News Archive

June 2019

New Critical Care Medicine Leadership
June 21, 2019

Two new faculty members—Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, and Jonathan Bishop, MD—were recruited for leadership positions in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective July 1, 2019.

Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, MBA, is the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of the UPMC ICU Service Center.…read more...

Michael Pinsky, MD, Becomes Fellow of APS
June 21, 2019

Vice Chair Emeritus Michael Pinsky, MD, has been elevated to the rank of APS Fellow by the American Physiological Society, effective June 4, 2019. The fellowship is an honor bestowed on senior scientists who have “demonstrated excellence in science, have…read more...

Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use
June 10, 2019

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids, according to research led by scientists at…read more...

Dana Fuhrman, DO, MS Awarded K23 Grant to Study Renal Fitness in CHD Young Adults
June 10, 2019

Dana Fuhrman, DO, MS was awarded a K23 grant for an innovative study of renal fitness in young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). She will lead a group of investigators from critical care, nephrology and cardiac surgery to unravel…read more...

Rapidly Removing Fluid from Critically Ill Patients in Kidney Failure Linked to Increased Risk of Death
June 06, 2019

The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they will die in the next several months, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open by University of…read more...

Christopher Schott, MD, MS, RDMS, FACEP, Recognized for Excellence in Medical Education
June 04, 2019

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine Christopher Schott, MD, MS, RDMS, FACEP, is the recipient of a 2019 Faculty Award from Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The award recognizes…read more...