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Check out our 2015 Spring Newsletter!

Check out our annual newsletter discussing exciting happenings within the Department.  

New process for NIH Modular Budget Submissions

The Office of Research continues to address efficiency on the Grants Management Team. Effective immediately, the following process has been streamlined.  

LGBT GMT Initiative Blog

Grassroots: LGBT Center's GMT Initiative Blog  

Grubs Receives the 2015 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Robin Grubs, director of the genetic counseling program, won the award for her dedication to her students and her constant pursuit of the most comprehensive and current training. 

Mallinckrodt Grant Program

The University of Pittsburgh may submit two grant applications to the Mallinckrodt Grant Program of the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation. A grant from this program provides $60,000 per year in direct costs for three years.  

Congratulations Marques Moore!

Marques Moore (April 2015 MHA Candidate MBM64@pitt.edu) has accepted a position as an IT Project Manager at Houston Methodist. 

Congratulations Jogs Singh!

Jogs Singh (April 2015 MHA Cand JOS147@pitt.edu) has accepted a position as an Associate Project Mgr in Program Development & Population Health Mgmt at Allegheny Health Network 

Congratulations Caitlin Thayer!

Caitlin Thayer (April 2015 MHA Cand cmt39@pitt.edu) has accepted a position as an Associate Project Mgr in Program Development & Population Health Mgmt at Allegheny Health Network 

Summer 2015 Residencies Practica Match Results

he Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce the attached match results for Summer 2015 Residencies & Practica. 

Congratulations Preston Allred!

Preston Allred (2015 MHA Candidate) PKA2@pitt.edu has accepted a one year administrative fellowship at the newly rebranded HonorHealth System 

NIH Biosketch training

Got questions about how to use NCBI’s SciENcv to produce the new NIH biosketch?  

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools

Center for Health Equity Announces Membership to Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools 

Each Hour Watching Television Increases Diabetes Risk, Pitt Public Health Finds

 A well-known lifestyle intervention already proven to increase physical activity levels and decrease weight has now been shown to successfully reduce participants’ time spent sitting and watching television, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Faculty Scholars Program

The Howards Hughes Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation have partnered to establish the Faculty Scholars Program.  

Successful Housing Program Selects Second Replication Site

Prevention Point Philadelphia will replicate a housing first, harm reduction model of care that was created by The Open Door, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that has shown that its services improve adherence to HIV treatment through the provision of stable housing. With funding support from AIDS United and the MAC AIDS Fund, The Open Door will provide a sub-grant and technical assistance to Prevention Point Philadelphia to initiate its own ho... 

RAMP to K Program

The ICRE’s RAMP to K program http://www.icre.pitt.edu/ramp/index.html assists trainees in writing a competitive K award, and is geared towards fellows/very early faculty who might be planning to write a K award in the coming year.  

Updates on Public Access to Federally Funded Research

There has been a flurry of activity as federal agencies have been completing their plans for public access to federally funded research. HSLS will help you keep up on it. 

Siddhartha Mukherjee Wants People To Think Different About Cancer. Here’s How.

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FAST COMPANY - Cancer is a difficult topic, but Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies, was such a compelling look at the history and future of the disease that it turned into a critical hit and unexpected best seller (as well as the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction). Now Maladies is being turned into a three-part, six-hour documentary that will air on PBS starting March 30.  

NIH Guide to Peer Review

Insider' Guide to Peer Review fpr Applicants 

Dollars and Sense: The Value of Asking for What You Want

Thinking of negotiating salary? Learn what you're worth in the current job market on April 7 at 6:30, 2017 Cathedral. Register at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/negotiationregistration. 

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Lara Siminerio Lemon delivers student address at Pitt's Commencement 2018 Graduate Ceremony 

Lara Siminerio Lemon delivers student address at Pitt's Commencement 2018 Graduate Ceremony

PITT WIRE - In Pitt's graduate student address, EPI doctoral graduate LARA  SIMINERIO LEMON told the audience: "You only have one life. So do what you choose with it but remember: it's the only chance you'll get ... Please do not lose the momentum that Pitt has provided to each one of us ... g... (04/26/2018)
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The HIV Prevention and Care Project turns 25 

The HIV Prevention and Care Project turns 25

PITT WIRE - Led by IDM's TONY SILVESTRE, the Pitt Public Health project serves as the facilitator of the HIV prevention and care community planning process in Pennsylvania. With initiatives like Acceptance Journeys and Project SILK, the work has received recognition from multiple federal health bod... (04/26/2018)
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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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Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador  

Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Thirty-five new ambassadors, including KYANNA WILLIAMS-PATE (BCHS ’19), are joining the program, representing the This Is Public Health brand and 23 ASPPH member institutions. Throughout the year, ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events along with p... (05/21/2018)

Racial disparity in premature deaths has narrowed since 1990 

Racial disparity in premature deaths has narrowed since 1990

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - The past quarter century has brought a striking decline in earlier-than-expected deaths among blacks in the U.S. “We were surprised by these findings because they demonstrated such dramatic improvement,” said DEAN DONALD BURKE. “Our study shows that racial disparity in health ... (05/07/2018)

ASPPH data center visits Pittsburgh 

ASPPH data center visits Pittsburgh

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Last Thursday, ASPPH Data Center staff visited Pitt Public Health, meeting with administrators, staff, and the university-wide Tableau business intelligence user group. The consultation focused on upcoming ASPPH Annual Data Reporting, ASPPH resources for diversity studies, usi... (04/23/2018)
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