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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

 

Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health

Four alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s 2012 Alumni Awards ceremony tonight. 

Center for Health Equity Featured on Essential Public Radio

 

Long, PCMI Student, Works to Eradicate Malaria

 

Congratulations to the Dean's Day 2011 Prize Winners

GSPH's Annual Dean's Day student research competition was founded in 1999 by Dean Herbert Rosenkranz as a vehicle for students to share their research and as a GSPH community event to recognize and award their superior research and practice. The 13th annual Dean's Day was held on April 7-8, 2011. Following are the prize-winning presentations for BCHS. 

The 9th Annual C. C. Li Memorial Lecture - “C.C. Li – Human Genetics Visionary History and Personal Perspective”

Angela C. Obringer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Virginia University, School of Medicine 

2012 Dean\'s Day Competition Winners

 

Pitt Researchers Look for Participants in Complicated Grief Study

 

Dean's Day Awards

Congratulations to our Human Genetics Graduate students who won awards for the 2012 Dean's Day. 

Long, PCMI Student, Works to Eradicate Malaria

Adrienne Long , a Peace Corps Master’s International student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been teaching people in her Peace Corps village in Mozambique to prevent malaria infections. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique since May 2011.  

2012 Craig Award Nominations Open

 

Barron Voted FSEC President-Elect

 

BCHS Student chosen for prestigious NCI Internship

Kara Golya, an MPH candidate in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Health Communications Internship  within their Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM).  

John Snow, the Broad Street pump, and the precautionary principle

 

Morton Appointed to the US Census Bureau's Scientific Advisory Committee

 

Bayles named a 2011 Mon River Fleet Woman of Achievement

 

EOH Faculty Recognized by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The EOH Department would like to congratulate Drs. Lefterov, Fitz, Cronican, and Koldamova for being recognized by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

Global Health Exhibit Coming to Falk Library

Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health , a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine, is coming to Falk Library January 16, 2012, through February 25, 2012.   

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University draws on own experts to guide health and safety decisions 

University draws on own experts to guide health and safety decisions

PITTWIRE - The new Healthcare Advisory Group, headed by Anantha Shekhar, new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of Pitt Med, will monitor the health status of the campus and ensure compliance with legal regulations. Members, including HPM’s Mark Roberts, EPI’s Anne Newman, EOH’... (06/17/2020)
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O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role 

O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role

PITTWIRE - Pitt Public Health staff member Scott O'Neal recently took center stage to sing the title role in the world premiere of "Satan's Fall," composed by Steward Copeland, founder of the iconic New Wave band The Police. The metal opera, based on "Paradise Lost", was co-commissioned by the Mend... (02/24/2020)
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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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Coronavirus case increases and risky social behavior worry Newman 

Coronavirus case increases and risky social behavior worry Newman

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER – The uptick may be linked to an increase in young adults not social distancing, so officials suspended the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption at bars and restaurants. The rise in cases suggests people don’t understand what the state’s “green” phase meant, said Anne B. Ne... (06/29/2020)