School Publications

The major sources vehicles for news about the school today are our Web site’s news section and online calendar, our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our Flickr and Instagram accounts, our YouTube account, and our Alumni Update e-newsletter (contact PHalum@pitt.edu for details).

In addition approximately once per year, the school prints Pitt Public Health magazine, a publication for alumni and friends.

Winter 2018 Magazine Winter 2018

Fall 2016 Magazine Fall 2016

Spring 2016 Magazine Spring 2016

Fall 2014, Winter 2015 Magazine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Spring and Summer 2014 Magazine Spring/Summer 2014

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 Magazine Fall 2013/Winter 2014

Spring and Summer 2013 Spring/Summer 2013

Fall 2012, Winter 2013 Magazine Fall 2012/Winter 2013

Spring and Summer 2012 Magazine Spring/Summer 2012

Prior to 2012 the school's alumni magazine was known as Public Health Quarterly:

E-Newsletters

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Areas of Excellence brochure

Get an overview of how Pitt Public Health is creating a healthier world through cross-disciplinary research in eight of our areas of excellence.

News

How to Get Your Homebound Parent a COVID-19 Vaccine 

How to Get Your Homebound Parent a COVID-19 Vaccine

NEXT AVENUE - About 1.9 million adults over 65 are mostly homebound and another 5.3 million have health conditions that make leaving home difficult. BSCH's Steven Albert warns it's likely that family or other caregivers will need to arrange for transport to vaccine centers. "For every one person in... (01/15/2021)

Amanpour & Salk: Vaccine lessons from history (video) 

Amanpour & Salk: Vaccine lessons from history (video)

CNN — Christiane Amanpour discusses with IDM's Peter Salk the 97% drop in polio prevalence within a few years of initial vaccine adoption. In 1953, Dr. Peter Salk was one of the first to receive a polio vaccine—from none other than his father, Jonas Salk. They go on to discuss herd immunity and vac... (01/13/2021)

If I obtained the vaccine, do I need to quarantine away from my 70-year-old husband? 

If I obtained the vaccine, do I need to quarantine away from my 70-year-old husband?

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT - Pitt Public Health alumna Jill D. Henning (IDM ’08), associate professor of biology at Pitt Johnstown, and fellow experts answer the public's questions about COVID-19.  For starters: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 contain mRNA and not any virus, which means that you... (01/04/2021)

How Democratic wins in Georgia affect the odds on 3 health care policy proposals. 

How Democratic wins in Georgia affect the odds on 3 health care policy proposals.

VOX  - Asked to prognosticate on the likelihood that Democrats will approve Mediate negotiations for prescription drugs, HPM's Walid Gellad puts the odds at 50/50. “I think now you don’t have all those stories about insulin and EpiPen, plus you have positive stories about vaccines and other drugs,"... (01/07/2021)

UK approves anti-inflammatory drugs to treat sickest Covid-19 patients after strong results in clinical trial 

UK approves anti-inflammatory drugs to treat sickest Covid-19 patients after strong results in clinical trial

WASHINGTON POST - Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs that suppress the immune system may help critically ill patients survive Covid-19, providing a benefit even on top of steroids. The results had an unusual path into the public domain—via Twitter—after DSMB monitoring found that the drugs were so effe... (01/12/2021)

Estradiol may influence association between HDL cholesterol, aortic calcification 

Estradiol may influence association between HDL cholesterol, aortic calcification

HEALIO - High HDL cholesterol levels alone may not be cardioprotective for midlife women; estradiol may influence the risk for cardiovascular disease, according to data from the SWAN Heart study. “Levels of endogenous estradiol may play an important role in cardioprotective associations of HDL chol... (01/12/2021)

Head of Allegheny County board of health says highly contagious U.K. variant is likely already in western Pa. 

Head of Allegheny County board of health says highly contagious U.K. variant is likely already in western Pa.

WESA / WITF — It is likely the new strain of the coronavirus that was first identified in the U.K. is already circulating in Allegheny County, according to the chair of the county’s board of health. “The public health messages don’t change [because of the new strain] … We need to continue to hunker... (01/07/2021)

Editorial | Ramp up vaccinations to protect individuals, community  

Editorial | Ramp up vaccinations to protect individuals, community

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT - As we did in wearing masks and taking other precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, we should focus together on getting inoculated to move toward what scientists and doctors call “herd immunity” – a collective level of protection that blocks the spread of the virus. Herd immu... (01/12/2021)

FDA resists pressure to tweak vaccine dosages to stretch supply 

FDA resists pressure to tweak vaccine dosages to stretch supply

CENTRE DAILY TIMES—The top U.S. drug regulator is resisting calls to tinker with how COVID-19 vaccines are administered. HPM's Walid Gellad,  who supports stretching out the time between shots, anticipates states ramping up over the next week or two to reach people beyond front-line health care wor... (01/06/2021)

From polio to the COVID vaccine, IDM's Peter Salk sees great progress 

From polio to the COVID vaccine, IDM's Peter Salk sees great progress

NPR - IDM's Peter Salk was just 9 when he got one of the first polio vaccine shots in 1953 at the family home outside Pittsburgh. Today, he has been hugely impressed by the development of a vaccine in less than a year. Dr. Salk is a bit concerned about the number of people who are reluctant, or out... (12/30/2020)
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