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William T. Green Jr. Award in Public Health Studies

To support special projects that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

Join an SGA Committee

Seeking students for a service committee, an event planning committee, and a public relations committee. E-mail pph.sga@gmail.com and tell us why you're interested in joining.  

Donation Drive: Celebrate International Day of Non-Violence

DSO will be collecting new items for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support their mission of ending intimate partner violence in women and their children until October 23. Urgent need items : twin-fitted sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes, diapers, baby bibs, baby wipes, as well as underwear, sleepwear, slippers, socks and bathrobes for moms, girls, and boys. Please contact DSO at dsopph@pitt.edu or find us on... 

Goldstein Award

For students or postdocs working in environmental health disparities. Pick up an application outside of 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. November 15 deadline! 

Pitt Public Health Epidemiologists Walk to Cure Diabetes

Dr. Nancy Glynn will lead a team from Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistics Expert Appointed to National Organization Formed to Provide Better Health Care Information

Sally C. Morton, Ph.D., chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  

Pitt Shares in $17 Million Federal Grant to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trials

University of Pittsburgh researchers are key players in a national “dream team” that seeks to identify the best biological and imaging markers of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve the ability of clinical trials to find effective treatments for the condition, which annually affects 2.5 million people in the U.S., including athletes and soldiers. 

Pitt Public Health to Strengthen Public Health Workforce with $3.4 Million Training Center

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system.  

Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence (EIR) for AY 2014-2015. 

New Pitt Center to Advance Research on Technology, Media and Health

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH.) 

Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to offer two scholarship awards: one for a Master's Student and one for a Doctoral Student working in health equity. 

Model to Improve Diabetes Management Well-Received by Primary Care Physicians

Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association. 

Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Everette James Named to Pitt’s M. Allen Pond Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management

University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health.  

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. Publication

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., and Kurt Darr. have a new publication: Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6th edition. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2014. 

Call for Officers - Minority Student Organization

The MSO is recruiting new and continuing students to their 2014-2015 executive board. There are a variety of exciting positions available and any level of experience is welcomed. If you are interested in becoming a board member or have any questions, contact President Lauren Musgrove or the faculty advisor, Patricia Documet. You can also contact MSO via e-mail, or connect with us on Facebook! 

Become a Pitt Trailblazer

Become a Pitt Trailblazer The Graduate and Professional Student Government is seeking student volunteers to provide campus tours for prospective graduate students. Share your Pitt pride, meet awesome people, and get some sweet swag while helping prospective students make an informed decision about their academic career – on your schedule. Learn more at www.trailblazers.pitt.edu.   

"No Health Without Mental Health” Journal Club

Health is defined as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In this journal club, participants will review current research that highlights links between mental illness and other health conditions. The journal club will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 11am-12pm. For more information, to participate in planning and to reserve a spot, please contact Ahmed Kassem... 

Announcing the Group Lifestyle Balance Program

The Group Lifestyle Balance program supports our mission as a public health school. To register or simply learn more, contact dpsc@edc.pitt.edu by email, 412-383-1837 by phone, or visit the website:   http://www.diabetesprevention.pitt.edu/gethealthy.aspx . 

Screening and Drug Therapy Predicted to Make Hepatitis C a Rare Disease

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

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HuGen alumna's creation aims to reduce radiation exposure from stress tests 

HuGen alumna's creation aims to reduce radiation exposure from stress tests

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna MALIHA ZAHID ( HUGEN  '09) aims to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing diagnostic imaging. Her creation, to be used during cardiac stress tests, was a previous Pitt PInCh winner. (04/17/2018)
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Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together 

Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together

PITT WIRE - While learning English at Pitt, 25 Japanese students missed out on the annual Coming of Age Ceremony, a national holiday in Japan. The Asian Studies Center threw them a party. “So many people support me here in Pittsburgh,” said Nanami Moriyasu, a Yasuda student majoring in English lite... (02/07/2018)
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Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women 

Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women

PITT WIRE - When we consider the determinants of women’s cardiovascular health, we need to think beyond biology alone,” said epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston. She recently led a study that demonstrates how traumatic experiences in life are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at ri... (12/12/2017)

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Pitt Public Health partners with PA and the Aetna Foundation on Opioid Data Dashboard 

Pitt Public Health partners with PA and the Aetna Foundation on Opioid Data Dashboard

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - "In as near-real time as possible, this dashboard will give health officials, policymakers, law enforcement and the public a more complete, dynamic picture of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania," Dean Burke said. "This should allow us to maximize limited resources to stem thi... (04/04/2018)
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Dean Burke among ASPPH members that issued joint letter to Governor Wolf, urging for the removal of bans to syringe service programs 

Dean Burke among ASPPH members that issued joint letter to Governor Wolf, urging for the removal of bans to syringe service programs

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Pennsylvania leaders of ASPPH member schools issued a joint letter to Governor Tom Wolf, urging him to remove barriers to syringe service programs in the Commonwealth. DEAN DONALD BURKE was among the signers. Syringe service programs are among responses the opioid crisis recom... (03/14/2018)
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Team to discover 15 new genes that shape our face 

Team to discover 15 new genes that shape our face

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - DNA determines what we look like, including our facial features. But first, researchers need to figure out which genes in our DNA are responsible for specific characteristics of our face. HUGEN’s SETH WEINBERG says, “In the past, scientists selected specific features, includin... (03/05/2018)
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