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Released: 11-Mar-2019 8:50 AM EDT
Dr. Sharon Hillier to Receive 2019 Women who RockTM Award
Magee-Womens Research Institute

The 2019 Pittsburgh Women who Rock Award will be presented to Sharon L. Hillier, Ph.D., at the 3rd annual Women who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Thursday, May 30, at Stage AE. Dr. Hillier is professor and vice chair of the department of obstetrics

Newswise: Precision Medicine: Fighting Breast Cancer on the Molecular Level
Released: 22-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
Precision Medicine: Fighting Breast Cancer on the Molecular Level
Magee-Womens Research Institute

When most of us think of breast cancer, we envision a malignant lump. It might be large. It might be small. But it’s all the same. It’s cancer.

Newswise: Genomics Researcher Peters Tackles a Brave New World
Released: 17-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
Genomics Researcher Peters Tackles a Brave New World
Magee-Womens Research Institute

As a young scientist, British researcher David Peters was focused on brain aneurysms as researched through the lens of high-throughput genomics. But when his wife became pregnant with the first of their two children, his world – both as a husband and a scientist – dramatically changed course.

Newswise: Magee-Womens Research Institute Announces Landmark Award to Advance Scientific Discoveries in Women’s Health
Released: 26-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Magee-Womens Research Institute Announces Landmark Award to Advance Scientific Discoveries in Women’s Health
Magee-Womens Research Institute

To advance ongoing and innovative research in women’s health, a $1 million prize will be awarded to a team of top scientists at the inaugural Magee 9-90™ Research Summit, taking place Oct. 8-10, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The international summit will bring together the world’s leading women’s health research scientists and thought leaders to establish a national agenda in women’s reproductive sciences and health research, and will ignite the next generation of scientific leaders.

Released: 14-Mar-2017 1:40 PM EDT
Community Collaborators Digging Deeper to Solve High Infant Mortality
Magee-Womens Research Institute

Between 2008 and 2012, 434 infants died in Allegheny County within their first year, ranking the county slightly worse than the national average. While blacks make up only 13.2% of the Allegheny County’s population, black infant deaths over a four-year period constituted 42% (225) of all infant deaths. This racial disparity in the infant mortality rate is 27 percent larger in Allegheny County compared to the national rate.


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