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

Catch the latest via Pitt Public Health's e-newsletters including

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

'I won't be used as a guinea pig for white people' - Black Pittsburghers think twice about vaccine trials 

'I won't be used as a guinea pig for white people' - Black Pittsburghers think twice about vaccine trials

NEW YORK TIMES - Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Fr. Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince residents fo Pittsburgh's Black neighborhoods to volunteer for trials testing a COVID-19 shot. “The community health deputies have been i... (10/07/2020)

Global Responses to COVID-19 (video) 

Global Responses to COVID-19 (video)

Organized and moderated by Pitt Public Health's Global Health Student Association, a panel of researchers from around the world discusses critical questions around the current pandemic. Panelists in this intriguing discussion include Dr. Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah (Accra, Ghana), Dr. Jean Nachega (EPI... (10/05/2020)

Frailty factor: How well you walk when you’re older may depend on one gene 

Frailty factor: How well you walk when you’re older may depend on one gene

STUDY FINDS  – While many seniors try to keep frailty at bay through diet and exercise, a PItt study finds that who becomes infirm may come down to one gene. “Most people think about dopamine’s role in mobility in the context of Parkinson’s disease, but not in normal aging," says lead author EPI's... (10/12/2020)

CDC awards PERU $3.5 million to establish suicide prevention program to for veterans in northwest Pa. 

CDC awards PERU $3.5 million to establish suicide prevention program to for veterans in northwest Pa.

ERIE NEWS - The CDC will award Pitt's Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) $700,000 in funding annually for the next five years to create the Northwest Pennsylvania Veteran Suicide Prevention Program, a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention, focusing especially on servic... (10/14/2020)

Harm Reduction Approach: Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Harm Reduction Approach: Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic

BCHS's Mary Hawk and Harvard's Julia Marcus introduce the harm reduction approach and describe how the principles can be applied to public health messaging during COVID-19. They discuss how to balance general uncertainty, concerns about what is best for population and personal health, and the tensi... (10/12/2020)

Study shows how HIV and cancer drugs accelerate cellular aging 

Study shows how HIV and cancer drugs accelerate cellular aging

INSIDE LIVE CHANGING MEDICINE - Why do HIV patients tend to show premature signs of aging: cancer, cognitive diseases, osteoporosis? Is the virus itself is causing aging or the drugs being used to treat the virus? In a new study published in Nature Communications , doctoral student Samantha Sanfo... (10/26/2020)

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks  

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS -  Food banks in the U.S. are on course for a preventable collision between record-setting food insecurity and lead-contaminated meat. Though hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to U.S. food banks, a lack of oversight could result in potentially hundreds of thousa... (10/15/2020)

Gellad criticizes how Science gets political as Trump touts experimental coronavirus drugs 

Gellad criticizes how Science gets political as Trump touts experimental coronavirus drugs

AXIOS - "We have an emergency use authorization that I want to get signed immediately," Trump said in a video Thursday. "The problem is every therapy for coronavirus has become politicized—every single therapy, and that's the last thing you want in a pandemic, so this is just next in line," said th... (10/13/2020)

The opioid crisis didn’t disappear amid the pandemic. It still calls for urgent action. 

The opioid crisis didn’t disappear amid the pandemic. It still calls for urgent action.

THE WASHINGTON POST - Despite the predominance of the coronavirus pandemic among national priorities, the paper's editorial board urges the dedication of public health funds and attention to the ongoing opioid crisis, citing data gathered by HPM's Hawre Jalal and EPI's Donald S. Burke which suggest... (10/20/2020)

Staying social can boost healthy ‘gray matter’ in aging brains 

Staying social can boost healthy ‘gray matter’ in aging brains

US NEWS (HealthDay News) — Older adults who get together with friends, volunteer, or go to classes have healthier brains, which could help them ward off dementia, according to a new study led by postdoc Cynthia Fox of EPI. Being socially engaged—even moderately—with at least one relative or friend ... (10/20/2020)
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University Publications

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