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Pitt Study Examines Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has launched a multi-year study to help identify environmental and other factors that may put children at risk for developing conditions within the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism is being conducted throughout southwestern Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. 

Assistant Professor Shawn Brown Awarded 2011 PHASYS Pilot Grant

 

BCHS Doctoral Student Receives Award

Tina Bhargava, a BCHS doctoral student  was recently awarded the Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award for 2011 from the Magee-Womens Research Institute . Tina will use the $5,000 award to support her dissertation research, titled: “ The Effects of Cognitive Interference on Engagement in and Success with a Weight Loss Program”. 

Duran receives Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award

The Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to announce that it has awarded Luis Duran, MPH, MPIA, and a doctor of public health student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, the 2011 Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award in Environmental Health Disparities and in Public Health Practice for his work with the Public Health Systems Indicators Project of the Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies . Using the dataset of... 

Dr. Chongyi Wei To Receive the New Investigator's Scholarship Award

Dr. Chongyi Wei has received the New Investigator's Scholarship Award to present his abstract entitled "Reasons for Unprotected Sex among Mem Who Have Sex with Men: An Event-Level Analysis"  at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference. 

Nobel Laureate Receives Porter Prize from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, May 20 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D ., a virologist who accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine for research that led to the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is the 2011 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s (GSPH) Porter Prize in recognition of her outstanding achievements promoting health and preventing disease through her many contributions to HIV/AIDS research. 

In Memoriam: Joseph Schwerha

 

Former Dean Bernard Goldstein to Head Center for Healthy Environments and Communities

 

Martha Ann Terry Receives the 2011 Craig Award for Excellence in Teaching

Martha Ann Terry, Ma, PhD, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences and director of the GSPH Master of Public Health Program, has been awarded the 2011 James L. Craig Award for Teaching Excellence for her exceptional service in mentoring GSPH students. Established by GSPH alumnus James L. Craig, MD, MPH ’63, this award recognizes GSPH faculty who have excelled in the teaching and mentoring of students. Craig awardees are no... 

GSPH Genetic Counseling Program Granted Full ABGC Reaccreditation

 

El Khoudary Receives AHA Research Award

 

Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, received the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health. The award is given by the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention to recognize the top three abstracts related to cardiovascular research in women’s health accepted to their annual conference. 

Cauley Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

 

GSPH Alumnus Wen-Ta Chiu is Named Taiwan's Health Minister

 

Cauley Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Jane Cauley, DrPH and faculty member within the GSPH Department of Epidemiology, is being recognized for her commitment to mentoring and her successes in working with doctoral students. 

National Children’s Study Begins Recruiting in Westmoreland County

Media event discussing the National Children’s Study , the largest long-term examination of children’s health ever conducted in the United States. This study, currently being conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has begun recruiting participants in Westmoreland County and 149 other counties nationwide. 

Academic-Community Partnership to Address Maternal and Child Health in Allegheny County

 

BCHS doctoral student receives Silverman Scholarship

Doctoral student Thistle Elias (BCHS '12) has received the Silverman Scholarship for 2011.  This scholarship was established to support a doctoral student with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in their degree studies.  Her hope is that this work will not only contribute to the broader field of public health but also assist local and other organizations in their advocacy and intervention efforts on behalf of children, ... 

Craig Award Nominations Open

 

In Memoriam: Karen S. Peterson

 

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Cen named to Pitt's Board of Trustees 

Cen named to Pitt's Board of Trustees

PITTWIRE - Among the latest to be added to Pitt's Board of Trustees is alumna Hui (Debra) Cen (IDM '91). Cen is a biologist, biotech entrepreneur, Rotarian and social entrepreneur who did biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, the University of California, San Francisco and Chiro... (07/12/2021)
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BIG STAKES, BIG STATS: Making sense of COVID-19 trials 

BIG STAKES, BIG STATS: Making sense of COVID-19 trials

PITTWIRE — When we hear about clinical trials, we might picture doctors and patients partnering to test new therapies. What we might not think about are the many others who make those studies happen. Take Maria Mori Brooks, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, who makes sense of the numbers... (02/24/2021)
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Covid vaccine misinformation target of Pitt study 

Covid vaccine misinformation target of Pitt study

KDKA CBS NEWS — Fueled by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pitt researchers are studying and combating false online information about vaccines. “Vaccines are often the victim of their own success,” said BCHS doctoral student Beth Hoffman, a research assistant at the Center for Resea... (02/01/2021)