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‘Alarming’ one-in-five deaths due to sepsis

BBC - One in five deaths arou...
‘Alarming’ one-in-five deaths due to sepsis

BBC - One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning. Derek Angus (’92 BCHS), now distinguished professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Pitt School of Medicine, has contributed to a groundbreaking study finding that sepsis is... (01/17/2020)

Students share practical advice on practica

A panel of six current studen...
Students share practical advice on practica

A panel of six current students highlighted last week’s sixth annual Practicum and Internship Symposium, sharing their own experiences and tips on how to secure an internship. Perspectives were provided by faculty, staff, and administrators engaged in internship/practicum sites and advised students... (01/14/2020)

Miller finds coaches can help prevent pating violence in young men

KDKA  -  Imagine locker room ...
Miller finds coaches can help prevent pating violence in young men

KDKA  -  Imagine locker room talk about respect and stopping violence against women. Studies by BCHS’s Elizabeth Miller, who also directs adolescent and young adult medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital, found that coaches can reduce abusive behavior toward girls among male athletes, even at the mid... (01/14/2020)

Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has bee...
Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has been named one of the world’s smartest cities, as part of Newsweek’s 2019 Momentum Awards. Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic environmental and technological transformation over recent years, earning its reputation as one of America's "most livable" cities, ranks among th... (01/08/2020)

James study on how a ‘care system’ must change to adequately support caregivers

In a March 2018 Journal of Pa...
James study on how a ‘care system’ must change to adequately support caregivers

In a March 2018 Journal of Palliative Medicine article addressing improvements for dementia and senior caregiving, Everette James, interim dean and director of the Health Policy Institute, and other researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the RAND Corp. stated that “fundamental changes ar... (01/07/2020)

 

Mon
1/20
Pitt Public Health Deadline
NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer PreventionNCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Pitt Public Health Deadline
NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention
Mon 1/20


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention courses. 

Tue
1/21
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 1/21 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Wed
1/22
Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Toastmasters ClubPitt Toastmasters Club Pitt Public Health Meeting
Pitt Toastmasters Club
Wed 1/22 5:30PM - 7:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room

Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Practice public speaking, network with local professionals, and improve your leadership skills with Pitt Toastmasters every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.

Thu
1/23
EOH Journal Club
Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta EOH Journal Club
Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta
Thu 1/23 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Brandy Hill

Paper: Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta

Authors: Hannelore Bové, Eva Bongaerts, Eli Slenders, Esmée M. Bijnens, Nelly D. Saenen, Wilfried Gyselaers, Peter Van Eyken, Michelle Plusquin, Maarten B.J. Roeffaers, Marcel Ameloot & Tim S. Nawrot

Abstract:
Particle transfer across the placenta has been suggested but to date, no direct evidence in real-life, human context exists. Here we report the presence of black carbon (BC) particles as part of combustion-derived particulate matter in human placentae using white-light generation under femtosecond pulsed illumination. BC is identified in all screened placentae, with an average (SD) particle count of 0.95 × 104 (0.66 × 104) and 2.09 × 104 (0.9 × 104) particles per mm3 for low and high exposed mothers, respectively. Furthermore, the placental BC load is positively associated with mothers’ residential BC exposure during pregnancy (0.63 2.42 μg per m3). Our finding that BC particles accumulate on the fetal side of the placenta suggests that ambient particulates could be transported towards the fetus and represents a potential mechanism explaining the detrimental health effects of pollution from early life
onwards.

Thu
1/23
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Donald S. Burke - Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths Epidemiology Seminar Series
Donald S. Burke - Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths
Thu 1/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths

Donald S. Burke, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy, Epidemiology; Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, Epidemiology; Member, Public Health Dynamics Lab; Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health