School of Medicine

Paria Hassouri in a white top leaning on her elbows on a table with stacks of books
Book excerpt: Pitt alumna Paria Hassouri’s (A&S ’94, MED ’99) memoir, “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” weaves her story of growing up as an immigrant and outsider into her daughter’s story of gender transition.
Henri Ford sitting in a red shirt, holding twins in pink dresses
On National Doctors' Day, in this year when the fragility of our health has taken on poignant new meaning, honor physicians who are working year-round to protect our health and wellbeing. From Pitt Med magazine: In 2015, alum Henri Ford successfully led the first separation of conjoined siblings in his native Haiti. Read about Ford and rediscover more stories of Pitt physicians strengthening their communities.
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Pitt bioengineer Kacey Marra is creating new ways to help heal nerve injuries. A speech by Christopher Reeve inspired her into the field.
Shawn Brown in a teal collared shirt against a dark red floral background
Brown will provide strategic direction on next-generation computing and data resources and guide the University’s research computing mission.
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As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
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They came in with the total solar eclipse and went out with a pandemic. The School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 was tested like no other—which made their residency match on Friday, March 19, all the more rewarding.
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Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.