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Elizabeth Krans, MD, MSc, Recipient of 2023 Ascending Star Award

August 1, 2023

Magee Womens Research Institute investigator Dr. Elizabeth Krans has been selected as a University of Pittsburgh 2023 Ascending Star Award recipient, recognizing her work to understand and develop solutions for challenges in women's health, particularly among women with substance use disorders. Dr. Krans will receive $25,000 in research support and give a lecture this fall at the University of Pittsburgh surrounding her research. 

Dr. Krans is also an associate professor in Pitt’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She founded the Pregnancy and Women’s Recovery Center and created the Perinatal Addiction Consultation and Education Services at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Her current research focuses on substance use disorder among women to better understand and develop protocols and solutions for challenges in women’s health services.