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Birmingham Free Clinic Community Health Fellowship

BHL is seeking spring Health Fellows. As a Fellow, you will provide social service resources to individuals, with an integrated focus on continuity, prevention and education.  

Congratulations Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke!

In March, 2014 Elizabeth Bjerke was named as one of 10 Faculty Fellows through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's The Future of Public Health Law. 

Youngstown Ministry to Replicate Successful HIV/AIDS Housing Program

The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, in Youngstown, Ohio, will replicate a successful program developed in Pittsburgh that improves adherence to HIV treatment by providing stable housing. 

Toys for Tots with SGA

Donate a new, unwrapped toy to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays. Accepted through finals week. Donation bin located in the Office of Student Affairs. 

Program Improves Diabetes Control in World’s Poorest Children, Pitt Public Health Finds

A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world’s poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. It is the first scientific evidence to show that improvement in long-term blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes is possible in sub-Saharan African yout... 

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. 

Give Us Your Feedback - Win a Gift Card

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. 

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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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Miljkovic on the obesity puzzle: Why the disease defies efforts to control it 

Miljkovic on the obesity puzzle: Why the disease defies efforts to control it

PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY - “It’s a disease with many risk factors that not many people know about. It’s not just about a person not exercising,” said EPI's Iva Miljkovic. “People can have a normal BMI, but they have a lot of fat where it’s not supposed to be and we don’t do anything about it in clinica... (05/06/2020)