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Taylor Abel has been named chief of pediatric neurosurgery at UPMC

The Pitt Medicine and Engineering professor was tapped after a national search.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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2 Pitt undergrads completed Pittsburgh Media Partnership internships

Read stories The Pitt News staffers James Paul and Betul Tuncer wrote throughout the fall semester.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Undergraduate students
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A Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center system was selected for the National AI Research Resource Pilot Program

Neocortex is among six elite artificial intelligence computers that will participate in the U.S. program to support AI research and education.

  • Technology & Science
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14 Pitt people earned Year of Discourse and Dialogue funding

Units from around the University will pursue projects that foster open expression and productive conversation.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Lucas Berenbrok was elected as an American Pharmacists Association Fellow

The associate professor in Pitt’s Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is honored for exemplary achievements.

  • Faculty
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt has launched a research partnership with bioMérieux

The French biotech company’s analytical and sequencing team will collaborate with the University’s clinical microbiology and infectious diseases divisions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Global
Magnani

Jared Magnani’s study on education and heart health was published in JAMA Cardiology

The associate professor of medicine’s research found lower education was associated with lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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A Pitt study on substance use among cancer survivors was published in JAMA Oncology

Research by Katie Fitzgerald Jones and Jessica Merlin sheds light on subpopulations of adult cancer survivors who may benefit from efforts to integrate cancer and addiction care.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
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Lara Putnam was cited in the New Mexico Attorney General’s lawsuit against Meta

The professor of history’s article on online child sexual abuse and exploitation is part of demonstrating “flaws in Facebook’s design.”

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Jim Coleman’s book was honored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian

His exploration of Renaissance practices of improvisation and oral poetry, “A Sudden Frenzy,” won the organization’s First Book Prize.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
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2 Pitt Law professors were elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

John Linarelli and Christian Powell Sundquist join a prestigious group — no more than 1% of licensed attorneys with outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.

  • Faculty
  • School of Law
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Jacqueline Ellison’s research was published in Health Affairs

Her study on contraceptive use among Medicaid enrollees could have major health implications for people with disabilities.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Public Health
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The University Library System will host the full collection of Pitt podcast ‘Being Human’

Audio and transcripts of interviews with nearly 70 humanities researchers are available now.

  • Humanities Center
  • Arts and Humanities
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Pitt received a seed grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The University will use the $250,000 award to advance diverse, equitable STEM doctoral programs.

  • Faculty
  • Provost
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Jamie Ducar and Khirsten L. Scott received prestigious community engagement awards

Campus Compact recognized the pair for their efforts in education equity, administration and ethical engagement.

  • Community Impact
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Anthony Grace was awarded a continuation of his National Institutes of Health grant

The Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience is studying adolescent stress as a risk factor for major mental disorders.

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
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Pitt health sciences was recognized for professional development by the National Postdoctoral Association

The schools’ Office of Academic Career Development received a nod from the NPA Pilot Recognition Program.

  • Graduate and professional students
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The STEM Coding Lab was awarded a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pitt students and faculty volunteer with the nonprofit, which strives to provide under-resourced Pittsburgh-area children with essential computer skills.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Technology & Science
The Weitzels

Inspired by their son, the Weitzels advocate for better care for disabled people

The couple, who met at Pitt, created the School of Dental Medicine's Joshua Benjamin Weitzel Fund for Special Needs Dentistry.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Amir Alavi received a National Institutes of Health Trailblazer R21 Award

The assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering will continue his research on metamaterial orthopaedic implants.

  • Faculty
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness