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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.  

Sally Morton appointed Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee

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

Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012.  Click here for link to the video of this conference. 

Gates Foundation helps Pitt advance HIV prevention projects

 

BCHS Facebook Page is Now Active

BCHS now has an active facebook page.  Please click on the above icon for the link and feel free to post any news concerning the department or comments you would like to share with fellow students. 

On the Record: A Conversation with Jessica Griffin Burke, a professor and researcher with University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

 

Allegheny County: The State of Our Health

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 .  

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ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Children are at a considerable disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the U.S. allocation system. “Using national, long-term data, our report is the first to demonstrate that the scoring system, on its own, dramatically underestimates ... (09/24/2018)
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