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Encyclopedia > University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is one of the best centers for research and treatment. It is where Jonas Salk created the Polio vaccine. The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Jonas E. Salk Jonas Salk (October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995) is the discoverer/inventor of the eponymous Salk vaccine while a researcher in Pittsburgh(see polio vaccine). ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...

Some of UPMC's hospitals include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, Magee Women's Hospital, and Children's.

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is an accredited Level I Trauma Center and in conjunction with The Center for Emergency Medicine and Stat Medevac, handles a large portion of Western Pennsylvania's traumas.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, included in the UPMC, is one of only 2 Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers in the state.

External links

  • http://www.upmc.com

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reviewjournal.com -- News: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH: Medical center's plans ... (844 words)
What the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center envisions in founding a Las Vegas academic medical center, in partnership with the Nevada School of Medicine, is an institution that does research into stem cells and organ rejection while providing clinical programs ranging from organ transplants to sports medicine.
For the academic center to succeed, according to the proposal, there must be "intense collaboration" among the city of Las Vegas, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Clinical medical options at the Las Vegas academic medical center, according to the proposal, could include cardiology, with a focus on heart failure; cardiac and cancer surgery; neurosurgery; neurology, and orthopedics.
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