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Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of HPM at GSPH

 

Leading Expert in Health Care Decision-Making Appointed Chair of Health Policy and Management at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 – Mark S. Roberts, M.D., M.P.P., has been recruited by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to lead the school’s Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Dr. Steven Albert and co-author, Dr. Vicki Freedman publish 2nd edition of Public Health and Aging

This new edition (Springer Publishing Company, 2010) updates the 2004 book with new chapters on the aging services network as a public health intervention, prevention of chronic disease and disability, and public health efforts for long-term care populations. 

BCHS faculty taking part in modeling core Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats

BCHS faculty is well represented in the Dynamic Behavioral Modeling core of the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS Center of Excellence, Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats.  

2010 Craig Award Nominations Open

 

Dementia in Older Women Linked to High Blood Pressure Years Earlier

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12 – High blood pressure may put women at greater risk for dementia later in life by increasing white matter abnormalities in the brain, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research

Drs. Michael Yonas and Jessica Burke use creative arts-based participatory research methods to engage youth as partners in research 

Protecting the Heart at Menopause

It has long been known that a woman's risk for heart disease rises after the onset of menopause. But is that the result of falling levels of the hormone estrogen that accompany menopause or actually a consequence of aging? 

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics, Pitt Study Finds

 

Mackey Receives Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Womens Health

 

Quinn Served as Panelist at the National Academy of Sciences

 

CHEC Evaluates Childhood Asthma in Pittsburgh

 

Dementia in Older Women Linked to High Blood Pressure Years Earlier, GSPH Study Finds

 

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 – Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, say University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study published ahead-of-print and online in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The findings, developed from a series of computer simulations based on U.S. census data, indicate that schools may need to be closed for at least eight weeks in order ... 

Center for Healthy Aging Launches “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging Online Educational Program

The “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging online interactive educational program is now available free to all on the world-wide web. 

Pitt Receives $7.2 Million to Develop Microbicides Against HIV/AIDS

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 – The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has received a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop microbicides against HIV transmission. The grant will allow Pitt to test two microbicide formulations – a film and ring that release the active ingredient over time. 

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health to Evaluate Environmental Threats in Southwestern Pennsylvania

 

Pittsburgh GSPH Celebrates One Book, One Community

 

Considering a United Way Gift? Consider Designating It to GSPH

 

GSPH Celebrates One Book, One Community

 

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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)