Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UPMC Senior Services Honors Beckwiths as 2014 Grand Champions >

UPMC Senior Services will honor G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy Boyles Beckwith, co-founders of the Beckwith Institute, as its 2014 Grand Champions.

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,

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UPMC Programs to Improve Hand Hygiene Reduced Infections, Increased Compliance>

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital’s infection prevention teams have improved hand washing and sanitizing compliance at the hospital to nearly 100 percent among clinical staff through accountability and educational measures.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UPMC Investigation into GI Scope-Related Infections Changes National Guidelines>

National guidelines for the cleaning of certain gastrointestinal (GI) scopes are likely to be updated due to findings from UPMC’s infection prevention team.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

UPMC to Co-Manage Hospital in Lithuania>

GK Klinika Group, a private health care company in the Baltic region, is partnering with UPMC for its help in developing and co-managing a new, 100-bed cancer hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.