Dr. Balasubramani has been to the International society for Influenza and other Respiratory Diseases (ISIRV) for a three-year period.
Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reinforces the importance of tailoring hormone therapy to each patient, based on her individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
The clinical trial will assess two treatment strategies for adults with sickle cell disease. In particular, the trial will assess the effectiveness of adding red blood cell exchange transfusion (or erythrocytapheresis) to standard of care medical therapy as compared with the standard of care.
“Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity. It results in sustained weight reduction and remission of diabetes and other health problems in the majority of patients,” said lead author Wendy King, Ph.D., associate professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.
Dr. King, along with senior author EDC Co-Director Steven Belle, found that measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient’s risk of several serious health problems.
Dr. Gretchen White, along with EDC faculty member Dr. Wendy King, found that people who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a common type of bariatric surgery, are at increased risk for alcohol-related problems.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion developed a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (“DICP” or the “Program”) for all University employees.
Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol’ – according to a study led by Samar R. El Khoudary.