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The Center for Health Equity Announces the Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award for Work in the Field of Health Equity

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is pleased to offer two yearly awards to qualified Pitt Public Health students doing a thesis or dissertation in the field of health equity. 

Dr. Castle has recently completed a report

Dr Castle has recently completed a report “Improving Nursing Home Care in New York City: The Importance of Workforce Relationships and Staff Stability to Achieving Better Quality.” 

Commissioner Award Presented to Pitt Public Health Alumnus Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton, a child-abuse pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, has been recognized nationally for her “leadership, significant contributions, dedication and accomplishments” in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

A Conversation with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Herrick

To read the interview in the City Paper click here. 

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs 

Pitt Public Health Alumnus Wins Recognition from Gov. McDonnell Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

Michelle Clayton, a pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, was recognized Monday by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect for her exceptional work in prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Cindy Bryce published in Health Affairs

ABSTRACT Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. 

Pitt Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

A new study published online today in the American Journal of Managed Care found that in Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost-saving compared to no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while also improving health outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC note that policymakers and insurers should ... 

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. 

Dr. Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, Publishes Paper with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Colleagues in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Journal

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently had their paper, "Visual Voices: A Participatory Method for Engaging Adolescents in Research and Knowledge Transfer" published in the Clinical and Translational Sciences journal. 

Apply to The Edge in Public and Global Health Program by February 15

This program will provide a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the field of public health. Students will learn to analyze and tackle critical world health problems through the integrated application of biological, social, and quantitative sciences. It will focus on the critical thinking skills and real-world tools used by health professionals to track outbreaks of emerging disease, evaluate environmental threats, and develop community-based ... 

BCHS MPH Candidate Lands job as the AIDS Program Monitor for the City of Newark

Marquita Smalls (MPH expected in April 2013) will become the Program Monitor in the Ryan White AIDS Grantee Office for the City of Newark, NJ. 

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region

Heart Month: Adherence to Heart Failure Medications Varies by Region 

Visit the HPMA Linked in page

Join the group and stay Linked in! 

Researchers Seek Public's Help in Halting the Spread of Flu

Researchers Seek Public’s Help in Halting the Spread of Flu 

BCHS Speaker Series

"Social/Environmental Determinants of Diabetes and Obesity" Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 11-11:50am; A115 

CSSD to offer cloud storage, collaboration tools

Box for Pitt, which enables users to store files online and Microsoft Lync, which will replace WebEx for Pitt’s web conferencing services 

BCHS MPH selected for an award

Jennifer Sloan, a first-year MPH student, receives the William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies for her project entitled "Birmingham Free Clinic Integrated Health Services Program." 

Associate Professor of BCHS, Dr. Jessica Burke, publishes paper with Bloomberg colleagues in Journal of Urban Health.

Jessica Burke, Associate Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently had their paper, "The syndemic effects of intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse on depression among low-income urban women" accepted for publication in the Journal of Urban Health . 

Physical Activity Counseling Can Result in Better Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

People who lose weight with bariatric surgery may have better results if they receive counseling about increasing physical activity before and after surgery, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Pitt Public Health Representatives to Serve on ASPH Councils

Change in ASPH Councils Leadership 

MPH Student Practicum at NCI Results in the Official Creation & Dissemination of a Workbook for Patients to Talk with their Providers!

This workbook is designed to help patients talk with their health care provider(s) about their complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use during and after their cancer care. 

PCORI Appoints Sally Morton as Expert to its Methodology Committee

PCORI Appoints Sally Morton as Expert to its Methodology Committee 

The Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award

The committee also awarded an Honorable Mention to Laura Macia-Vergara (Anthropology) for her dissertation, titled, “Dealing with Grievances: The Latino Experience in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” 

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