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Primary Care Telemedicine Linked With Fewer Antibiotics for Children Than Direct-To-Consumer Telemedicine

March 19, 2024

Pitt researchers have shown that telemedicine visits conducted for children with primary care providers (PCPs) are associated with fewer antibiotic prescriptions than telemedicine visits with virtual-only, direct-to-consumer companies. 

The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, highlight the importance of supporting integrated telemedicine within the primary care...

Pitt Med Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 18, 2024

Written by Sarah Lindley and Juliana Briggs

This Women’s History Month, we asked some female Pitt Med faculty who they look up to in science or medicine. Some named women who excelled in their disciplines despite facing systemic barriers. Others named women who mentored them directly and left long-lasting personal impressions on them. But all of them named women who stand out for...

New Study Reveals Molecular Fingerprint of Biological Aging

March 12, 2024

Pitt researchers have uncovered blood-based markers linked with healthy and rapid aging, allowing them to predict a person’s biological age—how fast a person’s cells and organs age regardless of their birthdate. Unlike chronological age, biological age is a strong indicator of an individual’s health, according to senior author Aditi Gurkar, assistant professor of medicine (Division of...

Two School of Medicine Faculty Elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

March 12, 2024

Greg Delgoffe (left) and Leah Byrne (right)

Leah Byrne, assistant professor of ophthalmology, and Greg Delgoffe, associate professor of immunology, have been elected senior members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

NAI senior members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators from NAI member Institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation...

Transforming Learning at Pitt Pharmacy with Augmented and Virtual Reality

March 6, 2024

By: Phoebe Ingraham Renda

From Oculus gaming systems to Apple’s Vision Pro, Pitt students are no strangers to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. However, for the first time in fall 2023, 115 School of Pharmacy students used this technology to step into their studies during their Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease course.

“We’re teaching...

Pitt-Led Team’s AI Phone App Diagnoses Kids’ Ear Infections

March 5, 2024


A new smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately diagnose ear infections, or acute otitis media (AOM), could help decrease unnecessary antibiotic use in young children, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics. Alejandro Hoberman, Jack L. Paradise Professor of Pediatric Research and director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics in...

Bariatric Surgery a Safe and Effective Tool for Diabetes Control and Remission, New Study Finds

March 1, 2024

Bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle modifications for achieving long-term Type 2 diabetes control and remission, according to new research led by Anita P. Courcoulas, Anthony M. Harrison, MD Professor of Surgery and chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

In the largest and longest randomized...

Health Sciences Faculty Win 2024 Chancellor’s Awards

February 28, 2024

Four Pitt health sciences faculty members in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health were among the 15 faculty members University-wide to be honored with a 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Award.

These honors acknowledge their exceptional work and dedication.

Each recipient received a letter from Chancellor Joan Gabel, a $2,000 cash prize and a $3,...

Multi-Million Dollar Federal Grant Creates New Drug Discovery Center at Pitt

February 27, 2024

D. Lansing Taylor Distinguished Professor and Allegheny Foundation Professor of Pharmacology Director, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute 

Liver disease researchers and clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will use a $7.8 million grant to create a new drug discovery center called the Pitt Translational Center for...

Deriving Insights from Injury at the 2024 Vanscoy Winter Academy

February 27, 2024

Photo Credit: Eric Wuster, Right Touch Photography

More than 300 alumni and friends of the University of Pittsburgh gathered at Pitt’s 18th annual Vanscoy Winter Academy on Feb. 15 to learn about key insights the medical profession has gleaned from treating and studying brain and spinal cord injuries.

This year’s event, held in Naples, Florida, was themed “...