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7th Annual Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Symposium Thursday, October 19, 2017

The 7th Annual AKI Symposium will be held Thursday, October 19 at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower Conference Room S120. UPMC experts across several divisions and departments will come together to discuss the latest in acute kidney injury research, further collaboration, patient advocacy, and education. The symposium will include scientific presentations and posters from UPMC faculty […]

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2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting — live surgical presentation on Tuesday, October 10

For those attending the 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, be sure to visit the Demonstration Theater for a live surgical presentation on Tuesday, October 10, 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Endoscopic and Endoscopic Assisted Skull Base Surgery Operating Surgeon: Paul Gardner, MD, UPMC Moderator: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD This live surgical presentation is available to 2017 CNS […]

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UPMC-Developed Genetic Test Successfully Detects Some Asymptomatic Pancreatic Cancers

A genetic test developed at UPMC proved highly sensitive at determining which pancreatic cysts are most likely to be associated with one of the most aggressive types of pancreatic cancer, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists reported in Gut, the journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology. The successful results are a […]

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The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly 2017 — Oct. 12-15, Denver

The UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation will be well-represented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly 2017 in Denver, Co. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Michael Munin, MD (Preconference Course) Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Spasticity: Improving Assessment […]

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2017 UPMC Lung Transplant Conference — Oct. 4-6

The UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure) and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, along with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, are hosting the 2nd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium from Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Friday, Oct. 6. The conference will include a mini ECMO simulation lab, […]

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Partnership for Public Service Honors VA Pittsburgh/Pitt Researcher with ‘Oscar’ of Government Service 2017 Service to America Medal honors Dr. Rory Cooper as “America’s best in government”

The Partnership for Public Service will honor Rory Cooper, PhD, research scientist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) on Sept. 27 for his work as director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratory (HERL). Cooper will receive the Sammie in […]

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The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Announces Leadership Changes

 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has announced new leadership appointments in its Heart Institute and Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is now appointed as chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. An internationally recognized leader in interventional cardiology, Kreutzer currently is […]

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Distinguished Researcher Named Director of Aging Institute and Beckwith Professor of Translational Medicine at UPMC and Pitt

UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh today announced the appointment of Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, a world-renowned aging researcher, as director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and Pitt and the inaugural holder of the G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Chair in Translational Medicine. The endowed chair, made possible through a $2.5 […]

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Neuro-Oncology Researcher at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Receives Grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Gary Kohanbash, PhD, a neuro-oncology researcher at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has been awarded a scholar grant of $298,000 from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. These grants provide resources to institutions to conduct more research and enroll more children in ongoing clinical trials. […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Ranked Among Top Pediatric Hospitals in the United States

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has once again been recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning a spot on this year’s U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. It is the 8th consecutive year Children’s Hospital has appeared on the Best Children’s Hospitals list, […]

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