News

June 1, 2013

Sports medicine expert talks about head injuries, IMPACT testing and UPMC Concussion Conference. 

May 7, 2013

Walter Dandy Professor and chief of pediatric neurosurgery selected as chairman of prestigious medical journal editorial board.

April 19, 2013

Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, professor of neurological surgery and radiation oncology and director of the department's percutaneous spine service, formally installed as the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery, April 18.

April 19, 2013

Groundbreaking project in which a woman with quadriplegia took a bite of chocolate using a robot arm has been selected to receive one of the Clinical Research Forum’s Annual Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

March 25, 2013

Award presented annually by the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association to an outstanding non-alumnus who undertook residency training at the university.

March 1, 2013

Internationally renown expert in microvascular techniques to lead department's treatment efforts for cranial neuralgias.

February 20, 2013

Department vice chairman of research receives official designation in ceremony marked with lecture on neurochemical mechanisms in traumatic brain injury.

February 13, 2013

Department chairman and head of cerebrovascular neurosurgery talks about cerebral aneurysm treatment options in online feature article.

January 15, 2013

Department chairman receives official designation from School of Medicine Arthur S. Levine, MD, in ceremony marked with lecture on central nervous system research.

December 16, 2012

University of Pittsburgh research team help quadriplegic maneuver a mind-controlled, human-like robot arm.

November 19, 2012

Wall Street Journal article talks about efforts to improve the diagnosis and care of concussions in teens and children.

October 10, 2012

Pediatric neurosurgery chief receives National Brain Tumor Society award for recently published peptide vaccine therapy paper.

October 5, 2012

Neuroapoptosis and Translational Therapeutics Laboratory to focus on basic pathophysiological mechanisms in neurological disorders.

July 30, 2012

UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery marks silver anniversary of first patient treatment of novel, game-changing brain surgery in North America. (See also Gamma Knife surgical team marks 25 years since first test in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)

July 24, 2012

Neurosurgery chief resident recognized at Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Scientific Meeting for report on white matter changes in brain metastases treatment.