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Pitt Receives $7.2 Million to Develop Microbicides Against HIV/AIDS

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 – The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has received a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop microbicides against HIV transmission. The grant will allow Pitt to test two microbicide formulations – a film and ring that release the active ingredient over time. 

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health to Evaluate Environmental Threats in Southwestern Pennsylvania

 

Donald S. Burke, M.D., Honored with Election to Institute of Medicine

 

Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., to Give Talk on Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Epidemiology Student Reception

 

It’s never too late to learn to use the Internet

 

Fall 2009 Newsletter - Center for Healthy Aging

 

NIDDK LABS study finds low short-term risks after obesity surgery

In the July issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM 361(5):445-454; July 30, 2009), a study coordinated in the Epidemiology Data Center indicates that weight loss surgery is safer than once believed. 

Exercise is the secret to living a longer life

Being active is not only a great way to stay healthy; it is also a secret to living longer. 

Pitt study touts intensive glucose control for diabetics

The numbers are in, and the results are clear: Blood sugar control is key to preventing complications for people with type 1 diabetes.The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health tracked people with type 1 diabetes for three decades to determine the causes of diabetes complications, which can involve kidney and eye damage, cardiovascular disease and circulation problems. 

Swimming a good way to get some exercise

Who do you think would be a better swimmer: a 23-year-old or an 86-year-old? If the 23-yearold was me and the 86-year-old was my grandmother, I would put money on the 86-year-old! 

Take steps to protect your skin this summer

With the summer in full swing we look forward to hot days by the pool, picnics with friends and family, and many other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, while spending a lot of time in the sun, many of us have probably experienced bad sunburn. 

Learn truths about arthritis during May

 

Presentation given by Daniel Nagin, PhD. "An Overview of Recent Development of Group-Based Trajectory Modeling"

 

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