Expert faculty members in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine are at the helm of a new COVID-19 Medical Response Office, which will oversee the implementation of a virus monitoring program on all five Pitt campuses. The program will direct the University’s COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, reporting procedures and isolation and quarantine protocols.

“Tracking this virus will be vital to our response and return to campus in the fall,” said Anantha Shekhar, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine. “Fortunately, Pitt is home to some of the best and brightest scholars in this field—researchers and clinicians from our world-renowned health sciences program—and few universities are better equipped to support the well-being of its faculty,

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