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Ron Stall, PhD Interviewed in The Atlantic

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for LGBT Health, was interviewed in The Atlantic on efforts to build resiliency among urban homosexual and bisexual youth. 

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. 

The Center for Health Equity Announces the Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award for Work in the Field of Health Equity

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is pleased to offer two yearly awards to qualified Pitt Public Health students doing a thesis or dissertation in the field of health equity. 

Pitt-UPMC Program Guides Expansion of Telemedicine Use in Pediatric Emergencies

When a child ends up in an emergency room at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make – treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send him or her to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, often hundreds of miles from home. 

Dr. Castle has recently completed a report

Dr Castle has recently completed a report “Improving Nursing Home Care in New York City: The Importance of Workforce Relationships and Staff Stability to Achieving Better Quality.” 

Commissioner Award Presented to Pitt Public Health Alumnus Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton, a child-abuse pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, has been recognized nationally for her “leadership, significant contributions, dedication and accomplishments” in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

A Conversation with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Herrick

To read the interview in the City Paper click here. 

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs 

Pitt Public Health Alumnus Wins Recognition from Gov. McDonnell Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

Michelle Clayton, a pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, was recognized Monday by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect for her exceptional work in prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Cindy Bryce published in Health Affairs

ABSTRACT Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. 

Pitt Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

A new study published online today in the American Journal of Managed Care found that in Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost-saving compared to no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while also improving health outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC note that policymakers and insurers should ... 

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. 

Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. 

Dr. Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, Publishes Paper with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Colleagues in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Journal

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently had their paper, "Visual Voices: A Participatory Method for Engaging Adolescents in Research and Knowledge Transfer" published in the Clinical and Translational Sciences journal. 

Apply to The Edge in Public and Global Health Program by February 15

This program will provide a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the field of public health. Students will learn to analyze and tackle critical world health problems through the integrated application of biological, social, and quantitative sciences. It will focus on the critical thinking skills and real-world tools used by health professionals to track outbreaks of emerging disease, evaluate environmental threats, and develop community-based ... 

BCHS MPH Candidate Lands job as the AIDS Program Monitor for the City of Newark

Marquita Smalls (MPH expected in April 2013) will become the Program Monitor in the Ryan White AIDS Grantee Office for the City of Newark, NJ. 

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region 

Visit the HPMA Linked in page

Join the group and stay Linked in! 

Researchers Seek Public's Help in Halting the Spread of Flu

Researchers Seek Public’s Help in Halting the Spread of Flu 

BCHS Speaker Series

"Social/Environmental Determinants of Diabetes and Obesity" Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 11-11:50am; A115 

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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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