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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.

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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.

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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.