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Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. 

Want to take FREE Yoga classes this summer?!

The Stress Free Zone is a great resource on campus. They offer tons of FREE programming such as Yoga & meditation classes, a massage chair, and more! Interested? Take this survey! 

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, wins ASA poster award

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting 

Veronica Sansing-Foster (EPI '08, '10)

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Expectations were always high for Veronica Sansing-Foster, but her ascent to administrator and researcher at the Food and Drug Administration wasn't the result of a calculated career path. Reflecting on the road that took her from the South Side of Chicago to the key post, she cites her own ability and hard work, her ties to generous mentors at Pitt Public Health, and a measure of serendipity.  

Congratulations Caitlin Colkitt

HPM is pleased to announce that May 2016 MHA candidate Caitlin Colkitt has accepted a position as Sr. Practice Manager of Tri-State Neurosurgical Associates- UPMC.  

Stress Free Zone Survey

Please fill out a 4-question survey to help the Stress Free Zone plan their summer hours! 

Pittsburgh’s Youth-Driven Food Boom

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  NEW YORK TIMES -  In December, Zagat named Pittsburgh the No. 1 food city in America. It hits you as soon as you get to town. There’s the purple-haired free spirit at the   Ace Hotel   who gives you the lowdown on outlaw poetry gatherings and killer pizza. There are the art kids offering tips at   the Andy Warhol Museum,   and the tyro entrepreneurs strategizing over cocktails at the   Tender Bar & Kitchen   in Lawrenceville, the neigh... 

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Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGL&C): Track 2 - Call for Grant Applications (CGA) Knowledge Gaps in Post-Operative Pain 

Post Graduation Experiences of Pitt Doctoral Alumni Panel

Join DSO for a Grand Rounds approved panel of Pitt Public Health doctoral alumni to discuss their experiences and opportunities after graduate school. Refreshments will be served. 

Whole Health Conference - Biking, Walking and Good Nutrition

Are you ready for some Whole Health - the synergy of physical activity and good nutrition? Join us in Indiana, Pennsylvania to hear experts address moving toward a healthier lifestyle through active transportation and the benefits that walking has on memory, to learn from community-based organizations how they have developed walking routes and corresponding social support interventions within their communities, and to get unique perspectives on h... 

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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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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Mendez receives national recognition for maternal and child health research 

Mendez receives national recognition for maternal and child health research

PITTWIRE - The Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and 15 national health organizations selected EPI's Dara Mendez as the recipient of the 2020 Award for Effective Practice at the Community Level. Mendez specializes in understanding and addressing racial and socioecon... (09/07/2020)
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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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Hershey on how courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on  

Hershey on how courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on

WASHINGTON POST – HPM's Tina Batra Hershey agrees that there's a need for executive administrations to “provide clear and transparent communications about what they’re doing, to ensure that there is a tailored response.” That might mean articulating what steps will be taken to measure whether restr... (09/16/2020)