Volunteer Info

What we test and what your results mean

Many of our volunteers undergo numerous and varied tests at their Pitt Men’s Study visit. While not a complete list of the tests each and every volunteer receives, this document lists and explains the core tests that we conduct: click here [PDF].

Papers published using Pitt Men’s Study and MACS Data

The data you provide us with at your Pitt Men’s Study appointment are used by researchers who publish reports in various scientific journals. To see a list of recent publications  from the MACS study (of which the Pitt Men’s Study is a part) with explanations of their conclusions, click here [PDF].  A list of PMS/MACS research milestones from 1982 to 2008 is available here.

Parking and transportation for study volunteers and visitors 

If you’re driving into Oakland for your study appointment, here is a map [PDF] with parking suggestions. PAT has several buses that run from surrounding neighborhoods to The Men’s Study location. Go to their Website for bus schedules to and from Oakland. You can also call PAT’s customer service line at 412 442-2000.

Need a ride to your next doctor’s appointment?

MATP provides Allegheny County residents, who are eligible and receiving Medical Assistance, free, non-emergency medical transportation to and from MA-billable, non-emergency medical services. MA-billable services include both physical health services (doctor and dentist appointments, and trips to and from the pharmacy) and behavioral health services (mental health counseling, and drug and alcohol treatment and counseling).Contact MATP, Monday through Friday, for information, enrollment, and scheduling.

By phone: Call toll-free, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 1-888-547-MATP (6287) In person: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Human Services Building, First Floor, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, 15222

NOTE: MATP offices are closed on County-observed holidays. ACCESS service and direct reimbursements will be provided to MATP clients needing transportation on these dates.

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