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Two Pitt Health Sciences Researchers Named 2023 AAAS Fellows

April 18, 2024

Two University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences faculty members have been elected 2023 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Deborah Polk (pictured left), visiting associate professor of dental public health, School of Dental Medicine, and Bennett Van Houten (pictured right), Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology and professor...

Student Team Wins Award in Interprofessional Case Competition

April 17, 2024

A team of Pitt health sciences students received a Healthy Equity Innovation Award at the 19th annual CLARION National Interprofessional Case Competition at the University of Minnesota on April 13.

The competition included 11 teams from universities across the country with 47 students representing different health care professions. Students presented their analysis and...

Pandemic Drinking Hit Middle-Aged Women Hardest

April 17, 2024

Middle-aged women experienced increases in alcohol-related health complications during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published in JAMA Health Forum.

Authors of the study say the research raises alarm bells indicating the need for immediate public health and clinical interventions to reverse the trends, including urgent communication about the risks of...

Health Sciences Graduation Plans

April 16, 2024

Graduation ceremonies for the six schools of the health sciences are listed in chronological order. Congratulations to all the graduates in the Class of 2024!

School of Pharmacy

When: 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 26 Where: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

Speaker: The graduating student speakers at this ceremony will include Abigail Stewart (PHARM ’22), class of...

Digital Platform Paired With Coaching Improves Surgical Outcomes

April 12, 2024

Pairing a smartphone app with a real-life health coach appears to be key to helping patients adhere to presurgical preparation and postsurgical recovery guidance and improving surgical outcomes, according to new research from the Pitt School of Medicine and UPMC. 

Pitt Health Sciences Programs Among the Best in U.S. News Rankings

April 9, 2024

The University of Pittsburgh’s health sciences programs continue to garner high national praise with the April 9 release of U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The publication is delaying the release of its updated medical school rankings, so the list still includes last year’s medical school rankings. Among those, Pitt is No. 7 for psychiatry; No....

Pitt and UPMC Collaboration Leads to Innovative Surgery for People with Radiation-Damaged Bladders

April 9, 2024


An interdisciplinary team of researchers and physicians from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC on April 3 performed the first in-human adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) injection into a patient’s bladder for treatment of radiation-induced fibrosis.

Radiation treatment for prostate cancer can cause damage that leads to bladder leakage and...

Pitt Dental Assistant Program Celebrates Its First Graduates and Plans Expansion

April 9, 2024

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine congratulates the six students in its inaugural apprenticeship program for dental assistants who graduated on March 22.

The program, funded through a PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, was developed to address the shortage of health care professionals and diversify the dentistry...

Pitt Researchers’ Study Raises Concerns About Risks to Prescription Drug Supply

April 9, 2024

A team led by Pitt researchers has found that supply disruptions increased for many drugs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and returned to prepandemic levels after May 2020.

The findings of the study, published in JAMA Network Open on April 5, suggest that ongoing policy work is needed to protect U.S. drug supplies from future supply shocks, the researchers wrote....