Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Dr. Gong Tang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, interviews Professor Rod Little, a renowned statistician and an expert in missing data analysis, on his career in statistics. The conversation has been published in AmStat News .
Dr. Gong Tang presents in Workshop: Non-ignorable Nonresponse at National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). His title is “ A Modified Expectation-Maximization Algorithm for Analysis of Data with Missing Values ”.
WILEY VIDEO ABSTRACTS - Professor of environmental and occupational health Aaron Barchowsky and Fabrisia Ambrosio of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine explain new research detailing how chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration.
The full report is published online in STEM CELLS , "Arsenic Promotes NF-Κb-Mediated Fibroblast Dysfunction and Matrix Remodeling to Imp...
Sally C. Morton, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Vice Chair, IOM Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research published a review article entitled “ Comparative Effectiveness Research The Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: 4 Years Later ”. (http://growthevidence.com/growth-commentaries/)
Chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration, according to an animal study conducted by researchers at theUniversity of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. In a report published online in STEM CELLS, they noted that inhibiting a certain protein in an inflammatory pathway can reverse the harmful effects and that environmental exposures might explain why...
In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis presented today in Los Angeles at ObesityWeek, the annual international conference of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $7.6 million grant to a collaborative group of scientists in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) for groundbreaking work that could lead to countermeasures against bioterrorism attacks.
The Center for Health Equity has initiated a mentoring and networking program for faculty and students who are Latino or are interested in working in Latino health.
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Congratulate Infectious Disease and Microbiology Doctoral Student, Zachary D. Swan, MS for winning a Pitt Sigma Xi Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Poster Award at Science2015.
As the U.S. reaches an important milestone this year in the fight against HIV with more than half the people living with the virus older than age 50, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is launching a study to determine ways to promote health among aging gay and bisexual men, who make up about two-thirds of the people aging with HIV.
$100,000 in competitive funding for collaborative research teams. Submissions due October 19. www.engineering.pitt.edu/coulter
The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to announce its Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award.
Professor Sally C. Morton receives the prestigious ASA Founders Award
Our faculty member interviews Professor Rod Little in the AmStat News
Professor Sally C. Morton writes about Influence of Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews
Gong Tang presents his research in National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)
TED.COM - Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases.
The American Statistical Association (ASA) presented the association’s prestigious Founders Award to Sally C. Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.