School of Medicine

Vision Restoration Research Set to Advance Through Agreement with French Institutions

The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
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Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.
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Improvements Around Campus Designed to Enhance Student Experience and Education

New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.
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Researchers Receive Grant to Help Women Make Informed Decisions About Sterilization

The University of Pittsburgh received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the ability of low-...

Chuck Perfetti Elected to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Charles “Chuck” Perfetti, a distinguished professor of psychology, has been honored by the Federation of Associations in...
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Michael Sheetz Appointed to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Committee

Michael Sheetz, clinical assistant professor of radiology in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, has been...
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School of Medicine Alumnus Devotes Skills, Time to Treating People in Conflict Zones

As a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders, alumnus Brian D'Cruz has treated trauma patients in Chad, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. In 2013, he headed to Syria.
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Aims for No New Cases, Lower HIV Rate in Allegheny County by 2020

AIDS Free Pittsburgh is uniting more than 20 local groups, including Pitt, to fight the epidemic. In 2015, nearly 3,000 people in Allegheny County were living with HIV.