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UPMC Unveils Designs and Architecture Firms Selected for $2B Investment in Three Specialty Hospitals

Three world-renowned architecture firms were selected to design the new UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower, UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital and UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital.

Pitt and UPMC join NIH in Launching Nationwide Precision Medicine Effort

The All of Us Research Program seeks to to enroll more than 1 million diverse volunteers, particularly from communities that have been underrepresented in research, to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.

Pitt, UPMC Announce $200 Million Immunotherapy Investment, Creation of Innovation Facility

With the establishment of the new UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are once again partnering to advance the pace of life-changing innovation in the region and beyond. It is part of a concerted effort to harness the power of the human immune system to treat and cure a wide range of diseases.

UPMC Announces $2B Investment to Build 3 Digitally Based Specialty Hospitals Backed by World-Leading Innovative, Translational Science

New patient-focused cancer, heart and transplant, and vision and rehabilitation hospitals will offer next-generation treatments in technology-enhanced settings unique to health care.

UPMC Patient First in U.S. Implanted With Hemolung Before Lifesaving Double-Lung Transplant

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery is UPMC Presbyterian.

UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program was the first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2000. It has earned the largest ever since, serving as an international leader in this still-evolving discipline. To better meet the needs of patients among the estimated 1.7 to 3 million Americans afflicted by this injury each year, the Concussion Program moved in January 2012 to a newly constructed wing dedicated to individualized care.

New Brain Imaging Technique Reveals Damage Caused by TBI

A powerful new imaging technique called High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) will allow doctors to clearly see for the first time neural connections broken by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other disorders, much like X-rays show a fractured bone, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in a report published online today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. HDFT could provide and objective way of identifying brain injury, predicting outcome and planning rehabilitation.

Brain Computer Interface Research

Seven years after a motorcycle accident damaged his spinal cord and left him paralyzed, 30-year-old Tim Hemmes reached up to touch hands with his girlfriend in a painstaking and tender hive-five. Mr. Hemmes is the first to partake in a new trial intended to assess whether the thoughts of a person with spinal cord injury can be picked up by a brain computer interface (BCI) to control the movement of an external device.

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UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 100,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers more than 4 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price. To learn more, visit