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Everyone is sick
December 7, 2022

Everyone Is Sick Right Now

For the past two years, social distancing kept seasonal viruses at bay. Now they’re roaring back.

curative testing
December 6, 2022

Curative COVID-19 testing in Allegheny County to end this year

Allegheny County will close its third party-run COVID-19 testing sites before the end of the year.

alcohol study
December 6, 2022

Very few Americans know drinking alcohol increases cancer risk, study finds

More than 10% of survey respondents said they believe that drinking wine actually reduces cancer risk.

whole grains
December 6, 2022

Americans are eating more whole grains but are still confused by the food labels

An analysis of two decades of data on Americans’ diets revealed that people are increasingly choosing whole grain foods, although we can't always tell which products are healthier.

Luisa Garza Chapa
December 2, 2022

How the pandemic inspired this Pitt student to pursue a career in public health

MPH student, Larisa Garza Chapa, discusses what led her to pursue a degree in public health. 

Victor Dzau, Maureen Lichtveld, Lee Foster
December 1, 2022

Dzau awarded prestigious Porter Prize

2022 Porter Prize bestowed on National Academy of Medicine president Victor Dzau.
Alumni award winners 2022
December 1, 2022

Alumni honored by Pitt Public Health at awards ceremony

The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health recognizes six alumni for their outstanding service to the field of public health.

Drake Coleman HPM
November 30, 2022

Alcohol use rises in states where marijuana is legalized

HPM's Coleman Drake discusses how cannabis use appears to increase the probability that people drink in the years after legalization. 

REACH overview
November 21, 2022

Public Health in Practice

Countywide Project Helps Communities to Flourish

Jean Nachega
November 17, 2022

Disparities in COVID-19 vaccine equity persist, though the situation has improved

Healio -  Jean Nachega explains that these data show that vaccine access inequity is still a reality, especially in low- and middle-income countries, though the situation at least in terms of COVID-19 vaccines has somewhat improved. 
 

 

Taylor Boyer
November 17, 2022

Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth Often Avoid Medical Care After Negative Experience with Health Care Providers

BCHS graduate Taylor Boyer's recent study focuses on transgender and gender diverse youth. 

AP news
November 17, 2022

US overdose deaths may be peaking, but experts are wary

Former Dean, Dr. Donald Burke, was one of the authors of the carfentanil paper

GCP
November 17, 2022

A Half Century-Long Journey

50 years of Pitt’s Genetic Counseling Program…and counting

Dean Maureen Lichtveld
November 16, 2022

Study Yields Insights for Boosting Early Intervention of Climate-Related Health Risks

Dean Maureen Lichtveld shares key climate change and public health interventions in her recent Lancet article
 

Dr. Steven Albert
November 14, 2022

Pitt’s Healthy Home Lab Receives Funding to Make Homes Safer for Older Adults

UPMC-Pitt is one of seven institutions to receive a portion of a $5.7 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.