School of Medicine

Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson

Survivorship Clinic Helps Patients With What Comes After Head and Neck Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
Sophia Choukas-Bradley and Vanitha Swaminathan

Experts Weigh in On Instagram Hiding Likes

Psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley and brand strategist Vanitha Swaminathan say Instagram’s move this week to hide the number of likes on some posts in the U.S. could change how young adults feel about themselves and their peers.
A healthcare professional using a tablet

Program Allows Personalized Approach to Medical Records

It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Garrett Coyan at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge

Pitt Team’s Replacement Heart Valve Could Decrease Need for Pediatric Surgeries

To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.
Dr. Bernard Fisher

Bernard Fisher, MD, Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
The CyteSolutions Lens

Researchers See Future of Dry Eye Treatment in Innovative Contact Lens

Dry eye affects millions of Americans a year, but available treatments can require continuous application. A Pitt bioengineering student and an eye doctor with the School of Medicine make up part of a team that invented a more efficient and sustained treatment delivery method.

Pitt Research Team Uses Rapid Diagnosis Technology to Tackle HIV Testing Problems

The HIV Detective is a solution being developed for early, rapid diagnosis of HIV. The handheld testing platform would allow health care workers to gather a few drops of blood onto a sensor and provide results in one minute instead of the 24 hours currently required. This leap forward in testing is possible due to another recently developed Pitt technology — a THC breath test.

New 2019–20 Programs Highlight Collaborations, Online Options

The 2019–20 academic year marks the inauguration of new majors, innovative online offerings and collaborations among different schools across the University of Pittsburgh. Highlights include programs in engineering, arts and sciences, computing and many others.