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Anthony Fabio's Research Highlights the Rise of Child Abusive Head Trauma During Recession

An increase in child abuse, mostly in infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes. The results are in a study of 422 abused children from mostly lower-income families, known to face greater risks for being abused, and the research involved just 74 counties in four states. 

Anthony Fabio's Research Highlights the Rise of Child Abusive Head Trauma During Recession

 

Epidemiology Faculty Member Featured in Pitt Magazine

The accomplishments of Caterina Rosano, MD, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member, and researcher in the Graduate School of Public Health Center for Aging and Population Health, were recently highlighted in the summer 2011 edition of Pitt Magazine .  As a physician and epidemiologist, Rosano focuses on how the brain works and what it may reveal about the secrets of longevity. 

Pepper Center Announces Multidisciplinary Journal Club Exploring Brain Imaging in Epidemiological Studies of Older Adults

The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh have established a new, multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain. 

Assistant Professor Felicia Wu Honored for Environmental Health Research

 

GSPH Earns a 2011 Breastfeeding Friendly Place Award

 

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Systems Engineering Approved by the University of Pittsburgh

 

Life expectancy for those with Type 1 diabetes improving, Pitt study says

The life expectancy of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes dramatically increased during the course of a 30-year, long-term prospective study, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study being presented at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth Experience Bullying and Abuse More Often Than Peers

 

Dean Burke Honored as Distinguished University Professor

 

Pitt Study Shows Inequitable Access to Flu Vaccinations Could Worsen Flu Epidemic

Giving wealthier counties greater access to influenza vaccine than poorer counties could worsen a flu epidemic because poor areas have fairly high population densities with higher levels of interaction among households and communities, enabling the infection to spread faster, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. 

Pitt Study Examines Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has launched a multi-year study to help identify environmental and other factors that may put children at risk for developing conditions within the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism is being conducted throughout southwestern Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. 

Assistant Professor Shawn Brown Awarded 2011 PHASYS Pilot Grant

 

BCHS Doctoral Student Receives Award

Tina Bhargava, a BCHS doctoral student  was recently awarded the Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award for 2011 from the Magee-Womens Research Institute . Tina will use the $5,000 award to support her dissertation research, titled: “ The Effects of Cognitive Interference on Engagement in and Success with a Weight Loss Program”. 

Duran receives Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award

The Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to announce that it has awarded Luis Duran, MPH, MPIA, and a doctor of public health student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, the 2011 Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award in Environmental Health Disparities and in Public Health Practice for his work with the Public Health Systems Indicators Project of the Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies . Using the dataset of... 

Dr. Chongyi Wei To Receive the New Investigator's Scholarship Award

Dr. Chongyi Wei has received the New Investigator's Scholarship Award to present his abstract entitled "Reasons for Unprotected Sex among Mem Who Have Sex with Men: An Event-Level Analysis"  at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference. 

Nobel Laureate Receives Porter Prize from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, May 20 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D ., a virologist who accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine for research that led to the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is the 2011 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s (GSPH) Porter Prize in recognition of her outstanding achievements promoting health and preventing disease through her many contributions to HIV/AIDS research. 

In Memoriam: Joseph Schwerha

 

Former Dean Bernard Goldstein to Head Center for Healthy Environments and Communities

 

Martha Ann Terry Receives the 2011 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Martha Ann Terry, Ma, PhD, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences and director of the GSPH Master of Public Health Program, has been awarded the 2011 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in mentoring GSPH students. Established by GSPH alumnus James L. Craig, MD, MPH ’63, this award recognizes GSPH faculty who have excelled in the teaching and mentoring of students. Craig awardees are no... 

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Mendez receives national recognition for maternal and child health research 

Mendez receives national recognition for maternal and child health research

PITTWIRE - The Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and 15 national health organizations selected EPI's Dara Mendez as the recipient of the 2020 Award for Effective Practice at the Community Level. Mendez specializes in understanding and addressing racial and socioecon... (09/07/2020)
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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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Steroids can save lives among COVID-19 patients, UPMC and Pitt researchers say 

Steroids can save lives among COVID-19 patients, UPMC and Pitt researchers say

NPR – Pitt Medical Center’s Derek Angus (BCHS ’92) said that while some worried that steroids could also prevent the body from fighting off the coronavirus, all the coordinated studies reached the same conclusion, which is, I guess we have to stop our trials. It is reassuring that we can get random... (09/02/2020)