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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

Halket Street in Oakland.

OBID meeting brings community leaders together to address equitable accessibility

By Daniel Okren, For The Pitt News March 2, 2022
Seven community organizations and developers addressed accessibility at a meeting hosted by OBID on Monday afternoon.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a 20-unit apartment complex.

OPDC discusses plans for new Oakland hospital facility, apartment complex

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday evening to discuss updated plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a plan to turn a Ward Street building into a 20-unit apartment complex.
A protester rallies with a crowd of UPMC employees on Grant Street during Thursday’s UPMC Essential Worker Strike in Downtown.

Editorial | Happy strikesgiving to UPMC workers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 19, 2021
We fully back employees’ push for better treatment, and condemn the insultingly low value to which UPMC holds its employees.
A protester rallies with a crowd of UPMC employees on Grant Street during Thursday’s UPMC Essential Worker Strike in Downtown.

Photos: UPMC strike

By Patrick Cavanagh, Staff Photographer November 19, 2021

A crowd of UPMC hospital workers and allies rallied Downtown on Grant Street and outside of UPMC headquarters on Thursday afternoon at the UPMC Essential Worker Strike. Hospital workers walked off...

Michelle Weltner, UPMC project manager, discussed new signage that the health care giant plans to implement at the Oakland Planning and Development Corp. public meeting Tuesday.

OPDC discusses UPMC signage, Carnegie Library banners and Walnut Capital proposal

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 29, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a Tuesday public meeting to discuss new UPMC signage throughout Oakland and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh lamp post and banner installation. The group also continued discussing zoning changes proposed by Walnut Capital.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. discussed various developments at its August meeting, including a stormwater management plan, Carnegie Mellon University’s Institutional Master Plan and UPMC’s proposal for a new bed tower on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street.

OPDC discusses stormwater management, future CMU and UPMC plans

By Dhara Patel, For The Pitt News September 1, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. discussed stormwater management, Carnegie Mellon University’s institutional master plan and UPMC’s proposal for a new bed tower at Wednesday evening’s meeting.
The Governance and Nominating Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting Friday morning to discuss resolutions to elect and re-elect members of the Board of Trustees and revise select University bylaws.

Board committee elects new officers, trustees and revises University bylaws

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 23, 2021
The Governance and Nominating Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting Friday morning to discuss resolutions to elect and re-elect members of the Board of Trustees and revise select University bylaws.
Allison Hansen: Serving on the front lines

Allison Hansen: Serving on the front lines

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
For most of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allison Hansen worked 12-hour hospital shifts taking vital signs, testing blood sugar levels and guiding patients on laps around the hallways — often in the densest COVID-19 areas of UPMC Passavant.
Dr. Jennifer Marin and a team of 13 other researchers analyzed 13 million hospital visits from 44 hospitals across the country and found that non-white children are less likely to get diagnostic imaging compared to white children.

Pitt researchers find racial disparities in pediatric medical imaging

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Marin and a team of 13 other researchers analyzed 13 million hospital visits from 44 hospitals across the country. Their results — non-white children are less likely to get diagnostic imaging compared to white children.
Students in the Pitt Nursing and Pharmacy schools received emails informing them of their eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the UPMC hospitals.

‘A huge event in history’: Students recount COVID-19 vaccination experiences

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer January 25, 2021
Ragini Rangan, a first-year pharmacy major, got her first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Tuesday at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center. While she described the needle as the size of a regular flu shot, its purpose was much bigger.
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