HPM is pleased to announce that May 2016 MHA graduate Radhika Parekh has accepted a Consultant position with McKinnis Consulting Services, part of Navigant Consulting in Chicago.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - … Doctors often face a difficult choice after a patient who is taking the drugs bleeds: Should the patient resume taking the drugs and risk more bleeding or stop taking them and face a higher risk of stroke, said Dr. Samir Saba, a co-author of the study and associate chief of cardiology at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute. ...
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug, University of Pittsburgh researchers lead by Pitt Public Health alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16)aim to provide much-needed guidance to clinicians trying to balance the risks of stroke versus bleeding when determining the best ...
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - … Donald Burke, dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, was involved in AIDs surveillance in the early years of that epidemic. Today, the infectious disease specialist worries about the impact of the opioid epidemic
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - … AIDS Free Pittsburgh is managed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and financial supported by the Allegheny Singer Research Institute and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.
PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE profiles Pitt Public Health alumna Kate Fletcher (HSA ‘80) as part of the #ItsGoodToGive series. After serving as a nun, primary school teacher, nursing home manager, and then adjunct professor, Fletcher decided at age 64 to follow destiny’s call to Kenya. In response to the plight of millions of orphans in sub-Sahara Africa, she has dedicated the last 14 years to establishing Hekima Place, a children’s home in Kenya f...
Check out the opportunities for spring term practica and internships with the Allegheny County Health Department. Apply at pittbridges.pitt.edu by December 4.
NEW YORK TIMES - Dr. Ernesto T. A. Marques Jr., an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Recife, who was not involved in either study, said it could be that because of the initial fetal brain damage, “the necessary pathways and hormones that organize growth of the neonatal brain are not there anymore and the brain doesn’t grow.”
PUBLICSOURCE via NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER - … A recent study by ANTHONY FABIO, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, found that nearly 80 percent of guns obtained by Pittsburgh police in 2008 were not held by their original owner.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW - Patricia Opresko , associate professor of environmental and occupational health at Pitt Public Health, studies stopping telomere growth by bombarding parts of cells with free radicals, the harmful atoms that can be generated from smoking, stress and other environmental factors. The results of her work--published this month in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology-- suggest that oxidative stress, if d...
MD Magazine - The study was conducted by researchers from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (PA), the University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR), and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH '00) was recently awarded the 2016 FUERZA Award by Cafe Con Leche for his work with Salud Para Niños and service to Pittsburgh's Latino community. “The FUERZA Awards celebrate local Latinx talent and the contributions they have made to the Pittsburgh region,” said founder, Tara Sherry-Torres.
GENETIC ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY NEWS - … Dr. Boyette co-founded Curable in 2014 with younger brother Jon, who has PSC, and Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and former executive director of the Gene Partnership at Children’s Hospital Boston–Harvard Medical School.
What does it mean to be Latino in Pittsburgh? Through the OjO Latino project, twelve Latino community members will explore answers through photography and collective discussion highlighting the daily struggles, fears, and desires of immigrants in Pittsburgh.
PUBLIC SOURCE profiles how Pitt Public Health alumnus AARON ARNOLD (BCHS '12) is working to limit overdose deaths from fentanyl-laced opioids as executive director of PREVENTION POINT PITTSBURGH . Read the full story.
Congratulations to Jesabel I. Rivera-Guerra (IDM ‘13) on winning the 2016 Racial Justice Award for Community Engagement by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
A native of Puerto Rico, Rivera-Guerra volunteers as president of the Pittsburgh Latin American Cultural Union, the oldest Latino organization in our area. Says Patricia Documet, associate professor and scientific director of the Center for Health Equity, “Jesabel is passionate about worki...
PHYS.ORG - A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. The study, led in part by the University of Pittsburgh, is reported today in two papers in Nature Chemical Biology.. . “Our team successfully decoded the signaling language that cells use to trigger ferroptosis,” ...
CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE - “The prospect for a broad measure at the federal level for doing something about pricing is probably zero,” said Dr. Walid Gellad associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. .
YAHOO NEWS - The researchers found that people tended to stop dietary monitoring after about four months, and that this was followed by regaining weight, said Qianheng Ma, a public health researcher at the University of Pittsburgh and the lead author of the study.
MISSOULIAN - It wasn’t until the early 1970s when the city of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and others, embarked on an ambitious 20-year plan to clean the air and water.