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Matthew Eric Piraino Awards for Excellence in Infectious Disease

This award is to be given to a fourth-year medical student with an interest in infectious diseases. This year’s award is presented to Alexander Layden

 

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Lloyd Harvey, MD, PhD (Pitt/CMU MSTP alumni) won the Young Investigator Award in Basic & Translational Science at ACC!
Congratulations to Gabby Gilmer, G3 for her 3rd Place at AR3t_p2c

Congratulations to Gabby Gilmer on achieving 3rd place in the Poster Presentation at AR3T-Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training!...

Dr. Mehret Birru Talabi receives the Distinquished Research Award

Dr. Mehret Birru Talabi from @PittRheum...

PVRi Rupert Swift Award

Anna Kirillova wins the prestigious Rupert Swift Award at the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute annual meeting in London, England.

Nature Communications Picture

In brain, the striatum is a heterogenous region involved in reward and goal-directed behaviors. Striatal dysfunction is linked to psychiatric disorders, including opioid use disorder (OUD). Striatal subregions are divided based on neuroanatomy, ea...

Omission of surgery, primary endocrine therapy adherence, and effect of comorbidity in older women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer

Most women ≥70 years undergo breast surgery for primary treatment of estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer. Only a small minority forego surgical intervention despite a growing body of literature, mainly from the United Kingdom (UK) and Th...

Holistic processing and face expertise after pediatric resection of occipitotemporal cortex

The nature and extent of hemispheric lateralization and its potential for reorganization continues to be debated, although there is general agreement that there is a right hemisphere (RH) advantage for face processing in human adults. Here, we exa...

PRISM Award

Congratulations to Gabby Gilmer, G3, for winning the Mininder S. Kocher Award for Most Promising Career from the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine group

Pittsburgh Project Paves Way for Revolutionizing Treatment of Fatal Brain Diseases

A collaborative group of neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine received a $6.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neu...

MSTP Skating Event
The MSTP students took the afternoon off to gather for an afternoon of ice skating. The weather was chilly but spirits were high and fun was had by all.
Save The Date & Call for Abstracts for APSA NERC 2022
The Local Chapter of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is hosting the 2022 APSA Northeast Regional Conference (NERC) on January 15-16, 2022. Our conference will include keynote spe...
G2, Olivia Parks, was awarded the Achievement Rewards for College Scientist Foundation (ARCS) for her work titled Age-dependent differences in the immune response to human metapneumovirus
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientist Foundation (ARCS) is a national women’s organization, operating in 14 independent chapters across the country. The ARCS Foundation provides financial support in the form of awards to academically outstan...
Welcome to the rising MS1 class "Science Superheros"
Last night at the retreat the rising MS1 class introduced themselves as the "Science Superheros!" We are so excited to welcome you to the Pitt/CMU MSTP and we can't wait to see what you accomplish!
Evaluation of Therapies for Peripheral and Neuraxial Opioid-induced Pruritus based on Molecular and Cellular Discoveries by Eileen Nguyen
Opioids are a mainstay of treatment for pain worldwide. Pruritus, a common side effect of opioids, is a patient dissatisfier that limits their use in many clinical settings. Both parenteral and neuraxial administration of opioids frequently evoke pru...
Strategies for Achieving Gender Equity and Work–Life Integration in Physician-Scientist Training by Shohini Ghosh-Choudhary
Substantial gender inequities persist across academic medicine. These issues are not new: Recent evidence still points to a chilly climate for women in academic medicine, including those in physician-scientist training. The discussion for how to addr...
MSTP Student Picnic
What a weekend! We finally were able to convene as an MSTP with a beautiful picnic outdoors at the wonderful Mellon Park @TheFrickPgh! It was great to see so many new and familiar faces! We look forward to gathering again as a group at the MSTP retre...
Michael Granovetter is awarded the American Epilepsy Society's Early Career Fellowship
Congratulations to Michael Granovetter for receiving the American Epilepsy Society Predoctoral Research Fellowship!
Compensatory hepatic adaptation accompanies permanent absence of intrahepatic biliary network due to YAP1 loss in liver progenitors by Laura Molina
Molina et al. demonstrate that loss of Yap1 in developing livers leads to absence of intrahepatic bile ducts, preventing bile secretion from liver to small intestines. Yap1 knockout mice are small and jaundiced and exhibit adaptation via altering bil...
Joshua Tashman PhD Thesis Defense titled Moving FRESH Towards the Clinic: In-Process Quality Control of Patient-Specific ECM Scaffolds

Tissue engineering utilizes our understanding of biomechanics, biomaterials, and biology to build tissues and organs from scratch for diagnostics and therapeutics. This approach has been leveled at clinical and research problems in all organ syste...

Edgar Aranda-Michel's Defends his thesis

Please join Pitt/CMU MSTP for Edgar's Thesis Defense titled "Towards patient specific direct cardiac compression" on June 28th at 1pm.

Join Zoom Meeting https://cmu.zoom.us/j/99613388722?pwd=U0RWZWJ1bU5sRDh1Yk95bENRcytqUT09

Meeting...

Graft IL-33 regulates infiltrating macrophages to protect against chronic rejection by Gaelen Dwyer in The Journal of Clinical Investigation
From the article in The Journal of Clinical Investigation: Alarmins, sequestered self-molecules containing damage-associated molecular patterns, are released during tissue injury to drive innate immune cell proinflammatory responses. Whether endogeno...
Congratulations to Eileen Nguyen!
Eileen Nguyen took 1st place in the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology 2020 Virtual meeting in Best Basic Science Category. Congratulations, Eileen!
Maria Ly's Artwork is on the cover Human Brain Mapping
Congratulations, Maria!

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Initial evidence suggests that state-level regulatory mandates for sepsis quality improvement are associated with decreased sepsis mortality. However, sepsis mandates require financial investments on the p...

Co-Director, Russell Schwartz,PhD, Named Head of CMU’s Computational Biology Department

PITTSBURGH— Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July 1.

Schwartz, a professor in both the Computational...

From the Article In Cell Press: The lateral parabrachial nucleus (lPBN) is a majortarget of spinal projection neurons conveying noci-ceptive input into supraspinal structures. However,the functional role of distinct lPBN efferents indiverse nocife...

From the article in Pediatric Transplant: The high discard rate of pediatric donor hearts presents a major challenge for children awaiting heart transplantation. Recent literature identifies several factors that contribute to the disparities in pe...

Maxwell Wang was selected for one of the most prestigious awards of its kind, the Hertz Fellowship. This Fellowship supports five years of graduate research and the freedom to pursue innovative ideas, wherever they may lead. Hertz Fellows also rec...

Congratulations to Philip for being awarded the 2020 Medical Student Research Grant: Discovering Molecular Imaging funded through the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Congratulations to Oyin for this impressive achievement.
Tolani Olonisakin Defended her Thesis
Congratulations to Tolani for successfully defending your thesis!

From the article in The Journal of Neuroscience: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized partly by atypical attentional engagement, reflected in exaggerated and variable responses to sensory stimuli. Attentional engagement is known to be r...

From the article in Journal of Neurophysiology: Separating neural signals from noise can improve brain-computer interface performance and stability. However, most algorithms for separating neural action potentials from noise are not suitable for u...

Congratulations to Maria Ly
Maria Ly successfully defended her Thesis on February 24, 2020. Congratulations Maria!

From the article in Chemical Communications: Site-specific placement of unnatural amino acids, particularly those responsive to light, offers an elegant approach to control protein function and capture their fleeting ‘interactome’. Herein, we have...

Gabby Gilmer presents her poster at PRiSM
Gabby Gilmer presented her poster titled "Evaluation Of Serum Relaxin Concentrations And Knee Valgus After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" at the 7th Annual PRiSM Meeting in Glendale, Arizona.

Increasing evidence implicates metabolic pathways as key regulators of cell fate and function. Although the metabolism of glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids is essential to maintain over...

The tuberculosis vaccine has been around for nearly 100 years, but isn’t predictably effective against the deadly disease as currently administered. In the new study, Flynn and a large team of Pitt researchers, in collaboration with scientists from t...