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Researchers Ask Pittsburgh's International Community for Help on Dengue Vaccine

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are expanding their efforts to develop a vaccine for a deadly tropical virus by looking in their own backyard. 

Congratulations Nick Malenka!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MHA graduate Nick Malenka will be a Project Consultant for the Revenue Cycle Team at The Advisory Board Company. 

Norman F. Mitry appointed HPM Executive-In-Residence

Norm Mitry brings 35+ years of experience to Heritage Valley Health System with a unique blend of responsibilities in healthcare, industry and private business. 

Dr. Lewis Kuller Receives 2013 American Heart Association Population Prize

Dr. Lewis Kuller, professor emeritus and distinguished university professor of public health, has been selected to receive the 2013 Population Prize by the American Heart Association. 

We are Launching a New Website!

The site will have the same URL as the current site, publichealth.pitt.edu, but be easier to navigate, have an updated look, and boasts several new features: 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC & Pitt Public Health Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a $16.5 million international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 

Congratulations Dovile Usaite!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MHA graduate Dovile Usaite is now the Manager of New Market Development for Gateway Health Plan. 

Congratulations Kathleen Slavish!

Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MPH graduate Kathleen Slavish has started the position of Project Coordinator, Sr. in the Chief Medical and Scientific Office at UPMC. 

EOH in the News: WPXI Channel 11 News report - Pitt Public Health to monitor downtown pollution levels

Dr. Jane Clougherty's Lab was featured in the following WPXI Channel 11 news report: Click here for the article and associated video  

Pitt Public Health Deploys Air Pollution Monitors

A successful method for characterizing complex air pollution patterns that rewrote laws in New York City is being used to collect data in Pittsburgh this summer. 

Dr. Ron Stall Interviewed on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5 FM) regarding the latest research in LGBTQ Health Issues.

An interview with our very own Ron Stall, PhD will be aired on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5) at 12pm and 8pm today. The topic is LGBT Health, benefits for same sex couples, and the latest research being done to understand LGBTQ health issues. 

The City Paper features the University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health

The University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health has been featured in the July 10, 2013 issue of Pittsburgh City Paper. 

First Malaysian to be granted prestigious fellowship!

Dr. Howie (Sin How) Lim, (PhD in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh), has become the first Malaysian to be granted the prestigious IAS-NIDA fellowship for his research on linking substance abuse and sexual risk-taking in MSM via innovative technologies. 

PCOR, CER, and CBPR: Alphabet Soup or Complementary Fields of Health Research

To read the entire article click on the following link 

Academic Resources on Latinos in Western Pennsylvania

The Center for Health Equity, located in the Graduate School of Public Health, has created a new research database on Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania . 

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Redmond, who was elected a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials.

For more on this story, click here . 

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. 

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Katz School of Business Deans Honor Distinguished Alumni in Thailand

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., presented the 225th Anniversary Medallion for distinguished service in their respective careers to Pitt alumni Vichit Yamboonruang, Ph.D., and Margaret McMillion, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. 

Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries Substantially More Likely to Use Brand-Name Drugs than Comparable VA Patients

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. 

Dr. Goldstein appointed to advisory group that will lead national academy of sciences' new Gulf of Mexico Program

The National Academy of Sciences' Gulf of Mexico program has appointed an advisory group to create a strategic vision and guide the program's development and implementation. 

Congratulations Laura Griffin!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Laura Griffin (MHA April 2013) became the Nursing Finance and Operations Analyst at West Penn Hospital. 

Shilpi Oberoi wins "Best Poster" at AESOT 2013

Congratulations to Shilpi Oberoi who presented and won the "Best Poster" award at the Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology's 2013 Annual meeting! 

After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?

On May 30th, BCHS faculty Jessica Burke and Donna Almario Doebler presented “After The Assessment: Will Community Health Needs Assessments Improve Community Health?” as part of the 2013 Strengthening Healthcare and Public Health through Collaboration, Coordination and Communication Conference in State College, PA. 

Debra Cen (IDM '91)

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A passion for science, business, and American culture has propelled Hui “Debra” Cen (ScDHy ’91) to a sweet spot. Having sold one successful biotech start-up and handed off another, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur is now turning her attention to a high-tech way to promote the cultural strength of the United States and China to each other. 

EOH in the News

Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4052467-74/mice-alzheimer-researchers#ixzz2UDLsfLNm  

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