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Cornelio awarded Dissertation Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality 

Cornelio awarded Dissertation Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Noelle Cornelio (HPM '22) was awarded a Health Services Research Dissertation R36 grant from AHRQ to support her dissertation project, "Impact of Medicaid Policies on Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Evidence from State Reforms." Approximately 12 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries are dual... (09/20/2021)

Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform 

Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform

NEJM - HPM's Eric Roberts and a colleague present this Policy makers are beginning to test new payment models that establish budgets for rural health care providers. By implementing a fixed payment or setting a spending benchmark for health care organizations, budgets are intended to promote effici... (09/14/2021)

Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals  

Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals

UPMC - Mark Sevco (HPM '91) will assume the role of president, UPMC Hospitals, comprised of 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals and co-lead the Health Services Division. Sevco currently is president, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, which is nationally ranked as a top-ten pediatri... (09/21/2021)

Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads 

Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads

NPR - When laws changed around advertising prescription drugs to consumers in 1997, HPM Chair Julie Donohue was among those interested in studying the effects. “I was just fascinated by the rise of this new kind of promotion and the debate that ensued about whether or not it was appropriate. I thin... (09/14/2021)

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine 

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine

GEN - Leslie Lyons (HUGEN ‘91, '87), professor of comparative medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, emphasizes the importance of using the right model for studying a disease. When one thinks of the most popular and useful animal models in biomedical research, one t... (09/14/2021)

Hoffman says look to influencers to fight vaccine misinformation 

Hoffman says look to influencers to fight vaccine misinformation

CODA - Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19, ‘22) said public health institutions should be thinking more about how to harness local influencers. She pointed to a June 2021 study by researchers with the Public Good Projects, a U.S.-based public health nonprofit, analyzing the success of a micro-influencer campai... (09/20/2021)

Chu and Hershey - Collaborative Public Health Strategies to Combat e-Cigarette Regulation Loopholes 

Chu and Hershey - Collaborative Public Health Strategies to Combat e-Cigarette Regulation Loopholes

JAMA NETWORK - While the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey reported a decline in youth e-cigarette use, the use of disposable e-cigarettes has increased for children. This Viewpoint summarizes recent efforts by the FDA and state lawmakers to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic and offers a fram... (09/14/2021)

A conversation with BCHS PhD student Yuae Park 

A conversation with BCHS PhD student Yuae Park

(09/17/2021)

Donohue looks to improve access to quality care for opioid addiction 

Donohue looks to improve access to quality care for opioid addiction

KDKA RADIO - "Health systems are making a more concerted effort to connect people to treatment," said HPM Chair Julie Donohue. "If someone goes to the emergency department and is treated for an overdose, hospitals are getting better and connecting individual's with treatment before they leave the h... (09/13/2021)

A conversation with Jamie Sidani 

A conversation with Jamie Sidani

(09/17/2021)
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