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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. 

Take charge of protecting yourself against UV rays

Summer is a time for picnics, ballgames, and outdoor activities. As you step outdoors and welcome the beautiful day, it is essential to remember to protect yourself from weather conditions. 

Center for Healthy Aging Part of Award-Winning Project

 

McKeesport SHIP (State Health Improvement Plan) receives 2008 Pennsylvania Department of Health SHIP Affiliated Partnership Award

 

Helping Rural Communities Prepare for Pandemics

 

GSPH Student Lawson Appointed to APHA Science Board

 

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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)