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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. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to the preliminary findings of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Congratulations Phylicia McCalla

HPM is pleased to announce that HPM Student Phylicia McCalla has just accepted a 2015-2016 Administration Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Congratulations Kola Omotade

HPM is pleased to announce that MHA student Kola Omotade has just accepted an 18 month Global Administrative Fellowship at Houston Methodist. 

Longest has Book Published

Longest book is publiched: Health Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015. 

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).  

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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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Jalal study finds birth year helps predict drug overdose risk 

Jalal study finds birth year helps predict drug overdose risk

90.5 WESA - “If you are born after 1945, then your risk of overdose death increases exponentially from one birth year to the next,” said lead author, PHDL's Hawre Jalal. “Those patterns are too regular to be random. There’s some reason why drug overdoses are transmitting from one birth year to the ... (05/11/2020)