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HMGB1 in lung tissue following hemorrhagic shock

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Untreated murine hepatocytes

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Macrophages in liver of a mouse fed a high fat diet

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Lipid peroxidation in liver after hemorrhagic shock

Please congratulate the following lab members on their recent success!

  • Congratulations to Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH for his feature "Blue Light Special Cobalt Goggles Reduce Inflammation From Surgery" in the Spring 2017 issue of PITTMED.  http://www.pittmed.health.pitt.edu/story/blue-light-special
  • Congratulations to Ryan M. McEnaney, MD, who has been selected to receive a career development award from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA’s Career Development program is intended to attract, develop, and retain talented researchers working in areas of particular importance to improve the health and care of our nation's Veterans. Dr. McEnaney’s project, “Purinergic Signaling and Arteriogenesis,” will be funded from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.
  • Allan Tsung M.D., was elected President-Elect of the Society of University Surgeons. The Society of University Surgeons is the leading organization in surgery that represents academic surgeons and surgical investigators.  Dr. Tsung's election is a well-deserved recognition of his rapid ascent as one of the leading surgeon investigators in the United States.  Dr. Tsung will begin his term as President in 2018!

 

Chairman’s Message
Dr. Timothy R. Billiar

Dr. Tim BilliarWelcome to the General Surgery and Vascular Labs website. Our outstanding investigators are leaders in all aspects of surgical research, each working towards the goal of improving outcomes for patients following surgery, trauma, infection and critical illness.

Our commitment to excellence in research also drives our commitment to seek out and train the best of the next generation of biomedical scientists. Postdoctoral research fellows enjoy full access to the most up-to-date techniques and facilities available, and are able to work with renowned and exceptional principal investigators throughout their training. More information about available training positions can be found on our Education and Training page, including how to apply for our T32 training grants in either surgical trauma or vascular surgery research.

Our goal is to continue to remain at the forefront of surgical research and the study of innate immunity. Maintaining this atmosphere of learning and collaboration provides our faculty and trainees with an ideal environment to make important discoveries that will ultimately positively impact patient care.