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January 13, 2021

Comunale Appointed Executive Administrator III for Pitt Pediatrics, UPP Pediatrics, and UPMC Children's Ambulatory Services

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Michael J. Comunale, MBA for his recent appointment as executive administrator III for the Pitt Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Department of Pediatrics, and UPMC Children’s Ambulatory Services.

January 6, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Emeritus Professor and Former Chair Receives Judson J. Van Wyk Prize

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Mark A. Sperling, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics, on receiving the prestigious Judson J. Van Wyk prize.

December 22, 2020

Pitt Pediatrics Endocrinology Professor Receives Judson J. Van Wyk Prize

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Dorothy J. Becker, MBBCh, FCP(PEDS), professor of pediatrics and division chief emeritus of endocrinology, on receiving the Van Wyk award from the Pediatric Endocrine Society in recognition of her outstanding career.

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December 11, 2020

Pitt Scientists Identify Genetic Risks of Rare Inflammatory Disease

In a paper published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a group of international collaborators led by researchers from Pitt's School of Medicine identified new genetic associations that can predict individual susceptibility to a rare inflammatory disease called Takayasu arteritis.

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November 25, 2020

We're Hiring: Pitt Pediatrics Seeks Part-Time Temporary Student Communications Assistant

Pitt Pediatrics is seeking a student worker to assist with data entry as well as administrative and editorial support for a department-wide website and annual reports.

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November 25, 2020

Pitt Pediatrics Endocrinology Faculty and Clinical Staff Publish Article on Telemedicine Expansion During COVID-19

Work by Christine A. March, MD, MS and her colleagues in the Pitt Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology titled "Pediatric diabetes care during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Lessons learned in scaling up telemedicine services" was recently featured in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

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November 16, 2020

Pitt Pediatrics Administrator Publishes Research on Advanced Practice Provider Integration

Research on integrating Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) by Michael J. Comunale, MBA, executive administrator for Pitt's Department of Pediatrics and Ambulatory Services at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, was published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.

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October 8, 2020

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg to Open Inpatient Pediatric Unit

UPMC will open a cutting-edge pediatric inpatient unit at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, bringing the nationally ranked care from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to families in south central Pennsylvania. 

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September 17, 2020

Promotions, Publications, and Awards: Pitt Pediatrics Faculty "Wins" for September 2020

Pitt Pediatrics is pleased to recognize our dedicated faculty for their accomplishments, promotions, and honors in September 2020.

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September 17, 2020

Dermody Gives Annual Address: "The State of Our Department Is Sound"

On September 10, 2020, Terence S. Dermody, MD, Vira I. Heinz Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, delivered his annual "State of the Department" remarks highlighting accomplishments of the past year and future goals.

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August 27, 2020

Pitt Pediatrics Appoints New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders

Pitt Pediatrics announced today the appointment of Drs. Loreta Matheo and Sylvia Owusu-Ansah to new diversity, inclusion, and equity leadership roles.

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June 25, 2020

Liraglutide to Treat Obesity When Lifestyle Change Isn't Enough

In a recent international multi-site study, Pitt Pediatrics researchers led by Silva Arslanian, MD found signficant BMI decrease in obese pediatric patients taking liraglutide.