Tuesday, August 27, 2013

African-American Women Less Likely To Receive HPV Vaccine than Whites, Even with Access to Health Care, Pitt Study Finds>

Even with access to health care, African-American women are less likely to receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which reduces the risk for cervical cancer, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medici

Friday, August 23, 2013

UPMC's Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2013 Reflect Evolving Health Care Market>

UPMC’s financial results for fiscal year 2013 continue to reflect the evolving health care market and UPMC’s continued commitment to meeting the community’s health care needs.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Brain Scans Reveal Differences in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Pitt Study Finds>

Brain scans measuring blood flow can help diagnose bipolar disorder at an early stage and distinguish the condition from depression according to a study conducted by a University of Pittsburgh research team.

Friday, August 16, 2013

UPCI Oncologist Recognized for Lung Cancer Research that Promises New Therapies>

Medical oncologist Timothy Burns, M.D., Ph.D., has been recognized for his work in lung cancer research with the American Lung Association (ALA) Lung Cancer Discovery Award and the LUNGevity Career Development Award, totaling $500,000 over three years

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Putting Patients First, Matilda Theiss Health Center Receives Recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home Model >

The Matilda H. Theiss Health Center has received the highest level of recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the delivery of collaborative and comprehensive patient-centered primary care.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Decellularized Mouse Heart Beats Again after Regeneration with Human Heart Precursor Cells in Pitt Project>

For the first time, a mouse heart was able to contract and beat again after its own cells were stripped and replaced with human heart precursor cells, said scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Friday, August 9, 2013

‘Sciencepalooza!’ Brings YMCA and YWCA Summer Campers to Pitt for Fun with Bones, Microscopes and More>

The 400 students running around campus today won’t be attending classes at the University of Pittsburgh this fall. But because of the fun they have today, many of the youngsters might consider pursuing a career in the sciences – once they finish high scho

Friday, August 9, 2013

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements >

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences often are recognized by academic and scientific societies and other prestigious organizations for their significant achievements and exceptional leadership.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Researchers Ask Pittsburgh’s International Community for Help on Dengue Vaccine>

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are expanding their efforts to develop a vaccine for a deadly tropical virus by looking in their own backyard.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute International Academy Scholars Present Projects >

The UPCI International Academy is designed to give students real-world experience in working alongside scientists and cancer clinicians. On the final day of the program, students will present findings about the work they did this summer.