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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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Thomas Gleason, MD discusses Type B Aortic Dissection at the 2017 Society for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting

Thomas Gleason, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, hosted a panel discussion at the 2017 Society for Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Houston, Texas, on the state of Type B Aortic Dissection including indications for intervention, device choices, and techniques from both European and US perspectives. View the […]

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American Thoracic Society 2017 Respiratory Heath Awardees — Steven Shapiro, MD, and Alison Morris, MD

Steven Shapiro, MD and Alison Morris, MD have been named 2017 Respiratory Health Awardees by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The Respiratory Health Awards will be presented at several events during the ATS conference. The 2017 American Thoracic Society Conference (ATS) will be held May 19-24 in Washington, DC. Dr. Shapiro is receiving the Distinguished […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pulmonary Chief Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has elected Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, as its Secretary–Treasurer for the 2017–18 term. Dr. Celedón will then assume the role of ATS President for the 2020 21 term and notably will be the first […]

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