The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Josh Gibson sliding home in a baseball uniform
For The Conversation, Professor Rob Ruck detailed a brief history of the Negro Leagues, the integration of Major League Baseball and how Pittsburgh played an influential role in the new face of the game.
Raja Adal in a light dress shirt
Duprex in a suit and green tie in front of a University of Pittsburgh background
The University of Pittsburgh is among a select few institutions expected to receive samples of the coronavirus for study. In his remarks to the University Senate, Paul Duprex, director of the Center for Vaccine Research, highlighted the tremendous history the University has in working on vaccines and why this matters.
Circa. 1910 penny postcard of Reginald Fessenden's Brant Rock, Massachusetts radio tower.
On World Radio Day, Pitt faculty from engineering and health and rehabilitation sciences remember the work of Reginald Fessenden, who made technologies like music streaming, video chatting and podcasts possible.
An aquatic frog species called Xenopus on top of multicolored rocks
Lance Davidson’s bioengineering lab researched the origins of mucus by studying skin cells of an aquatic frog. The findings could affect how cancer researchers manipulate tumors in humans.
A depiction of the coronavirus
Zhiyong Peng, a former fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, heads the department of critical care medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, which has seen 28,000 cases of coronavirus. He recalls his time at Pitt as formative for his leadership and management skills.
Steve Thorne sitting at a table in a dark jacket
As the global community recognizes World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, Pitt research and spinouts make headway in the future of cancer care.