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03/11/20 -  DARPA Awards $22M for ‘Smart’ Device that Regenerates Muscle 

03/11/20 -  2020 CSC Awards Winners: Drs. Fabrisia Ambrosio and Bryan Brown and Ms. Alexis Nolfi

03/05/20 -  Dr. Bryan Brown Featured in the Products of Pittsburgh Podcast 

03/05/20 -  Dr. Anna Balazs: Shining a New Light on Biomimetic Materials 

03/05/20 -  UPMC Celebrates 500th Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplant 


02/26/20 -  Dr. Cecelia Yates Receives CSL Behring and University City Science Center Funding

02/26/20 -  Why Inclusivity Matters

02/26/20 -  McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Participate in the 2020 Gordon Research Conference to Foster Collaborations in Neural Engineering

02/26/20 -  Smoking Relapse Common in Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

02/19/20 -  Dr. George Gittes’ Diabetes Gene Therapy Licensed to Genprex

02/19/20 -  McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Receive CMI Project Funding

02/19/20 -  Bulk of Nurse Practitioners’ Work at Nursing Home Remains Nonclinical

02/12/20 -  Dr. Robert Kormos Receives STS 2020 Distinguished Service Award

02/12/20 -  PediaFlow Project Wins Cornell’s Scale-Up and Prototyping Award

02/12/20 -  Using Regenerative Biology to Restore Mucus Production

02/05/20 -  Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysms—How the Right Tools Help Find the Cause

02/05/20 -  Pitt Researchers Propose Solutions for Networking Lag in Massive IoT Devices

02/05/20 -  Vitamin D Linked to Better Blood Pressure in Pittsburgh Kids

02/05/20 - Dr. Christian Bermudez Named an AL DÍA Top Doctor


01/29/20 -  Dr. Takashi Kozai Receives $1.6M NIH Award to Develop an Innovative Wireless Neural Device for Long-Term and Precise Stimulation

01/29/20 -  Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio Named Co-PI on $3.8M R01 Grant

01/29/20 -  UPMC First in the U.S. to Implant Wireless Retinal Device

01/29/20 -  Sepsis Kills 1 in 5 Globally, Double Previous Estimate

01/22/20 -  Researchers Regrow Damaged Nerves with Polymer and Protein

01/22/20 -  Abbott Gets FDA Approval for Less-Invasive Heart Pump Implant Procedure

01/22/20 -  Heart Transplants from Donors with Hepatitis C May Be Safe

01/22/20 -  Nerve-Healing Startup Renerva Joins McGovern Incubator

01/16/20 -  Dr. William Wagner Named a Pittsburgh “Power 100” Honoree

01/15/20 -  McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members Receive Swanson School Professorship and Fellowship Appointments

01/15/20 -  Three Bioengineering Graduate Students Receive American Heart Association Fellowships

01/15/20 -  Salama Lab Study Reveals How Relaxin Targets Cardiovascular Disease

01/08/20 -  Dr. David Finegold Named the John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellow in Sustainability

01/08/20 -  And the Beep Goes On: CMU/UPMC Collaborative Effort Unravels Medical Mysteries

01/08/20 -  BioHybrid Solutions Awarded $30M Contract by the US Dept. of Defense

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