School of Medicine

Patent Record Broken 2 Years in a Row

More than 90 patents were issued to the University this fiscal year as Pitt also advanced into the top third of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents Ranking for 2016.

Colombia Visit Renews Ties, Grows Partnerships Between Universities

Exploring 21st-century global partnership opportunities while renewing bonds that date to 1948, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC traveled to Colombia in May for a weeklong visit.

Alumnus Champions Childhood Vaccines

Doctor-turned-state-senator and School of Medicine alumnus Richard Pan discusses the importance of "herd immunity" amidst public concerns and misconceptions about vaccines.

Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies at 96

Best known for his work with Jonas Salk developing the first effective polio vaccine, Julius Youngner's career in science spanned more than 60 years, influenced a generation of virologists and saved innumerable lives.

Henry Hillman: Man of Innovation, Generosity

The legacy built by Henry Hillman and his family will resound for generations, not only at the University of Pittsburgh but also throughout the region.
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2017 Carnegie Science Awards Honorees

Seven Pitt faculty members are among the 2017 Carnegie Science Awards honorees: Kevin P. Chen, the Paul E. Lego Professor in...
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Pitt Professors Awarded for Groundbreaking Research Discoveries

Pitt School of Medicine professors Yuan Chang and Patrick S. Moore will receive the 2017 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter...
Trauma Research

Pitt to Lead National Trauma Research Network

The Schools of the Health Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.
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Understanding Why We Should Exercise

We all know that physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, scientists have never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health for a large-scale collaboration to investigate why being active is beneficial for our health.
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William Wagner Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Wagner is a professor of surgery, bioengineering, and chemical engineering.