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Dr. Amer Zureikat Receives Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Seed Grant

Dr. Amer Zureikat


Congratulations to Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS, who was awarded a 2019 seed grant from the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer for his project “Neoadjuvant Autophagy Inhibition in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Promotes an Effector T Cell Response and Tertiary Lymphoid Structures.”


Distinguished Professor and Renowned Breast Cancer Researcher Dr. Bernard Fisher Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher


Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Past Chairman and Scientific Director of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, passed away on October 16 at the age of 101. Dr. Fisher was recognized as a pioneer in the biology and treatment of breast cancer. Read more


Dr. Jennifer Steel et al. Receive NIDDK Funding as Part of NIH HEAL Initiative

Dr. Jennifer Steel


Congratulations to Principal Investigators Jennifer A. Steel, PhD and Manisha Jhamb, MBBS, Jane M. Liebschutz, MD; and Jonathan G. Yabes, PhD from the Pitt Department of Medicine, who received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for their project “Pain Reduction and Opioid Medication Safety in ESRD (PROMISE) Study.” The overall goal of the PROMISE study is to improve the safety of opioid use and pain management in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis.