Imagine you’re a graduate student in the biomedical sciences. Your training requires a significant amount of time at the lab bench. Then a pandemic hits. How do you move forward?
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Promising early data suggest that this approach can provide a convenient and cost-effective therapeutic option to control the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pharmacist Melissa McGivney is one of the masterminds behind Pitt’s impressive vaccination efforts. She’s led a team that has provided more than 20,000 doses to people, young and old.
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Canceled rotations, delayed exams, virtual residency interviews … little transpired as it normally would for the med school’s Class of 2021. Meet seven newly minted Pitt MDs who persevered.
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In the latest Pitt Perspective, see how the University is fighting COVID-19 by questioning conventional wisdom and finding new approaches to research, treatment and vaccine development.
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A Pitt team found that the desire to protect others was the primary motivating factor for teens complying with social distancing requirements. They also learned what didn’t work.
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Pitt alumni and students are doing their part on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad. Hear their stories.
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A collaboration between WPTS and the English department created opportunities for undergraduate students and highlighted Pitt Humanities’ perseverance during the pandemic.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt leaders and staff kept our campuses safe and functioning. Watch how it all happened in “Reinventing Life on Campus during COVID-19,” part of the new Pitt Perspectives on Navigating a Pandemic series.
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Underneath Meghan Hodgson’s multiple face masks and face shield, tears threatened to overtake her. It was March 2020, and the registered nurse was working a regular night shift in the emergency room at her suburban New Jersey community hospital. But for Hodgson (NURS ’03), nothing about this night was normal.