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Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Roaming Photo-Story Exhibit Brings ‘Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh’ to Campus

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A free exhibit called “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh” will be popping up throughout the University of Pittsburgh campus over the next several weeks, spreading a message of love and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.Conducted by the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, the exhibit is a part of Pitt’s “Year of the Humanities” and addresses LGBT stigma through s... 

Dr. Husan Guclu's paper has just been accepted by Plos One

Dr. Hasan Guclu's paper, "Social contact networks and mixing among students in K-12 schools in Pittsburgh, PA." to appear soon in PLoS ONE 

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Current Limited Submission Opportunities 

Biostat student receives award for paper at ENAR meeting

Biostats doctoral student Chien-Wei (Maskaki) Lin receives student paper award at International ENAR Spring Meeting. 

Biostat MS student is Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recipient

Biostatistics MS student, Peng Liu, is 2016 Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recipient.  

Biostat PhD student receives honorable mention at JSM

Biostatistics PhD student, Geoffrey Johnson, Honorable Mention winner in the JSM 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Paper Award Competition. 

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Funding opportunity from Pivot 

State Laws Boost Flu Vaccination Rates in Health Care Workers

State laws mandating influenza immunization for people who work in health care increase their vaccination rates, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Lewis Kuller: To Reduce Risk of Dementia, Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Vascular diseases after age 80 is associated with a greater risk of dementia, as is simply living longer, according to new research out of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In a small group of participants, the researchers found an association between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead t... 

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Limited Submission Opportunity: NIH – NIGMS PAR-16-103: (IRACDA) (K12) Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award Program 

Biostats professor Jong-Hyeon Jeong Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal of Lifetime Data Analysis , which is the only journal specialized in and dedicated to analysis of time-to-event data. 

Students Binge Drink Less in Locales with More Affirmative LGBTQ School Climates

Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Rust Belt Romance: How the Ace Hotel Fell Hard for Pittsburgh

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VOGUE -  In fact, Pittsburgh is not just a happening place to visit—increasingly, people, especially New Yorkers, are toying with the idea of moving here.  

Funding opportunities

Recent funding opportunities with a Global Health focus   

What can I do with my new ORCID iD?

Publishers are now starting to require an ORCID iD. Funders may not be far behind, and there are other reasons to sign up for an use your ORCID iD. 

Skills and Competencies for Public Health (Global Health with Greg Martin | VIDEO)

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YOUTUBE  - Learn about four competency areas needed to be effective in public health and global health--including the particular importance of management, leadership, and governance. If you're considering a career in public health and want to know a little more about what a job in public health might look like, take a look.  You can find related videos on the Global Health with Greg Martin YouTube channel. 

Training: Evidence based info for developing countries

HINARI Train the Trainer Workshop at Tulane University: Help developing-country partners gain access to and produce evidence-based information!  

Call for Pitt Public Health SGA Officers

SGA is looking for new officers to take over all positions (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer). If interested, please email SGA (pph.sga@gmail.com). 

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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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Rappocciolo responds to possibility that cholesterol could be the culprit in COVID-19 deaths 

Rappocciolo responds to possibility that cholesterol could be the culprit in COVID-19 deaths

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE – The study is plausible, says IDM’s Giovanna Rappocciolo, but “rough around the edges”— a situation that could be remedied through the peer-review process. "If the research is verified, then COVID-19 potentially could be treated by manipulating cholesterol levels, with d... (06/07/2020)