Renal-Electrolyte faculty Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD, and Arohan Subramanya, MD, uncover how cells manage volume

Their recent study in the journal Cell shows how WNK kinases activate the “switch” that returns cell volume to equilibrium through a process called phase separation.

A new study by Martina Anto-Ocrah, PhD, confirms that pandemic-related stress led to mentrual changes

The study in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows a link between women who reported high COVID-19 stress and changes in menstrual cycle length, period duration, and menstrual flow.

Aging Institute faculty uncover how cells repair damaged lysosomes in a process dubbed the PITT Pathway

In the Nature publication, Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, and Jay Tan, PhD, identify a series of steps that believed to be a universal mechanism for lysosomal repair with implications for normal aging and age-related diseases

Department of Medicine
Research Day 2023

SAVE THE DATE! The 21st Annual Department of Medicine Research Day will be held on April 24-25, 2023 at the Pitt University Club.

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, appointed Chief Medical and Scientific Advisor for the HHS Office of Population Affairs

In this role, Dr. Borrero, a Professor within the Division of General Internal Medicine, will aid in strengthening the Office of Population Affairs’ ongoing efforts to address equitable contraceptive access and care.

Aging Institute researcher Aditi Gurkar, PhD, uncovers the link between age-associated DNA damage and weight loss

An Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Gurkar and colleagues have recently published their findings in Science Advances showing how DNA damage in C. elegans worms rewires cellular metabolism to break down fat deposits.

Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, awarded prestigious Harold Amos Faculty Development Award

Dr. Essien, an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, researches racial/ethnic health disparities and the use of novel therapeutics in the management of chronic diseases.

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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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