Harnessing the power of AI to identify people at risk of opioid misuse and overdose

Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, is teaming up with Allegheny County officials and national health care databanks to better identify at-risk individuals for opioid overdose using machine learning.

Department of Medicine 17th Annual Research Day

Congratulations to our Research Day 2019 Award Winners!

Curavi Acquires TripleCare, Prepares to Rapidly Expand Telemedicine Services

Curavi Health Inc. has acquired TripleCare, a New York-based provider of telemedicine services for skilled nursing facilities. The acquisition positions Curavi, a wholly owned subsidiary of UPMC Enterprises, for rapid growth. Together, the combined entity will serve nearly 100 facilities across 14 states.

Department of Medicine Names Naudia Jonassaint to New Position of Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine has appointed Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS, to the position of Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Jonassaint, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a transplant hepatologist, will work to develop new initiatives and programs to enhance diversity and inclusion across the department.

People Drink More in Colder Regions, Bataller-led Study Finds

Where you live could influence how much you drink. New research from Ramon Bataller, MD, PhD, found that people living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts.

Two PACCM Faculty Are First in Early Study to Use New Device to Treat Chronic Bronchitis

Drs. Frank Sciurba and Roy Semaan in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine treated the first two patients in an Early Feasibility Study of an electrosurgical system created to treat the persistent symptoms of chronic bronchitis.


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