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Faculty Scholars Program

The Howards Hughes Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation have partnered to establish the Faculty Scholars Program.  

Successful Housing Program Selects Second Replication Site

Prevention Point Philadelphia will replicate a housing first, harm reduction model of care that was created by The Open Door, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that has shown that its services improve adherence to HIV treatment through the provision of stable housing. With funding support from AIDS United and the MAC AIDS Fund, The Open Door will provide a sub-grant and technical assistance to Prevention Point Philadelphia to initiate its own ho... 

RAMP to K Program

The ICRE’s RAMP to K program http://www.icre.pitt.edu/ramp/index.html assists trainees in writing a competitive K award, and is geared towards fellows/very early faculty who might be planning to write a K award in the coming year.  

Updates on Public Access to Federally Funded Research

There has been a flurry of activity as federal agencies have been completing their plans for public access to federally funded research. HSLS will help you keep up on it. 

Siddhartha Mukherjee Wants People To Think Different About Cancer. Here’s How.

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FAST COMPANY - Cancer is a difficult topic, but Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies, was such a compelling look at the history and future of the disease that it turned into a critical hit and unexpected best seller (as well as the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction). Now Maladies is being turned into a three-part, six-hour documentary that will air on PBS starting March 30.  

NIH Guide to Peer Review

Insider' Guide to Peer Review fpr Applicants 

Dollars and Sense: The Value of Asking for What You Want

Thinking of negotiating salary? Learn what you're worth in the current job market on April 7 at 6:30, 2017 Cathedral. Register at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/negotiationregistration. 

Biostatistics Student Wins National Award

Xiaotian (Steven) Gao, a Masters student in the Department of Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health is the 2015 and inaugural winner of the Lingzi Liu memorial award.   

Notice of Upcoming Accreditation

The Graduate School of Public Health is accredited by the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH). The preliminary self-study for our 2015 re-accreditation was submitted to CEPH on December 18th, 2014. Our accreditation site visit is scheduled for May 18-20.  

Congratulations Michael Aaronson!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Michael Aaronson (2015 MHA Candidate) MLA47@pitt.edu has accepted a one-year Graduate Health Administration Training Program Fellowship at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. 

Congratulations 2015 UAB Case Competition team

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that the Pitt team of Second Year MHAs Marques Moore, Preston Allred and Brian Washburn (& First Year MHA observer Bill Buetler) was one of six finalists in the UAB Case Competition. Congratulations to them and their faculty advisor Anna Voelker. 

Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Program Improves Health, Reduces Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks

A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 

Pervasive chemical potentially alters levels of pregnancy hormone influencing sex development

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UPMC / YouTube - Research by Pitt Public Health epidemiology researcher JENNIFER ADIBI reveals that exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates—which are found in many plastics, foods, and personal care products—early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential pregnancy hormone and adversely affects the masculinization of male genitals in the baby.  

AWPH Executive Board Membership Nomination Deadline

The Association of Women in Public Health is looking for new members for their executive board! Be sure to email AWPH@PITT.EDU by March 6th to make board nominations!  

Robert Henkel (HPM '82)

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Alumnus Robert Henkel leads the largest nonprofit health care system in the country. Ascension Health is the health care delivery arm of Ascension, an enterprise comprising 131 hospitals in 23 states and the District of Columbia that bases its reputation for innovation on a spiritual mission to serve all, especially the poor and vulnerable. 

Medicare and Patients with Schizophrenia Could Save $150 Million on Part D Plans

Using an “intelligent,” rather than random, method for assigning people with schizophrenia to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans could save Medicare and patients a combined $150 million annually, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Graduate Student Assistant Opportunity in Student Health

The Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of several alcohol and other drug educational programs for Pitt students. 

Training Opportunity for Junior Faculty

Magee-Womens Research Institute is the coordinating site for the University of Pittsburgh's NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Program (K12) training grant.  

CRAB Welcomes Researchers

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) hosts a monthly Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) meeting to offer guidance to researchers and students on their research projects. 

Mock Interview Sessions

Schedule one with Joan Anson on April 15 from 2-5 p.m. or April 17 from 9 a.m.-noon. You must sign up in advance by e-mailing anson@pitt.edu and requesting a half-hour time slot. 

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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)