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What activities can unvaccinated children do? Mair among advice from 828 experts. 

What activities can unvaccinated children do? Mair among advice from 828 experts.

NEW YORK TIMES - "With my unvaccinated children, we will not be socializing maskless indoors with other families with kids. My kids go to school and day care, and I am not willing to risk introducing Covid in those settings due to our family's socialization activities," said BCHS's Stina Mair.  (05/24/2021)

Nachega among experts looking at 'Shocking imbalance' of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, underscoring inequity 

Nachega among experts looking at 'Shocking imbalance' of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, underscoring inequity

HEALIO - IDM and EPI's Jean Nachega and colleagues published a perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine that said concerns about access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa resemble concerns regarding access to ART for HIV in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, when it was more accessible in high-in... (05/24/2021)

Schulyer and Wenzel find residence in redlined neighborhoods linked with lower lung function 

Schulyer and Wenzel find residence in redlined neighborhoods linked with lower lung function

HEALIO - Adults with asthma living in neighborhoods that were deprioritized for mortgage investments in the 1930s, or redlined, had worse lung function than those living in non-redlined areas, Alexander Schuyler (EOH '23) and EOH Chair Sally Wenzel found in a cross-sectional study. "Black communiti... (06/02/2021)

Documet receives Pitt 2021 Momentum Funds, research grant from CLAS 

Documet receives Pitt 2021 Momentum Funds, research grant from CLAS

Teaming grants through the University's Momentum Funds are utilized for early-stage planning of large multidisciplinary projects. BCHS' Patricia Documet (BCHS '95, '02) along with a group of Pitt researchers for a project entitled "Developing a Latinx Youth Research Advisory Board to Address and Di... (05/20/2021)

Robinson and Schiff win at Health Disparities and Social Justice Poster Competition 

Robinson and Schiff win at Health Disparities and Social Justice Poster Competition

Taylor Robinson won the master's prize at this year's poster competition from the Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for her poster Examining Role of Environmental Pollution, Healthcare Access, and Social Vulnerability in Asthma Emergency Department Visits in Allegheny Count... (05/20/2021)

Salk Opinion: Ready for this pandemic to end? Here are three things we should all be doing.  

Salk Opinion: Ready for this pandemic to end? Here are three things we should all be doing.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE - In a recent opinion piece, IDM's Peter Salk lays out three things: get vaccinated, continue with cautious mitigation strategies, and remember that anything we do as a nation to help quell the virus elsewhere will be good for everyone. "We have come a long way in over a yea... (05/19/2021)

What is it like to study public health genetics? Pitt Public Health students present during Public Health Genetics Week 2021 

What is it like to study public health genetics? Pitt Public Health students present during Public Health Genetics Week 2021

As part of National Public Health Genetics Week HUGEN's Andrea Durst moderated a panel of four Pitt Public Health students offering their perspectives on what interested them in getting into public health and why they chose to focus on public health genetics. "Public health genetics has the potenti... (05/27/2021)

A fun, rewarding way to give back and make the public healthier 

A fun, rewarding way to give back and make the public healthier

EPI's Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) is the PittCoVax volunteer coordinator and has volunteered herself with students and staff from Pitt Public Health. "I was thrilled to work side-by-side with an awesome, energetic group of faculty, staff, and students," said Glynn. She also talked about building communit... (05/20/2021)

Jalal's 2018 work backs impending "fourth wave" of overdose deaths 

Jalal's 2018 work backs impending "fourth wave" of overdose deaths

BUZZFEED NEWS - The resumption of an upward trend in overdose deaths matches projections that HPM's Hawre Jalal and colleagues made in a 2018 study. "The trend has been rising for 30 years, and it has only been accelerating in the pandemic," Jalal said, adding that more recent analysis suggests the... (06/02/2021)

Roberts says he'll personally continue to wear a mask in public 

Roberts says he'll personally continue to wear a mask in public

WTAE - HPM's Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, will continue to wear a mask when he's out in public, even though he's been vaccinated against COVID-19. "I was admittedly a little surprised (by the CDC's revised mask guidelines) because I think these policy issues are ... (05/19/2021)
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