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How Do We Agree On What “Good” Patient Studies Look Like?

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It seems intuitive: Want to do a good study to improve patient care? Then use real-world evidence to find out what works and what doesn’t – and how to fix it. But without common standards for conducting such studies it can be difficult to gather the support needed to make research-based changes. Sally Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and director of the Compara... 

New Course Announcement- BCHS 2515 Worksite Health Promotion

BCHS 2515: Worksite Health Promotion, Dr. Elizabeth Felter, Thursdays 11-1, 2 Credits, Spring 2016  

Pitt study looks at HIV+ older adults leading healthy lives

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor in BCHS and Director of the Center for LGBT Health Research, was featured in the Pittsburgh Trib Total Media for his HIV study.  

Interdisciplinary Latino Research Network (ILRI)

The Center for Health Equity has initiated a mentoring and networking program for faculty and students who are Latino or are interested in working in Latino health.  

Evans Fellowship

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? 

Fellow Students and Staff, Please Help with Evaluation Study

Pitt Public Health students, staff, and alumni, Help is needed for an evaluation study. If you have time, please read description, watch a short video, and take the survey below. 

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey. 

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey.  

Research on marijuana dispensaries and hospitalization

People who live in areas with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence. 

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Faculty advocate for BRCA screening on NBC

BRCA mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Should populations be screened to detect carriers now that treatments are available? 

BCHS Faculty Published in the Journal BMC Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and colleagues published the first systematic review and meta-analysis in the Journal BMC Cancer. 

Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

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

Delta Omega Honor Society welcomes two new members

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On May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner, two alumni were inducted into the Omicron chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, which recognizes merit and encourages further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work: - Marisabel Sanchez (MPH '93) - Tushar Singh (EPI '14) 

LGBT GMT Initiative Blog

Grassroots: LGBT Center's GMT Initiative Blog  

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