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Pitt Public Health In The News: Measuring HDL particles as opposed to HDL cholesterol is a a better indicator of coronary heart disease

 

GSPH Assistant Professor Leads National Study That Offers Insight on Doubts About the %Good% in %Good Cholesterol%

New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that doubts raised recently about the protective effects of high density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol by a genetic study and several recent clinical trials of HDL-raising drugs could be put to rest by using a better indicator of HDL status. 

GSPH Professor Interviewed Live on the Weather Channel

 

Jagpreet Chhatwal has been selected as one of the University of Pittsburghs Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Clinical Research Scholars

Jagpreet Chhatwal, Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management has been selected as one of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Clinical Research Scholars. This award is 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Fighting the Christian Right’s War Against Anti-Bullying Programs

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Stress + pollution = health risks for low-income kids

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: LGBT Health

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Protein block halts early aging in mice

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Police Blaming Gang Violence In North Side Shootings

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: An Unintended Consequence of Weight-Loss Surgery: Alcohol Abuse

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Pitt researchers link heat and increased stroke risk

 

Pitt Researchers Link Heat and Increased Stroke Risk

  When temperatures approach or exceed 90 degrees, health officials warn people to stay inside and keep cool, and if that's not possible, drink plenty of fluids, use sunscreen, wear light clothing and avoid exertion.  

GSPH Faculty Played Key Role in 11 of 54 Papers Cited in Two Hundred Years of Cancer Research

 

GSPH faculty Cited in Two Hundred Years of Cancer Research

 

Dr. Yuting Zhang interviewed by Thomson Reuters Health, Bloomberg, and American Medical News

Dr. Zhang has been interviewed for the recent study published at the Archives of General Psychiatry on July 2, 2012, entitled 

Dr. Beaufort Longest recent publication

Longest, Beaufort B. Jr. (2012) "Is Federal Tax-Exemption Policy for Nonprofit Hospitals Moving to a Clearer Quid pro Quo Basis? 

Associate Professor of Health and Policy Management Receives Joint Pilot Grant

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Medicare Coverage Gap May Cause Seniors to Forgo Antidepressants

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Antidepressant use falls in Medicare "donut hole"

 

GSPH Associate Dean for Research Co-Principal Investigator in National Study

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Pittsburgh will be leading a national effort to explore the relationship between the bacteria that live in the lungs, gene activation patterns, and disease progression. The project, funded by a three-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, intends to learn more about the causes and progression of two potentially deadly yet under-studied lung diseases, alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT... 

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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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