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Marcus Poindexter featured in Pitt magazine for community service

PITT MAGAZINE Marcus Poindexter (BCHS '10, SOC WK '10) was recently recognized in Pitt magazine--and in a local ad campaign--for helping to strengthen communities and address signifi­cant societal challenges. "Poindexter is among the hundreds of Pitt social work students who  annually log the collective equivalent of $6 million in services to the Pittsburgh area." 

Pitt Studies How to Get Overdose Reversal Drug to People Who Need It

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Dr. Mary Hawk, assistant professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, works with local needle exchange program Prevention Point Pittsburgh to fight the opioid epidemic. Together, they are working to get an overdose reversal drug into the hands of people most at risk of overdose. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_arZuufmM  

Pitt Researcher Uses Hospitalization Data to Determine Causes of Substance Abuse

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Dr. Christina Mair, assistant professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, discusses how she plans to use hospitalization data from the last 15 years to research rates of abuse, overdose and dependence. The data will help her locate one high-risk region within two hours of Pitt’s campus, where she will conduct further research to get a full view of the problem from both th... 

Bukowski Receives Award for Groundbreaking LGBT/HIV Research Study

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For Leigh Bukowski, MPH, having the opportunity to present her LGBT-related research at the 2016 AIDS International Conference in South Africa was a dream come true.A few short hours after her presentation, the experience was made even more special when she was awarded the 2016 Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators for Track D, Social and Political Research, Law, Policy and Human Rights. Her abstract, “Physical ass... 

Revolutionary Acts: How the discussion of HIV risk matters for the health of Black men who have sex with men

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Derrick D. Matthews, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, focuses his research upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S....  

amFAR/Pitt Scholars Study HIV Health Disparities

The current cohort of amfAR fellows, who hail from Paraguay, South Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil, are developing public health responses to HIV health disparities.  

BCHS Doctoral Student Doing Research in Brazil this Summer

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Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann's research is titled "The Role of Community Support for Healthy Aging: A study with low income community dwelling seniors in Brazil." 

Dorsey Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

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Rashida R. Dorsey (BCHS '06) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. 

Alumni Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society

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Four alumni were inducted into Pitt Public Health's Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the 2016 Alumni Awards dinner. - Andrew Althouse (EPI '13) - Gwendolyn Haile Cattledge (EPI '89) - Mary H. Huynh (EPI '03) - Christina Louise Wilds (BCHS '97, '06)  

BCHS's Mary Hawk recognized with 2016 Craig Teaching Award

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Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Mary Hawk  (BCHS '__, '__) was recognized with the Craig Teaching Award at 2016 Convocation.  Presented annually to a nominee selected by students and past honorees, this award for faculty excellence in teaching and mentoring was established by alumnus James L. Craig, MD, (MPH '63).    

JHF Patient Safety Fellowship - Applications Due 4/25

This fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality through introduction to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient methodology. 

Students Binge Drink Less in Locales with More Affirmative LGBTQ School Climates

Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

The Evans Fellowship program is now accepting applications!

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox?  

BCHS Doctoral Student Studies Bullying in Sexual Minorities

Robert Coulter will have his research on bullying and how it affects sexual-minority youth development published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  

Evans Fellowship - $10,000 towards MPH/MSW

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox? Find out how the Evans Fellowship can provide $10,000 towards your MPH/MSW joint degree by contacting  Dr. Mark Friedman at msf11@pitt.edu   

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