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Allegheny County Health Department prizes alliance with Pitt Public Health alumni

You don’t have to look far to...
Allegheny County Health Department prizes alliance with Pitt Public Health alumni

You don’t have to look far to find a School of Public Health (SPH) graduate among the people working within the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) to ensure the well-being of western Pennsylvanians. "The school really is a feeder institution," says LuAnn Brink (EPI '99), PhD, a 12-year ... (06/15/2022)

Gun owners, onlookers split on what gun control proposals could accomplish

TRIB LIVE - Reaction to propo...
Gun owners, onlookers split on what gun control proposals could accomplish

TRIB LIVE - Reaction to proposed gun control laws shows that even some local gun owners appear just as divided about the effectiveness of such measures as the politicians debating them. Although many people seem to agree the country has to find a way to stem gun violence on American streets and in ... (06/15/2022)

New tools to support new moms: an interview with Jennifer Barkin

MAD IN AMERICA - Jennifer Bar...
New tools to support new moms: an interview with Jennifer Barkin

MAD IN AMERICA - Jennifer Barkin (EPI '09, BIOST '02), a biostatistician and psychiatric epidemiologist, discusses the development of the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning, the first patient-centered wellness-assessment tool focusing on mothers’ daily lives during the first year after giving bir... (06/15/2022)

COVID-19 deadlier during pregnancy, African study says

VOICE OF AMERICA - Pregnancy ...
COVID-19 deadlier during pregnancy, African study says

VOICE OF AMERICA - Pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe medical complications or death from COVID-19, according to a new study of more than 1,300 women in sub-Saharan Africa. "Africa is not Europe, is not the U.S.A.," said IDM and EPI's Jean Nachega, lead author of the new study. "We shoul... (06/15/2022)

Alumni Update: Before Walking Down the Aisle, Marching with Many Puppets

NEW YORK TIMES - After meetin...
Alumni Update: Before Walking Down the Aisle, Marching with Many Puppets

NEW YORK TIMES - After meeting through a Craigslist personal ad that neither can remember placing, Jonathan Gann and Michael Shankle (BCHS '96) had their first date at the Million Puppet March in Washington. Shankle is chief operating officer at the Washington Health Institute and serves as the cha... (06/06/2022)