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Pitt+Me Day: A SALK-a-bration of Research!

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!

  • Walk through our research showcase and meet study teams currently conducting research on campus
  • Grab a bite to eat from the mac-and-cheese bar*
  • Enjoy a birthday cupcake* 
  • Pick up a free t-shirt*
  • Register for the Pitt+Me registry to learn about research opportunities
  • Take a selfie with our Jonas Salk cutout (Tag @PittPlusMe and use #salkabration)
  • Check out the University Archives health sciences display 
  • Visit the therapy dogs that will be on-site from 12 - 2! 

*While supplies last

Follow @PittPlusMe on Facebook and Twitter. Use #salkabration to share your experience.

Monday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

William Pitt Union, Ballroom
3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260