CTSI to have a Salk-a-bration to celebrate and encourage research

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will celebrate Pitt+Me Day with a Salk-a-bration of Research on Oct. 28, the birthday of the late Jonas Salk.

Salk — a Pitt 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 — was born in 1914 and died in 1994.

Those attending the event will celebrate the past and learn more about the future of research, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom.

Come and enjoy a mac-and-cheese bar, birthday cupcakes, free T-shirts and therapy dogs. Meet some of Pitt’s current research teams and sign up for the Pitt+Me registry to learn more about research opportunities and become a participant.

Visitors also can see a research showcase from study teams currently conducting research on campus and the University Archives health sciences display.