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Pitt Public Health Deploys Air Pollution Monitors

A successful method for characterizing complex air pollution patterns that rewrote laws in New York City is being used to collect data in Pittsburgh this summer. 

Dr. Ron Stall Interviewed on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5 FM) regarding the latest research in LGBTQ Health Issues.

An interview with our very own Ron Stall, PhD will be aired on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5) at 12pm and 8pm today. The topic is LGBT Health, benefits for same sex couples, and the latest research being done to understand LGBTQ health issues. 

The City Paper features the University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health

The University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health has been featured in the July 10, 2013 issue of Pittsburgh City Paper. 

First Malaysian to be granted prestigious fellowship!

Dr. Howie (Sin How) Lim, (PhD in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh), has become the first Malaysian to be granted the prestigious IAS-NIDA fellowship for his research on linking substance abuse and sexual risk-taking in MSM via innovative technologies. 

PCOR, CER, and CBPR: Alphabet Soup or Complementary Fields of Health Research

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Academic Resources on Latinos in Western Pennsylvania

The Center for Health Equity, located in the Graduate School of Public Health, has created a new research database on Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania . 

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Redmond, who was elected a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials.

For more on this story, click here . 

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. 

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Katz School of Business Deans Honor Distinguished Alumni in Thailand

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., presented the 225th Anniversary Medallion for distinguished service in their respective careers to Pitt alumni Vichit Yamboonruang, Ph.D., and Margaret McMillion, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. 

Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries Substantially More Likely to Use Brand-Name Drugs than Comparable VA Patients

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. 

Dr. Goldstein appointed to advisory group that will lead national academy of sciences' new Gulf of Mexico Program

The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf of Mexico program has appointed an advisory group to create a strategic vision and guide the program's development and implementation. 

Congratulations Laura Griffin!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Laura Griffin (MHA April 2013) became the Nursing Finance and Operations Analyst at West Penn Hospital. 

Shilpi Oberoi wins "Best Poster" at AESOT 2013

Congratulations to Shilpi Oberoi who presented and won the "Best Poster" award at the Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology's 2013 Annual meeting! 

After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?

On May 30th, BCHS faculty Jessica Burke and Donna Almario Doebler presented “After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?” as part of the 2013 Strengthening Healthcare and Public Health through Collaboration, Coordination and Communication Conference in State College, PA. 

Debra Cen (IDM '91)

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A passion for science, business, and American culture has propelled Hui “Debra” Cen (ScDHy ’91) to a sweet spot. Having sold one successful biotech start-up and handed off another, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur is now turning her attention to a high-tech way to promote the cultural strength of the United States and China to each other. 

EOH in the News

Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4052467-74/mice-alzheimer-researchers#ixzz2UDLsfLNm  

Pitt Researchers Find No Increase in Brain Cancer Related to Working at Connecticut Jet Engine Manufacturing Plant

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have concluded a 12-year, multi-part study into a perceived increase in brain cancer at the Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing plant in North Haven, Conn., and have found no statistically significant elevations in the overall cancer rates among the workforce. 

Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a feature story involving research done in the Koldamova/Lefterov Lab: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4052467-74/mice-alzheimer-researchers#ixzz2UDLsfLNm  

Over-the-Counter Medication Behaviors Workgroup

Steven Albert, PhD convened a workgroup representing industry, academia, and clinical practice to evaluate current research on over-the-counter (OTC) medication behaviors in older adults and identify gaps in the evidence base. 

Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease Deficits in Mice, Pitt Research Confirms

An anti-cancer drug reverses memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers confirm in the journal Science . 

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Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems 

Singh honored with achievement award for tackling global health problems

PITTWIRE - Research duo Tushar Singh (EPI '14) and Pitt Medicine's P. S. Reddy accepted the 2018 Sheth International Achievement Award, which is given every year to a Pitt faculty member and alumnus who are increasing Pitt’s global footprint with their work. Singh referred to EPI's Anne Newman as a... (11/26/2018)
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Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue 

Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

PITT WIRE - Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands congregated at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed on October 27 in Squirrel Hill.  (11/06/2018)
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Cauley wins prestigious service award 

Cauley wins prestigious service award

PITT WIRE - The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded JANE CAULEY, vice-chair of EPI, with the 2018 Shirley Hohl Service Award. Cauley received the award after volunteering for numerous positions and projects with the society.  (11/01/2018)


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Pittsburgh analysis: recommendations to reduce recidivism in Allegheny County transgender women 

Pittsburgh analysis: recommendations to reduce recidivism in Allegheny County transgender women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - As part of her master’s thesis work, Stephanie Creasy (BCHS '17) performed a mixed-methods analysis that involved in-depth interviews with transgender women living in Allegheny County who had been previously incarcerated for nonviolent crimes, coupled with geospatial mapping o... (11/30/2018)
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Dean Burke honored with 2018 John Snow Award at APHA Annual Meeting 

Dean Burke honored with 2018 John Snow Award at APHA Annual Meeting

Named in honor of English physician John Snow (1813-1858), considered one of the founders of modern epidemiology, this annual award recognizes outstanding scientists for enduring contributions to public health through epidemiologic methods and practice. Burke said, "I find great personal satisfacti... (11/12/2018)
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Voting is Public Health 

Voting is Public Health

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - You have the power to choose who represents you in the government. Who you vote for on Tuesday can affect your health care and your ability to change policy on issues such as the right to carry firearms, LGBTQ rights, welfare programs. The list is endless.  (11/02/2018)
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