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Duprex in a suit and green tie in front of a University of Pittsburgh background
The University of Pittsburgh is among a select few institutions expected to receive samples of the coronavirus for study. In his remarks to the University Senate, Paul Duprex, director of the Center for Vaccine Research, highlighted the tremendous history the University has in working on vaccines and why this matters.
Naeem Aziz, wearing a black coat and shirt, speaking to panelist Zhaojin Zeng, wearing a light blue dress shirt in front of a crowd
More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
Circa. 1910 penny postcard of Reginald Fessenden's Brant Rock, Massachusetts radio tower.
On World Radio Day, Pitt faculty from engineering and health and rehabilitation sciences remember the work of Reginald Fessenden, who made technologies like music streaming, video chatting and podcasts possible.
Roger Glunt in a black suit and red tie, holding hands and laughing with Lee Glunt, his wife, wearing a tan jacket.
Heinz Memorial Chapel holds a special place in Pitt alumnus’ Roger Glunt’s memories: It was a refuge from the stressful academic life during his student days as well as a place where he and his wife, Lee, renewed their wedding vows—twice. Weddings at the Chapel have a long tradition at Pitt, and an all-in-one package offers the opportunity for a simplified ceremony in the spectacular setting that so inspired Glunt.
Grace McHale in a gray shirt in front of stained glass.
The University of Pittsburgh once again is among the nation’s top institutions for producing Fulbright students, breaking its own record with 14 students—who are now alumni—earning the prestigious scholarships for international study, teaching and research projects.
An aquatic frog species called Xenopus on top of multicolored rocks
Lance Davidson’s bioengineering lab researched the origins of mucus by studying skin cells of an aquatic frog. The findings could affect how cancer researchers manipulate tumors in humans.
A depiction of the coronavirus
Zhiyong Peng, a former fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, heads the department of critical care medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, which has seen 28,000 cases of coronavirus. He recalls his time at Pitt as formative for his leadership and management skills.
Lauren Ban talking with a panelist in a dark jacket
In Pennsylvania, efforts are underway to redraw electoral maps, but it’s a complicated process—and one that that other states are watching closely. A group called Draw the Lines PA invited students like Pitt’s Lauren Ban to offer their solutions.
Suketu Mansuria and Noah Rindos in white coats
The Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Center is approaching common, painful problems with a unified team of gynecologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and surgeons. It aims to improve early diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis and to further research for the condition.
Steve Thorne sitting at a table in a dark jacket
As the global community recognizes World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, Pitt research and spinouts make headway in the future of cancer care.
Humphrey in a leopard print jacket speaking at a microphone
Pitt is one of a select number of universities honored with a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement—a recognition of the many partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the well-being of our community.
Freitag in a light blue shirt and aqua tie
Thomas Freitag is the second winner from Pitt in the three years the scholarship has been offered. Freitag will study HIV prevention and treatment at the University of Cambridge next year.
Rachel Coombs
The new space, meant to forge connections and encourage cross-campus collaboration, is the result of efforts led by the Graduate and Professional Student Government.
Amanda Carbone
Two Pitt projects will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts. The research brings together faculty, students and a tiny, see-through crustacean.
Coronavirus
Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.