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Regional and Seasonal Variation in Antibiotic Use, Pitt Research Finds

 

Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers

 

Pittsburgh Hosts Preparedness Conference: October 22-24

 

Allegheny County Health Board delays action on air toxics guidelines

 

Fertility drugs promote ovarian cancer if they fail as fertility drugs

 

Helping Hospitals Address Community Health Needs: A Collaboration Between the Center for Public Health Practice and the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

The Graduate School of Public Health is committed to improving the health of Pennsylvanians. A team of GSPH public health experts, including Drs. Albert, Burke, Doebler, Nolan and Ricci from BHCS, are available to work with hospitals and to help them comply with the requirements of community health under the new federal tax laws and make a difference in the health status of their service populations.   

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Former Pittsburgh Dean Goldstein Recognized with Honorary Colloquium

 

Scientists at CRV, Directed by Burke, Developing Universal Flu Vaccine in Partnership with Sanofi Pasteur

 

Disability, Race Predictors of Medication Adherence Following a Heart Attack

 

Pittsburgh Identify Behaviors That May Lead to Weight Control in Older Women

 

Public Health Colloquium Honors Dr. Bernard Goldstein, Former Pitt Public Health Dean and Professor Emeritus

 

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Pitt Researchers Identify Behaviors That May Lead to Successful Weight Control in Older Women

 

Targeted Oxidation-Blocker Prevents Secondary Damage after Traumatic Brain Injury, Pitt Study Shows

 

Retail Clinic Use Quadruples

 

BCHS Faculty have partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health system to conduct community health needs assessments for their 13 hospitals in the region.

Recent changes to the IRS requirements of not-for-profit hospitals to maintain their tax exempt status include assessing and prioritizing community health needs, engaging the community, and implementing and evaluating each of the hospitals' community benefit programs. 

'BCHS Faculty chosen for NIDA-funded HIV research ethics fellowship

This program includes a 10-day intensive training in HIV research ethics in New York City by world-renown scholars, pilot award funding and individual one-on-one mentorship for a specified research project relating to HIV research ethics over the next two years. 

Study: Popularity of retail medicine soars

 

Lifespans For Type 1 Diabetes Patients Getting Longer

 

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Mendez among those discussing maternal mortality rate in Pitt Med's podcast 

Mendez among those discussing maternal mortality rate in Pitt Med's podcast

PITT WIRE - As estimated 700 to 900 U.S. women die of complications related to childbirth each year, and at least 60,000 women nearly die of pregnancy-related complications. And African American mothers are four times more likely to die or nearly die. Hear perspectives from EPI's Dara Mendez and th... (03/25/2019)
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Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices 

Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study led by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16), assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.  (01/30/2019)
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Arthur Levine: 20 years of impact 

Arthur Levine: 20 years of impact

PITT WIRE - After more than two decades of transformative service to the University of Pittsburgh, Arthur S. Levine has announced his intent to exit his position as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean in the School of Medicine. In a message to the ... (01/24/2019)


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Albert’s research leads to evidence-based approval for Pennsylvania's Healthy Steps in Motion Falls Prevention Program 

Albert’s research leads to evidence-based approval for Pennsylvania's Healthy Steps in Motion Falls Prevention Program

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Research by BCHS's Steven Albert put the HSIM falls-prevention program on the pre-approved list for future federal funding.  The study showed a significantly lower incidence of falls in older adults who completed program workshops than in a comparison group at the same sites. ... (04/23/2019)
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Online simulation FRED developed by Pitt researchers used to simulate measles outbreak in Florida 

Online simulation FRED developed by Pitt researchers used to simulate measles outbreak in Florida

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - FRED Measles Florida is just the latest simulator to shows how quickly measles can spread when vaccination rates dip too low. It models the state’s actual population and considers how people move about the region and interact. Beginning with a single case, it shows how the vir... (04/23/2019)
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Analysis by King identifies patients most at risk for weight regain after bariatric surgery 

Analysis by King identifies patients most at risk for weight regain after bariatric surgery

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the years following bariatric surgery, a person's overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games, and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practi... (04/15/2019)