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Lindsey featured on podcast "Black Boys and Men: Changing the narrative"

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MCSILVER INSTITUTE – This podcast series brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, while providing facts and best practices for those working with these often marginalized populations. MIKE LINDSEY (HPM ’01) says, “with increased media and attention, more folks are attuned to racial issues and the long lasting impact of discrimination.” 

Albert and Agimi find in-person license renewal, not physician reporting, associated with fewer crash hospitalizations among drivers with dementia

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Health data scientist Yll Agimi, and BCHS’s Steven Albert interprets interesting link, or lack thereof, between mandated licensing procedures and motor vehicle accidents by those afflicted with dementia. “Laws requiring physicians to report dementia patients to licensing authorities not necessarily mean fewer hospitalizations.”  

Lee and Moon featured in Pitt Magazine as Change Agents

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PITT MAGAZINE - Two of Pitt’s featured “change agents” are Pitt Public Health grads. SEUNG WOOK LEE (BIOS '79, '82) and HYUN KYUNG MOON (EPI '86) were pioneers and trailblazers in their fields whose careers were made possible by degrees from Pitt. “Everything I’ve done is possible because of Pitt,” says Moon. “It gave me the credentials to be in the room."  

Public Health Dynamics Lab on Opioid Crisis

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PITT NEWS – Nearly 3,000 Pennsylvanians died of opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Public Health Dynamic's Laboratory. But researchers like MICHAEL MALLON (BCHS '13), the project coordinator for the Graduate School of Public Health's Opioid Initiatives, are working to change that statistic. "Pennsylvania is one state that is being hit harder than others. the number of overdoses almost doubles every eight or nine years," Mallon said.   

Albert and Agimi find in-person license renewal helps reduce dementia-related motor vehicle crashes

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TRIB LIVE - Analyzing motor-vehicle-related hospital admissions, in-person license renewal laws and vision testing were found to dramatically reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents by drivers with dementia, according to BCHS' STEVEN ALBERT and YLL AGIMI (EPI '12) as published in Neurology.   

Buzzeli teaching global health at Northhampton Community College

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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 for incoming students, helping them navigate the college environment. 

Manzi receives Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award

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Alumna SUSAN M. MANZI was honored with the 2016 Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award during the  Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala , Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Heinz Field. Established in 2012, the award honors a physician who has improved the lives of patients by caring for them with integrity, honesty, and respect of their human dignity, and serves as a role model for other physicians. Manzi is chair of the Department of Medici... 

Angus: Three ways to improve post-hospitalization sepsis care

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BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW - HPM alumnus and faculty member DEREK C. ANGUS, director of the Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness laboratory at Pitt’s School of Medicine, has developed an evidence-based approach for managing post-hospitalization sepsis. “We need to focus not only on saving the patient’s life, but on ensuring the patient will have the best possible quality of life after leaving the hospital.” 

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Bouchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research 

Bouchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)
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Cruickshanks Receives Alumni Award for Research 

Cruickshanks Receives Alumni Award for Research

Karen Cruickshanks (EPI ’87) was honored with the 2014 Alumni Award for Research on May 17 at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/17/2014)
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Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice 

Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice

Patricia Maryland (HPM '82) was given the Award for Practice on May 29, 2015, at the annual Pitt Public Health  Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)
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Clise Recognized with Alumni Award for Practice 

Clise Recognized with Alumni Award for Practice

James Clise (EOH ’63) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 17, 2014, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/17/2014)
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Massoudi Receives Alumni Award for Practice 

Massoudi Receives Alumni Award for Practice

Mehran Massoudi (EPI '92, '93) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 20, 2016, at the Alumni Awards dinner. (05/20/2016)
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#ItsGoodToGive: Kate Fletcher 

#ItsGoodToGive: Kate Fletcher

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE profiles Pitt Public Health alumna Kate Fletcher (HSA ‘80) as part of the #ItsGoodToGive series. After serving as a nun, primary school teacher, nursing home manager, and then adjunct professor, Fletcher decided at age 64 to follow destiny’s call to Kenya. In response to ... (11/28/2016)
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Conley Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Conley Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Yvette Conley (HUGEN '93, '99) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the Pitt Public Health annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)
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Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award 

Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

Megan Kavanaugh (BCHS '05, '08) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. (05/31/2015)

Glynn Receives Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Glynn Receives Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards  dinner. (05/31/2015)

Chang Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Chang Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Chung-Chou "Joyce" H. Chang (BIOST '98) was recognized on May 17 with the 2014 Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/17/2014)
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