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September 3, 2021

Study finds K-5th grade school absence numbers can predict influenza case volumes (03 September 2021)

Published 03 September 2021

A recently published study by a team including PHDL staff member David Galloway found that K-5th grade absences in several Allegheny County school districts predicted the volume of influenza cases in Allegheny County.  This offers collecting K-5th grade absence statistics as an additional method of predicting and monitoring influenza cases.

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September 2, 2021

Pitt experts anticipate major flu surge this season, urge flu shots (02 September 2021)

Published 02 September 2021

New studies by Pitt Graduate School of Public Health researchers suggest a sharp rise in influenza cases this with, potentially a half-million more flu hospitalizations that usual.  Last year's flu season was one of the mildest on record leading to waning population-level immunity, as fewer people developed a natural immunity from influenza.

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August 30, 2021

Data fusion peeks beyond the usual range of surveillance (09 June 2021)

Published 09 June 2021

In disease modeling, a key statistical problem is the estimation of tail probabilities of health events from given data sets of small size and limited range.  This particularly affects the surveillance of communicable diseases that have few cases in general but may resurge after a period of time.

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November 11, 2020

Dean Announces First Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (01 Februrary 2021)

Recent events have caused us to focus more intently on how we interact with each other, what we value in our communities, and how we approach the challenges facing us all—particularly those involving inclusion, diversity, and social justice. It is well past the time in our history for us to acknowledge our failures and commit to taking actions to improve our culture and to rectify the social injustices that continue even to this day. As you have seen from my colleagues in our administration, including Dr.

Diagram of the ALCoV computer system architecture
September 1, 2021

AICoV: A New Deep Learning Framework for COVID-19 (24 August 2020)

Published 24 August 2020)

September 1, 2021

COVID-19 model for strategic lockdown policy (08 June 2020)

Published 08 June 2020

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September 1, 2021

Probabilistic Event Detection using Data Fusion (01 June 2020)

Published 01 June 2020