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BCHS doctoral student receives Silverman Scholarship

Doctoral student Thistle Elias (BCHS '12) has received the Silverman Scholarship for 2011.  This scholarship was established to support a doctoral student with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in their degree studies.  Her hope is that this work will not only contribute to the broader field of public health but also assist local and other organizations in their advocacy and intervention efforts on behalf of children, ... 

Dr. Ron Stall Among HIV/AIDS Experts Interviewed at International AIDS Society Conference

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BCHS Receives $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

$1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will explore the effectiveness of programs to prevent falls in seniors, which occur in more than one-third of adults 65 and older every year in the United States. Led by principal investigator Steven M. Albert, Ph.D. , professor of behavioral and community health sciences at GSPH, in collaborat... 

Dr. Steven Albert and co-author, Dr. Vicki Freedman publish 2nd edition of Public Health and Aging

This new edition (Springer Publishing Company, 2010) updates the 2004 book with new chapters on the aging services network as a public health intervention, prevention of chronic disease and disability, and public health efforts for long-term care populations. 

BCHS faculty taking part in modeling core Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats

BCHS faculty is well represented in the Dynamic Behavioral Modeling core of the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS Center of Excellence, Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats.  

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research 

Pitt GSPH and University of Georgia study finds most Americans would refuse FDA-authorized emergency-use swine flu vaccine


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