Liam Finnigan Music Program at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
After the loss of their son, Chris and Melanie established the Liam Finnigan Music Program in his honor. Today, they provide sleep soothers to babies in the NICU, comforting them with lullabies, therapy options, and even voice recordings from their loved ones.
Toasting Darcel Fahy — And the Ovarian Cancer Research She Championed
In the summer of 2010, a young woman woke up from exploratory surgery at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital to the most devastating news possible: at the impossibly young age of 25, with no family history and no genetic markers, she had advanced ovarian cancer. After that day, she set two goals for herself: that she would live the rest of her life to the fullest extent possible, and she would fight to help other women facing the same diagnosis. She accomplished both.
Studies Underway at Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie
Fueled by a $6 million grant from The Erie Community Foundation last September, Magee-Womens Research Institute has launched several studies, including noteworthy research led by Dr. Halina Zyczynski focusing on how obesity, smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure affect pregnancy.
A Magee-Trained Doctor Turns Patient in a Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017, Dr. Carolyn Kubik’s life was saved thanks to clinical trials fueled by Darcel Fahy, a woman she never met: “That’s who I’m most grateful to, and that’s who I’m living for.”
Could COVID-19 impact male fertility? MWRI researcher is investigating
As scientists continue to work toward a deeper understanding of COVID-19, an investigator from Magee-Womens Research Institute is focusing on a question that could have a long-term impact on survivors: how does the coronavirus affect male fertility?
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