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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pitt Public Health Study Finds Nearly a Third of Pittsburgh Homicides Might Have Been Prevented>

More than 30 percent of the homicides in Pittsburgh last year were likely related to peer violence, not gang activity, and are the type of crime most readily prevented by early intervention, according to Pitt Public Health experts.

Monday, October 14, 2013

On NPR: Pitt-UPMC McGowan Institute is Part of $75 Million Battlfield Medicine Research Initiative>

The Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) is a consortium of 30 academic centers led by the Wake Forest Institute for Generative Medicine and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Inaugural ‘Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Pittsburgh’ to Benefit Cancer Research at UPCI>

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation in Pittsburgh is hosting the inaugural Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk to bring awareness to colon cancer. The event also will support research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

QVC Presents ‘FFANY Shoes on Sale’ to Benefit UPCI Cancer Research>

As a beneficiary, UPCI is scheduled to receive a grant in the spring of 2014 under the condition that it raises matching funds. The grant will support research led by Adrian V. Lee, Ph.D.

Monday, October 7, 2013

​University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Roswell Park Cancer Institute Awarded $11 Million to Fight Ovarian Cancer>

The five-year grant award comes through the NCI’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), and will fund three clinical trials evaluating newly developed immunotherapies and an epidemiological study examining strategies to reduce risk in women

Monday, October 7, 2013

New Pitt Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing Opens With Talk on Health Care Reform Effects on Medication Use>

The Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3) will foster multidisciplinary collaboration in its mission to inform public policy regarding pharmaceuticals and improve patient and physician decision-making.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

‘Science 2013—Convergence’ Celebrates Exceptional Researchers, Innovative Technology>

Science 2013 – Convergence highlights the region’s academic and research strengths in science, engineering, medicine and computation. It also includes presentations by some of Pittsburgh’s leading researchers.

Monday, September 30, 2013

When Cells ‘Eat’ Their Own Power Plants; Pitt Scientists Solve Mystery of Basic Cellular Process>

A mix of serendipity and dogged laboratory work allowed a diverse team of University of Pittsburgh scientists to report in the Oct. 1 issue of Nature Cell Biology that they had solved the mystery of a basic biological function essential to cellular health

Monday, September 30, 2013

Next Generation Sequencing Test Developed at UPMC Improves Detection of Thyroid Cancer, Reduces Unnecessary Surgeries >

The new test, called ThyroSeq, was designed and developed by Dr. Nikiforov and his team and uses a technique called next-generation sequencing.

Friday, September 27, 2013

McGowan Institute Will Co-Direct $75 Million Second Phase of National Effort to Aid Wounded Warriors>

The Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) will continue its efforts to apply the latest in tissue engineering and other regenerative medicine techniques to the treatment of battlefield injuries in a $75 million, five-year second phase.