School of Medicine

Herbert Needleman
Herbert L. Needleman, known for his pioneering efforts that linked environmental lead exposure — even at low doses — to cognitive deficits in children, died in Pittsburgh on July 18 at an assisted living center. He was 89.
Kakenya Ntaiya
The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.
Amanda Poholek
Amanda Poholek, assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and immunology at Pitt School of Medicine, was awarded a $40...
Klunk in a dark suitcoat
William E. Klunk has been honored by the Alzheimer’s Association with the 2017 Zaven Khachaturian Award. Klunk is a Distinguished...
The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of rigorous biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars became the first from the partnership to receive their MDs or PhDs.
Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student Alysia Tucker. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier.
man using BrainPort, a device that allows people with vision impairments to "see" using their tongue
"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.
Vignali smiling
The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
Lisa Pan
Someone once told Eve, a teen with severe depression, she just wasn't working hard enough in therapy. Then her doctor, Pitt's Lisa Pan, found that Eve can’t seem to make critical neurotransmitters.