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Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Lower Brain Connectivity Later in Life

PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2015 – People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences study. The findings are reported in a special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine that is focused […]

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New Pitt Center to Advance Research on Technology, Media and Health

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15, 2014 – Would celebratory music and a thousand “points” per pill encourage a patient with heart disease to take her medication? If social media friends congratulate an overweight person for skipping dessert, will it help him shed pounds? Conversely, do song lyrics glorifying alcohol use inspire binge drinking in teens? Does continuous […]

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Pitt, UPMC to Serve as the First U.S. Host of Global Health Conference

PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2014 – The biennial All Together Better Health conference will hold its first U.S. meeting in Pittsburgh this June to highlight the latest research on interprofessionalism and team-based health care delivery. The international conference serves as a forum for health system executives, educational leaders and policy makers to share new studies and […]

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Pitt Researchers Find Portable, Low-Cost Optical Imaging Tool Useful in Concussion Evaluation

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2014 – Two separate projects, spearheaded by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers and published recently in scientific journals, represented important steps toward demonstrating on patients the utility of portable, optical brain imaging for concussion and substantiating — via a large-scale statistical analysis — computerized neurocognitive testing for concussion. […]

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Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible, Effective, Pitt Finds

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2014 – Brief behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided within pediatric practices as an alternative to being referred to a community specialist, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a National Institutes of Health-funded randomized trial. Behavioral health treatment provided in the pediatrician’s […]

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Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Lower Brain Connectivity Later in Life

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2014 – Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers discovered. The findings, presented today at the American […]

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Pitt, UPMC Receive Awards to Create Clinical Data Research Network, Conduct Comparative Effectiveness Research

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7, 2014 – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC and their collaborators at other academic centers have received three new awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to establish a new clinical data network to facilitate evaluation of the outcomes of health interventions; compare two […]

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Genomics Innovator Dietrich Stephan Named Chair of Pitt Public Health Department of Human Genetics

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2013 – Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Stephan also will serve as the associate director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the […]

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Paul Rockar, Jr., Named President of the American Physical Therapy Association

UPMC Center for Rehab Services (CRS) CEO Paul Rockar, Jr., PT, DPT, MS, was elected President of the American Physical Therapy Association  at its June convention in Tampa, Fla. He previously served as the board’s vice president. Rockar is one of the Pittsburgh region’s most respected physical therapists, having devoted 30 years to helping patients lead fuller […]

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Center for Military Medicine Research Established at University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2012 – Promoting research to advance medicine for the military is the focus of a newly established center at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.   The Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences, will explore applications of regenerative medicine, reconstructive medicine, transplantation immunology and neuroscience, including traumatic brain injury […]

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