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Thursday, October 23, 2014

​Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium on Sustainability: Survival of the Wisest>

The Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium brings together academic and business leaders to look at the relationship between sustainability and public health.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UPMC Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable>

UPMC, pro athletes team up to make treatments, science part of concussion conversation.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pitt Public Health Finds Association Between Air Toxics and Childhood Autism>

Children with autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according a Pitt study.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pitt Public Health Expert Receives Career Achievement Award from Society for Medical Decision Making>

Mark Roberts, M.D., M.P.P., professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Pitt Public Health, received the Career Achievement Award of the Society for Medical Decision Making during the 36th Annual North American Meeting in Miami.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UPMC, Pitt Researchers Receive Grants Totaling $800,000 from V Foundation >

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute have been awarded a grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to study gene mutations in patients whose head and neck cancer was caused by HPV.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pitt/McGowan Institute Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus>

Despite previous indications to the contrary, the esophagus does have its own pool of stem cells, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in an animal study published online today in Cell Reports

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pitt Public Health Partners with the State to Increase Physical Activity in Pennsylvania>

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase physical activity in Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 13, 2014

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)>

At the end of September, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognized neuroscience research programs at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh for their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pitt School of Dental Medicine Team Awarded $2 Million NCI Grant to Study How Cancer Spreads to Bone>

With a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine will examine the molecular mechanisms that allow certain cancers to spread to the bone.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pitt Gets $11 Million from NIH to Lead Center of Excellence in National Big Data Research Consortium>

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of data,