NEWS & EVENTS

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Coordinator Connect Newsletter

In this issue: the fifth annual Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) awards, new NIH funded genome centers, funding opportunities, regulatory updates, and more.

November 7, 2018
Type: News
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All of Us Research Study

Altoona - Did you inherit a gene that makes you achy when you take drugs to lower your cholesterol? Could your genetics make you more likely to develop macular degeneration?

May 23, 2018
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‘All Of Us Pennsylvania’ Aims To Change Future Of Healthcare

Researchers at Pitt are teaming up with UPMC as part of a national study, to learn more about precision medicine, by collecting data from a diverse population.

May 2, 2018
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PInCh Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge final event, in which teams competed with projects aimed at improving human performance, which was defined broadly as benefitting physiological or psychological functioning of healthy people or those with chronic disease.

September 27, 2018
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‘All of Us’ Million Person Precision Medicine Initiative Launches, Seeks Volunteers

Erricka Hager (center), health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, listens as audience members at a May 2 press conference ask her and fellow All of Us Research Program volunteers Joyce Yasko (left) and Andrew Brown (right) about their reasons for participating. Hager volunteered because of a family history of disease and the program’s call for traditionally underrepresented populations to participate. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)

May 16, 2018
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One Million Wanted: Pitt, UPMC To Recruit PA Residents For National Study

Medical research has historically excluded minority participants, creating a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. UPMC primary care physician Dr. Mylynda Massart said the problem is pervasive, as her patients come from a variety of backgrounds.

May 2, 2018
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Researchers Find Animations to be Effective in Accurately Measuring Pain

To improve communication about pain between patients and physicians, a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has developed a mobile application called “Painimation” that has the potential to assess and monitor pain better than any previously used measurement tools.

August 6, 2018
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Wanted: Volunteers for large study of DNA, health habits

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC will partner with 100 organizations across the country to participate in the National Institutes of Health's research program called All of Us that launches nationwide Sunday.

May 2, 2018
Type: News
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Researchers 'Speed Date' in Search of Expert Help to Take Ideas From Concept to Market

Researchers 'Speed Date' in Search of Expert Help to Take Ideas From Concept to Market

March 19, 2018
Type: News