Innovation & Research

Salk administering a shot to a nurse
April 12 marks 65 years since the polio vaccine, developed by a team led by Pitt’s Jonas Salk, was deemed safe and effective. Its success helped move vaccine science forward, and gives hope for a COVID-19 vaccine today.
A novel clinical trial developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine launched this week at UPMC to address one of the most important debates during the COVID-19 pandemic: How should doctors decide between quickly adopting new therapies and waiting until they are tested in longer clinical trials?
A person in a white coat and black tie holds a patch on their finger
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.
The Pitt community is grateful for all the dedicated doctors working during the pandemic (and every day). Share your gratitude with @PittTweet and follow @PittMedMag for stories of physicians doing great things in honor of #NationalDoctorsDay on March 30.
Paul Duprex in a suit and green tie
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.
A child and adult sit next to one another at a table, writing on paper.
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.
A person in an apron prepares a meal in the kitchen
Pitt instructor and nutritionist Caroline Passerrello shares reminders for making healthy meals from pantry staples for the whole family, including pets.
A depiction of the coronavirus superimposed on graphs and charts and numbers.
Sharing data and model results is crucial in the new research culture emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Pitt is making that possible on a global scale.
Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
Kevin Crowley in a orange dress shirt and dark sweater.
A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.