Department of Pediatrics

Herbert Needleman

Pediatrician, Researcher Remembered for Landmark Studies on Lead Poisoning

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.
Amanda Poholek

Researcher Amanda Poholek Receives American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant

Amanda Poholek, assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and immunology at Pitt School of Medicine, was awarded a $40...
Lisa Pan

Researchers Look Beyond the Brain for Answers About Intractable Depression

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.