Monday, November 24, 2014

International Team Reveals Barriers to Public Health Data-Sharing; Proposes Life-Saving Solutions>

A Pitt Public Health study finds that barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats

Monday, November 24, 2014

​Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society>

James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UPMC Responds to Highmark's Termination of Hundreds of Commercial and Medicare Advantage Physician Contracts in the Pittsburgh Region>

Highmark has notified UPMC that it is purportedly terminating the contracts, both commercial and Medicare Advantage, for 700 of our physicians practicing in the Pittsburgh area.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pitt Public Health Scientists Present Latest Findings at the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting>

Learn more about preliminary research being presented by Pitt Public Health experts at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans November 15-19, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Seven New Solutions: Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $400,000 to Creative Thinkers>

Projects that will help children use devices to treat their asthma, a portable sensor that monitors a condition called ketosis and a Web-based tool to aid recovery from knee injury were each awarded $100,000 prizes last night in the second Pitt Innovation

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bacterial or Viral Lung Infection? UPMC Studying Blood Test That Could Reduce Antibiotic Use>

A new blood biomarker test that indicates whether bacteria is the cause of a patient’s lung infection, and thherefore requires antibiotic treatment, is now being studied at UPMC Presbyterian to launch a national trial.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

UPMC's Strong Financial Results Through First Quarter Support Continuing World-Class Care>

UPMC's Strong Financial Results Through First Quarter Support Continuing World-Class Care

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research Proposed by NIH and Leading Journals>

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magee First in Tri-State Region Offering Test to Predict Possibility of Breast Cancer Recurrence>

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is the first hospital in the tri-state region to offer Prosigna test, the only FDA-cleared breast cancer test assessing a woman’s risk of cancer recurrence by providing a risk category and numerical score.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Higher Risk of GI, Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Taking Blood Thinner Dabigatran>

Patients with atrial fibrillation who take dabigatran are at greater risk for major and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at Pitt Public Health.