Introducing Pittwire Health

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Pittwire — the University of Pittsburgh’s source for inspiring and important stories about Pitt— has launched its first spinoff publication, Pittwire Health.

Pittwire Health is a news product intended to promote Pitt research touching on all aspects of human health — physical, mental, social and environmental — to the media, health professionals and institutions of higher education around the world.

“The University of Pittsburgh has long been a leader in life-saving and life-enhancing research, from the polio vaccine to transplantation to phage therapy,” says David Seldin, assistant vice chancellor for communications. “Pittwire Health will serve to highlight the University’s work — to the Pitt community, the public at large and the press — that will lead to the next great advancement.”

The Pittwire Health newsletter’s first edition was sent to all Pittwire subscribers this morning (Oct. 16) and future editions will arrive in inboxes every other Wednesday. The newsletter subscription is free and open to anyone. The site and the newsletter contain curated content and original stories gleaned from the Schools of the Health Sciences as well as from engineering, sociology, psychology, law, business, economics, environmental science and any department in the University involved in health-related research and issues.

Pittwire Health includes an Accolades section to showcase Pitt health researcher accomplishments; Pitt Perspective, which highlights work by Pitt faculty related to health topics in the news, and briefs on Pitt publications in high-profile journals called Study Hall.

If you have questions, story ideas or already written content you’d like to see published on Pittwire Health, please contact the Pittwire health team: Joe Miksch ( or 412-624-4356) or Jolie Williamson ( or 412-628-0261).