Pittsburgh Poison Center
The fellowship and fellows are intricately involved with the Pittsburgh Poison Center (PPC). The PPC provides service to 44 counties in Western Pennsylvania with over 100,000 calls per year. Fellows field calls, are involved in QI projects, provide educational lectures, and help develop meaningful treatment guidelines for the PPC. This experience allows fellows to graduate with extensive knowledge in the operation and management of Poison Control Centers and local health departments.
In 1971, Mr. Yuk™ was created by the Pittsburgh Poison Center. Still today, Mr. Yuk continues to educate children and adults about poison prevention and to promote poison center awareness. Last year alone, the PPC distributed several million Mr. Yuk stickers across the globe. We are very proud of our Mr. Yuk heritage here in Pittsburgh.