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Interdisciplinary Latino Research Network (ILRI)

The Center for Health Equity has initiated a mentoring and networking program for faculty and students who are Latino or are interested in working in Latino health.  

Evans Fellowship

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox?  

2014 Legacy Laureate Diane Peterson on “Taking the Lead” (video)

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While visiting Pitt to receive the University's 2014 Legacy Laureate award, Houston-based alumna Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) spoke with biostatistics chair Sally Morton. Her talk, entitled “Taking the Lead,” served as the kickoff event of this year’s Pitt Public Health’s One Book, One Community initiative. The  Legacy Laureate award  honors Pitt alumni who demonstrate the pinnacle of achievement in professional and civic leadership.  

IDM Student Wins Pitt Sigma Xi Poster Award at Science2015

Congratulate Infectious Disease and Microbiology Doctoral Student, Zachary D. Swan, MS for winning a Pitt Sigma Xi Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Poster Award at Science2015. 

Healthy ‘Aging with HIV’ Strategies Focus of Federal Grant to Pitt Public Health

As the U.S. reaches an important milestone this year in the fight against HIV with more than half the people living with the virus older than age 50, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is launching a study to determine ways to promote health among aging gay and bisexual men, who make up about two-thirds of the people aging with HIV. 

Coulter Translational Research Partners II Program

$100,000 in competitive funding for collaborative research teams. Submissions due October 19. www.engineering.pitt.edu/coulter  

CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship

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

Professor Sally C. Morton receives ASA Founders Award

Professor Sally C. Morton receives the prestigious ASA Founders Award 

An Interview with Professor Rod Little

Our faculty member interviews Professor Rod Little in the AmStat News 

Professor Sally C. Morton writes about Influence of Institut

Professor Sally C. Morton writes about Influence of Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews 

Gong Tang presents his research in National Institute of

Gong Tang presents his research in National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) 

The Most Critical Factor in Medicine? Human Bias

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TED.COM - Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases. 

American Statistical Association Presents Prestigious Founders Award To Pitt Public Health Professor

The American Statistical Association  (ASA)  presented the association’s prestigious Founders Award to Sally C. Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Evans Fellowship

Looking to become a leader? Want a deeper focus on social justice, communication, management, community organizing, and grant writing skills to add to your public health toolbox?  

Pitt Public Health Leads International Team in Linking Dengue Epidemics to High Temperatures During Strong El Niño Season

An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon.  

Pitt Awarded Federal Grant to Facilitate Massive Pulmonary Clinical Trials Program

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, five-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders. The effort is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Goldstein Award

For students or postdocs working in public health practice. Apply by November 16 at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/scholarships#goldstein.   

Congratulations Adam Lonigro!

HPM is pleased to announce that Adam Lonigro (April 2017 MHA Candidate) has accepted a position as Director of Operations for UPMC Passavant St. Margaret.  

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.” 

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.  

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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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‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs, but Angus is speeding it up 

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs, but Angus is speeding it up

AP NEWS - HPM’s Derek Angus, UPMC’s critical care chief, is using an innovative study using artificial intelligence to help pick treatments. Forty regional hospitals joined more from the United Kingdom to randomly assign patients to one of dozens of possible treatments, adapting treatments based on... (07/08/2020)