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BCHS MPH selected for an award

Jennifer Sloan, a first-year MPH student, receives the William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies for her project entitled "Birmingham Free Clinic Integrated Health Services Program." 

Associate Professor of BCHS, Dr. Jessica Burke, publishes paper with Bloomberg colleagues in Journal of Urban Health.

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently had their paper, "The syndemic effects of intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse on depression among low-income urban women" accepted for publication in the Journal of Urban Health . 

Physical Activity Counseling Can Result in Better Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

People who lose weight with bariatric surgery may have better results if they receive counseling about increasing physical activity before and after surgery, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Pitt Public Health Representatives to Serve on ASPH Councils

Change in ASPH Councils Leadership 

MPH Student Practicum at NCI Results in the Official Creation & Dissemination of a Workbook for Patients to Talk with their Providers!

This workbook is designed to help patients talk with their health care provider(s) about their complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use during and after their cancer care. 

PCORI Appoints Sally Morton as Expert to its Methodology Committee

PCORI Appoints Sally Morton as Expert to its Methodology Committee 

The Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award

The committee also awarded an Honorable Mention to Laura Macia-Vergara (Anthropology) for her dissertation, titled, “Dealing with Grievances: The Latino Experience in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” 

Dr. Fabio was invited to speak at the "Health Across the Lifespan- Allegheny County 2012" conference

Dr. Anthony Fabio, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA), spoke at the Health Across the Lifespan Conference sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Health, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Pennsylvania State Health Department. 

Yuting Zhang Chairs Two Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting in San Diego

 

Faculty in the Department of Human Genetics have won a very prestigious award from the International and American Associations of Dental Research

"John R. Shaffer, Eleanor Feingold, Dan E. Weeks, M. Michael Baramada, and Mary L. Marazita and co-authors are the recipients of the 2013 William J. Gies Award for Biological Research presented by the International and American Associations of Dental Research for their paper, Shaffer et al., "Genome-wide association scan for childhood caries implicates novel genes." Journal of Dental Research 2011 90(12):1457-62." 

Mini Grant for Faculty

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is proud to announce a mini-grant for faculty who are working in partnerships with communities on a health equity issue. One competitive awards of $2,500 is available to university of Pittsburgh faculty from the Health Sciences Schools. 

BCHS Faculty Appointed Reviewer for Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Committee

Jeanette M. Trauth, Ph.D., Associate Professor in BCHS, was appointed a reviewer for the Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Committee of the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program, American Cancer Society, Inc. 

Enzyme Discovery May Lead to Better Tests for Tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have identified an enzyme that will trigger the rapid breakdown of several mycobacteria species, including the bacteria known to cause tuberculosis. This discovery could lead to better tests for the deadly disease. 

Silence Kills: Local mothers urging neighbors to speak up for their neighborhoods and for justice

Richard Garland, MSW, who directs the Pittsburgh Violence Prevention project, was recently interviewed in the Pittsburgh City Paper. 

Pitt Vaccine Triggers Immunity to Prevent Colon Cancer

A first-of-its-kind vaccine developed by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers successfully prompted the immune system to respond to early indications of colon cancer in people at high risk for the disease. 

ACHE Congress Scholarship

 Congratulations Karalyn Smith from the MHA Class of 2014 

Bridging the Gap Applications are due February 8th!

Earn $2,800-$3,000 for an eight-week internship. Program dates: June 3—July 26, 2013. 

Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities

'“The word ‘disparities’ tends to only look at the differences between the incidence and prevalence of health conditions,” Moss said. “‘Inequities’ leads us look at things such as unjust policies and practices and what can be done so everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.”  

Low Vitamin D Levels Early in Pregnancy Associated with Lower Birth Weights

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research reveals. 

2 BCHS Students win Rycheck Award!

The Rycheck Award gives $500 to promising students pursuing an MPH degree and who are committed to the practice of public health.  

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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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