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Pitt Public Health Appoints New Associate Deans of Education and Student Affairs

 

In Memoriam: Thomas P. Detre, MD

 

GSPH Alumnus Valdiserri Named Deputy Assistant Secretary at DHHS

 

GSPH and Drexel University Partner on $3.2 Million Project to Train Public Health Professionals

 

Chemo Was My Friend - The Power of Positive Thinking

 

Alumna Coleen Boyle Appointed Acting Director of NCBDDD

 

Alumnus Bill Holman Leads Louisiana Hospitals and LOPA to Reach Final Donor Registry Goal

 

Everette James Named to New Health Planning and Policy Position at Pitt

 

Anne Newman Appointed Chair of Epidemiology

 

Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., Appointed Chair of Epidemiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2010  – An internationally known expert in aging and public health, Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been chosen to lead the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). Through research and clinical practice, Dr. Newman has shown people how to remain productive, active and healthy as they age.  

Ladies Hospital Aid Society Gala Benefits GSPH Aging Research

 

Computational Modeling Pilot Grants Available

 

Pitt Researcher to Receive Sadie Gerson Distinguished Scholar Award

 

Moms who don't breastfeed more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes

 

Drug Coverage Under Medicare Part D Leads to Increased Use of Antibiotics Among Seniors, Heightening Concern About Overuse

 

GSPH Receives $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

 

Linda Frank Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

 

BCHS Receives $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

$1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will explore the effectiveness of programs to prevent falls in seniors, which occur in more than one-third of adults 65 and older every year in the United States. Led by principal investigator Steven M. Albert, Ph.D. , professor of behavioral and community health sciences at GSPH, in collaborat... 

Circumcising Gay Men Would Have Limited Impact on Preventing HIV Transmission, Says Pitt Study

 

Sexual Abuse and Social Shaming in Childhood Linked to Health Problems in Gay and Bisexual Men Later in Life

 

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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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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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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)

Pitt Public Health sheds light on 'black box' of inpatient opioid use 

Pitt Public Health sheds light on 'black box' of inpatient opioid use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids, according to research led by HPM's Julie Donohue.  (06/27/2019)