2019 Winter Academy

The 14th annual Winter Academy, presented by Huntington Bank, was a success!


Winter Academy 2019 Host Commitee

Each year a core group of alumni and friends serve as ambassadors for the Winter Academy. We are thankful to this dedicated group for their support and service as champions of Pitt's research and programs. View the 2019 Winter Academy Host Committee Members.


Be a Winter Academy 2020 Sponsor!

Annual sponsorships ensure the longevity of this signature event and offer an opportunity for dedicated alumni and friends who are passionate about the research impact that Pitt has on the world to step forward with financial support. With over 360 alumni and friends attending annually, sponsorships are also be a great opportunity to recognize your business as a partner with Pitt.

Please consider supporting the 2020 Winter Academy with your personal or corporate support. View the 2019 sponsorship opportunities.

For more information on how you can support the 2020 Winter Academy please contact Jennifer Gabler at 412-802-8317.


Arthur S. Levine, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences; John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics

Presentation Title: Alzheimer's Disease: Cure or Prevent?

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Hillman Professor of Oncology; Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research; Professor of Otolaryngology, of Immunology, and of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Co-Director, Tumor Microenvironment Center
Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
G. Nicholas III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Professor of Translational Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh
Arjumand Ghazi, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, of Developmental Biology, and of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Beatriz Luna, PhD
Staunton Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Matthew Neal, MD
Roberta G. Simmons Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Patricia L. Opresko, PhD
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine