Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Message from Dr. Wagner:
It is with sadness that I bring you news of the passing of Sue Gin (McGowan). Sue Gin passed away Friday September 26th in Chicago after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. I have included below some links from the Chicago media that provide some brief biographical information on Sue Gin. Her life story is an interesting one and speaks to her drive, spirit, and ultimately to the positive impact that she had on so many people.
After the passing of her husband, William McGowan, in 1992, Sue Gin played a major role in supporting the growth of the McGowan Institute, particularly as the head of the McGowan Charitable Fund board. Sue Gin was a regular visitor to the Institute and we just had the opportunity to host her in Pittsburgh several weeks ago. She was passionate about seeing the impact of our work on individualís lives and encouraging our efforts. We will miss her.
William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Keith Cook to Develop Artificial Lungs that Can Be Worn at Home
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor Keith Cook, PhD, has received a 4-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant.
Genetic Discovery Yields Prostate Cancer Test, Promise of Future Therapy
A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis found that prostate cancer patients who carry certain genetic mutations have a 91 percent chance of their cancer recurring. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member George Michalopoulos, MD, PhD, was a member of the studyís research team.
Video: Introduction to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Need an introduction to what exactly we do at the McGowan Institute? Here is a video that highlights some of our research and scientists.