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Pitt, UPMC Announce $200 Million Immunotherapy Investment, Creation of Innovation Facility

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are once again partnering to advance the pace of life-changing innovation in the region and beyond. Pitt and UPMC leaders today announced plans to establish the new UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center (ITTC), with much of its activity planned within an eight-story innovation hub—all part of a concerted effort to harness the power of […]

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Induced Labor After 39 Weeks in Healthy Women May Reduce Need for C Section

Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to have a cesarean delivery, compared to a similar group who were not electively induced at 39 weeks, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Women in the induced group were also less likely to […]

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Pitt-Led Study Finds Higher Rates of Early Substance Use Among Children with ADHD

A new study published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) engaged in substance use at a younger age than those without ADHD and had a significantly higher prevalence of regular marijuana and cigarette use into adulthood. Led by researchers from the University of […]

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Liver Disease Expert to Lead Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Andrew Feranchak, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in liver disease, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Feranchak’s research interests include the mechanisms of bile formation, biliary secretion and liver cell volume regulation. His research uses innovative models and techniques to understand […]

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Experts Present at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute was well-represented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 15. Faculty research was presented in both oral and abstract presentations including: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Session RESS.CVS.02 – Main Event: Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest Survivors With ICDs Rehabilitation for Cardiac Arrest […]

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Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels – known as thrombectomy – may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they come in to the emergency room beyond the 6-hour treatment window that current guidelines endorse, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by an international team of physicians and researchers led by […]

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Volker Musahl, MD, named Division Chief of Sports Medicine

 Volker Musahl, MD has been appointed Division Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Musahl is currently Medical Director of UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and also serves as Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He also serves as Co-Head Team Physician […]

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Florida Hospital for Children Partners with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to Develop Pediatric Liver Transplant Program in Florida

In order to make lifesaving liver transplants available throughout central and north Florida, Florida Hospital for Children is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program. This will be the first program of its kind in Orlando, the second in Florida, and is expected to start accepting […]

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UPMC Announces $2B Investment to Build 3 Digitally Based Specialty Hospitals Backed by World-Leading Innovative, Translational Science

New patient-focused cancer, heart and transplant, vision and rehabilitation hospitals augment mental health, pediatric and women’s specialty care UPMC today announced a bold plan to transform patient care with three leading-edge, new specialty hospitals that will offer next-generation treatments in patient-focused, technology-enhanced settings unique to health care. Backed by a $2 billion investment from UPMC, […]

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UPMC Acknowledged as ‘Top Performer’ in HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase […]

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