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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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Team from UPMC’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism win $25,000 Pitt Innovation Challenge Award

Teams competed for funding during the fifth iteration of the Pitt Innovation Challenge Award (PInCh). Projects were awarded a total of $565,000 in funding a the PInCh final event on October 25, 2017. Seven teams competed in a poster session in which event attendees voted for the projects. Six teams then pitched their projects to […]

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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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