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Richard Garland“If they’re going to raffle off something, raffle off something positive,” Garland said. “Maybe books or a scholarship to a university.”
February 29, 2024

Off target? Mount Washington youth sports group offers AR-15 as raffle prize.

“If they’re going to raffle off something, raffle off something positive,” Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Garland said. “Maybe books or a scholarship to a university.”

Dean Maureen Lichtveld
February 29, 2024

Pitt experts predict the changes that will shape their field before the next leap day

“On a good day in public health nothing happens globally," said Dean Maureen Lichtveld. 

Quasar S. Padiath
February 28, 2024

Quasar Padiath Appointed Human Genetics Chair

Department of Human Genetics Associate Professor Quasar S. Padiath has been appointed to the position of chair of the department, his academic home since 2011.

Padiath has served as interim chair since October 2023 and also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurobiology at Pitt’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Anne Newman
February 28, 2024

15 Pitt faculty members won 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

Congratulations to Professor of Epidemiology Anne Newman on receiving the 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Award!

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February 28, 2024

Florida has a measles outbreak. Here's what that actually means for you.

“What most people forget ― because we haven’t had a lot of measles in the United States for a long time ― is that measles can be a relatively serious disease,” said Professor of Health Policy and Management Mark Roberts.

Caterina Rosano
February 27, 2024

These are the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring winners

Congratulations to Department of Epidemiology Professor Caterina Rosano on receiving the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring!

Vice Dean Jessica Burke and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Sara Baumann
February 27, 2024

2 Pitt Public Health professors led a Collaborative Filmmaking study on grief

Vice Dean Jessica Burke and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Sara Baumann led a study on parent bereavement journeys, which resulted in the film “Visualizing Loss.”

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February 27, 2024

Early birds prepare for avian flu threat

Among those alarmed by a possible future pandemic risk was Simon Barratt-Boyes, professor of infectious diseases and microbiology.

 Anthony Anzell
February 27, 2024

Chasing a rare disease

Postdoc's personal experience drives research.

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February 20, 2024

It's tougher for non-white Americans to get opioid addiction drug

“Access is substantially better in areas that are very white," said Coleman Drake, assistant professor of health policy and management. 

Caterina Rosano
February 19, 2024

Caterina Rosano selected for 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Professor of Epidemiology Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, has been honored with the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. This accolade is a testament to the University's commitment to fostering an environment where mentoring is held in the highest regard, recognizing individuals who exemplify outstanding guidance and support to doctoral students.

Clairton Coke Works
February 16, 2024

Monitors find high levels of toxic benzene near Clairton Coke Works

“Benzene is well known to be able to produce leukemia in people that have been exposed for a long period of time,” said Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health James Fabisiak. 

Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, MS, MSc
February 13, 2024

RAND scholar appointed Chair of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health

Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, MS, MSc, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation in Pittsburgh, has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective April 15.

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February 13, 2024

Brazil has a dengue emergency, portending a health crisis for the Americas

“Right now you have serotypes circulating in Brazil that have not circulated in 20 years,” said Ernesto Marques, associate professor of infectious diseases and microbiology.

Mary Ganguli
February 13, 2024

Mary Ganguli: How does it matter that Biden and Trump are aging? That we are?

"We really must stop conflating age and aging with disease and disability," said Professor of Epidemiology Mary Ganguli.