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John Snow, the Broad Street pump, and the precautionary principle

 

Morton Appointed to the US Census Bureau's Scientific Advisory Committee

 

Bayles named a 2011 Mon River Fleet Woman of Achievement

 

EOH Faculty Recognized by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The EOH Department would like to congratulate Drs. Lefterov, Fitz, Cronican, and Koldamova for being recognized by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

Global Health Exhibit Coming to Falk Library

Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health , a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine, is coming to Falk Library January 16, 2012, through February 25, 2012.   

Congratulations Lydia Remington!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Lydia Remington a December 2011 MPH has just started as the new Staff Associate in the International and Commercial Services Division of UPMC. 

Researchers Propose New Model to Design Better and More Cost Effective Flu Shots

 

Pitt Center Aims to Reduce Health Disparities, Excess Mortality Among Disadvantaged Populations

 

Dr. Steven M. Albert Appointed as Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Dr. Steven M. Albert has been appointed Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in the Graduate School of Public Health. 

Pitt’s Center for Late Life Depression Receives Nearly $9 million for New Research

 

University of Pittsburgh Recruits Renowned Cancer Epidemiologist

 

University of Pittsburgh Recruits Renowned Cancer Epidemiologist

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD, as the associate director for cancer control and population sciences and the leader of the Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. Yuan will serve as visiting professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Alum Robert J. Henkel, MPH \'83 Named Pitt Legacy Laureate

 

Alumnus Robert J. Henkel, MPH \'83 Named Pitt Legacy Laureate

 

Connie Bayles, PhD, named one of eleven 2011 Mon River Fleet Women of Achievement

Constance Bayles, PhD, a Department of Epidemiology faculty member, was recently named one of eleven 2011 Mon River Fleet Women of Achievement. Awardees were selected based upon their contributions in health care, education, society, safety, recreation, spirituality, volunteerism, lifetime achievement, or special projects through the Fleet’s Healthier Communities PartnerSHIPS. 

Bayles, Healthy Aging Program, Honored

 

GSPH Featured in October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine

 

Anthony Fabio's Research Highlights the Rise of Child Abusive Head Trauma During Recession

An increase in child abuse, mostly in infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes. The results are in a study of 422 abused children from mostly lower-income families, known to face greater risks for being abused, and the research involved just 74 counties in four states. 

Anthony Fabio's Research Highlights the Rise of Child Abusive Head Trauma During Recession

 

Epidemiology Faculty Member Featured in Pitt Magazine

The accomplishments of Caterina Rosano, MD, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member, and researcher in the Graduate School of Public Health Center for Aging and Population Health, were recently highlighted in the summer 2011 edition of Pitt Magazine .  As a physician and epidemiologist, Rosano focuses on how the brain works and what it may reveal about the secrets of longevity. 

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Chaves-Gnecco Named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year 

Chaves-Gnecco Named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year

PITTWIRE - Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH '00) has been named 2019 Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter. The award recognizes a chapter member who exemplifies excellence in the profession. (05/29/2019)
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National, county research partnerships use AI to better predict opioid overdose risk 

National, county research partnerships use AI to better predict opioid overdose risk

PITTWIRE - HPM's Walid Gellad is using machine-learning algorithms to predict who is at risk of opioid misuse and overdose, teaming up with Allegheny County officials and national health care databanks in two separate studies.  (05/29/2019)
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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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Pitt Public Health epidemiologist to lead creation of global infectious disease data system 

Pitt Public Health epidemiologist to lead creation of global infectious disease data system

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Backed by a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health grant, PHDL's Wilbert Van Panhuis will lead a culture shift in data-sharing rippling through scientific fields and harness it to improve global knowledge of infectious diseases.  (06/06/2019)
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Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine 

Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Broadband penetration rates are substantially lower in many rura counties where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, which limits the potential of telemedicine to mitigate barriers to care say findings from a brief research report led by HPM's Col... (06/04/2019)
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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)