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Recent BCHS Graduate Quoted in New York Times

Elian A. Rosenfeld, a recent BCHS graduate, was quoted in the New York Times regarding"expedited partner therapy" (EPT). 

CHE Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is accepting applications through February 23, 2015, for its Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant.  

Call for Applications:PHDL International Student Fellowships

The Public Health Dynamics Lab (PHDL) is requesting applications for an International Student Fellowship Award that provides $5,000 to a Pitt Public Health graduate student. 

Funding Opportunity with American Diabetes Association Pathway Program

The University of Pittsburgh may nominate one investigator for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway Program.  

Funding Opportunities with The National Institutes of Health

2015 NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program.  

Pitt Effort Seeks to Combat ‘Sitting Disease,’ Diabetes with $3M NIH Grant

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called “sitting disease.” 

Congratulations Brian Washburn!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA candidate Brian Washburn has just accepted a Business Consulting Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. 

Summer Internships with State and County Health Departments

Apply for opportunities to one or both departments in a single application by January 23 at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/pio.  

Bridging the Gaps Internship, Summer 2015

Impact underserved communities while learning about at-risk populations through experiential learning. Apply at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/bridgingthegaps by February 11.  

AWPH: Looking for Executive Board Members

The Association of Women in Public Health is looking for new board members for the 2015-2016 school year! Email awph@pitt.edu if interested in this leadership opportunity! 

Congratulations Alexandra Dulin!

Alexandra Dulin received the Asian Studies Center scholarship, she is doing public health research in Asia. Alex plans to conduct research on Thailand’s health system this summer. 

Pittsburgh: The coolest american city you haven’t been to

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Huffington Post - Infused with an authentic, indie-spirited vibrancy you don’t see much in cities anymore. In this era of homogenized cities, Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air. It embraces its industrial past while simultaneously wrapping its strong arms around progressive green developments, an enlightened foodie reputation, and its birthright as one of America’s quirkiest cities. Here are eight reasons to check out Pittsburgh now: 

Landmark Trial Shows Early Blood Glucose Control Extends Lifespan in People with Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a recent report led by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigator revealed. 

Join PA SOPHE for $15 in 2015

PA SOPHE is a professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students that are working, living, or attending school in Pennsylvania. 

Coupling Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Lung Cancer Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival

Adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings would likely improve early detection and survival, according to a multidisciplinary team led by scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter. 

Fellowship on Death and Dying (Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

The deadline for graduate students to apply for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Fellowship on "Death and Dying: the Elephant in the Room" has been extended to 1/15/15. 

Fellowship on Death and Dying (Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

The deadline for graduate students to apply for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Fellowship on "Death and Dying: the Elephant in the Room" has been extended to 1/15/15. 

Patricia Maryland (HPM '82)

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Alumna Patricia Maryland is president of health care operations and COO of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health care system in the country that bases its reputation for innovation on a spiritual mission to serve all, especially the poor and vulnerable. 

Diane Peterson (HPM '75)

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Diane Peterson, a member of Pitt Public Health’s Board of Visitors, recognizes the positive impact that her education in health administration has had on her career. Thanks to the Surma match, her gift will be valued at $50,000, giving her the opportunity to name a classroom in the renovated building. "I am proud to be an alumna of Pitt Public Health and to support the School as it grows. In order to recruit and retain outstanding faculty an... 

Win a Starbucks Gift Card! Tell Us About Your Honors

Students: provide information on awards or honors received in 2014 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/honorsconvo by December 15 and be entered to win one of two gift cards! 

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BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use 

BCHS alum Chelsea Pallatino wins faculty development award supporting work on intimate partner violence & substance use

PITTWIRE - Doctoral alumna CHELSEA PALLATINO (BCHS ’17) has been awarded the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award by the University Center for Social and Urban Research to support her pilot research project entitled “Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding B... (07/19/2018)
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Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVA... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost  

Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost

PITTWIRE - Pitt’s new provost and senior vice chancellor, ANN E. CUDD (A&S ’84G, ’86G, ’88G) has explored topics including capitalism, feminism, inequality and oppression in more than 50 books, articles and chapters. “Ann has a rare capacity to move among the roles of scholar, leader, collaborator a... (07/02/2018)


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Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported 

Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by Pitt Public Health. “Proper allocation of resources for the opioid e... (07/19/2018)
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Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony 

Pitt Public Health surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony

On Sunday, April 29, Pitt Public Health welcomed over 200 graduates into the school's alumni community at our annual Convocation. “Our alumni cohort is now 7,000 people deep, since the school’s founding 70 years ago. Our impressive alumni give the school an international network of influence and th... (06/13/2018)
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