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Why Pitt Public Health?

Study at ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOLS

Since 1948, as Pennsylvania’s first fully accredited graduate school of public health and the 13th in the nation, Pitt Public Health has been educating leaders, engaging in service and research, and translating research into public health practices and policies to improve the health of people regionally, nationally, and globally.

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH...

  • Has accredited programs in all major fields of public health practice and research, as well as health care administration and genetic counseling
  • Collaborates with Pitt’s five other schools of health sciences, as well as the schools of law, social work, and public and international affairs
  • Offers a unique learning connection to UPMC, the largest multihospital system in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Maintains close working relationships with other health care providers, governments, and communities
  • Provides a wide variety of student organizations to help you gain knowledge and experience in the field
  • Receives significant support from alumni, donors, and industry
  • Is a major research powerhouse – consistently one of the top five recipients of National Institutes of Health funding among all schools of public health 

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EPA recognizes Pitt for efforts to reduce what ends up in landfills 

EPA recognizes Pitt for efforts to reduce what ends up in landfills

In a partnership between students, staff, and the administration, a number of small improvements have added up to a significant reduction in food waste over recent years. By 2025 the plan is to expand composting by 50 percent; serve half of to-go meals in reusable containers; and cut the amount of ... (01/09/2019)

Pitt's Bike-friendly efforts recognized 

Pitt's Bike-friendly efforts recognized

PITT WIRE - The league of American Bicyclists recognizes colleges and unversities that support bicycling with its Bicycle Friendly University status, scoring across five categories: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation. This year, Pitt earned the status with a bronze d... (01/07/2019)
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What’s the only U.S. city on National Geographic Traveller’s global Cool List for 2019? Yup. Pittsburgh. 

What’s the only U.S. city on National Geographic Traveller’s global Cool List for 2019? Yup. Pittsburgh.

NEXT PITTSBURGH - When they scoured the globe in search of “the 19 destinations set to hit the headlines in 2019,” the reporters at National Geographic Traveller magazine chose only one location in all of America. Pittsburgh. “While Pittsburgh is a blue-collar town at heart,” the magazine writes, “... (12/06/2018)
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First Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Research Strategies Named 

First Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Research Strategies Named

@PITT - Michael Holland has been named Pitt's first-ever vice chancellor for science policy and research strategies. Holland’s responsibilities will include the development and implementation of University research policies and of strategies to support collaborations across the sciences, medicine, ... (10/17/2018)
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