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Year 2


Name Year Dissertation Title Current or Last Known Position
Brian Primack, MD, PhD 2011 Hookah Tobacco Smoking at U.S. Universities: Personal and Environmental Predictors, Associations with Other Risk Behaviors and Policy Assessment Dean and Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair of Pitt’s University Honors College (will commence deanship July 1, 2017)

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Translational Science

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society

Director and founder, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
University of Pittsburgh
Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD 2011 Overcoming Melanoma Immune Tolerance: Non-specific CTLA- 4 Blockade/IFN-α Therapy and Antigen Specific Immunization with TLR-9 Stimulation/local GM-CSF Adjuvants as Components of a Melanoma Immunotherapeutic Strategy and Associate Biomarkers of Therapeutic Benefit Tenured Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD 2011 Epigenetic Modulation of DNA Repair: Phase I/II Study of Decitabine (DAC) combined with Temozolomide (TMZ) in Metastatic Melanoma Associate Professor
Melanoma Medical Oncology

Director, Personalized Cancer Therapy
MD Anderson
Zachary Marcum, PharmD, PhD 2014 Medication Use and Falls in Order Adults: A Pharmacoepidemiologic Approach Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Washington
Alvaro Sanchez-Ortiz, MD, PhD 2015 Mortality and Costs from Acute Care Surgical Emergencies General Surgery Resident
Universidad CES
Medellín, Colombia
Emily Rosenberger, PhD 2015 Psychosocial Factors and Mobile Health Intervention: Impact on Long-Term Outcomes in Lung Transplantation Medical Student (year 4)
University of Pittsburgh
Alexis Chidi, MSPH, PhD 2015 Evaluating Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Halsted General Surgery Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Hayeon Kim, PhD 2016 Cost Effectiveness Analyses of Radiation Therapy Treatments Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Physicist
Radiation Oncology
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Alyce J.M. Anderson, PhD 2017 Using Real-World Healthcare Data To Define and Prevent Complications In Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Student (year 3) University of Pittsburgh