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Kamboh co-PI on $10.7M for Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Research

UPMC - A new project with Was...
Kamboh co-PI on $10.7M for Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Research

UPMC - A new project with Washington University School of Medicine funded by the NIH aims to advance Alzheimer's research using whole genome sequencing to address a critical knowledge gap. HUGEN and EPI's Ilyas Kamboh is part of a research team that plans to identify the genetic variants, genes and... (05/06/2021)

Special Report: Dementia wards in PA were ravaged during the pandemic. Nace explains.

POST-GAZETTE - Sixy-seven per...
Special Report: Dementia wards in PA were ravaged during the pandemic. Nace explains.

POST-GAZETTE - Sixy-seven percent of big outbreaks were in personal care and assisted living homes with dementia units. Just keeping infections from dementia wards has been daunting, said David Nace (EPI '95), chief medical officer for UPMC Senior Communities and co-lead of the state's regional col... (05/06/2021)

Althouse: Why Number Needed to Treat Can be Misleading for Vaccines

MEDSCAPE - Andrew Althouse (E...
Althouse: Why Number Needed to Treat Can be Misleading for Vaccines

MEDSCAPE - Andrew Althouse (EPI '13) authored a piece discussing how the "number needed to treat" (NNT) concept is misleading when applied blindly to vaccine trials for COVID-19.  (05/06/2021)

King discusses vaccine hesitancy paper and looking at hesitance by occupation

KDKA AM - "Our hope as public...
King discusses vaccine hesitancy paper and looking at hesitance by occupation

KDKA AM - "Our hope as public health professionals is that overtime, people that are vaccine hesitant now will be willing to take the vaccine [in the future]," said EPI's Wendy King, lead author on a recent paper looking at vaccine hesitancy by occupation.  (05/06/2021)

Hill and colleagues find that coke works fire made asthma worse for sufferers nearby

WTAE - Brandy Bywra-Hill (EOH...
Hill and colleagues find that coke works fire made asthma worse for sufferers nearby

WTAE - Brandy Bywra-Hill (EOH '22) was lead author on a recent study in collaboration with ACHD that recounts the impact of the Christmas Eve 2018 fire that destroyed the pollution controls of the U.S. Clairton Coke Works pollution controls. "This is the type of data that helps shape policy about a... (05/06/2021)