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OhioHealth Medical Minute: Pittsburgh Tragedy

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No matter where you are in the United States, the tragic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh hurts. 

There are many in central Ohio that know the Pittsburgh area well. Others that know Squirrel Hill very well too, where this tragic shooting took place.

Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas is a neuroimmunologist with OhioHealth Neuroscience. She takes care of multiple sclerosis patients here, but did her residency in Pittsburgh and lived in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

"I lived there for four years doing my neurology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  I chose to live in Squirrel Hill because the community was so kind, a very happy place where you had places to eat, shopping, and the people were great," Dr. Nicholas said.

When she saw the news come across a shooting in a place, she knew so well, and a community she loves, it broke her heart.

"It was so sad, upsetting, and scary to know that something so horrible could happen to such nice people, in a very safe place in our country," Dr. Nicholas said.

We know that the central Ohio medical community is extremely close. Dr. Nicholas says that she knows this community will pull together, and support each other through these dark days.

"I think right now they are banding together.  I'm proud of University of Pittsburgh and the medical staff, it's a great place to receive treatment.  I'm sure they are being extremely helpful to the community, and to the families of those affected.  And the community is really supporting them as well," Dr. Nicholas said.