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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC & Pitt Public Health Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries>

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health researchers have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a $16.5 million international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brai

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

UPMC Mercy Receives Quality Award from American Heart Association>

The American Heart Association awarded the UPMC Stroke Institute at UPMC Mercy the 2014 Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nazarbayev University Selects Pitt School of Medicine as Strategic Partner to Establish Medical School in Kazakhstan>

Pitt School of Medicine has been chosen to guide the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev University as it establishes its own medical school.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pitt Public Health Deploys Air Pollution Monitors>

A successful method for characterizing complex air pollution patterns that rewrote laws in New York City is being used to collect data in Pittsburgh this summer.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Poor Sleep in Pregnancy Can Disrupt the Immune System and Cause Birth-Related Complications, Pitt Study Finds>

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a Pitt School of Medicine study.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Drs. Fu, Harner, Students Receive Honors at Sports Medicine Convention>

Freddie Fu, M.D., and Carola Van Eck, M.D., Ph.D. are part of a research team presented today in Chicago with the prestigious Jack Hughston Award for the outstanding sports-medicine paper of 2012 published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pitt Announces Revised Master’s Program to Prime Students for Careers in Assistive Technology>

To meet the increasing demand for professionals competent in providing direct, consumer-related services in assistive technology, officials at the University of Pittsburgh have modified their master’s program in Rehabilitation Technology.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

UPMC Staff to Become Smoke and Tobacco-Free During Work Day in 2014 >

Beginning July 1, 2014, UPMC staff, including employees, physicians, students and volunteers, will become smoke and tobacco-free throughout the work day.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Placental Cells May Prevent Viruses from Passing from Mother to Baby, Says Pitt/MWRI Team>

Cells of the placenta may have a unique ability to prevent viruses from crossing from an expectant mother to her growing baby and can transfer that trait to other kinds of cells, according to researchers.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model, Pitt Experts Say>

A single systemic dose of special immune cells prevented rejection for almost four months in a preclinical animal model of kidney transplantation, according to experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.