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Silence Kills: Local mothers urging neighbors to speak up for their neighborhoods and for justice

Richard Garland, MSW, who directs the Pittsburgh Violence Prevention project, was recently interviewed in the Pittsburgh City Paper. 

Pitt Vaccine Triggers Immunity to Prevent Colon Cancer

A first-of-its-kind vaccine developed by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers successfully prompted the immune system to respond to early indications of colon cancer in people at high risk for the disease. 

ACHE Congress Scholarship

 Congratulations Karalyn Smith from the MHA Class of 2014 

Bridging the Gap Applications are due February 8th!

Earn $2,800-$3,000 for an eight-week internship. Program dates: June 3—July 26, 2013. 

Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities

'“The word ‘disparities’ tends to only look at the differences between the incidence and prevalence of health conditions,” Moss said. “‘Inequities’ leads us look at things such as unjust policies and practices and what can be done so everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.”  

Low Vitamin D Levels Early in Pregnancy Associated with Lower Birth Weights

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research reveals. 

2 BCHS Students win Rycheck Award!

The Rycheck Award gives $500 to promising students pursuing an MPH degree and who are committed to the practice of public health.  

Sally Morton appointed Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee

Department of Biostatistics chair Sally Morton was appointed as a Statistical Expert to the PCORI Methodology Committee. More details can be found here . 

'Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012

Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012.  Click here for link to the video of this conference. 

Gates Foundation helps Pitt advance HIV prevention projects

 

BCHS Facebook Page is Now Active

BCHS now has an active facebook page.  Please click on the above icon for the link and feel free to post any news concerning the department or comments you would like to share with fellow students. 

On the Record: A Conversation with Jessica Griffin Burke, a professor and researcher with University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

 

Allegheny County: The State of Our Health

On Dec. 3, medical researchers from across the region gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference entitled "Health Across the Lifespan: Allegheny County 2012." The goal of the conference was to discuss the state of the health of Allegheny County residents.    BCHS Associate Professor Jessica Burke discussed the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the region and her approach to research with City Paper .  

American Foundation for AIDS Research Training Program

Four scholars from Lebanon, Vietnam, South Africa and China will be arriving next month to participate in "A Training Program for Research Among MSM in Developing World Settings" from January to May 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Ron Stall. This grant is funded by the American Foundation for AIDS Research to support an international scholar initiative that will not only conduct ground-breaking work in HIV risk among MSM, but also support... 

Dr. Longest new publications

Management Challenges at the Intersection of Public Policy Environments and Strategic Decision Making in Public Hospitals and The Process of Public Policymaking: A Conceptual Model 

Jesse Walters and Christine Gibert to accept positions.

The Department of Health Policy & Management and the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce that 

Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor in BCHS, has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth's Public Health Systems Research

Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor in BCHS, has been recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth’s Public Health Systems Research  (PHSR) Interest Group (IG). Public Health Systems Research is the emerging discipline that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services and the impact of these activities on population health. PHSR IG is the organization’s larg... 

Study Sheds New Light On Debilitating Virus

 

Dr. Kagan - Named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Four University of Pittsburgh professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for accomplishments in their fields. Honored are Bruce Freeman, Peyman Givi, Valerian Kagan and Allan Sampson. 

Professor Ron Stall to give the Developmental Center for AIDS Research Lecture in Honor of World AIDS day

Professor Ron Stall will give the Developmental Center for AIDS Research lecture in Honor of World AIDS day at the University of Chicago on December 3rd. His talk will address the the responses to AIDS among MSM at the start of the fourth decade of the epidemic. The lecture will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and is open to the general public. 

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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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My gym is reopening. Reed isn't sure it’s safe to work out there. 

My gym is reopening. Reed isn't sure it’s safe to work out there.

NPR - If you want to exercise indoors, it’s safer to do it at home, says IDM’s Doug Reed, an immunologist and aerobiologist. If you do go to the gym and you’re breathing heavily, it would be better to double your regular physical distance to 12 feet, because we don’t know exactly how far virus part... (07/05/2020)