School of Medicine

Bernard Fisher headshot, against a black background
Bernard Fisher, MD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 23. His work as a surgeon-scientist led to an improved rate of survival and quality of life for countless women with breast cancer as well as for patients with other forms of cancer.
Roderick Tan headshot in suit jacket and blue shirt and tie
Roderick Tan, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Renal-Electrolyte at Pitt’s Department of Medicine, has been...
Sharma head shot
It seems like something from a sci-fi movie: humans wearing bionic technology to move more easily. But Pitt researchers are turning fiction into a reality, aiming to help people with paraplegia.
Olonisakin in a gray and black shirt, smiling
Tolani Olonisakin, a student in Pitt’s Medical Scientist Training Program, discussed her research on infection and “superbugs” with Nobel laureates at their annual meeting in Germany this June.
Carvunis, with dark hair and red lipstick
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis studies the parts of DNA that were once thought to be junk. What she found there overturned a fundamental assumption of cellular biology.
a photo of Pitt's seal, cast in a blue light
The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a chief investment officer and a treasurer for the University during its June 29 meeting. It also elected five new members.