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Pitt scientists developing drug to prevent, treat COVID-19

Wei Li, assistant director of Pitt’s Center for Therapeutic Antibodies and co-lead author of the research, sifted through antibody components and found multiple therapeutic antibody candidates in record time.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Scientists at Pitt’s School of Medicine have successfully isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19, the University announced Monday.

Pitt researchers unveil potential COVID-19 vaccine

PittCoVacc, the potential vaccine against COVID-19. Photo via UPMC

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

April 2, 2020

Pitt School of Medicine scientists announced Thursday that they had developed a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

State officials attempt to avert UPMC, Highmark breakup

UPMC and Highmark have begun a coverage split that will be effective July 1.

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 11, 2019

UPMC and Highmark have a long history of conflict, and this came to a head when UPMC refused to sign a consent decree in late 2018 that would allow Highmark insurance to be used at UPMC hospitals.

Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest independent women’s research institute in the country with a focus on women’s health.

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Innovations in technology for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment bring hope to patients and exciting discoveries to researchers.

Pitt medical school dean steps down

Dr. Arthur Levine worked as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences for more than 20 years.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 24, 2019

Dr. Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that he will soon step down from those positions, according to a press release.

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

The planned UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital as depicted in the University of Pittsburgh Campus Master Plan. (Image via University of Pittsburgh)

By Dylan Giacobbe, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018

Innovative health treatments could be coming to Oakland as soon as 2023 — but some Oakland residents disapprove of the buildings coming with it.

UPMC Mercy expansion approved after community voices opposition

A Pittsburgh resident speaks against the UPMC Mercy Expansion at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council passed a motion to let the hospital expand shortly afterwards.

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

August 9, 2018

UPMC Mercy's controversial expansion plan will proceed, after a 7-2 vote and more than two hours of public opposition to the plan.

Community speaks out against Mercy Hospital expansion

Over 150 people gathered at Pittsburgh City Council to voice their concerns surrounding UPMC Mercy's planned expansion, which comes as part of the hospital system's $2 billion plan to construct three new hospitals around the City.

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018

A group of community members gathered Tuesday to urge the Pittsburgh City Council require UPMC enter a community benefits agreement.

Coloring out cancer: Students run for research

 Participants start to run at Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together 5K Race and Color Run in Schenley Park. (Photo by Theresa Dickerson | Staff Writer)

By Theresa Dickerson | For The Pitt News

April 16, 2018

Colors flew through the air in Schenley Park this past weekend at the Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together’s 5K Race and Color Run. Members of the Pittsburgh community came to support the student-led organization at its annual event, which aims to raise money for the Hillman Cancer Research Center. Whi...

Kids strut for a cause: PDM raises money for Children’s Hospital

Audrey Wozniak and her PDM sponsor Kelsey Winters, a first-year nursing student, strut down the runway during the Pitt Dance Marathon Annual Fashion Show at the Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium Monday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta and Kieran Mclean | The Pitt News Staff

March 20, 2018

Twelve children, ages 4 to 17, modeled personally selected JCPenney outfits in the Soldiers and Sailors auditorium Monday night on a runway of bright white Christmas lights. They were the main event at Pitt Dance Marathon’s fashion show. PDM’s Annual Fashion Show, is in its third year and raised $3,...

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