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Hayran to serve in Ethics Committee of WHO-IARC 

Hayran to serve in Ethics Committee of WHO-IARC

Mutlu Hayran (EPI ') is now a member of the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer Ethics Committee following his completion of a term on the scientific committee of the same agency. The IARC is the specialized cancer agency of WHO with an objective to promote interna... (05/04/2021)

Feingold selected for American Council on Education Fellowship 

Feingold selected for American Council on Education Fellowship

PITT WIRE - Congratulations to HUGEN and BIOST's Eleanor Feingold, recently promoted to vice dean, who was named to the 2021-22 class of the longest-running, cohort-based higher education leadership development progam in the U.S. Many of its alumni are now university presidents and provosts and acc... (05/09/2021)

Special Report: Dementia wards in PA were ravaged during the pandemic. Nace explains. 

Special Report: Dementia wards in PA were ravaged during the pandemic. Nace explains.

US NEWS/POST-GAZETTE - Sixy-seven percent of big outbreaks were in personal care and assisted living homes with dementia units. Just keeping infections from dementia wards has been daunting, said David Nace (EPI '95), chief medical officer for UPMC Senior Communities and co-lead of the state's regi... (05/06/2021)

Leadership transitions 

Leadership transitions

Dean Lichtveld announced upcoming leadership changes: Steve Albert to step down as BCHS chair with Velpandi Ayyavoo to serve as interim chair; Eleanor Feingold to become vice dean, Jessie Burke to interim as Feingold receives American Council on Education Fellowship. Dan Weeks will be interim chair... (05/09/2021)

Althouse: Why Number Needed to Treat Can be Misleading for Vaccines 

Althouse: Why Number Needed to Treat Can be Misleading for Vaccines

MEDSCAPE - Andrew Althouse (EPI '13) authored a piece discussing how the "number needed to treat" (NNT) concept is misleading when applied blindly to vaccine trials for COVID-19.  (05/06/2021)

King discusses vaccine hesitancy paper and looking at hesitance by occupation 

King discusses vaccine hesitancy paper and looking at hesitance by occupation

KDKA AM - "Our hope as public health professionals is that overtime, people that are vaccine hesitant now will be willing to take the vaccine [in the future]," said EPI's Wendy King, lead author on a recent paper looking at vaccine hesitancy by occupation.  (05/06/2021)

Newman: Remote Research and Clinical Trial Integrity During and After the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Newman: Remote Research and Clinical Trial Integrity During and After the Coronavirus Pandemic

JAMA NETWORK - EPI Chair Anne Newman is co-author on a recent publication evaluating the affect of remote research needs through coronavirus mitigation efforts on clinical trials, finding that reducing unnecessary participant travel may be beneficial but that other factors can compromise the validi... (05/06/2021)

Gary-Webb on vaccine inequity between Black and White Allegheny County residents 

Gary-Webb on vaccine inequity between Black and White Allegheny County residents

WESA - Gary-Webb agrees that the mass vaccination sites were an important and effective way to quickly inoculate a large number of people. But now that nearly half of Allegheny County’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, she said it is time to shift efforts to clinics that ta... (05/04/2021)

Roberts on COVID-19 rates falling short in parts of MN 

Roberts on COVID-19 rates falling short in parts of MN

STAR-TRIBUNE - COVID-19 vaccination rates are lagging in parts of Minnesota as the pace of new shots slows throughout the state, an early warning sign that achieving herd immunity could take longer in some places. "In rural areas, the fact is you are still moving around, you are still coming into c... (05/04/2021)

Mendez talks Black Maternal Health in Adagio Health's Better Health Outcomes Speakers Series 

Mendez talks Black Maternal Health in Adagio Health's Better Health Outcomes Speakers Series

In observance of Black Maternal Health week, EPI's Dara Mendez presented Black Maternal Health in Pennsylvania and the U.S., presenting data, discussing the implcations of racism and next steps. Open for the full recording.  (05/06/2021)
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