Pitt http://wesa.fm en Pitt Chancellor Nordenberg Gives Final Report To Trustees Before Stepping Down http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-chancellor-nordenberg-gives-final-report-trustees-stepping-down <p>After 19 years as the head of the University of Pittsburgh, Mark Nordenberg will step down in August. He made the announcement last year, and Friday he attended his last Pitt Board of Trustees meeting, where Nordenberg was unanimously elected chancellor emeritus.</p><p>The designation will take effect when he officially leaves his post. At a news conference following the board meeting, Nordenberg said his greatest triumph is the chance in culture that has occurred since 1995.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:05:10 +0000 Deanna Garcia 31290 at http://wesa.fm Pitt Chancellor Nordenberg Gives Final Report To Trustees Before Stepping Down Researchers Conclude That For Sepsis Treatment, It's Not How Agressive, It's How Soon http://wesa.fm/post/researchers-conclude-sepsis-treatment-its-not-how-agressive-its-how-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have concluded that a standardized approach to diagnosing and treating sepsis in its early stages does not affect survival rates.</span></p><p>The five-year, $8.4 million study examined 1,351 patients with septic shock in 31 hospitals across the U.S. and found no difference in treatment effectiveness.</p><p>Dr. Donald Yealy, chair of Pitt’s Department of Emergency Medicine, was one of the lead researchers in the study. He said it doesn’t matter what type of treatment a patient receives, as long as it’s early.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:36:20 +0000 Michael Lynch 25980 at http://wesa.fm Pitt Study: Robotics Improve Treatment For Head And Neck Cancers http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-study-robotics-improve-treatment-head-and-neck-cancers <p>Head and neck cancers account for 3 to 5 percent of all cancer in the United States, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which means proving the efficacy of a robotic detection technique could have a big impact on public health.</p><p>A University of Pittsburgh study shows using robotics to identify neck tumors can improve individualized treatment and increase survival rates.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:39:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 16994 at http://wesa.fm Pitt to Host Summit on Race, Ethnicity, Poverty http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-host-summit-race-ethnicity-poverty <p>Researchers and scholars from across the U.S. are gathering in Pittsburgh to create a network devoted to studying the issues of race and poverty.</p><p>About 30 directors of academic centers and institutions on race, ethnicity and poverty throughout the country will be attending the summit hosted by the University of Pittsburgh to begin Thursday and Friday in an effort to start dialogue and create possible collaborations between institutions aimed at battling social issues.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:30:04 +0000 Michael Lynch 10827 at http://wesa.fm