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Maroon Quoted in Post-Gazette Scanner Article
Vice chair says handheld system that can detect hematoma in minutes could be a paradigm shift in how head injuries are monitored. Read more >
Maroon Talks Concussions on KDKA Radio
Sports medicine expert talks about head injuries, IMPACT testing and UPMC Concussion Conference. Read more >
Pollack Selected to Head Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics Editorial Board
Walter Dandy Professor and chief of pediatric neurosurgery selected as chairman of prestigious medical journal editorial board. Read more>
Tyler-Kabara Featured in U.S. News & World Report Article
Health Day section article reports on mind-controlled robotic arm study presented at this year's AANS meeting. Read more >
Richardson Helps Bring DBS Procedure to Poland
Brain stimulation program director assists in first two interventional-MRI deep brain stimulation (DBS) cases in Poland, establishing the center as only the second such facility in Europe to perform this procedure. Read more>
Friedlander Discusses ALS Research in Post-Gazette
Chairman talks about results of a new study on ALS symptoms in mice that researchers hope may hold promise for the understanding and treatment of the disease. Read more >
Gerszten Installed as Sheptak Professor
Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, professor of neurological surgery and radiation oncology and director of the department's percutaneous spine service, formally installed as the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery, April 18. Read more>
Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Study Receives Award
Groundbreaking project in which a woman with quadriplegia took a bite of chocolate using a robot arm has been selected to receive one of the Clinical Research Forum’s Annual Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Read more>
Pollack Named Recipient of 2013 McEllroy Award
Award presented annually by the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association to an outstanding non-alumnus who undertook residency training at the university. Read more>
Richardson Featured in Post-Gazette Parkinson's Article
Front-page article tells how deep brain stimulation performed in an MRI instead of in an operating room helped bring patient's Parkinson's disease under control. Read more >