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The mission of the Department of Immunology is to discover new mechanisms and pathways of the immune system to enrich human health by combating and preventing disease, enhancing vaccination, and controlling autoimmunity. The department has a mission of training students, post-doctoral fellows, physicians, and other young scientists to be proficient in immunology.

Global Impact

Global Impact

From Jonas Salk's discovery of the polio vaccine in the 1950s to ongoing research on immune system mechanisms and pathways, Pitt immunologists have profoundly improved human health.

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