Abdominal Fat Gain Tied to Heart Disease Risk in Menopause

Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis published today in the journal Menopause.

Big Stakes, Big Stats

When we hear about clinical trials, we might picture doctors and patients partnering to test new therapies. What we might not think about are the teams of other professionals and scholars who make those studies happen and figure out what the results mean.

EDC Stephen Wisniewski, PhD to Lead NIH Trials in COVID-19 Care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected the University of Pittsburgh to lead a trio of Phase 3 clinical trials involving COVID-19 patients. Collectively known as ACTIV-4 Antithrombotics, these trials will explore the use of blood thinners in saving lives and improving care, particularly among adult COVID-19 patients who are at risk of developing life-threatening blood clots.