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Drug Coverage Under Medicare Part D Leads to Increased Use of Antibiotics Among Seniors, Heightening Concern About Overuse

 

GSPH Receives $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

 

Linda Frank Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

 

BCHS Receives $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

$1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will explore the effectiveness of programs to prevent falls in seniors, which occur in more than one-third of adults 65 and older every year in the United States. Led by principal investigator Steven M. Albert, Ph.D. , professor of behavioral and community health sciences at GSPH, in collaborat... 

Circumcising Gay Men Would Have Limited Impact on Preventing HIV Transmission, Says Pitt Study

 

Sexual Abuse and Social Shaming in Childhood Linked to Health Problems in Gay and Bisexual Men Later in Life

 

GSPH Student Kathleen Sullivan Receives ACHE Scholarship

 

Samuel Stebbins Named Leadership Scholar

 

GSPH Center Launches Online Tracking Tool to Assess Impact of Marcellus Shale Drilling

 

Death Rates from Type 1 Diabetes Steadily Improving, Says GSPH Study

 

Yuting Zhang Publishes Article in New England Journal of Medicine

 

Charles Rinaldo Receives Red Ribbon Award

 

Conrad Dan Volz Recognized by GASP as Environmental Hero

 

Eleanor Feingold Elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

 

John Grefenstette Receives Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award

 

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Womb Has Lifelong Impact

 

Rachel Mackey Receives Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women\'s Health

 

GSPH Researchers Present Findings at American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions, June 25-29

 

Sandra Quinn Serves as Panelist at the National Academy of Sciences

 

Yuting Zhang Awarded $1 Million Grant from NIH

 

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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)
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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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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 finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women 

Pitt Public Health finds ‘good cholesterol’ may not always be good for postmenopausal women

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.' “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still us... (06/25/2018)
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