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Using Novel Stent, Pitt Researchers Aim to Double Number of Successful Organ Donations

Each year, the United States experiences an extreme shortage of organ donations. Pitt researchers aim to change that.
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Pitt Again Named Best Public University in Northeast, Best Public Value in State

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance honored Pitt with top rankings, and 2017 brought important rankings from additional national organizations.
Rebecca Thurston

Researcher Finds Link Between Traumatic Events and Future Heart Disease Risk in Women

Psychiatry Professor Rebecca Thurston recently led a study that demonstrates how experiences such as death of a child or being in a car accident or natural disaster are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at risk for heart disease.
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Psychiatrist Investigates Ways That Neurofeedback May Lessen Depression

Kymberly Young is using neurofeedback — a process where patients respond to their own brainwaves — to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.
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Four Pitt Teams Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Donald Yealy

Donald Yealy Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Donald Yealy, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC and professor of medicine and clinical and translational sciences at the ...
Mike Schneider examines a model human spine

New Back Pain Study, Drug Take Back Efforts Could Lead to Decreased Opioid Use

More than 40 percent of low back pain patients are prescribed opioids at some point. Pitt Associate Professor Mike Schneider and colleagues want to bring that number down.