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Recent News on the McG​owan Institute for Regenerative Medicine



08/01/19 - Dr. Garrett Coyan Receives the 2019 Resident Academic Leadership Award

08/01/19 - Grant: Role of Extracellular Matrix in Age-Related Declines of Muscle Regeneration

08/01/19 - Creating Lungs “From Scratch”

08/01/19 - Using Hep C Infected Organs in Heart Transplant Operations


07/24/19 - NSF Awards $500,000 to Pitt Researchers to Create Neuromorphic Vision System Mimicking Human Sight

07/24/19 - Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use

07/24/19 - Dr. Anthony Delitto Appointed Member of National Advisory Council

07/24/19 - Dr. Freddie Fu Weighs In On Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

07/17/19 - ALung: Update on US and UK Clinical Trials

07/17/19 - Dr. Anne Robertson Delivers Keynote Lecture at International Conference

07/17/19 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Researchers Develop Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

07/17/19 - Pitt Launches Online Master of Science in Health Informatics with Noodle Partners

07/12/19 - Dr. Stephen Badylak to Receive BioMed SA’s 2019 Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience

07/10/19 - Critical Care Medicine Professor Michael Pinsky, MD, Becomes Society Fellow

07/10/19 - Pitt and CMU Researchers Discover How the Brain Changes When Mastering a New Skill

07/10/19 - Preventive Drug Therapy May Increase Right-Sided Heart Failure Risk in Patients Who Receive Heart Devices

07/10/19 - Dr. Tetsuro Sakai to Head Transplant Anesthesia Society

07/05/19 - Summer “Happenings”: Regenerative Medicine Summer School and 8-Week Internships

07/03/19 - Challenges of Pancreatic Cancer and Treatment Advances

07/03/19 - In-Utero Surgery in Pittsburgh Region to Treat Spina Bifida

07/03/19 - Rapid Fluid Removal Increases Death Risk in Kidney Patients

07/03/19 - Winners of First RoosterBio Inc. hMSC Development Grant Announced


06/26/19 - Dr. Peter Wearden: RN For A Day

06/26/19 - Boninger Lab Student Receives NIH F30 Award

06/26/19 - Startup Focuses on Developing Catalysts for Industry

06/26/19 - Dr. Timothy Billiar Receives Honor from the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

06/20/19 - How Learning and Decision-Making Share a Common Underlying Brain Mechanism

06/20/19 - Pitt, CMU to Create an Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System

06/20/19 - Drs. Peter Rubin and Albert Donnenberg Bring Adipose Cell Therapy to Italy

06/20/19 - Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties

06/12/19 - Scientists Remind Immune Cells Whose Side They Should Be On

06/12/19 - Sedation, Paralysis Do Not Improve Survival of ICU Patients

06/12/19 - The New Wave of Brain-Computer Interface Technology

06/12/19 - Brown Lab Student/sciVelo Alumna Spotlight on Elizabeth (Abby) C. Stahl, PhD

06/05/19 - Direct Oxidative Stress Damage Shortens Telomeres

06/05/19 - Big Data Reveals Hidden Subtypes of Sepsis

06/05/19 - HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper Joins Hall of Inventors

06/05/19 - Following Injury, A New Approach Could Help Rebuild Muscle


05/30/19 - Robertson/Debski/Vorp Lab Students Participate in Three Minute Thesis Competitions

05/30/19 - Researchers Receive a $2.5M NIH Award to Create an Improved Repair Device for POP

05/30/19 - Dr. Abhinav Humar Selected an Essential Pittsburgher

05/30/19 - FLARE IDE Study Results Published; FLASH Study Continues

05/23/19 - TEDx: Dr. Jelena Janjic, “When in Pain, Innovate!”

05/23/19 - One Valve Takes 2nd Place in 2019 Randall Family Big Idea Competition, Wins $15K Prize

05/23/19 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2019 Best Doctors

05/23/19 - UPMC Insurance Services Division Names Joon S. Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer

05/16/19 - Tuan Lab Student Awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

05/16/19 - Beckman Coulter’s Early Sepsis Indicator Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. FDA

05/16/19 - Balazs Lab Team Replicate Feed, Fight and Flight Responses in Catalytic Chemical Reactions

05/16/19 - Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, PhD, Has Been Elected to the NAS

05/09/19 - “Zero Lift” Patient Transfer and Repositioning System

05/09/19 - Efforts Toward Human Performance Optimization

05/09/19 - Stimulation Remodels the Epileptic Brain to Prevent Seizures

05/09/19 - Dr. Julie Phillippi Promotes STEM Excellence to Fox Chapel Area Students

05/01/19 - Study Shows Key Factors in Sustaining Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

05/01/19 - Brain-Machine Interface Research Receives $12 Million from the NIH

05/01/19 - McGowan Institute Visits Local Elementary School

05/01/19 - Bioengineering’s Role in Regenerative Medicine–From the Swanson School of Engineering


04/24/19 - Separating Stem Cell Therapy Hope vs. Hype: More from Dr. Peter Rubin

04/24/19 - Dr. Antonio D’Amore Weighs in on First 3D Printed Heart

04/24/19 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Admitted to the Australian Academy of Science

04/24/19 - Clinical Trials Moving Forward for ALung Technologies, Inc.

04/18/19 - Potential Treatment for Chronic Pain Getting Closer

04/18/19 - Physical Therapists Play Key Roles in Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies

04/18/19 - How Immune Cells Help Tumors Escape Body’s Defenses

04/10/19 - A Surgical Option to Treat Chronic Pancreatitis

04/08/19 - Dr. Ivet Bahar Receives “Kadir Has” Outstanding Achievement Award in Turkey

04/08/19 - Dr. Ipsita Banerjee Wins 2019 Faculty Diversity Award

04/08/19 - Vorp Lab Student Represented Pitt at the ACC Meeting of the Minds

04/08/19 - Genomics Could Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

04/08/19 - Harnessing the Power of the Lymph Node


03/20/19 - Video: “Hope vs. Hype of Stem Cell Therapy”

03/20/19 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/20/19 - Extracellular Matrix: Communication Matters

03/13/19 - 2019 CSC Awards Winner: Dr. William Federspiel

03/13/19 - New Hope for Heart Transplants

03/13/19 - Targeting Deadly Tumors in Unborn Babies

03/10/19 - The Hype and the Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Therapies

03/07/19 - Penn Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in Nine Patients Following Lifesaving Heart Transplants from Infected Donors

03/07/19 - CMU’s Drs. Cohen-Karni and Whitehead Awarded Dean’s Early Career Fellowships

03/07/19 - Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Awareness


02/27/19 - Pitt Bioengineers Create Ultra-Small, Light-Activated Electrode for Neural Stimulation

02/27/19 - Campbell Lab Student Receives Award and Scholarship

02/20/19 - Dr. Ron Poropatich: MTEC New Board Member and Healthcare Transformation Editor

02/20/19 - Scientists ‘See’ Dual-Layered Scaffolding of Cellular Nuclei

02/20/19 - Dr. Adam Feinberg Elected to Leadership Advisory Committee of ARMI

02/13/19 - Anti-Rejection Drug Could Be Repurposed to Treat Cancer

02/13/19 - Dr. Bernard Costello Begins Tenure as Medical Association President

02/06/19 - Three Novel Biomedical Projects Receive Center for Medical Innovation Awards Round-2 2018 Pilot Funding

02/06/19 - Clinical Trial: Withdrawal of Immunosuppression in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

02/06/19 - Dr. Anna Balazs: Longtime Pitt Mentor, Engineer Works on the Future with Soft Robotics

02/05/19 - The Matrix


01/31/19 - Celebrating a Milestone—Dr. Stephen Badylak’s H-index Reaches 100

01/31/19 - Dr. Thomas Gilbert: Swanson School of Engineering 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

01/31/19 - Changing Frequencies: Pitt Bioengineers Look Deeper into How Electrical Stimulation Activates Neurons

01/31/19 - A Catalytic Flying Carpet

01/23/19 - BYU Radio Hosts Interview with Dr. Stephen Badylak

01/23/19 - Study Funded to Enable Treatments for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

01/23/19 - Dr. John Kellum Leads Study on Information from Urine Output in ICU Patients

01/23/19 - Pitt-led Research Describes How Neurons Could Disconnect From Each Other in Huntington’s Disease

01/17/19 - Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium

01/16/19 - University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute Q&A with Dr. William Wagner

01/16/19 - System Designed to Remove Large Clot Volume from Large Veins Enrolls First Clinical Patient

01/16/19 - Technology Developed in Brown and Cheetham Laboratories Receives $2.4 Million DoD Award to Advance Its Peripheral Nerve Matrix Technology to the Clinic

01/16/19 - First Patient Dosed with VY-AADC Gene Therapy in Parkinson’s Phase 2 Trial

01/11/19 - One Researcher’s Path to Control a Machine with a Brain: Dr. Andrew Schwartz’s Experience

01/11/19 - Dr. John Pollock Named AAAS Fellow

01/11/19 - Pitt Engineer-Clinician Team Uses “Active Wrinkles” to Keep Synthetic Grafts Clean

01/11/19 - The Self-Healing Heart

01/09/19 - Kumta Lab Work Receives Funding by DoD CDMRP

01/09/19 - Innovative Approaches to Metabolic Disease

01/09/19 - Bradley Nindl, PhD, Delivers Keynote on Research

01/09/19 - Boninger Lab Student Receives Clinical and Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

01/04/19 - Dr. Stephen Badylak Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

01/04/19 - A Single Injection May Mean a Permanent Cure

01/04/19 - Badylak Lab Student Receives Bioengineering Graduate Student Award

01/04/19 - Pittsburgh Business Times Selects Jelena Janjic, PhD, for 2018 Innovator Award



12/05/18 -Dr. Stephen Badylak Receives the 2018 Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Award

12/05/18 -UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientists Receive $1 Million Grant for Breast Cancer Research

12/05/18 -Benefits of Prehabilitation

12/05/18 -Study Finds That in Treating Obesity, One Size Does Not Fit All


11/28/18 - ‘Longevity Protein’ Rejuvenates Muscle Healing in Old Mice

11/28/18 - Dr. Kacey Marra Appointed to Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Plastic Surgery

11/28/18 - First Results from Retinal Implant Clinical Trial Presented by UPMC Ophthalmology Expert

11/28/18 - UPMC Sports Medicine Building Renamed for Dr. Freddie Fu

11/20/18 - Statins May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis

11/20/18 - ACS/Pittsburgh Section Recognizes Dr. Steven Little with 2018 Pittsburgh Award

11/20/18 - Brown Lab Student Research on Peripheral Nerve Repair Wins First Place at Poster Session

11/20/18 - Dance Party Raises Awareness of Needed Global Vision Medical/Surgical Care

11/07/18 - Peptilogics Receives Regulatory Approval to Initiate First-in-Human Safety Study for Therapeutic Peptide PLG0206

11/07/18 - Weighing In: Three Years Post-Op Bariatric Surgery Patients See Big Benefits

11/01/18 - Dr. Antonio D’Amore Wins ISSNAF Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers

11/01/18 - Dr. MaCalus Hogan Named a 2018 Up & Comer

11/01/18 - Device Could Help to Avoid Pipeline Disasters, Aid Glaucoma Patients

11/01/18 - Brain Computer Interface Researchers Receive $8 Million from NIH to Expand Groundbreaking Work


10/26/18 - Will a Patent Become a Product?

10/26/18 - Engineering Breast Milk to Treat Sick Infants

10/26/18 - Treating “Pre-Cavities”

10/23/18 - Bridgeside Research Forum Spring 2018 Travel Award Winners Announced

10/23/18 - HERL Receives VA Merit Review Grants

10/23/18 - PInCh 2018: What Is Your Idea to Improve Human Performance?

10/10/18 - Researchers Report on Promising Liver Cell Transplantation Technologies

10/10/18 - Change in Transplant Rules Has Chance to Save Lives

10/10/18 - McGowan Institute Laboratory Building Recognized During GBA Silver Anniversary Gala

10/10/18 - Studying Ferroptosis

10/10/18 - Manipulating the Skin with Microneedles to Fight Disease

10/04/18 - Technologies Developed in the Badylak Lab Licensed for Development

10/04/18 - Dr. Warren Ruder Receives NIH Director’s Award

10/04/18 - CoreValve U.S. Pivotal High-Risk Trial: 5-Year Durability Data


09/26/18 - FDA Awards Five Grants to Advance the Development of Pediatric Medical Devices

09/26/18 - IV Spas Promise Relief from Flu Symptoms, Hangovers—But Are They Safe?

09/26/18 - MEBot Wheelchair Featured at VA Research Fair in Washington, DC

09/19/18 - The First Demonstration of a Tissue Forming Through an Endogenous Process in the Brain

09/19/18 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Receive Ladies Hospital Aid Society Awards

09/19/18 - Integrated Clinical and Research Systems for Diabetic Foot Wound Care

09/12/18 - 2018 Health Care Hero Award Winners: Drs. Stephen Badylak and J. Peter Rubin

09/12/18 - UPMC Breast Cancer Researchers Receive Top Komen Award

09/12/18 - Scientists Identify Genetic Variants Almost Exclusive to African Americans That Predict Poor Outcomes in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Heart Disease

09/05/18 - Platelet-Rich Plasma Does Not Promote Stem Cell-Mediated Cartilage Repair

09/05/18 - Vande Geest Lab Graduate Student Named BioE’s 2018 Leonard H. Berenfield Fellow

09/05/18 - Plastic Surgeons Spread Word of the Danger of a Deadly Surgical Procedure


08/29/18 - Shroff Lab Graduate Student Named BioE’s 2018 Wes Pickard Fellow

08/29/18 - Neural Stem Cells Are the Key to Regeneration

08/29/18 - Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio and Dr. Julie Phillippi Join the McGowan Institute Executive Committee

08/23/18 - Dr. Kang Kim to Collaborate on National Kidney Foundation Award

08/23/18 - Dr. Joseph Glorioso Receives ACGT Grant in Support of a Cancer Vaccine for Melanoma

08/23/18 - Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

08/23/18 - 2018 Wiegand Intern Completes Assignment

08/15/18 - Engineering Team Designs Exoskeleton Technology to Help People Walk Again

08/15/18 - Pitt ChemE Team Receives HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

08/15/18 - New Leadership Roles for Dr. George Gittes

08/15/18 - The Biomechanics Aspects of Cell Injections into the Brain

08/08/18 - Pediatric Sepsis Care Within an Hour Decreases Chance of Death, Largest Ever Analysis Finds

08/08/18 - Badylak Lab Student to Receive the 2018 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award

08/08/18 - Top Dentists Honored in Pittsburgh Magazine

08/01/18 - Dr. Shilpa Sant Receives 7-year, $2.7 million NIH R37 Award to Develop Three-Dimensional Organoid Models of Breast Cancer Progression

08/01/18 - Dr. Takashi Kozai Receives $390K NIH Grant to Develop Imaging Technology That May Improve Brain Implant Design

08/01/18 - Dr. Kurt Weiss Receives Pitt Seed Grant


07/26/18 - Seeing a Brighter Future

07/26/18 - The microJoint: Potential to Revolutionize the Treatment of Conditions Related to Joint Complications

07/26/18 - Taking a Chance on the Unknown

07/18/18 - Pitt’s Center for Medical Innovation Awards Funding to Four Projects of McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members

07/18/18 - Dr. John Pollock Receives Presidential Award

07/12/18 - Work of Badylak Lab Students Highlighted on Cover of Nature Review Materials

07/12/18 - Fight-or-Flight Response Triggers White Blood Cells, Increases Heart Attack Risk in People with Diabetes

07/05/18 - Federspiel Lab Student Receives Willem Kolff Award at ASAIO Annual Meeting

07/05/18 - Needed: A Moonshot for Sepsis

07/05/18 - Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio and Colleagues Receive the Aging Cell Best Paper Prize


06/28/18 - Comparing Risks and Costs for Biopsies in Women with Post-Menopausal Bleeding

06/28/18 - Dr. Steven Belle Honored for Contributions to Clinical Trials

06/28/18 - Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model Predicts Changes in BUP Exposure at Different Stages of Pregnancy

06/21/18 - Dr. David Vorp Named Fellow of the American Heart Association

06/21/18 - Restoring Identities With DBS

06/21/18 - Exploiting Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroinflammation for New Treatments of Chronic Pain

06/14/18 - Study: Most Concussion Patients Fall Under the Radar

06/14/18 - Team Approach to Support Families Improves ICU Patient-Centered Care and Lowers Costs

06/14/18 - Dr. Rory Cooper Awarded American Institute for Biomedical Engineering Advocacy Award

06/07/18 - Dr. Steven Little Receives International Young Investigator Award for Development of Novel Drug Delivery Systems

06/07/18 - Successful Vision Restoration to Strengthen with Modern Medicine

06/07/18 - Dr. Jessie VanSwearingen: Aging and Fall Prevention


05/30/18 - Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use

05/30/18 - New $30 Million Venture Capital Fund to Spur Innovation in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

05/30/18 - Insight to the Eye Lens

05/24/18 - Dr. Stephen Badylak at the World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress

05/24/18 - Heartbeat Out of Sync

05/24/18 - Dr. Michael Boninger Awarded NYU Langone’s Rusk Leadership and Innovation Award

05/16/18 - From Technology Developed at the McGowan Institute, LyGenesis Closes $3 Million Series A Financing to Advance Its Organ Regeneration Technology to the Clinic

05/16/18 - Lifestyle Impacts Health

05/09/18 - EVLP: Expand the Donor Pool and Lead to Better Transplant Outcomes

05/09/18 - Living Donor Liver Transplant: A Lifesaving Option for All Patients with Liver Failure

05/09/18 - LifeX™ Health Solutions Platform Opens Headquarters…Announces $2 Million Henry L. Hillman Foundation Grant

05/02/18 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2018 Top Docs


04/26/18 - McGowan Institute Participates in Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week

04/26/18 - Dr. Savio Woo Recognized in Inaugural Class of ORS Fellows

04/19/18 - Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association Names Dr. William Wagner Inventor of the Year

04/19/18 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Named AIMBE Fellows

04/11/18 - From the Lab of Dr. Eric Lagasse to ABC's Grey's Anatomy: Organogenesis of Ectopic Tissue in the Lymph Node

04/11/18 - Dr. Jelena Janjic, Duquesne University Professor, Creates First Nanomedicine to Treat Pain

04/11/18 - Badylak Lab Students Win 2nd Place Prize in 2018 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

04/04/18 - 3-DIY: Printing Your Own Bioprinter

04/04/18 - Dr. Bernard Costello: New Dean of Dental Medicine at Pitt

04/04/18 - Lisfranc Injury: Causes and Treatment Options

04/04/18 - Dr. Antonio D'Amore: 2018 Carnegie Science Honorable Mention Award Winner


03/29/18 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/29/18 - The Brain Is Less Flexible Than Previously Thought When Learning

03/22/18 - Producing Protein Nano-Armor

03/22/18 - Preventing Exhaustion in Immune Cells Boosts Immunotherapy in Mice

03/15/18 - Dr. John Pollock Develops Award-Winning App

03/15/18 - Safer Option to Saline for IV Bags Studied

03/08/18 - Dr. Bradley Nindl: Military Career Leads to Success in the Lab and Beyond

03/08/18 - Dr. Shawn Kelly Receives Project Funding from the Chuck Noll Foundation

03/08/18 - People News: Dr. Rory Cooper

03/01/18 - Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Student Places Second at the AHA Research Fellows Day Poster Session

03/01/18 - International Consensus Meeting Led to Insight on Ankle Cartilage Treatments

03/01/18 - UPMC Performs 1,000th Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Repair Procedure


02/22/18 - Dr. Flordeliza Villanueva Named Peter J. Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award Winner by American Heart Association

02/22/18 - Dealing with Diastasis Recti

02/22/18 - A 3-D Approach to Stop Cancer in Its Tracks

02/15/18 - Pitt Researchers Look at "Relaxin" to Heal an Aging Heart

02/15/18 - Study of How Brain Interprets Visual Cues Could Aid Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

02/15/18 - Engineering a Functional Whole Organ for Transplantation

02/08/18 - New Gordon Research Conference on Neuroelectronic Interfaces Co-Founded by Dr. Takashi Kozai

02/08/18 - Vascular Bypass Grafting: A Biomimetic Engineering Approach

02/08/18 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Projects Receive Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards Round-2 2017 Pilot Funding

02/08/18 - Dr. Eric Beckman and Pitt Chemical Engineering Research Group Wins International Circular Materials Challenge

02/01/18 - Dr. Ron Poropatich Named Director of Pitt's CMMR

02/01/18 - Uncovering the Power of Glial Cells

02/01/18 - Bridgeside Research Forum Fall 2017 Travel Award Winners Announced

02/01/18 - LifeX: To Deliver New Solutions to Tackle Prevalent and Intractable Global Diseases


01/24/18 - Wearable Artificial Lung Designed to Help Sick Children Remain Mobile While Hospitalized

01/24/18 - Pitt Scientist Sets Sights on Gene Editing to Improve Vision

01/24/18 - Review Lays out Recommendations, Calls for Research to Improve Post-Hospitalization Sepsis Outcomes

01/24/18 - Dr. Rory Cooper Named a Health Hero by O, the Oprah Magazine

01/22/18 - SHRS and Dr. Bradley Nindl Receive DOD Project Funding

01/22/18 - Dr. John Kellum Hails FDA Approval of Drug as a Major Advance in Treatment for Septic or Distributive Shock

01/22/18 - One Week. Two Authors. Two Journal Covers.

01/22/18 - Dr. Robert Parker Receives 2017 Pommersheim Award for Excellence in Teaching

01/10/18 - Gene Therapy Reverses Autoimmune Diabetes in Mice

01/10/18 - Scientists Identify Mechanism of Impaired Dendritic Cell Function that Weakens Immune and Therapeutic Response to Cancer

01/10/18 - Christopher Mahoney, a 2017 Recipient of the TERMIS-AM Student Scientist Award

01/10/18 - Video Game Improves Doctors' Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

01/04/18 - Pittsburgh Regional TV Highlights the McGowan Institute and Spin-Outs

01/04/18 - Improving Pediatric Transplant Outcomes

01/04/18 - SHRS and Dr. David Brienza Receive $5 Million Grant from National Institute on Disability/U.S. Department of Education

01/04/18 - Joseph Bartolacci, Badylak Lab Student, Receives George Bevier Fellowship in Engineering


12/20/17 - Pitt Team Receives NIH BRAIN Grant to Improve Prosthetics Through Sensory Feedback

12/20/17 - High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson's Progression

12/20/17 - Antonio D'Amore, PhD, Recognized by the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation

12/20/17 - Pitt's Fall 2017 First Gear Cohort Honors

12/13/17 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Named a 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

12/13/17 - Dr. Bryan Brown's Nerve Repair Technology Moves Forward

12/13/17 - Severe Burns Show Dramatic Healing After Being Sprayed with Patients' Own Stem Cells

12/11/17 - Pittsburgh Business Times Recognizes the McGowan Institute and Affiliated Faculty for Innovative Achievements

12/06/17 - Dr. Rory Cooper and HERL to Work with Toyota on the Mobility Unlimited Challenge


11/29/17 - Dr. Robert Parker Receives 2017 Swanson School of Engineering Board of Visitors Award

11/29/17 - Dr. David Vorp to Present at International Meeting Celebrating 50 Years of Heart Transplantation

11/21/17 - Dr. Andrew Schwartz: For BCIs to Be Useful, They'll Need to Be Wireless

11/21/17 - Florida Hospital for Children Partners with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to Develop Pediatric Liver Transplant Program in Florida

11/15/17 - BreathoMag Innovation Receives Philips Grand Challenge 2nd Award

11/15/17 - Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save Lives

11/15/17 - Understanding Addiction in the Adolescent Mind

11/09/17 - PInCh Awards Focus on Wearable Devices that Address Problems in Health Care

11/09/17 - Pitt and UPMC Researchers Collaborate to Save More Organs for Transplants

11/08/17 - Dr. Kia Washington to Direct National Eye Transplant Research Program

11/02/17 - Top Awards Highlight Work in Badylak and Cooper Laboratories

11/02/17 - New Back Pain Study, Drug Take Back Efforts Could Lead to Decreased Opioid Use

11/02/17 - Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage, Kidney Injury, and Asthma


10/26/17 - Pitt's Bioengineering's BodyExplorer Research Featured at First Annual ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

10/26/17 - An Engineer's Guide to the Embryo

10/20/17 - "Cellular" Biology Game

10/20/17 - UPMC Team Performs First U.S. LIVE™ Procedure to Stop Heart Failure Progression

10/11/17 - Partnership for Public Service Honors VA Pittsburgh/Pitt Researcher Dr. Rory Cooper with "Oscar" of Government Service

10/11/17 - Dr. Jacqueline Kreutzer Named to New Leadership Appointment

10/03/17 - ALung Receives IDE Approval to Conduct VENT-AVOID Trial of the Hemolung RAS for the US Market

10/03/17 - Dr. Marina Kameneva Receives U.S. Patent for DRP Work

10/03/17 - Dr. Shilpa Sant Named 2017 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

10/03/17 - Pitt Receives NIH Grant to Develop 3-D Tissue Chips that Mimic Human Joints


09/27/17 - Pitt Researcher Receives NIH Funding Aimed at Preventing Bed Sores

09/27/17 - In Search of a Greener Cleaner

09/27/17 - Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

09/20/17 - Dr. Robert Parker Earns Endowed Professorship in Pitt's ChemE

09/20/17 - American Health Council Names Dr. William Federspiel to Education Board

09/20/17 - Modeling Particle Movements on Bees and Bacteria Could Lead to Robotics Advances

09/14/17 - 2017 Wiegand Intern Completes Assignment

09/14/17 - Welcome New CATER Trainees and Faculty Member!

09/14/17 - Building a Pump Without Parts

09/06/17 - Celebrating the Career of Professor Savio L-Y. Woo

09/06/17 - An Eye Towards Islets

09/06/17 - Pitt Researchers Awarded Funding in Neuroscience Research Grants

09/06/17 - Anna Balazs, PhD, Named the John A. Swanson Endowed Chair in Engineering


08/30/17 - Medical Implants and Aging

08/30/17 - Sending the Right Signals

08/30/17 - Drs. Prashant Kumta and Robert Kormos and CardioSense Receive Funding from Coulter@Pitt TPII Program

08/24/17 - Dr. Julie Phillippi Receives 5-year, $1.9 Million NIH R01 Award

08/24/17 - Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards Round-1 2017 Pilot Funding

08/17/17 - Rocky Tuan, PhD, Appointed the Eighth Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

08/16/17 - 2017 topDentists

08/16/17 - Creating Self-Recognizing and Self-Regulating Synthetic Materials

08/09/17 - Dr. Eric Beckman Receives NSF Award

08/09/17 - Pitt School of Medicine Signs Collaborative Agreement with World-Renowned French Research Institutions

08/09/17 - Dr. Paulo Fontes and OrganEvac Receive Funding from Pitt and UPMC Liver Center

08/02/17 - NIH Continues Pitt's Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program

08/02/17 - Working the [Immune] System

08/02/17 - Lecture: Dr. Marc Simon, Lead Investigator, Phase 2 Study in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

08/02/17 - Wearable Artificial Lung to Deliver Greater Mobility to Patients


07/19/17 - Phase 1 Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Severe Neurological Diseases Begins

07/19/17 - Nanoscale Forces Measured in Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Tell Story of Disease

07/17/17 - Introducing the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation and Microsurgery (VCAM) Laboratory

07/12/17 - Earliest Molecular Events Leading to Organ Rejection Identified in Preclinical Studies

07/12/17 - Fourth Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School Week

07/06/17 - University of Pittsburgh's Patent Record Broken 2 Years in a Row

07/06/17 - Dr. Freddie Fu Receives Chinese Sports Medicine Outstanding Contribution Award


06/28/17 - AR3T Is Soliciting Technology Development Applications

06/28/17 - Dr. Robert Parker Named ChemE's Vice Chair for Graduate Education

06/28/17 - DRPs May Improve Cancer-Specific Outcomes in the Liver

06/21/17 - 1 in 5 Surgical Weight-loss Patients Take Prescription Opioids 7 Years After Surgery

06/21/17 - Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Awards Funding for Novel Craniomaxillofacial Bone Regeneration Project

06/07/17 - Dr. Stephen Badylak Participates in World Science Festival

06/07/17 - Pitt Professor and Leader of International Sepsis Research Reacts to Global Sepsis Resolution

06/07/17 - Genes Responsible for Severe Congenital Heart Disease Identified by Pitt Researchers

06/02/17 - Journal of Surgical Research Features Work of Dr. William Wagner and Colleagues

06/02/17 - Badylak Lab Student Wins First Place in CMU's CIT Honors Research Poster Competition

06/02/17 - Swanson School of Engineering Honors McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members


05/24/17 - Medical 3D Printing Applications

05/24/17 - Precision Medicine Improves Treatment Outcomes for Some Pancreatic Cancer Patients

05/24/17 - Novel Gene Editing Approach to Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Tests

05/17/17 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2017 Top Docs

05/17/17 - Dr. Rory Cooper Confirmed as VISTA 2017 Keynote Speaker

05/10/17 - ALung Submits IDE Application to FDA Seeking Approval to Conduct Pivotal Study of the Hemolung RAS

05/10/17 - Dr. Freddie Fu Receives the Pioneer of Sports Medicine Award

05/10/17 - Dr. David Brienza Honored by NPUAP

05/02/17 - Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks, New Brain Research Reveals

05/02/17 - Protein Primes Mouse Stem Cells to Quickly Repair Injury, Study Finds


04/26/17 - Dr. Anna Balazs to Lead DOD MURI Program Project

04/26/17 - McGowan Institute Spin-Out Company Closes $36 Million Financing

04/26/17 - McGowan Institute Supports Elementary Science and Technology

04/20/17 - 2017 Gordon Research Seminar on Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils

04/20/17 - Wheelchair Powered by Compressed Air, Designed by University of Pittsburgh

04/20/17 - Prosthetic Arm + Brain-Computer Interface = 2016 #1 Innovative Idea

04/13/17 - Dr. Robert Kormos Delivers Provost's Inaugural Lecture

04/13/17 - Pitt-Developed Artificial Lung Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Trials

04/13/17 - Physician Judgment as Good as Complex Protocol for Sepsis

04/06/17 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Receive CSC Awards

04/06/17 - North Carolina Students Learn About Perfusion at Procirca

04/06/17 - NSF Award to Develop Ultrasonic Sensors for a Hybrid Exoskeleton Received


03/29/17 - Dr. Rory Cooper Named Associate Dean for Inclusion, SHRS

03/29/17 - Funding to Establish NIDCR Consortium for Tissue Regeneration Therapies Received from NIH

03/23/17 - UPMC Movement Disorders Expert Named to Parkinson Foundation Board of Directors

03/23/17 - Marra Lab Student Rec'vs NIH F32 Fellowship Award

03/23/17 - Dr. John Kellum Named to BioAegis Therapeutics Clinical Advisory Board

03/16/17 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/08/17 - Chun Lab Student Receives Society for Biomaterials Recognition

03/01/17 - Catalytic Conveyor Belt

03/01/17 - Regenerative Medicine for Whole Organ Replacement


02/22/17 - Publication Named a NIEHS Top Paper of 2016

02/22/17 - Meditation and Mindfulness Practices: Heart Patient's Treatment Plan Options

02/15/17 - Dr. Bryan Brown Lab Student Wins C. William Hall Scholarship

02/15/17 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Receive 2017 Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds from the Innovation Institute

02/10/17 - Dr. David Okonkwo, Consultant on Canine Neurosurgery Case

02/10/17 - MEBot Wins 2016 Blackwood Design Award

02/02/17 - Forbes Names Two Pitt Engineering Alumni "30 Under 30" in Manufacturing & Industry

02/02/17 - Molecular Medicine Features Work of McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members


01/26/17 - Medical Milestone: 2000 Lung Transplants

01/26/17 - Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards Four Novel Biomedical Devices

01/19/17 - NIH Award: Ambulatory Assist Lung for Children

01/19/17 - News from the Bryan Brown Laboratory

01/13/17 - University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Academy Expands Summer Scholar Program to Include College Students

01/13/17 - Understanding Why We Should Exercise

01/13/17 - Tuan Lab Student Receives Iris Klarman Women's Health Fellowship Award

01/03/17 - New Study Shows Targeted Therapy Needed for Breast Cancer with Brain Metastases

01/03/17 - Pitt Researchers Awarded $1.7 Million NIH Grant to "Sniff Out" Better Treatment for Lung Disease

01/03/17 - DOD Grant Received to Accelerate Bone Healing

01/03/17 - International Team Decodes Cellular Death Signals


12/15/16 - Dr. William R. Wagner Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

12/15/16 - Dr. Ricardo Londono Selected to Receive the 2017 Society of Biomaterials' Student Award for Outstanding Research

12/15/16 - Looking for Ways to Mend a Broken Heart

12/15/16 - CATER Trainee Emily Bayer - Tissue Engineering Part a Features Research Image As Cover Art

12/08/16 - Tailoring of Protein Stability and Performance via Polymer-Based Protein Engineering

12/08/16 - Pitt Researchers Collaborate to Develop Lifesaving "Rescue Stent"

12/08/16 - Cancer Cells Hijack DNA Repair Networks to Stay Alive, Pitt Study Shows

12/08/16 - Balancing Time and Space in the Brain: A New Model Holds Promise for Predicting Brain Dynamics

12/01/16 - Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio Named New Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International

12/01/16 - Topical Therapy for Radiation-Induced Skin Damage Shows Promising Results

12/01/16 - $2.95 Million NIH Grant to Predict At-Risk Cerebral Aneurysms Received

12/01/16 - Preclinical Study: Using MRI to Monitor ECM Hydrogel in the Brain Post-Stroke


11/28/16 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Is Co-Winner of Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

11/28/16 - Pitt Researcher Part of Team That Discovered Way to Induce Visual Hallucinations

11/28/16 - Brown Lab Students Take 2nd Place in Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Entrepreneurship Competition

11/28/16 - Pitt to Lead Trauma Network, Up to $90M in Department of Defense-Funded Trauma Research

11/18/16 - Concussions are Treatable, More Research Needed

11/18/16 - Dr. Thomas Rando Elected to National Academy of Medicine

11/18/16 - Pitt-UPMC Neurosurgeon to Lead BRAIN Initiative Grant to Study How We Speak

11/18/16 - Grant Received from Hillman Foundation to Advance Brain Research

11/10/16 - Pitt Scientists Identify How Repair Protein Finds DNA Damage

11/10/16 - Preclinical Research: Potential Treatment of IBD

11/10/16 - Dr. Timothy Billiar Receives Highest Honor from Chinese Government

11/10/16 - Preliminary Zika Vaccines Prevent Neurological Disorders in Newborn Mice

11/03/16 - Dr. Freddie Fu Receives SIGASCOT Honorary Membership

11/03/16 - Pitt Team Receives $2.5 million in DOD Funds for First Retrievable Vascular Stent

11/03/16 - Wave of the Future: Micro Swimming Drone to Traverse the Human Body Using Sound Waves

11/03/16 - Dr. Bryan Brown Laboratory Student Accepted Into CTS TL1 Program


10/27/16 - World-Renowned Expert in Research and Therapies for Blindness and Vision Impairment Joins McGowan Institute

10/27/16 - In a First, Pitt-UPMC Team Help Paralyzed Man Feel Again Through a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

10/27/16 - Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop Better Methodology to Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

10/27/16 - Activity Trackers Are Ineffective at Sustaining Weight Loss

10/20/16 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Receive PLRC Project Funding

10/20/16 - Industry/Pitt Partnership to Advance Additive Manufacturing Problem-Solving for Industry

10/05/16 - Badylak Lab Post-Doc Wins SPRIG Scholar's Pilot Project Award


09/29/16 - Pitt Innovation Challenge-PInCh-Recognizes McGowan Institute Project Teams

09/29/16 - NIH Funds Research Project Cooperative Agreement

09/29/16 - 2016 Wiegand Intern Completes Assignment

09/22/16 - Materials That Compute Advances as Engineers Demonstrate System Performs Pattern Recognition

09/22/16 - Dr. Anne Robertson Named Grant Reviewer for National Institutes of Health

09/22/16 - Gene Therapy via Ultrasound Could Offer New Tool in Fight Against Heart Disease and Cancer

09/15/16 - New Understanding of Pulmonary Hypertension Leads to Promising Drug Targets

09/15/16 - Correcting Metabolic Deficiencies May Improve Depression Symptoms

09/15/16 - Badylak Lab Student to Be Awarded TERMIS-AM Recognition

09/12/16 - McGowan Institute Receives 2016 Health Care Hero Award: Health Care Innovation

09/08/16 - Provost Inaugural Lecture: Dr. Simon Watkins

09/08/16 - Dr. David Whitcomb Receives Henry Lynch Award

09/08/16 - University of Pittsburgh Licenses Novel Microneedle Patch to Pittsburgh Company

09/01/16 - Drs. Badylak and Londono to Be Honored at BMES Annual Meeting

09/01/16 - 'Starving' Immune Cell Discovery Points to Cancer Immunotherapy-Boosting Strategies

09/01/16 - Sampling Method Used for New Breast Cancer Tests May Lead to Underestimate of Risk


08/26/16 - CATER Trainees Attend NIBIB Grantee Training Program Meeting

08/26/16 - NIH-Funded Pitt Research Study to Evaluate New Voice Therapy Technique

08/26/16 - More Doesn't Mean Better When it Comes to Trauma Centers

08/23/16 - New Fully Dissolving Heart Stent

08/22/16 - Biotech Firm Licensing Pitt Patents Raises $57M

08/22/16 - Drs. Weinbaum, Kameneva, and Waters Receive CMI Grants

08/12/16 - Drs. Robert Parker and Gilles Clermont Receive NIH R21 Award

08/12/16 - Cumulative Risk for Relatively Safe Medication Like Statins Is Nontrivial

08/12/16 - Drs. Badylak and Matyjaszewski-2016 Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering

08/04/16 - Dr. Freddie Fu Inducted into American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

08/04/16 - Fabrication of Vascular Grafts with Artificial Stem Cells

08/02/16 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Receives Research Award to Conduct Studies on International Space Station

08/02/16 - Pitt Researchers Identify Important Mechanism for Biological Scaffold Inductive Abilities


07/28/16 - Regenerative Medicine Improves Strength and Function in Severe Muscle Injuries

07/28/16 - Pitt Researchers Find Key to Parkinson's Disease Neurodegeneration

07/28/16 - 2016 Beckman Scholar: To Further Her Research in Tissue Engineering Innovations

07/21/16 - Third Regenerative Medicine Summer School Week

07/21/16 - Stanford and Pitt Collaborate on Successful Stroke Therapy

07/21/16 - Award Winning Students!

07/06/16 - Facial Reconstruction with Fat Grafting

07/06/16 - Badylak Lab Student Wins Presentation Award

07/06/16 - UPMC Researchers Shine Light on Common Heart Complication After Lung Transplantation

07/01/16 - 3D Bioprinted Model for the Study of Precancerous Breast Disease Aims to Reduce Unnecessary Treatment

07/01/16 - Lifestyle Optimization to Prevent Disease

07/01/16 - Dr. Michael Boninger Elevated to VP for Medical Affairs for Community Provider Services


06/27/16 - Dr. Chien Ho Develops Bio-Mimicry Method for Preparing and Labeling Stem Cells

06/27/16 - NSF Grant: Develop a Transistor Based on 2D Crystals to Lower the Energy Consumption of Electronics

06/27/16 - NIH Grant to Support Continuation of Joint Regenerative Medicine Program Between University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University Received

06/27/16 - Dr. Rory Cooper Receives Inaugural Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Award

06/23/16 - Research Discovery Receives Accolades and Recognition

06/23/16 - Sitting Too Long? Best Stretches for Your Back

06/23/16 - Brown Laboratory Student Elected President SFB National Student Chapter

06/23/16 - Drs. Rory Cooper and Dan Ding Receive Pitt Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds

06/09/16 - Research Grant Received: Use of Cells from Patient's Own Fat as Vascular Grafts in Arterial Bypass Surgery

06/09/16 - Innovative Surgical Practices Using Tissue-Based Regenerative Therapies May Be More Tightly Regulated

06/09/16 - Voice of America Features Trilogy of McGowan Institute Research Programs

06/09/16 - Dr. Michel Modo Elected President, American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair

06/01/16 - Pre-Surgical Exposure to Blue Light Reduces Organ Damage in Mice

06/01/16 - Dr. Anthony Delitto Named SHRS Dean

06/01/16 - Pitt Innovation Institute 11th Annual Celebration of Innovation Honors McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members

06/01/16 - Career Updates on Former McGowan Institute Student


05/23/16 - Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

05/19/16 - Students from McGowan Institute Laboratories Receive Whitaker International Program Awards

05/19/16 - Dr. Bernhard Kühn Inducted into ASCI

05/19/16 - Dr. Joon Sup Lee: Advancements in Cholesterol Control Help Move Cardiology Forward

05/12/16 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2016 Top Docs

05/12/16 - McGowan Institute Technology for Organ and Tissue Preservation Is TechConnect 2016 Award Winner

05/12/16 - Dr. Steffi Oesterreich Joins Susan G. Komen As Advisor, New Komen Scholar


04/22/16 - New Cardiovascular Device That Reduces Risk of Stroke

04/22/16 - Study of Enzymatic Chemical Reactions by Pitt and Penn State Researchers May Indicate How the First Cells Formed Colonies

04/15/16 - Dr. Paul Monga to Lead New Multidisciplinary Liver Center

04/15/16 - Paper Wins International Dupuytren Award 2016

04/07/16 - ECM May Treat Stroke Patients

04/07/16 - Dr. Peter Rubin Receives Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance Project Funding

04/07/16 - Nutrition and Surgical Site Infections: Study

04/04/16 - SME/AIME Recognizes John Murphy with the 2016 Erskine Ramsay Medal and AIME Honorary Membership

04/04/16 - Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio Nets Two NIH Awards

04/04/16 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Joins Orthocell Limited Medical and Scientific Advisory Board


03/24/16 - Dr. Shilpa Sant Receives BMES Rising Star Award

03/24/16 - McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Receive CSC Awards for Excellence

03/24/16 - Enzymatic Engines

03/17/16 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/17/16 - FDA: In Silico Trials for Advancing New Devices and Drug Therapy Applications

03/10/16 - Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease to Be Tested by Pitt, UPMC Experts

03/10/16 - Redefining Sepsis: An International Effort to Improve Patient Outcomes

03/10/16 - Local Start-Up Based on McGowan Institute Technology Prepares for 2017 US Clinical Trials

03/03/16 - Dr. Robert Kormos Named 2016 Peter J. Safar Pulse of Pittsburgh Award Winner by American Heart Association

03/03/16 - Association of Academic Physiatrists Honors Pitt/UPMC Physician

03/03/16 - A Retinal Prosthesis for the Blind


02/25/16 - Corneacopia

02/25/16 - New Study Shows Promise of ALung's Hemolung Technology to Help Protect the Injured Lung

02/15/16 - Fabricating Devices for the Detection and Separation of Target Molecules from Complex Fluids

02/15/16 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Receive CMI Grants

02/04/16 - Dr. Tracy Cui to Be Inducted Into AIMBE College of Fellows

02/04/16 - Scientists to Scientists: California 5th Grade Team Benefits from Badylak Lab Team Support

02/04/16 - DBS: Treating Movement Disorders


01/28/16 - Clinical Milestone Reached with 500 Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Repairs

01/22/16 - Sedentary Behavior Linked to Poor Health in Adults with Severe Obesity, Independent of Exercise

01/22/16 - Unraveling the Genetics of Pregnancy and Heart Failure

01/14/16 - Shawn Bengtson Elected Chair of University Specialty Section of Society for Quality Assurance

01/14/16 - Badylak Lab Student to Receive SFB Honor

01/14/16 - Under the Microscope: Dr. Barry Hirsch

01/07/16 - Dr. Steven Little Named an AIMBE Fellow

01/07/16 - Working in Collaboration to Prevent Blindness

01/07/16 - Dr. Rocky Tuan: Clemson Award Winner


12/18/15 - Retinal Regeneration Is a Fishy Problem

12/18/15 - Hybrid Material that Responds to Heat and Light Presents Future Potential for 4D-Printed Adaptive Devices

12/11/15 - 5 Years and Growing: Regenerative Rehabilitation

12/11/15 - A Possible End to Eye Drops

12/04/15 - 2015 CATER Training Program Graduates

12/04/15 - 2015 PInCh Winners


11/24/15 - Grant Award: Engineered Neovascularization of Vasa Vasorum

11/19/15 - Langmuir Features Work of Dr. Anna Balazs

11/18/15 - MD Student Hopes to Dedicate a Year to Pursue a Career in Regenerative Medicine

11/18/15 - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead: Searching for a Nanoparticle in a Haystack

11/18/15 - Grant to Research Olfaction, Anosmia Awarded

11/17/15 - Chronic Arsenic Exposure Can Impair Ability of Muscle to Heal After Injury

11/17/15 - Something on Your Mind?

11/17/15 - Study Identifies Patients Most Likely to Have Joint Pain Reduction After Bariatric Surgery

11/17/15 - New Study Reveals How Specialized Cells Help Each Other Survive During Times of Stress

11/10/15 - Throwback 1985: First Artificial Heart Used in Pittsburgh

11/10/15 - Pitt Spinout Company Wins 2015 Innovator of the Year-Life Sciences Tech 50 Award

11/10/15 - Bioprinting Soft Human Tissues

11/10/15 - Clinical Project Being Conducted at Walter Reed


10/22/15 - Lab-Grown 3-D Intestine Regenerates Gut Lining in Pre-Clinical Trial

10/17/15 - Pitt Researchers Are Working to Mass-Produce Stem Cells

10/15/15 - Dr. Anna Balazs to Receive 2016 APS Polymer Physics Prize

10/13/15 - Digestible Batteries Needed to Power Electronic Pills

10/01/15 - Grant: Regenerative Medicine Therapy for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

10/01/15 - Pitt Hosts Representatives of the DoD Regenerative Medicine Traveling Exchange Program


09/30/15 - ASME Honors Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo With Medal Recognition

09/28/15 - Pittsburgh’s 25th Anniversary of First VAD Patient Ever to Be Discharged from a Hospital

09/28/15 - Advancements in Wheelchair Technology Highlighted

09/28/15 - Dr. William Wagner Named a TERMIS Fellow

09/21/15 - Protein-Hydrogel Combo May Help Heal Heart

09/17/15 - Dr. Anne Robertson Named One of 100 Inspiring Women in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

09/15/15 - Strengthening a Tiny Heart, Pound for Pound

09/15/15 - Grant Received for the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training

09/15/15 - International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation Leadership Council Established


08/29/15 - Dr. Anna Balazs: NSF Interview

08/21/15 - Registration Now Open: 2015 Symposium--Regenerative Surgery: The Cutting Edge

08/20/15 - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Invests in Cardiovascular Regeneration Research

08/15/15 - Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards Round-1 2015 Pilot Funding

08/10/15 - Wiegand Summer Internship

08/10/15 - Pitt Reseachers Will Study Sepsis with $1.5M NIH Grant

08/07/15 - Badylak Lab High School Student Receives Best Poster Award

08/07/15 - Studying the Advances in Next-Generation Stem Cell Culture Technologies

08/03/15 - New High Definition Fiber Tracking


07/31/15 - Save the Date--9th Symposium on Biologic Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine

07/27/15 - Badylak Lab Student to Be Awarded TERMIS-AM Recognition

07/20/15 - Hogan Named to List of Who’s Who In Black Pittsburgh

07/16/15 - Dr. Steven Little Elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

07/06/15 - Exploring the Future of Eye Transplantation

07/01/15 - Bariatric Surgery Enhances Type 2 Diabetes Remission

07/01/15 - Dr. Steven Little Named a Pittsburgh Fast Tracker


06/30/15 - Antaki Lab Alumnus Receives Prestigious Honor

06/29/15 - Wagner Lab Student Receives 2015 Whitaker International Fellowship

06/25/15 - Computer Simulation Predicts Development, Progress of Pressure Sores

06/24/15 - Dr. Robert Kormos Publication Receives JTCVS Most Cited Paper Award

06/24/15 - What Your Clothes May Say About You

06/23/15 - Help Pitt Researchers Keep Organs Alive for Transplantation

06/23/15 - Polish Mentee of Dr. Stephen Badylak Receives MIT Recognition

06/11/15 - Osteosarcoma: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

06/03/15 - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

06/03/15 - Lower Birth Weight Associated with Proximity of Mother's Home to Gas Wells

06/02/15 - Designing 3D-Printed Materials to Help the Body Heal Itself


05/24/15 - Stem Cell and Epigenetic Strategies for Retinal Repair

05/21/15 - Dr. Pawel Kalinski Inducted Into ASCI

05/21/15 - Dr. George Michalopoulos Inducted Into AAP

05/18/15 - Textbook: Host Response to Biomaterials

05/11/15 - Computer Simulation Accurately Replicated Real-Life Trauma Outcomes

05/06/15 - Dr. Anna Balazs Named 2015 S F Boys-A Rahman Award Winner

05/05/15 - Pitt/UPMC Surgeon-Researcher Awarded Highest Honor by American Surgical Association

05/05/15 - Designing a Synthetic Gel that Changes Shape and Moves via Its Own Internal Energy

05/04/15 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus Prize

05/01/15 - Statistical Approach Able To Pinpoint Real from Artifact Alerts


04/27/15 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2015 Top Docs

04/24/15 - Massive Weight Loss Surgery Highlighted

04/22/15 - Wang Lab Student Named a 2015 Senior of the Year

04/22/15 - McGowan Affiliated Faculty Promotions

04/20/15 - Dr. Derek Angus' Research Paper Receives Top Award from Clinical Research Forum

04/15/15 - Donor Supports Research Addressing Dupuytren's Disease

04/13/15 - Clifford Brubaker to End 25-Year Tenure as Dean of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

04/08/15 - Pitt Collaborates with Janssen to Study and Tailor New Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

04/08/15 - Bioresorbable Metals in Regenerative Medicine

04/06/15 - Physical Therapy, Surgery Produce Same Results for Stenosis in Older Patients

04/01/15 - Oxi-DENT Is a Randall Big Idea Winner

04/01/15 - A Strategy for Stimulating Heart Muscle Regeneration in Infants, Study Finds


03/25/15 - Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh to Lead New Center to Identify Toxic Chemicals

03/16/15 - Rebooting Cell Programming Can Reverse Liver Failure

03/10/15 - MIRM: 2015 Annual Scientific Retreat

03/05/15 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Selected to Receive the 2015 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award


02/25/15 - Pitt to Lead $14M National Trial Comparing Approaches to Treat Back Pain, Avoid Surgery

02/25/15 - 5th Annual International Vision Conference

02/23/15 - Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

02/17/15 - Metabolic Disorder Treatment Through Liver Cell Transplant

02/08/15 - Pitt Team Developing Technology to Allow Amputees to Feel with Prosthetic Limb, Improving Its Function

02/04/15 - TissuGlu: First Tissue Adhesive Approved by FDA for Internal Use

02/01/15 - Neuroprotecting and Repairing Injured Retina and Optic Nerve with ECM


01/30/15 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

01/29/15 - Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Could Protect Liver from Sepsis-Induced Damage

01/22/15 - New Machine-Perfusion Organ Preservation System Keeps Livers Healthier for Transplant

01/16/15 - ASEE Names Dr. Steve Little the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award Recipient

01/15/15 - Statins Inhibit Spread of Some Cancers in Laboratory Tests

01/08/15 - University of Pittsburgh Honors College Names Its First Faculty Fellows

01/08/15 - Smoking, Alcohol, Gene Variant Interact to Increase Risk of Chronic Pancreatitis

01/05/15 - Company Spotlight: Procirca


12/24/14 - New Mechanism that Helps Explain Why Older Patients Develop Lung Fibrosis Discovered

12/18/14 - Project: Create Global Network to Improve Lives of Wheelchair Users

12/17/14 - Stem Cells Faulty in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Researchers Find

12/16/14 - Dr. Rory Cooper Named an NAI Fellow

12/15/14 - An Intensive Focus on Care

12/11/14 - Novel Biomedical Device Receives Funding

12/10/14 - Wheelchair-Mounted Mobile Robotic-Assisted Transfer System

12/10/14 - Patient's Own Stem Cells Could Clear a Cloudy Cornea

12/09/14 - Snapshot: Funded Research Highlights for 2014


11/14/14 - First-Ever Liver Transplant to Treat AHCY Deficiency Performed

11/13/14 - Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Prizes to Creative Thinkers


10/16/14 - Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus-Could Lead to New Models to Study Esophageal Disease

10/15/14 - Creating Medical Devices with Dissolving Metal

10/10/14 - Pitt School of Dental Medicine Team Awarded $2 Million NCI Grant to Study How Cancer Spreads to Bone

10/09/14 - Pitt Gets $11 Million from NIH to Lead Center of Excellence in National Big Data Research Consortium

10/07/14 - $1.25 Million Received from Defense Department to Make Whole-Eye Transplantation a Reality

10/02/14 - Pittsburgh Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Reaches to Florida

10/01/14 - Winner of the Michael G. Wells Student Health Care Entrepreneurship Competition Named


09/30/14 - Unraveling Traumatic Brain Injuries

09/24/14 - Pitt, Carnegie Mellon Engineers Develop New Method to Explore Mechanical Communication Between Cells

09/23/14 - Dr. Andrew Duncan Receives NIH Grant Focused on Obtaining a Better Understanding of Liver Biology

09/16/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs: A 2014-2015 NSF Distinguished Lecturer in Mathematical and Physical Sciences

09/15/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs to Be Recognized by Pittsburgh WCC for Excellence in the Chemical Sciences

09/15/14 - UPMC Voice Center: A Unique Resource

09/15/14 - Genetic Discovery Yields Prostate Cancer Test, Promise of Future Therapy

09/10/14 - Dr. Keith Cook to Develop Artificial Lungs that Can Be Worn at Home

09/08/14 - Dr. John Kellum Helps Develop New Kidney Test

09/03/14 - Dr. Steven Little Named One of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40

09/02/14 - Dr. Ipsita Banerjee Receives NSF Grant

09/01/14 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Appointed Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

09/01/14 - New Processes Could Provide Personalized Pain Treatment


08/28/14 - McGowan Institute Faculty Honors

08/27/14 - Study Findings Could Lead to Improved Treatments for Stroke, Other Brain Injuries

08/19/14 - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead Receives MIT Honor

08/12/14 - NVWG: Where Heroes Make History

08/12/14 - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead Receives MIT Honor

08/07/14 - Older Adults with Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment Are More Vulnerable to Accelerated Brain Aging

08/05/14 - Clinical Imaging in Regenerative Medicine

08/04/14 - Surgical Adhesive Technology Receives FDA Panel Recommendation


07/31/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Collaborators Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method

07/30/14 - Surgical, Other Advances Improve Graft Survival of Intestinal, Multi-Visceral Transplant Patients

07/30/14 - Naturally Occurring Antibodies May Be Treatment for BK Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Patients

07/28/14 - From Stem Cells, New Roots

07/24/14 - The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Awards Funds to McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty for Scientific Studies

07/17/14 - Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn't Affect Lungs

07/15/14 - Dr. Bryan Brown to Receive the TERMIS-AM 2014 Educational Award

07/13/14 - First "Regenerative Medicine Summer School" Week

07/10/14 - Pitt Researchers Receive $2.1 Million to Study Prevention of Deadly Lung Injury

07/04/14 - Dr. Anthony Delitto Honored by the American Physical Therapy Association

07/02/14 - Technology Developed by McGowan Faculty Permitted the First U.S. Implant of a Medical Device Before Lifesaving Double Lung Transplant

07/01/14 - Dr. Philip LeDuc Selected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers


06/30/14 - Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards 2014 Round-1 Pilot Funding

06/18/14 - $2.9 Million Grant to Improve Brain Implants Received

06/12/14 - McGowan Institute Medical Device Technology Receives Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

06/11/14 - Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease


05/22/14 - Dr. Freddie Fu Named a Top 2014 North American Sports Knee Surgeon

05/20/14 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Receives 2014 NIMS Award

05/14/14 - Dr. David Hackam Inducted into the Association of American Physicians

05/01/14 - Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana to Share $1.6M Grant

05/01/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2014 Top Docs


04/22/14 - Provost Inaugural Lecture: Dr. David Perlmutter

04/21/14 - Malfunction in Molecular 'Proofreader' Prevents Repair of UV-Induced DNA Damage

04/12/14 - Pitt Engineering Competitions Award Students and Their Projects


03/27/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs Named 2014 ACS Langmuir Lecturer

03/24/14 - Model-Based Decisions in Sepsis (MODS)

03/24/14 - Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible, Effective, Pitt Finds

03/20/14 - Lifestyle Interventions Can Prevent Major Depression in Older Black and White Adults with Mild Symptoms

03/18/14 - Study Challenges Accepted Sepsis Treatment

03/18/14 - Stem Cells from Muscle Can Repair Nerve Damage After Injury

03/17/14 - Dr. Yadong Wang Named Fellow of AIMBE

03/12/14 - Turing's Theory of Morphogenesis Validated 60 Years After His Death

03/12/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/10/14 - Designing Better Vascular Grafts

03/07/14 - Exploring 3-D-Printed Bone and Tissue Scaffolds

03/07/14 - Pitt/MWRI Researchers Awarded Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize for Top Biomedical Sciences PNAS Paper of 2013

03/03/14 - Biomarkers That Can Provide Advance Warning of Deadly Kidney Condition in Critically Ill Patients Identified

03/03/14 - Metabolic Profiling of Liver Cells Suggests New Treatments for Cirrhosis Patients


02/27/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs Named Materials Research Society Fellow

02/24/14 - Innovative Brain Imaging Technology Receives DSF Charitable Foundation Funding

02/19/14 - Dr. Joseph Glorioso Recognized with the Pioneer Series Award by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

02/10/14 - Funding Awards for New Biomedical Technology Announced

02/07/14 - Precise Electronic Drug Release Thanks to Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Material

02/03/14 - Mood-Stabilizing Drug Could Be New Treatment for Inherited Liver Disease


01/30/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

01/15/14 - Pioneering Initiative = Improved Standard of Care + Educational Success

01/13/14 - Pitt Establishes Brain Institute to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain, Discover Novel Therapies

01/07/14 - Determining Acute Kidney Injury

01/06/14 - Pennsylvania's First Minimally Invasive Heart Pump Implant

01/06/14 - Pitt Study Finds Mechanism for Increased Activity of Oncogene in Head and Neck Cancers

01/02/14 - Pitt Researchers to Study New Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer Patients


12/17/13 - Provost Inaugural Lecture: Dr. Peter Rubin

12/09/13 - Novel Biological Sources for Battery Materials

12/09/13 - New "Zero-Dimensional" Carbon Nanotube May Lead to Superthin Electronics and Synthetic Cells

12/04/13 - Dr. Savio Woo Presents Keynote Lecture at the Taiwan Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

12/04/13 - Muscle Morbidity and Reduced Regenerative Capacity

12/01/13 - Ballet and Sports Medicine


11/25/13 - Proposed: New Composites That Can Regenerate When Damaged

11/20/13 - Personalized Medicine for Pancreatic Diseases

11/14/13 - Pitt Team Aims to Change Tissue Microenvironment to Fend Off Cancerous Tumors

11/14/13 - Multicenter, Multidisciplinary Effort to Study Hemorrhaging in Trauma Patients

11/11/13 - Dr. Valerian Kagan Honored With Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

11/11/13 - Sensory Substitution Helps the Blind See

11/04/13 - Compounded Medication to Prevent Preterm Birth Not a Safety Risk

11/04/13 - Unusual Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer

11/01/13 - Gum Disease Treated by Using Homing Beacon to Bring Needed Immune Cells to Inflamed Area


10/28/13 - Burn Therapy: An Award-Winning Regenerative Medicine Approach

10/22/13 - Traumatic Brain Injury Research Advances with $18.8M NIH Award

10/09/13 - Strategic Partnership in Regenerative Medicine Formed With Instron

10/03/13 - Regenerative Medicine Partnership with Cornell University


09/30/13 - Pitt Scientists Solve Mystery of Basic Cellular Process

09/30/13 - Entering a New Dimension: 4D Printing

09/30/13 - Third Annual Regenerative Rehabilitation Symposium, April 10-11, 2014, San Francisco, California

09/27/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine to Co-Direct $75 Million Second Phase of National Effort to Aid Wounded Warriors

09/26/13 - Drs. Rubin and Marra Comment on Denmark Stem Cell-Enriched Fat Grafts Clinical Study

09/25/13 - The Latest Advances in Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injury

09/23/13 - NSF Grant Explores "Materials That Compute"

09/16/13 - Unusual Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer

09/01/13 - Improving the Therapeutic Relevance of Muscle Stem Cells


08/30/13 - Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections

08/29/13 - Drs. Angus, Bahar, and Perlmutter Named Pitt Distinguished Professors

08/22/13 - Sanjeev Shroff, PhD, Appointed New Chair of Bioengineering

08/13/13 - Decellularized Mouse Heart Beats Again after Regeneration with Human Heart Precursor Cells

08/06/13 - University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute International Academy Scholars Present Projects

08/05/13 - Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program Invests in 3 Medical Technologies of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty

08/04/13 - Practice Makes the Brain's Motor Cortex More Efficient

08/01/13 - Light That Moves and Molds Gels


07/29/13 - Premature Aging of Immune Cells Present in Joints of Kids with Chronic Arthritis

07/25/13 - NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries Received

07/25/13 - Jack Hughston Award Received by Dr. Freddie Fu

07/18/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Members Receive Project Funding for Early Stage Medical Technology R&D

07/15/13 - Artificial Cells to Study Effects of Molecular Crowding on Gene Expression Developed

07/01/13 - Placental Cells May Prevent Viruses from Passing from Mother to Baby


06/28/13 - Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model

06/26/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Military Medicine-Related Activities

06/24/13 - Dr. Anne Robertson Named Fellow at ELATE at Drexel®

06/08/13 - Living Donor Kidney Transplants: Increasing the Number of Kidneys Available for Transplantation

06/06/13 - NIH Grant to Improve Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Received

06/03/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Has a Strong Presence at ASAIO Annual Conference

06/03/13 - Dr. Yadong Wang Named Professor in the Department of Bioengineering

06/03/13 - Dr. David Vorp is the 2013-2014 chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

06/03/13 - Chemical Engineering Professor Eric Beckman Wins Edison Awards Gold Medal


05/30/13 - What Makes the Best Assistive Technology?

05/20/13 - Progress Reported in Organ Preservation

05/06/13 - Adding Breast Milk Ingredient to Formula Could Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Premature Babies

05/05/13 - Research of Fellow from the Steven Little Lab Highlighted by ARVO


04/29/13 - Dr. Lance Davidson Awarded a 2013 Innovation in Education Excellence Award

04/29/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Receives the 2013 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair

04/28/13 - Dr. Alan Wells Receives Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

04/25/13 - Yadong Wang Biomaterial Foundry Lab Students Receive Whitaker Awards for International Bioengineering Research and Study

04/23/13 - DOD Highlights Breast Cancer Research of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Faculty Member

04/15/13 - NIH R21 Grant to Develop Adipose Stem-Cell Based Vascular Grafts Received

04/10/13 - Edible Electronics Developed for Medical Device Industry

04/02/13 - Ho Recognized by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


03/19/13 - Wearable Artificial Lung to be Developed at Pitt through $3.4 Million Grant

03/15/13 - Latest Fox Center Research Efforts

03/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Retreat

03/14/13 - First "Breathing Lung" Transplant on East Coast Using OCS Lung Performed


02/25/13 - Regenerative Medicine Clinical Translation

02/18/13 - Drs. Steven Little and Peter Strick: Nordenberg Names Winners of Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards

02/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Studies Cerebral Aneurysms

02/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine-Developed Technology Meets Funding Milestone

02/06/13 - Study: Biomarkers May Predict Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients

02/04/13 - Mechanism to Halt Cancer Cell Growth, Discover Potential Cancer Therapy Revealed

02/01/13 - First International VAD Guidelines Co-Authored by McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member


01/31/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Research and Affiliated Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

01/27/13 - Advances in Ophthalmology

01/10/13 - Stem Cells Found to Heal Damaged Artery in Pre-Clinical Lab Study

01/08/13 - Oscillating Gel Gives Synthetic Materials the Ability to "Speak"

01/07/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine-Developed Technology: Study Utilizing HeartMate II® Receives FDA Nod