Pitt Med magazine

Jess Boddy, in a Pitt t-shirt, holds two turtles. A pond is in the background.
Wombat poop is cube shaped. An octopus has nine brains. Weird but true facts like these are all in a day’s work for Jess Boddy (A&S ’16), an editor and podcast producer at Popular Science who got her start at Pitt.
4 emergency healthcare workers see to a patient on stretcher.  The image is motion blurred.
Pitt holds a special place in the history of emergency medical services. During National EMS Week, learn how Pitt people paved the way for modern prehospital care.
Dmitriy Babichenko in the School of Computing and Information joined forces with colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as the Department of English and UPMC, to develop two games for kids to learn about health.
A depiction of cells
The immune system often stops itself from destroying cancer cells. In order to win against cancer, we need a deeper understanding about how our bodies work.
Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson
The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
A healthcare professional using a tablet
It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Illustration of girl with long hair blowing back behind her
When one person becomes part of the other: New lungs and bone marrow help some patients with no other options.