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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Prominent Foot and Ankle Surgeon Returns to UPMC, Rejoins Five Colleagues Who Earlier Made Move>

Another nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon from the Allegheny Specialty Practice Network has left his practice and association with the West Penn Allegheny Health System to join UPMC effective Monday

Thursday, June 27, 2013

UPMC Invests $30 Million in Pediatric Research Programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC>

UPMC is investing $30 million to support existing and new research programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, including the establishment of an endowment fund to honor David H. Perlmutter, M.D., Children’s Hospital’s scientific director.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Symposium: Find Your Path to a Career in the Health Professions>

The program, designed for high school and undergraduate students, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 9, in Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall. The event is being sponsored by the Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences. Registration is open at

Monday, June 24, 2013

UPMC Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center>

UPMC Presbyterian hospital was awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification for its ability to assess and treat the most complex stroke cases, the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) announced.