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Pitt to Host 3rd Annual Pharmacoequity Conference

April 9, 2024

When Fumiko Chino’s young husband died of neuroendocrine carcinoma, she was left with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt for bills that his student insurance didn’t cover. She is now a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who studies the impact of financial strain on cancer patients.

She will present the keynote address, "Financial...

Pitt Receives NIH Grants to Study Health Effects of Chemical Exposures Following the East Palestine Train Derailment

April 2, 2024

Pitt researchers have received a pair of two-year grants from the National Institutes of Health to support studies on the health effects of environmental contamination resulting from the train derailment that spilled hazardous materials into the local communities in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023.

The grants, totaling nearly $1 million, were awarded through a...

Decision Aid Helps Patients Make Informed Decisions About Tubal Sterilization

April 1, 2024


University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed an easy-to-use web-based decision aid to help pregnant individuals who are considering tubal sterilization to make informed decisions about their reproductive health, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

“When patients are making decisions about their health and fertility, we want to make certain...

Drug Candidate May “Unmask” Latent HIV-Infected Cells, Mark Them for Destruction

March 29, 2024

Pitt School of Medicine scientists have identified drug candidates that show promise to reverse the ability of HIV to escape detection by the immune system.

The discovery reveals a potential path to eliminate the viral reservoir that cannot be cleared with existing antiretroviral drugs.

“HIV establishes a reservoir of infected cells that lay dormant even in the...

Women’s History Month Role Models

March 28, 2024

For Women’s History Month, we asked female deans in Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences to talk about the women who inspire them. Here’s what they told us.

Marnie Oakley

Dean of the School of Dental Medicine

“My mother, Joan LaVigna (left), has been the biggest female role model in my life.

“One of my first memories of her was witnessing her relentless work...

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences 2023 Fiscal Year Fact Sheet

March 27, 2024

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Pitt Health Sciences is an internationally renowned educational and research powerhouse with a demonstrated legacy of advancing scientific discovery, clinical innovation and interdisciplinary training. The researchers, administrators and providers we prepare are leading the future of health care on a global scale.

Two Pitt Medicine Professors Elected to the Association of American Physicians

March 25, 2024

Two University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professors have been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Match Day 2024: 98% Success Rate

March 22, 2024


The light rain outside could not dampen the excitement in the Petersen Events Center on the morning of March 15 as graduating University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine students and their friends and families waited to find out where they’ll spend the next years of their lives.

With a countdown and balloon drop marking the moment, Pitt Med students opened the...