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Grant Awarded for National Biorepository for GUDMAP Biobank

Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, and Jacqueline Ho, MD, are co-investigators on a $600,000 per year grant for 5 years from the National Institutes of Health to be the national biorepository for the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP).                 GUDMAP is an international consortium working to generate gene expression […]

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Hospitalized Patients at Risk if Sodium Levels are Low

Michael Moritz, MD, explains how hospitalized patients could be at risk of weak bones, and increased infections if physicians ignore low-sodium in the body, known as hyponatremia. Dr. Moritz is clinical director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of UPMC and as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. […]

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Growing Kidneys in Lymph Nodes

Carl Bates, MD, and Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, in collaboration with Eric Lagasse, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, are developing a novel approach to regenerate kidney tissues. The group has discovered that embryonic kidney fragments and isolated […]

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Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Host 33rd Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference

On November 18, 2016, join Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry for the nation’s longest running scientific meeting devoted to exploring the latest research findings related to schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Held at the Sheraton Station Square, this year’s program features presentations on a wide range […]

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In a First, Pitt-UPMC Team Help Paralyzed Man Feel Again Through a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2016 – Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain. That is what 28-year-old Nathan Copeland experienced after he came out of brain […]

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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 Annual Meeting

The UPMC Department of Ophthalmology will be well-represented at the Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Friday, October 14, 2016 Infectious Keratitis After Laser Vision Correction:  How to Prevent and Treat Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD Time-Kill […]

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Quest to Cure Blindness: Pitt, UPMC Recruit World-Renowned Expert in Research and Therapies for Blindness and Vision Impairment

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2016 – One of the world’s top experts in retinal diseases, who is developing an artificial retina as well as other regenerative therapies to treat blindness and vision impairments, has been named as the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC […]

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UPMC Residency Programs Rank Nationally

Physician network Doximity, along with U.S. News & World Report, announced the first comprehensive national evaluation of residency programs. In these results, 11 UPMC programs ranked in the top 10. To determine the rankings, 3,691 residency training programs were evaluated by combining over 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians. U.S. News & World Report, nationally known […]

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David Perlmutter, MD, Gives Hans Popper State-of-the-Art Lecture

On November 3, David H. Perlmutter, MD, delivered the Hans Popper State-of-the-Art Lecture as part of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) conference in Washington, DC. The Popper lecture is a keynote address at the annual meeting of AASLD and this year’s meeting occurred on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.  […]

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Vinay Badhwar, MD, AATS 2013 Mitral Conclave Thought Leader

As part of a video series produced in partnership with the AATS 2013 Mitral Conclave, Randy Martin, MD, and Vinay Badhwar, MD, discuss future research areas in mitral valve repair, as well as repair rates for different etiologies and populations. The AATS 2013 Mitral Conclave brought together more than 1,000 of the world’s leading figures […]

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