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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Experts At the 30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

The 30th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference was held October 27-29 in Orlando. The event brought scientists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals from around the world to share the latest ideas and advances in cystic fibrosis research, drug development, and patient care, and included posters and presentations from field-leading experts. Several Children’s Hospital of […]

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Experts to Present at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 12 – Wednesday, Nov. 16. Faculty research will be presented in both oral and abstract presentations. November 13, 2016 511 – The Role Of Exposure To Environmental Pollutants In Racial Disparity In Cardiovascular […]

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Topical Therapy for Radiation-Induced Skin Damage Shows Promising Results

A team of University of Pittsburgh researchers has demonstrated that a newly developed topical therapy applied before or after radiation exposure prevents skin damage in both animal and human models. The results, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, are expected to accelerate efforts that will lead to clinical studies and licensing of the […]

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UPMC Partners with Bon Secours to Open Advanced Radiation Treatment Center in Ireland

UPMC and Bon Secours Health System Ltd. today announced that they have formed a joint venture in Cork, Ireland, to own and operate one of the nation’s most advanced radiation therapy centers for the treatment of cancer patients. The new center will combine the expertise of Ireland’s largest independent health care provider with UPMC’s world-renowned […]

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UPMC Senior Services Honors Resnick as 2016 Grand Champion

UPMC Senior Services will honor Neil Resnick, MD, Thomas Detre Professor and chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology as its 2016 Grand Champion for demonstrating exceptional leadership in improving the lives of seniors in western Pennsylvania and nationally. It is the highest honor awarded by UPMC Senior Services. “Dr. Resnick’s research has […]

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World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 2016

The 5th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) was held October 5-8, 2016 in Montreal. This event showcased state of the art science and technology in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, as well as presentations and keynote speeches from experts who are leaders in their field. The conference encompassed […]

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Concussions are Treatable, More Research Needed, say Leading U.S. Experts in Published Paper

Concussions, often viewed by the public as dire and perplexing, can be effectively treated despite their complexity, according to experts from around the US in a Statement of Agreement available online and published in the December issue of the journal Neurosurgery. In October, 2015, leading concussion clinicians and researchers gathered at UPMC in Pittsburgh for […]

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In a First, Pitt-UPMC Team Help Paralyzed Man Feel Again Through a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain. That is what 28-year-old Nathan Copeland experienced after he came out of brain surgery and was connected […]

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Pitt Cancer Researcher Takes Helm of Renamed Institute for Precision Medicine

Renowned breast cancer researcher Adrian Lee, PhD, has been named director of the Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM), a joint effort by UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh to move biomedical research into personalized well-being and clinical care. Dr. Lee, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Pitt, and director of […]

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UPCI-Tested Immunotherapy Prolongs Life, Reduces Side Effects and Improves Quality of Life

The immunotherapy nivolumab significantly increases survival and causes fewer adverse side-effects in patients with recurrent head and neck cancer, according to a randomized trial co-led by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partners with UPMC CancerCenter. The results of the international CheckMate-141 phase III clinical trial were reported Sunday in the New […]

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