Monday, March 1, 2021
At the Feb. 26, 2021, meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher revisited some of the challenges and successes since the group’s last meeting in September. Here are the highlights.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
A group of Pitt students have created VaccinatePA, a crowdsourced website that shows COVID-19 vaccination sites and vaccine availability in Pennsylvania. Want to help? They’re looking for volunteers.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
A scientific detective story that unfolded in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research unearths how the virus that causes COVID-19 evolves new variants that evade antibodies. Director Paul Duprex says this evolution is why it’s important to develop multiple tools to fight the pandemic.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
A new School of Pharmacy analysis found that Black residents in 69 U.S. counties were far more likely than white residents to live more than a mile from a COVID-19 vaccination facility. Three-quarters of those counties also have high rates of new infections. See where they are.
Friday, January 29, 2021
In just two and a half weeks, Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department pulled together a vaccination clinic for 800 patient-facing health care students and professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The event showcased collaboration among Pitt’s health sciences—and hope.
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.