Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medical Students and Their Residencies: ‘Match Day’ to Take Place at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine >

Fourth-year students at the Pitt School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UPMC Performs First “Breathing Lung” Transplant on East Coast Using OCS Lung >

UPMC surgeons have performed a “breathing lung” transplant using a portable machine that provides a constant supply of blood and nutrients to the donor organs, which has the potential to keep them healthier and viable for longer than ever before.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cervical Cancer Patients More Likely to Survive if Treated at High-Volume Medical Facilities>

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer have better treatment outcomes and are more likely to survive the disease if they receive care at a high-volume medical center than patients treated at low-volume facilities.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

UPMC Palliative Medicine Leader Receives Lifetime Achievement Award>

Robert Arnold, M.D., medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Shows Increase in Liver Transplantation for Hepatoblastoma>

Liver transplantation for hepatoblastoma, the most common liver malignancy in children, is on the rise because more tumors are being detected earlier, improving outcomes for these sick patients.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pitt-UPMC Program Guides Expansion of Telemedicine Use in Pediatric Emergencies>

When a child ends up in an emergency room at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make – treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send him or her to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Monday, February 25, 2013

UPMC First to Enroll Patients in Inaugural U.S. Trial Inserting Coils in Emphysema-diseased Lungs>

UPMC is the first center in North America to enroll patients into a Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial that will test whether the insertion of small coils can collapse diseased lung areas.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Faculty Mentors Needed for Student Research Program>

Faculty are encouraged to participate as mentors for a student research program through the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences’ Office of Science Education Outreach.

Friday, February 15, 2013

‘Singing Praises:’ UPMC Voice Center Offers Free Vocal Health Seminar for Church Choirs and Vocal Teams>

Worship leaders in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are invited to this custom-designed educational/training workshop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients>

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts.