Thursday, January 21, 2021
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Pitt health care students in the state’s Group 1A designation at the University’s Petersen Events Center. Clinical students in the health sciences who are patient-facing have been invited to take part at this time, per the direction of the ACHD. In addition to this clinic, UPMC is also vaccinating a number of our patient-facing health care personnel. Pitt is awaiting approval from the state to be an independent vaccine provider.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Almost by accident, Pittsburgh police officer Antonio Ruiz joined the Moderna vaccine trial at Pitt. Read how his experience played out.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Students and faculty from Pitt’s School of Pharmacy made history at a vaccinating the vaccinators event on Dec. 16. It’s just the beginning of the massive effort to inoculate health care workers against COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Optimism is hardwired in most humans, says public health professor Steve Albert. If you don’t feel like you’re one of them right now, here are three perspectives on why, despite all that 2020 brought us, things are looking brighter.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 trial sites for a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. The vaccine was shown to be highly effective at combating COVID-19 in a preliminary analysis.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Doctor-turned-state-senator and School of Medicine alumnus Richard Pan discusses the importance of "herd immunity" amidst public concerns and misconceptions about vaccines.