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February 12, 2016 News Headlines

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh partners with Va. hospital to perform liver transplants
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 11, 2016
… A pediatric hospital in Virginia announced a partnership Thursday with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to expand its pediatric liver transplant program.  …

New partnership for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Source: Associated Press via Washington Post
February 11, 2016
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is partnering with a pediatric hospital in Virginia to further expand its pediatric liver transplant program. …

New Partnership For Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh
Source: KDKA-TV
February 11, 2016
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is partnering with a pediatric hospital in Virginia to further expand its pediatric liver transplant program. …

Therapy Dog Delivers Valentines To Patients In Monroeville
Source: KDKA-TV
February 11, 2016
...Lenny Picone and Monty visit UPMC East every Thursday. …

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC earns Davies award
Source: Health Data Management
February 11, 2016
Through its use of predictive analytics and smart alerts, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been able to reduce hospital-acquired infections and offers triggers for preventative measures to head off ICU admissions. …

Pitt's chancellor sees larger role for university within community
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 11, 2016
… a reworked agreement with hospital network partner UPMC meant to speed joint research and replace a pact signed in 1996. …

Up high in the sky and saving lives
Source: WJET TV
February 11, 2016
… The medical team aboard STAT MedEvac helicopter saves lives. …

UPMC pilots pharmacogenomics program, uses gene tests to target medications for heart patients
Source: Healthcare IT News
February 11, 2016
UPMC doctors are piloting a new program to administer gene tests to patients to determine whether they are likely to respond to medications. …
 
UPMC Gene Test Brings Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Care
Source: Health IT Analytics
February 11, 2016
… Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are bringing personalized medicine into the routine care process for cardiac patients in need of stents for clogged arteries by using a simple blood test to identify gene variants that may impact their treatment. …

Newsmaker: Samar El Khoudary
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 11, 2016
Occupation: Assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

NanoViricides inks research agreement with unit of UPMC Eye Center; shares up 16%
Source: Seeking Alpha
February 11, 2016
Thinly traded nano cap NanoViricides (NNVC +15.5%) is up on increased volume in early trading in response to its announcement of an agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Eye Center's Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory for the testing of its drug candidates in standard animal models of ocular virus infections. …

Nursing educator was dedicated to serving others
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 11, 2016
… Mary Beth Freda died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in UPMC Montefiore … A member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses, she taught surgical technology at Carlow University and went on to specialty roles in UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens …

Doctors: Patients slipping, falling on ice
Source: WJET-TV (Erie)
February 11, 2016
Doctors at UPMC Hamot are seeing an overwhelming amount of patients in the emergency room after slipping and falling on ice. …
 
Term Sheet -- Thursday, February 11
Source: Fortune
February 11, 2016
… Lantern, a San Francisco-based provider of online mental health wellness services, has raised $17 million in new funding. UPMC led the round…

Zika: Unfinished Business
Source: MedPage Today
February 11, 2016
Amesh Adalja, MD, senior associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, and member of IDSA's public health committee, appears in this video.

Improbable run gives hope to Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 11, 2016
He estimated about $1,400 would go this year to UPMC Cancer Center. …
 
Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Doctor honored for his work in primary care
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 12, 2016
… After graduating from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh in 1982, Dr. Potter joined his father’s practice and worked with his dad for six years before his father retired. …
 
Racial Bias in Medicine Leads to Worse Care for Minorities
Source: US News and World Report
February 11, 2016
… Dr. Amber Barnato, an associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, recently led research evaluating these interactions by having actors play caregivers and patients receiving end-of-life care. …

Schwartz: Fighting back
Source: Minnesota Hockey Magazine
February 11, 2016
… Dr. Michael Collins, from the University of Pittsburgh, specializes in sports related concussions. …
 
Shannon Entropy Analysis Helps Predict Likelihood of Migraines in Concussion Patients
Source: National Law Review
February 11, 2016
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently utilized Shannon entropy, which is a mathematical information theory model that looks at areas of entropy or disorder in the brain, to determine which concussion patients would go on to suffer migraine headaches following a traumatic brain injury …

Cancer claims third child from beleaguered Bonita family
Source: Naples Daily News
February 12, 2016
… The 10-year-old died Feb. 6 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh from the same hereditary disorder and cancer that took her older brother and sister in the last six years. …
 
Before turning into a winner in basketball, New Castle's Micah Fulena beat leukemia
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 12, 2016
… A few weeks later, he was in Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh being treated for acute myeloid leukemia. …

Keisel Once Again Trims His Iconic Beard For Charity
Source: KDKA-TV
February 11, 2016
All of the money raised at the event goes to benefit cancer programs at Children’s Hospital. …

UPMC zoning hearing for Pleasant Hills hospital delayed
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 12, 2016
… No date has yet been set for UPMC’s hearing before the zoning board after the health system asked for a 60-day delay from a hearing that was scheduled Feb. 9. …
 
Photos of the Day #1-4
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 11, 2016
… The event raised money for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's cancer programs. (photo caption)

Movement, video launched to promote Erie region
Source: Erie Times News
FEbruary 12, 2016
… He and Diefenbach, a neurosurgeon at UPMC Hamot, wrote the copy for the video, which Schultz narrates. …

‘Pros and cons’ to UPMC South Hills facility (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
February 12, 2016
… With UPMC seeking permission from Pleasant Hills Borough to open a new hospital within a half-mile of Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital, some nurses are wondering how their job prospects might be affected. …

Congress Refuses ACA Funding, Slams Insurance Agents In The Wallet
Source: Insurance News Net
February 11, 2016
… UPMC Health Plan cut broker commissions on individual policies by one-third. … 

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