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Uma Satyavolu
Uma Satyavolu’s Literature and Medicine course challenges students to study both past and current writings to deal ethically with pandemics such as COVID-19. See what books and resources she recommends.
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The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
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Kathryn Fleisher, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, is the 13th Truman Scholar in Pitt’s history and the first since 2016. The competitive national scholarship awards $30,000 for two to three years of graduate study.
An illustrated guide to preventing COVID-19 infection
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.
Nicholas Goodmanson and Rachel Mennies
Rachel Mennies, spouse of critical care doctor and Pitt alumnus Nicholas Goodmanson (MED ’13, ’16, ’18), writes about the worries and moments of connection she and other partners of physicians are experiencing during the pandemic.
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When a capstone celebration turned virtual this year, medical students pulled together to donate the money they had raised for the event to communities in need—and challenged faculty to do the same.
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During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
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.
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The University has created several ways the Pitt community can help advance vital COVID-19 medical research, support students in need and participate in service activities.
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From ancient Egyptian war games to Candy Land and Settlers of Catan, Pitt researcher Zachary Horton explains the evolution of board games and why they’re more popular today than ever, just in time for National Board Game Day on April 11.
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?
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Michael Buckstein (A&S ’18) recently took to Twitter and performed his own brass ensemble versions of Pitt’s alma mater and victory song while #HailingFromHome.
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In-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed, but Pitt will offer a unique celebration honoring the achievements of the Class of 2020 virtually on Sunday, April 26.
Timothy Grebeck in a blue "Pitt Education" Tshirt.
Timothy Grebeck (EDUC ’19) has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond.
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Introducing Pittwire Live, an online hub where you can participate in virtual events like fitness classes and workshops, find volunteer opportunities and join communities of common interest.