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Pitt Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders

 

Eva Tansky Blum, Chair of GSPH Board of Visitors, Nominated as Vice Chair of Pitt Board of Trustees

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Creative Engagement for People with Dementia

 

GSPH Faculty Member Honored with 2012 Robinson Award

 

GSPH Faculty Member Discusses Dietary Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

 

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).  

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Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal 

Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal

PITT WIRE -  Chris Taylor (SHRS ’04, EPI ’10) originally started baking as a way to relax while studying at Pitt Public Health. After entering, and winning, their first competition on a whim, Taylor and husband Paul Arguin, who are both epidemiologists at the CDC, continued baking and competing as ... (09/11/2019)
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Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award 

Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award

Congratulations to HPM's Walid Gellad, who was recently named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exc... (08/12/2019)
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EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe. 

EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe.

PITT MAGAZINE - Lauren Chubb, DrPH, MPH (EOH ’16, ’13) occasionally dons a hard hat to see the results of her work in the lab. Her team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Mining Program has developed software to analyze respirable dust samples in just a few minutes, rath... (08/05/2019)


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Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth 

Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health conditions and violence victimization in sexual and gender minority youth, according to a research review led by BCHS's Robert Coulter (BCHS '17) published in... (08/25/2019)
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El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries 

El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from EPI's Samar El Khoudary reinforces the importance of tailoring hormone therapy to each patient, based on her individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In a study p... (08/25/2019)

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders 

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to research led by EPI's Wendy King. The study also found that fewer than half of those who died had triggered a sa... (06/27/2019)