Birth of the Allegheny Health Network
Two weeks ago Highmark and the West Penn Allegheny Health System entered into an affiliation that established the Allegheny Health Network, a unique patient-centric integrated healthcare delivery network for the western Pennsylvania region. Dr. Tony Farah, Chief Medical Officer for the Network, and Dr. Blair Jobe, a former leading UPMC surgeon who recently joined the Network, were guests on KDKA-TV's Sunday Business Page with John Delano and talked about why the Network will set the standard for healthcare quality, service and affordability. Watch it here!
Genetic Technology and Bioengineering News: NIH Funds Gene Therapy Using Ultrasound
Friday, August 10th, 2012
NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a nonviral gene therapy approach that uses ultrasound to deliver DNA directly to target cells. The funds will support the use of ultrasound-assisted gene transfer in animals as a treatment for xerostomia, a complication of radiation therapy for head and neck cancer resulting from irreparable damage to salivary glands, which causes dry mouth and speech, chewing, and swallowing problems.
To read more, visit the GENNEWS Highlights website.