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.
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, appointed Chief Medical and Scientific Advisor for the HHS Office of Population Affairs
In this role, Dr. Borrero, a Professor within the Division of General Internal Medicine, will aid in strengthening the Office of Population Affairs’ ongoing efforts to address equitable contraceptive access and care.
Aging Institute researcher Aditi Gurkar, PhD, uncovers the link between age-associated DNA damage and weight loss
An Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Gurkar and colleagues have recently published their findings in Science Advances showing how DNA damage in C. elegans worms rewires cellular metabolism to break down fat deposits.
Dr. Essien, an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, researches racial/ethnic health disparities and the use of novel therapeutics in the management of chronic diseases.