The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital complex on Fifth Avenue.

Anne Marie Lennon named next chair of medicine

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer January 10, 2024
Anne Marie Lennon was announced in November as the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chair of medicine at UPMC starting March 1, 2024. She is the first woman to attain this position at Pitt.
Architectural rendering of the approved Pitt’s BioForge Biomanufacturing Center.

BioForge project officially approved for construction

By Bella Markovitz, Senior Staff Writer October 4, 2023
The Pittsburgh Planning Commission officially approved construction plans for Pitt’s BioForge Manufacturing Center on Sept. 29. The BioForge is located on the Hazelwood Green site, which is also the home of Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Institute at Mill 19 and is the center of Pitt’s proposed “Bio Valley.”
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis speaking at a press conference on May 18.

National Sports Brain Bank created, researches causes and treatments for sports-related brain injuries

By Spencer Levering, Staff Writer May 23, 2023
The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine announced the creation of the National Sports Brain Bank, a study that researches causes of and treatments for contact sport-related neurodegenerative disorders.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a precautionary boil water advisory Sunday morning for 12 neighborhoods, including South Oakland.

Boil water advisory issued in South Oakland

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2023
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a precautionary boil water advisory Sunday morning for 12 neighborhoods, including South Oakland.
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital complex on Fifth Avenue.

Lee and Innamorato slam UPMC, tout antitrust bill in report

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2023

UPMC “abused” its nonprofit status to consolidate power over the health care industry in western Pennsylvania, according to a new report from the American Economic Liberties Project.  The antimonopoly...

A sign is placed near the section for childrens medicine, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 at a CVS in Greenlawn, N.Y. Caring for a sick child has become even more stressful than usual for many U.S. parents in recent weeks due to shortages of Children’s Tylenol and other medicines. (AP Photo/Leon Keith)

Cold and flu medication in short supply

By Abby Lipold, For The Pitt News February 3, 2023
According to the Wall Street Journal, sales of cough and cold medications rose by 35% in December 2022 compared to last year, and supply has not kept up. Pitt’s campus is no exception to this shortage.
A student places a can of alcoholic seltzer into a fridge.

‘I’ve had a lot of fun without it’: Dry January encourages sober life at Pitt

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
While alcohol consumption is fairly regular on college campuses, some students are trying to remain sober this month in honor of Dry January, an initiative that invites participants to abstain from alcohol.
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital complex on Fifth Avenue.

MACRO immerses students in clinical research at UPMC

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer January 19, 2023
Student employment program Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization provides student research associates the skills needed for their futures in medicine and research.
A COVID-19 test from 2020.

Influenza more ‘prevalent,’ ‘severe’ than usual on Pitt’s campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2022
The COVID-19 Medical Response Office said flu season is “in full swing” on Pitt’s campus much earlier than its typical peak, raising concerns about the combined impact of the flu and COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.
Joe Dacanay, sophomore nursing major.

‘There’s no gender to it’: Pitt named top school for men in nursing

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2022
The American Association for Men in Nursing recognized Pitt’s School of Nursing as one of the top programs for men in nursing in the country. This is Pitt’s first time receiving the honor, and a total of 10 universities made the list for 2022.
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