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Three world-renowned architecture firms were selected to design the new UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower, UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital and UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital.
The All of Us Research Program seeks to to enroll more than 1 million diverse volunteers, particularly from communities that have been underrepresented in research, to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.
With the establishment of the new UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are once again partnering to advance the pace of life-changing innovation in the region and beyond. It is part of a concerted effort to harness the power of the human immune system to treat and cure a wide range of diseases.
New patient-focused cancer, heart and transplant, and vision and rehabilitation hospitals will offer next-generation treatments in technology-enhanced settings unique to health care.
An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery is UPMC Presbyterian.
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program was the first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2000. It has earned the largest ever since, serving as an international leader in this still-evolving discipline. To better meet the needs of patients among the estimated 1.7 to 3 million Americans afflicted by this injury each year, the Concussion Program moved in January 2012 to a newly constructed wing dedicated to individualized care.
A powerful new imaging technique called High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) will allow doctors to clearly see for the first time neural connections broken by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other disorders, much like X-rays show a fractured bone, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in a report published online today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. HDFT could provide and objective way of identifying brain injury, predicting outcome and planning rehabilitation.
Seven years after a motorcycle accident damaged his spinal cord and left him paralyzed, 30-year-old Tim Hemmes reached up to touch hands with his girlfriend in a painstaking and tender hive-five. Mr. Hemmes is the first to partake in a new trial intended to assess whether the thoughts of a person with spinal cord injury can be picked up by a brain computer interface (BCI) to control the movement of an external device.
A $26 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 95,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.5 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.