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Congratulations to Meihong Deng, MD, who received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her project “Role of Toll-like Receptor 9 in Fibroblastic Reticular Cell-based Therapy for Intraabdominal Sepsis.”
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.”
Congratulations to Nathan L. Liang, MD, MS, whose quality improvement project “Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm System-Wide Protocol” has been approved for funding by The Beckwith Institute’s Frontline Innovation Program.
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
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.