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Taylor takes best of show with checkerboard peanut butter pie

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NEW YORK TIMES - This doctoral alum is amazing! CHRIS TAYLOR (EPI '10), who was inducted into the Pitt Public Health Delta Omega Honor Society chapter in May 2017, won best in show in the amateur division at the American Pie Council's championship in June in Orlando, Florida. His winner beat 205 other entries with a recipe inspired in part by a Take5 candy bar, one of his favorites.  

Baric co-founder of public health NGO in Peru

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Alumna KATIE BARIC (BCHS ’17), co-founder of the NGO, Hands on Peru, reports that “in June alone, we hosted 11 international volunteers, 9 health campaigns, and served 140 patients!&drquo; 

BCHS alumna begins new position at Pitt School of Medicine

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KRISTINA WINT (BCHS ’17) will begin a new position in the School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine with Dr. Lisa Schlar. She will coordinate interconception care for mothers using well baby visits to promote mother’s health. 

Dorman receives nursing Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award

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It was announced today that alumna JANICE SCULLY DORMAN (HUGEN ’81, EPI ’83) is the recipient of the Pitt School of Nursing 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award for tenured faculty. Dorman has taught classes at that school (and at Pitt Public Health) for 30 years, focusing primarily on molecular epidemiology and genetics. 

Johns joins Stormont Vail Health medical team

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Alumna BETSY JOHNS (MMPH ‘99) recently joined the Stormont Vail Health medical team and will practice as a family medicine physician at Cotton O’Neil Corporate View. She received her medical degree at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1994. She completed a residency training in family practice at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a faculty development fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medic... 

Pallatino to begin postdoc research at Magee Women's Research Institute

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We hear that new doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) will begin a position as a postdoc researcher with Magee Women’s Research Institute in July. She’ll be studying unintended pregnancy, Hep C prevalence, and intimate partner violence among opioid-dependent mothers. 

Alumna Lo-Cignic working to identify individuals at risk of inappropriate prescription opioid use

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KVOA NEWS 4 - New prediction tools to identify patients at risk of inappropriate prescription opioid use, while allowing safe administration of legitimate pain management are being developed by alumna WEI-HSUAN JENNY LO-CIGANIC (BIOST '10, EPI '05), now an assistant professor with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Her newly-funded work builds on research she completed as a postdoctoral associate at Pitt's HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. 

BCHS alumnus Broughton improving regional health services through consistent assessments

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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY - Alumnus WILL BROUGHTON (BCHS '14) is coordinator for the Office of Health Access in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University as well as future project coordinator for an apples-to-apples project to standardize the methodology and synchronize the assessment process for regional community health needs assessment in eastern North Carolina. He will be facilitating the day-to-day implementation efforts. He sa... 

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Alumni Profiles

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#ItsGoodToGive: Kate Fletcher 

#ItsGoodToGive: Kate Fletcher

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE profiles Pitt Public Health alumna Kate Fletcher (HSA ‘80) as part of the #ItsGoodToGive series. After serving as a nun, primary school teacher, nursing home manager, and then adjunct professor, Fletcher decided at age 64 to follow destiny’s call to Kenya. In response to ... (11/28/2016)
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Glynn Receives Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Glynn Receives Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards  dinner. (05/31/2015)
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Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award 

Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

Megan Kavanaugh (BCHS '05, '08) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. (05/31/2015)

Bouchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research 

Bouchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)

Massoudi Receives Alumni Award for Practice 

Massoudi Receives Alumni Award for Practice

Mehran Massoudi (EPI '92, '93) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 20, 2016, at the Alumni Awards dinner. (05/20/2016)

Slaugenhaupt, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research 

Slaugenhaupt, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

Susan Slaugenhaupt (HUGEN '88, '91) was honored with the Alumni Award for Research on May 20, 2016, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/20/2016)

Conley Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Conley Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Yvette Conley (HUGEN '93, '99) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the Pitt Public Health annual Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)

Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice 

Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice

Patricia Maryland (HPM '82) was given the Award for Practice on May 29, 2015, at the annual Pitt Public Health  Alumni Awards dinner. (05/31/2015)
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