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Featured COVID-19 Content
- Pitt COVID-19 Heroes - Pitt COVID-19 Heroes is a collection of their stories – stories that will inspire pride in our community and provide ideas on how to cope, create, and connect in the age of social distancing.
- Rolling out a Vaccine for COVID-19: Present Prospects and Lessons from the Past - The Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, March of Dimes, and the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation, hosted a discussion with scientists and researchers on ongoing COVID-19 vaccine development initiatives; current challenges and public trust in the process; crucial lessons from previous vaccine development efforts; and questions about safe and equitable distribution, availability, access, and uptake. (Webinar on-demand)
Included Speakers from Pitt : Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Dr. Paul Duprex, and Dr. Peter Salk
- Pitt Scientists Discover Tiny Antibody Component That is Highly Effective in Preventing and Treating SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Animal Models (Article)
- Conversations About COVID-19 (Fall Series) (On-demand webinar series)
- Caregiving and COVID-19: Mask Best Practices (Webinar on-demand)
- Science and Law: Navigating through COVID-19 (Webinar on-demand)
- What is Convalescent Plasma Treatment for partients with COVID-19 and how is UPMC at the forefront? (Article)
- Conquering the polio epidemic - CBS News - featuring Pitt expert Dr. Paul Duprex. (Recorded Content)
- Racial health disparities already existed in America— the coronavirus just exacerbated them (Article)
- Can algae-based nasal spray prevent COVID-19? Hear from Lisa Rohan, a professor in the pharmaceutical sciences department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, who is one of the lead researchers on the collaboration. (Article)
- The Battle against COVID-19 and the Power of Science: A conversation with Dr. Arthur Levine (YouTube)
- Neurologist Chases a Big Question: Does COVID-10 Damage the Brain? (Article)
Listen & Learn
Pitt Medcast (School of Medicine)
Looking for more? Visit the Pitt Medcast website.
- MINISERIES: Meet Anantha Shekhar - In this special three-part series, Pitt Medcast introduces Anantha Shekhar—Pitt’s new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine.
- Ep.14: Perspective on two frightening outbreaks - Sunday, April 12, 2020, is the 65th anniversary of the announcement that the killed-virus polio vaccine--developed here at the University of Pittsburgh--was safe and effective. To mark the occasion, we bring you the perspective and advice of someone who has faced two frightening disease outbreaks up close. Meet David Harding, a Pitt instructor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
- Ep. 12 - Polio Pioneers - What was life like before childhood vaccines? In this episode, hear from people who grew up in the shadow of a crippling disease—among them, schoolkids from the clinical trials of Jonas Salk’s killed-virus polio vaccine. Their accounts tell the story of how ordinary people helped win the struggle against one of the most crippling diseases in history.
Products of Pittsburgh (Clinical and Translational Science Institute - CTSI)
- Rhythms of Life: Daniel Buysse - Dan Buysse has spent nearly forty years studying circadian rhythms and has become one of the most impactful thought leaders in sleep medicine. He has made significant contributions in advancing circadian science, translating research into practice, and training the next generation. Yet, before becoming a doctor and building a career at the University of Pittsburgh, Dan was a kid like any other. Going to college, let alone being a doctor, was aspirational.
- Designing the Digital Future: Ravi Patel - Ravi is a teacher, a researcher, and an innovator. He has a lot of interests and a lot of questions, such as how do different people interact and experience health care? What can we learn from those experiences? How might we inform and design a better health care experience? Ravi is constantly tackling these questions with his students and through his research, but like many, he’s adapting his approach to changing conditions.
Watch & Learn
"Healthy U - Back" Video Series
Is your neck or back stiff at the end of the day? Or does your back hurt while moving heavy or large objects? In this video series, our Physical Therapy students show you a few simple tips to include in your daily routine to keep your back happy and healthy. See their video tips!
C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lectures
Looking for more medical history? Visit their online archive.
- "The Daring Young Surgeons Who Pioneered Heart Surgery," David Cooper, MD PhD (Xenotransplantation Program/Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham) - This lecture was rescheduled from April 7, 2020, due to COVID-19. We are so thankful that Dr. Cooper can join us, remotely, to kick off the academic year.
- Sylvan E. Stool Memorial Lecture ~ "The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920," Mari Kathryn Webel, PhD (History, University of Pittsburgh) - Please email the society to receive the password.
Faculty Updates & Lectures
- Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Medicine - Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, provides insights into ways that racism impacts our work in the clinical and academic settings and offers approaches for addressing anti-Black racism in these settings.
- Fridays with Friedlander - A weekly live webcast series hosted by the department of neurosurgery chairman Robert M. Friedlander, MD, presenting updates on topical neurological surgery issues, and featuring department faculty giving brief talks on their specialty—followed by an interactive Q&A session.
- Burke and Hartman: The History and Future of COVID-19 (Webinar) - COVID-19 is one of three novel coronavirus outbreaks in the past 20 years that originated in animals. How is the current outbreak similar and different from the previous ones? What course will COVID-19 take in Pennsylvania?
Health Sciences Library System - Online Exhibits
- WWII 27th General Hospital, New Guinea
- Images of Dissection
- Early Works on Animal Magnetism
- View all Past Exhibits
Explore & Tour
- Human Engineering Research Laboratory (HERL) Virtual Tour
- Prosthetic & Orthotics Vitual Tour
- Occupational Therapy Research Virtual Tour
- Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) Virtual Tour
- SHRS Emergency Medicine Department Virtual Tour
- Browse the collection of the Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy Museum
- Explore the Treasure of the Rare Book Room at Pitt's Health Sciences Library
- Take a Virtual Tour of Campus
- Tour Pitt's Nationality Rooms
- Peruse the Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine Collection at Pitt's Archives and Special Collections Department
- Check out two webcams run by Pitt from the top of Hillman Library and the top of the Cathedral of Learning.
- Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences: The purpose of the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is to advance the academic, clinical, and service missions of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC through the continuing professional development of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals and the translation of biomedical knowledge into clinical practice.
- Dental Medicine: Edward J. Forrest Continuing Education Center: The Edward J. Forrest Continuing Education Center is a premier facility designed specifically for continuing education and funded through the generosity of our alumni. The Center includes five fully equipped operatories, a sterilization and storage room, as well as a laboratory that will accommodate twelve persons for hands-on activities
- Continuing Nursing Education: The Pitt Nursing CE Department provides a variety of high quality live and enduring /on-line educational activities to promote lifelong learning for professional nurses. Our areas of focus include: advanced practice, education, leadership, and re-entry into practice
- The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC): The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC) is a partnership among schools of public health, academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations. It works to strengthen the capabilities of the public health workforce to support the delivery of high quality public health services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Certified In Public Health (CPH): Learn more about the examination and continuing education opportunties.
Beyond the University
The Mutter Museum - Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia
Explore this virtual collection complete with interactives!
David J. Spencer CDC Museum - Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well
This exhibit showcases the work of six artists who interpret the act of hand washing in innovative and unexpected ways. Recent H1N1 prevention campaigns have highlighted the importance of hand washing as one of the most effective ways to stay well. View the exhibit online!
Five-Minute Coronavirus Stress Resets - New York Times Article