In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis presented today in Los Angeles at ObesityWeek, the annual international conference of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society.
An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, five-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders. The effort is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
I am delighted to announce that Trevor Orchard, MD, M.Med.Sci. has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
A new analysis from EPI's Lisa Bodnar reveals that obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons.
Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time.
Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
On May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner, two alumni were inducted into the Omicron chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, which recognizes merit and encourages further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work: Marisabel Sanchez (MPH '93) and Tushar Singh (EPI '14).
Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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The Office of Research continues to address efficiency on the Grants Management Team. Effective immediately, the following process has been streamlined.
The University of Pittsburgh may submit two grant applications to the Mallinckrodt Grant Program of the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation. A grant from this program provides $60,000 per year in direct costs for three years.
A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
UPMC / YouTube - Research by Pitt Public Health epidemiology researcher JENNIFER ADIBI reveals that exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates—which are found in many plastics, foods, and personal care products—early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential pregnancy hormone and adversely affects the masculinization of male genitals in the baby.