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Grant Awarded for National Biorepository for GUDMAP Biobank

Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, and Jacqueline Ho, MD, are co-investigators on a $600,000 per year grant for 5 years from the National Institutes of Health to be the national biorepository for the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP).                 GUDMAP is an international consortium working to generate gene expression […]

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Hospitalized Patients at Risk if Sodium Levels are Low

Michael Moritz, MD, explains how hospitalized patients could be at risk of weak bones, and increased infections if physicians ignore low-sodium in the body, known as hyponatremia. Dr. Moritz is clinical director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of UPMC and as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. […]

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Growing Kidneys in Lymph Nodes

Carl Bates, MD, and Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, in collaboration with Eric Lagasse, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, are developing a novel approach to regenerate kidney tissues. The group has discovered that embryonic kidney fragments and isolated […]

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NIH Awards $5.8 Million to Pitt Center for Kidney Research

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2013 – The Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $5.8 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support research facilities, educational programs and pilot projects to enhance kidney-focused research […]

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UPMC Clinches Top-Ten Spot on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals

PITTSBURGH – UPMC rose to 10th place in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals – making it the highest-ranked medical center in Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC first in the state and first in Pittsburgh. “This national recognition is a testament to the skill and dedication of […]

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