Pitt Med has been around since 1999—what a pool of stories we have for you to dive into!
Every so often, we're going to digitize our favorites. From features to alumni profiles, we're bringing them back.
By Chuck Staresinic, February 2004
Freedom House Enterprises opened in the Hill District in 1967, planning to jumpstart businesses that would offer meaningful employment to this troubled community. Pretty soon, they were running one of the nation’s most advanced ambulance services.
By Brian G. Connelly, Spring 2011
Paul Offit (Res ’80) is co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, which was recommended for routine immunizations in infants by the World Health Organization.
Substance X: Alumnus Philip Showalter Hench's Path to the Discovery of Cortisone, and the Nobel Prize
Rebecca Skloot, January 2000
For decades, Philip Hench, MD ’20, would not give up his belief that our bodies produce a mysterious antirheumatic.
Elaine Vitone, August 2005
When letters and permission slips from Jonas Salk arrived in the mail during the school year, parents worried; they argued at the dinner table. This new vaccine, this clinical trial, was it safe enough for their children?
Edwin Kiester Jr., July 2002
The story of John Troan, the Pittsburgh Press reporter who covered how Jonas Salk conquered polio.
Edwin Kiester Jr., January 2003
A look back at the city during a time of crisis.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Spring 2003
In 1893, Louise Wotring Lyle moved to Pittsburgh determined to help those in need.
Sally Ann Flecker, January 2003
He's still alerting adults and kids to the dangers that lurk in everyday substances.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Summer 2000
How a war helped make doctors out of MDs.
Elaine Vitone, Spring 2014
Diedrich has struggled with reading and learning disorders since grade school. Now, as an emerging scientist, he’s eager to help others facing the same uphill climb.
Elaine Vitone, Spring 2013
Mark Ravitch both made and wrote surgical history.
Chuck Staresinic, Spring 2006
How Starzl’s efforts led to a cure for liver disease and a new field of medicine. See our Thomas Starzl Story Archive.
Elaine Vitone, Summer 2012
The power to make or break our health, from birth to adulthood and ever after.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Fall 2003
Everything changed when they came to town.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Winter 2002
The famous doc nurtured Pittsburgh children.
John Milton Duff, Fall 2011
"From This Seed Our Glory," excerpts from the first lecture given to students of Pitt med, then called Western Pennsylvania Medical College, in 1886.
Chuck Staresinic, Winter 2007/08
In the brains of diseased athletes, Omalu discovered injuries invisible to the naked eye. On his introduction to American football.
Rebecca Skloot, Winter 2001
Herb Needleman took on the disease of where we live and work.
Rebecca Skloot, Summer 2000
Julius Youngner prepares to halt the next influenza outbreak before it’s too late.