Breathing Breakthroughs from UPMC

October 29,2015

UPMC is Celebrating Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

We are proud to announce that UPMC will be celebrating Pulmonary Hypetension Awareness Month by hosting our first Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program Patient Research Day.

Please join our medical and researchers on Friday, November 20 as we talk about the latest news on the research front in pulmonary hypertension. And get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of research.

An invitation from our Director, Dr. Stephen Chan:

In the past, pulmonary hypertension (PH) was considered a rare disease affecting only a few unfortunate people. Today, we know countless individuals suffer from this disease with devastating consequences. But because PH has been a historically neglected disease, advances have been slowed by the lack of sophisticated technology, little financial support, and a small number of physicians and scientists dedicated to its study.

At UPMC, we have established a Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine devoted to accelerating discoveries about this disease and ensuring these discoveries are applied directly to improve the lives of our patients. We focus our efforts on innovative ways to identify this disease early such that prevention of this disease may be a reality, to identify the elusive molecules that lie at the beginning origins of this disease, and to develop new treatments that could reverse or cure this disease.

Inherent to this mission is improving PH awareness and partnership within our community so that we can combat this disease together. We are excited to share this vision with you on UPMC PH Patient Research Day.

We hope you will join us for Patient Research Day on November 20. Space is limited so please sign up by calling or emailing Terri Dobransky at 412-624-8856 or

NEW: Pre-event Lunch with Team PHenomenal Hope!

Team PHenomenal Hope will be teaming up with our sponsors to provide lunch for the event from 12-1. Come eat delicious and healthy food by our own Pittsburgh Fresh, and be among the first to hear about our huge news for 2016. Plus we need YOU – we will be filming mini videos for our November awareness campaign, and would love you to tell us why YOU are passionate about PH awareness.


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