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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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Magee Womens Hospital Becomes First in the Region to Offer New Surgical Techniques for Lymphedma>

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is the first and only hospital in the region to offer new surgical techniques to cancer patients who develop lymphedema.

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.

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