Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three National Leaders in Sickle Cell Treatment, Research Join UPMC>

Three national leaders in the research and treatment of sickle cell disease have joined the UPMC Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program, marking a major commitment by UPMC to improving the care of patients with this devastating genetic disease.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Genomics Innovator Dietrich Stephan Named Chair of Pitt Public Health Department of Human Genetics>

Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Research on Computer Modeling for Emergency Preparedness Featured in Special Journal Issue>

Cutting-edge research on computational modeling of public health emergencies and simulations of the potential response by Pitt's School of Public Health, is featured in a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Unusual Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer, UPCI Researchers Find>

Combining a compound from broccoli with an antimalarial drug prevents prostate cancer in mice, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers discovered.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Neuroscientists from Around the World Coming to Pittsburgh for Brain Imaging Congress>

Neuroscientists from around the world will attend a three-day forum in Pittsburgh to discuss the latest findings on how the brain changes as it matures through childhood and adolescence.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Revised Medicaid Sterilization Policy Could Reduce Unintended Pregnancies, Save $215 Million in Annual Health Costs, Pitt Study Finds>

A revised Medicaid sterilization policy could potentially honor women’s reproductive decisions, reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and save $215 million in public health costs each year, according to a new Pitt study.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pitt Hosts Latin American Fair to Promote Healthy Living>

La Feria Pittsburgh, Latino Health and Information Fair. La Feria will feature free health screenings, informational booths, food, music and children’s activities

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

UPMC/Pitt to Host ADHD Conference Focused on Recovery and Wellness>

ADHD and Executive Function: Research and Current Treatment Strategies is a day-long conference to address issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for both children and adults.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alzheimer’s Association Is Named UPMC Senior Services ‘2013 Community Champion’>

UPMC Senior Services will honor the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter as its 2013 Community Champion.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections, Pitt Study Finds>

Elderly patients who were hospitalized with infections, such as pneumonia, were more than twice as likely to develop dementia than those who did not have an infection, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.