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Pitt Researchers Find No Increase in Brain Cancer Related to Working at Connecticut Jet Engine Manufacturing Plant

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have concluded a 12-year, multi-part study into a perceived increase in brain cancer at the Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing plant in North Haven, Conn., and have found no statistically significant elevations in the overall cancer rates among the workforce. 

Pittsburgh Remembers Respected Epidemiologist with Memorial Symposium

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health invites the public health community to attend a memorial symposium on Friday May 31, in honor of Dr. Kim Sutton Tyrrell who passed away late last year. 

Brooks Receives the 2012 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Maria Brooks, associate professor in the epidemiology department has been awarded the 2013 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in and outside of the classroom, encouraging learning and professional growth of all of her students and advisees, ensuring that classroom content is meaningful and relevant, well thought out and organized, as well as being able to teach and convey concepts in the complex area of epide... 

Pittsburgh Epidemiologists Release Book on the "Silver Tsunami"

The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. 

Maria Brooks to Receive the 2013 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. 

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth?

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth? Source: New Pittsburgh Courier  

Boyle Receives 2013 Alumni Award for Research

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Coleen Boyle (BIOST '78, EPI ’81) was recognized with the Alumni Award for Research on March 28, 2013, during the annual Alumni Award dinner. 

Nowalk Honored with 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

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Mary Patricia Nowalk (EPI '81, ’93) was presented with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award on March 28, 2013, at the annual  Alumni Awards ceremony. 

Alumni Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society during 2013 ceremony

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Three alumni were inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the March 28, 2013, Alumni Awards  dinner: CHARLES CHRISTEN (BCHS '10), GREGORY HOMISH (EPI ’03), and DANIEL PATTERSON (EPI ’12). 

University of Pittsburgh Will Examine Influence of High Stress Neighborhoods on Mothers and Babies

In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

In many ways, 6-year-old Roman Salamon is like a lot of boys his age. He writes. He understands. But because of his autism, he doesn't speak. 

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Dr. Fabio was invited to speak at the "Health Across the Lifespan- Allegheny County 2012" conference

Dr. Anthony Fabio, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA), spoke at the Health Across the Lifespan Conference sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Health, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Pennsylvania State Health Department. 

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