Department of Otolaryngology
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Pitt’s Plans for Growth of Regional Life Sciences Cluster Get Boost From $25 Million Gift; Advancements in Vision Care Lead the Way
Projects funded include vision research and treatments, the LifeX life sciences startup accelerator and vaccine research.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Eugene Myers transformed Pitt’s Department of Otolaryngology, and along the way, he trained 27 future department chairs around the world—including his own son. His book, “Cancer of the Head and Neck,” is considered the Bible of the field.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Yates will lead the units that aid investigators in designing and performing research studies that meet current ethical standards and conform to all applicable laws and regulations.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Carey Balaban from the School of Medicine led a study into a curious 2016 case concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and their families, who had mysterious symptoms including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. The researchers found marked differences between the patterns of response of those embassy staffers and victims of other mild, traumatic brain injuries.
Friday, June 12, 2020
COVID-19 can affect more than the lungs: some patients also leave the hospital with muscle weakness, heart problems and trouble swallowing. Three researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how their field can help in recovery.
Monday, February 3, 2020
As the global community recognizes World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, Pitt research and spinouts make headway in the future of cancer care.
Monday, November 18, 2019
The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Robert L. Ferris, a 15-year veteran of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, head and neck cancer specialist and a leading voice in immunotherapy, begins July 1.