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2017 AAP Annual Meeting — Feb. 7-11, Las Vegas, NV

The UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be well represented at the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting in Las Vegas Feb. 7-11.  Several experts from the department will lead discussions and present posters during this five day conference, including a seminar by Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and […]

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Announcing Our New Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center — Sandra Kim, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Sandra Kim, MD, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel disease, is the co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, a part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus featuring Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD — Jan. 10, 2017

Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. ET Registration is required. Dial-In Information Phone: 844-216-1726 Conference ID: 18985179 Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/viw68r9pls12&eom Description Over the past year, congenital Zika virus syndrome has captured the attention of the world because of the devastating effects it can have on infants’ development. […]

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Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

In a landmark trial conducted at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, researchers have demonstrated that when treating children between 6 and 23 months of age with antibiotics for ear infections, a shortened course has worse clinical outcomes without reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance or adverse […]

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Children’s, Pitt Researchers Explain Cancer Gene Role in Growth of Pediatric Liver Tumors

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have uncovered how a key cancer gene works to accelerate cell growth in a mouse model of pediatric liver tumors. The results provide a better understanding of how inhibition of this gene can be used to combat the disease, […]

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2017 Society of Robotic Surgery Meeting

Call for abstracts and registration are Now Open for the 2017 Society of Robotic Surgery Meeting. This year’s meeting is being held at The Hilton Miami Downtown from February 24-26, 2017. The SRS 2017 Annual Meeting will be a comprehensive robotic symposium featuring internationally-renowned faculty who are dedicated experts in their fields of study. The […]

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Dr. Charles Reynolds wins 2016 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Heath

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation recently announced Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD, as one of the winners of the 2016 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health. Dr. Reynolds was recognized for pioneering work in geriatric psychiatry and treatment of late-life depression. Dr. Reynolds’ fellow 2016 Parades winners included Vikram Patel, PhD, F Med Sci, […]

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Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference 2016

The 2016 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference (AIBD) is being held December 8-10, 2016 in Orlando. This event will showcase emerging treatment options including therapies and surgical management as well as advancements in quality of care in the field of IBD, and presentations and keynote speeches from experts who are leaders in their field. […]

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Center for Advanced Robotics Training Thoracic Surgery Course — December 9-10, 2016

December 9-10, 2016 Overview: The Center for Advanced Robotics Training (CART) program in thoracic surgery offers an in-depth introduction to advanced pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal procedures, including lobectomy, thymectomy, and esophagectomy. Instructed by leaders in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery, the program features individualized didactic and hands-on experience, including overview of the operating […]

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Center for Advanced Robotics Training Complex Pancreatic Resections Course — December 15-16, 2016

December 15-16, 2016 Overview: This course will serve as an introduction to the advanced robotic curriculum, and will also expose participants to the skill sets necessary to safely perform advanced robotic pancreatic resections. The UPMC Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (HPB) program under the direction of Dr. David Bartlett and Dr. Herbert Zeh is a […]

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