School of Medicine

Coronavirus

Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.
Anantha Shekhar

Anantha Shekhar Named Pitt’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Medical School Dean

Anantha Shekhar has been named senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His start date is set for June 2020.
Bridget Hunt-Tobey

Alumna Sheds Light on Understudied Part of African American History

When Bridget Hunt-Tobey (MED ’19) took a course on human anatomy as part of Pitt’s Biomedical Master’s Program, she had no idea it would lead her to study bones of African American blast furnace workers in a first-ever internship program with the Smithsonian Institute.
JoAnne Flynn

Researchers Find More Effective Way to Administer Tuberculosis Vaccine

As part of the global push to prevent tuberculosis, Distinguished Professor JoAnne Flynn and a group of Pitt and National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered that intravenously injecting the standard tuberculosis vaccine could boost its power.
Peter Strick

Peter Strick Honored for Brain Research

a sketch of the backpack in stretcher mode, with a person/dummy lying on it

Trauma Care in a Rucksack

A multidisciplinary team led by Ron Poropatich is working on a specialized medical backpack for the U.S. Army that could help injured patients in the field survive until they reach a fully staffed hospital.
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.