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Robert P. Edwards, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21, 2015 – The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC are proud to announce the appointment of Robert P. Edwards, MD, as chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Dr. Edwards is succeeding W. Allen Hogge, MD, who retired at the end of December […]

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Magee Hosts Russian Physicians to Study Women’s Health

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 – A delegation of five Russian obstetric gynecologists will visit Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) for a comprehensive program exploring advanced care practices and scientific research for a wide range of women’s health issues. The delegation will spend May 23 to 31 in Pittsburgh learning best practices […]

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Screening Reveals Additional Link Between Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 – Some women with endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease, are predisposed to ovarian cancer, and a genetic screening might someday help reveal which women are most at risk, according to a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) study, in partnership with Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). Monday at the American Association […]

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Pitt/MWRI Researchers Awarded Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize for Top Biomedical Sciences PNAS Paper of 2013

PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2014 – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have been awarded the Cozzarelli Prize in the biomedical sciences for a July 2013 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that showed the cells of the placenta may have a […]

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Pitt-Led Microbicide Trials Network Awarded $70 Million Over Seven Years to Develop, Test HIV Prevention Products

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17, 2013 – With funding of $70 million to support its effort into 2021, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) will continue to develop and test products that aim to reduce the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, federal officials announced yesterday. The extensive program, which is based at the University of […]

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Continues Support of Pitt Investigators with New Funding for Personalized Medicine Research

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2013 – In the last five years, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) has provided research support for scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) with nearly $2 million in funding for breast cancer research with the potential for clinical application. That support continues this […]

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MWRI Director and Pitt Faculty Member Elected to Institute of Medicine

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2013 – Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an honor that is considered one of the highest in its field. Dr. Sadovsky’s […]

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Placental Cells May Prevent Viruses from Passing from Mother to Baby, Says Pitt/MWRI Team

PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2013 – Cells of the placenta may have a unique ability to prevent viruses from crossing from an expectant mother to her growing baby and can transfer that trait to other kinds of cells, according to researchers at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings, published in […]

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Improved Physician-Patient Communication Could Influence Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2013 – Many obstetric care providers could benefit from additional communication training to effectively address smoking cessation with their pregnant patients, according to new research published by Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine investigators.   The study, published this week in the American Journal of Health Promotion, […]

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