Constance Bayles, PhD, a Department of Epidemiology faculty member, was recently named one of eleven 2011 Mon River Fleet Women of Achievement. Awardees were selected based upon their contributions in health care, education, society, safety, recreation, spirituality, volunteerism, lifetime achievement, or special projects through the Fleet’s Healthier Communities PartnerSHIPS.
An increase in child abuse, mostly in infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes. The results are in a study of 422 abused children from mostly lower-income families, known to face greater risks for being abused, and the research involved just 74 counties in four states.
The accomplishments of Caterina Rosano, MD, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member, and researcher in the Graduate School of Public Health Center for Aging and Population Health, were recently highlighted in the summer 2011 edition of Pitt Magazine . As a physician and epidemiologist, Rosano focuses on how the brain works and what it may reveal about the secrets of longevity.
The Epidemiology of Brain Resilience in Aging (e-BRAIN) program and the Claude D. Pepper Center at the University of Pittsburgh have established a new, multidisciplinary Journal Club to explore the application of neuroimaging methods in the context of aging and population studies with a specific focus on advances in MRI and their neuroanatomical correlates in the aging brain.
The life expectancy of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes dramatically increased during the course of a 30-year, long-term prospective study, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study being presented at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
Giving wealthier counties greater access to influenza vaccine than poorer counties could worsen a flu epidemic because poor areas have fairly high population densities with higher levels of interaction among households and communities, enabling the infection to spread faster, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has launched a multi-year study to help identify environmental and other factors that may put children at risk for developing conditions within the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism is being conducted throughout southwestern Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Tina Bhargava, a BCHS doctoral student was recently awarded the Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award for 2011 from the Magee-Womens Research Institute . Tina will use the $5,000 award to support her dissertation research, titled: “ The Effects of Cognitive Interference on Engagement in and Success with a Weight Loss Program”.
The Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to announce that it has awarded Luis Duran, MPH, MPIA, and a doctor of public health student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, the 2011 Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award in Environmental Health Disparities and in Public Health Practice for his work with the Public Health Systems Indicators Project of the Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies . Using the dataset of...
Dr. Chongyi Wei has received the New Investigator's Scholarship Award to present his abstract entitled "Reasons for Unprotected Sex among Mem Who Have Sex with Men: An Event-Level Analysis" at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference.