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BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use

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PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) has been awarded the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award by the University Center for Social and Urban Research to support her pilot research project entitled “Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding Barriers to Collocated Integrated Services.” Pallatino is now a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive ... 

Government quit test of pricey cancer treatment amid concerns over industry role

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POLITICO - The payment deal for Kymriah therapy drew internal HHS scrutiny and is the target of current congressional investigations of Swiss drug giant Novartis. The company's pivotal study of the drug's in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia found that at one year, about one out of every three patients the government would be covering would get sick again, said INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16).  

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

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PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVAN FACHER (HUGEN ’97) is interim director for the institute. 

Alumna Elbeshbishi receives the Superstar Award from UMPC Health Plan

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YARA ELBESHIBISHI (HPM '16) was nominated for 1st Quarter of the Superstar Award through UPMC Health Plan. UPMC celebrates and honors individuals for their dedication to UPMC Insurance Services Division PRIIDES values. Yara is recognized as a valuable contributor and quickly becoming a subject matter expert for multiple channels within the Exchange Operations Department. 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

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ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM's YUTING ZHANG. "Policy interventions should focus on preventing concurrent exposure,” says INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16).  

Pitt Public Health study suggests there are thousands more opioid deaths than are being reported

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US NEWS - Death certificates that did not specify the drugs involved in fatal overdoses may have masked more than 70K opioid-related deaths across the U.S. from 1999 to 2015. "Coroners... do not necessarily have medical training useful for completing drug information for death certificates based on toxicology reports," says BIOS' JEANINE BUCHANICH . DEAN BURKE and LAURAN BALMERT (BIOS ’17) coauthored the study.  

Pitt task force outlines framework for confronting nationwide opioid crisis

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PITTWIRE - Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students. "While opioid abuse is lower on university campuses, we can't be complacent," said Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. Pitt Public Health was represented on the task by BRADY BUSHOVER (EPI '18) and project coordinator MICHAEL MALLON (BCHS '13).   

Menopause may play role in CVD risk in older women, El Khoudary finds

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HEALIO - For years, CVD was known as a condition affecting men. A major focus on CVD prevention efforts was put towards men, which resulted in a mortality gap between men and women, with an elevated mortality rate in women, said EPI's, SAMAR EL KHOUDARY (EPI '08). “This issue is not just at the level of women, but also at the level of health care providers."  

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BCHS alumna Ncube shares her educational journey (video) 

BCHS alumna Ncube shares her educational journey (video)

COLLETTE NCUBE (BCHS ’14) is a future faculty fellow in the Department of Health Sciences and the Institute of Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University. Ncube’s research focuses on determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in adverse birth and pregnancy outcomes and later life ... (03/07/2018)
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Meet HPM alumnus, Tri Le  

Meet HPM alumnus, Tri Le

TRI LE (HPM '16) is currently a research analyst in the Quality Measurement and Health Policy program at RTI International. He is part of a team that develops, maintains, re-evaluates, and implements outcome, structural, process, and composite quality measures for the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH)... (01/01/2018)
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BCHS alumna Kavanaugh shares her passion for reproductive health (video) 

BCHS alumna Kavanaugh shares her passion for reproductive health (video)

MEGAN KAVANAUGH (BCHS ’08) became a principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute in 2017. Her research portfolio has focused on contraceptive use and service delivery, unintended pregnancy and abortion. In her most recent studies, she has been tracking national trends in contraceptive u... (03/07/2018)
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Meet alumnus Manik Razdan from HPM 

Meet alumnus Manik Razdan from HPM

MANIK RAZDAN (HPM '14) is currently working at Caring Health Center, Springfield, Massachusetts as a public health dentist. His work entails delivering dental care and oral health education to the underserved including people with limited financial means, African Americans, Hispanics and refugees. ... (01/01/2018)
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Meet Yomei Shaw, HPM alum 

Meet Yomei Shaw, HPM alum

After completing her dissertation about treatment decision making in rheumatoid arthritis, YOMEI SHAW (HPM 16) continues to work in rheumatology research in the context of two rheumatic diseases registries, the NDB in the U.S., and the Swiss Clinical Quality Management in Rheumatic Diseases registry... (01/01/2018)
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Meet HPM alumna, Johanna Bellon 

Meet HPM alumna, Johanna Bellon

JOHANNA BELLON (HPM '15) is the Senior Director of Quality Analytics and Performance at the UPMC Wolff Center. UPMC is a 40+ hospital integrated finance and delivery system with over 3,500 providers and a multitude of clinical sites. (03/01/2018)
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Meet alumna Carroline Lobo from HPM 

Meet alumna Carroline Lobo from HPM

CARROLINE LOBO (HPM '17) joined Cepheid, a bio-molecular diagnostics company located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in December 2017. Carroline reports to the vice president of Cepheid’s Government Affairs division, providing expert analytical support to guide reimbursement and market access relat... (01/01/2018)
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Meet alumna Ana Progovac from HPM 

Meet alumna Ana Progovac from HPM

ANA PROGOVAC (HPM '15) is currently an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and senior scientist at the Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Health Alliance, which is a health system in Massachusetts serving Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's Metro North Region. (01/01/2018)

Meet alumna Inmaculada Hernandez from HPM 

Meet alumna Inmaculada Hernandez from HPM

INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM ‘16) is working on developing her own independent research program at Pitt's School of Pharmacy, which is built at the intersection of pharmaceutical health services and outcomes research, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical policy.  (01/01/2018)

Meet Yan Tang, HPM alum 

Meet Yan Tang, HPM alum

YAN TANG (HPM '15) works at RTI International as a health services researcher. Much of her current work focuses on pay for performance initiatives in the U.S. health care system.  (01/01/2018)
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