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University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Academic Achievements

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2010 – The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) often is recognized by academic and scientific organizations for the significant achievements and exceptional leadership of its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Among those whose work has been acknowledged recently with awards and accolades are the following:

  • GSPH students Dacia Beard, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Jamie Eastman, Department of Epidemiology, were selected as 2010-11 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF). They will be working on various projects to address the health-related needs of underserved individuals and communities. Another student, Annie Nagy, M.P.H., Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, was selected as one of six 2010 Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows by the ASF, and will be working with a health outreach program in Gabon to provide village-based health care to community residents.
  • Lourdes E. Campos, M.D., M.P.H., one of the first-ever graduates of GSPH, has been honored with the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award. A native of Manila, Dr. Campos was one of 29 students admitted to the M.P.H. program in 1950. After graduation, she returned to Manila, published numerous studies in the field of virology and eventually served as president of the Emilio Aguinaldo College.
  • Bernard Goldstein, M.D., professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the outcome of the Institute of Medicine committee Biowatch and Public Health Surveillance:  Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats. Dr. Goldstein also was invited to serve on the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, which provides a forum for sharing views, information and analyses related to sustainability.
  • Additionally, Dr. Goldstein was appointed chairperson of the United Nations Environmental Programme’s Experts Meeting, and was responsible for choosing emerging scientific issues that will be highlighted in their 2011 Year Book. The meeting is taking place this month at the Paris headquarters of the Scientific Committee of Problems of the Environment.
  • Meryl H. Karol, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, received the 2010 Ambassador of Toxicology Award from the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology for advancing the understanding of the science of toxicology.
  • Drew Michanowicz, M.P.H., staff member, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Vespucci Summer Institute on Geographic Information Science in Florence, Italy, in June.  
  • GSPH student Michele Northup, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, was selected to serve as a summer intern in the Pan American Health Organization’s Washington, D.C., office. Her internship will be sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Global Health.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), founded in 1948 and one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, conducts research on public health and medical care that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. GSPH is a leader in devising new methods to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other important public health issues. For more information about GSPH, visit the school’s Web site at  

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