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Cooking for 1 or 2 can be simple and healthy

 

Dean Burke Appointed to Board of Health

 

GSPH and GSPIA Deans at Middle East Institute Launch

 

3 GSPH Faculty Named National Associates of National Academies

 

Substance Abuse Study Funded by NIDA

 

IDM Professor Receives Gates Foundation Grant

 

Heinz Endowments Fund Center for Healthy Environments and Communities

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To expand environmental public health efforts at the GSPH, the Heinz Endowments has awarded $200,000 to the school’s Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC). The grant will help support the Allegheny River Stewardship Project¯a community-based environmental health project exploring water contamination in the Allegheny River, and one of CHEC’s flagship programs.  

Vaccines can lead to a ‘Healthier Tomorrow’

 

More Than a Haircut: Health Care Providers To Give Screenings at Local Barbershops and Beauty Salons

 

Foster Lecture in Alzheimer's Scheduled for October 7

 

Your neighbor could be a hero or heroine

 

GSPH Receives $10 Million from Gates Foundation to Help Stop Global Spread of Infectious Diseases

 

Pitt receives $10 million from Gates Foundation

Vaccine Modeling Initiative will use computer models to determine most successful vaccine technologies to quickly control epidemics. 

Department of Epidemiology to host "The Tipping Point" in Fall 2008

 

Many with diabetes don't know they have the disease

Aunt Joan has been complaining about how tired she was.  She is 60 years old and has been very active her whole life.  

Donald (D.A.) Henderson to Deliver 2008 Cutler Lecture

 

Fishy diet may protect against clogged arteries

Mexico City, July 28 (Reuters) - A diet rich in oily fish, which contains omega 3 fatty acids, may be why middle-aged men in Japan have fewer problems with clogged arteries than white men and men of Japanese descent in the United States, a study has found. 

Caution on cell phone use

Group sees possible link to brain cancer. An international group of 23 prominent doctors and public health researchers and officials is warning that cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer. 

Epidemiology Redesignated as WHO Collaborating Center

 

The “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging in Butler

The Center for Healthy Aging recently began a collaboration with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) and Concordia Home Health to train their staffs in the“10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging. 

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Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal 

Taylor baked his way to first place and a book deal

PITT WIRE -  Chris Taylor (SHRS ’04, EPI ’10) originally started baking as a way to relax while studying at Pitt Public Health. After entering, and winning, their first competition on a whim, Taylor and husband Paul Arguin, who are both epidemiologists at the CDC, continued baking and competing as ... (09/11/2019)
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Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award 

Gellad receives PECASE Presidential Award

Congratulations to HPM's Walid Gellad, who was recently named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exc... (08/12/2019)
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EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe. 

EOH alumna Lauren Chubb is looking beyond what the eye can see to keep miners safe.

PITT MAGAZINE - Lauren Chubb, DrPH, MPH (EOH ’16, ’13) occasionally dons a hard hat to see the results of her work in the lab. Her team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Mining Program has developed software to analyze respirable dust samples in just a few minutes, rath... (08/05/2019)


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Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth 

Coulter Research Review Finds Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health conditions and violence victimization in sexual and gender minority youth, according to a research review led by BCHS's Robert Coulter (BCHS '17) published in... (08/25/2019)
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El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries 

El Khoudary finds hormone therapy linked to heart fat, hard arteries

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from EPI's Samar El Khoudary reinforces the importance of tailoring hormone therapy to each patient, based on her individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In a study p... (08/25/2019)

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders 

Pitt Public Health finds weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to research led by EPI's Wendy King. The study also found that fewer than half of those who died had triggered a sa... (06/27/2019)