School of Medicine

A person in a white coat and black tie holds a patch on their finger

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in First Peer-Reviewed Research

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.
Alyson Stover in a black shirt

Social Distancing Puts Telehealth on the Front Lines

Virtual visits with health care providers are becoming more important than ever during the pandemic. Pitt’s Alyson Stover is working to bring telehealth to occupational therapy and other practitioners beyond the primary care clinic.
Tejasvi Gowda

Pitt Med Students Step Up to Deliver Life-sustaining Medication

A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.

Thank a Physician on National Doctors’ Day

The Pitt community is grateful for all the dedicated doctors working during the pandemic (and every day). Share your gratitude with @PittTweet and follow @PittMedMag for stories of physicians doing great things in honor of #NationalDoctorsDay on March 30.
Douglas White

How Should We Ethically Allocate Scarce Critical Care Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Douglas White, professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and director of its Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness, published a new framework that helps hospitals ethically allocate scarce critical care resources such as ventilators during the pandemic.
Paul Duprex in a suit and green tie

Researchers in Pittsburgh, Paris and Vienna Win Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is committing nearly $5 million to a consortium that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Naeem Aziz, wearing a black coat and shirt, speaking to panelist Zhaojin Zeng, wearing a light blue dress shirt in front of a crowd

Informing the Community on Novel Coronavirus

More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
Duprex in a suit and green tie in front of a University of Pittsburgh background

University of Pittsburgh To Begin Work on Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

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.