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Yuting Zhang Invited to be a Visitor Professor in Peking University in Beijing China

Dr. Zhang will visit Peking University in Beijing China in June 2013. She will present her research and actively collaborate with faculty members at Peking University. She will serve as primary research mentor for 2 junior faculty members in the Peking University China Center for Health Development Studies. 

Congratulations Sumaiya Ahmed!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Sumaiya Ahmed (December 2012 MPH; sumaiya0420@gmail.com) will work as an Interactive Patient Care Manager for the GetWellNetwork 

National Public Health Week

On April 1, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will kick off the morning with the first in a series of poster sessions sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. In this annual student research competition, students will present their findings during one of six poster sessions throughout the week where faculty will judge presentations. The winners will be invited to deliver oral presentations during the Dean’s Day Awar... 

Pitt Faculty Lend Expertise to Institute of Medicine for Report That Could Influence How Medicare Pays Providers

Pitt Faculty Lend Expertise to Institute of Medicine for Report That Could Influence How Medicare Pays Providers 

Holman Receives 2013 Alumni Award for Practice

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William Holman (HPM ’79) was honored with the 2013 Alumni Award for Practice during the March 28 Alumni Awards event. 

Boyle Receives 2013 Alumni Award for Research

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Coleen Boyle (BIOST '78, EPI ’81) was recognized with the Alumni Award for Research on March 28, 2013, during the annual Alumni Award dinner. 

Caufield Earns Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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Anita Caufield (HPM ’84) received the 2013 Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination during the March 28 Alumni Awards dinner. 

Nowalk Honored with 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

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Mary Patricia Nowalk (EPI '81, ’93) was presented with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award on March 28, 2013, at the annual  Alumni Awards ceremony. 

Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health

Four University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s Alumni Awards ceremony tonight. 

Alumni Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society during 2013 ceremony

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Three alumni were inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society during the March 28, 2013, Alumni Awards  dinner: CHARLES CHRISTEN (BCHS '10), GREGORY HOMISH (EPI ’03), and DANIEL PATTERSON (EPI ’12). 

University of Pittsburgh Will Examine Influence of High Stress Neighborhoods on Mothers and Babies

In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants. 

Allegheny County acts to reduce diesel engine emissions

Health Department program has eliminated almost 400 tons of the pollutants a year 

EOH in the News

EOH student Kyle Ferrar interviewed by Chemical & Engineering News 

Sewage Plants Struggle To Treat Wastewater Produced By Fracking Operations

EOH student Kyle Ferrar was interviewd by the Chemical & Engineering News for their article. Check out the article HERE.  

Yuting Zhang Interviewed by Reuters Health

Yuting Zhang was interviewed by Genevra Pittman, a Health Reporter from Thomson Reuters in New York. Dr. Zhang was interviewed as an outside expert to comment on a study published on March 18, 2013 on JAMA-Internal Medicine. 

Congratulations Harsh Desai

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Harsh Desai (MHA '13) will work as a business analyst with Christopher Teska, Director of the Medical Assistance Division at the UPMC Health Plan.  

Yesica Garciafigueroa receives research award at the national Society of Toxicology meeting

Yesica Garciafigueroa in the Barchowsky Lab won a second place Graduate Student Research Award from the Metals Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology . 

Mortality Higher in Appalachian Coal Mining Counties Compared to Non-Coal Mining Areas

West Virginia counties with coal mining activity have higher total mortality rates than their non-coal mining Appalachian counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis revealed. 

Dr. Beth Nolan, Assistant Professor of BCHS, awarded 2 SBIR Phase I grants in partnership with Advance Medical Electronics, Corp.

Beth Nolan, PhD, Assistant Professor of BCHS, and her colleagues from Advanced Medical Electronics, Corp (AME, Corp) in Minneapolis, MN, were awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants in partnership with the National Institute on Aging (NIA). 

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic

Tweet Your Public Health Photos Using #PubHlthPic 

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O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role 

O'Neal Summons Satan for Starring Role

PITTWIRE - Pitt Public Health staff member Scott O'Neal recently took center stage to sing the title role in the world premiere of "Satan's Fall," composed by Steward Copeland, founder of the iconic New Wave band The Police. The metal opera, based on "Paradise Lost", was co-commissioned by the Mend... (02/24/2020)
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Parker elected Hastings Center fellow 

Parker elected Hastings Center fellow

PITTWIRE - HUGEN's Lisa Parker was recently elected fellow to The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of research scholars studying ethical questions in medicine, science and technology that help inform policy, practice and public understanding. Parker, along with Robert Arnold o... (02/05/2020)
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Sabik sees decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law 

Sabik sees decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law

PITT WIRE - Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists including HPM's Lindsay Sabik. “Colorec... (01/28/2020)


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El Khoudary finds heart disease risk grows as women move through menopause 

El Khoudary finds heart disease risk grows as women move through menopause

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause. Black women experience this accelerated decline earlier in menopause than their white counterparts. According EPI's Samar El Khoudary, the findings add to growing evidence that menopaus... (02/10/2020)
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Sabik finds decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health reform law 

Sabik finds decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health reform law

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists including HPM's Lindsay Sabik... (02/04/2020)
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Miller's research proves program effective in preventing dating violence with middle school students 

Miller's research proves program effective in preventing dating violence with middle school students

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward their female peers, according to clinical trial results published in JAMA Pediatrics. The trial, examining the short- ... (01/28/2020)