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Jessica Burke Discusses Disparities on Infant Mortality Rates Among Minorities

Watch Jessica Burke on a special episode of Horizons where she discusses disparities on infant mortality rates among minorities. 

Pittsburgh Epidemiologists Release Book on the "Silver Tsunami"

The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. 

Many Stressors Associated With Fracking Due to Perceived Lack of Transparency and Trust, Pitt Finds

Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area, according to a long-term analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. 

Dr. Yuting Zhang Invited to Present at the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China

Dr. Zhang will visit Huazhong University of Science and Technology between June 20 and June 28 in Wuhan China. She will present her research work to faculty members and students at Huazhong University and will discuss collaborations with faculty members in the School of Medicine and Health Management at Tongji Medical College. 

Dean's Day Competition 2013

Congratulations to the winners and presenters of the 2013 Dean’s Day competition! 

Pitt Researchers Plan CFAR Application for 2013

On December 18, 2012, twelve HIV-AIDS researchers from the University of Pittsburgh established a Pitt CFAR Planning Working Group (PCPWG) to prepare an application to the NIH for a CFAR. Such designation would allow the University to build on its 30 year history of HIV-AIDS research. It was agreed we will proceed with the development of a regular CFAR proposal for submission June, 2013. 

Mirta Roses Periago Delivers 2013 Pitt Public Health Convocation Address

Shaping Public Health Through 2050 

Maria Brooks to Receive the 2013 Craig Award for Teaching Excellence

Maria Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Student selected to receive McAllister Award for Excellence in Community Research.

Keyonie James, an MPH student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is this year’s recipient of the Carol L. McAllister Award for Excellence in Community Research. 

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth?

How does where you live affect your health, pregnancy and birth? Source: New Pittsburgh Courier  

Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award

The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award was established to assist young investigators interested in health promotion. 

Healthy Baby, Healthy Start

BCHS Associate Professor Jessica G. Burke was interviewed as part of special episode of Horizons airing on WQED called “Healthy Baby, Healthy Start”. 

2013 Dean's Day Competition Winners

Dean's Day 2013 consisted of six poster sessions April 1-3, with selected participants giving oral presentations of their work during the awards ceremony on April 15. All students that submitted abstracts gave a poster presentation during one of the six sessions. Presentations were scored by faculty judges to determine the winners.  

BCHS MPH Student elected to Pitt's Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)

Monica Kohli is a first year Masters student in the Graduate School of Public Health in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. 

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences often are recognized by academic and scientific societies and other prestigious organizations for their significant achievements and exceptional leadership. Among those whose work has been acknowledged recently with awards and accolades are the following: 

Dean Burke Endorses Comprehensive Polio Eradication Strategy

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INSIDE LIFE CHANGING MEDICINE - University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair of Global Health, today joined hundreds of scientists, doctors and other experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication.  

Is Coal Mining Bad for Your Health?

Jeanine Buchanich, Department of Biostatistics, was featured on the Allegheny Front Radio program. 

Systems Thinking in Public Health - and Everything Else!

Provost's Inaugural Lecture "System Thinking in Public Health and Everything Else" presented by Donald S. Burke, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, University of Pittsburgh. 

Congratulations Pragna Prahalad!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Pragna Prahalad (MHA anticipated April 3013; pkp11@pitt.edu) will be a Financial Analyst through the UPMC Financial Management Rotation Program. 

Organ Donors Matter Campaign

The Department of Health Policy and Management, in collaboration with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), will have major presence at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and GNC Live Well Health and Fitness Expo on May 3, 2013-May 5, 2013 with their Organ Donors Matter Campaign. 

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University draws on own experts to guide health and safety decisions 

University draws on own experts to guide health and safety decisions

PITTWIRE - The new Healthcare Advisory Group, headed by Anantha Shekhar, new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of Pitt Med, will monitor the health status of the campus and ensure compliance with legal regulations. Members, including HPM’s Mark Roberts, EPI’s Anne Newman, EOH’... (06/17/2020)
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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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Mair encourages risk priorities as a surge of coronavirus infections continues in Allegheny County 

Mair encourages risk priorities as a surge of coronavirus infections continues in Allegheny County

90.5 WESA – Social epidemiologist Christina Mair has been thinking for weeks that the county needs to close bars. She acknowledges the economic repercussions but said it might help keep infection rates low enough that kids can return to school in the fall. “It’s the risk-benefit,” she added. “Where... (06/29/2020)