School of Medicine

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The pandemic can be difficult for kids to understand—two medical students, one on a research year at Pitt, have written an illustrated book to help.
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Critical care docs Burton Lee and Megan Acho have developed peer-reviewed videos to help train doctors outside the field use ventilators on COVID-19 patients. Lee says his medical colleagues’ willingness to learn and stretch during the pandemic has been one of its positive outcomes.
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Depression among older adults in the United States is high—roughly one in 10—and perhaps double that, if you include those just shy of meeting clinical criteria. Pitt’s Charles (Chip) Reynolds III shares tips for helping this population during the pandemic.
A new School of Medicine discovery in mice showed the innate immune system has "memory" that, when inhibited, lengthens organ transplant survival.
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Pitt medical, nursing and dental students built a volunteer network to provide health care workers the in-home childcare they need during the pandemic.
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With the University operating in a modified status, internal planning to ramp up physical operations has begun. Three task forces are envisioning the process from multiple perspectives to align with public safety guidance.
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The teams in this year’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition couldn’t be stopped—competitors asked the organizers to go digital, and they obliged. See the winners.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh has awarded $900,000 to 17 studies to address different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.