COVID-19 Updates

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Initiatives to Empower Volunteerism, Professional Development Launching

Opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out, give back and grow continue to increase over the weeks since the University began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Social Distancing Puts Telehealth on the Front Lines

Virtual visits with health care providers are becoming more important than ever during the pandemic. Pitt’s Alyson Stover is working to bring telehealth to occupational therapy and other practitioners beyond the primary care clinic.
Tejasvi Gowda

Pitt Med Students Step Up to Deliver Life-sustaining Medication

A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.
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Dispatches from the First Week of Online Learning

The rapid transition from in-person to online courses went smoothly, though there were a few bumps in the road. Hear what Pitt faculty members have to say about the transition to a remote academic landscape.
Douglas White

How Should We Ethically Allocate Scarce Critical Care Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Douglas White, professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and director of its Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness, published a new framework that helps hospitals ethically allocate scarce critical care resources such as ventilators during the pandemic.
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Pitt-Bradford’s Preparation for Online Teaching

Faculty members at all University of Pittsburgh campuses have worked tirelessly to transition to online learning in the wake of COVID-19. Here, instructors from Pitt-Bradford share how they prepared.
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Researchers in Pittsburgh, Paris and Vienna Win Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is committing nearly $5 million to a consortium that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
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Five Mental Health Experts on Coping with Social Distancing

Feeling worried? From managing time on social media to helping others, Pitt experts share calming strategies for those who are anxious or struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.
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From the Chancellor: Pittsburgh's Race to Protect the Helpers

In his op-ed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reminds the Pittsburgh community to "look for the helpers"—especially researchers and health care providers.
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Social Distancing and Mealtime: Advice from a Pitt Nutrition Expert

Pitt instructor and nutritionist Caroline Passerrello shares reminders for making healthy meals from pantry staples for the whole family, including pets.