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December 13, 2019

Only a quarter of US daycares require kids to get flu shots - despite the deaths of 130 children last year
Source: Daily Mail
December 12, 2019
Yet a University of Pittsburgh Medical School study found that just 25% of daycares and preschools attended by one in four kids requires vaccination.


The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma
Source: WQED-TV
December 12, 2019
… UPMC experts Mylynda Massart, Paula Powe and peer specialist Mark Marcus are featured in this documentary discussing childhood trauma outcomes…


New agreements between Erie and Zibo, China
Source: WJET-TV
December 12, 2019
… Before leaving the city, the Zibo delegation signed agreements with Mercyhurst Prep, Mercyhurst University, St. Vincent Hospital, UPMC Hamot and Edinboro University. …


Could Pittsburgh be the next Silicon Valley? A new study thinks so.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 12, 2019
… A 2017 Brookings Institution study identified academic and research resources in the Oakland corridor where the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and Carnegie Mellon University are located, but these assets had fallen short in creating jobs and startup companies. …


The tree that keeps on giving: Local hospital decorates with community donations
Source: WTAJ-TV
December 12, 2019
For the past 34 years, a Christmas tree in the lobby at UPMC Bedford has served a more important role then just holiday decor. …


Students take on mural challenge
Source: Altoona Mirror
December 13, 2019
UPMC Altoona made an ambitious request for a piece of art to comfort hospital guests, and Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School students delivered. …


Painting history
Source: Altoona Mirror
December 13, 2019
Artist-in-residence Lynne Magee (right) leans in to look over the mural created by art students at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. The six-panel painting depicting area landmarks will be hung in the cafeteria at UPMC Altoona.


The long road to getting a kidney transplant
Source: WPMT-TV (FOX 43)
December 12, 2019
More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, according to UPMC Transplant Services, and because kidney transplantation a vital treatment option for many patients with chronic kidney disease, the need for healthy kidneys is in high demand. …


Homes, businesses could be in future for former St. Joseph's Hospital site
Source: Lancaster Online
December 12, 2019
… In its Dec. 11 rezoning petition, UPMC Pinnacle says it doesn't anticipate another hospital on the property, which occupies the entire block bounded by West Walnut Street and College, Marietta and West End avenues. …


7 hospitals cutting jobs
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
December 12, 2019
… Pittsburgh-based UPMC will close its hospital in Sunbury, Pa., in March, affecting About 150 workers. …


Mayor: 'Plenty of work' to do to find replacement for hospital
Source: The Daily Item
December 12, 2019
Mayor Kurt Karlovich and City Administrator Jody Ocker are looking to the future of what will soon be the former UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury Hospital by hosting the first of several task force meetings Thursday night. …


Future Of Former Station Square Shops Space Uncertain
Source: Patch
December 12, 2019
… Plans still call for four new restaurants on the Grand Concourse side of the building, but UPMC appears to wavering on occupying more than 36,000 square feet of space. …


Auditors give Penn College highest level of assurance
Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
December 13, 2019
… There were also a number of larger capital investment project, including renovating and dedicated a space at Wellsboro which had been donated by UPMC, the installation of a new turf athletic field and a 35,000 square foot expansion of the welding program. …


PHOTOS: Filling the Gap keynote and panel at Fairmont Pittsburgh
Source: Pittsburgh Business-Times
December 12, 2019
… The keynote address was delivered by Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Panelists included Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Citizens Bank; Keri Brown, Vice President, People Operations, Supermarket & Market District at Giant Eagle, Inc.; Kiersten Crosby, Managing Director, Corporate HR Service Delivery, Diversity and Inclusion, FedEx Ground; and Tracey Stange Kolo, Vice President of Human Resources, UPMC. …


Child care centers rarely require flu vaccination for children or their caregivers
Source: Science Codex
December 12, 2019
"When kids are in close proximity to each other in child care centers they spread infectious diseases very efficiently," said lead study author Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. …


Year without an All-Ireland win a ‘waste’ of a year for Murphy
Source: The Irish Times
December 12, 2019
… “I always say that at Christmas time, the only teams that will be remembered are the All-Ireland champions – and that’s Tipperary and Dublin this year,” said 29-year-old Murphy at the official announcement of UPMC’s 10-year naming rights partnership that sees the home of Kilkenny GAA renamed UPMC Nowlan Park. …


Another delay for Medicaid contracts in Pa.
Source: Livingston Ledger
December 13, 2019
… Winning bidders in January for the Philadelphia region were Gateway Health, Health Partners Plans, UPMC for You, Centene Corp., and Vista-Keystone First, a unit of AmeriHealth Caritas. …


Study: Few child care centers require flu vaccine for children, caregivers
Source: AAP News
December 12, 2019
… His team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Mississippi State University and the AAP conducted phone surveys with 518 directors of child care centers from 48 states and reported their findings in “Influenza Vaccine Requirements in United States Child Care Centers,” (Shope TR, et al. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Dec. 12, 2019, …


Identifying the right mouse model for Huntington’s disease drug development
Source: Drug Target Review
December 12, 2019
… “Patients with HD commonly suffer from debilitating mood disorders, but developing disease-modifying drugs for HD has proved to be extremely challenging,” explained lead investigator Robert M Friedlander, MD, MA, Chair and Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Neuroapoptosis Laboratory, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh. …


Childcare Leaders Found Under-Vaccinated Against Influenza
Source: Precision Vaccinations
December 12, 2019
According to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) study, child care centers in the USA seldom require the adults who care for children to receive the annual flu shot. ...


Study looks at flu vaccine requirement for children, caregivers in U.S. child care centers
Source: News Medical
December 12, 2019
… Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, lead study author, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh …


Too sick to go to school?
Source: Lock Haven Express
December 13, 2019
… Dr. Olufunke Oladejo sees patients at SH Pediatrics, UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St., 9th Floor, Williamsport. …