The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has launched a multi-year study to help identify environmental and other factors that may put children at risk for developing conditions within the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism is being conducted throughout southwestern Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Tina Bhargava, a BCHS doctoral student was recently awarded the Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award for 2011 from the Magee-Womens Research Institute . Tina will use the $5,000 award to support her dissertation research, titled: “ The Effects of Cognitive Interference on Engagement in and Success with a Weight Loss Program”.
As the nation embarks on the largest children’s health study ever undertaken in the United States, Pitt is among the institutions playing a role in collecting data.
Dr. Chongyi Wei has received the New Investigator's Scholarship Award to present his abstract entitled "Reasons for Unprotected Sex among Mem Who Have Sex with Men: An Event-Level Analysis" at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference.
PITTSBURGH, May 20 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D ., a virologist who accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine for research that led to the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is the 2011 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s (GSPH) Porter Prize in recognition of her outstanding achievements promoting health and preventing disease through her many contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
Martha Ann Terry, Ma, PhD, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences and director of the GSPH Master of Public Health Program, has been awarded the 2011 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in mentoring GSPH students. Established by GSPH alumnus James L. Craig, MD, MPH ’63, this award recognizes GSPH faculty who have excelled in the teaching and mentoring of students. Craig awardees are no...
Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, received the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health. The award is given by the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention to recognize the top three abstracts related to cardiovascular research in women’s health accepted to their annual conference.
Jane Cauley, DrPH and faculty member within the GSPH Department of Epidemiology, is being recognized for her commitment to mentoring and her successes in working with doctoral students.
Media event discussing the National Children’s Study , the largest long-term examination of children’s health ever conducted in the United States. This study, currently being conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has begun recruiting participants in Westmoreland County and 149 other counties nationwide.
Thistle Elias, a BCHS doctoral student, has received the Silverman Scholarship for 2011. This scholarship was established to support a doctoral student with the Department of Behavioral and Communitiy Health Sciences in their degree studies. Her hope is that this work will not only contribute to the broader field of public health, but assist local and other organizations in their advocacy and intervention efforts on behalf of children, ultimate...