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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  

Successful Housing Program Selects Second Replication Site

Prevention Point Philadelphia will replicate a housing first, harm reduction model of care that was created by The Open Door, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that has shown that its services improve adherence to HIV treatment through the provision of stable housing. With funding support from AIDS United and the MAC AIDS Fund, The Open Door will provide a sub-grant and technical assistance to Prevention Point Philadelphia to initiate its own ho... 

International LGBT Researchers Come to Pitt

International LGBT researchers come to Pitt to battle HIV-related stigma back home. 

Recent BCHS Graduate Quoted in New York Times

Elian A. Rosenfeld, a recent BCHS graduate, was quoted in the New York Times regarding"expedited partner therapy" (EPT). 

Call for Applications:PHDL International Student Fellowships

The Public Health Dynamics Lab (PHDL) is requesting applications for an International Student Fellowship Award that provides $5,000 to a Pitt Public Health graduate student. 

Bridging the Gaps Internship, Summer 2015

Impact underserved communities while learning about at-risk populations through experiential learning. Apply at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/bridgingthegaps by February 11.  

Join PA SOPHE for $15 in 2015

PA SOPHE is a professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students that are working, living, or attending school in Pennsylvania. 

Youngstown Ministry to Replicate Successful HIV/AIDS Housing Program

The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, in Youngstown, Ohio, will replicate a successful program developed in Pittsburgh that improves adherence to HIV treatment by providing stable housing. 

Child Abuse, Adversity Associated With Poor Health and Employment Outcomes Later in Life

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic groups, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis of Allegheny County residents. 

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