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Monday, November 4, 2013

Compounded Medication to Prevent Preterm Birth Not a Safety Risk, Pitt Study Confirms>

A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology by researchers from Pitt's School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy, reports that a compounded medication to prevent preterm birth does nto raise safety concerns.

Monday, November 4, 2013

​​​​​Pitt Public Health Professor Receives National Faculty Award >

Margaret Potter, J.D., M.S., professor at Pitt's School of Public Health was awarded a 2013 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)/Pfizer Faculty Award at the ASPPH Annual Meeting.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Six UPMC hospitals were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.>

Six UPMC hospitals were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pitt Team Treats Gum Disease by Using Homing Beacon to Bring Needed Immune Cells to Inflamed Area>

The red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal disease could be effectively treated by beckoning the right kind of immune system cells to the inflamed tissues,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Low Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth in Non-White Mothers>

African-American and Puerto Rican women who have low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to go into labor early and give birth to preterm babies, research led by Pitt Public Health reveals.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

UPMC Opens Centralized Clinical Lab to Speed Diagnoses for Patients>

UPMC recently opened the new $39 million Clinical Labs Building (CLB) on its Oakland campus to provide faster and more cost-effective diagnostic testing for patients.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MWRI Director and Pitt Faculty Member Elected to Institute of Medicine>

Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Magee-Womens Research Institute and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Retired Night Shift Workers Have Higher Risk of Diabetes, Pitt Study Finds>

People who regularly work night shifts in their lifetimes are twice as likely to have diabetes, even if they have retired and returned to a normal, daytime schedule, according to a new study Pitt study.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UPCI Contributes to National ‘Checklist’ for Personalized Testing in Cancer Clinical Trials>

A A University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute professor contributed to guidelines that will be used by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate proposals for clinical trials.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hardening of Arteries in Elderly Adults Linked to Plaques in Brain, Pitt Study Find>

Older adults with hardening of the arteries are more likely to have beta-amyloid plaques in their brain even if they have no signs of dementia, according to a Pitt study published online today in the journal Neurology.