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Pitt Opens Evidence-Based Policy Center; Releases Major Report on Health Needs of Aging America

The University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute today launched the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy and released its first report, “Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America.” 

2015 Academic Medicine Career Development Conferences

CHE with HSHPS announce the 2015 Academic Medicine Career Development Regional Conferences 

Extended Work Hours for EMS Workers Lead to More On-The-Job Injuries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who work 12- to 24-hour shifts may be at significant risk for fatigue that could lead to occupational injury, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Pitt Center Awarded $10.7 Million to Improve the Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS

A center based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is being awarded a four-year, $10.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of HIV/AIDS to continue its award-winning work preventing the spread of HIV and improving care to people infected with the virus. 

CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to announce its Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award. 

Fellow Students and Staff, Please Help with Evaluation Study

Pitt Public Health students, staff, and alumni, Help is needed for an evaluation study. If you have time, please read description, watch a short video, and take the survey below. 

CRAB Student Nomination Form

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) requests department chairs nominate students for consideration of membership on it's Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB).  

Trevor Orchard has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

I am delighted to announce that Trevor Orchard, MD, M.Med.Sci. has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  

TV Viewing Linked to Obesity and Violence, Pitt Public Health Determines in Two Separate Studies

People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Pitt Partnership Named Center of Excellence for Rare Genetic Disorder

A UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences clinical and academic partnership has earned international recognition as a premier center for treatment of and research into hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a rare genetic disorder that can cause sudden, catastrophic internal bleeding and stroke. 

Obesity-related causes of stillbirth detailed in Pitt analysis

A new analysis from EPI's Lisa Bodnar reveals that obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons.  

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey. 

BCHS Faculty Assist with ACHD HATS Study

Drs. Ed Ricci and Todd Bear, faculty in the BCHS Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health, have recently partnered with ACHD and UPMC on an adolescent health survey.  

Pitt Public Health is now a member of HSHPS

The Graduate School pf Public Health is now a member of the Hispanic Serving Professions Schools (HSHPS). http://www.hshps.org/programs/gftp 

Toyota Foundation Grant for Public Health Research on Trialect

Toyota Foundation Grant for Public Health Research on Trialect 

Research on marijuana dispensaries and hospitalization

People who live in areas with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence. 

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Congratulations Natalie Fisher!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Natalie Fisher will be the Manager of Operations at Oneview Healthcare in Cranberry http://www.oneviewhealthcare.com.  

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

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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)