Research from the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center led by Dr. Jason Luke leads to FDA approval of melanoma treatment

Based on results from the KEYNOTE-716 trial led by Dr. Jason Luke, pembrolizumab resulted in a marked improvement in recurrence-free survival (RFS) and reduced disease recurrence or death by 35%, leading to its approval for treatment of patients 12 years and older...

Department of Medicine
Research Day 2022 Virtual

The 20th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day will be held on April 26th, 2022. The event will be offered virtually this year! Abstract Submission is open now through January 28.

NIH U54 leads to creation of TriState SenNet Tissue Mapping Center

Led by Drs. Toren Finkel and Melanie Königshoff, the TriState SenNet TMC combines the expertise of faculty from Pitt, CMU, OSU, and URMC to develop a high-resolution map of the senescent cell population in the human lung and heart, define the physiological drivers of senescence, and provide a rational approach to understand the therapeutic potential of senolytic therapy.

Kambez H. Benam develops new robot to simulate vaping effects

To better understand potential damage that emerging vaping products may have on human lungs, Dr. Benam and his team have created a first-in-kind biologically inspired robotic system that quantitatively analyzes submicron and microparticles generated from electronic cigarettes in real-time while mimicking clinically relevant breathing and vaping topography exactly as happens in humans.

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NIH U54 leads to creation of TriState SenNet Tissue Mapping Center

NIH U54 leads to creation of TriState SenNet Tissue Mapping Center

Led by Drs. Toren Finkel and Melanie Königshoff, the TriState SenNet TMC combines the expertise of faculty from Pitt, CMU, OSU, and URMC to develop a high-resolution map of the senescent cell population in the human lung and heart, define the physiological drivers of senescence, and provide a rational approach to understand the therapeutic potential of senolytic therapy.

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Kambez H. Benam develops new robot to simulate vaping effects

Kambez H. Benam develops new robot to simulate vaping effects

To better understand potential damage that emerging vaping products may have on human lungs, Dr. Benam and his team have created a first-in-kind biologically inspired robotic system that quantitatively analyzes submicron and microparticles generated from electronic cigarettes in real-time while mimicking clinically relevant breathing and vaping topography exactly as happens in humans.

read more