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Pediatric Rehabilitation Chief Asked to Participate in CDC, AAP Activities

PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2015 – Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and a member of the Brain Care Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, recently was invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to participate in its National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities […]

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Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, Named Chair of National Diabetes Education Program

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2015 – Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, associate professor and director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, recently was named the new chair of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 29 million […]

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African-American Women Less Likely To Receive HPV Vaccine than Whites, Even with Access to Health Care, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Aug, 27, 2013 – Even with access to health care, African-American women are less likely to receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which reduces the risk for cervical cancer, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, […]

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Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2013 – Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick […]

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