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Faculty Spotlight: Jiebiao Wang, PhD - Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Dr. Jiebiao Wang is the newes...
Faculty Spotlight: Jiebiao Wang, PhD - Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Dr. Jiebiao Wang is the newest addition to the Department of Biostatistics. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and was previously a post-doctoral fellow at CMU. His areas of expertise and research interests include high dimensional data, genomics, and causal inference. Dr. Wang is ... (01/23/2020)

‘Alarming’ one-in-five deaths due to sepsis

BBC - One in five deaths arou...
‘Alarming’ one-in-five deaths due to sepsis

BBC - One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning. Derek Angus (’92 BCHS), now distinguished professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Pitt School of Medicine, has contributed to a groundbreaking study finding that sepsis is... (01/17/2020)

Students share practical advice on practica

A panel of six current studen...
Students share practical advice on practica

A panel of six current students highlighted last week’s sixth annual Practicum and Internship Symposium, sharing their own experiences and tips on how to secure an internship. Perspectives were provided by faculty, staff, and administrators engaged in internship/practicum sites and advised students... (01/14/2020)

Miller finds coaches can help prevent dating violence in young men

KDKA  -  Imagine locker room ...
Miller finds coaches can help prevent dating violence in young men

KDKA  -  Imagine locker room talk about respect and stopping violence against women. Studies by BCHS’s Elizabeth Miller, who also directs adolescent and young adult medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital, found that coaches can reduce abusive behavior toward girls among male athletes, even at the mid... (01/14/2020)

Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has bee...
Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has been named one of the world’s smartest cities, as part of Newsweek’s 2019 Momentum Awards. Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic environmental and technological transformation over recent years, earning its reputation as one of America's "most livable" cities, ranks among th... (01/08/2020)

 

Thu
1/23
Student Organization Notice
Join Pitt Public Health's SGA: Apply by Feb. 7 Student Organization Notice
Join Pitt Public Health's SGA: Apply by Feb. 7
Thu 1/23 to Fri 2/7


Pitt Public Health's Student Government Association (SGA) is calling for candidates to form their new 2020-2021 governing board. Public Health students from any department and major can apply for the open positions. The SGA is seeking applications for president, vice president, and treasurer/business manager. Apply by February 7.

Thu
1/23
EOH Journal Club
Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta EOH Journal Club
Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta
Thu 1/23 11:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Presenter: Brandy Hill

Paper: Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta

Authors: Hannelore Bové, Eva Bongaerts, Eli Slenders, Esmée M. Bijnens, Nelly D. Saenen, Wilfried Gyselaers, Peter Van Eyken, Michelle Plusquin, Maarten B.J. Roeffaers, Marcel Ameloot & Tim S. Nawrot

Abstract:
Particle transfer across the placenta has been suggested but to date, no direct evidence in real-life, human context exists. Here we report the presence of black carbon (BC) particles as part of combustion-derived particulate matter in human placentae using white-light generation under femtosecond pulsed illumination. BC is identified in all screened placentae, with an average (SD) particle count of 0.95 × 104 (0.66 × 104) and 2.09 × 104 (0.9 × 104) particles per mm3 for low and high exposed mothers, respectively. Furthermore, the placental BC load is positively associated with mothers’ residential BC exposure during pregnancy (0.63 2.42 μg per m3). Our finding that BC particles accumulate on the fetal side of the placenta suggests that ambient particulates could be transported towards the fetus and represents a potential mechanism explaining the detrimental health effects of pollution from early life
onwards.

Thu
1/23
Epidemiology Seminar Series
Donald S. Burke - Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths Donald S. Burke - Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths Epidemiology Seminar Series
Donald S. Burke - Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths
Thu 1/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Computational Modeling of Drug Overdose Deaths

Donald S. Burke, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy, Epidemiology; Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health, Epidemiology; Member, Public Health Dynamics Lab; Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health

Thu
1/23
Career Services Workshop
Personal Finance Seminar: Planning for Today and Tomorrow Personal Finance Seminar: Planning for Today and Tomorrow Career Services Workshop
Personal Finance Seminar: Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Thu 1/23 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Your immediate financial needs often drive your budgetary decisions. However, those decisions can have lasting effects on your financial future – leaving you to wonder if you could qualify for a loan or a mortgage. Professionals from the banking industry will guide you on how to: develop a personal budget, build cash reserves, identify needs versus wants, raise your credit rating, and more.

Thu
1/23
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Sensitivity analysis via the proportion of unmeasured confounding -Edward Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon U Biostatistics Seminar Series
Sensitivity analysis via the proportion of unmeasured confounding -Edward Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon U
Thu 1/23 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)