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Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, Named Chair of Pitt’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has chosen one of its own renowned faculty members to be the next chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, who will assume her new role July 1, also holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery […]

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Pre-Surgical Exposure to Blue Light Reduces Organ Damage in Mice

A 24-hour exposure to bright blue light before surgery reduces inflammation and organ damage at the cellular level in a mouse model, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The finding, reported in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests a potential pre-treatment light therapy […]

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Cholesterol Control and other Highlights from ACC 2016

The 2016 American College of Cardiology Conference was recently held in Chicago. One of the topics at this year’s conference was cholesterol control. For many years, high cholesterol has been viewed as a potentially fatal condition. Now it may be slowly becoming a condition that is easier for doctors to manage thanks to new advances […]

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Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The trial […]

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International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Scientific Sessions

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplant Department will be well-represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Wednesday, April 27 Pre-Meeting Symposium 01: Anticoagulation […]

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Pitt Health Sciences Faculty Inducted into Prestigious Physician-Scientist Associations

Three University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences faculty members have been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for the “advancement of scientific and practical medicine,” and three have been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), which was founded in 1908 and is “dedicated to […]

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Four Young Researchers from the Same UPCI Lab Receive AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards

Four young investigators from the same laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter,  have been recognized with American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training awards for AACR’s annual meeting in New Orleans, April 16 to 20. “I am delighted the efforts of my students have been so successful and look […]

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Pitt-led International Panel Reclassifies Thyroid Tumor to Curb Overdiagnosis of Cancer, Unneeded Treatment

Led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, an international panel of pathologists and clinicians has reclassified a type of thyroid cancer to reflect that it is noninvasive and has a low risk of recurrence. The name change, described today in JAMA Oncology, is expected to reduce the psychological and medical consequences […]

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Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in […]

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Pitt Team Redesigns Epilepsy Drug to Increase Potency and Specificity, Reduce Side Effects

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Arts & Sciences have designed a more effective version of an FDA-approved epilepsy drug with the potential for fewer side effects, according to a study published on March 22 in Molecular Pharmacology. The experimental agent also could prove to be a treatment for tinnitus and […]

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