What do the polio vaccine and double-organ transplantation have in common?
They both were discovered thanks to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and research volunteers like you who worked together to make these groundbreaking discoveries possible.
This month, we’re celebrating the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk—a University of Pittsburgh researcher who led the team that developed the first polio vaccine in the 1950s and conducted, what was at the time, the largest national clinical trial in history. Polio, a disease that attacks the nervous system and can lead to paralysis and death, was an epidemic in the United States in the 1950s. Today, thanks to the work of Salk and others, only a handful of polio cases are reported in the United States each year.
Please join us for Pitt+Me Day: A SALK-a-bration of Research on Dr. Jonas Salk’s birthday on Monday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union ballroom to celebrate the past and learn more about the future of research at the University of Pittsburgh!
*While supplies last
Monday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.