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Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Adaobi Nwoka is a recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

BCHS Faculty Published in the Journal BMC Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and colleagues published the first systematic review and meta-analysis in the Journal BMC Cancer. 

Pittsburgh: The Comeback - (video)

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TIME MAGAZINE -  This beautiful short video shows how Pittsburgh weathered the rocky transition from an economy built on manufacturing to one driven by cutting edge research. This is the story of its rebirth.  Innovators and luminaries quoted include Pitt's Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, Arthur Levine, MD who remarks, "This is a city that captures the sophistication of the East Coast, and retains the civility of the Midwest."... 

Congratulations Olivia Cupelli!

2015 MHA Alumna Olivia Cupelli will be an Associate Business Analyst in Project Management at Allegheny Health Network. 

A Rare Achievement: Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Named Fellow of Top Statistical Organization

Abdus Wahed, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). 

New Executive-in-Residence, Mark Sevco!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Mark Sevco, President of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport (bio attached) will be the Executive-In-Residence  

Funding Opportunity

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health 

Kavanaugh Honored with Early Career Excellence Award

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Megan Kavanaugh (BCHS '05, '08) was recognized with the Early Career Excellence Award on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. 

Glynn Receives Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

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Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards  dinner. 

Conley Recognized with Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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Yvette Conley (HUGEN '93, '99) was recognized on May 29, 2015, with the Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination at the Pitt Public Health annual Alumni Awards dinner.  

Obuchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

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Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.  

Maryland Receives Alumni Award for Practice

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Patricia Maryland (HPM '82) was given the Award for Practice on May 29, 2015, at the annual Pitt Public Health  Alumni Awards dinner. 

Delta Omega Honor Society welcomes two new members in 2015

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On May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner, two alumni were inducted into the Omicron chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, which recognizes merit and encourages further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work: Marisabel Sanchez (MPH '93) and Tushar Singh (EPI '14).  

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Funding Opportunities

RFP from the Children’s Prize  

Congratulations Kush Banerjee!

HPM is pleased to announce: Kush Banerjee (April 2015 MHA) has accepted a position as Marketing and New Business Development Coordinator at The Leapfrog Group 

Check out our 2015 Spring Newsletter!

Check out our annual newsletter discussing exciting happenings within the Department.  

New process for NIH Modular Budget Submissions

The Office of Research continues to address efficiency on the Grants Management Team. Effective immediately, the following process has been streamlined.  

LGBT GMT Initiative Blog

Grassroots: LGBT Center's GMT Initiative Blog  

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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)