Emilie Transue is a 5th year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, planning to compete a dual medical and public health degree by June 2019.Emilie is also pursuing a certificate in Health Systems Leadership and Management. Clinically, Emilie is interested in providing culturally-informed psychiatric care and is a National Health Service Corps Scholar.
MARIA ABUNTO, MD, MPH (MMPH '16) recently assumed a new position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland after completing her studies at Pitt Public Health. A medical doctor with years of experience in basic science and clinical research, Abunto pursued the MMPH and global health programs to augment clinical training and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to serve in a public health leadership position.
I am a second year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and I hope to combine my engineering knowledge in helping underserved populations. I am also interested in working with refugee and immigrant populations, particularly understanding the mental stressors that they have gone through on their journey from their respective home countries.
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Associate Professor Linda Frank takes thoughtful look at responses to opioid epidemic. From our department and Pitt Public Health there can be many actions that can be taken.
INSIDE LIFE CHANGING MEDICINE - Pitt Public Health Dean DONALD S. BURKE discusses what he believes were the most important news developments in his field in 2016.
My positive experience at Pitt Public Health has had a lifelong impact on me as a public health professional. It’s given me the self-confidence to contribute to improvements in population health and health equity.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Teenage girls in Pittsburgh are falling more than a step behind -– they’re falling a few thousand steps behind in the area of physical activity, according to a study released today by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.
“Sadly, we found that only about 5 percent of the hundreds of girls who participated in our study met the minimum daily activity level rec...
HUFFINGTON POST - “These data suggest that Trump voters were expressing dissatisfaction with real problems that included shorter lives and less healthy living conditions,” said DONALD S. BURKE, dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health.
MEDICAL XPRESS - "Sadly, we found that only about 5 percent of the hundreds of girls who participated in our study met the minimum daily activity level recommended by national and international health agencies," said lead author BONNY ROCKETTE-WAGNER (EPI), director of physical activity assessment at Pitt Public Health. "Girls who were obese or had given birth in the last year were even less likely to achieve adequate levels of physical activity....
WESA 90.5 FM - The Department of Health Policy and Management's Public Health Leader in Residence, LAUREN HUGHES, weighs in on Pennsylvania’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. She serves as deputy secretary for health innovation at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
NATURE - In its " Nature' s 10" list of ten scientists who mattered this year, the international weekly journal of science recognized Cura Zika advisor, CELINA MARTELLI TURCHI for her work as the 'Zika detective' who raced to make sense of a medical mystery in northeast Brazil.
Compared with the total time spent on social media, use of multiple platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety among young adults, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health found in a national survey.
REGULATORY AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS SOCIETY - … Walid Gellad, co-director of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, told Focus: "If doctors had been adamantly supporting this pilot, I think it could have materialized despite pharma opposition. But organized medicine (the AMA, every specialty society impacted by reduced revenue) was opposed, and I think that is an important part of this story. We also just ran o...
HPM is pleased to announce that Dec 2016 MPH Candidate, Yara Elbeshbishi, will be a Project Analyst in the Marketplace Operations Department at the UPMC Health Plan.
THE NEW YORK TIMES - … Dr. Ernesto T. A. Marques Jr., an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, said that study was consistent with what he had seen in Recife, Brazil. …
STAT NEWS -- There’s no shortage of explanations for Donald Trump’s victory, but one possibility is that Trump voters viewed the election as a life-or-death matter. Using data from Pitt Public Health’s Mortality and Population Data System (MOIRA), researchers found that Trump swept the 16 states with the highest mortality rates, while people in 15 of the 18 states with lowest mortality voted for Clinton...
THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - Last weekend's frightening and widely reported string of overdoses in Philadelphia — nine deaths in 36 hours , according to police — was just part of what officials suspect was a devastating five days that left 35 people dead. It started Dec. 1, when 12 people died between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. [Pitt Public Health's Jeanine Buchanich responds to Philadelphia's disturbing spike in overdose deaths.]
WESA - The Allegheny County Health Department enlisted the help of a University of Pittsburgh professor to study the concentrations of diesel pollution Downtown.
PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - The University of Pittsburgh is again among the nation's top 25 higher education institutions in terms of total research and development expenditures, coming in at No. 18 in 2015, according to the National Science Foundation . Pitt reported $866.6 million in total R&D expenditures in 2015, up from the $856.8 million in 2014.
Pitt receives the majority of its research funding from the federal government. In fact, ...