March 31, 2021

Bailey Receives NIH K08 Career Development Award, Will Expand Ewing Sarcoma Research

​Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Kelly M. Bailey, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, on her receipt of a National Cancer Institute K08 Career Development award.  

March 31, 2021

Chaves-Gneeco Co-Authors Publication On Latin American Family Displacement

​A team of collaborators including Diego G. Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH, FAAP, associate professor in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, analyzed methods to improve the U.S. immigration system and reduce negative health impacts on migrant children and families.

March 31, 2021

Hooven, Keith, Gopalakrishna Publish Key Research on Group B Streptococcus Infection and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

​A team of Pitt Pediatrics researchers led by Thomas A. Hooven, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and scholar at the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute of Pediatric Research, found that a genetic regulator has a critical role in allowing group B Streptococcus (GBS) to enter the bloodstream and trigger adverse responses leading to preterm labor and stillbirth.

March 30, 2021

Sims-Lucas, Celedón Receive NIH R25 Grant to Expand Summer Internship Program

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, professor and director of the Division of Pulmonology, on their receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 grant to expand and diversify the Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

February 25, 2021

Owusu-Ansah, Hewett, Garrison Receive UPMC ACES Award

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, Elizabeth Hewett, and Jessica Garrison for receiving the 2020 UPMC Award for Committment and Excellence in Service (ACES) award.

February 25, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Faculty and Trainees Featured at Rita M. Patel Leadership Conference

Held virtually February 17 and 18, Pitt Pediatrics-affiliated faculty and trainees comprised 38 percent of the poster abstract presentation session.

February 23, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Resident Publishes Experience on Physician Communication

Pitt Pediatrics recognizes Alyssa A. Vigliotti, MD, pediatric resident at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, on publication of a moving piece describing her experience treating a young child who lost her battle with cancer.

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February 19, 2021

Szymusiak, Choi, McCormick Receive Pitt School of Medicine Education Awards

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates John Szymusiak, Sylvia Choi, and Andrew McCormick for recognitions by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Office of Medical Education, during their annual awards ceremony.

February 16, 2021

Pittwire: Cancer Tricks Immune Cells, Immunotherapy Can Take Advantage

A study led by immunology’s Greg Delgoffe and published in Nature shows how chemicals in the areas surrounding tumors subvert the immune system and enable cancer to evade attack. These findings suggest that an existing drug could boost cancer immunotherapy.

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January 28, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Faculty Grants and Publications: Winter 2020

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates our faculty on their various grants and publications this winter.

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh exterior
January 28, 2021

Promotions and Awards: Pitt Pediatrics Faculty Recognized During Winter 2020

Pitt Pediatrics congraulates our faculty on their promotions and recognitions this winter.

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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.