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In a study that expands on previous work, a team led by Pitt psychology professor Michael Sayette found reduced urges to smoke in response to pleasant smells, as well as a connection to memory.

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Walid Gellad, associate professor of medicine and health policy and director of Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, is using machine-learning algorithms to predict who is at risk of opioid misuse and overdose.

Rory A. Cooper, director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at Pitt, is honored with his U.S. Patent and Trademark Office inventor trading card and portrait. He is the first Pitt professor to receive this honor. Other honorees have included Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Abraham Lincoln and Hedy Lemarr, among others.