Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Senior Director
Telephone: 412-586-9777

Want to Make an Appointment or Need Patient Information?

Contact UPMC at
1-800-533-UPMC (8762).

Go to Find a Doctor to search for a UPMC doctor.​

University of Pittsburgh Logo

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist Michael Moss to Keynote Pitt Public Health Event

WHAT: Michael Moss, New York Times reporter and author of “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” will deliver the keynote speech as recipient of the 2014 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Porter Prize. Moss’ bestseller traces the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the obesity epidemic. 
Pitt Public Health awards the Porter Prize in recognition of an individual’s performance in health promotion and disease prevention. A panel discussion, “Healthy Lifestyle Choice: Combating Obesity,” will follow the keynote presentation.
  • Michael Moss, best-selling author and investigative journalist
  • Patricia L. Siger, United Way of Allegheny County, panel moderator
  • Esa Davis, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, Department of Medicine and in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh
  • Tamara Dubowitz, Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation
  • Karen Hacker, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Allegheny County Health Department
WHEN: 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 8
WHERE: William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave., University of Pittsburgh

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |