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Simulation Brings Facts to Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Debate

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2015 – To bring facts and clarity to the public debate about immunization in light of the recent measles outbreak, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health today unveiled a computer simulation that explores the impact of measles outbreaks in cities across the U.S. Users can see how an outbreak […]

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International Team Reveals Barriers to Public Health Data-Sharing; Proposes Life-Saving Solutions

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24, 2014 –Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats, an international team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced today. The analysis, published in the journal BMC Public Health […]

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Pitt Public Health Names First Katherine M. Detre Chair in Population Health Science

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2014 – Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected as the first Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Science at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The purpose of this chair is to recruit clinical specialists who are familiar with the methodology of large scale clinical […]

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Pitt CVR and Sanofi Pasteur Collaborate to Assess the Effectiveness of a Dengue Vaccine

PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2014 – The University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, have entered a scientific collaboration to help assess the effectiveness of a dengue vaccine once introduced for immunization programs. Pitt’s CVR is creating the new test to help assess the effectiveness of Sanofi […]

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Pitt Unlocks Trove of Public Health Data to Help Fight Deadly Contagious Diseases

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 27, 2013 – In an unprecedented windfall for public access to health data, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have collected and digitized all weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the United States going back more than 125 years. The easily searchable database, described in the Nov. 28 issue […]

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Genomics Innovator Dietrich Stephan Named Chair of Pitt Public Health Department of Human Genetics

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2013 – Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Stephan also will serve as the associate director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the […]

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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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