From the Pandemic’s Front Lines: Photos of Pitt Alumni in Action

  • Mohamed Hagahmed in gray scrubs
    Mohamed Hagahmed (SHRS '09) serves as an emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at the University of Texas Health San Antonio.
  • Timothy Dempsey in a Pitt shirt, holding scrubs
    Timothy Dempsey (A&S '09) shows his Pitt pride while completing his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Sarah Higgins wearing personal protective equipment
    Sarah Higgins (NURS '07) is serving on a temporary disaster relief assignment in New York, New York.
  • Three men standing together wearing face masks
    Felipe Suntaxi (ENGR '18) (center) donates 3D-printed face shields to health care workers at the Military Hospital in Quito. Suntaxi founded a startup in Ecuador that uses 3D printing and modeling for surgical planning.
  • Kelly Drummond in a face mask
    Kelly Drummond (A&S '14) works as a registered nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She and other RNs have switched shifts with pregnant or immunocompromised RNs to reduce their colleagues' exposure to COVID-19.
  • Justin Baca in scrubs and a face mask
    Justin Baca (A&S '07G, MED '09), associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico, demonstrates an intubation box at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton, New Mexico. His research lab is helping to determine strategies for manufacturing PPE locally.
  • Shinequa Waite in a face mask
    Shinequa Waite (NURS '13) works with mothers and their newborns at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York.
  • Lisa Golden in safety glasses and a face mask
    Lisa Golden (A&S '93)—president of the Pitt Alumni Association Board of Directors—serves as an emergency medicine physician at UPMC Altoona.
  • Five people in uniform
    Rear Admiral Louis Tripoli (MED '84) (second from left) stands with his team at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. He follows in the footsteps of his father Charles Tripoli (MED '55), who did 13 mission trips to Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti and Honduras.
  • Ashley Firm at a computer with blue gloves on
    Ashley Firm (PHARM '12, '14G) serves as long term care pharmacy manager and clinical pharmacist at Asti's South Hills Pharmacy in Pittsburgh.
  • Nicholas Goodmanson on a cough with a dog besides him, holding a tablet
    Nicholas Goodmanson (MED '13, Emergency Medicine Resident '16, Critical Care Fellow '18) reviews pulmonology studies with his dog Otto at his side. Since March, Goodmanson has worked at a dedicated, ad-hoc COVID-19 unit at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
  • Erin Burke wearing a face mask
    Erin Burke (PHARM '11, '13G)—a pharmacy manager at a Walgreens in Elkton, Virginia—has been sewing face masks for other health care employees on her days off.

University of Pittsburgh community members—including a network of more than 10,000 alumni in the health care field—are engaged in a global fight against COVID-19. We are honored to call them Panthers and proud to share their snapshots from the field.

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