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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.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt wins prestigious community engagement award

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor December 4, 2023

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Pitt as the winner of the 2023 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award in November.  Pitt received the award for the community...

Orland Bethel, founder of Hillandale Farms, donated $25 million to the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt receives $25 million donation to help create new musculoskeletal center

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2023

A $25 million gift from the Orland Bethel Family Foundation will enable Pitt to elevate its study of musculoskeletal disorders including osteoporosis, degenerative arthritis, fragility fractures and spinal...

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Pitt to compete for $10 billion in military health contracts

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2022
The University will compete against 55 other organizations for as much as $10 billion in contracts from the Department of Defense in order to develop healthcare innovations to benefit both wounded warriors and civilians over the next five years.
Kathryn Reed, the vice chair for equity, inclusion and community engagement and assistant professor of PA studies at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, presents at Thursday’s installment of the Race & … Lecture Series on Zoom.

Lecture highlights racial disparities, prejudice within the medical field

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor January 28, 2022
The third installment of the Race & … Lecture Series held on Thursday, on Zoom and in person, highlighted the underrepresentation of minorities in the healthcare system as well as racial and socioeconomic disparities in fetal mortality rates.
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 22, 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.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that Scaife Hall would not be renamed. Renaming Scaife Hall was one of Black medical students’ demands sent to the dean of the School in June.

Pitt won’t rename Scaife Hall, chancellor says

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor August 27, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that a working group charged with investigating Scaife Hall’s name found no reason to continue with the renaming process. Renaming Scaife Hall, home to Pitt’s School of Medicine, was one of Black medical students’ demands that was sent to the School’s dean in June.
A partnership between the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine has resulted in the integration of an anti-racism curriculum at Pitt Med.

‘Foundational knowledge’: School of Medicine reflects on anti-racist curriculum changes

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer July 14, 2020
The book club is a continuation of an anti-racism curriculum change introduced last year in Clinical Experiences — a required course for all medical students that runs from the beginning of spring semester of the first year through the fall semester of the second year.
Fourth-year medical student Chukwudi Onyeukwu volunteers with 412Med to provide medical services to the Pittsburgh community.

Med students help underserved communities during pandemic

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer June 23, 2020
412Med is a student-led organization helping underserved communities in the Pittsburgh area, providing medical services to the community after the halting of clinical rotations in March, which have since resumed.
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