The Aging Institute’s Bill Chen, PhD, identifies drugs that could combat COVID-19 mutations

In a recent Nature Communications article, the Chen lab discuss how a high-throughput screen could be used to identify FDA-approved compounds that may resist SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Dr. Christopher O’Donnell to head new Office of Emerging Technologies in Health Sciences Education

This new office will advance and enrich interprofessional learning in the health sciences through embracing new technologies from across and beyond the institution while ensuring that technological advances are more integrated, accessible and equitable.

Dr. Jennifer Corbelli Appointed Vice Chair for Education

Dr. Corbelli has been committed to clinical, educational and leadership excellence and has a passion for mentorship. We are excited to have Dr. Corbelli’s leadership in her new Vice-Chair role; she has the skills, leadership and enthusiasm for her new position.

Dr. Deanna Wilson Testifies to the House Committee about Substance Use & Misuse During COVID-19

Dr. Deanna Wilson recently provided testimony to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s hearing on “An Epidemic Within a Pandemic: Understanding Substance Use and Misuse in America.”

Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko Named Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD, will join the Department of Medicine as chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Owonikoko, a physician-scientist board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, will begin his appointment on July 1, 2021.

Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti presents at the Nobel Summit

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to hear Pitt faculty member Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD, who will participate in a virtual Nobel Summit, “Our Planet, Our Future,” on Monday, April 26.

Dr. Esa Davis Appointed to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force

Dr. Esa Davis has been named a new member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.

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Research

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine is a formidable leader in cutting-edge research. Our basic scientists, clinical researchers, and clinicians work daily to make research discoveries that will positively impact the world’s healthcare.