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Biostat MS student is Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recipient

Biostatistics MS student, Peng Liu, is 2016 Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recpient 

Biostat PhD student receives honorable mention at JSM

Biostatistics PhD student, Geoffrey Johnson, Honorable Mention winner in the JSM 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Paper Award Competition. 

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunity from Pivot 

State Laws Boost Flu Vaccination Rates in Health Care Workers

State laws mandating influenza immunization for people who work in health care increase their vaccination rates, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Lewis Kuller: To Reduce Risk of Dementia, Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Vascular diseases after age 80 is associated with a greater risk of dementia, as is simply living longer, according to new research out of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In a small group of participants, the researchers found an association between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead t... 

Funding Opportunity

Limited Submission Opportunity: NIH – NIGMS PAR-16-103: (IRACDA) (K12) Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award Program 

Biostats professor Jong-Hyeon Jeong Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal of Lifetime Data Analysis , which is the only journal specialized in and dedicated to analysis of time-to-event data. 

Students Binge Drink Less in Locales with More Affirmative LGBTQ School Climates

Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Rust Belt Romance: How the Ace Hotel Fell Hard for Pittsburgh

VOGUE -  In fact, Pittsburgh is not just a happening place to visit—increasingly, people, especially New Yorkers, are toying with the idea of moving here.  

Funding opportunites

Recent funding opportunities with a Global Health focus  

What can I do with my new ORCID iD?

Publishers are now starting to require an ORCID iD. Funders may not be far behind, and there are other reasons to sign up for an use your ORCID iD. 

Skills and Competencies for Public Health (Global Health with Greg Martin | VIDEO)

YOUTUBE  - Learn about four competency areas needed to be effective in public health and global health--including the particular importance of management, leadership, and governance. If you're considering a career in public health and want to know a little more about what a job in public health might look like, take a look.  You can find related videos on the Global Health with Greg Martin YouTube channel. 

Training: Evidence based info for developing countries

HINARI Train the Trainer Workshop at Tulane University: Help developing-country partners gain access to and produce evidence-based information!  

Call for Pitt Public Health SGA Officers

SGA is looking for new officers to take over all positions (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer). If interested, please email SGA ( 

Testosterone Treatment Shown for First Time to Benefit Men Over 65

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health was among a dozen sites nationwide to participate in the first clinical trial to show that testosterone treatment for men aged 65 and older improves sexual function, walking ability and mood.                                                                                                                                                                 Results of The Testosterone Trials... 

Funding Opportunity

NIH – Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) PAR-16-054: Internal Coordination 

Whole Health Conference: Biking, Walking and Good Nutrition

Are you ready for some Whole Health - the synergy of physical activity and good nutrition? Join us in Indiana, Pennsylvania to hear experts address moving toward a healthier lifestyle through active transportation and the benefits that walking has on memory, to learn from community-based organizations how they have developed walking routes and corresponding social support interventions within their communities, and to get unique perspectives on h... 

Pitt researcher heads to Brazil to study Zika virus

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Brazil is at the center of concern over the Zika virus and a researcher from this area is starting his work there today. From the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research to Brazil, Dr. Ernesto Marques is making an important trip.  “The health authorities were expecting in 2015 either a dengue or chikungunya outbreak, and something else came up, with very unexpected consequences that at the beginning, no one imagined that was a ... 

CHE Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is accepting applications for its Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant. Deadline to apply is February 19, 2016. 

The Evans Fellowship program is now accepting applications!

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox?  

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Enigma: Marques worked to pinpoint culprit of mysterious illness in Brazil 

Enigma: Marques worked to pinpoint culprit of mysterious illness in Brazil

PITTWIRE - When a mysterious illness suddenly emerged in his Brazilian hometown, IDM researcher ERNESTO MARQUES mobilized with colleagues to decode its unknowns. The work may help infectious-disease researchers stop or stall new epidemics. His story begins on page 18. (10/24/2017)

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition 

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition

PITTWIRE - Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student ALYSIA TUCKER of BCHS. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier. (07/07/2017)

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus 

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus

PITTWIRE - A team of Pitt scientists led by IDM's PHALGUNI GUPTA developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. (05/31/2017)
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