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Diane Peterson: 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare

HPM Alumni, Diane Peterson was named one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine. 

Pitt Public Health Partners with the State to Increase Physical Activity in Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase physical activity in Pennsylvania. 

Biostatistics Department Ranked in Top 15 Nationwide

US News and World Report has ranked the Department of Biostatistics 13th in the country within other Biostatistics departments. 

Practicum Opportunity

Center for Health Equity partnering with the Allegheny County Health Department is offering a practicum opportunity! 

Russell Rule Rycheck Award for a Promising MPH Student

For MPH students to develop skills to add to their "professional bag." Pick up an application in 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. December 4 deadline! 

Join an SGA Committee

Seeking students for a service committee, an event planning committee, and a public relations committee. E-mail pph.sga@gmail.com and tell us why you're interested in joining.  

Donation Drive: Celebrate International Day of Non-Violence

DSO will be collecting new items for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to support their mission of ending intimate partner violence in women and their children until October 23. Urgent need items : twin-fitted sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes, diapers, baby bibs, baby wipes, as well as underwear, sleepwear, slippers, socks and bathrobes for moms, girls, and boys. Please contact DSO at dsopph@pitt.edu or find us on... 

Goldstein Award

For students or postdocs working in environmental health disparities. Pick up an application outside of 114 Parran or in the Weekly Update. November 15 deadline!  

Pitt Public Health Epidemiologists Walk to Cure Diabetes

Dr. Nancy Glynn will lead a team from Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes 

Pitt Public Health Biostatistics Expert Appointed to National Organization Formed to Provide Better Health Care Information

Sally C. Morton, Ph.D., chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  

Pitt Shares in $17 Million Federal Grant to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trials

University of Pittsburgh researchers are key players in a national “dream team” that seeks to identify the best biological and imaging markers of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve the ability of clinical trials to find effective treatments for the condition, which annually affects 2.5 million people in the U.S., including athletes and soldiers. 

Pitt Public Health to Strengthen Public Health Workforce with $3.4 Million Training Center

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system.  

Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Ray Grady, MHA, FACHE will be the MHA Executive-In-Residence (EIR) for AY 2014-2015. 

New Pitt Center to Advance Research on Technology, Media and Health

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH.) 

Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) is pleased to offer two scholarship awards: one for a Master's Student and one for a Doctoral Student working in health equity. 

Model to Improve Diabetes Management Well-Received by Primary Care Physicians

Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association. 

Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Everette James Named to Pitt’s M. Allen Pond Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management

University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health.  

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. Publication

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., and Kurt Darr. have a new publication: Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6th edition. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2014. 

Call for Officers - Minority Student Organization

The MSO is recruiting new and continuing students to their 2014-2015 executive board. There are a variety of exciting positions available and any level of experience is welcomed. If you are interested in becoming a board member or have any questions, contact President Lauren Musgrove or the faculty advisor, Patricia Documet. You can also contact MSO via e-mail, or connect with us on Facebook! 

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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)