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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 (Aging Institute/Cardiology) and Melanie Königshoff (PACCM), the TriState SenNet TMC (tristatesennet.pitt.edu) combines the expertise of faculty from Pitt, CMU, OSU, and URMC to develop a high-resolution map of the senescent cell population in...

Bill Chen, PhD, identifies drugs that could combat COVID-19 mutations

Bill Chen, PhD, identifies drugs that could combat COVID-19 mutations

In a recent Nature Communications article, Dr. Bill Chen's lab discuss how a high-throughput screen could be used to identify FDA-approved compounds that may resist SARS-CoV-2 infection. “I grew up in China and came to the U.S. in 2003, the year of the first SARS...

Dr. Bokai Zhu receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Dr. Bokai Zhu receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

When Bokai Zhu, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Pitt, started collaborating with a mathematician to solve complex biological problems, he could never imagine that they would discover a “musica universalis” inside living cells. The Greeks saw musica...

Anne Newman Wins 2020 AHA Clinical Research Prize

Anne Newman Wins 2020 AHA Clinical Research Prize

Anne B. Newman, from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s 2020 Clinical Research Prize and will be recognized during the Presidential Address at the AHA’s virtual Scientific Sessions in November. The award...

Aging Institute Research Day 2018 Winners

Aging Institute Research Day 2018 Winners

The Aging Institute Research Day on December 6, 2018, celebrated research in aging through a joint event representing innovative, transdisciplinary and translational projects in aging from the basic, social, and applied sciences. The Aging Institute at Bridgeside...

Anne Newman named Clinical Director of Aging Institute

Anne Newman named Clinical Director of Aging Institute

Anne Newman, department chair of epidemiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health was recently announced as the new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and Pitt. Newman will lead efforts to translate research into clinical practice and policy at...