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May 3, 2020

How the fight against polio was won.

Sorrow, fear, hospitals overwhelmed, closures – all due to the deadly coronavirus.  And all hallmarks of another deadly and mysterious virus that terrified Americans, starting at the turn of the...

March 20, 2020

Pitt researchers attach coronavirus to genetically modified measles vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research has been on the cutting edge of work being done with coronavirus.

February 27, 2020

Researchers At Pitt working to safely and quickly develop COVID-19 Vaccine

Two weeks ago, coronavirus — specifically COVID-19 — arrived in Pittsburgh. Two tiny vials less than two inches tall and a quarter inch around contain roughly 50 million viruses. Now, researchers...

February 12, 2020

Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research could have a specimen from the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within the week in an effort by the world-renowned research institution to...

February 12, 2020

University Of Pittsburgh to obtain samples of coronavirus, work To develop vaccine

Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research announced it’s in the process of obtaining samples of novel coronavirus from the CDC.

February 6, 2019

Researchers trying to prevent virus more dangerous than Zika

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are leading an effort to prevent a virus that may be more dangerous than Zika from spreading to the United States. Channel 11 News anchor Peggy Finnegan...

February 4, 2019

Measles outbreak shows the irony of vaccine effectiveness

On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh tweeted, with despair, a report in The Guardian that measles...

March 28, 2018

Pitt announces new director of its Center for Vaccine Research

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research has tabbed W. Paul Duprex as its new director following a two-year search.

February 10, 2016

Pitt Researcher Heads To Brazil To Study Zika Virus

Brazil is at the center of concern over the Zika virus and a researcher from this area is starting his work there today.