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April 13, 1995

Grant to fund graduate program in women's health

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has given Pitt a $100,000 grant to establish a master's and a doctoral level degree program in women's health.

The Epidemiology of Women's Health Training Program will be administered through the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in collaboration with faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital.

According to Roberta Ness, director of the program at GSPH, "The women's health program will offer a unique interdisciplinary, academic curriculum in the biomedical, behavioral and social sciences as they relate to the health care needs of women. The program will provide comprehensive training in health areas unique to women, such as menopause, morbidity during pregnancy, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease in women, obesity and nutrition, mental illness, female cancers, collagen vascular disease, sexually transmitted diseases and the effect of exogenous estrogen on women.

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