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2017 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery — May 12

UPMC Transplant Services, the UPMC Liver Cancer Center, and the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases will host the 2017 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery on Friday, May 12. The conference will be divided into two courses – a liver course and a kidney course and will provide health care professions an overview of […]

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The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions — April 4-8, San Diego

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) 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Ca. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:   Tuesday, April 4 ACAD Core […]

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Magee’s Pregnancy Recovery Center Expands to Aid Expectant Mothers Struggling with Opioid Dependency

In 2014, the Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC) at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC became one of the country’s first programs to provide concurrent treatment for opioid dependency as well as prenatal care and delivery. Through the support of a Centers of Excellence (COE) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PRC has expanded to […]

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McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Faculty Member Publication Named a NIEHS Top Paper of 2016

The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), recently honored its 2016 Papers of the Year—the top 25 of 2700 publications. In that elite group, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical […]

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Women Less Likely to be Academic Grand Rounds Speakers than Men

Women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments. Those findings by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. Despite women comprising 47 percent […]

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Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, ‘Father of Transplantation,’ Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, known as the “father of transplantation” for his role in pioneering and advancing organ transplantation from a risky, rare procedure to an accessible surgery for the neediest patients, died peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home in Pittsburgh. Dr. Starzl is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joy Starzl, […]

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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:   Friday, March 17 Session 1120: Novel Echocardiographic Methods for Assessing Cardiac Function Racial Differences in Left […]

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UPMC Updates in Otolaryngology: A Monthly Webinar Series

    The UPMC Department of Otolaryngology presents a free webinar series — UPMC Updates in Otolaryngology. Upcoming webinars include: September 6, 2016 – 8 p.m.: Update in Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis Presented by:Clark Rosen, MD — Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Moderated by: David Eibling, MD — Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Archived webinar, now available […]

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UPMC Department of Otolaryngology Launches Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program

The UPMC Department of Otolaryngology recognizes that cancer survivorship starts at diagnosis.  The multidisciplinary providers of UPMC’s Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Clinic offer a comprehensive evaluation to patients before the start of their cancer treatment. This evaluation allows us to not only identify underlying issues patients may be experiencing regarding swallowing, dental care, and […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Ranked Highest in the US for Liver Transplant Outcomes

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is ranked highest in the United States for pediatric liver transplant outcomes, according to January data released from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR, which manages and analyzes a wide range of transplant data as a service to the […]

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