School of Medicine

Tejasvi Gowda
A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.
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
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
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.
A depiction of DNA
Evolutionary biologists teamed up with rhetoric scholars to find a common understanding of what it means for a gene to be functional.
A person sits with hands on their lap, next to another person writing on a clipboard.
Pitt researcher Daniel Hall said as population ages, assessing risk is even more essential to ensure that surgery is offered to the right patients, consistent with their goals and values.
A depiction of nerves surrounding the eye.
Ian Sigal, founding director of the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology, surveys the ever-changing landscape of the eye.
Amy Kleebank with her daughter Amelia at Staff Council's Pitt Day at Kennywood, wearing bright yellow Pitt shirts. Amelia has face painting on her right eye.
For Amy Kleebank, art director in the Office of University Communications and Marketing, meeting legislators during Pitt Day in Harrisburg is a way to advocate for the University whose research saved her daughter’s life.
A depiction of cells
The immune system often stops itself from destroying cancer cells. In order to win against cancer, we need a deeper understanding about how our bodies work.