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Ed Ricci to Receive 2013 UPMC Senior Services Caregiver Champion Award

Edmund M. Ricci, PhD will be the 2013 UPMC Senior Services’ Caregiver Champion and will be recognized at the fifth annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Omni William Penn. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

Approximately 1 in 88 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Team (Joseph Agyei, Laura Griffin, Jennifer Jozefiak; Observer: Christy Deal; Faculty Advisor: Anna Voelker) received honorable ment 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM.

Congratulations to HPM alumni, William Holman, MHA and Anita Caufield, MHA 

Yuting Zhang Invited to Present at the International Health Economics Association Congress in Sydney Australia

Dr. Zhang has been invited to present at the 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association 

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The UAB Health Administration Case Competition provides graduate students from CAHME-accredited health administration programs an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice with a real-life, real-time case. 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM

Pitt Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards: William Holman, MHA ’79 for practice, Coleen Boyle, PhD ’81 for research, and Anita Caufield, MHA ’84 for teaching and dissemination. The winner of the 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award is Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD ’93. 

Ron Stall, PhD Interviewed in The Atlantic

Ron Stall, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for LGBT Health, was interviewed in The Atlantic on efforts to build resiliency among urban homosexual and bisexual youth. 

Pitt study examines possible correlation between autism, environmental risks

In many ways, 6-year-old Roman Salamon is like a lot of boys his age. He writes. He understands. But because of his autism, he doesn't speak. 

The Center for Health Equity Announces the Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award for Work in the Field of Health Equity

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is pleased to offer two yearly awards to qualified Pitt Public Health students doing a thesis or dissertation in the field of health equity. 

Pitt-UPMC Program Guides Expansion of Telemedicine Use in Pediatric Emergencies

When a child ends up in an emergency room at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make – treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send him or her to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, often hundreds of miles from home. 

Dr. Castle has recently completed a report

Dr Castle has recently completed a report “Improving Nursing Home Care in New York City: The Importance of Workforce Relationships and Staff Stability to Achieving Better Quality.” 

Commissioner Award Presented to Pitt Public Health Alumnus Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton, a child-abuse pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, has been recognized nationally for her “leadership, significant contributions, dedication and accomplishments” in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

A Conversation with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Amy Herrick

To read the interview in the City Paper click here. 

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs

Generic Rx Plan Lowers Medicare Psych Costs 

Pitt Public Health Alumnus Wins Recognition from Gov. McDonnell Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

Michelle Clayton, a pediatrician with CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, was recognized Monday by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect for her exceptional work in prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Cindy Bryce published in Health Affairs

ABSTRACT Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. 

Pitt Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

A new study published online today in the American Journal of Managed Care found that in Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost-saving compared to no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while also improving health outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC note that policymakers and insurers should ... 

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. 

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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)