Friday, January 29, 2021
In just two and a half weeks, Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department pulled together a vaccination clinic for 800 patient-facing health care students and professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The event showcased collaboration among Pitt’s health sciences—and hope.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Pitt-Led NIH Trial Platform Shows Blood Thinners Decrease Need for Life Support in COVID-19 Patients
Early results of the trial, which is part of a three-trial platform consortium spanning more than 300 hospitals worldwide, found that full doses of heparin, a blood thinner, were not only safe but also reduced the need for vital organ support, such as ventilation.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Pitt health care students in the state’s Group 1A designation at the University’s Petersen Events Center. Clinical students in the health sciences who are patient-facing have been invited to take part at this time, per the direction of the ACHD. In addition to this clinic, UPMC is also vaccinating a number of our patient-facing health care personnel. Pitt is awaiting approval from the state to be an independent vaccine provider.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Almost by accident, Pittsburgh police officer Antonio Ruiz joined the Moderna vaccine trial at Pitt. Read how his experience played out.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
With the delivery of the first batches of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, providers and laypeople alike have questions about the technologies behind them. Pitt Med magazine enlisted Jeremy Berg, Pitt’s associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences, to help explain.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Students and faculty from Pitt’s School of Pharmacy made history at a vaccinating the vaccinators event on Dec. 16. It’s just the beginning of the massive effort to inoculate health care workers against COVID-19.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 trial sites for a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. The vaccine was shown to be highly effective at combating COVID-19 in a preliminary analysis.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
As Pitt’s fall term comes to a close in an academic year like no other, the need for flexibility amid changing postures due to COVID-19 has been the rule. Here to help is a handy guide to important dates and updates for Pittsburgh campus students and employees on housing, building access, libraries, dining and more.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Yes, it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice. With cases in the region rising and students preparing to leave Pitt campuses before Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know about reinfection and spread.
Monday, November 9, 2020
Pitt Experts Optimistic About Vaccine Candidate’s Efficacy, Advise People Continue Protecting Themselves
Four Pitt experts offer their thoughts on Pfizer’s announcement today of a vaccine that early data show is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.