22 master’s students, and 11 post-doctoral trainees.
Warhol-inspired "Cathedral Cookies" created by CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR (EPI '10) were selected for the finals of the Cathedral Innovation Challenge, which dares community members to create artistic replicas of Pitt's iconic tower.
Inspired by Pittsburgh artist Andy Warhol, Taylor's set of four depictions are created on 3 x 5-1/2-inch vanilla shortbread cookies using royal icing and food-color paint, making the piece entirely edible.
Congratulations to Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, dean emeritus, on receiving the Society of Toxicology's 2017 Public Communications Award!
SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY - In a career spanning almost four decades, MERYL KAROL has been actively engaged in research that has advanced the role of toxicology in safety decision-making. She has published extensively on chemically induced allergy and asthma and individual susceptibility to allergic diseases (holding patents related to this research) and is published widely on improving indoor air quality to sustain public health.
Doctoral student ZHE SUN (BIOS '19), co-advised by WEI CHEN and YING DING, has been awarded a 2-year Research Advisory Committee fellowship for 2017-18 supported by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Congratulations Zhe!
MARIO BROWNE (BCHS '05) was presented the 4th annual Equipoise Creating a Just Community Award in recognition of his involvement in work of social justice, creating an inclusive environment, and supporting the Pittsburgh community.
The paper, "Biomarker detection and categorization in RNA-seq meta-analysis using Bayesian hierarchical model" by doctoral student TIANZHOU MA (BIOS '18) has won a travel award in the SBSS 2017 Student Paper Competition to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore (July 29 through Aug, 2017). Ma is currently a fourth year doctoral student in biostatistics under the supervision of professor GEORGE TSENG.
Doctoral student ZHONGYING XU (BIOS '19) was awarded first place in the Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Poster Award Competition for her submission "Optimal Sample Size Determination for Adaptive Seamless Phase II/III Design."
ABDUS S. WAHED presented a plenary speech and provided a three-hour workshop at the International Conference on Repeated Measures, organized by the East West University of Bangladesh.
NATURE - In its " Nature' s 10" list of ten scientists who mattered this year, the international weekly journal of science recognized Cura Zika advisor, CELINA MARTELLI TURCHI for her work as the 'Zika detective' who raced to make sense of a medical mystery in northeast Brazil.
Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH '00) was recently awarded the 2016 FUERZA Award by Cafe Con Leche for his work with Salud Para Niños and service to Pittsburgh's Latino community. “The FUERZA Awards celebrate local Latinx talent and the contributions they have made to the Pittsburgh region,” said founder, Tara Sherry-Torres.
Congratulations to Jesabel I. Rivera-Guerra (IDM ‘13) on winning the 2016 Racial Justice Award for Community Engagement by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
A native of Puerto Rico, Rivera-Guerra volunteers as president of the Pittsburgh Latin American Cultural Union, the oldest Latino organization in our area. Says Patricia Documet, associate professor and scientific director of the Center for Health Equity, “Jesabel is passionate about worki...
INSIDE UPMC - Wendy King, Ph.D., of the Department of Epidemiology of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been awarded the Circle of Excellence Award from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The award was recently presented at the group’s annual conference luncheon to recognize and honor a member who has made a significant and meaningful contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences Se...
UNIVERSITY TIMES - The University has honored Jane Cauley , Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health, appointing her as distinguished professor. The Distinguished Professor designation honors extraordinary internationally recognized scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field. By nature of their appointment, distinguished professors are expected to make special contributions to the intellectual advancement...
For Leigh Bukowski, MPH, having the opportunity to present her LGBT-related research at the 2016 AIDS International Conference in South Africa was a dream come true.A few short hours after her presentation, the experience was made even more special when she was awarded the 2016 Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators for Track D, Social and Political Research, Law, Policy and Human Rights. Her abstract, “Physical ass...
The GSA has named Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, as the next medical sciences editor-in-chief of The Journal of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Mehran Massoudi (EPI '92, '93) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 20, 2016, at the Alumni Awards dinner.
Susan Slaugenhaupt (HUGEN '88, '91) was honored with the Alumni Award for Research on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Janice Scully Dorman (HUGEN '81, EPI '83) was recognized on May 20, 2016, with the Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Michael Blackwood (HPM '80) was recognized on May 20, 2016, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Rashida R. Dorsey (BCHS '06) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner.
Four alumni were inducted into Pitt Public Health's Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the 2016 Alumni Awards dinner.
- Andrew Althouse (EPI '13)
- Gwendolyn Haile Cattledge (EPI '89)
- Mary H. Huynh (EPI '03)
- Christina Louise Wilds (BCHS '97, '06)
For the first time, federal dietary and health guidelines for Americans are being updated to include comprehensive advice for pregnant women.To shape that guidance, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health & Human Services are turning to a panel of experts that includes Lisa Bodnar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.The panel will provide a...
Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Mary Hawk (BCHS '__, '__) was recognized with the Craig Teaching Award at 2016 Convocation. Presented annually to a nominee selected by students and past honorees, this award for faculty excellence in teaching and mentoring was established by alumnus James L. Craig, MD, (MPH '63).
Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H. , professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , was elected to the Association of American Physicians at the nonprofit organization’s annual meeting recently held in Chicago. Dr. Newman was inducted into the association for having “attained excellence” in the “pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation ...