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Pitt Report Suggests Urgent Need for Policies to Support Family Caregivers of Aging and Disabled Americans

Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness. Yet, according to “Addressing the Needs of Caregivers at Risk: A New Policy Strategy,” a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy, current policy efforts at the federal and state levels have not adapted to address significant health and economic risks that these caregive... 

The Opioid Epidemic: Pitt Public Health Tackles Knowledge Gaps

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The Pittsburgh region is at the center of an epidemic, but it isn’t an infectious disease. It’s an insidious illness that has been quietly spreading in communities, killing more people each year than car crashes – opioid drug overdoses. The number of people dying in the region has more than tripled in the past decade, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is piloting six research projects to address the knowledge gaps ... 

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Funding Opportunities

The following limited submission funding opportunities have been added to the University’s internal competition site, Competition Space, accessible via the MyPitt Resources portal. Opportunity listings include program descriptions and deadlines, required internal application materials, and links to funder guidelines. The most recently added items are: • The Moore Inventor Fellows Program : The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a comp... 

The Opioid Epidemic: Numbers That Matter

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JHF Patient Safety Fellowship - Applications Due 4/25

This fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of healthcare leaders in quality through introduction to PRHI’s Perfecting Patient methodology. 

Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. 

Want to take FREE Yoga classes this summer?!

The Stress Free Zone is a great resource on campus. They offer tons of FREE programming such as Yoga & meditation classes, a massage chair, and more! Interested? Take this survey! 

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, wins ASA poster award

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting 

Women's Shelter Donation Box

Help AWPH support a local women's shelter by donating common toiletry items and feminine products. The box is located in the 309 Parran Hall student lounge area!! 

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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)
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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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