Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers discovered.
The Department of Biostatistics announces the winner and honorable mentions for the 2014 Best ENAR Student Presentation Award.
A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined.
The Allegheny County Health Department today announced the appointment of Roderick L. Harris, DrPH, as Deputy Director of Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Biostatistics PhD student Qing Liu has won the Biopharmaceutical Section Travel Award for JSM 2014.
The Department of Biostatistics would like to congratulate the winners for the first annual MS Travel awards.
Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
A new analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health offers insights for nonprofit hospitals in implementing community health improvement programs.
Those living to age 90 and older are a population group that's increasing fastest among the elderly generation. Anne B. Newman, a Pitt physician and epidemiologist, has spent most of her career deciphering the mysteries of longevity and healthy aging, and her research offers insight for all of us.
Shoham, an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago's Department of Public Health Sciences, researches the connection between social networking and its effect on levels of obesity, to prove whether close friends have a large impact on a person’s health choices.
Check out Jessica Burke in Pitt Public Health Magazine.
Department of Biostatistics Chair Sally Morton is a founding editor of a new open-access American Statistical Association (ASA) journal Statistics and Public Policy.
The Center for Black Equity and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men (MSM).
Dr. Ronald Stall, together with the Center for Black Equity in Washington, "landed a $3.2 million grant through the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health to answer the question and help put the brakes on the national epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus and the deadly disease that HIV causes -- acquired immune deficiency syndrome, known as AIDS."
Dr. Jong Jeong and Dr. Stewart Anderson have both recently published books.
Dr. Patricia I. Documet, Scientific Director of the Center for Health Equity, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about infant mortality rates and persistent health disparities in Allegheny County.
Robert Coulter, a doctoral student in the department, had an important paper published in the American Journal of Public Health: "Research Funded by the National Institutes of Health on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations."
Only one-half of 1 percent of studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) between 1989 and 2011 concerned the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, contributing to the perpetuation of health inequities, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis.
In September 1998, a young Colombian doctor dragged his suitcases into Oakland, preparing to pursue a fellowship in clinical pharmacology and a Master of Public Health at Pitt Public Health. Fifteen years later, he has married, made Pittsburgh his home, and found a spiritual and intellectual calling to serve what he calls "an invisible community:" the Pittsburgh region’s fast-growing population of immigrant Latino children.