health care

Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson

Survivorship Clinic Helps Patients With What Comes After Head and Neck Cancer

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.
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Program Allows Personalized Approach to Medical Records

It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Dr. Bernard Fisher

Bernard Fisher, MD, Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
Massart standing in a green space between a couple of brick buildings. She's wearing a black dress with three-quarter-length arms and a blue shawl, and has her arms crossed over her chest.

Researchers Work to Bring Precision Medicine to Patient Prescriptions, Primary Care

With the advent of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, patients are showing up at doctors’ offices with big questions about their genes. Physicians, however, aren’t usually trained to answer them. Enter Mylynda Massart and others at Pitt.
Dodd smiling in a white Giant Eagle branded apron

Dietitian Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Through partnerships with grocery stores and government entities, Judy Dodd, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been educating students and consumers on healthier eating habits for decades. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance recently honored her work.
Demirci in a red top in front of a blue background

Program Supports and Encourages Breastfeeding, One Text at a Time

A text messaging program called MILK developed in the School of Nursing educates and encourages new parents who breastfeed. The lead researcher, Jill Demirci (NURS ’05, ’10G, ’12G), focuses on developing a variety of clinical and community-based interventions to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.