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  • Call for Papers-Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U | University of Pittsburgh Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
    Call for Papers-Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U
    Thu 1/25/2018


    You are invited to submit abstracts to present and share collaborative work that you have performed or are in the process of performing on topics related to Family and Health in all its forms.  Event takes place on March 28, 2018 at the University Club.
  • Innovation in Education Award Proposals | University of Pittsburgh Deadline University of Pittsburgh Deadline
    Innovation in Education Award Proposals
    Mon 1/29/2018


    The Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) is now accepting proposals for 2018 Innovation in Education Awards, which are granted to University faculty for projects that enhance teaching and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods. The annual program assists faculty with funding for the development of advanced and innovative teaching techniques. The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 29, 2018. You can read more about the Innovation and Education Awards on the Teaching Center website. 

  • James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Wed 1/31/2018


    Work on projects related to infectious disease treatment, prevention, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, and epidemiology with research mentors from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Maryland Department of Health, and Bureau of Prisons (Washing D.C. and Baltimore, MD). 
  • Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program | Career Services Application Deadline Career Services Application Deadline
    Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
    Fri 2/9/2018


    An exciting local fellowship opportunity that addresses the health, environmental, and human service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Applications are being accepted for the April 2018-19 cohort. Learn more at pittsburghschweitzer.org. 
  • Application Deadline: Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarships | Center for Global Health Application Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
    Application Deadline: Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarships
    Fri 2/9/2018


    Center for Global Health Student Travel Scholarship applications and guidelines are available on the CGH website here: https://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/cgh/studentfundingopportunities

    The purpose of the Global Health Travel Scholarship program is to partially support international travel expenses for master or doctoral students enrolled in one of the six health science schools at the University of Pittsburgh who want to conduct projects in a middle- or low-income country or resource-poor setting. The project must address a health issue of importance to the host organization and local populace. For a full list of guidelines and application pieces, please visit the link above. 

  • Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) | April Graduation Deadline April Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
    Fri 2/23/2018


    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2184) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until February 23. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

  • Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due | Center for Global Health Deadline Center for Global Health Deadline
    Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due
    Fri 2/23/2018


    Applications for a Summer 2018 Practicum/Internship experience with Nepal Fertility Care Center are now open and applications are due to cgh@pitt.edu by Friday, February 23. For more information, including application pieces, please visit the Center for Global Health at A310 Crabtree. 
  • Application Deadline: Dean's Day Abstracts | Pitt Public Health Application Deadline Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
    Application Deadline: Dean's Day Abstracts
    Fri 3/2/2018


    Abstract submission forms to be made available soon!
  • Application Deadline: Dean's Day Abstracts | Pitt Public Health Application Deadline Pitt Public Health Application Deadline
    Application Deadline: Dean's Day Abstracts
    Fri 3/2/2018


    Abstract submission forms to be made available soon!
  • Graduation Application Due ($25 fee) | April Graduation Deadline April Graduation Deadline
    Graduation Application Due ($25 fee)
    Mon 3/19/2018


    The regular deadline to apply for April 2018 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $25 fee until March 19. The final deadline to apply is April 2. 

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Gellad on Trump’s failure to attack drug prices as promised 

Gellad on Trump’s failure to attack drug prices as promised

CNBC - “The administration has not lived up to the hype I think people expected around drug prices,” said HPM’s WALID GELLAD of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. “They’ve done a few things, but it hasn’t lived up to the hype.” (01/19/2018)
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EPI's Adibi to address 2018 One Health One Community Symposium at Phipps 

EPI's Adibi to address 2018 One Health One Community Symposium at Phipps

EPI's JENNIFER ADIBI has been announced as a featured speaker for the 2018 One Health One Community Symposium at Phipps Conservatory.  Taking Place on March 7 & 8, this year's event will center on the theme "Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment," with a special focus on endocrine... (01/19/2018)
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Gellad on formation of hospital generic drug maker to manage capricious pricing practices 

Gellad on formation of hospital generic drug maker to manage capricious pricing practices

STAT - “The market has spoken,” said WALID GELLAD of HPM and Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing. “The key issue for success and sustainability will be how the generic manufacturers and trade groups respond, and also how other hospital groups might respond. It’s a new world. Insu... (01/18/2018)
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Swasey finds long-term adherence to LDL targets lacking in type 1 diabetes 

Swasey finds long-term adherence to LDL targets lacking in type 1 diabetes

HELIO - Research from epidemiologist KRYSTAL K. SWASEY and colleagues has found that high rates of cardiovascular disease for those managing type1 diabetes with childhood onset may indicate that current recommendations for blood pressure and triglyceride levels may be too lax. (01/17/2018)
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Gellad on Trump’s failure to attack drug prices as promised 

Gellad on Trump’s failure to attack drug prices as promised

CNBC - “The administration has not lived up to the hype I think people expected around drug prices,” said HPM’s WALID GELLAD of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. “They’ve done a few things, but it hasn’t lived up to the hype.” (01/19/2018)

Gellad on formation of hospital generic drug maker to manage capricious pricing practices 

Gellad on formation of hospital generic drug maker to manage capricious pricing practices

STAT - “The market has spoken,” said WALID GELLAD of HPM and Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing. “The key issue for success and sustainability will be how the generic manufacturers and trade groups respond, and also how other hospital groups might respond. It’s a new world. Insu... (01/18/2018)

Swasey finds long-term adherence to LDL targets lacking in type 1 diabetes 

Swasey finds long-term adherence to LDL targets lacking in type 1 diabetes

HELIO - Research from epidemiologist KRYSTAL K. SWASEY and colleagues has found that high rates of cardiovascular disease for those managing type1 diabetes with childhood onset may indicate that current recommendations for blood pressure and triglyceride levels may be too lax. (01/17/2018)

Roberts shows Maryland meets goals of cutting health care costs without achieving changes in care delivery 

Roberts shows Maryland meets goals of cutting health care costs without achieving changes in care delivery

BALTIMORE SUN - “The takeaway so far may be that when hospitals change the way the health care delivery system works, you don’t necessarily get a broader transformation that people had hoped for,” said lead author, HPM’s ERIC ROBERTS. There may be several reasons, including that doctors are not yet ... (01/16/2018)

Newman contributes to discussion on whether Trump’s physical should include a cognitive screen 

Newman contributes to discussion on whether Trump’s physical should include a cognitive screen

MEDPAGE TODAY - Epidemiology chair ANNE NEWMAN says, "“It is reasonable to test anyone with concerns about change in cognitive ability, especially after age 80. There are numerous screening tests that tap the main cognitive abilities such as the mini-mental status exam, the Montreal Cognitive Assess... (01/11/2018)

Wolf’s opioid declaration a step forward, but more help needed, says Burke 

Wolf’s opioid declaration a step forward, but more help needed, says Burke

POST-GAZETTE - If the declaration allows the free flow of medical data, it could help researchers come up with plans to control the epidemic, said Dean DONALD S. BURKE. “There’s currently substantial data on the opioid epidemic that is either hidden or lazy, meaning not being used,” he said. “We cou... (01/10/2018)

Dodson on the importance of fresh data for Peduto's increased transparency 

Dodson on the importance of fresh data for Peduto's increased transparency

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER - There are a number of areas statistics are being used for actual changes on the ground. One example is related to the opioid crisis. HPM’s ZAN DODSON, a postdoctoral researcher with the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, used data on the concentration of opioid-related arrest... (01/10/2018)

Buzzeli teaching global health at Northhampton Community College 

Buzzeli teaching global health at Northhampton Community College

Alumna MICHELE M. BUZZELI (BCHS ’15) is teaching about global health at Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, using her coursework at Pitt Public Health to cover the syllabus. She will also teach a section of College Success, a required first semester course fo... (01/05/2018)
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