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In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.

‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.
Pitt students Casey Tompkins-Rhoades (left), Wheyntie Alexandre (center) and Alexander Schuyler (right) have made nearly 20 demands of the School of Medicine.

Med school dean agrees to wide-ranging demands from Black students

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 19, 2020
The dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine agreed on Thursday to comply with numerous wide-ranging demands from Black students, after multiple meetings and more than 400 petition signatures.
The Chancellor’s Healthcare Advisory Group is chaired by Anantha Shekhar, the senior vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine.

Gallagher announces health advisory group to help plan fall term

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 10, 2020
University spokesperson Pat McMahon said the group’s responsibilities will include recommending standards for the supply and use of personal protective equipment to students and staff, personal hygiene, social distancing and density in certain student spaces and considerations for vulnerable populations.
A board of trustees committee voted Tuesday to approve a seven-figure salary for Anantha Shekhar, Pitt’s new health sciences chief.

Board committee sets salary for new health sciences chief

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2020
The board of trustees’ compensation committee voted unanimously Tuesday to set a seven-figure compensation package for Anantha Shekhar, the incoming senior vice chancellor for the health sciences.
Pitt’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Anantha Shekhar’s appointment as the University’s new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences, dean of the School of Medicine and an officer of the University at its Friday morning meeting.

Board approves new health sciences chief

By Jon Moss, News Editor March 1, 2020
Pitt’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Anantha Shekhar’s appointment as the University’s new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences, dean of the School of Medicine and an officer of the University at its Friday morning meeting.
Pitt announces new vice chancellor for Health Sciences

Pitt announces new vice chancellor for Health Sciences

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2020
Pitt announced in a Tuesday press release that Anantha Shekhar, dean of research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will be Pitt’s new senior vice chancellor for the school of health sciences. 
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