School Publications

The major sources vehicles for news about the school today are our Web site’s news section and online calendar, our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our Flickr and Instagram accounts, our YouTube account, and our Alumni Update e-newsletter (contact PHalum@pitt.edu for details).

In addition approximately once per year, the school prints Pitt Public Health magazine, a publication for alumni and friends.

Winter 2018 Magazine Winter 2018

Fall 2016 Magazine Fall 2016

Spring 2016 Magazine Spring 2016

Fall 2014, Winter 2015 Magazine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Spring and Summer 2014 Magazine Spring/Summer 2014

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 Magazine Fall 2013/Winter 2014

Spring and Summer 2013 Spring/Summer 2013

Fall 2012, Winter 2013 Magazine Fall 2012/Winter 2013

Spring and Summer 2012 Magazine Spring/Summer 2012

Prior to 2012 the school's alumni magazine was known as Public Health Quarterly:

E-Newsletters

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Areas of Excellence brochure

Get an overview of how Pitt Public Health is creating a healthier world through cross-disciplinary research in eight of our areas of excellence.

News

CDC awards PERU $3.5 million to establish suicide prevention program to for veterans in northwest Pa. 

CDC awards PERU $3.5 million to establish suicide prevention program to for veterans in northwest Pa.

ERIE NEWS - The CDC will award Pitt's Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) $700,000 in funding annually for the next five years to create the Northwest Pennsylvania Veteran Suicide Prevention Program, a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention, focusing especially on servic... (10/14/2020)

Reed explains what airborne virus means for reopening 

Reed explains what airborne virus means for reopening

THE CONVERSATION - Respiratory scientist Douglas Reed, IDM and Pitt Med, examined studies that have shown how the virus has spread, including at a call center in South Korea, a restaurant in China, and a choir practice in Washington state. “The evidence strongly suggests that airborne transmission ... (09/23/2020)

Van Panhuis on new, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response 

Van Panhuis on new, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response

CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY - “It is a big leap forward,” said EPI's Wilbert van Panhuis, who is working to get access to the platform for a group of 600 researchers. “They are making major progress in this pandemic,” but much of the data was designed with federal government users in mind, not acad... (09/22/2020)

Revisiting Freedom House Ambulance: A Call for a Modern and Inclusive Public Health Initiative (video) 

Revisiting Freedom House Ambulance: A Call for a Modern and Inclusive Public Health Initiative (video)

Freedom House Enterprises ambulance services was a pioneering program designed to be representative of the community it served (Pittsburgh's Hill District), provide a pathway for upward mobility, and address a severe disparity in pre-hospital care. The collaboration between Phil Hallen, Peter S... (09/30/2020)

Nace: Nursing homes need more federal help for COVID-19 testing, PPE 

Nace: Nursing homes need more federal help for COVID-19 testing, PPE

POST-GAZETTE – David Nace (EPI '95), UPMC Senior Communities, was one of two dozen geriatric care experts tapped by the Trump administration to draw up recommendations on improving care and preventing future outbreaks. He said we needed to be rapidly investing in testing and PPE, but it never happe... (09/28/2020)

Roberts says Gov. Wolf’s restrictions saved many lives 

Roberts says Gov. Wolf’s restrictions saved many lives

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE - Nearly 8,000 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed in Pennsylvania. Had fewer restrictions been imposed, that toll likely would have been several times higher, said Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Lab. “It’s easy to project that there would be two to three ... (09/27/2020)

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks  

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS -  Food banks in the U.S. are on course for a preventable collision between record-setting food insecurity and lead-contaminated meat. Though hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to U.S. food banks, a lack of oversight could result in potentially hundreds of thousa... (10/15/2020)

Frailty factor: How well you walk when you’re older may depend on one gene 

Frailty factor: How well you walk when you’re older may depend on one gene

STUDY FINDS  – While many seniors try to keep frailty at bay through diet and exercise, a PItt study finds that who becomes infirm may come down to one gene. “Most people think about dopamine’s role in mobility in the context of Parkinson’s disease, but not in normal aging," says lead author EPI's... (10/12/2020)

Gellad criticizes how Science gets political as Trump touts experimental coronavirus drugs 

Gellad criticizes how Science gets political as Trump touts experimental coronavirus drugs

AXIOS - "We have an emergency use authorization that I want to get signed immediately," Trump said in a video Thursday. "The problem is every therapy for coronavirus has become politicized—every single therapy, and that's the last thing you want in a pandemic, so this is just next in line," said th... (10/13/2020)

'I won't be used as a guinea pig for white people' - Black Pittsburghers think twice about vaccine trials 

'I won't be used as a guinea pig for white people' - Black Pittsburghers think twice about vaccine trials

NEW YORK TIMES - Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Fr. Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince residents fo Pittsburgh's Black neighborhoods to volunteer for trials testing a COVID-19 shot. “The community health deputies have been i... (10/07/2020)
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