The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

A woman in a beige top and a man in a light blue dress shirt wave
About 65 carloads of fans made their way past Arthur S. Levine’s home for a surprise parade to commemorate his 20-plus years as dean of the medical school and senior vice chancellor of the health sciences.
Ke’alohi Worthington in an straw hat and necklace
When her spring plans were toppled, Ke’alohi Worthington made the best of it, with help from her advisor in the Graduate School of Public Health. Worthington’s internship with the Department of Health in Hawaii examined how COVID-19 has affected indigenous and other populations.
A backlit woman looks into a scope with a computer monitor behind her displays a glowing green image
Federal funding is an important part of supporting research and innovation in universities. Pitt’s Evan Facher describes how the novel coronavirus could change the equation.
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 series of genome sequencers
Five behemoth next-generation sequencers, which look more or less like photocopiers, as well as a series of robotic arms have sequenced more than 10,000 samples since the UPMC Genome Center opened in 2018. Read about what this means for research and for patient care.
A physician in a white coat applies a device to a young woman's throat
COVID-19 can affect more than the lungs: some patients also leave the hospital with muscle weakness, heart problems and trouble swallowing. Three researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how their field can help in recovery.
Anantha Shekhar in a dark blue suit
The advisory group is part of the University’s resilience framework, a process and structure for continuing Pitt’s operations and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regina Futcher in a black top
With support from a Summer Undergraduate Research Award, senior Regina Futcher’s excavation of 1970s gay print publications brings marginalized voices to the fore.