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Sewage Plants Struggle To Treat Wastewater Produced By Fracking Operations

EOH student Kyle Ferrar was interviewd by the Chemical & Engineering News for their article. Check out the article HERE.  

Yuting Zhang Interviewed by Reuters Health

Yuting Zhang was interviewed by Genevra Pittman, a Health Reporter from Thomson Reuters in New York. Dr. Zhang was interviewed as an outside expert to comment on a study published on March 18, 2013 on JAMA-Internal Medicine. 

Congratulations Harsh Desai

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Harsh Desai (MHA '13) will work as a business analyst with Christopher Teska, Director of the Medical Assistance Division at the UPMC Health Plan.  

Yesica Garciafigueroa receives research award at the national Society of Toxicology meeting

Yesica Garciafigueroa in the Barchowsky Lab won a second place Graduate Student Research Award from the Metals Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology . 

Mortality Higher in Appalachian Coal Mining Counties Compared to Non-Coal Mining Areas

West Virginia counties with coal mining activity have higher total mortality rates than their non-coal mining Appalachian counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis revealed. 

Dr. Beth Nolan, Assistant Professor of BCHS, awarded 2 SBIR Phase I grants in partnership with Advance Medical Electronics, Corp.

Beth Nolan, PhD, Assistant Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from Advanced Medical Electronics, Corp (AME, Corp) in Minneapolis, MN, were awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants in partnership with the National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic 

Ed Ricci to Receive 2013 UPMC Senior Services Caregiver Champion Award

Edmund M. Ricci, PhD will be the 2013 UPMC Senior Services’ Caregiver Champion and will be recognized at the fifth annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Omni William Penn. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Team (Joseph Agyei, Laura Griffin, Jennifer Jozefiak; Observer: Christy Deal; Faculty Advisor: Anna Voelker) received honorable ment 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM.

Congratulations to HPM alumni, William Holman, MHA and Anita Caufield, MHA 

Yuting Zhang Invited to Present at the International Health Economics Association Congress in Sydney Australia

Dr. Zhang has been invited to present at the 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The UAB Health Administration Case Competition provides graduate students from CAHME-accredited health administration programs an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice with a real-life, real-time case. 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM

Pitt Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards: William Holman, MHA ’79 for practice, Coleen Boyle, PhD ’81 for research, and Anita Caufield, MHA ’84 for teaching and dissemination. The winner of the 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award is Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD ’93. 

Ron Stall, PhD Interviewed in The Atlantic

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for LGBT Health, was interviewed in The Atlantic on efforts to build resiliency among urban homosexual and bisexual youth. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

In many ways, 6-year-old Roman Salamon is like a lot of boys his age. He writes. He understands. But because of his autism, he doesn't speak. 

The Center for Health Equity Announces the Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award for Work in the Field of Health Equity

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is pleased to offer two yearly awards to qualified Pitt Public Health students doing a thesis or dissertation in the field of health equity. 

Pitt-UPMC Program Guides Expansion of Telemedicine Use in Pediatric Emergencies

When a child ends up in an emergency room at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make – treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send him or her to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, often hundreds of miles from home. 

Dr. Castle has recently completed a report

Dr Castle has recently completed a report “Improving Nursing Home Care in New York City: The Importance of Workforce Relationships and Staff Stability to Achieving Better Quality.” 

Commissioner Award Presented to Pitt Public Health Alumnus Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton, a child-abuse pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, has been recognized nationally for her “leadership, significant contributions, dedication and accomplishments” in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

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