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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... 

19th Annual National HIV Testing Day

 

June 27th is the 19th Annual National HIV Testing Day

 

George Tseng Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

 

Dr. George Tseng Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

 

Pitt-led study finds more alcohol abuse among bariatric surgery patients

There was a higher prevalence of alcohol use disorders among patients who underwent bariatric surgery in the second year after surgery and specifically after a specific type of gastric bypass compared with the years immediately before and following surgery, according to a study in the June 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Pitt Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders

 

Eva Tansky Blum, Chair of GSPH Board of Visitors, Nominated as Vice Chair of Pitt Board of Trustees

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Creative Engagement for People with Dementia

 

GSPH Faculty Member Honored with 2012 Robinson Award

 

GSPH Faculty Member Discusses Dietary Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

 

Impact of Essential Fatty Acids on Health Maintenance

Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, was recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette concerning omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, and their effects on brain development and health maintenance. According to Sekikawa, the American Health Association recommends replacing saturated fat with a balance of these poly-unsaturated fats that cannot be efficiently generated in the body, and must come from dietary ... 

Peter Salk, Son of Polio Vaccine Inventor, Speaks at Pitt Public Health Convocation

Pitt Public Health celebrated the bestowing of 195 degrees to this year’s public health graduates with a special 2012 convocation address by Peter L. Salk, MD, president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation,  

Celebration of Student Awards in Academics, Research, and Service

 

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Parker elected Hastings Center fellow 

Parker elected Hastings Center fellow

PITTWIRE - HUGEN's Lisa Parker was recently elected fellow to The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of research scholars studying ethical questions in medicine, science and technology that help inform policy, practice and public understanding. Parker, along with Robert Arnold o... (02/05/2020)
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Sabik sees decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law 

Sabik sees decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law

PITT WIRE - Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists including HPM's Lindsay Sabik. “Colorec... (01/28/2020)
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Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities 

Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has been named one of the world’s smartest cities, as part of Newsweek’s 2019 Momentum Awards. Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic environmental and technological transformation over recent years, earning its reputation as one of America's "most livable" cities, ranks among th... (01/08/2020)


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El Khoudary finds heart disease risk grows as women move through menopause 

El Khoudary finds heart disease risk grows as women move through menopause

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause. Black women experience this accelerated decline earlier in menopause than their white counterparts. According EPI's Samar El Khoudary, the findings add to growing evidence that menopaus... (02/10/2020)
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Sabik finds decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health reform law 

Sabik finds decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health reform law

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists including HPM's Lindsay Sabik... (02/04/2020)
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Miller's research proves program effective in preventing dating violence with middle school students 

Miller's research proves program effective in preventing dating violence with middle school students

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward their female peers, according to clinical trial results published in JAMA Pediatrics. The trial, examining the short- ... (01/28/2020)