Wednesday, June 19, 2013

UPMC’S ‘Big Data’ Technology Shows Promise in Breast Cancer Research>

UPMC and its research partners at the University of Pittsburgh are starting to see the potential of this “big data” technology for accelerating scientific discoveries and the promise of personalized medicine.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brain Abnormalities Found in Concussion Patients Similar to those in Alzheimer’s Patients, Pitt Study Find>

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer’s, according to a new study by Pitt School of Medicine investigators.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Experts Receive Research Awards From Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute>

Two experts at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have been selected for research awards by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation>

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries Substantially More Likely to Use Brand-Name Drugs than Comparable VA Patients>

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System according to a nationwide study by Pitt researchers.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dr. Edmund Ricci Named 2013 UPMC Caregiver Champion>

UPMC Senior Services will honor Edmund Ricci, Ph.D, professor at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health and associate director of Evaluation Science at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, as its 2013 Senior Servi

Thursday, June 6, 2013

First-Of-Its-Kind UPMC/Pitt Study Shows Kids Get Fewer Concussions in Practices than in Games>

A landmark, NFL Charities-funded study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC found that 8- to 12-year-old youth-football players were at a low risk for getting a concussion during practice.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Each year, UPSOM recognizes outstanding faculty contributions to medical education through several prestigious awards. Faculty are honored for their contributions to classroom and clinical teaching, mentoring, and innovation.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Maternal Breast Cancer/Heart Disease, Save $17 Billion in Societal Costs>

Mothers who breastfeed are at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, hypertension and suffering heart attacks than women who do not, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Pitt's School of Medicine.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pitt Researchers Present Latest Cancer Findings at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting>

Depression in patients with advanced cancer, chemotherapy maintenance regimens in lung cancer and the progression of melanoma were among the topics presented by researchers from Pitt's Cancer Institute (UPCI), at the annual meeting of the American Society