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Congratulations Karalyn Smith!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that Karalyn Smith (MHA anticipated April 2014) has accepted an offer to be a Strategy and Operations Consultant in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice of Deloitte Consulting, LLC.  

National Institute of Statistical Sciences Presents Sally Morton with The Distinguished Service Award

The NISS Distinguished Service Awards were established by the Board of Trustees in 2005 to recognize individuals who have given extraordinary service that significantly advances NISS and its mission. 

Researchers Ask Pittsburgh's International Community for Help on Dengue Vaccine

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are expanding their efforts to develop a vaccine for a deadly tropical virus by looking in their own backyard. 

Congratulations Nick Malenka!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MHA graduate Nick Malenka will be a Project Consultant for the Revenue Cycle Team at The Advisory Board Company. 

Norman F. Mitry appointed HPM Executive-In-Residence

Norm Mitry brings 35+ years of experience to Heritage Valley Health System with a unique blend of responsibilities in healthcare, industry and private business. 

Dr. Lewis Kuller Receives 2013 American Heart Association Population Prize

Dr. Lewis Kuller, professor emeritus and distinguished university professor of public health, has been selected to receive the 2013 Population Prize by the American Heart Association. 

We are Launching a New Website!

The site will have the same URL as the current site, publichealth.pitt.edu, but be easier to navigate, have an updated look, and boasts several new features: 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC & Pitt Public Health Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a $16.5 million international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 

Congratulations Dovile Usaite!

The Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MHA graduate Dovile Usaite is now the Manager of New Market Development for Gateway Health Plan. 

Congratulations Kathleen Slavish!

Department of Health Policy & Management is pleased to announce that recent MPH graduate Kathleen Slavish has started the position of Project Coordinator, Sr. in the Chief Medical and Scientific Office at UPMC. 

EOH in the News: WPXI Channel 11 News report - Pitt Public Health to monitor downtown pollution levels

Dr. Jane Clougherty's Lab was featured in the following WPXI Channel 11 news report: Click here for the article and associated video  

Pitt Public Health Deploys Air Pollution Monitors

A successful method for characterizing complex air pollution patterns that rewrote laws in New York City is being used to collect data in Pittsburgh this summer. 

Dr. Ron Stall Interviewed on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5 FM) regarding the latest research in LGBTQ Health Issues.

An interview with our very own Ron Stall, PhD will be aired on Essential Pittsburgh Radio (WESA 90.5) at 12pm and 8pm today. The topic is LGBT Health, benefits for same sex couples, and the latest research being done to understand LGBTQ health issues. 

The City Paper features the University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health

The University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health has been featured in the July 10, 2013 issue of Pittsburgh City Paper.  

First Malaysian to be granted prestigious fellowship!

Dr. Howie (Sin How) Lim, (PhD in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh), has become the first Malaysian to be granted the prestigious IAS-NIDA fellowship for his research on linking substance abuse and sexual risk-taking in MSM via innovative technologies.  

PCOR, CER, and CBPR: Alphabet Soup or Complementary Fields of Health Research

To read the entire article click on the following link 

Academic Resources on Latinos in Western Pennsylvania

The Center for Health Equity, located in the Graduate School of Public Health, has created a new research database on Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania . 

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Redmond, who was elected a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials.

For more on this story, click here . 

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. 

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Katz School of Business Deans Honor Distinguished Alumni in Thailand

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, M.D., presented the 225th Anniversary Medallion for distinguished service in their respective careers to Pitt alumni Vichit Yamboonruang, Ph.D., and Margaret McMillion, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. 

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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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Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities 

Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has been named one of the world’s smartest cities, as part of Newsweek’s 2019 Momentum Awards. Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic environmental and technological transformation over recent years, earning its reputation as one of America's "most livable" cities, ranks among th... (01/08/2020)


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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)