Chung-Chou "Joyce" H. Chang (BIOST '98) was recognized on May 17 with the 2014 Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
Three alumni were inducted into Pitt Public Health's Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega at the 2014 Alumni Awards dinner. “It is an honor to recognize these distinguished alumni for their commitment to advancing public health through research, teaching and community service,” said Donald S. Burke, Pitt Public Health dean and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair of Global Health.
The Department of Health Policy and Management is pleased to announce the recent approval of a Master of Science in Health Services Research and Policy. The program will be in place for the start of the fall 2014 term. Graduates from this program will be prepared to apply research design and quantitative methods to address problems in health service delivery and policy and/or to begin doctoral study.
Our congratulations go out to Julie Donohue, Associate Professor in HPM who was awarded the 2014 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. The James L. Craig Endowed Excellence in Education award was established through the generosity of a distinguished Pitt Public Health alumnus to recognize teaching excellence in the school.
People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection.
Three Biostatistics students were awarded travel grants for recent seminars.
About 25 HPM alumni, students, and friends gathered for the annual ACHE reception in Chicago on Tuesday, March 25. HPM department chair Dr. Mark Roberts provided an update on the program. Outgoing HPM Alumni Association President Mike Blackwood and incoming president Mike Evans gave remarks. Mr. Evans also spoke about the newly created Donna Lee Schultz Memorial Fund and presented a $1,000 donation. Established to honor the late Donna Schultz wh...
The Summer Edge in Global and Public Health is an opportunity for Pitt undergraduates to take Pitt Public Health courses, do an internship with a faculty member, and see what the field of public health has to offer.
Apply or find out more at http://www.summeredge.pitt.edu.
The Health Policy and Management team that entered the University of Alabama Administrative Case competition this year came back with a 3rd place overall! This premier MHA competition draws teams from all over the country, and this is the highest we have ever placed.
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers discovered.
The Department of Biostatistics announces the winner and honorable mentions for the 2014 Best ENAR Student Presentation Award.
A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined.
The Allegheny County Health Department today announced the appointment of Roderick L. Harris, DrPH, as Deputy Director of Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Biostatistics PhD student Qing Liu has won the Biopharmaceutical Section Travel Award for JSM 2014.
The Department of Biostatistics would like to congratulate the winners for the first annual MS Travel awards.
Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
A new analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health offers insights for nonprofit hospitals in implementing community health improvement programs.
Those living to age 90 and older are a population group that's increasing fastest among the elderly generation. Anne B. Newman, a Pitt physician and epidemiologist, has spent most of her career deciphering the mysteries of longevity and healthy aging, and her research offers insight for all of us.
Shoham, an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago's Department of Public Health Sciences, researches the connection between social networking and its effect on levels of obesity, to prove whether close friends have a large impact on a person’s health choices.
Check out Jessica Burke in Pitt Public Health Magazine.
Department of Biostatistics Chair Sally Morton is a founding editor of a new open-access American Statistical Association (ASA) journal Statistics and Public Policy.
The Center for Black Equity and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men (MSM).
Dr. Ronald Stall, together with the Center for Black Equity in Washington, "landed a $3.2 million grant through the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health to answer the question and help put the brakes on the national epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus and the deadly disease that HIV causes -- acquired immune deficiency syndrome, known as AIDS."
Dr. Jong Jeong and Dr. Stewart Anderson have both recently published books.