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Congratulations Vincent Chiu!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Vincent Chiu has accepted a two-year Administrative Fellowship at Seattle Children’s. 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

International Team Reveals Barriers to Public Health Data-Sharing; Proposes Life-Saving Solutions

 Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats, an international team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced today. 

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Tell us what we're doing well and how we can improve. Survey respondents can enter to win a $25 gift card. www.publichealth.pitt.edu/new or www.publichealth.pitt.edu/continuing .  

Child Abuse, Adversity Associated With Poor Health and Employment Outcomes Later in Life

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic groups, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis of Allegheny County residents. 

Pitt Epidemiologist Honored for Innovations in Public Health

Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., former chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, today will receive the prestigious John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Royal Society for Public Health in England. 

Datasets Used by Policymakers, Scientists for Public Health Analyses Inconsistent

Commercially available datasets containing a wealth of information about food and alcohol establishments differ significantly, raising concerns about their reliability as sources of information that could be used to set public policy or conduct scientific research, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation. 

Help us collect for holiday Care Packages for PCMI students!

The Center for Global Health is collecting cards and other small items for current PCMI students. Please deliver items to room 205 before Friday, December 12, 2014. 

BCHS Professor Highlighted in Global Studies Annual Report

Martha Ann Terry, Assistant Professor in BCHS, is highlighted in the Faculty section of the annual report of the University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center.  

Congratulations Kolby Parent!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA Kolby Parent will be commissioned upon graduation as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. 

Congratulations Megan Suter!

Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that MHA student Megan has just accepted a 2 year Administrative Fellowship with OhioHealth in Columbus Ohio. 

Mark Roberts received the Career Achievement Award

Please join us in congratulating Mark Roberts on receiving the Career Achievement Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making earlier this week. It is a tremendous honor. 

NEW Multidisciplinary Group! Pitt Trauma & Emergency League

The Pitt Trauma & Emergency League (PTEL) is a group of public health, nursing, medical, undergraduate emergency medicine and pre-health students. 

Higher Risk of GI, Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Taking Blood Thinner Dabigatran

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Alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM '16) finds that patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at greater risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at PittPublic Health. 

Sally Morton elected member of ISI

Dr. Sally Morton has been elected a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). She joins fellow department members Dr. Jong Jeong and Dr. George Tseng in this honor. 

Dr. Mitch Gail Visits Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Mitch Gail, Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute visited our department on October 23. 

HPM 2134: Introduction to Health Care Compliance

Professor Tina Batra Hershey will be offering a new course regarding corporate compliance for health care organizations through HPM in Spring 2015. 

New Spring Course HPM 2133: Law in Public Health Practice

Professor Elizabeth Bjerke will be offering a new practice based interdisciplinary course being offered in the Department of Health Policy and Management in Spring 2015. 

Pitt Public Health Expert Receives Career Achievement Award from Society for Medical Decision Making

A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health physician and health policy expert who devises mathematical models to assess the impact of medical decisions will receive one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student. 

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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)