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. 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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
Richard Garland, MSW, who directs the Pittsburgh Violence Prevention project, was recently interviewed in the Pittsburgh City Paper.
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.
Congratulations Karalyn Smith from the MHA Class of 2014
Earn $2,800-$3,000 for an eight-week internship. Program dates: June 3—July 26, 2013.
'“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.”
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.
The Rycheck Award gives $500 to promising students pursuing an MPH degree and who are committed to the practice of public health.
Department of Biostatistics chair Sally Morton was appointed as a Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee. More details can be found here .
Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012. Click here for link to the video of this conference.
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On Dec. 3, medical researchers from across the region gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference entitled "Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012." The goal of the conference was to discuss the state of the health of Allegheny County residents. BCHS Associate Professor Jessica Burke discussed the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the region and her approach to research with City Paper .