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David Whitcomb Honored as Outstanding Mentor

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, received the 2016 Pancreatic Disorders Section Research Mentor Award at the Digestive Disease Week conference. This award has been presented since 2010 to outstanding mentors in specific areas of gastroenterology research. Dr. Whitcomb has been leading pancreatic disorder research at Pitt […]

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Sally Wenzel Honored with Award from American Thoracic Society

Sally Wenzel, MD, professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Pitt School of Medicine, and director of the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was recently honored with the Breathing for Life Award at the annual American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation Research Program Benefit. The […]

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Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium

Nephrotic Syndrome: Clinical Challenges and Evidence-based Management May 12, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 4401 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Please join us for this one day event will engage glomerular kidney disease researchers, clinicians, other healthcare professionals and patient families. This event promises to foster new collaborations, close the gaps […]

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Association of Academic Physiatrists Honors Pitt/UPMC Physician

Michael Boninger, M.D., director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, received the 2016 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Distinguished Academician Award at the association’s annual meeting Friday in Sacramento, Calif. Each year, the AAP honors one academic physiatrist who […]

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Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Selected for Pediatric Cancer MoonShot Consortium

Linda McAllister-Lucas, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has been selected as a member of the prestigious Pediatric Cancer MoonShot Consortium. The announcement was made at the Cancer MoonShot 2020 press conference held this week in Phoenix. Dr. McAllister-Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in […]

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Lantern raises $17M to provide accessible online mental health wellness services; partners with healthcare leader UPMC

Lantern, the leader in evidence-based online mental health wellness services, today announced the close of a $17 million investment led by Pittsburgh-based healthcare giant UPMC. The investment reflects a commitment from Lantern and UPMC to transform the way emotional wellbeing services are delivered and accessed in the U.S. UPMC was joined by all previous Lantern […]

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Some Chronic Viral Infections Could Contribute to Cognitive Decline with Aging

Certain chronic viral infections could contribute to subtle cognitive deterioration in apparently healthy older adults, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University that was recently published in the journal Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders. Many cross-sectional studies, which capture information from a single […]

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Structure of Brain Plaques in Huntington’s Disease Described by Pitt Team

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have shown that the core of the protein clumps found in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease have a distinctive structure, a finding that could shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings were published this week in the Proceedings of […]

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Sedentary Behavior Linked to Poor Health in Adults with Severe Obesity, Independent of Exercise

Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. The finding, published online and scheduled for the March issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, could be used […]

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One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Single Cigarette

As cigarette smoking rates fall, more people are smoking tobacco from hookahs—communal pipes that enable users to draw tobacco smoke through water. A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that hookah smokers are inhaling a large load of toxicants. The findings, published online and scheduled for the January/February print […]

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