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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. 

Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health

Four University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s Alumni Awards ceremony tonight. 

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. 

Allegheny County acts to reduce diesel engine emissions

Health Department program has eliminated almost 400 tons of the pollutants a year 

EOH in the News

EOH student Kyle Ferrar interviewed by Chemical & Engineering News 

Sewage Plants Struggle To Treat Wastewater Produced By Fracking Operations

EOH student Kyle Ferrar was interviewd by the Chemical & Engineering News for their article. Check out the article HERE.  

Yuting Zhang Interviewed by Reuters Health

Yuting Zhang was interviewed by Genevra Pittman, a Health Reporter from Thomson Reuters in New York. Dr. Zhang was interviewed as an outside expert to comment on a study published on March 18, 2013 on JAMA-Internal Medicine. 

Congratulations Harsh Desai (MHA '13)

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Harsh Desai (MHA '13) will work as a business analyst with Christopher Teska, Director of the Medical Assistance Division at the UPMC Health Plan. 

Yesica Garciafigueroa receives research award at the national Society of Toxicology meeting

Yesica Garciafigueroa in the Barchowsky Lab won a second place Graduate Student Research Award from the Metals Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology . 

Mortality Higher in Appalachian Coal Mining Counties Compared to Non-Coal Mining Areas

West Virginia counties with coal mining activity have higher total mortality rates than their non-coal mining Appalachian counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis revealed. 

Dr. Beth Nolan, Assistant Professor of BCHS, awarded 2 SBIR Phase I grants in partnership with Advance Medical Electronics, Corp.

Beth Nolan, PhD, Assistant Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from Advanced Medical Electronics, Corp (AME, Corp) in Minneapolis, MN, were awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants in partnership with the National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic 

Ed Ricci to Receive 2013 UPMC Senior Services Caregiver Champion Award

Edmund M. Ricci, PhD will be the 2013 UPMC Senior Services’ Caregiver Champion and will be recognized at the fifth annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Omni William Penn. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Team (Joseph Agyei, Laura Griffin, Jennifer Jozefiak; Observer: Christy Deal; Faculty Advisor: Anna Voelker) received honorable ment 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM.

Congratulations to HPM alumni, William Holman, MHA and Anita Caufield, MHA 

Yuting Zhang Invited to Present at the International Health Economics Association Congress in Sydney Australia

Dr. Zhang has been invited to present at the 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The UAB Health Administration Case Competition provides graduate students from CAHME-accredited health administration programs an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice with a real-life, real-time case. 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM

Pitt Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards: William Holman, MHA ’79 for practice, Coleen Boyle, PhD ’81 for research, and Anita Caufield, MHA ’84 for teaching and dissemination. The winner of the 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award is Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD ’93. 

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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)
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BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use 

BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) has been awarded the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award by the University Center for Social and Urban Research to support her pilot research project entitled “Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding B... (07/19/2018)
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Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVA... (07/02/2018)


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Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported 

Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by Pitt Public Health. “Proper allocation of resources for the opioid e... (07/19/2018)
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Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women 

Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still us... (06/25/2018)
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