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GSPH Associate Dean for Research Co-Principal Investigator in National Study

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Pittsburgh will be leading a national effort to explore the relationship between the bacteria that live in the lungs, gene activation patterns, and disease progression. The project, funded by a three-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, intends to learn more about the causes and progression of two potentially deadly yet under-studied lung diseases, alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT... 

19th Annual National HIV Testing Day

 

June 27th is the 19th Annual National HIV Testing Day

 

George Tseng Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

 

Dr. George Tseng Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

 

Pitt-led study finds more alcohol abuse among bariatric surgery patients

There was a higher prevalence of alcohol use disorders among patients who underwent bariatric surgery in the second year after surgery and specifically after a specific type of gastric bypass compared with the years immediately before and following surgery, according to a study in the June 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Pitt Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders

 

Eva Tansky Blum, Chair of GSPH Board of Visitors, Nominated as Vice Chair of Pitt Board of Trustees

 

Pitt Public Health In The News: Creative Engagement for People with Dementia

 

GSPH Faculty Member Honored with 2012 Robinson Award

 

GSPH Faculty Member Discusses Dietary Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

 

Impact of Essential Fatty Acids on Health Maintenance

Akira Sekikawa, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, was recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette concerning omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, and their effects on brain development and health maintenance. According to Sekikawa, the American Health Association recommends replacing saturated fat with a balance of these poly-unsaturated fats that cannot be efficiently generated in the body, and must come from dietary ... 

Peter Salk, Son of Polio Vaccine Inventor, Speaks at Pitt Public Health Convocation

Pitt Public Health celebrated the bestowing of 195 degrees to this year’s public health graduates with a special 2012 convocation address by Peter L. Salk, MD, president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation,  

Celebration of Student Awards in Academics, Research, and Service

 

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

Four alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s 2012 Alumni Awards ceremony tonight. 

Center for Health Equity Featured on Essential Public Radio

 

Long, PCMI Student, Works to Eradicate Malaria

 

Congratulations to the Dean's Day 2011 Prize Winners

GSPH's Annual Dean's Day student research competition was founded in 1999 by Dean Herbert Rosenkranz as a vehicle for students to share their research and as a GSPH community event to recognize and award their superior research and practice. The 13th annual Dean's Day was held on April 7-8, 2011. Following are the prize-winning presentations for BCHS. 

The 9th Annual C. C. Li Memorial Lecture - “C.C. Li – Human Genetics Visionary History and Personal Perspective”

Angela C. Obringer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Virginia University, School of Medicine 

2012 Dean\'s Day Competition Winners

 

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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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Burke talks about how Pittsburgh’s virus success fizzled in crowded bars, eateries 

Burke talks about how Pittsburgh’s virus success fizzled in crowded bars, eateries

AP – Epidemiologist Donald S. Burke said a preliminary review of mobility data shows the recent spike is consistent with an outbreak fueled by a narrow demographic such as younger people at bars and restaurants. As a second tier of hot-spot cities, Pittsburgh is still fertile ground for the virus. ... (07/25/2020)