Pitt lands $14.3 million for research linking dementia and cardiovascular disease
Funded by the WoodNext Foundation, researchers will use an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the causes of two of the most costly and deadly illnesses in the U.S.
Anne Newman, MD, MPH, named UPMC Chair in Geroscience
A Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, this appointment will support Dr. Newman in her role as Clinical Director of the Aging Institute where she is engaged early stage clinical trials that address the biology of aging.
Aditi Gurkar, PhD, uncovers the link between age-associated DNA damage and weight loss
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.
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
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. Toren Finkel appointed as Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Dr. Toren Finkel has been appointed as Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Distinguished professorship constitutes the highest honor that the University of Pittsburgh can accord a member of the professoriate. Congratulations!
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 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...
Dr. Shihui Liu Awarded New R01
Lives Saved, Lives Changed – The Impact of Animal Research
Dr. Finkel’s research featured on Pitt’s Animal Research Website
“The Science Behind the Future of Aging”
Aditi Gurkar, PhD, presented “The Science Behind the Future of Aging” at the TEDxPittsburghWomen event on December 5, 2019.
Dr. Finkel: I think in the future everyone will know their genetic makeup
Dr. Finkel recently contributed to Money magazine’s piece, “This Is What Millennials Can Actually Expect From Retirement, According to Experts,” by Elizabeth O’Brien and Alix Langone. READ MORE
New R01 Research Award: The role of calcium entry through the mitochondrial uniporter in regulating cardiac metabolism and physiology
Congratulations to Aging Institute faculty, et al, on their newly-funded R01, “The role of calcium entry through the mitochondrial uniporter in regulating cardiac metabolism and physiology.” Principal Investigator Toren FInkel, MD, PhD Co-Investigators Michael...
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...
Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $300,000 Grant to Establish Healthy Aging Program
JHF approved a two-year, $300,000 grant to establish a Healthy Aging Program within the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.
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...
WTAE: A Pill for Aging? At a new lab, scientists will study Pittsburghers to find a formula for the fountain of youth
Read/Watch by Michelle WrightWTAE-TV PittsburghJanuary 12, 2018
Post-Gazette: New Aging Institute director is focused on research here that could keep us young
Read the story HERE. by Gary RotsteinPittsburgh Post-GazetteAging Edge ReportSeptember 20, 2017