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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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MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Hosts World AIDS Day 2016 Conference

WHAT: To observe the 28th World AIDS Day, The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC), based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will collaborate with UPMC and local HIV/AIDS clinics to host an all-day educational event. The World AIDS Day 2016 conference will bring together experts in the field of […]

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Westminster College and UPMC Schools of Nursing Announce New Partnership with Focus on Rural Health Care

The Westminster College School of Nursing will launch its inaugural program in Fall Semester 2017 in a collaborative agreement with the UPMC’s Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, leading to both a nursing diploma and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in the new four-year program. First-year students will take […]

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Genetic Test Helps Improve Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

A genetic test recently implemented at UPMC Presbyterian can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, according to the results of a large study conducted in part at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. The findings are being presented today at the American Heart […]

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International Team Decodes Cellular Death Signals

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. The study, led in part by the University of Pittsburgh, is reported today in two papers in Nature Chemical Biology. Ferroptosis is a […]

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Heart Failure Care Improving, but Hospitalizations on the Rise

Although hospitalizations have increased in recent years for patients with congestive heart failure, survival rates and length of stay have improved, according to new research from experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute. The results, published in the journal Clinical Cardiology and presented Sunday at the American […]

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