Cardiology News and Events
Pitt lands $14.3 million for research linking dementia and cardiovascular disease
Funded by the WoodNext Foundation, researchers will use an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the causes of two of the most costly and deadly illnesses in the U.S.
Prem Soman, MD, PhD appointed as the Richard S. Caligiuri Endowed Chair in Amyloidosis and Heart Failure
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Prem Soman as the Richard S. Caligiuri Endowed Chair in Amyloidosis and Heart Failure in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. This appointment is effective February 1, 2023. As you...
Dr. Stephen Chan inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists
The VMI Director is one of only 135 members of this prestigious organization of academic cardiologists
Second annual awardees of the KARAT Catalytic Grants announced
Thirteen junior faculty from across the Department of Medicine have received awards to facilitate their transition to R-level funding.
New research finds depressed patients were less likely to follow medical therapies following PCI
Drs. Jared Magnani, Bruce Rollman, Matthew Muldoon found that 10%-20% of individuals with depression were less likely to take their medicine after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
VMI Director Stephen Chan, MD, PhD receives a $6.2 million grant from the Wood Next Fund
The grant will allow Dr. Chan and Co-PI Dr. Colleen McClung to study the genetic underpinnings of sleep dysfunction.
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.
Five New Associate Chief Positions Created in the Division of Cardiology
We are very pleased to announce the creation of 5 new Associate Chief of Cardiology positions in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The designated associate chiefs are key faculty in the Heart and Vascular Institute - Cardiology...
Dr. Stephen Chan Appointed as New Director of Vascular Medicine Institute
The Department of Medicine has announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Chan, MD, PhD, as the new Director of the Vascular Medicine Institute beginning January 2020.
Dr. Samir Saba Named Chief of Cardiology
Samir Saba, MD, has been appointed co-director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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