Recent News on the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine



11/14/14 - First-Ever Liver Transplant to Treat AHCY Deficiency Performed

11/13/14 - Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Prizes to Creative Thinkers


10/16/14 - Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus-Could Lead to New Models to Study Esophageal Disease

10/15/14 - Creating Medical Devices with Dissolving Metal

10/10/14 - Pitt School of Dental Medicine Team Awarded $2 Million NCI Grant to Study How Cancer Spreads to Bone

10/09/14 - Pitt Gets $11 Million from NIH to Lead Center of Excellence in National Big Data Research Consortium

10/07/14 - $1.25 Million Received from Defense Department to Make Whole-Eye Transplantation a Reality

10/02/14 - Pittsburgh Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Reaches to Florida

10/01/14 - Winner of the Michael G. Wells Student Health Care Entrepreneurship Competition Named


09/30/14 - Unraveling Traumatic Brain Injuries

09/23/14 - Dr. Andrew Duncan Receives NIH Grant Focused on Obtaining a Better Understanding of Liver Biology

09/15/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs to Be Recognized by Pittsburgh WCC for Excellence in the Chemical Sciences

09/03/14 - Dr. Steven Little Named One of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40

09/01/14 - Dr. Rocky Tuan Appointed Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


08/28/14 - McGowan Institute Faculty Honors

08/27/14 - Study Findings Could Lead to Improved Treatments for Stroke, Other Brain Injuries

08/19/14 - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead Receives MIT Honor

08/12/14 - NVWG: Where Heroes Make History

08/12/14 - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead Receives MIT Honor

08/07/14 - Older Adults with Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment Are More Vulnerable to Accelerated Brain Aging

08/05/14 - Clinical Imaging in Regenerative Medicine

08/04/14 - Surgical Adhesive Technology Receives FDA Panel Recommendation


07/31/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Collaborators Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method

07/30/14 - Surgical, Other Advances Improve Graft Survival of Intestinal, Multi-Visceral Transplant Patients

07/30/14 - Naturally Occurring Antibodies May Be Treatment for BK Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Patients

07/28/14 - From Stem Cells, New Roots

07/24/14 - The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Awards Funds to McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty for Scientific Studies

07/17/14 - Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn't Affect Lungs

07/15/14 - Dr. Bryan Brown to Receive the TERMIS-AM 2014 Educational Award

07/13/14 - First "Regenerative Medicine Summer School" Week

07/10/14 - Pitt Researchers Receive $2.1 Million to Study Prevention of Deadly Lung Injury

07/04/14 - Dr. Anthony Delitto Honored by the American Physical Therapy Association

07/02/14 - Technology Developed by McGowan Faculty Permitted the First U.S. Implant of a Medical Device Before Lifesaving Double Lung Transplant

07/01/14 - Dr. Philip LeDuc Selected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers


06/30/14 - Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation Awards 2014 Round-1 Pilot Funding

06/18/14 - $2.9 Million Grant to Improve Brain Implants Received

06/12/14 - McGowan Institute Medical Device Technology Receives Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

06/11/14 - Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease


05/22/14 - Dr. Freddie Fu Named a Top 2014 North American Sports Knee Surgeon

05/20/14 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Receives 2014 NIMS Award

05/14/14 - Dr. David Hackam Inducted into the Association of American Physicians

05/01/14 - Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana to Share $1.6M Grant

05/01/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2014 Top Docs


04/24/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs' Work Featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

04/22/14 - Provost Inaugural Lecture: Dr. David Perlmutter

04/21/14 - Malfunction in Molecular 'Proofreader' Prevents Repair of UV-Induced DNA Damage

04/12/14 - Pitt Engineering Competitions Award Students and Their Projects


03/27/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs Named 2014 ACS Langmuir Lecturer

03/24/14 - Model-Based Decisions in Sepsis (MODS)

03/24/14 - Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible, Effective, Pitt Finds

03/20/14 - Lifestyle Interventions Can Prevent Major Depression in Older Black and White Adults with Mild Symptoms

03/18/14 - Study Challenges Accepted Sepsis Treatment

03/18/14 - Stem Cells from Muscle Can Repair Nerve Damage After Injury

03/17/14 - Dr. Yadong Wang Named Fellow of AIMBE

03/12/14 - Turing's Theory of Morphogenesis Validated 60 Years After His Death

03/12/14 - Dr. Freddie Fu: National and International Honors

03/12/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Scientific Retreat

03/10/14 - Designing Better Vascular Grafts

03/07/14 - Exploring 3-D-Printed Bone and Tissue Scaffolds

03/07/14 - Pitt/MWRI Researchers Awarded Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize for Top Biomedical Sciences PNAS Paper of 2013

03/03/14 - Biomarkers That Can Provide Advance Warning of Deadly Kidney Condition in Critically Ill Patients Identified

03/03/14 - Metabolic Profiling of Liver Cells Suggests New Treatments for Cirrhosis Patients


02/27/14 - Dr. Anna Balazs Named Materials Research Society Fellow

02/24/14 - Innovative Brain Imaging Technology Receives DSF Charitable Foundation Funding

02/19/14 - Dr. Joseph Glorioso Recognized with the Pioneer Series Award by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

02/10/14 - Funding Awards for New Biomedical Technology Announced

02/07/14 - Precise Electronic Drug Release Thanks to Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Material

02/03/14 - Mood-Stabilizing Drug Could Be New Treatment for Inherited Liver Disease


01/30/14 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

01/15/14 - Pioneering Initiative = Improved Standard of Care + Educational Success

01/13/14 - Pitt Establishes Brain Institute to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain, Discover Novel Therapies

01/07/14 - Determining Acute Kidney Injury

01/06/14 - Pennsylvania's First Minimally Invasive Heart Pump Implant

01/06/14 - Pitt Study Finds Mechanism for Increased Activity of Oncogene in Head and Neck Cancers

01/02/14 - Pitt Researchers to Study New Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer Patients



12/17/13 - Provost Inaugural Lecture: Dr. Peter Rubin

12/11/13 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

12/09/13 - Novel Biological Sources for Battery Materials

12/09/13 - New "Zero-Dimensional" Carbon Nanotube May Lead to Superthin Electronics and Synthetic Cells

12/04/13 - Dr. Savio Woo Presents Keynote Lecture at the Taiwan Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

12/04/13 - Muscle Morbidity and Reduced Regenerative Capacity

12/01/13 - Ballet and Sports Medicine


11/25/13 - Proposed: New Composites That Can Regenerate When Damaged

11/20/13 - Personalized Medicine for Pancreatic Diseases

11/14/13 - Pitt Team Aims to Change Tissue Microenvironment to Fend Off Cancerous Tumors

11/14/13 - Multicenter, Multidisciplinary Effort to Study Hemorrhaging in Trauma Patients

11/11/13 - Dr. Valerian Kagan Honored With Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

11/11/13 - Dr. Kacey Marra Named Associate Editor for Cells Tissues Organs

11/11/13 - Sensory Substitution Helps the Blind See

11/04/13 - Compounded Medication to Prevent Preterm Birth Not a Safety Risk

11/04/13 - Unusual Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer

11/01/13 - Gum Disease Treated by Using Homing Beacon to Bring Needed Immune Cells to Inflamed Area


10/28/13 - Burn Therapy: An Award-Winning Regenerative Medicine Approach

10/22/13 - Traumatic Brain Injury Research Advances with $18.8M NIH Award

10/09/13 - Strategic Partnership in Regenerative Medicine Formed With Instron

10/03/13 - Regenerative Medicine Partnership with Cornell University


09/30/13 - Pitt Scientists Solve Mystery of Basic Cellular Process

09/30/13 - Entering a New Dimension: 4D Printing

09/30/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture October 10, 2013

09/30/13 - Third Annual Regenerative Rehabilitation Symposium, April 10-11, 2014, San Francisco, California

09/27/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine to Co-Direct $75 Million Second Phase of National Effort to Aid Wounded Warriors

09/26/13 - Drs. Rubin and Marra Comment on Denmark Stem Cell-Enriched Fat Grafts Clinical Study

09/25/13 - The Latest Advances in Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injury

09/23/13 - NSF Grant Explores "Materials That Compute"

09/16/13 - Unusual Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Preventing Prostate Cancer

09/05/13 - Dr. William Wagner to Receive 2013 Senior Scientist Award from TERMIS-AMt

09/01/13 - Improving the Therapeutic Relevance of Muscle Stem Cells


08/30/13 - Save the Date: 2014 McGowan Institute Retreat

08/30/13 - 2013 Wiegand Intern Completes Assignment

08/30/13 - Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections

08/29/13 - Drs. Angus, Bahar, and Perlmutter Named Pitt Distinguished Professors

08/22/13 - Sanjeev Shroff, PhD, Appointed New Chair of Bioengineering

08/13/13 - Decellularized Mouse Heart Beats Again after Regeneration with Human Heart Precursor Cells

08/09/13 - Dr. Rory Cooper Awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the U.S. Army

08/06/13 - University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute International Academy Scholars Present Projects

08/05/13 - Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program Invests in 3 Medical Technologies of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty

08/04/13 - Practice Makes the Brain's Motor Cortex More Efficient

08/01/13 - Light That Moves and Molds Gels


07/29/13 - Premature Aging of Immune Cells Present in Joints of Kids with Chronic Arthritis

07/25/13 - NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries Received

07/25/13 - Jack Hughston Award Received by Dr. Freddie Fu

07/18/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Members Receive Project Funding for Early Stage Medical Technology R&D

07/15/13 - Artificial Cells to Study Effects of Molecular Crowding on Gene Expression Developed

07/01/13 - Placental Cells May Prevent Viruses from Passing from Mother to Baby


06/28/13 - Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model

06/27/13 - UPMC Invests $30 Million in Pediatric Research Programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

06/26/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Military Medicine-Related Activities

06/24/13 - Dr. Anne Robertson Named Fellow at ELATE at Drexel®

06/08/13 - Living Donor Kidney Transplants: Increasing the Number of Kidneys Available for Transplantation

06/06/13 - NIH Grant to Improve Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Received

06/03/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Has a Strong Presence at ASAIO Annual Conference

06/03/13 - Dr. Yadong Wang Named Professor in the Department of Bioengineering

06/03/13 - Dr. David Vorp is the 2013-2014 chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

06/03/13 - Chemical Engineering Professor Eric Beckman Wins Edison Awards Gold Medal


05/30/13 - What Makes the Best Assistive Technology?

05/20/13 - Progress Reported in Organ Preservation

05/06/13 - Adding Breast Milk Ingredient to Formula Could Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Premature Babies

05/05/13 - Research of Fellow from the Steven Little Lab Highlighted by ARVO

05/01/13 - Study Finds Late-Life Depression Associated with Increased Risk for Dementia


04/29/13 - Dr. Lance Davidson Awarded a 2013 Innovation in Education Excellence Award

04/29/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Receives the 2013 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair

04/28/13 - Dr. Alan Wells Receives Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

04/25/13 - Yadong Wang Biomaterial Foundry Lab Students Receive Whitaker Awards for International Bioengineering Research and Study

04/23/13 - DOD Highlights Breast Cancer Research of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Faculty Member

04/18/13 - Clinical Research Forum Awards Brain Computer Interface Technology

04/15/13 - NIH R21 Grant to Develop Adipose Stem-Cell Based Vascular Grafts Received

04/10/13 - Edible Electronics Developed for Medical Device Industry

04/02/13 - Ho Recognized by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


03/27/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Receives Rare Honor

03/19/13 - Wearable Artificial Lung to be Developed at Pitt through $3.4 Million Grant

03/15/13 - Latest Fox Center Research Efforts

03/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Holds Its Annual Retreat

03/14/13 - First "Breathing Lung" Transplant on East Coast Using OCS Lung Performed


02/25/13 - Regenerative Medicine Clinical Translation

02/18/13 - Drs. Steven Little and Peter Strick: Nordenberg Names Winners of Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards

02/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member Studies Cerebral Aneurysms

02/15/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine-Developed Technology Meets Funding Milestone

02/06/13 - Study: Biomarkers May Predict Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients

02/04/13 - Mechanism to Halt Cancer Cell Growth, Discover Potential Cancer Therapy Revealed

02/01/13 - First International VAD Guidelines Co-Authored by McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Affiliated Faculty Member



01/31/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Research and Affiliated Faculty Receive Awards for Excellence

01/30/13 - Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski to Receive Inaugural AkzoNobel North America Science Award

01/27/13 - Advances in Ophthalmology

01/10/13 - Stem Cells Found to Heal Damaged Artery in Pre-Clinical Lab Study

01/08/13 - Oscillating Gel Gives Synthetic Materials the Ability to "Speak"

01/07/13 - McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine-Developed Technology: Study Utilizing HeartMate II® Receives FDA Nod

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