Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pitt Transplant Experts Challenge Assumption, Describe Biological Pathway That Leads To Organ Rejection>

Transplant researchers at Pitt's School of Medicine challenge a long-held assumption about how biologic pathways trigger immune system rejection of donor organs in a report published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Monday, May 13, 2013

UPMC Launches First-Ever Gastrointestinal Dermatology Clinic>

Today, UPMC opened the nation’s first-ever gastrointestinal dermatology clinic to provide coordinated care to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease patients with associated dermatologic conditions.

Friday, May 10, 2013

UPMC to Help Deliver Better Care in India and Kazakhstan While Bringing New Revenue and Ideas to Western Pa. >

UPMC today announced the signing of two consulting agreements that promise to improve the delivery of health care in Kazakhstan and India, while generating revenue and fostering an exchange of ideas that will advance UPMC’s care and scientific research in

Friday, May 10, 2013

UPMC’s Financial Results for First Nine Months of Fiscal Year Continue to Reflect Changing Health Care Market>

UPMC’s financial results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013 continue to reflect the changing health care market. UPMC Health Plan membership keeps increasing at double-digit rates while UPMC’s provider services growth continues to flatten.

Friday, May 10, 2013

UPCI Researchers Awarded Grants from Melanoma Research Alliance to Help Advance Treatment for Fast-Growing Skin Cancer>

Two researchers with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute have been awarded research grants by the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Doctor’s Choice of Words May Influence Family’s Decision to Permit CPR if Critically Ill Patient’s Heart Stops>

A physician’s choice of words when talking with family members about whether or not to try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a critically ill patient’s heart stops may influence the decision, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researche

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Conflict of Interest supervisor materials due May 15, 2013>

Attention department chairs, deans & regional campus presidents: Conflict of Interest Management Reporting Forms & Annual Data Summary Reports are due May 15, 2013. Please see the Filing Process/Supervisor Responsibilities for instructions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pitt’s Serendipitous Scientific Discovery Holds Potential in Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria>

Through the serendipity of science, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections that uses the same approach that HIV uses to infect cells.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Child Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Disabilities on the Rise, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Finds>

More children have disabilities now than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among children of higher-income families, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Adding Breast Milk Ingredient to Formula Could Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Premature Babies>

An ingredient that naturally occurs in breast milk might be used to prevent premature babies from developing a deadly intestinal condition that currently is largely incurable.