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Archive for October, 2013

UPMC’s Weiss Awarded NIH Grant to Establish Sarcoma Lab

Few understand the importance of cancer research better than Kurt Weiss, whose own life was saved from sarcoma after enrolling in a clinical trial. Now Weiss, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Pitt, is pushing such research forward with the help of  a highly competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health. Known as a K08 grant, the $827,280 five-year funding will help Dr. Weiss’ career as a translational scientist by carving out time from his demanding clinical schedule to establish a laboratory program in sarcoma research. (more…)

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