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60th GSPH Convocation Set for May 2

 

Award-Winning Author to Give Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health 2010 Convocation Address

 

Safe Weight Gain for Heavier Moms-to-Be Depends on Level of Obesity, According to Pitt-Led Study

 

2010 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence Announced

 

Global Health Exhibit Comes to GSPH

 

Visit GSPH Day – A Day for Accepted Applicants

On Friday, March 19, 2010, accepted applicants are invited to join faculty, students, and alumni from the Graduate School of Public Health at Visit GSPH Day to learn more about the public health education and career opportunities waiting for them at GSPH and in Pittsburgh. 

BCHS Announces New and Updated Degree Programs

 

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health Announces New and Updated Degree Programs in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15 – For students interested in the role behavioral and social factors play in illness and health, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has established a Ph.D. program and made major revisions to its longstanding Dr.P.H. program. 

Short-Term Survival Benefit Found in Hospitals with Higher-Intensity Approaches to End-of-Life Care

Patients admitted to hospitals with higher-intensity end-of-life care live longer than those admitted to hospitals with low-intensity approaches, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published in the February issue of the journal Medical Care . Higher-intensity care refers to greater use of life-sustaining measures such as ICU admission, intubation or mechanical ventilation, kidney dialysis and feeding tubes. 

Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of Health Policy and Management at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 – Mark S. Roberts, M.D., M.P.P., has been recruited by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to lead the school’s Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of HPM at GSPH

 

BCHS faculty taking part in modeling core Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats

BCHS faculty is well represented in the Dynamic Behavioral Modeling core of the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS Center of Excellence, Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats.  

Dr. Steven Albert and co-author, Dr. Vicki Freedman publish 2nd edition of Public Health and Aging

This new edition (Springer Publishing Company, 2010) updates the 2004 book with new chapters on the aging services network as a public health intervention, prevention of chronic disease and disability, and public health efforts for long-term care populations. 

2010 Craig Award Nominations Open

 

Dementia in Older Women Linked to High Blood Pressure Years Earlier

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12 – High blood pressure may put women at greater risk for dementia later in life by increasing white matter abnormalities in the brain, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research 

Protecting the Heart at Menopause

It has long been known that a woman's risk for heart disease rises after the onset of menopause. But is that the result of falling levels of the hormone estrogen that accompany menopause or actually a consequence of aging? 

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics, Pitt Study Finds

 

Quinn Served as Panelist at the National Academy of Sciences

 

Mackey Receives Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Womens Health

 

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Chaves-Gnecco Named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year 

Chaves-Gnecco Named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year

PITTWIRE - Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH '00) has been named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter. The award recognizes a chapter member who exemplifies excellence in the profession. (05/29/2019)
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National, county research partnerships use AI to better predict opioid overdose risk 

National, county research partnerships use AI to better predict opioid overdose risk

PITTWIRE - HPM's Walid Gellad is using machine-learning algorithms to predict who is at risk of opioid misuse and overdose, teaming up with Allegheny County officials and national health care databanks in two separate studies.  (05/29/2019)
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Mendez among those discussing maternal mortality rate in Pitt Med's podcast 

Mendez among those discussing maternal mortality rate in Pitt Med's podcast

PITT WIRE - As estimated 700 to 900 U.S. women die of complications related to childbirth each year, and at least 60,000 women nearly die of pregnancy-related complications. And African American mothers are four times more likely to die or nearly die. Hear perspectives from EPI's Dara Mendez and th... (03/25/2019)


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Pitt Public Health epidemiologist to lead creation of global infectious disease data system 

Pitt Public Health epidemiologist to lead creation of global infectious disease data system

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Backed by a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health grant, PHDL's Wilbert Van Panhuis will lead a culture shift in data-sharing rippling through scientific fields and harness it to improve global knowledge of infectious diseases.  (06/06/2019)
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Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine 

Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Broadband penetration rates are substantially lower in many rura counties where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, which limits the potential of telemedicine to mitigate barriers to care say findings from a brief research report led by HPM's Col... (06/04/2019)
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Albert’s research leads to evidence-based approval for Pennsylvania's Healthy Steps in Motion Falls Prevention Program 

Albert’s research leads to evidence-based approval for Pennsylvania's Healthy Steps in Motion Falls Prevention Program

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Research by BCHS's Steven Albert put the HSIM falls-prevention program on the pre-approved list for future federal funding.  The study showed a significantly lower incidence of falls in older adults who completed program workshops than in a comparison group at the same sites. ... (04/23/2019)